Ever wondered what is behind those high brick walls and fences in one of the most exclusive addresses in London? Our journey takes us to the upmarket neighbourhood of Kensington – the affluent district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Sitting on West End of central London, it’s home to the most expensive real estate in the city.
It is here where you can expect to spot some of England’s social elite, top celebrities and the official residence of the Royals. The area is also home to one of the most expensive streets on the planet.
Don’t believe us? The average price of a pad on the billionaire row is estimated at £33 million!
With that in mind, here is a glimpse of some of the most luxurious (and expensive!) homes of the rich and famous in Kensington.
We can’t start of the list without making mention of one of the most famous residences in Kensington. Kensington Palace is the official residence of the Royal Family and is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The property dates back to 1605 and, features 20 state rooms which are open to the public for tours. The interior features a grand staircase and, royal memorabilia can be seen throughout the palace.
Since you may never get a full tour of Kensington Palace, you can take advantage of being part of the London Premier Kensington Club, which allows you to book a stay at one of their luxury properties located near the most exclusive addresses in England.
Home of Roman Abramovich
Sitting at number 17 of this prestigious street you will find the £90 million mansion that belong to Chelsea FC club owner, Roman Abramovich. The 20,000 square ft home has been granted permission for further extension and features an entertainment area and a subterranean swimming pool. The building that was once the Russian embassy has been converted into a private residence of the football mogul.
Wang Jianlin home
The richest man in China also calls Kensington home. The £80 million pad features state-of-the-art finishes with 10 bedrooms and was once the official residence of the Nigerian Commission and previously occupied by Leonid Blavatnik.
Sultan of Brunei Residence
House number 20 is the house Hassanal Bolkiah. The Sultan is currently the richest man on the planet and, is said to have a combined nett worth of £30 billion. His Kensington home is one of many, and the house was once used by the Commission for European Communities.
Lakshimi Mittal’s home
The steel magnet is the proud owner of one of the most expensive properties in the world. The elaborate mansion that sits on Kensington Palace Gardens, features 12 bedrooms, a swimming pool, and Makrana marble. The Palazzo style home was built in 1854 and it is estimated to be worth well over 70 million.
Tamara Ecclestone Manor
This Playboy model makes her way to the list by owning a 55-room mansion that features all the amenities a girl (or guy!) could ask for. You will find a private nightclub, crystal bathtub, beauty salon and dog spa.
Keen to live like the rich and famous? Better start saving!