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The incredible house inside one of London’s most famous landmarks where the Queen is the closest neighbour.

If you are looking for a new home and are looking for a property steeped in history with a very famous neighbor just down the street, this exclusive property could be the perfect fit for you. The property in question is not a mansion or a castle, this unique building is in fact a monument and landmark in central London.

The imposing Grade I listed Admiralty Arch occupies a prime location offering road and pedestrian access between The Mall and Trafalgar Square. As far as notable addresses go, it has its merits with views of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square and it couldn’t be more central.

But it also has a rich history. The monument was commissioned in memory of Queen Victoria and designed by Sir Aston Webb, who was also responsible for the Mall and the main facade of Buckingham Palace. Admiralty Arch is where Sir Winston Churchill lived and it was a center for wartime intelligence operations and a Royal Navy outpost.

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Whoever buys the property will have the Queen as their nearest neighbor

More recently it served as the base for the Cabinet Office and is even said to have an underground tunnel leading directly to No 10. And there are views of the PM’s famous Rose Garden from the terrace. It has also served as a filming location for Bond films starring Daniel Craig as 007.

In recent years it has been sold on a 125-year lease to raise funds for the public purse. Rafael Serrano has owned Admiralty Arch since 2015 after its sale was initially agreed in 2012. There are plans to convert part of the site into a 96-room Waldorf Astoria hotel which is expected to span The Mall towards Buckingham Palace, making it one of London’s. biggest hotel openings in decades.

The century-old former government building is set to open as an exclusive hotel and private members’ club in late 2023, early 2024. But it’s also set to be converted into gleaming apartments, with properties awarded to go to a single buyer as a mansion with 12 bedrooms, with an advertised price of between £135m and £150m.

The lucky future owner will have the Queen as their closest neighbor while being surrounded by history. Residences are now expected to open in 2023.

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