11 of the most expensive homes you can buy in London right now
Living in London is ridiculously expensive, with the average cost of a house in London priced at over £550,000.
But have you ever wondered what the most expensive houses in the British capital cost?
To find out, Business Insider asked several estate agents in London — from high-street property agents like Foxtons to luxury realtors like Harrods Estates — for the priciest homes they are offering on the market.
Unsurprisingly, the capital's costliest residences cost millions of pounds, are almost all centrally located, and boast luxurious features such as swimming pools, cinema rooms, and, in one case, a levitating dining table.
From an end-of-terrace house to a luxury penthouse at the top of a skyscraper, here are some of the most expensive homes on sale in London.
11. Beau House, St. James's, SW1
This three-bedroom penthouse sits at the top of Beau House, a boutique residential development comprised of eight apartments in central London. The 4,000 square-foot penthouse, decorated by the designer Oliver Burns, covers two floors and has its own private roof terrace with phenomenal city views. 10. York Terrace
12 East, Regent's Park, NW1
This lavish third-floor flat screams opulence, with nine bedrooms, a wood-panelled study, and four reception rooms, each furnished with somewhat garish period details. At least, the flat looks right over Regent's Park.
9. Egerton Crescent, Knightsbridge, SW3
This four-bedroom property may be in a central location but you wouldn't know it looking out of the window, with a garden and conservatory at the rear of the house as well as "leafy views" of trees at the front.
Inside, there are three reception rooms and four bedrooms, including a master bedroom that takes up the entire second-floor with a walk-through dressing room, ample wardrobe space, and a marble bathroom.
8. One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, SW1X
For a little under £19 million, you can live at one of the world's most iconic addresses: One Hyde Park. Next door to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, tenants of this fifth-floor apartment will have hotel-level amenities with a gym, swimming pool, underground parking, and concierge.
The two-bedroom property has three bathrooms and three reception rooms, and show-stopping views of Hyde Park Corner, Sloane Square, and Brompton Road. Even Harrods is visible from the window.
7. Herbert Crescent, Knightsbridge, SW1X — £20 million
Also close to Harrods, this luxurious, mock-Tudor home is so large that it has a passenger lift to allow easy access between its six floors which encompass seven bedrooms, a kitchen furnished with Poggenpohl cabinets, a private patio, and swimming pool.
6. Hanover Terrace, Regent's Park, NW1
Designed by the architect Sir John Nash, this Grade I-listed terrace is in a coveted location in North London, looking right over Regent's Park.
As well as a mews house with beautiful views over Regent's Park, the house features a master bedroom with a dressing room (one of seven bedrooms in total), six bathrooms, a sleek dining room, and garden.
5. Lygon Place, Belgravia, SW1W
You'll need to get through security gates to reach this swanky Edwardian house, which has seven bedrooms (including a master and second master room), seven bathrooms, four reception rooms, a "media room," a kitchen and family area.
Perhaps its best feature is the master bedroom, which is so spacious it has two dressing rooms and an ensuite bathroom.
4. South Bank Tower, Southwark, SE1
Set across the 39th and 40th floors of the South Bank Tower, this penthouse is a stylish place to live — if you're not afraid of heights.
Furnished by Design Haus Liberty's Dara Huang, the apartment includes a double-height living room, floor-to-ceiling windows, a levitating dining room table, and an inside-outside water feature that connects the interior to a private garden terrace.
3. Queen's Gate Place, London, SW7
Property seekers with £35 million in the bank can live in a charming terraced home in South Kensington built in the 1860s. The first house in the country to be decorated by the designer Armani Casa, the six-bedroom, Grade II-listed residence is furnished in a dramatic Italianate style.
Highlights include a library, cinema, spa, gym, and wine storage room, as well as an enclosed rooftop terrace with an outdoor fireplace.
2. Avenue Road, St. Johns Wood, NW8
For £40 million, you could buy an 11,157 square-foot ambassadorial property in North London, located a short distance from Primrose Hill and Regents Park.
As well as seven bedrooms and six bathrooms, whoever buys this house will get access to a swimming pool and gym studio. There's also a cinema room, so the proprietor will never have to sit in a crowded auditorium again.
1. Eaton Square, Belgravia, SW1W
Spread across four floors, this Grade II-listed townhouse is the most expensive property on the market in our selection. The hefty price tag will give buyers seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, three reception areas, a drawing room, a winter garden with retractable roof, roof terrace, and more.