London is home to billionaires and the world’s most expensive bricks and mortar. The global rich – oligarchs and sheiks, industrial magnates and tech billionaires – have spent the last decade or so vying for trophy homes in the capital, with homes costing more than £100 million.
In a few cases, this price tag has reached the most beautiful property in the home county. This week, property tycoon Christian Candy reportedly sold his country estate to a Middle Eastern buyer for £125 million. The Surrey property, which has a super basement with a car museum, 25m pool, cinema and dance studio, has been quietly available for three years.