London is becoming one of the most expensive places to live in the world, often beating Paris (France), New York (USA), Singapore, Zurich / Geneva (Switzerland), Hong Kong, Oslo (Norway), Seoul (South Korea) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
Recently the traditional old-money elite (like lawyers, academics, architects, investors) are being pushed out of central London by an influx of the super rich, also known as UHNW (Ultra High Net Worth) individuals like hedge-fund managers.
The Shard (Southwark near London Bridge station) Along with the Shangri-La hotel, The Shard hosts many events and also has apartments on levels 53 to 65 which offer some of the most stunning views over the Thames and London.
Chelsea (SW3) is a very posh neighbourhood favoured by artists including the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and many others. Its also home to many other super-rich people and Price Harry drinks around there. The average property price is £1.3m and the highest is about £25m.
Kensington (W8) is home to the richest of the rich (Celebrities, entrepreneurs, politicians) at an average price of £1,200 per square foot. It also appeared on the board game Monopoly. Many of the properties have underground swimming pools and a private museum for vintage Ferraris. The average price is £1.8m and the highest price is around £31m.
Knightsbridge (SW7) Harrods (1 Hyde Park - contains a cinema, swimming pool, wine cellar and valet service) is near Knightsbridge Underground station making this a very desirable place to live. The average property price is £1.3m and the highest price is £36m.
Belgravia neighbourhood is one of the wealthiest areas in London and is situated near Buckingham Palace. It's located centrally in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is known for its amazing real estate. Belgravia is easily one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in London.
Notting Hill (W1) It is known as a playground of the rich and famous. The average property price is £1.2m and the highest price is £15m. Notting Hill ws the main theme for a lovely movie of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
West Brompton (SW10) is between Chelsea and Kensington and this makes it a very expensive neighbourhood to live in. Chelsea Football Club is just around the corner. The average property price is £1.1m and the highest price is £6.5m.
Holland Park consists of three tree-lined streets surrounding a public park making it a very lovely place to live. The properties here are some of the most expensive in London.
Mayfair (SW1) is an affluent area in the West End of London in the City of Westminster, between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane. It is one of the most expensive districts in London and the world. Mayfair has included a range of exclusive shops, hotels, restaurants and clubs since the 19th century. Average property prices are about £3.9m and highest estimated at £33m
Chiswick (W4) is an affluent area in the West End of London near Richmond and Sheen. Chiswick is also home to TV presenters Ant and Dec.
Hampstead is an affluent area favoured by artists, media figures and academics. Hampstead Heath has meadows, woodland, swimming ponds and city views from Parliament Hill. Kenwood House is a neoclassical villa with a renowned collection of Old Master art and Open to the public. Georgian buildings and alleyways of quaint Hampstead Village are filled with Boutique shops and upmarket restaurants.
People who live in these areas :-
Kylie Minogue (Singer / Actress)
Bernie Ecclestone (Formula 1)
John Fredriksen (Norway)
Charlene De Carvalho (Heineken heiress)
Simon Reuben (Property)
Stella McCartney (Daughter of Paul)
Elisabeth Murdoch (Daughter of Rupert)