Homes gossip: rent a flat in the former Westminster Town Hall
Amira Hashish has all the latest celebrity gossip, including Jessica Simpson reducing the asking price on her Beverly Hills mansion; a house dating from 1699 in Bankside is for sale; the chance to rent a home in the former Westminster Town Hall; and the home starring in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is on the market
Since it opened as Westminster Town Hall in 1883, many esteemed visitors have walked through the doors of Caxton Hall.
The Women’s Social and Political Union, part of the Suffragette movement, held a Women’s Parliament there at the beginning of each parliamentary session from 1907, while the government staged press conferences there during the Second World War.
It hit the headlines again as a popular postwar register office with high society types and celebrities. Elizabeth Taylor, Roger Moore, Diana Dors, Peter Sellers, Orson Welles, Joan Collins, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are among stars to have married at the Grade II-listed building.
These days it is offices, and apartments, and Hamptons is marketing an attractive two-bedroom, split-level flat at £740 a week. Moments from St James’s Park, the flat is smartly decorated and has a private terrace.
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