Perhaps Downton Abbey wasn’t on the market.
Michael Bloomberg, who parlayed a media fortune into three terms as New York mayor, is trading up by buying a seven-bedroom, 18th century estate in London for $25 million, according to The New York Times.
It’s about twice as big as his current home there, which is a mile away. There’s speculation that he may not give it up (his former wife is English and has occasionally visited him there).
Bloomberg is said to have more than a dozen residences, including in New York City, Bermuda, Colorado and Florida.
The Times suggests the move reflects both social and business predilections:
Mr. Bloomberg, who was recently made an honorary knight by Queen Elizabeth II, is an Anglophile who runs with London’s elite.