Wait, we thought Monopoly was supposed to be fun. Apparently not… This new board, produced by Weroom, compares the original prices on the board to the average price of renting a room in that area. And yeah, it sucks.
Admittedly, renting the whole of Park Lane for just £350 did seem a little bit too good to be true and as kids you probably didn’t realise how lucky you were scoring a place in Whitechapel for less than two week’s travel on the tube… But there’s still something about this new board that makes us feel a bit queasy.
Namely, Oxford St. Previously, Mayfair was the little rectangle we all aspired to own. Not anymore. In 2015, the average cost of a room around Soho will set you back £1850, compared to the almost meagre in comparison, Mayfair, at £1549.
Feeling depressed? We don’t blame you. In fact, it’s probably more upsetting than the infamous London Underground Rent Map because not only does it confirm that yes, we will never, ever be able to afford to live anywhere near the centre of London, it also sabotages some happy childhood memories of playing a (weirdly capitalist) good old-fashioned board game.