How much for UK's most expensive rental property?


Most expensive rental property in the UK

Rental costs across the UK have gone through the roof. They hit a record high at the end of 2013, and while they have backed off slightly since then, it still costs an average of £745 a month to rent a home in the UK - and over £1,100 in London.

But how much is the most expensive rental property in the country?

£15,000 a week

One pretender to the crown features has been featured in the Daily Mail. Audley House, a Grade II Listed Georgian property, is on the rental market for an astonishing £780,000 a year - or £15,000 a week. The newspaper pointed out that a property like this would cost £125,000 a year in bills too.

For your money you get five bedrooms, four reception rooms, a gym and private walled gardens arranged over six floors in the heart of Mayfair. Extravagant touches include multiple chandeliers, bedrooms bigger than most living rooms and hand-painted silk wallpaper.

£32,000 a week

However, this doesn't take the title. It falls far short of the four bedroom penthouse flat on Park Lane, which is on the market for £32,000 a week - or £138,667 a month. It's in the iconic Sir Edward Lutyens building backing onto Hyde Park, and comes with the sort of trappings you'd expect if you wanted to rent a fully-furnished apartment and money was no object - including 24 hour room service, butlers and maids permanently on call, and use of the in-house Aston Martin Rapide.

£40,000 a week

Then there's the 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 6-reception room home on Brick Street in Mayfair, which is on the rental market with Savills. It comes complete with a swimming pool, games room, cinema and underground parking, at the eye-watering cost of £40,000 a week. That's £173,333 a month - which would buy you a family home in some parts of the country.

£45,000 a week

But the runaway winner, at an astonishing £45,000 a week, is a 5-bedroom penthouse flat in the One Hyde Park development: that's £195,000 a month. The billionaire who rents this will get 5 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms and 6 bathrooms, managed by the Mandarin Oriental. Their accommodation will be stretched over two wings on the top floor, with views over Knightsbridge and the park. Each one of these rooms offers not just the space to swing a cat - but space to rear tigers.

But still, you have to ask, who has the money to blow more than £2 million a year on rent? And isn't there something more worthwhile they could be spending it on?

The most expensive rental property in the UK

The most expensive rental property in the UK