On the outside, it still looks like a church, but on the inside, it’s one of the most expensive homes in London’s Knightsbridge, and it’s just round the corner from that famous Harrod’s department store.
Listed now for £50million, the church was built on a plot of land in 1837 for only £300, and it was sold 15 years ago by the Diocese of London.
The private owner then turned it into a four-storey home with seven bedrooms, a sauna, basement swimming pool and a cinema room with a 120-inch screen.
The real stunner is its drawing room in the nave of the church with it’s 42-foot ceiling (shown in the photo).
It’s a ‘temple to modern interior design.’ | Mail Online
Heavy rain and dark clouds dimmed the view from the Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, in the heart of London last Friday.
But never-mind, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, officially opened The View at the Shard with his usual sunny personality and intelligent, witty speech, which ended with the customary ribbon cutting.
More photos at Mail Online.
It’s the 150th anniversary of The Tube in London.
A steam-powered train pulled out of Paddington for the first time in January, 1863.
Before the underground rail system was introduced, the streets of London were jam-packed with pedestrians, horse-drawn carriages, and even livestock.
Photo by Daniel Fernández | flickr
By squeezing four people into the trunk of a Mini Hatch, Dani Maynard and her team managed to break the record for most people crammed in a modern Mini.
They beat the previous world record of 27 by one soul.
In the photo, the happy occupiers of the Mini at Potters Field in London.
Guinness Book of World Records (November 15, 2012)
It seemed like London was the center of the universe in the summer of 2012. The opening of Europe’s tallest building, and the Olympics…
London is buzzing with activity this year, and last night, it’s skies were lit up with light sabers… uh, lasers.
From rooftops, balconies and public spaces, Londoners enjoyed a laser and light show to mark the opening of the Shard on the south bank. It’s now Europe’s tallest building with extraordinary views of a city that seems to be the center of the universe this year.
Next up, the 2012 Olympics.
Photo: Ruaridh Connellan - Barcroft Med / Related Post
The 2012 London Olympics turned out to be a roaring success. They should do it again…
Beach volleyball is one of the most talked-about sports on the Olympic scene owing to its daring dress code.
A cheerleader troupe rehearsed their routines at the volleyball stadium in Horse Guards Parade in London, not far from Buckingham Palace.
It’s raining in the ‘Rain Room’ at The Curve in the Barbican Center in London.
This 100 square meter art installation entices visitors to walk into the field and sensors detect their presence, so as not to get wet.
The exhibition runs through March 2013.
Photo: Oli Scarff - Getty
From the 69th floor of The Shard skyscraper, a woman admires the view of London during a preview day.
The ‘View from The Shard’ opens to the general public on February 1, 2013. Tickets are now on sale for the experience at GBP 24.95 for adults.
Photo: Oli Scarff - Getty
What happens when the St Louis Rams cheerleaders and mascot cross London’s Abbey Road, the crosswalk made famous by the Beatles in their 1969 album cover?
People pay attention.
The Rams are in London to play the Patriots at Wembley stadium this weekend in a regular-season NFL game.
Photo: Dave Shopland
Doing a handstand in London’s Hyde Park, where autumn colors and fallen leaves are beginning to decorate the landscape.
Photo: Peter Macdiarmid - Getty
From when it was fashion week in London (not that long ago).
Photo by Yvan Rodic
Why so happy? This jubilant young woman was the first person to emerge from Apples Regent Street store in London with her new, shiny iPhone 5.
A British Airways Airbus flies over the Queen Victoria memorial and Buckingham Palace as part of the largest victory parade ever in London.
The words ‘Thank You’ were painted on the aircrafts underbelly.
More than 1 million Londoners lined the streets to cheer and wave on the UK’s Olympics and Paralympics athletes.
“The store is OPEN. The books will see you now.”
“(Actually, for the sake of accuracy, the store’s been OPEN for almost 45 minutes now.)”
- Waterstones Oxford Street (@WstonesOxfordSt)
One effective strategy for businesses in this digital age is to have an entertaining social media presence, and the staff at Waterstones in Oxford Street, London (“the one opposite Selfridges”) do this really well.
The staff “don’t get paid any extra for it but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying it.”
The Twitter posts are so humorous and delightful, you feel compelled to visit the store whenever you’re in London.
“You could even buy a book, that’d be nice.”
Photo by Mélanie | flickr
No, it’s not the shot put at the Olympics, but a moon shot over the Tower Bridge Olympic rings in London.
From Full Moon Rises / Luke MacGregor - Reuters