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Top 10 Celebrity Areas

London remains the country’s celebrity capital, drawn to the city by the presence of the national press, the major broadcasters and a myriad of other factors, according to estate agents polled in a new survey. However, there are other areas notably popular with the rich-and-famous such as Surrey, home to rock star Eric Clapton, and Berkshire, where football presenter Gary Lineker has his main home. See the full list below.

Homeowners looking to profit from celebrity links should pay attention; a full 23% of estate agents also believe that a celebrity in the neighbourhood enhances the value of property, on average by £4,300 per home. 17% of home-owners think that the movement or presence of celebrities can have an effect on property prices and establish trends, according to the survey's findings.

Ten percent believe celebrity glitter could add up to £10,000 to the asking price and eight percent think it could add £10-20,000. Four percent even think that a celebrity neighbour could be worth £50,000 to a property. The survey, for The One account, polled both estate agents and property owners.

Which celebrities live where:

1. London: Kate Moss, Kylie, Madonna, Jude Law, Robbie Williams

2. Manchester: John Thomson (Cold Feet), the cast of Coronation Street

3. Hale, Cheshire: Former home of David Beckham and his family and other Manchester United players

4. Surrey: Phil Tufnell, Chris Evans, Eric Clapton

5. Cotswolds: Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes, Jeremy Clarkson

6. South Devon: Rik Mayall

7. Chelsea: Liz Hurley (pictured left), Chris Evans and Billie Piper, Hugh Grant, Sir Michael Caine, Roman Abramovich

8. North Cornwall: Rick Stein

9. Other Home Counties: Bob Geldolf in Faversham, Posh and Becks in Hertfordshire, and Gloria Hunniford in Sevenoaks, Kent

10. Berkshire: Paul Daniels and wife Debbie McGee, Gary Lineker, Elton John


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property investing
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top 10 celebrity areas
6 up & comming areas
5 signs that an area is up & comming
city types yearn for the country in town
your place in the sun
equity release
planning permissions & extensions
estate agents
rent or buy
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mortgage overpayment
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stamp duty
self build your home
electrical surveys
the cost of moving in
the perfect neighbourhood
council tax
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dream homes
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the worth of uk homes
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