One of the most expensive cities in the world, London is home to some of the priciest properties on the planet. Over the past few years, prices have risen dramatically, pushing some luxurious homes well over the £100m mark. To give you an idea of what your millions could get you on the London property market, we took a look at the five most expensive properties ever sold in the capital.
One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, £140m
In 2010, a six-bedroom apartment in Knightsbridge development One Hyde Park became the most expensive residential property ever sold in the capital when it was snapped up for a jaw-dropping £140m. The property is set over two-floors and boasts bullet-proof windows, a panic room and panoramic views across London. The monthly service charge, which runs into the tens of thousands, gives residents access to an expansive gym, an exclusive spa and even a private cinema.
One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, £136m
The One Hyde Park development was always aimed at the super wealthy so it’s no real surprise the address occupies the top two spots on our list. Sold for just £4m less than its neighbour, this three-story penthouse was purchased in 2011 for £136m. The property comes complete with a wine cellar, access to room service from the neighbouring Mandarin Oriental and a host of other luxurious amenities.
8 St James Square, City of Westminster, £115m
Until One Hyde Park shattered the capital’s property ceiling, the priciest property sold in London was 8 St James Square which was purchased off plan for a staggering £115m in 2008. Just a stone’s throw from Green Park, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace, the penthouse apartment occupies one of the most exclusive addresses in the capital.
Doughty House, Richmond, £100m
Although the price of the final sale is unconfirmed, Doughty House in Richmond could well be the capital’s fourth most expensive residential property. Originally built in 1796, the eight-bedroom house comes with an 18-seater cinema, a dining room with space for 200 guests and 48 chandeliers. It went on the market earlier this year for an impressive £100m.
Four-Bed Flat, Knightsbridge, £90m
According to the UK Land Registry, one of the most expensive residential sales ever recorded was for a four-bed flat in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge. The penthouse property was purchased by Capital FM owner Ashley Tabor for a cool £90m. Tabor plans to knock through to the neighbouring flat in order to create a 10-bed super home for his family to enjoy. To give you an even better idea of just how pricey this purchase was, the stamp duty alone would have come to £13.5m, enough to buy around 60 average UK homes.
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