Want to live like The Beatles? Their old flat's up for sale

A London flat which was home to George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the 1960s has been put on the market for £2.5 million.

The Beatles stars moved into Flat 7, Waddon House in early 1964 as one half of the world's most famous musical quartet. By this stage, Beatlemania was in full swing and the group were about to embark on a world tour.

They used the flat for a number of parties, and were robbed in 1964 with burglars making off with cufflinks, US souvenirs and cash. George's future wife Pattie Boyd, also lived there while Brian Epstein, known as the fifth Beatle, had a flat above them.

The lounge of flat 7, Waddon House Credit: SWNS

Whaddon House is also where The Beatles famously met prior to leaving for Buckingham Palace to receive their MBE medals from the Queen in 1965.

After receiving the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, John Lennon decided he had sold out to the Establishment and returned it. The musical icons lived in the flat, in Williams Mews, Knightsbridge, until 1965 with George moving to Esher and Ringo heading to Marylebone.

The Beatles at flat 7, Waddon House Credit: SWNS

They also lived in flat 5 and 6 at some stage, with 7 now on the market with for £2.5 million. The flat, which has an annual service charge of £7,000, is described as being "light and spacious", but in need of "some updating".

It boasts a large reception room with a west-facing balcony, kitchen, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further bedrooms - one is currently used as a dining room - and a family bathroom. There is also a 24-hour porter, communal gardens and underground parking.

The lounge of flat 7, Waddon House Credit: SWNS

I always knew that Brian Epstein lived in Whaddon House but only recently found out The Beatles did too. I expect it was so Brian Epstein could keep an eye on them. Buying a home which The Beatles once lived in is a fun thing to say. It is a good flat, which is well priced, and in a good location. The flat could work as a central London pied-a-terre and with the porterage and parking would be attractive to the international market. It would certainly suit a wealthy Beatles fan. The flat is a bit of a blank canvas where you can stamp your own mark on. If you were to spend a couple of hundred thousand refurbishing it, I could see it being worth £3 million.

James Wardle, Manager of Hamptons' Knightsbridge office