The Ivy restaurant's private bar sold for more than 30 times its estimated worth at auction last night, fetching £31,000 after decades of playing host to celebrities such as David Beckham and Brad Pitt.
In a charity event that raised £1 million, The Ivy sold everything from its finest artwork to its pane glass window and even the sign for the ladies' toilet.
A seat at the table that served dinner to Laurence Olivier and Diana, Princess of Wales was last night priced at £6,000 after the restaurant's top table went under the hammer.
Once one of the most difficult places to pass through in London, The Ivy's oak front door fetched £27,500.
In one London borough house price increases outstripped typical take-home earnings over the last two years by more than £143,000.Read the full story ›
Building Lives is an apprenticeship scheme but may now face closure.Read the full story ›
Around half a million Londoners are in financial difficulty according to a London Assembly report out today.
It estimates the cost of London's problem debt could be as much as £1.4bn.
The report, 'Final Demand: Personal Problem Debt in London', also says that the kind of debt people are in has changed - from consumer credit card debt to debt related to everyday essentials, like utilities and Council Tax.
Tenants in London face upfront fees averaging more than £2,500 - before they start paying rent.
The figures released by the Labour Party show that these upfront costs are the highest in London, compared to the rest of the UK.
The statistics also show that when rent is included, the average upfront cost to tenants increases to nearly £4,000.
The widening gap between house prices and wages means London's first time buyers pay almost £140,000 more for a home compared to rest of UKRead the full story ›
Someone, somewhere in London should be nearly £2 million richer. A winning lottery ticket is still unclaimed which could transform the fortunes of one player - but only if they claim the prize before the deadline.
- The ticket was bought on January 28 in the Barnet area
- The winner matched five numbers 3, 4, 17, 24, 30, 34 & bonus of 36
- The deadline to claim the life-changing prize is July 27
We're eager to find the mystery ticket-holder and unite them with their winnings this amazing prize could really make a difference to somebody's life.
We're urging everyone who bought a Lotto ticket in this area to check their old tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding.
Got the winning ticket? Call 0845 910 0000.
Gianni Versace never got to live in the four-bedroom home as he was murdered before the purchase was completed.Read the full story ›
Firefighters from across the country will descend on Westminster today to protest against what they say is a false guarantee given to MP's as part of a parliamentary debate into firefighter pensions. The protest coincides with 24 hours of strike action firefighters in England will be taking from 7am this morning. Contingency plans have been put in place to deal with emergencies.