Category Archives: Property

Plans to convert the Trocadero building in Piccadilly Circus, London into a mosque has caused huge controversy from members of the public

Plans to convert the Trocadero building in Piccadilly Circus, London into a mosque has caused huge controversy from members of the public that say a place of worship in an area well known for its nightlife is inappropriate. The Aziz Foundation, a charity that offers educational grants and scholarships to Muslims, has applied for permission […]

Rich Chinese snapping up luxury homes from Singapore to Sydney

Across Asia, wealthy buyers are snapping up top-end properties, in many cases to guard their wealth against inflation and a weakening currency. The rush to add real estate has led to a jump in upmarket housing prices in China, offering some support for the Asian property markets which were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. […]

An eight-storey mansion in St James’s, former home of the matriarch of Coutts (the Queen’s bank) is on the market for £17.75m.

An eight-storey mansion in St James’s, former home of the matriarch of Coutts (the Queen’s bank) is on the market for £17.75m and boasts incredible views of two royal palaces. The Grade II-listed property is one of a pair of black brick houses in Old Queen Street that were built around 1770; the other house […]

Queen’s Mayfair car dealer to become £10m townhouse development

The former Mayfair Jaguar Land Rover car dealership which supplied cars to the Queen and Prince Charles is set to be transformed into a £10 million luxury housing development. Planning officials from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea gave the green light for the RA Creamer & Son showroom site on Drayson Mews to […]

Nancy Mitford’s wartime home in Mayfair is officially on the market for £7.5 million

The Mayfair townhouse that high society author Nancy Mitford called home during the Second World War is on the market for £7.5 million. Built in 1785, the five-storey, three-bedroom property is a modern refurbishment from what it used to be and the extension was inspired by the famous ‘Maison de Verre’ in Paris, which translates […]

The Oberoi Group are set to make their European debut in London’s Mayfair.

The Oberoi Group is set to open serviced residences in London’s Mayfair marking the company’s debut in Europe. The 23-residence property is set to open in 2022 and will be housed within a Grade II listed building close to Hyde Park and The Dorchester Hotel. Aside from the serviced residences, the property will offer a […]

Former Mayfair MI5 headquarters to be converted into 5* Hotel

British property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz has submitted plans to Westminster council proposing to overhaul MI5’s former headquarters in Mayfair and converting it into a private members’ hotel with rooftop bar and restaurant. Leconfield House based in Mayfair served as Britain’s ‘spy-catcher’ base in between 1945 and 1976 and served as headquarters to the British Army during […]

The Ritz London is, per key, the most expensive hotel ever sold

As London went into lockdown at the end of March and businesses shut up shop, The Ritz London was quietly sold for £800m. The Barclay family, which bought the hotel for £75m in 1995, put the five-star Mayfair property up for sale in October last year. The new owner of The Ritz is Abdulhadi Mana Al-Hajri, a […]

Millions of buyers and renters across England resumed their property search within hours of the Government’s relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown

Millions of buyers and renters across England resumed their property search within hours of the Government’s relaxation of the coronavirus lockdown which was imposed on the housing market on March 23rd. Property portal Rightmove have reported 5.2 million visits to its listings on Wednesday May 13. Rental demand also surged, with Rightmove recording the highest number of enquiries in one day since September […]

Introducing Principal Tower

Foster + Partners completed its first residential skyscraper in London, containing 299 luxury apartments. Fifty storeys high, Principal Tower is an architectural landmark of merit on London’s iconic skyline, desirably situated between the City and fashionable Shoreditch. Commensurate with a development of this prestige and importance, there is a 24 hour concierge service, the opportunity […]