Ava Gardner’s ‘little London retreat’ hits the market for £10,500 a week

The former home of Hollywood starlet Ava Gardner has come up for rent in Knightsbridge for a blockbusting £10,500 a week.

Screen legend Gardner, who starred in such classics as The Killers, 55 Days at Peking and The Night of the Iguana and is listed 25th among the American Film Institute’s Greatest Female Stars, moved to London in 1968 and lived at 34 Ennismore Gardens until her death in 1990.

Of the 3,000 square foot 1870s property, she was once quoted as saying “I love the history and grandeur of my little London retreat, some say it is too big for me alone, but I love the space”.

Super prime lettings specialist Tunstall Property is now offering the fully refurb’d five bed lateral, which has triple aspect views, a double reception room, a dining room, study and five bedrooms.

Mark Tunstall, Managing Director of Tunstall Property: “This property is just steeped in history, with corridors once graced by Ava Gardner. It is in a quiet yet well-connected pocket of prime central London and with five bedrooms provides space for all the family.

“The location is hard to beat, with Hyde Park and Harrods on the doorstep, as well as the Royal Albert Hall and museums and bistros of South Kensington a short stroll away. This home meets every requirement, providing; space, amenities and location.”