8 Mar 2024 By AK

Freddie Mercury’s Iconic London Home For Sale For First Time

Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the iconic band Queen, was one of the greatest rock frontmen of all time. He played over 700 shows, thrilling sold-out stadiums with his theatrical style and four-octave vocal range. He died of AIDS in 1991, but his music lives on, with Queen’s Greatest Hits the best-selling album of all time in the UK, and two of his songs “We Are The Champions” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” voted best songs of all time in major polls, and his induction into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 

Mercury left his Kensington home to his former partner and longtime friend Mary Austin. Though he would pursue romantic relationships with men, he considered Mary the love of his life and common-law wife. Garden Lodge is a stunning Neo-Georgian mansion that served as Mercury’s “country house in London,” a sanctuary from his high-intensity life on tour. Meticulously preserved for 30 years by Austin, this time capsule of music history is offered for sale for the first time since Mercury’s purchase in 1980, accepting offers in excess of £30m ($38m).