Howzat! London’s ultimate home for cricket lovers has just been launched for sale.

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A magnificent three bedroom 2,637 sq ft (245 sq m) duplex penthouse on the ninth and tenth floors of the Pavilion Apartments in St. John’s Wood with huge private terraces on both levels providing panoramic views over adjacent Lord’s Cricket Ground: for sale via Aston Chase.

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Aston Chase say that the penthouse represents an outstanding opportunity for a cricket lover to avoid a 29 year waiting list to join the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lords and become an ‘elevated’ instant member of the MCC by buying this remarkable penthouse apartment which offers unrivalled views over the hallowed turf of cricket.

Located at 34 St John’s Wood Road, directly overlooking Lord’s Cricket Ground, the duplex penthouse in the Pavilion Apartments benefits from full height glazing on both floors and provides excellent entertaining space and outstanding views over the London skyline.

On the ninth floor the spacious double-height entrance hall opens into a magnificent open plan reception room bordered by full height glazing offering outstanding views over Lord’s Cricket Ground. Sliding glass doors open onto an exceptionally large south facing roof terrace which has a Jazuzzi hot tub, cocktail bar and extensive entertaining areas.

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Believed to be the very best view of Lord’s Cricket Ground provided by any apartment in the area the roof terrace offers a picture perfect mid-wicket view of Lord’s Cricket Ground. The ninth floor also has a spacious media room/family room, an office/study and a family kitchen/breakfast room.

On the tenth floor is the principal bedroom suite which has full height glazing opening onto a spacious roof terrace. The principal suite is lined with built-in wardrobes and has a main bathroom with two tropical rain forest showers and separate steam shower/sauna. There is a guest bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and a third bedroom suite which has access to a separate ensuite shower.

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Built to an exceptionally high specification the penthouse has a fully fitted designer kitchen with built in units and integrated applicances, Oak timber flooring to the entertaining areas, timber decking to the terraces, full height doors with bespoke architraves, deep silk woven carpets to the bedroom suites and a home automation system using the latest technology. The penthouse is complete with designated underground parking bays for two cars in the building’s secure underground car park.

Originally built by developer Westcity Properties, the award winning Pavilion Apartments is a 149,000 sq ft luxury apartment building designed by KSR Architects with specification and interiors by designer Lester Bennett.

The striking apartment building has a curved main façade with floor-to-ceiling glazing and large balconies and terraces, with the upper floor apartments specifically designed to maximise views over Lords Cricket Ground. The building has a hotel style entrance lobby, 24 hour concierge, three passenger lifts and beautifully landscaped communal gardens.

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Widely referred to as the “Home of Cricket” Lord’s Cricket Ground Is a world-renowned cricket venue named after its founder Thomas Lord. The cricket ground was opened in 1814 on land owned by the Eyre Estate and is home to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England & Wales Cricket Board and the European Cricket Council.

The cricket ground can hold up to 28,000 spectators and the Grade II Listed Victorian-era pavilion with its famous Long Room alongside the modern stands and media centre are world famous. Basic seats to watch the most coveted one-day international cricket matches can sell for £165 per person, with a 29 year waiting list to be a MCC member of which there are some 18,500.

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It was recently reported in the media that Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, paid £45,000 for life membership at the elite cricket club, joining Sir Mick Jagger and HRH Prince Charles as members of the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club. Alongside the 20 plus year waiting list to become a member of the club hospitality packages for the finest seats, bar and champagne refreshments and lunch can sell for £429 per person.

Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director at Aston Chase says: “This apartment represents an outstanding opportunity for a cricket lover to avoid a 29 year waiting list and become an ‘elevated’ instant member of the MCC by buying this remarkable penthouse apartment offering unrivalled views over the hallowed turf of cricket.”

The penthouse at the Pavilion Apartments is on sale for £9,500,000 (950 year lease). For further information please contact Aston Chase on +44 (0)20 7724 4724.



HNW buyers in search of large houses and gardens have been making their way to NW8, where the supply is plentiful.


St John’s Wood has emerged as one of London’s most active prime markets, according to boutique agency Aston Chase, which has chalked up £200m worth of deals in the area in recent months.

The firm has reported shifting some 30 properties in the neighbourhood in the year to May 2021, at an average price of £6.6m, and offers a number of reasons to explain why HNW buyers are picking NW8 over other PCL postcodes.

According to a 2008 survey by Westminster Council, the area has one of the lowest housing densities in the borough; the mix leans heavily towards larger houses with big gardens, which have of course been flavour of the month since the onset of the pandemic.

The average garden size in St John’s Wood of 116 square metres is nearly nine times larger than in nearby Mayfair (13 sq m), notes the agency, while the Conservation Area status of much of the area has maintained the leafy vibe and kept out high-density development.


Norfolk Road (Aston Chase) Other driving factors have included the American School in London and the boutiques and restaurants of St John’s Wood High Street, says Aston Chase, whose recent deals have included a five-bed on Acacia Road (sold for £9.75m) and a six-bed on Norfolk Road (which achieved close to the £8.75m asking).


The garden at a £16.95m instruction on Cavendish Road

Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director at Aston Chase: “St John’s Wood is one of the most buoyant local housing markets in London at present. The large low built family homes with outside space have always been in demand in St John’s Wood but the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted buyer priorities and more than ever buyers want substantial outside space with St John’s Wood providing this and more. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to offer buyers properties that meet their demands in a post-pandemic world. Whilst there has been a significant flight from the city to the country many people value the ability to have more space internally and externally yet remain within close proximity of the metropolis.”


Cavendish Avenue frontage (Aston Chase)



Langtry House near Hampstead Heath looks like an unassuming bungalow from the surface, but runs to nearly 3,500 square feet…

hampstead2Langtry House (named after Victorian actress and Royal mistress Lillie Langtry) rises just 11 feet above the ground, but offers nearly 3,500 square feet of hidden depths.

The high-spec three-bedroom house on East Heath Road, near Hampstead Heath, is on the market at £4.7 million via Aston Chase.


It’s tucked away behind a classic Victorian property, on a site previously occupied by garages. Planners insisted that the new building rise no taller than the previous 11-foot structure – hence the subterranean space.

Despite being largely underground, living space is light and airy thanks to a lot of glass, including a 25-foot high central atrium with glass roof and sunken courtyard.



Above ground, Langtry House is set behind a gated and walled patio garden, with parking for three cars. Down the feature staircase (and past the 800-bottle wine wall), the lower level is largely open-plan. There’s a kitchen/living room with sliding doors to the sunken courtyard and to a family room, a cinema room, space for a home gym, and a storage cellar.



Craig Draper, Associate Director at Aston Chase: “We are delighted to bring this unique home to the market at a time where buyers are seeking property with access to large green spaces such as Hampstead heath. Langtry House is the perfect house for a family with bright modern interiors and plenty of space for cars, entertaining and relaxing.”

Mark Pollack, Co-founding Director at Aston Chase: “Langtry House is an exceptional property and arguably Hampstead’s ultimate “iceberg home” having just the 11ft high ground floor of the house above ground, but with expanses of glazing, the large atrium and sunken patio enabling the creation of an abundance of light filled living space at lower ground level. The house has a bright and airy ambience throughout and is perfect for a family wanting to live in sought-after Hampstead, literally across the road from Hampstead Heath.”