You Can Rent This Former Royal Residence In London For $2K Per Night

Looking to get the royal treatment the next time you visit London, England? Then this flat could be your cup of tea. Right now, you can rent a luxurious London apartment that has ties not only to the British Royal family but also to some well-respected names in literature and the fashion world. The penthouse home occupies the top two floors of a gorgeous red-bricked building located on Dunraven Street, which is within walking distance of Hyde Park, right in the hub of London. It has earned itself a Grade II historical status as it has been the residence of Alexander Mountbatten, the grandchild of Queen Victoria, as well as acclaimed writer P.G. Wodehouse who received a royal knighthood in 1975, according to the late author's website.

Also, the late famous fashion designer Alexander McQueen called this apartment home when he purchased the entire building for £2.5 million in 2009, according to Business Insider. He then went on to do extensive redesigns and renovations over the time before his death in 2010. Over the years, it has changed ownership and was actually for sale in 2016 for a reported whopping £8.5 million. Now you can temporarily live in the lap of luxury as the penthouse home can be rented for around £1,500 an evening, which works out to be just shy of $2,000, as per the listing on Domus Stay. Let's see what details await you if you decide to shell out the shillings on this fancy London duplex.

A look outside of the London duplex

Amidst the bustle of the busy city of London is this little slice of Mayfair paradise. Located within walking distance of the Royal Arcade and National Gallery, as well as a plethora of fine dining and places to site-see. This stunning four-story red-bricked building has large french windows and unbeatable curb appeal, according to the rental listing on Domus Stay

Once you whisk yourself past the large wooden doors framed by blocks of detailed concrete and into the entryway, you can take the private elevator up to reach the residence that features a roof-top terrace. The outdoor space is lined with thinly carved and stained wooden slats that are stained in a dark grayish tone. This style of the outdoor area is softened with potted plants and offers plenty of space to make for an ideal spot to entertain guests as well as take in the surrounding views of London. To enter back into the home, you take a walk down the incredibly slick designed spiral staircase that is ensconced in a glass-walled shelter. 

A fine dining room with artistic touches throughout

As you stroll into the gorgeously modern kitchen area, you are met with shimmering stainless steel appliances that are illuminated by the light spilling in through the ivory-colored french windows. These windows open up to an adorable balcony that makes for picturesque views as you sip your morning latte. The crisp white kitchen countertop can seat up to four people comfortably while still offering enough room to throw down a classy cru de te or charcuterie spread. For a fancier dining experience, have a seat at the extended dining room table that is made of crystal-clear glass and seats eight guests, as seen from the rental brochure photos from Domus Stay

The dining room and living room space are decorated with a mixture of industrial meets levity designs. Dark furniture and deeply stained walnut wood flooring are brightened by white high-reaching ceilings and beaming kitchen countertops. A billowing crystal-like chandelier hovers over the dining room table, as mirrored walls make the room seem even larger. Cozy up by the open fireplace as you entertain guests on the spacious couches situated by the large screen television. On the walls hang brightly shaded Andy Warhol-esque pop art that adds an amazing burst of color and balances out the stone grays and dark shaded kitchen furniture perfectly.

Gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms await you in this luxurious London residence

If the excitement of the London nightlife has taken its toll on you and you need space for some pampered rest and relaxation, this two-bedroom and two-bathroom penthouse has you covered. Pop on your softest bathrobe and dreamily doddle over to the master bathroom which completely surrounds you in shades of wispy gray marbled walls and flooring, as per the listing on Domus Stay. Large mirrors help to bounce natural light around the room and illuminate the milky white rectangular sink. After running yourself some hot water, step delicately into the deep bathtub and let the comfortable feeling wash over you.

Each bedroom in this 1,836 square foot home is spacious and brightly light by the large windows. The main bedroom off of the en-suite bathroom features plenty of closet space and offers a serene environment to catch up on some rest. Guests are treated to a cozier bedroom that has a sliding door which leads you to an extra space that can be used as a dressing area or even a smaller home exercise room. So if you are looking to spend your time visiting England in a style fit for royalty, then reserve some time at this beautiful red-brick palace-like penthouse in the heart of London.