But some - London's highest net-worth individuals - are prepared to stump up millions to own a slice of the capital.
In the market for a part of the capital's uber-prime property market? Take a look at these homes worth £35m and more:
1. Five-bedroom flat in Knightsbridge, £62.9m
Live in one of One Hyde Park’s luxury apartments and your nearest newsagent will be Harrods.
Billed as the world’s most exclusive address, residents of this development include Ukraine's richest man Rinat Akhmetov, Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin, and Gulf emir Sheikh Mohammed Saud Sultan al-Qasimi.
Designed by the Candy brothers, this five-bedroom apartment boasts a grand entrance lobby and concierge services provided by the next door five-star hotel The Mandarin Oriental. Other frills and thrills include a private cinema, games room, wine storage, swimming pool and spa facilities.
2. Seven-bedroom terraced house in Belgravia, £55m
Splash out £55m you could own this pad, which overlooks Eaton Square, one of London’s most famous billionaire boulevards.
Touted as Belgravia’s “most sought after address”, this mansion boasts a large winter garden with retractable glass ceiling, a swimming pool, roof top terrace, among other features.
3. Six-bed semi-detached bungalow in Mayfair, £45m
This mansion has a "stunning" entrance hall, a "spacious" reception room - and a swimming pool. Meanwhile, the "luxurious" master bedroom has a large ensuite marble bathroom and dressing room.
It can be yours - for a cool £45m...
4. Six-bedroom semi-detached home in Chelsea, £37.5m
This home boasts six bedrooms, six reception rooms - plus a recreation floor which includes storage for a whopping 500 wine bottles.
Other features include a 17m swimming pool, gym, sauna and a garage with stacker for two large cars.
5. Six-bedroom flat in Knightsbridge, £35m
If One Hyde Park doesn’t float your boat than check out this six-bedroom palatial penthouse in Knightsbridge.
This home comes with six double bedroom suites, which include a large master bedroom with twin Bathrooms, ‘his and her’ dressing rooms, a Jacuzzi and a private terrace.
What’s more? This pad boasts a gym, cinema room and music room to keep you entertained.