UK grandfather's pastel pink London home has become a photoshoot hotspot, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage

A grandfather's pastel pink London home has become a photoshoot hotspot, but posers are causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Ex-fashion designer Peter Lee, 77, has multiple groups of families, influencers, and ballerinas and more, taking photographs of themselves daily outside his house near Kensington Palace in west London.

He's says its popularity is racking up hefty repair bills, including thousands of pounds to replace the now-cracked tiles decorating the steps to the £2million house, for the first time in the 44 years he's lived there.

Mr Lee suspects the cracks are caused by visitors performing elaborate acrobatics to get the perfect shot, many of which have been caught on his doorbell camera.

One girl in a neon pink two-piece that matched the house held herself up on Mr Lee's railings and did the splits in the air for the camera, after flicking her hair back and forth in front of a group of friends in the same outfits.

Some stay for hours. A nearby ballet school have become regulars, taking the children's end of year pictures in ballerina dresses in front of the house.

He said: "I don't know what they're doing, blogs on their websites?

"One girl was sat out there for half a day on her own. She put her phone in the middle of the street, took photos of herself against the house and then ran back to grab the phone when a car came.

"I normally just watch them on the screen, but I had to go down and say "did you get what you wanted? You've been out there for half the day.""

The pristine two-bed house is pink surrounded by black iron railings and black tiles leading up to the porch, plants hang over the entrance with white latticed windows.

Mr Lee said: "There are some outside right now, I wish you could see them, there's a whole family having their photos taken on my top step.

"If you had been standing here now you would have seen a whole family, they've gone now. I'm just waiting for the next ones.

"Sometimes I wait until they've gone to go outside.

Mr Lee is concerned about the cost of repairing the damage, adding: "Girls with high heels are probably causing damage to the steps - I did see one girl in heels jumping up and down flinging her arms up in the air.

"I was watching from the living room and thought that stupid girl is going to be damaging my tiles - I went outside afterwards and saw two tiles were cracked.

"They're strong enough for walking but not jumping.

"They could have been cracked from somebody delivering the washing machine, I can't totally put it down to the girls dancing up and down the steps.

"Breaking the tiles is a nuisance, but its done.

"These tiles should last a lifetime. As you can see from the photographs I'm very finickity about every detail.

"It's going to cost thousands of pounds to replace the steps, and I can't get the old fashioned tiles.

"The modern version of the tiles are so thin, they look rubbish. And it's still £2,500 to do ten steps.

"They just do not look good, when you have a period house it's the little details that matter. I want to keep it authentic."

Mr Lee reckons the influencers arrived when smart phones got cameras on them, but they've increased in recent years.

He said they do come to other houses on the street, but his does get more attention than any others. He said: "I think because it's pink."