Take a magical mystery tour of George Harrison and Ringo Starr’s former crash pad in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge.

A London flat that was home to George Harrison and Ringo Starr during the height of Beatlemania has hit the rental market.

But to meet the asking price of almost £7,000 a month, most of us would need to be working at least eight days a week.

What’s the story?

Back in 1964 – the year A Hard Day’s Night was released – George Harrison and Ringo Starr moved into the three-bedroom flat, along with Harrison’s fiancée, model Pattie Boyd.

The flat had been recommended by Beatles manager, Brian Epstein. He already lived on the top floor of the building and reportedly wanted to keep a close eye on the young Beatles, then aged just 21 and 23.

It was at this address that, in 1965, all four Beatles met for a spot of tea prior to heading to Buckingham Palace to receive MBEs from The Queen.

The following year, George and Ringo moved out of the flat into their own homes – in Esher, Surrey and west London’s Marylebone respectively.

Beatles former Knightsbridge flatBeatles flat living room

What’s the home like?

The block might not look luxurious from the outside, but don’t be fooled. It comes with a lift, porter and a much-coveted in London underground parking space.

Inside the flat is a spacious lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows leading out onto a large balcony, a separate kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Decorated in cool grey tones with thick carpets and luxury upholstery, the current décor is likely to be a lot more lavish that in 1964.  

Beatles kitchenBeatles bedroom

Where is it?

The flat can be found in William Mews, in the high-end enclave of Knightsbridge – one of the priciest spots on the planet.

Luxury stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols are just around the corner, alongside a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars all frequented by celebrities.

Beatles second bedroomBeatles balcony

Who’s letting?

High-end London agent John D Wood & Co. is handling the rental.

But if you were more interested in buying, you’ve missed the boat for now. The flat was last up for sale in 2014 at an asking price of £2.5m.

Fancy a move to Knightsbridge? Here are some other homes for rent nearby:

Knightsbridge mews house

1. This plush two-bedroom mews house is up for rent at – brace yourself – £9,750 per month. The three-storey home includes a media room and reception room with its own mini bar. If you fancy getting comfy in this chic pad, get in touch with Foxtons.

Flat in Knighstbridge

2. There’s no denying this one-bedroom flat is on the small side. But, for £1,950 a month, it’s highly affordable in comparison to other rental homes Knightsbridge. Contact Marsh & Parsons if you’re interested.

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