Madonna has been issued with an official warning by Westminster council after a noisy party held by staff at her Marylebone home.
Neighbours complained about music and singing from the 10-bedroom Georgian townhouse she bought for £6 million in 2007.
Despite being out of the country at the time, the 51-year-old singer as owner of the house has been issued with an official noise abatement notice and faces a £5,000 fine for any further offences.
The council received a complaint on Sunday June 27 in the middle of the afternoon. Within 30 minutes, Westminster council noise officers were at the front door and judged that the noise — believed to have been caused by a karaoke party — was loud enough to be a “statutory nuisance”.
They spoke to staff through the entryphone system, who confirmed the property belonged to Madonna but that she was not present.
A council spokesman said: “In order to deal with the matter, a notice was served by posting it through the box at the premises. The notice was addressed to the owner or occupier at the address ordering that the noise is stopped — which it was.
“Any further offence could see Madonna landed with a £5,000 fine.”
A spokesman for Madonna was unavailable for comment.