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Living like London's super-rich

30 January 2012 Last updated at 06:40 GMT

London has always attracted the super rich - in the 1970s it was the oil money from the Gulf. In the 1980s it attracted Asian industrialists and financiers and then Russian Oligarchs.

Even with a global economic downturn, the city is still benefitting, as BBC's Aaron Heslehurst has been finding out.