THE ISRAELI EMBASSY IN LONDON AND ALL THE ZIONISTS SPYING FOR ISRAEL IN CENTRAL LONDON
LIVE IN THE MOST VALUABLE CHUNK OF REAL ESTATE IN THE WORLD, OR SO THEY CLAIM.
THE EMBASSY ALSO OVERLOOKS KENSINGTON PALACE WHERE THE FUTURE MONARCH OF BRITAIN ON OCCASION
RESIDES. ISRAEL AND ITS EVIL TENTACLES OF POWER SITS RIGHT AT THE HEART OF BRITAIN'S GOVERNMENT
AND OVERSEES THE BRITISH MONARCHY WHO ARE A DYNASTY THAT HAS BEEN HANDPICKED TO RULE THE BRITISH
EMPIRE WITH ISRAELI INTERESTS INCLUDING THE FREEMASONIC SATANIC NETWORK THEY TOTALLY CONTROL.
The secrets of London's £2.5 billion street
It is arguably the most valuable chunk of real estate in the world. Were all the huge mansions which make up the leafy street of Kensington Palace Gardens and Palace Green — which runs between High Street Kensington and Notting Hill Gate — to come on the open market, the values would total a staggering £2.5 billion.
That does not, of course, include the Palace itself, which is not for sale. Were that to change, it would add a further billion at least to the total.
Moreover, KPG is unlike the over-hyped and overpriced new developments in, say, Dubai, which have recently come crashing down, and some projects in London which have ground to a halt or closed their marketing suites. Properties here will always command world-beating prices for what will always be world-class buildings in a unique location.
Mark Twain once said: “Buy land, they're not making it any more.” Kensington Palace Gardens, laid out in 1843 on part of the grounds of Kensington Palace, is lined with buildings by the most famous architects of the age, including Decimus Burton and British Museum designer Sydney Smirke. The buildings at the northern end are mostly Italianate, while those at the southern end tend to be Queen Anne style. Most of the original mansions are listed and the whole street is lit by Victorian gaslight-style streetlights that could have come off a Mary Poppins set.
As the buildings are on the palace's grounds all the freeholds belong to the Crown Estate. Due to the presence of high-profile terrorist targets such as the Israeli and Russian Embassies, both ends of the street have gates and checkpoints and a heavily armed — if discreet — police presence, mostly Diplomatic Protection Group officers. Some of the buildings also have crash barriers.
As a result, what is a wide central London road enjoys very low traffic volumes. Throughout the 20th century a large proportion of the houses were occupied by embassies and ambassadors' residences, and most of them still are. Those that fell vacant over the period have been renovated by the Crown Estate and sold to private buyers on long leases — and at astronomical prices.
The palace itself fronts the southern part of the street on the eastern side but is well set back. It was most famously the former home of Princess Diana, and is still the residence of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Other parts of the palace are open to the public and it is a venue for historic exhibitions. Plans by Historic Royal Palaces for improving the landscaping and the gardens have recently been approved.
Jonathan Hewlett, of agents Savills, says: “This is an address that provides a street of detached private mansions within a very secure environment close to Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens. It has, in the past decade, become the most prestigious residential address in central London for the richest billionaires from all over the globe.”
Ed Mead, of agents Douglas & Gordon, says: “The property market in London in general may be looking at the end of the recent mini-boom, but Kensington Palace Gardens will be immune to any downturn because of its unique position and unparalleled desirability.”
The most famous of the road's buildings was bought six years ago by the Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal. In June 2004, he acquired one house in Kensington Palace Gardens, along with three mews houses at the rear of the property, for £57,145,967.
In addition to the name Mittal and the staggering — for 2004 — price, the story was spiced up by Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One racing boss, who had bought it in October 2001 from Iranian scholar and philanthropist David Khalili for £50 million. Khalili had spent three years and more than £20 million turning the two buildings into one, building a pool and indulging his taste for marble floors and pillars, from the same quarry once used for the Taj Mahal.
He wanted £85 million for the 55,000 sq ft, 18-bedroom mansion but eventually had to accept the lower offer. However, Ecclestone's then wife, Slavica, allegedly never liked the building and refused to move in, leading to its sale. This is something Ecclestone may live to regret — as well as Khalili — as the house is thought to have at least trebled in value.
Mittal, on the other hand, liked it so much that he bought two more, at what was the height of the London property market in the spring of 2008. He reportedly paid £70 million for one and a record £117 million for the other. The first, formerly the Philippine Embassy, needed modernisation and, at 16,250sq ft, was relatively small in KPG terms. Mittal was thought to have bought it for his daughter, Vanisha.
The other was said to have been acquired for his son, Aditya, who is the finance director of his father's company, Arcelor Mittal, the world's largest steelmaker. Mittal Jr currently lives in Belgravia, near the Chelsea Barracks site, with his wife Megha, a former Goldman Sachs banker, and their two daughters.
Mittal reportedly did a deal with hedge fund tycoon Noam Gottesman, the details of which are shrouded in mystery. Although the £117 million price was agreed, it included a delayed completion and Mittal has since tried to flip the contract — but at a price which no one, post-Lehman brothers, appears prepared to pay. In the meantime he got permission for changes to more than 50 rooms in the original property he bought from Ecclestone.
They included removing Dr Khalili's mirrored panels in the Fountain Room and assorted loos, fitted wardrobes and staircases. Out went the drawing-room mirrors, to make way for “new antique-style” mirrors, followed by the dining room fireplace, to be replaced by . . . another marble fireplace.
Study windows, once blocked by wooden panelling, have been reopened while a skylight on the ground floor has been replaced by a replica of the original plaster ceiling.
The Mittals also showed an interest in the Nepalese embassy, which doubles up as an official ambassadorial residence. They have so far been unsuccessful, but the building is said to be worth as much as £150 million if the Nepalese ever agreed to sell.
Local estate agents say that owners of the street's few private homes are regularly offered incredible sums for them — but few have the need or desire to sell.
The other celebrity owner on the street is Jonathan Hunt, founder of the Foxtons estate agency, who sold his business to a private equity fund for a staggering £370 million just before the Northern Rock collapse rocked the housing market and reduced Foxtons' value to a fraction of the sale price.
Hunt, 57, who is married with four children, bought the house in 2005 for a mere £15.75 million. Unlike Mittal, however, he chose not to tinker with interior fittings but to enlarge the property massively with a five-storey subterranean extension. More than 80ft deep and stretching 180ft into the garden, it will contain not just the usual sports and fitness facilities but also a private museum to display the owner's classic Ferraris and other sports cars.
Another private owner is Russian-born oil billionaire Leonard Blavatnik. In 2004 he beat off competition from both Mittal and fellow oligarch Roman Abramovich to snap up three former Russian Embassy buildings in Kensington Palace Gardens for £41 million. Blavatnik made his billions in post-Soviet Russia and uses the KPG house as his London base between the US and Russia.
Surrounded by a 30ft wall, it is guarded 24 hours a day by armed officers and security guards. It has computer-controlled airconditioning, a lift, remote controlled gates, garaging for eight cars and an industrial-style kitchen. The swimming pool and gymnasium with steam and therapy rooms have been added in the guise of a traditional orangery.
The other private owner of entire buildings on the road is the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, who has had a home here since 1989. Although he is hardly ever there, the value of his investment will have rocketed by an amount which would bring tears to less wealthy eyes.
And he is in good company. Another house has been owned since 1986 by a company called Azigo, thought to belong to the Saudi royal family.