Boris and Carrie Johnson eye up a swanky £4 million home by the Thames… which won’t be a problem if the former Prime Minister keeps getting paid £276,000 a speech
- Boris Johnson and wife Carrie are set to put down roots in ‘desirable’ Fulham area
- Similar properties in the South-West London area go for more than £4 million
- The former prime minister earned a whopping £276,000 for a single speech
- The couple have put their Camberwell home up on the market for £1.6 million
It is one of London’s most desirable and well-heeled areas. And now Boris and Carrie Johnson are set to become the newest members of the Fulham set after looking for a property close to the river in South-West London.
Similar properties in the area – which boasts outstanding schools and upmarket restaurants – go for more than £4 million.
Mrs Johnson has many friends there and grew up in nearby East Sheen, where her mother still lives. Local celebrities include actors Hugh Grant and Benedict Cumberbatch.
The couple – who have two children, Wilf, two, and Romy, one – have been looking to put down roots in the capital and were previously rumoured to have been searching for a property in Herne Hill in South London.
Boris and Carrie Johnson are set to become the newest members of the Fulham set after looking for a property close to the river in South-West London
Similar properties in the area – which boasts outstanding schools and upmarket restaurants – go for more than £4 million
Mr Johnson is making a lot of money on the speaking circuit, earning £276,000 from a speech to the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers in Colorado Springs in October.
The couple are staying in a rented home, having accepted £10,000 of accommodation from the Bamford family last month.
It brings the total figure of the family’s support for the former Prime Minister to £50,000 since he left office this summer.
Mr Johnson part-owns three homes in Oxfordshire, London and Somerset.
He and Carrie have put the home they owned in Camberwell, South London, on the market for £1.6 million and it was under offer earlier this year.
The couple bought the four-bedroom Victorian semi in July 2019 as Mr Johnson became Prime Minister.
Mr Johnson is making a lot of money on the speaking circuit, earning £276,000 from a speech to the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers in Colorado Springs in October
They made the purchase after having to leave their flat nearby when neighbours called the police after reports of explosive rows.
However, the Johnsons have spent no time there after moving into Downing Street. The couple stand to make about £400,000 if they get the asking price for the house, bought for £1.2 million.
The register of MPs’ interests says Mr Johnson enjoyed a rental income of at least £10,000 a year.
The house was said to have been paid for with a buy-to-let mortgage. Neighbours said it had been empty for almost a year and on the market for several months before the sale.
Hostile posters quickly appeared nearby, while neighbours complained about the prospect of Mr Johnson moving in.
In May this year, a car crashed into the house in the early hours of the morning.
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