Panic rooms and gun safes on rise in London luxury homes | Reuters

LONDONPanic rooms, gun safes and machinegun-proof doors are increasingly appearing in London homes as super-rich foreign newcomers bring their security fears to the UK capital.

Many wealthy homebuyers are drawn to the political stability of London and the buoyancy of its property market. But concerns about the kind of lawlessness typical of their home countries or fears of reprisal from business or political opponents mean they demand the most hi-tech security systems around.

"I recently showed a property to a billionaire eastern European and when he walked outside I presumed he had gone to look at the wonderful garden," said Andrew Langton, managing director of high-end estate