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New London palace for Roman Abramovich

Abramovich homeRoman Abramovich, Chelsea FC owner and the world’s 15th richest man, has been quietly buying up apartments in a  Georgian mansion in Kensington, West London. As of today, the Russian oil tycoon will own the entire building and will begin work on turning it into  a £150 million palatial home – a sum that is  almost double the current record ( £80m)  for a house in the UK. As well as having 8 bedrooms, there will be a pool, cinema, sauna,  huge garage and even a block of apartments for the staff. John Simpson & Partners – known for work at Buckingham Palace and Prince Charles’ Poundbury village in Dorset – have been given the responsibility of overseeing the conversion.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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