Albany was built for the 1st Viscount Melbourne before being turned into “sets” — studio flats — for London’s aristocratic bachelors in 1802. Famous residents have included Lord Byron, Aldous Huxley, JB Priestley, Love Actually film star Bill Nighy (pictured) and Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.
£311 a week
You no longer have to be a bachelor to live at the prestigious 18th-century former Piccadilly mansion, so women can apply for the rare chance to rent a set. Dexters Mayfair is marketing one for £311 a week including bills. Tenants must be vetted by Albany’s board of trustees.
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Love Island winners Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham have settled into their new home at the 21 Wapping Lane scheme in E1.
Next best thing
With a communal gym, hydro pool and cinema on site, plus views over Canary Wharf from their balcony, it may not be the Love Island villa but it is the next best thing for fans of the show’s favourite contestants.
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Beckhams £11m profit
David and Victoria Beckham have sold their six-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion for £25 million. Not bad — they paid £13.8 million 10 years ago.
Palatial Beverly Hills house
With a broad terrace and palm trees in 11,497sq ft of grounds, it has a cinema, music room, huge library and luxurious swimming pool.
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Beatles boutique flats
The register office where Pattie Boyd and George Harrison married in 1966 has been converted into a boutique scheme of 12 flats, now for sale.
Epsom register office
The former Epsom and Ewell Register Office, a Grade II-listed mid-Georgian residence with soaring ceilings and period charm, has had a sensitive makeover.
Live like an apprentice
If watching Kayode Damali, and the other contestants in Lord Sugar’s The Apprentice makes you wish you could live in the kind of house they call home during the TV series, you can… for £6,500 a week.
The £13 million Victorian villa near Portobello Road that featured in the last series is for rent.
At home on the Hudson
Avengers star Scarlett Johansson is thought to have snapped up a palatial four-bedroom home in Palisades, New York, for £3.03 million ($4 million).
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Palisades, New York
Covered in ivy, the home has wrought-iron balconies, gardens and a pool overlooking the Hudson river. It spans 4,000sq ft and sits on a plot of just under an acre.
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Landlords of your local
David Beckham and film director Guy Ritchie recently bought The Walmer Castle pub in Ledbury Road, Notting Hill — and here’s a chance to make it your new local.
This beautiful mews house just 300ft away is for sale with Marsh & Parsons at £2.75 million. Spread over four floors, there are three bedrooms and fabulous entertaining space.
Bradley Cooper has bought a £10.2 million townhouse in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
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Mad for Manhattan
The five-floor house has six bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s a big, private garden and a 1000-bottle wine cellar.
The location of the block of flats where hit Channel 4 social media-fuelled reality show The Circle was filmed was kept secret throughout the series, which ended on Monday with contestant Alex Hobern (pictured) declared the winner.
TV set home
Now we can reveal it was Fizzy Hayes, a rental-only block at the Old Vinyl Factory, record company EMI’s former west London production plant.
A selection of flats used in the show is now available. There is a communal party room, a rooftop terrace and a garden podium deck that featured often in the show.
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has relisted his Kentucky horse farm for sale after price cuts of £1.4m.
Horse capital of the world
Originally listed in December 2016, it’s now for sale for £1.2m. There’s a six-bedroom main house, guest house and two huge barns containing 12 stables.
Last year, Depp’s portfolio managers turned down an auction bid of just over £1m for the estate from American radio personality Rick Dees.
Pop singer Demi Lovato has taken £383,000 ($500,000) off the asking price of her Hollywood Hills home.
The luxury four-bedroom house has an infinity pool, games area, cinema and terrace overlooking LA. It was originally listed at £7.2 million ($9.5 million).
Famous as the place records for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd were made, The Boiler House was the headquarters of EMI in its rock ’n’ roll heyday. It has since been revamped into an industrial style set of boutique apartments.
The Modern House has two-bedroom flats for sale for £460,000. They qualify for the Help to Buy scheme so this could be an opportunity to invest in a home with a glittering history at a fraction of the usual price.
Keeping up with Kylie
Kylie Jenner, arguably the savviest of the Kardashian/Jenner crew, has sold one of her collection of Hollywood homes.
LA real estate
The cosmetics guru, who with rapper partner Travis Scott welcomed their first child, a daughter called Stormi, in February, got £5.1 million for the six-bedroom mansion in four prime LA acres.
In the ring
Boxer Amir Khan is once again trying to sell his six-bedroom mansion in Bolton.
The indoor swimming pool has a mosaic of a boxing glove with the initials AK in the bottom.
A Shoreditch penthouse where Robbie Williams filmed his latest music video is available to hire. The singer and X Factor judge is seen in the bedroom and the shower room in Mixed Signals.
It’s a 2,500sq ft penthouse, with a hot tub on the terrace, outdoor kitchen and views of the Gherkin and the Shard.
Nicole Kidman has a second chance to buy her Belgravia dream home. The Big Little Lies and Golden Compass actress came close to buying a house in Grosvenor Crescent Mews in 2008…
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…but plans changed when she became pregnant with daughter Sunday Rose. Now the four-bedroom home is listed with Hamptons for £9.15 million.
Sold LA home
Former Charmed actress and women’s rights activist, Rose McGowan, who has been at the forefront of the #MeToo movement, sold her £1.5 million home in LA to pay her legal bills against former film producer Harvey Weinstein.
McGowan has since moved to the UK and is renting a flat in Mayfair. A recently renovated one-bedroom flat is for sale close to her current rental home, with a guide price of £885,000 through Dexters. The small but smart flat would be a fab first rung on the London property ladder.
Mel B has reduced the asking price of her Hollywood mansion by £458,000 to £4.49 million.
Cutting old ties?
The Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge put the property on the market after her divorce last December from TV producer Stephen Belafonte. Mother-of-three Mel paid £3.3m for the place in 2014 so if she achieves the new asking price she still stands to make a good profit.
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Keira loves London’s White House
One of London’s most lavish homes, where Keira Knightley starred in a Vogue Italia photo shoot, is available to hire.
The actress is among a string of A-listers to appreciate the palatial rooms, marble halls, gold cornicing and opulent chandeliers of The White House and its tranquil gardens in W5. For a truly fabulous private event, it can be hired out exclusively via Shoot Factory.
Filming is under way for the fourth series of Grantchester, starring James Norton, which is due to air next spring. Based on the novels of James Runcie, the ITV drama is set in the picturesque Cambridgeshire village of the same name.
Grade II-listed cottage
Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed the Grade II-listed cottage in the high street, where Norton is often seen hurrying along in the show as crime-solving vicar Sidney Chambers. Despite its TV profile, the two-bedroom home is a bargain in a spot where the average house price is about £1 million. It’s up for auction on September 19 through Cheffins, with an estimate of £295,000.
A fave with A-listers, including singer Paloma Faith, celebrity hotel 40 Winks in Mile End, E1 is for sale.
Interior designer David Carter’s four-storey Queen Anne micro boutique hotel is so micro it has only two guest bedrooms. Now, his cherished project is for sale as a four-bedroom private residence through KFH at £2 million.
When good neighbours…
The apartment directly below President Donald Trump’s home at Trump Tower in New York is for sale at a staggering £18.9 million.
The duplex for sale has five bedrooms and 14ft ceilings. The US President is said to prefer his apartment in the 58-storey block to the White House for a good night’s sleep so the sale poses a pressing security question because of the proximity to Trump’s penthouse.
Annie’s new pad
Annie Lennox has just bought one of the coolest houses in LA: a meticulously restored Sixties modernist pavilion by American midcentury architects Conrad Buff and Don Hensman.
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The British singer paid £3,375,000 for the three-bedroom home which has vast floor-to-ceiling windows, a super-minimalist kitchen and an infinity plunge pool.
Warren Buffett – the world’s third richest man, with a fortune of £67billion – is selling his California beach house.
The investor bought the retreat for £121,000 in 1971 and listed it for £8.8million early last year. It”s now on the market for just over £6million after a sizeable reduction.
After 12 happy years Meryl Streep is selling her New York City penthouse for £19 million. The Mamma Mia! star bought the four-bedroom flat in Tribeca for £7.8 million.
As befits a superstar, the exclusive home has a skylit entrance gallery and a wraparound terrace with views over Manhattan.
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