Large numbers of high earners have been locked out of the London housing market, according to an analysis by the Financial Times.

A growing number of boroughs are becoming `no go` areas for middle-class professionals.

20 years earlier, a typical cling-on family could afford to live in Camden overlooking Regent`s Park. Now, the buzz of one of London`s most sought-after neighbourhoods is unattainable, and the most expensive part of the capital to which they could aspire is Redbridge in the city`s less-glamorous north-east.