Watch England walk out at Lords from the comfort of your own penthouse

WHERE IS THE BEST PROPERTY FOR WATCHING SPORT IN THE UK, AND HOW MUCH WILL IT COST ME?

The England cricket team mounted something of a comeback this week after losing the first test against Pakistan in spectacular fashion. Spirited batting by Kevin Pietersen will have whetted the cricket fan’s appetite for the return of test matches to the UK; after all, few things can beat a sunny afternoon at Lords, complete with food, booze, camaraderie and, occasionally, good cricket.

Now one lucky person can have all of that from the comfort of their own balcony. The Pavilion Apartments on St John’s Wood Road offer spectacular views of the famous stadium. The roof terrace, complete with decking and enough seating for an entire cricket team, is big enough to host a giant party to celebrate England’s wickets, with plenty of room left over for a couple of buckets of iced Pimms.

The three bedroom penthouse occupies the 9th and 10th floors of the recently built development.

The property offers an amazing panorama of the London skyline to the south, both from the frankly obscenely sized living room or the fantastically placed bedroom.

At £8.95m, it’s hardly what you would call a snip. But what price can you put on endless lazy afternoons rolling out of bed and into a prime seat at the world’s most revered temple of cricket?

For more information contact knightfrank.com or call 020 7629 8171

WHAT IF I’M NOT A CRICKET FAN?

The Chapel is a beautifully developed old church on the doorstep of Stamford Bridge, meaning Chelsea fans can be home within minutes of a match finishing. The downside... Well, the guide price of £13.5m might put a few people off but it is gigantic (it was previously used as a film production centre).

If horseracing is more your thing, Whitefield House could be your dream home. The Cheltenham property overlooks the track and, while you won’t exactly feel the thunder of the hooves, anyone who has fought their way through three hours of post-race traffic will know, how convenient this property is. For more information contact knightfrank.com or call 020 7629 8171