This is the £16,000-a-week London mansion where songstress Rihanna has been secretly living for a year, MailOnline can reveal.
The superstar, originally from Barbados, sent her fans wild yesterday when she casually revealed in an interview that she’s made Britain her home.
Now MailOnline can reveal the Umbrella singer has spent the past 12 months staying in a stunning mansion seven bedroom mansion worth £30million in one of the capital’s most exclusive enclaves.
This is the £16,000-a-week London mansion where songstress Rihanna has been secretly living for a year, MailOnline can reveal
The superstar, originally from Barbados, sent her fans wild yesterday when she casually revealed in an interview that she’s made Britain her home
Now MailOnline can reveal the Umbrella singer has spent the past 12 months staying in a stunning mansion seven bedroom mansion worth £30million in one of the capital’s most exclusive enclaves
The townhouse the singer calls home comes complete with a gym, stunning landscape garden, underfloor heating and plenty of off-street parking
Rihanna admitted that inspiration for her new luxury fashion line Fenty was easy to find as she posed for a series with T: The New York Times Style Magazine
The townhouse the singer calls home comes complete with a gym, stunning landscape garden, underfloor heating and plenty of off-street parking.
A source close to the star told MailOnline: ‘The house has everything Rihanna needs. It has seven bedrooms for her team. It’s in a very exclusive area with some very wealthy neighbours so she can come and go as she pleases and nobody really takes any notice.
‘She took a year-long lease out on the property, but has enjoyed living there so much she has just extended for another year,’ they added.
The Umbrella singer said in a recent interview that she is loving living in London with the anonymity that living in a big city brings – and had been ‘keeping a little incognito’.
She told the New York Times: ‘I enjoy walking around the block. When I go walking, I try to keep a little incognito.’
The singer – who is worth an estimated $260 million – has revealed she has learned to enjoy the simply things in life, such as satisfying her cravings for Caribbean food.
The singer has been posting subtle clues on Instagram over where she’s been living over the past few weeks like this clip of her making ice cream in the kitchen of her London home
The same kitchen as the one used by the star can been seen on property details advertising the seven bedroom home for rent at a rate of £16,000-a-week
Eagle-eye fans said they suspected the singer had been spending time in the UK when she posted this clip featuring a Sainsbury’s ‘bag for life’ on Instagram
The same vase behind Ri Ri’s Sainsbury’s ‘bag for life’ is seen here in one of the properties dining rooms (circled)
The star gave fans another glimpse inside her London home last week with this clip of her applying make-up to that famous face whilst sat on a silver chair with a distinctive pattern
Fan spotted the same chair in one the the sprawling mansion’s seven bedrooms (circled)
‘The world can really make you believed that the wrong things are priority and it makes you really miss the core of life, what it means to be alive. Like going to the grocery store – you know, there’s a cut little Jamaican market near where I live right now,’ she said.
However, with five bathroom and two studies to choose from and with staff, including security guards and a housekeeper on hand, her London lifestyle is certainly out of the ordinary.
The exquisite four-storey property opens out on to manicured lawns in the landscaped gardens.
It has an open plan kitchen, a reception room and family room.
And the RnB star has offered a glimpse into London-life through photos and videos she has shared from her house on Instagram.
In one clip the star is filmed making ice cream deserts with friends in the distinctive kitchen with a white marble worktop and stainless steel kitchen sink.
And in another she does her make-up in one of the bedrooms that has a unique pattern.
Rhianna’s revelation that she’s moved to the UK whipped her fans up into a frenzy of excitement – as many joined the dots that the star had shared a selfie, seemingly taken inside the house, which included a Sainsbury’s ‘bag for life’.
The house – in one of the capital’s most exclusive areas features off-street parking, stunning landscaped gardens and a well-equipped gym (pictured)
Rihanna has posted a number of clips on Instagram of her and friends in the kitchen and dining area cooking food and having fun in the stunning house she has lived in since May last year
A source close to the star says she’s enjoyed living in the property so much she has extended the lease for a further 12 months as it’s convenient for her business ventures in Europe
A source close to the star told MailOnline: ‘The house has everything she needs. It’s in a very exclusive area so she can come and go as she pleases and nobody really takes any notice’
One fan wrote: ‘I honestly never thought I would see Rihanna next to a Sainsbury’s bag.’
Another added: ‘Rihanna owning a Sainsbury’s bag for life. She is truly one of the people.’
One tweeted: ‘I knew it! That’s why there was a Sainsbury’s bag for life in the back of that pic she posted! Can you imagine Rihanna at the self check out in Sainsbury’s.’
Another wrote: ‘SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. The True Queen of England.’
‘Wait. Rihanna lives in London???’ another typed.
Another said: ‘HELL F**KING YES. I suggest a hunt for our Queen and a march to return her to her throne at Buckingham Palace.’
‘Rihanna lives in London?? I didn’t know I was this close to the queen. I’ve breathed the same London air as her! OMG!’ squeaked another.
In the same New York Times interview, she admitted that inspiration for her new luxury fashion line was easy to find.
The songstress was ‘hands-on’ in the creative process and said she used herself ‘as the muse’ when cultivating the collection, which is set to be released online beginning May 29.
‘It’s sweatpants with pearls, or a masculine denim jacket with a corset,’ she said. ‘I feel like we live in a world where people are embracing every bit of who they are.’
Rihanna — who’s real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty — went on: ‘I’ve been slowly evolving throughout the fashion world.
‘First wearing it, buying it, being recognised for my style and then collaborating with brands. I never just wanted to put my name on something and sell my license. I’m very hands-on, so I wanted to take it slowly and gain respect as a designer.
‘It just changed how I dress in terms of my proportions. You wear what looks good on you and that’s it.
‘I’m thick and curvy right now, and so if I can’t wear my own stuff then, I mean, that’s not gonna work, right?
‘And my size is not the biggest size. It’s actually closer to the smallest size we have: We go up to a (U.S. size 14), We’re saying we can meet you at any one drop that we put out.’