The Thinking Out Loud star purchased his own $13.5 million (£9 million) property in the British capital earlier this year (15) along with a place in his hometown of Framlingham in Suffolk, England, close to his parents' house.

He has now splashed out on a $1.2 million (£750,000) apartment for his parents, John and Imogen, so they can be close to him when they stay in London.

"I bought them a flat. They already have a house. I got them a flat and a car in London so they can stay there. It's opposite me (my house) as well," he tells Britain's The Sun newspaper.

"My thing is, I bought a house about a mile away from them where we live in a countryside, and I bought a flat and a house pretty much opposite each other in London... So when I have kids, when they start getting a little bit irritating, I've got the grandparents there."

Earlier this month (Dec15), Ed announced he will be taking a long vacation and a break from social media after completing his X world tour.

In a post on, he wrote, "I've had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I'm taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.

"To my family and friends, if you love me you will understand me b**gering off for a bit, to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing. Ed x".