The race is hotting up to fill the most expensive plot on Brighton and Hove's Monopoly board.

The Palace Pier, The Grand hotel and the Royal Pavilion are battling it out to secure the top spot, traditionally occupied by Mayfair.

Based on a public poll, the pier has secured 28 per cent of the votes, with The Grand securing 26 and the Royal Pavilion 25.

The Lanes have been eliminated.

The landmark that secures the coveted position will be on sale for £400, with hotels costing £1,000.

Makers of the city's own version of the board game, Winning Moves UK, remain tight-lipped about which landmark may secure the cheapest position, Old Kent Road.

However, they admit receiving nominations for the West Pier.

A total of 33 city favourites will be included on the board, due to go on sale at Christmas.

Celebrity homes may also appear, with Sir Paul McCartney so far winning the public vote.

Nominations should be emailed to