At home with Tom Daley and his husband… in their Team GB-themed London apartment

Once a hops warehouse, the home Olympic diver Tom Daley shares with his new husband is now a Team GB-themed bolthole
Once a hops warehouse, the home Olympic diver Tom Daley shares with his new husband is now a Team GB-themed boltholeCredit: Alexander James

Tom Daley’s London apartment with a photographer in tow. Daley’s voice is crackling through the intercom, and he seems reluctant to let us in despite the drizzle.

After a little cajoling, he suggests that we wait in the corridor outside the apartment until his PR man, who is running late, gets here. The photographer is laden with kit and, once inside, we have to stand in a dark stairwell. The mood rapidly darkens, too.

When did Daley turn from a bubbly national treasure into a grand celebrity, I wonder. Perhaps it’s the Oscar-winning screenwriter partner (Dustin Lance Black, whom he recently married at Bovey Castle) or the Olympic medals (two bronze). 

The PR man eventually arrives (out of breath, apologetic), and it comes to light that Daley isn’t in the building at all; the intercom connects to his mobile phone, and he is training at the…