The Hampstead Garden Suburb home of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson has gone up for sale for almost £2 million.

Estate agent Litchfields says that the six-bedroom property at 12 Southway has gone on the market for the first time in 54 years.

Former Labour PM Wilson moved into the house from next door in 1956, living there permanently until his election to Number 10 in 1964.

The current owner, who bought the house from Wilson, is reportedly “reluctantly” parting ways with his “cherished home”.

The property is semi-detached and features a blue plaque dedicated to the former Prime Minister.

Litchfields claims that the home offers a “glimpse into its past”, with period details and intricate woodwork on display.

It comes onto the market priced at £1,999,999 in an election year when polls suggest Labour will return to power for the first time in 14 years.