Due to the diverse nature of Prime Central London neighbourhoods there is no one nationality currently dominating the super prime property market. However, we are currently seeing an increasing number of Brazilian and American buyers looking to purchase in Belgravia and

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Developers of luxury property are having to go the extra mile to stand out from the crowd and achieve good sale results in the market. The competition is strong, and no long is just good enough to have concierge style services, car parking and a swimming pool complex in the

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Despite seeming like a relatively straightforward process any property investment should be as well calculated as any other form of investment. There are pit-falls and blind corners everywhere, the most important thing to do is speak with an expert who knows about the London

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Whilst wine rooms are unlikely to add value on their own, they do add appeal and are a tick box for UHNWI buyers when they are looking for properties.

The UK Government is currently being lobbied by a number of landlords and real estate agencies to reduce stamp duty over £1.5M, to unlock the market. Who knows when the decision on stamp duty will be reversed – some are staying not until 2017, but until taxes are reduced, the volume of

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Over the past 30 years, Zaha Hadid has focused on challenging boundaries to forge new architectural ground. This dedication to evolution and change is reflected in her work, which comprises a

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The penthouse is  the ‘crowning glory’ for any development in that developers use them as the showstopper to set the tone and attract buyers. Most developers will make sure that a penthouse is the standout apartment and will be careful to keep it in-keeping with

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The grand white stucco mansions of London commonly found on Holland Park, Eaton Square and Chester Square in London attract some very high end rentals.

Prices of £1,000,000 per annum have been achieved in some streets with tenants coming from Italy, the Middle East, UK and Russia.

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“Following the election result, the £1 to £5 million market was somewhat subdued in contrast to the wishful thinking hype of many.” says Alex Newall, Managing Director of Barnes Private Office. “In reality, when you look at the figures, it usually takes time for the market to adjust and a

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“My favourite London square is Chester Square in Belgravia." says Alex Newall,  Managing Director of Barnes Private Office. "Not only are you surrounded by beautiful stucco homes but you have Elizabeth Street with its boutique shops around the corner.

This week the world’s most famous horse racing meeting is taking place at Ascot, 25 miles west of London. Royal Ascot is undoubtedly the UK’s most glamorous sporting event with its heady mix of royalty, fashion and high society.

…but did you know?

The 2015 global order book reveals that the overall length of superyachts is on the increase, yachts are getting considerably larger. Demand for pedigree, North European shipyards is high with a record number of yachts in build over 100m in length.

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