George Clooney is buying a house in London.

The 'Monuments Men' actor - who got engaged to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin last month - is planning to splash out on a new property in the UK city because his bride-to-be doesn't want to have to relocate her career.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: ''Amal wants to continue her work, and George is very supportive and proud of her career. He will soon be going to London so they can look for a new home there together.''

It was recently claimed that the couple are planning a low-key wedding at George's Italian estate.

A source said recently: ''The important people will be there, but this is private, not for public consumption, so it will be friends and family only.

''It was a long time coming, but when George commits to something he really sees it through. Amal is the one.''

The 53-year-old hunk has resigned from his United Nations (UN) role as a messenger for peace, and friends say that is because he intends to team up with Amal for a new project.

A source said: ''He's hitching his wagon to Amal's so he wants a clean slate in every sense.

''They're not just planning to live together, they're planning to work together too. As a team they could be unbeatable.''