Pop babe Britney Spears has been looking at property to buy in London - and is very taken with a townhouse owned by pal Madonna's husband Guy Ritchie.

The ME AGAINST THE MUSIC singer has expressed a great deal of interest in the director's four-bedroom home near KENSINGTON PALACE, north London - despite its $4.8 million (GBP3 million) price ticket.

Britney explains, "I've been looking for somewhere cosy to hang out and Guy's old place sounds just perfect. I'm not really bothered about price."

Speaking of her love for the Britain, pretty Britney adds, "Your accents are so cool and sophisticated. You speak so much nicer than the bit of America I'm from.

"I'm getting better at the accent already. Madonna's accent is really cool."

02/11/2003 13:58