Qatar's royal family have renovated what could turn out to be Britain's most valuable private residence - after lavishing millions of pounds on a grade II-listed mansion now worth £200m.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the emir of Qatar, has spent tens of millions on Dudley House in London's Park Lane since acquiring the sprawling property for £37.4m in 2006.
Now after extensively renovating the 185-year-old mansion, which boasts views stunning views across Hyde Park in central London, the gulf state royal is on the verge of turning the house into Britain's priciest property.
Dudley House boasts a 50ft ballroom, an 81ft picture gallery and furniture which on its own is said to be worth £100m.
It boasts an enormous 44,000 sq ft of space and has undergone a £75m renovation which involved knocking three original properties on the Dudley House estate into a giant mansion.
A property website carrying details of Dudley House stated that renovation will give the 19th-century property 17 bedrooms and 14 reception rooms.
A property expert who recently visited Dudley House told the paper that should it go on the market, the Park Lane property could fetch up to £250m.