The most expensive streets of England and Wales have been revealed by Lloyds – and Richmond has two in the top twenty.

The Green and Ham Common are 17th and 18th place, with average prices of £3.7 million and £3.6 million respectively.

Savills estate agent in Richmond sold Richard Attenborough’s house on The Green for more than £10 million back in 2013.

The actor was known for Jurassic Park, Gandhi, and the original Brighton Rock.

Daniel Hutchins, head of office at Savills Richmond, said: “The Green has got a lot of history – it used to be Henry VII’s jousting ground a long time ago. That amount of history attracts a lot of people.

“You’re very near to probably one of the most picturesque parts of the Thames – it’s got the oldest bridge in London.”

The Green is known for its unique beauty and style, too.

Mr Hutchins added: “Architecturally, The Green is Georgian with Queen Anne in the mix, which is favoured by a lot of period purists. It’s one of the oldest parts of Richmond.

“It’s all very leafy and green, it’s quite idyllic really.”

Demand for property on The Green is dependably high with waiting lists of prospective buyers.

“It’s one of the few areas where people say ‘I only want to be on The Green',” said Mr Hutchins.

For a small flat on The Green, prices start at £1 million but five-bedroom houses can exceed £10 million.

What about Ham Common?

The common in the quiet village of Ham, upstream from Richmond, houses a mixture of modern and Georgian properties.

Mr Hutchins said: “The most expensive houses on Ham Common overlook the duck pond, it attracts people who like the countryside.”