London's most luxurious studio apartment


Leading prime London estate agent, Kay & Co is proud to offer a stunning mezzanine apartment at 55 Lancaster Gate to let for £950 per week. Once home to Alexander Murray, the Eighth Earl of Dunmore (Viscount Fincastle) a highly-regarded War hero, journalist and politician, the historic Grade II Listed building is situated a stone’s throw from Hyde Park in Bayswater.

Ideal as a pied a terre, the striking apartment features a generous living space and has been fully refurbished to offer a luxury specification throughout. Comprising 980 sq. ft. of beautiful accommodation, the property features original historic ceiling plasterwork, architraves and cornicing, with high ceilings and full height original sash windows.

The first floor features an open plan living and dining area, guest shower room and a modern kitchen which can be partitioned via the glass and aluminum pocket doors. The mezzanine floor comprises a spacious bedroom suite, walk in wardrobe, bathroom and a library.

Sarah Bikhit, Marketing manager at Kay & Co commented: “This apartment is visually stunning and is a prime example of space being cleverly utilised, as it has extraordinarily high ceilings and full height windows which allow light into the open plan living area. The high specification, luxury finish leaves nothing to be desired making this apartment the ideal bolt hole or pied a terre.”

Martin Bikhit, Managing Director of Kay & Co added: “This is one of prime central London’s finest apartments available to let. Providing spacious accommodation and a separate mezzanine floor for the bedroom suite, this apartment has been completed to a high specification and provides beautiful turn-key finish.”

About Alexander Murray, Viscount Fincastle, Eighth Earl of Dunmore

Alexander Murray worked as a correspondent for The Times whilst he served as a Lieutenant for the 16th Lancers in India. He became the only journalist to receive the Victoria Cross in 1897, when he and two other officers attempted to save Lieutenant R.T. Greaves from heavy fire, taking a bullet himself, in the process.

Murray then fought in the Second Boer War in South Africa and in 1906, he received a Royal Victorian Order for services to the Prince of Wales. In 1907, Murray’s father died and he became the eighth earl of Dunmore. He resigned his commission to look after the families considerable estates and it was at this time he took residence at 55 Lancaster Gate.

Dating back to the 19th Century, the grade II Listed building features a white stucco-fronted façade with English baroque details and French touches. Regarded as one of the most prestigious addresses north of Hyde Park, Lancaster Gate was home to an array of aristocracy, politicians and wealthy individuals. Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury, who was Lord Chancellor in between 1861 and 1865, lived at No.75.

The mezzanine apartment is fully furnished and is available as a long let for £950 per week. For further information please contact Kay & Co on Tel: 020 7262 2030 or visit

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