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Where are London's most expensive homes?

By Daisy Mason

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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.

The Knightsbridge Apartments, Knightsbridge

Harrods department store, Knightsbridge

£90 million

Topping the charts as the most expensive property ever listed on the Land Registry, an apartment in super-exclusive The Knightsbridge Apartments was sold for £90 million last year. It has one of the most sought-after addresses in the capital close to Hyde Park and Harrods and the building - situated just next to the Bulgari Hotel - has everyday valet parking for residents, a spa and private landscaped gardens.

Phillimore Gardens, Kensington

An aerial view of Holland Park, with Phillimore Gardens on the east side

£37 million

Parallel to Holland Park, Phillimore Gardens is a dream address for buyers looking for a family home in London. It's a celebrity who's who in this neighbourhood, with famous residents including the Beckham's, Robbie Williams and Simon Cowell. And this doesn't come as a surprise, as the houses in the area - like the eight bedroom one that sold for £37 million last May - are some of the grandest villa-style homes in the capital.

The Vale, Chelsea

View of King's Road close to The Vale

£24.2 million

With Fulham Road at one end and King's Road at the other, a Chelsea address like The Vale doesn't get much better than this. At the beginning of 2017, a buyer secured a detached freehold house here for £24.2 million. However, a property of this size in the area is hard to come by, as most period homes like this have been divided into apartments over the years -- which is why the property fetched such a generous asking price.

Hans Place, Knightsbridge

Hans Place and the gardens

£22.8 million

Hans Place is an exclusive garden square just a stone's throw from Harrods and the designer boutiques on Sloane Street, and is home to a number of embassies. An apartment set within a new boutique development overlooking the gardens recently sold for £22.8 million - the price reflects the demand for properties in this neighbourhood and the luxurious finish achieved by high-end architects and designers, Finchatton.

77 Mayfair, South Audley Street, Mayfair

Coat of Arms above Purdey's, a gun and rifle shop that has been here since 1882

£21.75 million

77 Mayfair is a sought-after development built in 2016 overlooking The Dorchester Hotel and located at the quieter end of South Audley Street – where you'll find designer boutiques and restaurants filled with famous faces. Here, one of the apartments was purchased last year for £21.75 million and another in 2016 for £22.8 million. One of few new developments in the area, contemporary homes like these are in high demand.

Chiltern Place, Chiltern Street, Marylebone

View of Chiltern Street towards Marylebone Road

£21 million

Home to renowned celebrity spot Chiltern Firehouse and high end independent shops and eateries, Chiltern Street is an oasis of calm in the midst of Oxford Street, Baker Street and Edgware Road. Chiltern Place is a new luxury addition to Marylebone Village and at 15 storeys high, it's considerably taller than almost every building in the vicinity. As mentioned before, new developments like these are few and far between in central London and meet the demands of many foreign buyers purchasing in the capital.

Old Church Street, Chelsea

The Pig's Ear on Old Church Street

£18.75 million

Parallel to previously mentioned The Vale, Old Church Street is typically elegant of the Chelsea area and home to beautiful red brick properties, such as the end-of-terrace house that recently achieved a sale price of £18.75 million here. The home is arranged over three storeys and has a private garden, but is most easily recognised by the clock mounted on the exterior - which gives it the name the 'Clock House'.

One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge

The exterior of One Hyde Park

£18.5 million and £18.25 million

Designed by world-renowned property developers the Candy brothers, One Hyde Park is one of the most talked about and exclusive contemporary developments in London. It is thought that one of the penthouses sold for £140 million after it was completed in 2009, however this sale isn't registered on Land Registry. However, two sales of the luxury apartments were recorded in 2017 for £18.5 million and £18.25 million.

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.

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