Hampton Court’s Pavilion for sale

The Pavilion which can be seen from the Kingston-Hampton Court towpath is for sale.

The three story property was built about 1700 as one of four although only this one survives.

The architect is now thought not to be Christopher Wren but his pupil William Talman who did some decoration in nearby Hampton Court Palace.

The house was home to the Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria’s father. In the 1970s Cecil King, the controversial Mirror chairman, lived at the house.

Both these former residents would be amazed to find that the recession agents Savills is asking £8.95m.

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