London is one of the most expensive places in the world to live in. The prices are at an all-time high and show no signs of lowering. Living in London is ridiculously expensive, with the average house costing £550,000. London is notorious for being a very expensive city to visit, and an even dearer place to live. It is so expensive mainly because it is the financial capital of the world. Its markets capture both Western and Eastern time-zones. This allows it to capture capital faster than any other country. The average salary in London is £51,200, with many major multinational companies setting up here. Food and drink in London are famous for being overpriced with prices higher than surrounding UK areas and other European cities. The housing market prices are crazy at the minute with many celebrities living in parts of the city and outskirts. These are the most expensive homes in London that will leave you mind-blown.
One Hyde Park, 100, Knightsbridge
Located in the famous Hyde Park area of London, this apartment block is one of the wealthiest and most secretive residences in the world. It’s the most expensive home ever sold, which Ukranian Rinat Akhmetov paid for in 2010. An average apartment in the block costs around £11,000. It has its own gym, swimming pool and underground car park.
Eaton Square, Belgravia
This townhouse is one of the most expensive on the market and is spread across 4 floors. It was the most viewed property in 2016 and it is not hard to see why. It features a roof terrace, a winter garden and swimming pool in the basement. There are 7 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms with a convenient elevator to take you from floor to floor. Many famous residents have lived here.
Avenue Road, St.Johns Wood
This is becoming the place to buy for the mega-rich in the area of St.Johns Wood. Elite figures from China, India and the UK are snapping up homes on this road. There are a cinema room, gym and swimming pool in this ambassadorial property. It is one of the most sought after properties in North London.
72 Vincent Square, City of Westminster
This is a perfect location that is nearby some of London’s trademark locations like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Vincent Square is made up of 324 houses and flats. St.James Park is also close by as well as many central transport links. This detached home has 4 floors with 6 bedrooms and a swimming pool inside.
Queen’s Gate Place, South Kensington
This is a terraced home that has 6 bedrooms, a gym, spa, swimming pool, library and wine cellar. Its terrace is excellent for late-night drinks with an outdoor fireplace and spacious area giving stunning views. It was built in the 1860s and is furnished in an Italianate style. You have to see this next house.
5 Cresswell Place, Kensington and Chelsea
This two-storey house is a five-bed, semi-detached house located in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This is home to many famous celebrities and sits to the south of the River Thames. It has a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym and swimming pool to name a few.
Lygon Place, Belgravia
This 7 bedroom house has 24-hour security, underground parking, terrace, 9 bathrooms and a lift to get to each floor. It is truly a remarkable dream house. There is also a media room and gym located on the ground floor. The master bedroom has 2 dressing rooms and an ensuite. Take a look at this next one.
Mansion House, Westminster
Mansion House is a spectacular 20th-century building that has a 10-metre swimming pool with a gym and spa. It also has 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 terraces and an 8 person lift. There is certainly no chance of going bored in this house with a games room, a bar, media room and 16 person dining room. Is this your dream house?
Ashberg House, Chelsea
Ashberg House is an incredible contemporary house located in the fancy area of Kensington and Chelsea. It is a five-storey building that contains 5 ensuites, a 43-foot swimming pool and spa. This is a remarkable piece of architecture that is very modern. It was called after a treasure 101-carat Russian diamond.
The Huxley, Hampstead
This 8 room detached house is hidden away from the road behind security gates to guarantee privacy. It has 4 stories with a swimming pool, gym, cinema and bar suite. There is a terrace, courtyard and balcony. The master bedroom has 2 dressing rooms and 2 ensuites.
Still thinking of moving to London? You may need to win the lotto to buy some of these properties that are going for crazy money. They are spectacular houses with some amazing interior that make them dream houses. Maybe one day we can live in them.