Attracting investors – Over the past three years super-rich Africans have spent nearly $900 million on luxury residential property in London's best addresses. Properties like "The Lancasters" close to Hyde Park have long attracted wealthy investors from around the world.
Decorative taste – Wealth manager Bimpe Nkontchou says Africans spend large sums on interior designs in London and often select modern and clean furnishing rather than ornate or traditional styles.
African origins – Trevor Square, a short walk from high-end department store Harrods, is attractive to the world's most wealthy. Most of the Africans spending big in London come from just six countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, Gabon, Cameroon and Senegal.
Big spenders – Nigerians alone have bought over $373 million worth of property in London over the last three years.
Green views – Overlooking London's Hyde Park, properties in the One Hyde Park development can cost as much as $208 million. Included in the price is use of the complex's cinema, saunas and panic room.
Priority parking – According to luxury property experts Beauchamp Estates, African buyers often want a home with parking as trophy cars are a passion amongst wealthy families.
Educated thinking – Africans buying property are also said to be attracted to UK by schools such as Cheltenham Ladies College, which is located two and a half hours outside central London.
Choice shopping – Nigerians are London's fourth biggest overseas shoppers by spend, averaging $640 in each shop. Some spend an average of $7,500 per shop in places like Harrods.