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January Celebrity Moves

Tired of your drab home?  Is the commute getting to you?  It’s a new year so time for a new home. There’s nothing like a new home to get the year off to a good start.  It’s not just us mere mortals that thing about fresh digs this time of year but celebrities are on the move, too. Whether it’s a stunning London apartment or a grand house big enough for hosting the extended clan, nothing is too much for today’s celebrities. Here’s the round-up of celebrity homes past, present and future.

Designs on you

Battersea 2
2 Bed apartment in Battersea, SW11

David and Victoria Beckham famously purchased a house in Holland Park around the corner from Robbie Williams and Jimmy Page.  Despite its mammoth proportions, Victoria couldn’t possibly be expected to work from home, hence why she has a separate atelier for her fashion design business. As the business has grown, she needed more space so has moved on from her former design studio in Ransome’s Dock, adjacent to Vivienne Westwood’s fashion house.  The space has now been converted into three flats that are currently for sale for £3.5 million.  Budding fashionistas can rent this apartment nearby.

 

No blue rooms

Paddington
2 Bed apartment to rent in Paddington, W2

Nicole Kidman has finished her lauded run in the stage production of Photograph 51 and has presumably flown back to the US where she lives with her husband, country superstar Keith Urban.  Sources tell us she was living at The Dorchester while she was here but she considered buying a property in London.  She coveted an apartment in Grosvenor Crescent Mews in Mayfair but eventually decided against it as it just wasn’t big enough should her entire family want to stay there.  When she’s next in London, perhaps she should consider renting this more spacious property in Paddington.

 

James Bond’s safe house

Kensington
1 Bed apartment to rent in Kensington, W8

Filming James Bond movies is exhausting work.  Not only are there very intense action sequences but to give the films their quintessential British aura, they’re often filmed in urban locations around London.  It’s not ideal for the actors who often need to retreat back to a luxuriously appointed trailer to rehearse their lines or simply chill out.  Fortunately, these films have big budgets so the producers simply rented a luxury riverside apartment for the actors in central London.  If you’re also needing a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, opt for this luxuriously appointed apartment.

 

Apple of our eye

If you’re one of those people who just has to have the latest Apple products, you could snap up the ultimate design masterpiece: technology designer Ross Lovegrove’s design studio in Notting Hill.  For anyone with £12.5 million to spend, this spacious mews has huge light filled rooms and a stunning spiral staircase that looks more like a helix.  If your budget doesn’t quite stretch that far, this nearby flat is a lot more affordable.

We have a question

Those of you who are old enough to remember the days when Sir Robin Day hosted Question Time back in the 1980s might be keen to learn a flat in his former block in Westminster has just come on the market.  It’s an apt location for the late journalist who famously “changed the relationship between politicians and television” according to his obituary in The Guardian.  The small flat on Victoria Street is in need of some renovation but would make a fabulous pied-a-terre.  If DIY isn’t your thing, consider this nearby flat.

For more property inspiration, take a look at other property to let here

 

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