Explore the UK's most expensive home to rent - it has a Hermes bedroom suite

The current tenant paid £3.1m upfront to secure tenancy in the townhouse with a Hermes bedroom suite

The UK's most expensive property, facade of the Mayfair townhouse opposite Hyde Park
(Image credit: Alex Lawrie/ K10 Group)

The most expensive property in the UK has a new tenant- a 24-year -old billionaire's daughter who is paying £1.55 million per year to live in the central London mansion.

The heiress paid £3.1 million to seal her tenancy- the largest upfront payment ever made to let a London home.

The rented mansion Culross House is situated in the elegant Mayfair neighborhood. At £4,246 per night, the tenant can indulge in 8,051 sqft of living space, which includes five bedrooms, a private cinema room, spa complex, a chic bar, and a swimming pool. 

The townhouse also comes with a private garden at the rear, while the garden of London- Hyde Park is adjacent across the road. 

The UK's most expensive property, living room in the Mayfair townhouse

(Image credit: Alex Lawrie/ K10 Group)

The grandeur of the townhouse is emphasized through its exclusive Hermes bedroom suite, glass lift, and a stylish marble entrance hall. The K10 Group, who owns the property, says they designed the interiors to pay homage to quintessential 'Best of British' design and are influenced by prestigious hotels and venues from across the world.

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The UK's most expensive property, Hermes bedroom in the Mayfair townhouse

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The property was the perfect pick for the new renter who was searching for a modern home that was big enough for her boyfriend, housekeeper, and personal security team. She had requested a new-build house in that particular area and wanted to avoid staying in an apartment due to the pandemic. 

The young heiress is a member of a billionaire family who made their fortune in property, fashion, and IT across mainland China and in Hong Kong.

The UK's most expensive property, kitchen and dining table in the Mayfair townhouse

(Image credit: Alex Lawrie/ K10 Group)

You may already recognize Culross House from Sally Lindsay's Poshest Sleepover, the new series on Channel 5, which saw actress and TV presenter, Sally Lindsay, spend a night in the mansion. The heiress' property adviser reportedly sent a video of the episode to her client via Whatsapp, which spurred her to sign the agreement within 24 hours.  

The UK's most expensive property, bathroom in the Mayfair townhouse

(Image credit: Alex Lawrie/ K10 Group)

'K10 Group is delighted to have let Culross House to a fantastic VVIP international family as their Mayfair pieds-à-terre, we hope the family enjoys living there over the next few years,' shared Kam Babaee, Founder & CEO of K10 Group

The UK's most expensive property, entrance to the swimming pool in the Mayfair townhouse

(Image credit: Alex Lawrie/ K10 Group)

Kam continued, suggesting that, despite the record-breaking price tag, the townhouse is 'outstanding value-for-money in comparison to 'the daily cost of renting a 5-star hotel suite in Knightsbridge or Mayfair as it provides 'far more space and private facilities.'

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Megan Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.

Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US whilst studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site.

Megan currently lives in London, where she relocated from her hometown in Yorkshire. In her home, she experiments with interior design trends and draws inspiration from the home decor ideas she observes in her everyday work life. Her favorite pieces include her antique typewriter and her expansive collection of houseplants. When she isn’t writing, she is browsing London’s coffee shops and bookstores to add to her ever-growing library, taking over the open shelving in her apartment.