April 15, 2004

Expensive House

Yes, the new dance craze sweeping the nation, known to it's followers as 'Expensive House' is going down a storm on Kensington Palace Gardens.
OK, I confess, this article is about an actual house, which is expensive, so not nearly as exciting as a new dance craze. Never mind, as Nirvana once said.
The reason I bring this up, is that I recently paid a visit to the most expensive house in the world, which is 10 Kensington Palace Gardens. Well, I didn't actually visit the house, it's more like I just stood outside and looked at it. Security was tight, and I don't think they would have let me in, even if I said I was doing some investigative journalism.
The whole street is closed to traffic, and lined with a bunch of mansion type houses, which to be frank, all look pretty much the same. Between the mansions are scattered a few embassies, the most noticeable being the Israeli one, which has an extra security cordon, police with big guns, and a 'no photographs' sign.
There is, however, a building at number 8, which can only be described as an 'ugly monstrosity'. It looks like a 60's job centre, only a little bit more sinister. I was surprised upon my return, to find out that it was a prisoner of war interrogation centre, known as the London Cage. This may explain it's semi-sinister appearance, and it certainly looks out of place compared to the other buildings.
I wonder how much it's worth...

Posted by paul at April 15, 2004 03:06 PM