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Celebrity areas in London

Let’s not beat around the bush. We all love celebrities; we just can’t help ourselves. For decades we’ve had a fascination with how the rich and famous live, from their current relationships to the restaurants they’re photographed dining in.

With London being one of the most popular cities in the world, it’s no surprise that a plethora of rich and insanely attractive celebs have digs in the capital. But where exactly are they living in London, and how much will you have pay to be able to call one of them your neighbour?

Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a classic celebrity hotspot for those from creative fields such as music, acting, television and about any other platform that elevates them from us. The village atmosphere is a strong draw in Notting Hill; stars such as Stella McCartney, Simon Cowell, Robbie Williams and Elton John have all had a pad in the west London area.

Be prepared to pay a monthly price of around £1,990 for a one bedroom property if you want to rent a home in Notting Hill. A two bed will cost you around £3,180 and a three bed averages £4,560. It’s a little expensive, but you may get to rub shoulders with Simon Cowell at the local coffee shop.

Richmond

Richmond has the very obvious attraction of Richmond Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks. But there is also a host of lavish houses in the area that appeal to the needs of a celeb. Mick Jagger, Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (well, maybe just one of them soon) all have a residence in the TW9 postcode.

The average rent for a one bedroom property in Richmond is around £1,460 per month, while two beds average £1,910. A three bedroom property will set you back around £3,000. These prices are pretty competitive compared to some celebrity areas, especially if it affords you the chance to offer Brad and Angelina some marriage advice.

Hampstead

Another village area, this time located in north west London, just four miles outside of Charing Cross. Hampstead has always been known as an area for the arts, so it’s not surprising that many celebrities have called it their home at some point. They include Sting, Ricky Gervais, Harry Styles, Jonathan Ross, Ringo Starr and a host of well-known footballers.

Hampstead’s one bedroom properties are usually on the rental market for around £1,690 per month, while two beds command an average of £2,740, and three beds average £4,745. Still, it’s a small price to pay to share a restaurant with Harry Styles, right? Plus, Hampstead is relatively small, so you’ll always be going in one direction. Sorry.

Primrose Hill

Primrose Hill isn’t too far from Hampstead, even sharing its NW3 postcode. The area is popular for its quaint houses, tasty restaurants and independent patisseries. Celebs who have called Primrose Hill their home at one time or another include Gwen Stefani, Aaron Taylor-Johnson of Godzilla and Kick-Ass fame, and Kate Moss.

One bedroom properties in Primrose Hill average around £1,910 per month, two beds will cost about £3,115 and three bed properties are around £4,080. Oh, and then there’s the possibility of bumping into Kate Moss for some fashion advice.

Kensington

Known as an affluent area, Kensington is one of the main highlights in west London and features a host of boutique shops, Michelin-star restaurants and swanky nightclubs. Famous residents of Kensington include Kylie Minogue, David and Victoria Beckham, and Nigella Lawson. They all clearly enjoy the delightful period homes in the area.

A one bedroom property in Kensington will set you back around £2,460 per month, two bedroom properties average around £3,920, while three bedroom properties are usually on the market for around £7,000. Hanging around in Kensington means you should be so lucky to see Kylie Minogue and pals.

Highgate

Highgate village has become somewhat of a celebrity magnet in the recent years, acting as a sort of sanctuary for the celeb who just wants to be left alone to get on with it. The mansions in Highgate certainly fit the requirements for those who enjoy high-end living. It’s no surprise that Jude Law, Kate Moss (again), and George Michael have all had homes in the N6 postcode.

Highgate’s one bedroom properties average around £1,500 on the rental market, while two bedroom properties are around £1,990, and three bedroom properties average £3,150. Highgate’s vast open spaces might make it a bit harder to spot a celeb, but if you’re persistent, you may just see Jude Law walking his dog. Does he even have a dog? We’re sure he has a dog. He has a dog.

November 11, 2016 rentonomy Topical