The old adage has it that you’re never more than six feet away from a rat in London. Could be true, probably isn’t. But each summer there is something you’re never far from within our capital’s glamorous Zone 1: ludicrously expensive supercars.
In the last few years, London has become a magnet for the shiniest supercars from around the world. Each summer they migrate like 98-octane, high-horsepower swallows, from the broiling Middle East to the most exclusive parts of Kensington and Knightsbridge. All to experience the voracious buzz of being stuck in Crossrail’s construction traffic, the panic of paying the Congestion Charge and the endless game of cat-and-mouse with traffic wardens.
And we deployed Alex Penfold - Top Gear’s car paparazzo - to keep a check of what the mega-rich have brought to our city’s streets this summer. If you click through the gallery above, you’ll see there’s quite a lot.
But if you’re in London for your holidays and fancy having a go at becoming a supercar snapper yourself, all you need to do is follow these steps. First, buy an Oyster card (sounds more interesting and delicious than it actually is, non-natives), then aim for the urban epicenter (Harrods) and listen for the most expensive kerbing you can. Then, once you’ve found your petrolicious prey, snap a polaroid and send it to the usual address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Trust us, it’s better than the London Dungeon…
Photos: Alex Penfold