Friday 30 November 2018
Madonna used to share the space with ex-husband Guy Ritchie. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/AFP

Just like a prayer, you know she’ll take you there if “there” is London, that is. Megastar Madonna’s swanky former home in the British capital is currently on the market as a luxury vacation rental. It’s an expansive, expensive pad in a traditional Georgian mews house.

Located in the city’s upmarket South Kensington neighbourhood, Madonna once shared this space with ex-husband movie director Guy Richie. The couple apparently lived there from 1999-2003, before trading it in for somewhere bigger in fact, it’s been reported that the singer once owned a grand total of six swish properties in London.

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The bright, airy interior. Photo: HomeAway

Luxe London space
Madonna’s former home consists of a light and airy open plan living room and kitchen area, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. This high-ceilinged space is kitted out just as you’d expect a swanky London apartment to be a stunning library, six-seater sofa, chrome kitchen, characterful period features and rich rugs.

There’s even a piano on site, although it’s apparently not for guest use. There’s also plenty of space for entertaining so if you get inspired to host a Madonna tribute party, no one will stop you.

But while she’s a self-proclaimed ‘Material Girl’, the house doesn’t have as many over-the-top A-list features as you might expect. There are no rooftop infinity pools or walk in wardrobes. Still, by all accounts it’s a pretty stunning spot and it’s possible to imagine Madonna reclining here, post-world tour.

Anyway, she’s more than made up for it with some of her more recent property acquisitions. Her current abode? It’s purportedly an 18th century mansion in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Costly experience
Eying up the house for your next London vacation? It’s viewable using the reference number p4775416 on and is also listed on Prices range from about US$500 to $970 a night with a minimum four-night stay. The house will sleep a maximum of six, thanks to the addition of a sofa bed.

The cherry on the cake? Eagle-eyed movie buffs might recognise the chic interiors, the house formed the backdrop for scenes from Ritchie’s 2004 movie Layer Cake.

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