Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Homes Gossip

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Homes Gossip

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Byline: Amira Hashish

Which of four London mansions do the Beckhams like? That's Victoria's secret ? VICTORIA BECKHAM has been spotted viewing luxury properties in the capital following husband David's announcement that he is leaving his American soccer team, Los Angeles Galaxy, next month.

The 38-year-old fashion designer -- whose label is doing remarkably well both here and in the US -- was chauffeured between four different south-west London mansions in a silver Range Rover.

Viewings included a four-storey 17th-century house in Richmond worth [pounds sterling]9 million, and a renovated [pounds sterling]6 million pad on Clapham Common near Gordon Ramsay's family home.

Victoria also visited a lavish Grade II-listed home in Richmond near the Thames, on the market for [pounds sterling]18 million and featuring seven bedrooms, a wine cellar and a gym However, the stylish mother of four is said to have been completely won over by the fourth property, with a [pounds sterling]10 million price tag and again in Richmond, which was rented out by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie last year.

Meanwhile, her husband has ruled out retirement and speculation is rife as to where he will go for his last footballing hurrah. His fans may be watching to see where Victoria chooses as a hint to where David, 37, might end up.

Spider-Man has made it to the top ? BRITISH actor Andrew Garfield and girlfriend Emma Stone, right, have bought a love nest once owned by Dudley Moore in California. The couple, who met on set when Garfield was playing Spidey in The Amazing Spider-Man, splashed out [pounds sterling]1.5 million on the Beverly Hills house, which has four bedrooms, a pool and windows opening on to gorgeous gardens.

Garfield, who grew up in Surrey and moved to London to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama, will need the Los Angeles base with a Spider-Man sequel on the way. …

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