Boris Johnson is 'looking for a new marital home' in Dulwich Village
Boris Johnson is ‘looking for a new marital home with wife Carrie in suburban Dulwich Village’ when he leaves Downing Street
- Boris Johnson is house-hunting with wife Carrie in Dulwich Village, south London
- Margaret Thatcher moved to the same village after she was ousted from top job
- The outgoing PM has listed his Camberwell townhouse for sale for £1.6million
Boris Johnson appears to be taking notes from a former Prime Minister, as he looks to buy a house in the same south London suburb Margaret Thatcher moved to after she left No 10 Downing Street.
The outgoing Prime Minister, 58, will be leaving his role next month and has started house-hunting for a new marital home in Dulwich Village with wife Carrie, 34, and the couple’s two children.
Before moving into Number 10 in 2019, Mr and Mrs Johnson bought a property overlooking Brunswick Park in Camberwell, south London.
That townhouse is now listed for sale for £1.6million, £400,000 more than they paid for it.
Not short of cash, the couple’s reported budget of £3million should be more than sufficient, as properties in the leafy village have sold £1,820,887 on average in the past year, according to Zoopla.
Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Symonds are looking for a home in Dulwich Village, as they will have to move out of No 10 Downing Street by next month
Properties in Dulwich Village sell for around £1.8million and used to be home to Margaret Thatcher
Boris and Carrie Johnson have put their Camberwell home up for sale for £1.6 million as they prepare for life after Downing Street
A source told The Sun: ‘Carrie and Boris are looking for somewhere they can put down roots away from the glare of central London.
‘Now they have Wilfred and Romy, a family home with a large garden is a must. That’s exactly what Dulwich can offer.
‘The irony that he wanted to emulate Churchill but ended up following Thatcher’s footsteps in how he ended his premiership isn’t lost on colleagues.’
Margaret Thatcher moved to Dulwich Village after being ousted in 1990, buying a house with her husband Dennis for £400,000.
However the Iron Lady lasted just a year in the village before moving back to a more central location in London.
Margaret Thatcher and her husband Dennis moved to Dulwich after she stepped down as Prime Minister in 1990 (pictured)
Dulwich’s Labour MP Helen Hayes may have something to say about Mr Johnson’s planned move.
The Shadow Minister for Children & Early Years berated the Prime Minister in a piece for Southwark News, she said: ‘Although he was a former Mayor of London and a current London MP, since becoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s actions have taken a distinctly anti-London turn.
‘He and his Conservative ministers have cut funding to our schools and local councils, cut Universal Credit for families on lower incomes and left us with huge NHS waiting lists.’
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