This London home has the most eye-popping interiors

Fancy a dinner date with Stalin? How about tea with Chairman Mao? No, we’re not offering you time travel but rather a look inside one unique London townhouse.

From the outside, this townhouse looks just like the others in the street. Picture: Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward

As the listing for this high-end rental in Knightsbridge points out, the interior decor for this apartment isn’t exactly neutral: “We make no apologies that this property is not for everyone, but for like-minded film fanatics and colourful personalities, this extraordinary property will not disappoint.”

This townhouse, currently available to rent for £34,666 per calendar month, is owned by Hollywood heavyweight Roland Emmerich who directed Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow.

The 422sqm home is set over several levels and features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two terraces, a drawing room, a dining room, a cinema room, an open-plan kitchen and two studies.

Among the more unique artworks and decor on show, is this mural of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein that forms part of the shower in one of the bathrooms:

You’d probably wake up quickly if you used this shower. Picture: Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward

The curtains in one room are made from the fabric of a 150-year-old wedding dress and there’s a table in another part of the house made from the wing of a WWII Dakota airplane.

The murals have been hand-painted and feature everything from Soviet iconography to scenes of various dictators and political figures.

This room features large paintings of both Chairman Mao and Lenin. Picture: Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward

While pricey high-end rental properties are common enough in this area of London, which is also home to Harrod’s department store and several tourist attractions, very few have such eye-catching decor.

It’s not just Harry Potter who lives under the stairs, a waxwork of Pope John Paul II sits under the stairs in this home. Picture: Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward

The property is available to tenants through Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward and the £34,666 monthly rent includes all bills and wi-fi.

Originally published as This London home has the most eye-popping interiors by Danielle Cahill. Author at