Shop on Bond Street, the street with the highest rent per square foot in the country. Unbelievably, this is set to soar to over £1,000 per square foot per week in the not too distant future. The shops inhabiting this moneyed street are suitably luxurious, including Tiffany & Co, Chanel and Alexander McQueen, but should you ever feel guilty for spending £900 on a handkerchief (don’t we all?) you can rest assured that you’re merely helping the shop pay its rent. If your taste in dressing is more casual, splash the cash on T-shirts instead. London brand Superlative Luxury make tees using solar energy and then emblazon them with diamonds, selling them for almost half a million pounds. It must have made sense to someone along the line.
Purchase a Ferrari 250 GTO, nowadays worth over £20 million. The vehicle can reach a speed of 174 miles per hour, but with that price tag would you risk taking it out on the road? One reckless driver did and duly crashed it in France in July 2012, becoming the world’s most expensive car accident. Enough to send anyone careening into a mid-life crisis.
Give your money to Apple, or rather to designer Stuart Hughes, who is responsible for creating the most expensive phone ever. It costs £6 million and has diamonds, gold, and a whole host of precious jewels we’ve already forgotten about, however it does boast authentic pieces of dinosaur bone, from a T-Rex no less. Now that is luxury.
Use a £10,000 toilet. Yep, that’s the going rate for one of the loos at the May Fair Hotel
, although you’ll only have to fork out around £2k for a night’s stay here. More robot than toilet, they come equipped with massage jets, power deodorisers, and a “triple-jet tornado flush". It sounds terrifying, so for a more relaxing experience we recommend the lavatories at Sketch
, where each cubicle is an egg-shaped pod, and there is no risk of a hurricane rising from the cistern.