Few things cheer up a Londoner like having a celebrity for a neighbour. Not all celebrities bring such a lift to their neighbours’ lives, however. Some turn their elegant terraced houses into paparazzi-proof fortresses. Despite this, the capital would undoubtedly be duller without them.
Celebrities Flocking to London
Drawn by London’s unique culture and its apparently invincible property market, celebrities continue to flock the capital. In fact, Tom Cruise was reported to be eyeing up a home in the city last August. According to reports circulating the US at the time, the actor has narrowed his search to two areas: Notting Hill and St John’s Wood.
Celebrity Homes in London
Damian Lewis and his wife Helen Mc Crory, and Bill Nighy are residents in Tufnell Park. Once a poor relation to the home of Lord’s, the previously low-rent area has changed beyond recognition and is now regarded as the funkier address.
After living in East London for more than a year, Keira Knightley is selling her four-bedroom Georgian townhouse just off Commercial Road, however. The Oscar-nominated actress has decorated the property in what estate agents in East London like to call an eclectic style. According to a London-based celebrity property reporter, Keira Knightley and her husband James Righton listed the property with East London estate agents with an asking price of £3,000,000.
With London’s culture and property market, celebrities are flocking to the capital. This means that the city is as popular as it gets.