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Topping London House Price Gains, Waltham Forest Beats Kensington

  • Values in northeast borough climb 93% since 2012, Halifax says
  • Capital leads increase in values across all areas of U.K.
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Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Move over Kensington and Chelsea. The area of London that’s seen the biggest jump in property values over the past five years has been Waltham Forest.

According to mortgage lender Halifax, prices in the capital’s northeast borough have jumped 93 percent since 2012 when the city hosted the Olympic Games nearby. That outstrips the 57 percent gain across Greater London, where over the previous two decades, values have more than quintupled.