PRC 89125213

New footage has emerged from the decaying multi-million pound London mansions left derelict in ‘one of the most expensive wastelands in the world’. 

Billionaires’ Row, officially named The Bishops Avenue, in Hampstead, north London, has 66 luxury houses, many of which have been left to rot despite being some of the most valuables homes in Britain.

Eerie images captured by documentary makers Beyond the Point this month show mouldy hot tubs and swimming pools as well as deserted gardens filled with extravagant statues.

Previously unseen footage shows a perfectly kept living room left to ruin in one of the mansions, which are worth £350 million altogether.

Beautiful antiques furnish the house and magazines lay on the floor as if the house’s owners would return at any moment.

The crumbling mansions of billionaire's row 

 

The homes in the north London street are worth £350 million altogether (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Many of the swimming pools have turned greenish-brown and are surrounded by weeds (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

A sad looking gazebo on the grounds of one of the crumbling mansions (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

The street was reportedly once home to Justin Bieber, who was said to have rented a home for £108,000 a month in 2016 (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Other clips shot by Beyond the Point reveal graffiti strewn windows looking into a ballroom with a grand gold staircase covered in ferns and chunks from the collapsed ceiling.

The team of explorers say the houses have been left in varying conditions, with some crumbling at surface level but still ‘internally pristine as if the owners had simply walked out one day’.

Others have not fared so well, having been exposed to the elements and unwelcome visitors. The Youtubers added: ‘Some of the secured homes await sale, like glass bubbles complete with furniture unchanged in decades.

‘Other properties have burst, torn wide open despite security. with their condition deteriorating by the day.’ The average home on the street costs £15 million – which is 65 times higher than the average UK house price of £230,776.

The new documentary shows empty hot tubs and swimming pools inside a number of homes (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

The average house in The Bishops Avenue costs £15 million – 65 times more than the UK average (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Many of the homes were bought for around £1 million in the late 1980s but have been left empty ever since (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Crumbling mansions with neoclassical architecture have been documented by Liam Heatherson and Joe Mander (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Extravagant statues and ponds have been left unmaintained for decades (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Liam Heatherson and Joe Mander, who run Beyond the Point, are on a mission to reveal the unseen history of the south-east of England by archiving and recording remains they come across. They have urged people not to visit Billionaires’ Row and said do not want vandalism to occur as a result of their documentary.

Many of the homes were bought for around £1 million in the late 1980s but some were never lived and others were barely used. Many of the sites have been converted into plush apartments and offices but a number of the crumbling mansions have been boarded up without being put to good use.

Unwanted visitors have resulted in some homes being badly damages, but others have been well preserved on the inside (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Once a beautiful garden, now overgrown and unloved in the grounds of one of Billionaires Row’s mansions (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

More than 120 bedrooms have been found in the vacant houses (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

A glimpse inside a pristine looking living room within one of the abandoned homes (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

An investigation by the Guardian found 16 mansions had been completely abandoned while others are still used for short periods. The newspaper found more than 120 bedrooms in the vacant houses.

Leading property developer Anvil Varma described it ‘one of the most expensive wastelands in the world’. One row of ten mansions worth at least £73 million were never used after being reportedly purchased on behalf of the Saudi royal family between 1989 and 1993. Justin Bieber was reported to have rented a historic 15-bedroom home on The Bishops Avenue for £108,000 a month in 2016.

The former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev bought a home on the street for £50 million in 2008, making it one of the most expensive houses in the UK.

New footage shows once grand homes now decaying and overrun by ferns (Picture: Beyond The Point/News Dog Media)

Despite the hefty price tag, many of the homes have been without occupants for many years (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

The road has been called ‘one of the most expensive wastelands in the world’ (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Video footage captures a staircase riddled with chunks of collapsed ceiling (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Bishop street Nazarbayevs mansion

One of the most expensive homes in the country was bought on this street for £50 million in 2008 (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

Some homes have been converted into office space and luxury flats, buy many are still sitting there without being put to good use (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media)

The urban explorers who filmed the site urge members of the public not to set foot in the homes themselves (Picture: Beyond the Point/News Dog Media) 

Original source:   METRO