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'One Hyde Park' - A Rare Glimpse Inside The World’s Most Expensive Apartments

In London's most luxurious apartment complex, Arab sheiks and Russian oligarchs share a movie theater and private golf course. A two-story penthouse here recently sold for 162 million euros, a new record for the most expensive home on the planet.

Indulge in a lap of luxury (One Hyde Park)
Indulge in a lap of luxury (One Hyde Park)
Tina Kaiser

LONDON - Without an invitation from a resident, you're not even going to make it past the lobby of London's most exclusive building. The barrage of dark-suited, grim-faced men standing at the entrance to the glass and steel One Hyde Park complex won't let you. If you have an invitation, they'll radio the building's security to run a check and make sure that you are who you say you are. Only then may you proceed inside.

Bulletproof glass, panic rooms, iris recognition scanners in the elevators – security here is as tight as in an embassy, and not without reason. After all, the owners of the 86 luxury apartments in this building are among the richest and most influential people in the world. Arab sheiks, Russian oligarchs, European billionaires, 22 nationalities are represented in the apartment complex overlooking London's Hyde Park.

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