Hollywood on Thames:US stars fleeing Donald Trump's regime may be tempted to buy a home in London

A falling pound, a common language and a cosmopolitan city make London a very attractive proposition for left-leaning actors...

Hollywood stars could come flocking to London after Donald Trump's election, an estate agent claimed as it unveiled a guide to the capital especially for the would-be expats.

During the election campaign, Cher, Barbara Streisand, Samuel L Jackson, Jon Stewart, Miley Cyrus, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer and Neve Campbell all pledged to leave the US if there was a Trump victory.

Many other entertainers publicly opposed his candidacy and London agent Kay & Co says the capital would make a perfect escape from a Trump regime.

“With no language barrier, London and the wider UK is hotly tipped to be a location of choice for those leaving Trump’s domain,” says Martin Bikhit, director at Kay & Co.

The fall in sterling since the Brexit vote in June makes London property especially attractive - despite prices rising by 13 per cent in sterling terms over the past year, they have fallen by 10 per cent for those lucky enough to be buying with dollars.

“There would be no real culture shock and, despite the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, those Democrats leaving the US may find living under the remit of new Left-wing Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, more politically palatable.”

Comparing prime central areas to their counterparts in New York - where many stars make their homes - the company suggested Sarah Jessica Parker might hypothetically want to swap her adjoining townhouses in the West Village for a large Victorian house in the similarly chilled neighbourhood of Marylebone.

Beyonce and Jay Z's penthouse on the top floor of a warehouse in Tribeca could be exchanged for a converted warehouse scheme in arty Fitzrovia, while Demi Moore - who is selling her triplex overlooking Central Park - could find a perfect spot in a Bayswater penthouse overlooking Hyde Park.

Nick Davies, head of residential development at Stirling Ackroyd, said that for Americans dismayed about Trump’s victory it could be worth considering a move to London: “The recent fall in the value of the pound against the dollar means there are great deals available in the London market for buyers from across the Atlantic."


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