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Inside Rihanna's London mansion selling for Sh4.4 billion

Inside Rihanna's London mansion selling for Sh4.4 billion

Rihanna fans were sent into a frenzy last year after the singer revealed she'd been living in London for 12 months. The star, who was dating Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel at the time, was staying in a luxury eight-bedroom property in the sought-after St John's Wood neighbourhood. At the time, she said it allowed her to live "incognito", as she splashed out Sh2.5 million a week on rent. However, the house has now entered the market for an eye-watering Sh4.4 billion. The gated mansion includes a gym, six bathrooms, a media room and two entire floors for entertaining guests.

On the garden floor is a double-living room arranged to provide a family room and informal dining area with two sets of French doors opening onto the outside terrace. The large fully fitted kitchen is open plan with a central island, walk-in pantry, bar and separate wine storage.  The exquisite property also opens out on to manicured lawns in the landscaped gardens. It has an American-style kitchen, a reception room and family room.

Rihanna moved back to the US in January this year after her relationship with Jameel ended. She told the New York Times: "I enjoy walking around the block. When I go walking, I try to keep a little incognito."

Gary Hersham, founding director of Beauchamp Estates, said "This magnificent house on St John’s Wood Park is perfect for a music, business or political mogul. It is one of the most important houses to come onto the market in the local area in recent years. It is an exceptional property with the garden floor and large garden superb for relaxation whilst the reception room on the raised ground floor is wonderful for big parties."