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Photos: Playing full scale London Monopoly

Ride in cabs, earn 'millions' online...
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Ride in cabs, earn 'millions' online...

London has been transformed into a giant Monopoly board for an online version of the game using real taxis as playing pieces. Instead of the top hat or boot to move around the board, players use a London taxi driving around the streets of the capital.

And instead of rolling dice to decide where they land on the board, their movements will be decided by the whims of London traffic.

The London Eye: Will cost you £2.2m to buy in the game – with rent of up to £10.5m when you build a hotel on it.

All photos, Steve Ranger

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The Apple Store, Regents Street: The first Apple store in the UK is on Regent Street, one of the few survivors from the original board game to make it onto the new edition.

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Tate Modern: Home of Britain's modern art collection will set you back £2m to buy in the game.

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The 18 cabs in the game have been fitted with global positioning system (GPS) technology, and every 15 minutes their position on the board is updated according to where their fares have taken them.

So if your cabby picks up a fare taking him to Soho and on the board that property is owned by another player then it's bad news because you'll have to pay up. But of course if another player's cab ends up in an area that you own then you're in the money.

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Congestion at the Bank of England: Rather than rolling dice, players are at the mercy of London’s traffic to make their way around the board.

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Natural History Museum: It costs £1.8m to buy the Natural History Museum in the game – a bargain price for such a choice piece of real estate.

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The City: Tower 42, one of the tallest office blocks in The City. This square on the board will set you back £4m.

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Trafalgar Square: £2.4m to you squire, though the chap at the top of the column might have a thing or two to say about that.

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