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Inside Adele’s childhood home as she claims tiny London flat was ‘best she’s lived in’

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Adele has one of the most incredible voices of this generation, and the singer has recently dazzled fans with her colossal return to music, dropping new single Easy On Me last week.

The 33 year old now lives over in the States, and has amassed a multi-million pound fortune due to her endless hits such as Someone Like You, Set Fire to the Rain and Hello.

Now worth an estimated $177million, the songstress isn’t exactly short on cash, and owns a whopping three properties in Beverly Hills alone.

The trio of homes are estimated to be worth around $29.5 million in total, but they aren’t Adele’s only wise investments on the property ladder.

She also owns properties in London, but her Knightsbridge home in her home city is a far cry away from her childhood.

Adele grew up in a working-class family in Tottenham, North London, raised by single mother, Penny Adkins after dad Marc left them when the singer was only two years old.

Adele pictured aged 19 before her career skyrocketed

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When she was nine, Adele and her mum moved to Brighton for a short while, before moving back to London in 1999.

They lived in the South London borough of Brixton for a while, before moving to West Norwood, which is where they stayed until 2006.

In a recent video filmed by British Vogue, Adele talks fondly of the West Norwood home she shared with mum Penny and a flatmate, referring to the small flat as “the best house I’ve ever lived in”.

Adele invited Vogue into her LA home for latest video interview

Adele invited Vogue into her LA home for a recent video interview

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Speaking in the Ultimate British Taste Test video, she explains how that particular home – situated on the high street and above a discount store – is filled with fond memories.

The stunning star claimed that this home holds her first memory of the desert Eton Mess.

She says: “I think my first memory of Eton mess would have been… I mean, I grew up in North London in Tottenham, but we did a few years in South London when I was older.

“It was the best house I’ve ever lived in, it was with my mum.”

The star continued: “In fact, this house always gets spoken about in the press as if it was like really run down and stuff because it was above what became a discount store, and all of our little roof terraces were all linked.”

Adele's old flat in West Norwood was situated above a discounts tore

Adele’s old flat in West Norwood was situated above a discounts tore

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Her West Norwood flat was home to Adele, her mum, and a flatmate from the age of 11 to 18, and is thought to be the inspiration for her smash hit, Hometown Glory, which was released when she was 19.

In an old interview given when she was a teen, Adele said: “Me and my mum and our flatmate live above a shop next to a garage – it caught fire a couple of months ago.”

As a child, Adele was “obsessed” with the Spice Girls, something she has frequently said in interviews time after time.

Her room in the West Norwood flat was somewhat of a shrine to the girl group, with walls covered in their posters.

One old snap posted by the star shows her in her childhood bedroom, pulling a funny face in front of her multiple posters of the band.

Adele pictured in her Spice Girls-themed bedroom as a child

Adele pictured in her Spice Girls-themed bedroom as a child

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Adele left the flat aged only 18, moving to a lavish pad in Notting Hill after she landed a life-changing record deal in 2006, only weeks after graduating from Brit School.

The discount store which was previously underneath Adele’s old home has since been converted into a pub called the Knowles of Norwood.

They opened in 2015 and to celebrate its launch, they Tweeted the star asking if she’d like to come down for a pint.

“@Adele we’re opening a new pub on Thursday above your old flat in West Norwood. See you at the bar for a pint?”, they said at the time.

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