The top 10 most expensive counties(Image: MSN - Zoopla)

We're all familiar with the term 'postcode lottery'. Almost every service - from healthcare to education - is greatly affected by the letters and numbers at the end of your address.

And house prices are no different: having a sought-after postcode can add tens of thousands to the value of your property.

Here we take a look at some of the most expensive postcodes in the UK, according to property website Zoopla.

So London properties don't dominate the list, we've chosen to look at one postcode in each of the ten most expensive counties instead.