Ghislaine Maxwell’s former mews in London ‘where Prince Andrew was pictured with his hand around Virginia Roberts’ collects cobwebs and has not been lived in since she sold it in 2021 – and neighbors have ‘chosen not to discuss what happened’
- Neighbors next to Ghislaine Maxwell’s old mews in London hope it will soon be occupied by new owners
- The spot is where the infamous photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around Virginia Giuffre was allegedly taken
- Maxwell, 60, sold the Mews house for £1.75m last year to cover legal fees while he is on trial in New York
- The former lover of Jeffrey Epstein was jailed for 20 years in June after being convicted of procuring teenage girls
Neighbors who live next door to Ghislaine Maxwell’s former London home, where the infamous photo of Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre was allegedly taken, hope the vacant property will get a new lease of life once occupied.
At the moment, the house is a taboo subject in the neighborhood – as the locals refuse to talk about the black spot on their street.
The mews house, near the flagship Harvey Nichols store in Belgravia, London, has not been lived in since Maxwell sold it for £1.75 million to pay her legal fees in 2021.
And now it’s gathering cobwebs and dust as locals grow increasingly frustrated with its grisly past.
They say they now want to move on and hope a family can move in soon.
Jeffrey Epstein’s madam Ghislaine Maxwell, 60, has previously been holed up in London since selling it for £1.75m last year to cover legal costs
The property formerly owned by Maxwell (right) is where the infamous 2001 photo of Prince Andrew with his arm around Virginia Giuffre’s waist is said to have been taken
The bathroom (pictured) at the property where Virginia Roberts claimed she had sex with Prince Andrew in the bath one night in 2001 when she was a 17-year-old victim of human trafficking. He denied her claims
One, who did not want to be named, said: ‘They repainted it, took the window boxes off. People avoid it.
‘It’s a fantastic house. I actually think it would be quite fun for a young couple who live opposite a pub.
‘If it’s an American they don’t care, it’s not like anyone died there. But it’s strange – I think most people wouldn’t care’.
The house is said to be where Prince Andrew was photographed with his arm around the bare waist of then 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre, one of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s victims.
The prince ended up paying a financial settlement – reportedly as much as £12m. – to Ms. Giuffre, which formally ended a civil case against him in the United States.
She claimed she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times in 2001 when she was 17, including once in the bathroom of the Belgravia house, on Epstein’s orders.
Maxwell, 60, was found guilty of procuring and trading teenage girls for her former lover Epstein by a jury in December 2021 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Neighbors say they hope the empty house (center) will be occupied soon, ending a dark chapter in its history
Mews House includes a spacious first floor open plan reception room measuring 19’4 x 17’1
The mews house, near the flagship Harvey Nichols store in Belgravia, London, has not been lived in since Maxwell sold it for £1.75million (Pictured: the kitchen in the property)
A floor plan of Maxwell’s former home (above) shows where the well-known photo was taken
The former socialite most recently claimed that she does not believe the famous photo of Prince Andrew with Virginia is real.
Now those who live in houses close to Maxwell Madame’s former mews house say they are ready to move on.
Another added: ‘None of the neighbors have really even mentioned it or talked about it – it’s very quiet. I think people have chosen not to discuss what happened.’
The house was sold for £1.75 million in April 2021 to help pay Maxwell’s legal fees, before being put up for sale again in January for £2.6 million.
One lady who only lives on the street part of the year said: ‘People keep to themselves a lot here.
‘I think there will be intrigue for a while until something happens with Ghislaine. It will be infamous for some time.
‘It’s quite interesting that people can live such entitled lives and make such abhorrent mistakes and bad decisions. Where there is power, power corrupts.’
The landlord of The Nag’s Head, who has worked on the road for 40 years, added: ‘It’s all investment – nobody lives here.’
Another business owner added: ‘There’s not going to be a nice family moving in. It will probably be a Russian or an Arab – they buy it, and then they disappear for three years.’