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The London Monopoly Board

Ah, memories of school holidays past. That’s when the Monopoly board would come out and fill afternoons buying and selling properties with funny names based on an unimaginably posh city faraway. At least that is what it was in my mind.

In Australia we traditionally play the UK version of Monopoly with dollars instead of pounds. On coming to London for the first time, we just had to seek out these places that formed a memorable part of our childhoods. In Monopoly get-up, of course!

Come with us as we journey around London visiting the properties found on the original British board.

Old Kent Road, London

Purple/Maroon Square: Old Kent Road
American version: Mediterranean Avenue

Whitechapel Road, London

Purple/Maroon Square: Whitechapel Road
American version: Baltic Avenue

The Angel Islington, London

Light Blue Square: The Angel Islington
American version: Oriental Avenue

Euston Road, London

Light Blue Square: Euston Road
American version: Vermont Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Pentonville Road, London

Light Blue Square: Pentonville Road
American version: Connecticut Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Pall Mall, London

Maroon/Pink Square: Pall Mall
American version: St. Charles Place

British Version Monopoly, Whitehall, London

Maroon/Pink Square: Whitehall
American version: States Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Northumberland Avenue, London

Maroon/Pink Square: Northumberland Avenue
American version: Virginia Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Bow Street, London

Orange Square: Bow Street
American version: St. James Place

British Version Monopoly, Marlborough Street, London

Orange Square: Marlborough Street
American version: Tennessee Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Vine Street, London

Orange Square: Vine Street
American version: New York Avenue
Why Vine Street was included on the Monopoly board is anyone’s guess. In reality it’s a dead-end that serves as a goods delivery entrance for a hotel. It wasn’t the cheapest of the properties either. But we could smell cookies – that’s gotta add to property value!

British Version Monopoly, The Strand, London

Red Square: The Strand
American version: Kentucky Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Fleet Street, London

Red Square: Fleet Street
American version: Indiana Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Trafalgar Square, London

Red Square: Trafalgar Square
American version: Illinois Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Leicester Square, London

Yellow Square: Leicester Square
American version: Atlantic Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Coventry Street, London

Yellow Square: Coventry Street
American version: Ventnor Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Piccadilly, London

Yellow Square: Piccadilly
American version: Marvin Gardens

British Version Monopoly, Regent Street, London

Green Square: Regent Street
American version: Pacific Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Oxford Street, London

Green Square: Oxford Street
American version: North Carolina Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Bond Street, London

Green Square: Bond Street
American version: Pennsylvania Avenue

British Version Monopoly, Park Lane, London

Now onto the prime positions on the board!
Dark Blue Square: Park Lane
American version: Park Place

British Version Monopoly, Mayfair, London

Dark Blue Square: Mayfair
American version: Boardwalk

British Version Monopoly, King's Cross Station, London

And the stations!
White Square: King’s Cross Station
American version: Reading Railroad

British Version Monopoly, Marylebone Station, London

White Square: Marylebone Station
American version: Pennsylvania Railroad

British Version Monopoly, Fenchurch Street Station, London

White Square: Fenchurch Street Station
American version: B. & O. Railroad

British Version Monopoly, Liverpool Street Station, London

White Square: Liverpool Street Station
American version: Short Line

British Version Monopoly, Jail, London

Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200.
Where “jail” is might not be specified on the board, but we couldn’t resist including it on our adventure. Tower of London it is!

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To gain two entries into the draw, tell us your favourite Monopoly property (could be one listed here or from the version you play) by commenting on this post by 1 December 2013.

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Getting Close To

Sunday 1st of December 2013

This is such a great way to explore London along with that wondrous feeling of nostalgia!

Jessica Korteman

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Definitely! It shows you many different sides of the city too so it's actually a great way to get to know London as a visitor.

Getting Close To

Sunday 1st of December 2013

I love this! What a great way to explore London with the wondrous feeling of nostalgia.

Britt Skrabanek

Saturday 30th of November 2013

Ha! Love these so much! Were people stopping and taking photos of you and your cutesy mustache? : )

Jessica Korteman

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Thanks, Britt! A few people had a bit of a chuckle. Didn't get "papped" as they say here (do you use this term in the States too?), but would like to think we made someone's day. ;)

Caroline Good Mitchell

Monday 25th of November 2013

Hello my favourite London monopoly property is king cross station and my favourite Irish one is Grafton street:-)

Jessica Korteman

Monday 25th of November 2013

Hi Caroline! I'd love to play the Irish version! Do you play with Euros?


Friday 22nd of November 2013

Cute pictures and cute post! I am such an American; only the American version names mean anything to me. But it's interesting to think of those magical squares as faraway places instead of common spots here. And now I want to play with pounds instead of dollars! That would be a hoot.

Jessica Korteman

Monday 25th of November 2013

Thanks, Juliann! You should definitely give the UK version a play! :)

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