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The Westminster townhouse where Marilyn Monroe was entertained is for sale


Westminster townhouse entertaining glamorous guests like Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier could be yours for £ 3.9m

  • The London townhouse is for sale with real estate agents Savills
  • The guests ranged from Queen Alexandra to Marilyn Monroe over the years
  • The property is on five floors and has three bedrooms

Kings, politicians and celebrities have crossed the threshold of this Westminster townhouse for sale.

Guests ranged from Queen Alexandra to Marilyn Monroe over the years, the latter being a guest of theater impresario Hugh & # 39; Binkie & # 39; Beaumont who lived on the property for many years after World War II.

In addition to Monroe, Beaumont's legendary soirees attended many other well-known names, including Sir John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Katherine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Noël Feigling, Terence Rattigan and Cecil Beaton.

If walls could speak, London's Westminster townhouse is being sold for £ 3.9m through estate agent Savills

Guests at the Westminster estate over the years have included Marilyn Monroe

Guests at the Westminster estate over the years have included Marilyn Monroe

The three bedroom property is currently on sale through estate agent Savills for a price of £ 3.9m.

Matthew Morton-Smith of Savills said, "If one house could epitomize the way London has transcended the most fascinating and diverse courses in history, this would it be".

He adds, “Associating the working class with royalty, politics, celebrity and showbiz for a period of 300 years is beyond question that this is a house with stories to tell.

& # 39; Located in one of the best-preserved enclaves of that time in London, it is the most charming house that retains so many classic features while still allowing a contemporary and eclectic life for anyone who is into a sense of history and intrigue the stories want to immerse these walls. & # 39;

The Grade II listed town house in London's Westminster dates from the 1720s

The Grade II listed town house in London's Westminster dates from the 1720s

Pictured: The dining room where the legendary Binkie Beaumont soirees took place

Pictured: The dining room where the legendary Binkie Beaumont soirees took place

The house is on five floors and there is a salon on the first floor

The house is on five floors and there is a salon on the first floor

The Grade II listed townhouse in London's Westminster dates back to the 1720s and extends over five floors. There is a salon on the first floor.

The basement kitchen has an aga and a breakfast room with a gas-fired wood stove.

On this level there is also access to the private garden which provides a quiet and secluded entertainment space.

The modern kitchen in the basement has an Aga oven and a seating area

The modern kitchen in the basement has an Aga oven and a seating area

The home has numerous historical features including sash windows

The home has numerous historical features including sash windows

The house has been beautifully decorated and retains its original charm

The house has been beautifully decorated and retains its original charm

The property is located on one of the capital's best preserved Georgian streets – Lord North Street One.

Lord North Street is located between Smith Square and Great Peter Street and within the Parliament's designated area of ​​the Bell Division.

The departmental bell rings throughout the House of Parliament and beyond in the neighboring Westminster houses to warn MPs for eight minutes before a vote in Parliament.

The area includes Michelin-starred restaurants by Michel Roux Jnr, Tom Kerridge, and Andrew Wong; Mulberry and Tom Ford fashion houses; and the Tate Britain Gallery, all in addition to what's on offer in St. James & # 39; s, the West End and near Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.

Transport links include St. James & # 39; s Park and Westminster underground stations, which provide access to the District and Circle Line and the Jubilee Line.

Victoria Station is also nearby, with tube connections and major rail networks including the Gatwick Express.

"Binkie" Beaumont

Hugh & # 39; Binkie & # 39; Beaumont was a British theater manager and producer who avoided the limelight, and so his name was not widely known to the general public – but he was one of the most successful and influential manager-producers in the West End in the mid-twentieth century.

Beaumont grew up in Cardiff, where he joined a local theater at the age of fifteen.

From there he built a career in theater management. His company, H. M. Tennent, which he co-founded in 1936, was located at the old Globe Theater – now the Gielgud Theater – on Shaftesbury Avenue in London.

Its success was based on lavish productions, star casts, and plays designed to appeal to a West End audience.

Those with whom he was closely associated included Noël Coward and John Gielgud. His successes have included new pieces, revivals of classics and musicals.

The property is located on one of the capital's best-preserved Georgian streets - Lord North Street One

The property is located on one of the capital's best preserved Georgian streets – Lord North Street One

There are three spacious bedrooms in Westminster Townhouse

There are three spacious bedrooms in Westminster Townhouse

This on-site bathroom features a roll-top bath and large window

This on-site bathroom features a roll-top bath and large window

There is a private garden which provides a quiet and secluded entertainment space

There is a private garden which provides a quiet and secluded entertainment space

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