Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton has bought herself a former London brothel.
The 27-year-old hotel heiress is thrilled with her £850,000 investment located in the city’s famous East End district and has no qualms about the illicit history of the building, which was also a haven for drug users and pirates.
Paris said: "It's just beautiful. It doesn’t have regular rooms but is more like a maze.
"It used to be an opium den and still has iron joists where pirates and thieves were shackled to the wall."
The socialite’s new home was apparently used by vagabonds and sailors who wanted to indulge in sinful pleasures after months at sea.
A source added to Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: "Paris really appreciated the quirkiness of the place - and the knockdown price for such a unique building - and immediately put in an offer."
Paris, who is currently filming Paris Hilton's My New BBF (British Best Friend) in the UK, has admitted she has fallen in love with the famous city.
She said: "I love London, it's my favourite city in the world. I'm shooting my new show and having an amazing time.
"I love British people, they rock! Everything from their personalities, style and, of course, the accents. I would love to live here one day."
- Z_Bang! Showbiz
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