But it would appear that no matter how much they throw their wealth at estate agents in London, their millions aren’t getting them much in these days of soaring house prices. Estate agents are reporting that homes costing between 50million and 200million are extremely rare – despite people’s willingness to part with huge sums of cash. Homes for the super rich are few and far between, as the capital’s house prices soar David Adams, managing director of luxury estate agent John Taylor, said that the pool of mansions that both met clients’ demands and were within their budget had considerably shrunk, the Guardian reported. For sale or just sold, the 15 seaside homes with a combined asking price of 80million that show the property market is booming again Investment firm London Central Portfolio claims there have only been nine properties sold for more than 20m in London this year. However, these figures exclude those properties bought in the name of a company, a technique used by many overseas buyers, the Guardian reported. As the London property market booms, the capital has been turned inside out over the past decade because the highly-paid are now choosing the gritty inner-city over once-affluent leafy suburbs. All change: This map from property experts show how areas of London have gone upmarket, in red, and downmarket, in blue, in the past decade based on the earnings and professions who live there A map compiled by housing experts shows that the 21st century capital has gone through ‘reverse gentrification’ at a dramatic pace. Based on the professions and salaries of those living there, the red areas show places that have gone ‘upmarket’ and communities that have gone ‘downmarket’ since 2001. Experts from estate agency Savills used socio-economic data from the Office for National Statistics and compared who lived where in 2001 and then in 2011, the latest data available. It reveals the end of the trend where those who could not afford areas like Kensington, Chelsea, Islington and other salubrious areas of Central London headed to the outer edges of the city. The capital saw rises of almost 10 per cent in July, but prices fell in Scotland, Wales and the north of England. London’s house prices are now double those in many areas, and rising faster The latest House Price Index showed values in England have now exceeded the peak in January 2008. But it is almost entirely fuelled by a sharp rise in prices in London and the South East.
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So it’s great to be here with our film,” he told reporters at a media gathering in south-west London. Kapoor takes on the role of street-smart Babli, on the run from two police officers played by his real life mother and father. “Besharam is an attitude. It’s where you listen to your heart and follow it. The tagline of this film means Babli isn’t afraid of getting insulted and he’s not looking for respect,” he said in reference to the film, directed by Abhinav Kashyap. “I’m actually pretty shy in real life. But I guess in front of the camera I focus. It’s very important for an actor to be ‘besharam’ in front of the camera… Unless you express yourself fully you can’t connect with them,” he added. The film is co-produced and distributed by Anil Ambani led Reliance Entertainment and has set its sights on the overseas markets for a box-office boost. “London is extremely important for us.
The key of their continuing success was Maras friendship with Princess Diana who became a regular. The gossip columns speculated that Diana would meet her lovers in Maras apartment but these stories were never confirmed. The rejuvenated San Lorenzo continued to attract crowds because, in some senses, it never moved with the times. Mara was still there to greet guests. The restaurant accepted no credit cards. And though the waiter-led Italian restaurants of old had been replaced in London by trendy chef-driven places such as the River Cafe, San Lorenzo kept its regulars. Mara died a few years ago so I was intrigued when I heard that San Lorenzo would open its first overseas outpost at the Taj Lands End in Bombay. I ate there twice last week and though I was nostalgic for such old favourites of the original San Lorenzo such as the Bagna Cauda and wished they had not destroyed the Escalope Milanese by making it with chicken, it was still nice to think that the spirit of Sixties London was alive and well and living in Bandra. My only suggestion is that they make it less Taj and more San Lorenzo. I would love more informal service and a more casual atmosphere. At any rate, you should go and try it. San Lorenzo is a slice of living history transplanted to a new country. These days, of course, London restaurants tend to be more high gloss. Richard Caring has taken The Ivy and Le Caprice around the world. Zuma is a global brand.