Ever wondered where London's most expensive homes are and how much they cost? According to recent Land Registry entries, these are the highest priced homes bought in London over the past year and some reasons why they command their eye-watering asking prices.
One Hyde Park, 100, Knightsbridge
Topping the charts as the most expensive property sold in 2018, this prestigious new development sold a flat for a cool £160 million. Being a resident in this luxurious collection of homes offers some exclusive benefits, on top of its prime location. Residents have complete access to Mandarin Oriental services, a 24/7 concierge, a virtual experience room, cinema, spa, and fully equipped gym.
72 Vincent Square, City of Westminster
With iconic landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace a stone's throw away, it's not difficult to believe that this detached home sold for just over £44.6 million. Vincent Square is made up of 324 houses and flats available to buy or let. This prestigious home offers walking distance to an abundance of local amenities, including St. James's Park and central transport links.
Belgravia Gate, Grosvenor Crescent
Belgravia is famously popular because of its location, but its elegant properties make this residential development one of the most desirable addresses in Europe. With luxury amenities a stone's throw away, like Michelin star restaurants and direct transport links, this property hot spot has so much to offer its residents, including 24 hour concierge and security services.
5 Cresswell Place, Kensington and Chelsea
A 5 bed semi-detached house located in one of London's most prestigious neighbourhoods, this home sold for £21.6 million in April 2018. The royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London and yet has the fourth highest population density in the United Kingdom. This affluent area of South West London also sits to the south of the River Thames, from Chelsea Bridge to Chelsea Harbour.
28 Parkside, Merton
Wimbledon Village sits adjacent to the common, and has its own bustling high street that is home to an array of stunning amenities. Being so close to Wimbledon Common can offer an almost rural setting, but during the tennis, the village becomes a star-studded sporting hotspot. Selling at a stunning £15.25 million, this freehold detached house sits in the more historic part of the area. Parkside, which is known to locals as Wimbledon's 'millionaires' row', has an average selling price of £10 million.
18-20 Warwick Square, City of Westminster
Warwick Square was laid out in 1843, and several surrounding buildings within the square are Grade II listed. Rich in history, this square is a premium location with a large number of amazing period conversion apartments. This highly sought-after address is located in the upscale residential area of Pimlico and is surrounded by refined restaurants and bars, and the Tate Britain gallery is also nearby.
18 The Belvedere, Hammersmith and Fulham
Built in 1986, the Belvedere sits on the riverside within the Chelsea Harbour development and offers spectacular views over the Thames, with access to the marina and its yachts and speedboats. These flats benefit from a concierge and private parking, and local amenities a stone's throw away, including a gym and spa and the bustling streets of Fulham and Chelsea.
2 Park Road, Richmond Upon Thames
This massive 6 bedroom detached house sold for £8.5 million in September 2018. Park Road is arguably the finest road in Richmond, already an enviable postcode, and is on the doorstep of the local shops of Friars Stile Road. The Victorian architecture balances well with its modern interiors, and the walled rear garden is unusually large for a Richmond home.
It's important to note that we are using data obtained on Land Registry to compile this list of properties. However, many of London's most expensive homes are not registered with Land Registry, as they are bought by companies and not private individuals.