Photos: Freddie Mercury’s iconic Kensington Garden Lodge is up for sale

Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s Kensington Garden Lodge residence has been put on the market.

The house where Freddie Mercury lived from 1980 until his death in 1991 is up for sale.

Garden Lodge, which Mercury often referred to as his country house despite its central London location, offered the Queen singer an escape from touring and recording as part of one of the most famous bands in music history. 

During his decade living there, Mercury transformed the Neo-Georgian-style property with the help of interior architect and designer Robin Moore Ede to reflect his array of interests and to show off his unique style.

With his citrus yellow-coloured dining room, his mirrored floor-to-ceiling dressing room and his Japanese-inspired sitting room, the singer made the property his own.

The spot's double-height drawing room hosted Mercury's grand piano, on which he wrote some of Queen's biggest hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody.

Since the Queen icon's passing, his friend Mary Austin has taken care of the property. Last year Mercury's belongings from the estate were auctioned off at Sotheby's for almost £40 million.

Ms Austin said: “This house has been the most glorious memory box, because it has such love and warmth in every room. 

"It has been a joy to live in and I have many wonderful memories here. Now that it is empty, I’m transported back to the first time we viewed it. 

"Ever since Freddie and I stepped through the fabled green door, it has been a place of peace, a true artist’s house, and now is the time to entrust that sense of peace to the next person.”

Garden Lodge is on sale for £30 million via the London real estate agency Knight Frank.