David and Victoria Beckham announce their engagement in Manchester in 1998 [Rex]
With news that David Beckham’s first house is being auctioned tomorrow, let's take a look through the superstar couple’s property CV from living in Manchester to Beckingham Palace...
THE BACHELOR PAD: Hazelhurst Road, Worsley, Salford
This was Beckham’s four-bed gaff when he started dating Victoria in 1997. Imagine the date nights. Pizza in front of the telly! Shopping at the Trafford Centre! We hope he kept his room nice for when she stayed over.
THE MARITAL HOME: Beckingham Palace, Hertfordshire
The loved-up couple splurged £2.5 million on this 12-acre estate in 1999 – and recently sold it for £11.5 million. It comes with a woodland chapel, fake ancient ruins and football pitch. Team Beckham moved in three months before their wedding so we imagine it was the scene of many table plan disputes.
CASA BECKHAM: Las Encinas, near Madrid
When David signed with Real Madrid in 2003, only a £4.5 million villa would do. Here the family had seven bedrooms, four bathrooms, tennis courts and a heated outdoor swimming pool. No big deal then.
THE LA BOLTHOLE: Beverly Hills
Onto LA. The family uprooted in 2007 when David moved to LA Galaxy and they snapped up this £11 million Beverley Hills mansion. This place had six bedrooms and ten – TEN! – bathrooms. That’s a lot of Radox.
THE NEW PAD: West London
Their latest abode reportedly set the pair back £40 million. Apparently staff access is via a tunnel and there are hairdressing and manicure rooms. Wonder if we’ll spot Victoria having a rummage at nearby Portobello market?