PM follows in Thatcher’s footsteps as he plots move to trendy London suburb

BORIS Johnson is ready to follow in Margaret Thatcher’s footsteps when he leaves No10 next month.

The outgoing Prime Minister, 58, is hunting for a new marital home with wife Carrie Johnson, 34, and two children in South London’s upmarket Dulwich Village.

The PM is ready to follow in Margaret Thatcher’s footsteps when he leaves No10 next month

The PM is ready to follow in Margaret Thatcher’s footsteps when he leaves No10 next monthCredit: PA

Mrs Thatcher made a beeline for the quiet suburb with husband Denis when she was booted from office in 1990.

Despite reports of financial strain and splashing thousands on transforming their Downing Street home, the couple are said to have a budget of up to £3million to buy a place.

A source said: “Carrie and Boris are looking for somewhere they can put down roots away from the glare of central London.

“Now they have Wilfred and Romy, a family home with a large garden is a must. That’s exactly what Dulwich can offer.

“The irony that he wanted to emulate Churchill but ended up following Thatcher’s footsteps in how he ended his premiership isn’t lost on colleagues.”

Last month, the couple hosted a delayed wedding party at 18th century Daylesford House, Gloucs.

Covid rules had forced them to restrict festivities when they tied the knot in May 2021 in a small secret wedding in Westminster Cathedral.

Before moving into Downing Street and having their two children, the couple lived in a flat overlooking Brunswick Park in Camberwell, South London.

A source said: 'Carrie and Boris are looking for somewhere they can put down roots away from the glare of central London'

A source said: ‘Carrie and Boris are looking for somewhere they can put down roots away from the glare of central London’Credit: Reuters