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The tip of the iceberg: Catching a glimpse inside London’s secret homes

With more rooms underground than above, London's nicest homes have huge subterranean square footage.

There’s a good stat that shows how popular iceberg houses are in London. In the last ten years, if you were to combine the amount of earth carved out to make way for expensive basements under the capital, it would amount to 50 times the height of the Shard. Hidden from view, the city is filled with secret square footage. The phrase “unusual celebrity basements” is best left ungoogled, but of the one-percenter houses that don’t have sinister activity going on, there are some thoroughly innovative and enviable pads to make you question the size of your home (the average floor space in a UK flat is a meagre 43 square metres).

An underground pool built by the London Basement company

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