Just when you thought Primrose Hill couldn't get any more glamorous... Taylor Swift moves into £7m townhouse with actor Joe Alwyn
- Taylor Swift living in £7million six-bedroom townhouse in North London enclave
- Two ex-boyfriends, singer Harry Styles and actor Tom Hiddleston, live nearby
- Sources say she and Alwyn wanted a bigger place to stay during time in the UK
While Primrose Hill is best known for the somewhat louche antics of some of its starry residents, a rather more wholesome celebrity has just moved in.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Taylor Swift is living in a £7 million six-bedroom townhouse in the North London enclave with actor Joe Alwyn.
The couple spent much of lockdown at his flat in nearby Crouch End. Ms Swift, 31, will have no shortage of famous neighbours, although it seems likely that she will be keen to avoid at least some of them.
One Direction star Styles is based in adjacent Hampstead, while Hiddleston is thought to be less than a mile away.
Taylor Swift is living in a £7 million six-bedroom townhouse in the North London enclave with actor Joe Alwyn
Miss Swift, who had been looking for a more suitable long-term British base, moved into the four-storey mansion with Alwyn earlier this year. It is understood she rents the house.
Sources close to the US singer say that she and Alwyn, the 30-year-old star of Oscar-winning movie The Favourite, wanted a bigger place during her time in the UK. However, they insist that Nashville remains her permanent residence.
One source said: ‘Lockdown has changed a lot of things for Taylor and Joe, so they will be spending longer in London than they were initially going to.
'Therefore, they thought it was perhaps time to find themselves somewhere a little more spacious.’
Miss Swift and Alwyn, who grew up in North London, have been dating for four years.
Sources say the singer wanted a larger space while staying in the UK, although Nashville is her permanent home (pictured are houses in Primrose Hill)
Before lockdown, she was reportedly a regular guest at his parents’ home in Highgate.
Primrose Hill became infamous in the late Nineties and early Noughties as a hotbed of wild partying thanks to a coterie of hard-living locals that included Noel Gallagher, Kate Moss, Sadie Frost and Jude Law. More recent homebuyers include Claire Foy and Vanessa Kirby.
A spokesman for Miss Swift declined to comment.