Fancy living next door to the Queen of England?

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If you’ve always wanted to live right next door to the Queen in London – now here’s your chance. Mind you, it will cost a fair bit of dosh as the tenants of the Buckingham Gate, located right opposite Buckingham Palace, will have to shell out a gob-smacking weekly rent of £35,000 – or £1.8million ($2.3 million) for a year!

Blimey! But don’t worry if you’d prefer to buy instead of rent. You can buy the mansion for just £76.5million (that’s close to $100 million!)

The mansion is a classic white stucco-fronted 19th-century Grade II listed trophy house. Situated directly opposite Buckingham Palace and comprising c.15,845 square feet (1,472 square metres), the townhouse is arranged over seven floors, offering five reception rooms and six principal bedrooms as well as staff accommodation.

No.6 Buckingham Gate stands in the former grounds of the Jacobean mansion, Tart Hall. In 1633 the Hall was purchased by Thomas Howard, the Earl of Arundel, for his wife, Lady Alethea, as a pleasant retreat from Arundel House, near the Strand. By the mid-19th century, a newly laid road ‘Buckingham Gate’ first appeared on the ordnance survey map of 1869, at the same time as the Duchy of Cornwall office, accompanied by the legend ‘Site of Tart Hall.’

If anyone plans on moving in here and needs a roommate that can make a cracking cup of tea, please contact me. Thank you.

Click here to plop down your deposit – or click on the next button to slide through some lovely shots of the place to wet your appetite.

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Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere! This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British blogger, photographer and actor based in the USA. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.

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