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REVIEW property

CITY, ISLINGTON & DOCKLANDS

JANUARY 2012

Oliver’s tea palace Historic warehouse on the Thames

Our private life Seeking seclusion in Highbury

Discovery Dock Quay pad connections on Canary Wharf


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HANDSOME SEMI-DETACHED GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN HOUSE canonbury grove, n1 Through reception room ø dining room ø study ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 en suite bathrooms ø separate w.c ø rear garden ø 2 garages ø 208 sq m (2,239 sq ft) Guide £1.8 million

Savills Islington

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Jo-Anne Neighbour jneighbour@savills.com

020 7226 1313

ATTRACTIVE END OF TERRACE EARLY VICTORIAN FOUR STOREY HOUSE great percy street, wc1x 2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø dining room ø 4 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø separate w.c ø utility room ø south-facing garden ø 199 sq m (2,177 sq ft) Guide £1.85 million

Savills Islington Abbie Greisman agreisman@savills.com

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020 7226 1313


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1 OUTSTANDING DOUBLE-FRONTED DETACHED MID VICTORIAN HOUSE aberdeen park, n5 Drawing room ø dining room ø reception room ø study ø main bedroom suite ø 6 further bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø shower room ø separate w.c ø terrace ø balcony ø 110' rear garden ø large front garden with off-street parking ø 411 sq m (4,423 sq ft)

Guide £3.995 million Freehold

Savills Islington Adam Smith arsmith@savills.com

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MARKET VIEW Buying habits. Different nationalities have quite different property demands, reports Robert Bailey.

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NEWS In the zone. Professionals move into Olympic territory as the spotlight falls on Stratford, reports Cheryl Markosky.

FINANCE Saving for 19 years. That’s how long it would take the average Londoner to raise a deposit for a capital home.

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NEWS Sell your home faster. As property exchanges take longer, here are some top tips to speed up the process.

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FINANCE Prime time. City homes are elevated into the same bracket as Knightsbridge and Mayfair, reports Duncan Farmer.

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BEST BUYS Fixed, discount or tracker – check out the facts, figures and interest rates from our current top ten mortgages.


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PUBLISHING Publisher Richard Nugent 07964 384341 propertyreview@hotmail.com EDITORIAL Editor Bob Stonebridge 01536 330314 cityeditorial@propertyreview.org.uk Contributors Cheryl Markosky Duncan Farmer Robert Bailey

FOR SALE & TO RENT

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ISLINGTON, HIGHBURY, CANONBURY, BARNSBURY, ANGEL Serene in Aberdeen. An exclusive road managed by its residents gives you an excellent opportunity to enjoy a private life in Highbury.

Cover Photo: © T Anderson - shutterstock.com DESIGN & PRODUCTION Caroline Nall 01536 418181 city@typestart.co.uk Typestart Limited, 1 Rothwell Grange Court, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northants NN16 8FB www.typestart.co.uk

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BLOOMSBURY, SHOREDITCH, CLERKENWELL, SPITALFIELDS, MOORGATE, LONDON FIELDS Flying the flag. A duplex penthouse with impressive original features at a warehouse conversion in Clerkenwell makes a fine tribute to the original Banner man.

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SHAD THAMES, WAPPING, ISLE OF DOGS, CANARY WHARF, LONDON BRIDGE, BERMONDSEY, ROTHERHITHE Oliver’s tea palace. A twobedroom apartment with sweeping Thames views is set in a historic warehouse, one of the first to be converted into apartments.

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THE PACIFIC WHARF, se16

DUNDEE COURT, e1w

2 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø balcony ø porter ø parking space ø 169 sq m (1,815 sq ft)

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø laundry room ø dressing room ø porter ø 164 sq m (1,768 sq ft)

Guide £995,000 Leasehold

Guide £697,500 Leasehold

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Savills Docklands zjames@savills.com 020 7456 6800

Savills Docklands zjames@savills.com 020 7456 6800

FREE TRADE WHARF, e1w

WEXNER BUILDING, e1

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø roof terrace ø balcony ø porter ø 2 parking spaces ø 90 sq m (971 sq ft)

Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø terrace ø 82 sq m (880 sq ft)

Guide £650,000 Leasehold

Asking £599,995 Leasehold

Savills Docklands juprowse@savills.com 020 7456 6800

Savills Docklands juprowse@savills.com 020 7456 6800


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savills.co.uk

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WEST INDIA QUAY, e14

DISCOVERY DOCK, e14

Reception room ø kitchen ø bedroom ø bathroom ø 24hr concierge ø 60 sq m (650 sq ft)

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø gym ø balcony ø 24hr concierge ø parking space ø 89 sq m (957 sq ft)

Guide £425,000 Leasehold

Guide £600,000 Leasehold

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Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

WEST INDIA QUAY, e14

KEEPIER WHARF, e14

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø guest cloakroom ø 24hr concierge ø 455 sq m (1,561 sq ft)

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø utility room ø concierge ø parking space ø 191 sq m (2,059 sq ft)

Guide £850,000 Leasehold

Guide £1.2 million Share of Freehold

Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

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LANGBOURNE PLACE, e14

PAN PENINSULA, e14

2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø reception room ø wood flooring ø balcony ø allocated parking ø gated development

2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony with panoramic views ø 24hr porterage ø residents gym and cinema

£525 per week Flexible furnishings

£650 per week Furnished

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Savills Canary Wharf ssaul@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf ssaul@savills.com 020 7531 2500

GAINSBOROUGH HSE, e14

ABILITY PLACE, e14

3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø covered parking space ø mezzanine ø private terrace ø residents gym ø concierge

2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø 24hr porterage ø allocated parking ø residents gym

£895 per week Furnished

£1,200 per week Furnished

Savills Canary Wharf ssaul@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf ssaul@savills.com 020 7531 2500


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BUTLERS & COLONIAL, se1

HERMITAGE COURT, e1w

Bedroom ø reception room ø kitchen ø bathroom ø wood flooring ø balcony ø private parking ø porterage

Bedroom with en suite bathroom ø open plan reception room / kitchen ø balcony ø private parking ø daytime porterage

£395 per week Furnished

£395 per week Furnished

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Savills Docklands brodgers@savills.com 020 7456 6800

Savills Docklands brodgers@savills.com 020 7456 6800

CITY QUAY, e1w

OLIVER'S WHARF, e1w

2 bedrooms ø reception room ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø marina views ø private parking ø 24hr porterage

3 bedrooms ø reception room ø kitchen ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø private parking ø 2 balconies ø river views ø 2,300 sq ft

£775 per week Furnished

£975 per week Flexible furnishings

Savills Docklands brodgers@savills.com 020 7456 6800

Savills Docklands brodgers@savills.com 020 7456 6800

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Market view Low, lateral and near the Lycée – what foreign buyers want in the capital, reports property finder Robert Bailey A recent report by property consultancy Savills states that 58 per cent of all property purchased in prime central London is by overseas buyers. This figure doesn’t surprise, and I’d even go so far as to say that in some neighbourhoods the figure’s closer to 75 per cent. There are numerous reasons why foreigners are attracted to London – a favourable exchange rate, the view that London property’s a safe investment, excellent schools, and many overseas buyers have an established network of friends and contacts here already. However, the buying habits of various nationalities are quite different and a vendor attempting to attract overseas buyers would be unwise to assume desires are all the same. For instance, Chinese buyers only make up two per cent of all purchasers, and yet the average price of their purchase, according to Knight Frank, is nearly £6.4 million. For all the headlines about Russian buyers, they still only make up about 6 per cent of all prime central London purchasers with an average spend of £5.3 million. Much has been made of overseas buyers fleeing their homelands for the security of London, but what is interesting is that these buyers do not seem as keen on buying trophy homes as their Chinese and Russian counterparts. On the contrary, Greek and Bahraini buyers spend an average of £1.9 million and £1.2 million respectively, suggesting that they do not view the capital as their new permanent base, but a temporary shelter from economic and political storms back home. Where they choose to live varies too. Most Indian buyers prefer Mayfair, while Middle Eastern buyers love Knightsbridge. Americans are drawn to St John’s Wood due to the nearby American school, and the Lycée Français is the draw for French purchasers in South Kensington. The French don’t mind living on the third or fourth floor, even if the block has no lift, possibly because many period properties in Paris don’t have one either. However, Middle Eastern buyers in Knightsbridge wouldn’t consider a flat that was only accessible via three flights of stairs. Almost all out-of-town buyers – regardless of nationality – want lateral apartments or low-built houses. Interiors must be modern, and increasingly buyers want turnkey apartments where everything, right down to the forks and spoons, is provided. If you’re relocating from abroad or buying your third home, you simply don’t want to waste time and effort shopping for home furnishings. One other uniting aspect is demand. Agents report that for every 100 vendors, there are 158 foreign buyers. The appetite for prime central London property is unlikely to be satiated anytime soon. With the Government encouraging investment from overseas buyers, foreign homeowners are to be a feature of the London property landscape for some time to come. www.robertbaileyproperty.com 020 7352 0899

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Professionals leap into Olympic zone Cheryl Markosky brings you the latest word on the streets The vast transformation of the Stratford area of East London and huge investment in its infrastructure is fast making London’s Olympic zone a highly sought after area for professionals seeking rental property. One example is Genesis’s Stratford Halo with 704 new homes across five buildings, offering investors an attractive investment opportunity with strong rental yields. This iconic development overlooking the Olympic Stadium is the latest addition to the East London market. Prices have risen by 25 per cent since 2005 in the area and typical rental yields stand at 5 to 5.5 per cent, representing a sound return for investors. Stratford now has some of London’s best public transport links with speedy commutes into Central London, the City and Canary Wharf, served by the Jubilee and Central lines on the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and overland rail services, including high-

speed domestic rail services that will allow commuters to travel into Central London in just seven minutes. In the future, Stratford will have a station on the Crossrail line and Eurostar international services to Paris and Brussels will stop here. Simon Howard, head of sales at Genesis, says: “East London property has already seen a strong appreciation in value since London was awarded the Olympics and this trend is set to continue as the area’s developed further. The local rental market is buoyant, with many professional people wanting to take advantage of Stratford’s excellent transport links and live in a buzzing neighbourhood enjoying the Olympic spotlight.” Prices at Stratford Halo start from £249,950 for a one-bedroom apartment, £310,000 for two-bedrooms and £380,000 for three. For further information call 0808 118 4324.

Stratford Halo overlooking the Olympic Stadium will offer more than 700 new homes across five buildings


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Top tips for speedy sales Although the number of sales agreed is up five per cent compared with last year, the time a property takes to exchange is now 30 per cent longer than at the peak of the market, according to Hamptons International. Marc Goldberg at Hamptons says: “Correctly valued properties in the right location are selling, but the sales cycle is taking much longer than in previous years due to stringent mortgage checks and conveyancing processes.” Here are Hampton’s tips to help make the sale of your home go faster. n Ensure funding is in place prior to agreeing a sale. n Have as much paperwork filled out as possible when your property goes on the market. Your fixtures and fittings list, for example, can be completed before you’ve accepted an offer. n Listen to your agent on how to price your property. Conditions are tough at the moment and your agent can tell you whether a price needs to be revised. n Create a time-frame wish list, outlining what needs to be done and when, to help all parties understand their role in the process and speed it up. n Clear away clutter and tidy for viewings. Potential purchasers want to visualize themselves in the space, so it’s important to create the right atmosphere to make them feel at home the moment they walk in the door. n Ensure that when a sale is agreed your agent checks details of the chain. How many links are there, at what stage is each sale at, have surveys been done, what funding’s required, and have mortgage offers been issued?

Let the bidding wars begin Agents in east London are reporting unusually busy times. Savills Canary Wharf is currently dealing with parents buying homes for their children, along with a number of Greeks and Italians investing their cash into bricks and mortar in a ‘safe haven’. One example of the kind of property that would appeal to those in both camps is £794,995 Broadwalk Place, a three-bedroom sub-penthouse with two reception rooms, southfacing terrace, two double bedrooms (great for sharers), parking space and porter (through Savills Canary Wharf, 020 7531 2500).  Zak James of Savills Docklands says there was a rush to buy before

Christmas and he agreed a number of deals in November, including two bidding wars. “Buyers are sizing up the opportunity to buy quality stock, particularly for investment purposes,” he says.

Parents’ choice or safe haven investment: Broadwalk Place sub-penthouse

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FINANCE

Prime time in the City

Money Matters

Square Mile and its borders rise into same bracket as Mayfair, reports Duncan Farmer

LENDERS WILL STILL DECIDE One fear from the Government’s announcement to underwrite up to 100,000 first-time buyer mortgages was that it would simply lead to a rash of lending to unsuitable borrowers who couldn’t afford to repay their loans. However, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has said that the decision on whom to grant mortgages to will remain with the lender, and it is likely that applicants will still have to meet the usual criteria of a good credit and employment history and the ability to repay. The only criterion that will be relaxed is the need for a deposit of more than five per cent of the purchase price.

base rate, with more competition from lenders; and London and prime property in particular will continue to represent a safe haven and a defensive investment akin to gold,” says Goldberg. For the City and its surroundings, there are other attractions that will promote demand and therefore sustain or drive prices higher, says Gráinne Gilmore, head of UK residential research at Knight Frank. “The area has good levels of top-end housing stock, a central location, good transport links and excellent retail and leisure facilities. This combination delivers a higher than average propensity for growth in capital values,” says Gilmore. “The last, but arguably one of the most important factors is the new technology hub which has emerged around Old Street in the fringes. Nicknamed Silicon Roundabout, the area plays host to hundreds of tech start-ups and to Google’s new offices. Workers in this industry who choose to live nearby, in one of the liveliest areas of the City, will drive demand for residential units in this neighbourhood.” Demand for buy-to-let property in the area remains strong, supported by the local jobs, nightlife and transport links as well as by the availability of mortgages. This year, the private rented sector is tipped to overtake social housing, and rents in London are expected to climb by another five per cent.

The growing popularity of the City and its fringes as a place to live and work has helped propel areas such as Clerkenwell, Shoreditch and Farringdon into Knight Frank’s category of ‘prime central London’ locations. A combination of top-end developments, new transport links, luxury retail and leisure facilities – and high-tech job opportunities - has pushed the City and the surrounding half-mile fringe into the same bracket as Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Belgravia. The City and its borders will now be added to Knight Frank’s monthly Prime Central London Index of property prices, which has been tracking high-end values since 1976. More good news comes from its forecasts for the year ahead: while London as a whole is tipped to see price rises of one per cent this year, the prime area could grow by as much as four per cent. Knight Frank is not alone in this forecast. Marc Goldberg, head of residential sales at Hamptons, says the financial fundamentals underpinning the London market remain strong. “We expect the sales market next year to be characterised by the following themes: a continued depressed sterling exchange rate which will support international demand in prime Central London; favourable mortgage lending terms as a result of low Bank of England

Current Best Buy Mortgages

Fixed Rates

Source: Charcol Ltd 0800 718191 www.charcol.co.uk LENDER

CURRENT RATE

UNTIL

GO TO RATE

THE OVERALL COST FOR COMPARISON IS

MAX ADV

HIGHER LENDING CHARGE

EARLY REPAYMENT CHARGE (ERC)

LENDER FEE

LENDER EXIT FEE

NOTES

Woolwich

2.83%

31/12/13

3.89%

3.9% APR

70%

None

3% to 31/12/13. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£999

£275

On remortgages free valuation & free legal fees.

Melton Mowbray

3.04%

30/11/14

4.99%

4.8% APR

75%

None

3.25% to 30/11/14. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£598

£90

On remortgages free legal fees.

Coventry

3.65%

31/12/16

4.49%

4.4% APR

65%

None

Nil

£999

£125

Free valuation up to £1m. On remortgages free legal fees. Flexible

2.49% (BR + 1.99%)

31/1/14

Followed by 3.59% fixed

31/1/17

5.99%

5.6% APR

75%

None

5/5/5/4/3% to 31/1/17. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£1,995

£90

Minimum pay rate: 2.49%. Flexible

Accord

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SAVING UP FOR 19 YEARS

The key to more stability David Miles, a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, believes that the current state of the housing and mortgage markets will lead to a decline in home ownership. “It is not surprising that the recession and the financial stresses have had a huge impact on the housing market,” he said. “The disposable income of the majority of households has fallen; uncertainty about future levels of income has increased sharply. Uncertainty pushes down on the value of long-lived assets, and few assets are as long-lived as houses.” With lenders requiring house purchases to be funded with more equity, many

people were postponing home-buying while they saved for larger deposits. As a result, the average age at which people are able to buy their first home would rise, David Miles predicted, while owneroccupation continued to decline. But is that such a bad thing? Miles believes it could have a couple of benefits: lower levels of owner-occupation and mortgage debt would mean the bank rate had less effect on the economy, and changes in house prices would also have less impact, making the economy more stable and monetary policy easier to manage.

Data from a new saving and investing website, www.InvestorBee.com, which analyses saving habits from a million people in the UK, is claiming that it would take the average Londoner more than 19 years to save for a deposit in the capital. Its figures show that the average Londoner earns £45,758 and saves approximately 9.6 per cent (£4379) of their salary each year. With the average house price in Greater London standing at almost £430,000 it would take more than 19 years to save a 20 per cent deposit, assuming all saving is for that one objective. However, lenders are now offering loans to first-time buyers with deposits of just five per cent and the Government is to underwrite firsttime buyer loans, and on top of all that, few first homes are in the average price bracket. One interesting fact that has emerged from the research is that Londoners save a relatively small percentage of their income: out of 50 counties polled, London ranked 35th in the savings table, with the Scots topping the league.

STAMP DUTY CONCESSIONS The decision by the Government to end the stamp duty concessions to first-time buyers in March is at odds with its plan to underwrite their mortgages, although it is likely to have little impact on either borrowers or the Government’s coffers. Most stamp duty is taken on purchases of over £250,000, and the relaxation of stamp duty for first-time buyers did little to stimulate the property market. However, when the previous stamp duty concession came to an end in December 2009, it was preceded by a sharp rise in sales and followed by a corresponding slump. Could it happen again?

Variable Rates (Tracker and Discount off SVR) LENDER

CURRENT RATE

UNTIL

GO TO RATE

THE OVERALL COST FOR COMPARISON IS

MAX ADV

HIGHER LENDING CHARGE

EARLY REPAYMENT CHARGE (ERC)

LENDER FEE

LENDER EXIT FEE

NOTES

ING Direct

2.99%

Bank Rate + 2.49% for term

N/A

3.0% APR

60%

None

Nil

£945

Nil

On purchases valuation fee refund. On remortgages free valuation & free legal fees. Flexible.

Woolwich

3.19%

Bank Rate + 2.69% for term

N/A

3.2% APR

70%

None

1% to 31/12/14. Unlimited ERC free part repayments allowed.

£1,499

Nil

OFFSET and so fully flexible. On remortgages free valuation & free legal fees.

Abbey

3.29%

Bank Rate + 2.79% for term

N/A

3.3% APR

75%

None

£250 to 2/12/13. Unlimited ERC free part repayments allowed.

£995

Nil

OFFSET and so fully flexible. Free valuation. On purchases £250 c’back. On remortgages free legal fees.

Bank of China (UK)

2.80%

Bank Rate + 2.30% for term

N/A

2.9% APR

80%

None

1% in 1 year on full repayment. Unlimited ERC free part redemptions allowed.

£1,245*

£95

Up to £500,000. For loans up to £1m: £2,495 and above £1m: 0.5%

Nottingham

3.24%

2.75% discount off SVR for 2 years

5.99%

5.9% APR

85%

None

3% for 2 years. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free

£799

£140

Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees.

Hinckley & Rugby

4.24%

1.40% discount off SVR for term

N/A

4.3% APR

90%

None

Nil

£1,090

£150

OFFSET and so fully flexible. Free val’n. On remortgages free legal fees.

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Hamptons Islington 020 7226 4688 islington@hamptons-int.com

Northampton Grove, N1 £699,950 Freehold

A detached double fronted house positioned ideally in a cul-de-sac location. The period house currently offers two bedrooms, two reception rooms and three bathrooms.

Myddelton Square, EC1R £695,000 Share of Freehold

A two bedroom maisonette occupying the top 2 floors of this stunning period building. The property is beautifully positioned overlooking Myddelton Square.

It’s important to make time for the things you love.

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At Hamptons International, we take all the strain out of managing your move. Leaving you free to enjoy the finer things in life, safe in the knowledge that everything’s being taken care of.


Hamptons Islington 020 7226 4688 islington@hamptons-int.com

Elmore Street, N1 £575,000 Leasehold

A well presented garden maisonette located in the ever popular De Beauvoir Conservation area.The property offers two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, utility, bathroom & garden.

Hornsey Road, N7 £525,000

A stunning apartment occupying the ground floor of this desirable deveoplment. The property offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living room and separate office.

It’s important to make time for the things you love. At Hamptons International, we take all the strain out of managing your move. Leaving you free to enjoy the finer things in life, safe in the knowledge that everything’s being taken care of.

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Hamptons City 020 7236 8398 city@hamptons-int.com

Chandlery House, E1 £415,000 Leasehold This beautifully presented 1 bedroom flat is set on the 3rd floor of Chandlery House, an extremely popular warehouse conversion located minutes from Aldgate East.

Sir John Lyon House, EC4 £430,000 Leasehold Hamptons are delighted to offer this superb 560 sq ft one bedroom apartment in arguably one of the City’s most popular developments, on the north bank of the Thames.

Folgate Street, E1 £435,000 Leasehold

Banner Buildings, EC1 £795,000 Freehold Set over three floors, this delightful modern Clerkenwell townhouse has 3 bedrooms, is beautifully presented and wonderfully bright, and has an amazing roof terrace.

This well presented 2 bedroom apartment is on the ground floor of a smart residential block in Spitalfields which offers a concierge service, and comes with a parking space.

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The Hamptons International team always go further to meet your personal property needs, whatever they may be. Over 97% of our clients say they would use us again or recommend us to others. Let us show you why.


Hamptons Tower Bridge 020 7407 3173 towerbridge@hamptons-int.com

Scotts Sufferance Wharf, E1 £625,000 Leasehold

Neo Bankside, SE1 £1,695,000 Leasehold

Tower Bridge Wharf, E1W £995,000 Share of Freehold

Tempus Wharf, SE16 £1,195,000 Leasehold

A well presented courtyard facing two bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor of this popular Shad Thames development benefiting from a south facing balcony, porterage and parking.

A two bedroom (potentially three), 1528 sq ft penthouse apartment with recessed river views and terrace within one of Wappings most desirable developments.

A two bedroom, two bathroom, 1302 sq ft apartment on the 6th floor apartment of Neo Bankside with views of St Pauls and the river Thames with 24 hr concierge.

A stunning 1410 sq ft, dual aspect, two bedroom warehouse conversion overlooking the Thames with views of Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf from the two balconies. Parking, Porter.

It’s important to make time for the things you love. At Hamptons International, we take all the strain out of managing your move. Leaving you free to enjoy the finer things in life, safe in the knowledge that everything’s being taken care of.

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Hamptons Islington Lettings 020 7359 5675 islingtonlettings@hamptons-int.com

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Amwell Street, EC1R £385 per week Situated only minutes from the amenities of Angel, Upper Street and Exemouth Market this well proportioned one bedroom property boasts period features throughout and separate kitchen.

Eden Grove, N7 £550 per week Bright and fully fitted three bedroom apartment with modern conveniences throughout with two bathrooms whilst benefiting from communal gardens, gym and concierge.

Poets Road, N5 £895 per week Newly renovated, this four double bedroom mid-terrace house (with study) benefits from modern fittings throughout, two bathrooms and private garden.

Ivor Street, NW1 £1295 per week

This beautiful mid-terrace house boasts a wealth of rooms offering flexible living space, beautiful garden and modern fittings throughout whilst being well located to the amenities of Camden.

Hamptons International has been crowned Gold Winner in Best for Property Management and at the 2011 Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in association with The Sunday Times and The Times, recognising Hamptons’ commitment to exceptional customer service and its status as an employer of choice. Call us to find out more about how our Property Management Services can help us meet your property requirements.


Shearwater Court, E1W £825 per week

A spacious two double bedroom apartment located on the 1st floor of this popular, well maintained development. Two balconies and views over St Katharine Dock to Tower Bridge. Hamptons Tower Bridge Lettings 020 7407 3172

The Circle, SE1 £425 per week Fabulous one bedroom apartment with wooden floors and balcony with views over the communal garden. Hamptons Tower Bridge Lettings 020 7407 3172

Leyden Street, E1 £565 per week A modern and refurbished spacious two double bedroom apartment in the popular St Clements House development, situated in the heart of Spitalfields with parking. Hamptons City Lettings 020 7236 8399

Ludgate Square, EC4 £1,200 per week A beautiful three bedroom penthouse apartment with a substantial private roof terrace facing St Paul’s Cathedral and overlooking many City landmarks. Hamptons City Lettings 020 7236 8399

The Hamptons International team always go further to meet your personal property needs, whatever they may be. Over 97% of our clients say they would use us again or recommend us to others. Let us show you why.

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DETACHED VILLA

Private life in Highbury Finding space for your cars is not an issue at Highbury’s Aberdeen Park, a private road – managed by the residents – that provides restricted on-street parking for the people who live there. A grand family house currently for sale at the address has plenty of off-street parking space of its own, thanks to a front garden with room for multiple cars. It has a rear garden, too, with lawns and mature borders. Close to Highbury Fields and the local shopping at Highbury Barn, this classic mid-Victorian detached villa is one of a limited number of detached houses in Highbury that can offer family accommodation on such an impressive scale. Light and airy rooms are set on four floors and the lower ground floor could be separated to create a selfcontained two-bedroom flat, if that appeals to you. Among the fine fixtures and fittings throughout the house are many original period features such as ceiling mouldings and fireplaces. High ceilings and large windows keep the rooms light and bright. Nearby Highbury Corner is a major transport hub providing underground, overground and bus links for easy access into the City, West End, and anywhere else you need to go. Aberdeen Park, Highbury N5, guide price £3,995,000 Savills 020 7226 1313

“This is an outstanding familysized house in a most sought after residential location in leafy Highbury” Paul Williams, Savills

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REFURBISHMENT

Charity bequest Richard Cloudesley’s Charity, which has served the ancient parish of Islington since the early 16th century, has refurbished a Grade II listed house in the street that was named after its original founder. The 21st century update of the freehold Georgian property for sale in Cloudesley Street, part of the Barnsbury conservation area, was designed and project managed by Warmans, Islington-based architects and surveyors. Including three to four bedrooms, living space extends to 2645 sq ft on four floors. On the lower ground floor, a huge kitchen, dining and family room has four-leaf Sunfold folding doors leading out onto the patio. Steps take you up to the 57ft main garden. On the raised ground floor are two elegant reception rooms – connected by original doors – with original decorative plaster cornicing, working shutters, and ornate fireplaces with limestone and marble surrounds. First floor space includes the master bedroom, a study, and a family bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and his-and-hers sinks. Underfloor heating is in the main bathroom and on the lower ground floor. The house is believed to have been built in the 1830s when the Cloudesley Estate was being laid out in a cruciform shape around the church in Cloudesley

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Square. In 1518 the will of Richard Cloudesley endowed the charity and estate to support good works in the then small village of Islington. The charity has since used revenue from the estate to tackle poverty and ill health in the area, and currently distributes £750,000 a year. Cloudesley Street, Barnsbury N1, guide price £2.65m, Chesterton Humberts 020 7359 9777

“This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire an entire house occupying a prominent position on one of Barnsbury’s best streets” Nik Stylianou, Chesterton Humberts


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CONTEMPORARY LIVING

Architect designed A three-bedroom period house in Thornhill Road has been architect-designed to deliver three floors of bright, contemporary and versatile living space. A lavish master bedroom with en suite bathroom on the ground floor has direct access out into the courtyard garden. On the first floor, a 33ft dual-aspect reception has an open plan kitchen and dining area with Gaggenau appliances, Poggenpohl units, and Corian worktops. There are two roof terraces – one on the first floor

and one on the second – and the home’s bespoke features include underfloor heating, glass staircase, electric blinds, mood lighting, and designer fittings. Choose from two local gastropubs nearby, The Albion and The Drapers Arms. Thornhill Road, Barnsbury N1, £1,195,000, Cluttons 020 7354 6666

Living on the level in bungalow style

DE BEAUVOIR Residential Elmore Street in the De Beauvoir conservation area has a garden maisonette that offers two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, utility room and bathroom. Off Essex Road, the leasehold property is close to Essex Road station and a short walk from Highbury and Islington station on Highbury Corner, and the shops, bars and restaurants of Upper Street. Trendy Hoxton is also nearby. Elmore Street, De Beauvoir N1, £575,000, Hamptons 020 7226 4688

Enjoy bungalow-style living on one level at a house near Barnsbury Square. This link-detached property is all on the ground floor, with just one step at the front door. At the centre of the three-bedroom home is a reception room with two sets of sliding doors leading to patio gardens on either side. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and the other two bedrooms overlook the patios. There’s a garage en bloc plus a guest parking space. The Courtyard, Barnsbury N1, £1.15m, Currell Residential 020 7226 4200

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VICTORIAN SEMI

Furlong and wide An extra-wide, semi-detached Victorian villa in Furlong Road, Islington, has curved stone steps that lead up to an extra-long garden – 150ft – with an extra dogleg. Arranged mainly on three floors, the property has large rooms and elegant period features. A double-height conservatory at the rear features a spiral staircase that connects the upper and lower floors. The house offers four to five

bedrooms, three bathrooms, a double reception room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, and a cloakroom. Furlong Road runs between Holloway Road and Liverpool Road and is only a short walk from Highbury and Islington tube and overground station. Furlong Road, Islington N7, £3.25m, Carlton 020 7359 0000


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Arlington Square N1 £1,195 per week

Crystal Wharf N1 £625 per week

This stunning 4 bedroom house is situated on a beautiful square in Angel. The property has been lovingly refurbished to a modern standard while preserving the period features. Consisting a large open plan kitchen/dining room, formal reception room, master bedroom, 3 further double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, utility area & a large garden with decked area, perfect for entertaining.

A fantastic apartment on the ground floor of this exclusive private development with 24 hour concierge. Comprising 2 double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom & further bathroom, fully fitted kitchen, bright & spacious reception room with a gorgeous outlook over the City Road canal basin & pretty gardens adjacent to the development.

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Blackthorn Avenue N7 £595 per week

Albert Dock N1 £450 per week

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Located within one of Islington’s most elegant squares is this superior apartment arranged over the 1st floor of this new development. With views of the rejuvenated Arundel Square this very well designed apartment boasts 2 great size double bedrooms, high specification kitchen with integrated appliances & a very generous size reception room.

A modern 1 double bedroom apartment in a bright & elegant canal side development within a private gated community. The flat comes fully furnished with a good size reception room & views of Regent’s Canal. The property further boasts a wonderful bedroom with exposed brick work coupled with excellent storage, a full fitted kitchen & stylish bathroom.

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Rosebery Avenue Finsbury EC1

A spectacular duplex 3 bedroom apartment of grandiose proportions situated in Finsbury’s most iconic residential address, New River Head. This 19th century residence was home to the first chairman of Thames Water & has since been modernised to an exacting standard. Further benefitting from a 24 hour porter & secure private parking.

£2,650,000 leasehold

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Hemingford Road Islington N1

A stunningly beautiful & rarely available 6 bedroom semi detached period residence in one of Barnsbury’s most sought after tree lined addresses. The house spans over 3,000sq ft & benefits from a linked 2 bedroom self contained flat & a lovely 55ft garden.

ÂŁ2,395,000 freehold

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£2,750,000 guide price

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£1,700,000 guide price

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£1,600,000 guide price

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£1,500,000 guide price

£1,650,000 guide price

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£2,200,000 guide price

£1,600,000 guide price

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£1,500,000 guide price

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SOLD Aubert Road N5

£1,300,000 guide price

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SOLD Stoke Newington Church Street N16 £1,200,000 guide price

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£1,300,000 guide price

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£1,400,000 guide price

£1,150,000 guide price

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Mildmay Park N1 An exceptional family home combining exquisite interior design with original period detailing and offering over 3,800 sq ft of accommodation. Arranged over four principle floors and over 25' wide at its broadest point, the house has been refurbished to the most exacting standard with a beautifully landscaped 55' rear garden with a free standing Iroko clad summer house currently used as a gym double reception room | main bedroom (en suite) with dressing room | 4 further bedrooms | bathroom | shower room | kitchen with open-plan dining area | study | guest cloakroom | utility room | summer house | off-street parking for 2 cars | garden

Guide price ÂŁ2,950,000 freehold

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Arundel Square N7

Basire Street N1

A superb two bedroom apartment offering over 850 sq ft of beautifully appointed contemporary accommodation overlooking the newly landscaped garden square from its Juliet balcony reception room with open-plan kitchen | main bedroom (en suite) | 1 further bedroom | shower room | concierge | secure private parking

A well presented flat laterally arranged over the first floor or this attractive purpose built period style block with a wonderful 19' reception room and the use of a communal area to the rear reception room | 2 bedrooms | bathroom | kitchen | communal garden

Guide price £650,000 leasehold

Guide price £450,000 share of freehold

Arlington Square N1

Huntingdon Street N1

A totally unique house in the heart of the Arlington Conservation Area. Arranged over two floors, the property strikes a perfect balance between contemporary styling and original period detailing reception room with open-plan kitchen | bedroom (en suite shower room)

A wonderful flat offering over 650 sq ft of well presented accommodation with its own front door and sole use of the 40' rear garden in the heart of the Barnsbury Conservation Area reception room | bedroom | bathroom | kitchen | garden

Guide price £420,000 freehold

Guide price £385,000 leasehold

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Mulberry House N1

Batchelor Street N1

A splendid four bedroom house boasting over 2,000 sq ft of entertaining space set back from Essex Road. The house further benefits from an attractive walled garden and access to a garage 3 reception rooms | 4 double bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | kitchen | private parking | walled garden | roof terrace

A charming Grade II listed four storey town house in a fantastic location moments from Angel station. The property has a flexible layout, a private patio garden and a large communal garden 2 reception rooms | 3 double bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | kitchen with open-plan dining room | study | patio garden | communal garden

£1,250 per week unfurnished

£825 per week unfurnished

Burgh Street N1

Corsica Street N5

A stunning maisonette that has been refurbished to an exacting standard in a prime Angel location. The apartment is well proportioned and benefits from a private section of the garden reception room | 2 bedrooms | bathroom | kitchen | garden

A spacious house in a fantastic Highbury location close to both Highbury Fields and Highbury & Islington station. The house has been subject to recent decoration and refurbishment works reception room | 3 double bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | kitchen with open-plan dining | garden

£700 per week furnished

£650 per week unfurnished

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Cleveland Road N1

Dance Square EC1V

A superb duplex apartment enviably located in the desirable East Canonbury Conservation Area. This beautifully presented apartment benefits from a rear extension so is larger than average double reception room | 2 double bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | kitchen | garden

A brand new contemporary apartment, finished to an excellent specification in a landmark new development in Clerkenwell. The development enjoys private gardens with water features reception room with open-plan kitchen | double bedroom | bathroom | lift access | concierge | terrace

£560 per week part furnished

£525 per week unfurnished

Highbury Park N5

Blair Close N1

A lovely two bedroom garden apartment on an attractive terrace in central Highbury. Situated on a private road, this stylish flat also benefits from a stunning shared roof terrace with fantastic views reception room | 2 double bedrooms | bathroom | kitchen | communal roof terrace | communal garden

A bright top floor apartment within a cluster of low rise buildings adjacent to the Canonbury Conservation Area and conveniently placed for access to Highbury and Islington station reception room | double bedroom | bathroom | kitchen | communal gardens

£475 per week furnished

£335 per week furnished/unfurnished

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Upper Street, N1

£710,000 • 3/4 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms (1 En Suite) • 1/2 Reception Rooms • Kitchen • Cloakroom Private South East Facing Roof Terrace with Panoramic Views • Own Street Entrance • Double Glazed Throughout Extremely Central Location • Well Proportioned Rooms • Very Good Decorative Order Throughout

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Swan Yard, N1

£350,000 Leasehold

Southgate Road, N1

1 Bedroom

Martineau Mews, N5

1 Bedroom

£675,000 Freehold 2/3 Bedrooms  

£305,000 Leasehold

Leconfield Road, N5

£229,950 Share of Freehold 1 Bedroom

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Harmood Grove NW1 Lovely 2 bed first floor flat with balcony Leasehold £599,950

Highbury Terrace Mews N5 Moments from Highbury fields a 3 storey home Freehold £995,000

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Stamford Road N1 Immaculate 3 storey home with large garden Freehold £1,250,000

Beresford Road N5 A newly refurbished garden maisonette Leasehold £425,000


Liverpool Road, N1 £340 per week A well presented one bedroom flat with an abundance of period features

Highbury Stadium N5 £395 per week Stunning garden flat in this historic landmark

Empire Square N1 £525 per week A spacious split level luxury apartment

Highbury Park N5 £305 per week Fantastic apartment in the centre of Highbury

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Furlong Road, Islington £3,250,000 Freehold Classic semi detached Victorian house with 150ft garden and off street parking.

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below; Witherington Road, N5. £430 per week Spacious two bedroom flat with additional study. right; White Lion Street, N1. £500 per week Contemporary two bedroom two bathroom apartment.

above; Richmond Avenue, N1. £430 per week Stunning one bedroom flat with roof terrace. left; Colebrook Row, N1. £625 per week Unique two bedroom house in enviable location.

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Currell Residential The Courtyard, N1 £1,150,000 Freehold

• Unique single storey property • Wonderful Barnsbury location • Three bedrooms/two bathrooms • Garage and parking

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• Four double bedrooms • Double reception room • Charming kitchen/dining room • Wealth of period features

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ORIGINAL FEATURES

Warehouse penthouse is a tribute to Banner man Henry Banner was City carpenter in the 18th century and a duplex penthouse is set on the top two floors of the former warehouse at Banner Buildings, named in the good chippy’s honour. Henry built the original Banner Street with relatives John and Peter in around 1774, but most of their craftsmanship was wiped out by Second World War bombing and the development that followed. The two-bedroom penthouse now for sale at the lift-serviced conversion in Banner Buildings offers many original warehouse features such as exposed brickwork, and the large windows that flood the home with natural light. Covering the entire top floor, the living room has floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that lead to two roof terraces, one facing north and the other south. Dine al fresco as you admire the views towards the Square Mile. Below on the building’s third floor, the 40ft kitchen and dining room will seat a large number of dinner guests for anyone who loves to entertain. Total living space at the property is more than 1450 sq ft.

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It’s a short walk from the apartment to the City, and the nearest tubes are Old Street and Barbican. Whitecross Street market, 11am to 3pm Monday to Friday, is one of the oldest in London. Banner Buildings, Banner Street, Clerkenwell EC1, £895,000, Hamptons 020 7236 8398

“There is a strong market for the best properties in the best locations in the City. One example is this incredibly spacious two-bedroom penthouse with two balconies” Leon Stone, Hamptons


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PENTHOUSE

Herbal treatment On the market for the first time in eight years, a dualaspect penthouse on Herbal Hill has a south-facing terrace with panoramic views of the City. Offering two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the Clerkenwell property on the fifth floor at Herbal Hill Gardens has high ceilings and includes doubleglazing, air conditioning, and secure underground parking. Its two double bedrooms are quietly located at the rear, and the apartment has an enclosed kitchen

off the reception, useful storage, and a windowless inside room currently used as an office and library. Security is excellent, and there are solid light oaks floors in all the main living areas. The development has a day concierge, as well as a residents-only swimming pool, sauna, gym and garden. Herbal Hill Gardens, Herbal Hill, Clerkenwell EC1, £1.2m, Currell Residential 020 7523 2533

Court on terrace where Poirot solved his cases Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, the Belgian television detective, has an apartment at Whitehaven Mansions, portrayed on screen by art deco Florin Court on the eastern side of Charterhouse Square. Built in 1936 by Guy Morgan and Partners and featuring a curved façade, the building currently has an opportunity to rent a one-bedroom apartment on the fifth floor. Poirot fans, form an orderly queue for viewings please. Over the years the apartment has been improved by the present owner to include a re-fitted bathroom and kitchen. It has a west aspect and overlooks the gardens of Charterhouse Square. A leisure area in the portered building’s basement features a swimming pool, sauna and small gym. A roof terrace has far-reaching views across the City – Poirot must have contemplated his latest case here many a time. The Georgian houses of Charterhouse Square, many with fine ironwork and doorways, were built between 1700 and 1775. Florin Court, Charterhouse Square, City EC1, £380 per week, Scott City 020 7600 0026

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PENTHOUSE ST PAUL’S

Views on two terraces Floor-to-ceiling windows in the double-height, dualaspect living space of a penthouse apartment on Shepherdess Walk lead to two roof terraces with superb views of the City, Regent’s Canal and Islington. A fully integrated Miele kitchen with Corian worktops is set back from the main living space, and the apartment features a mezzanine master bedroom with en suite limestone bathroom and walk-in wardrobes. The flexible second bedroom has an en suite wet room.

Offering more than 2000 sq ft of living space on the top floor of the Canal Building, the apartment includes a home office that could be turned into a third bedroom. Close to Old Street and Angel stations, the building has a 24-hour security service. Canal Building, Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton N1, £1250 per week, Stirling Ackroyd 020 7749 3838

Warehouse classic A live-work apartment on Shoreditch High Street is set on the second floor of a former ironworks factory dating back to 1876. The property at this classic warehouse conversion spans 1900 sq ft and contains a huge entertaining and work space featuring a contemporary open plan kitchen with integrated appliance. Original latticework iron support beams reach the full width of the building, there’s an arched window in the reception, and imported Italian radiators run vertically up the walls. Directly opposite is St Leonard’s Shoreditch, historic church and also a popular music venue where recent performers have ranged from the BBC Symphony Orchestra to Jack White and The Dead Weather.

Close to St Paul’s Cathedral, a duplex apartment on Burgon Street has a quirky layout featuring a spiral staircase leading down to a basement bedroom and bathroom. There’s another bedroom on the upper level, which also contains an entrance hall, reception and fully fitted modern kitchen. Off Carter Street, the property has high ceilings, total living space of almost 650 sq ft, and its own front door at street level. Nearest station is Blackfriars. Burgon Street, St Paul’s EC4, £535,000, Scott City 020 7600 0026

Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch E1, £799,950, Stirling Ackroyd 020 7749 3838

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Currell Residential Garrett Street, EC1 £1,500,000 Leasehold

• Three bedroom loft apartment • Open plan kitchen/reception • Secure underground parking • Exposed brickwork

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Worthington House, EC1 £615,000 Leasehold

• Three bedrooms • Two bathrooms • Terrace • Very close to Sadlers Wells

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Shoreditch Sales Classic 1900sq ft live/work warehouse conversion with incredible entertaining/work space and contemporary open-plan kitchen.

Bankside Sales 1,234 sq ft Penthouse Apartment with solid wood floor, double height ceilings with large southerly facing double aspect sash windows

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Hackney Sales Charming four double bedroom semi-detached residence on a sought after residential road near London Fields and Broadway Market

Clerkenwell Sales Stunning two bedroom apartment set within the prestigious Charterhouse The Square development in the heart of Clerkenwell.

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Bankside Lettings Simply stunning two bedroom two bathroom penthouse apartment situated on the sixth floor of this award winning development.

Clerkenwell Lettings An impressive duplex apartment with 2135 Sq ft of space close to both Barbican and Old Street underground stations.

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Shoreditch Lettings An absolutely magnificent 1/2 bedroom penthouse apartment, offering over 2000 sq ft of beautifully planned accommodation.

Hackney Lettings A spectacular 1500 sq ft 1850’s warehouse apartment occupying part of the top floor of this former Jersey Factory.

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One bedroom flat, third floor, east aspect fully fitted kitchen, wood floor, close to Farringdon and new Crossrail Station (under construction).

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One bedroom apartment, refitted kitchen and bathroom. West facing, fifth floor, porter. Communal swimming pool, roof terrace and gym. Available immediately.

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It’s Oliver’s tea palace Olivers Wharf in West Wapping was one of the first – if not the first –­ of the old Thames warehouses to be converted into homes. It was bought for £100,000 for redevelopment in 1972 and turned into 23 luxury apartments. The historic warehouse on Wapping High Street was built from 1869 to 1870 in Tudor Gothic style for George Oliver to handle general river-borne cargo, and was also equipped with special facilities for tea. The original architect was F & H Francis. Once described as ‘the most architecturally sophisticated warehouse’ in its street, the building was owned by P R Buchanan & Company from the 1930s. The six-storey structure combines yellow stock brick with red brick and stone dressing, contributing to the Venetian Gothic styling. Ornate ‘polychrome’ brickwork, pointed windows, arches and stone three-bay windows ensure that Olivers Wharf stands out as a familiar riverside landmark. The present development was designed by Goddard Manson. A two-bedroom apartment currently for sale on the second floor of portered Olivers Wharf has 1185 sq ft of living space that includes a reception room, open plan kitchen, two bathrooms and protected underground parking. Original warehouse features are on show, and a balcony off the reception has sweeping views across the Thames towards Bermondsey. Olivers Wharf, Wapping High Street, Wapping E1, £1.1m, Savills 020 7456 6800

“This is a stunning two-doublebedroom riverside warehouse apartment situated in a historic development in West Wapping” Lauren Ireland, Savills

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NEWLY CONVERTED

Borough building Fresh produce from the artisan traders of Borough Market is just a three-minute walk from a first floor apartment in a newly converted period building on Borough High Street. Also close to London Bridge station, the Thames and the Shard development, the two-bedroom luxury home is said to be finished to the highest standards and offers bright rooms with high ceilings and large loft-style windows. The property has more than 800 sq ft of living space including an open plan reception and bespoke kitchen

fitted with integrated Siemens appliances and quartz granite work surfaces. The apartment also has a bathroom and en suite shower room. Borough High Street, Borough SE1, ÂŁ675,000, Field & Sons 020 7840 0666

Going to school on the Old Kent Road A penthouse apartment with almost 1250 sq ft of living space at Charlotte Court is set in a school conversion on the Old Kent Road. The two-bedroom loft features a central living area with solid wood flooring, double-height ceilings, and southerly-facing double-aspect sash windows. The contemporary fitted kitchen is open plan with a breakfast bar. One bedroom has an en suite bathroom, and the mezzanine bedroom has a walk-in closet. The apartment includes a study area and a main bathroom on the lower floor. Charlotte Court, Old Kent Road, Bermondsey SE1, ÂŁ550,000, Stirling Ackroyd 020 7940 3888

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SUB-PENTHOUSE

The terrace of Discovery On the twelfth floor of the development at Discovery Dock West, a three-bedroom sub-penthouse has spectacular views of the neighbours directly opposite in Heron Quays. The apartment in the South Quay Plaza building looks out across the waters of Discovery Dock to 40 Bank Street, the 502ft tall skyscraper with 33 floors completed in 2003. From the apartment’s terrace, you can also look down on the arched glass atrium of the East Wintergarden, based on the Wintergardens in New York and a popular venue for corporate, private and charity events. Look right again and you can see the dome of the O2 Arena.

Offering 1636 sq ft of inside living space, the Discovery Dock West property includes a reception room and three en suite bathrooms. It also has its own parking space and 24-hour concierge services. Nearest transport is the South Quay Docklands Light Railway station, or it’s just a short walk to the Canary Wharf tube station – opened by Ken Livingstone in 1999 – on the Jubilee Line. Serving the finance and media district, Canary Wharf station has more than 200 shops, bars and restaurants. Discovery Dock West, South Quay, Canary Wharf E14, guide price £1.1m, Savills 020 7351 2500

Hit the sweet spot The Jam Factory development off Tower Bridge Road has a two-bedroom, two-bathroom penthouse apartment to let on its sixth floor. A large open plan reception and kitchen has wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stacks of natural light, and superb views of the London skyline. Both double bedrooms also have floor-toceiling windows, and the master bedroom has an en suite wet room. There’s also a contemporary main bathroom. The huge private roof terrace is an ideal entertaining space, and the property includes 24-hour concierge, plus a secure parking space available separately. The Jam Factory, Green Walk, Bermondsey SE1, £850 per week, Stirling Ackroyd 020 7940 3888

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www.bushells.com Dunstans Road, SE22 £725,000 A lovely four bedroom mid terrace house in a popular Road in East Dulwich. Having been renovated by it’s present owners, the property features four double bedrooms, a large and bright double reception room, beautiful eat in kitchen, lovely modern bathroom and a mature garden. Within walking distance of local schools and Peckham Rye and Dulwich parks, this house would be perfect for a young family.

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Honor Oak Church, SE22 £380,000 This beautiful old church has been recently converted in to a selection of stunning apartments. The property is situated a short walk from Peckham Rye park, golf club and an array of shops, restaurants, bars and amenities. Still retaining a wealth of original features but boasting from all the modern necessities this property is well worth a look.

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Landcroft Road, SE22 £629,950 A fine example of a 3 bed Victorian Mid Terrace family house set over 3 floors. The property has been decorated to a very high standard. Large family kitchen and a fantastic modern bathroom with his and hers sinks plus separate shower. Landcroft Road is ideally situated for Lordship lane with its great array of shops bars, restaurants and just a short walk to East Dulwich station.

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www.bushells.com Grove Park, SE5 £231 per week This stunning ground floor flat is situated on the lovely tree lined Grove Park. This property boasts one double bedroom, hardwood flooring throughout, bright and spacious reception room, modern fitted kitchen and a shared 60ft garden.

Dulwich Office Tel 020 8299 6066

Hillcourt Road, SE22 £277 per week We are delighted to offer this lovely garden flat to the market. Comprising of two bedrooms, a spacious reception room with a large bay window, modern kitchen with integrated appliances and a private share of garden.

Dulwich Office Tel 020 8299 6066

Barry Road, SE22 £565 per week A lovely Victorian terraced house which has been refurbished to a high standard. Boasting four double bedrooms, a double reception room, large eat-in kitchen with granite work surfaces, a family sized four piece bathroom suite, en suite shower room and a private garden.

Dulwich Office Tel 020 8299 6066

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BOROUGH OFFICE

Lapwing Court, Swan Street, SE1

Longstone Court, Great Dover Street, SE1

Isaac Way, SE1

£435 per week

£440 per week

£485 per week

2 double bedroom top-floor apartment within this superbly located development.Wonderful natural light from large arched windows and good quality finish.

2 double bedroom apartment on the 5th floor of this modern development. Well presented and benefits from a balcony and secure underground parking space.

2 double bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor of a popular development. Large open-plan reception, master bedroom with en-suite and secure parking.

SHAD THAMES OFFICE

Springalls Wharf

Merrick Square

Coopers Lodge

£750 per week

£685 per week

£495 per week

A stunning and perfectly presented modern apartment with approximately 1200 sq/ft of living space.

This exceptionally rare Georgian house offers spacious family living accommodation, a large quiet private garden and 3 double bedrooms.

CITY & EAST LONDON OFFICE

The Highway, E1W

Capulet Square, E3

The Graphite Apartments, N1

£350 per week

£300 per week

£400 per week

This Edwardian development has recently been refurbished to a high standard. Reception room with open plan kitchen, two double bedrooms and bathroom with shower over bath.

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A well proportioned and spacious modern apartment, fitted with all the usual mod cons including designer kitchen, 2 bathrooms and wood effect floors throughout.

2nd floor flat in a private gated development. Reception with Juliet balcony and dining area, semi-open plan fully fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, and two bathrooms (one un-suite).

This two bedroom modern apartment comprises reception room open plan to modern kitchen with integrated appliances and access to balcony, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.


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Empire Square West, Long Lane, SE1

Tyers Gate, SE1

Brockham Street, SE1

£495 per week

£525 per week

£1,275 per week

1 double bedroom, 17th floor flat in this sought after development. Wonderful views of the City & beyond, large balcony and a stylish finish.

Loft apartment in a Victorian warehouse conversion. Wealth of character, exposed brickwork, high ceilings & solid wooden floor.

Butlers and Colonial Wharf

Java Wharf

£495 per week

£775 per week

A large one bedroom apartment that has a wealth of character and charm, with solid wood floors, exposed beams and raw brick work.

Discovery Walk, E1W

Reception room and kitchen to the ground floor, with a bedroom complete with built in wardrobes and a balcony, and a bathroom to the top floor. Short walk from the amenities at Wapping.

£250 per week

An exceptionally spacious, bright and airy top floor apartment which offers unrivalled living and entertaining space.

Rushcutters Court, SE16

The accommodation consists of reception room with balcony, separate kitchen, two bedrooms - the master with en-suite and a further bathroom.

£320 per week

4 bedroom Georgian Townhouse. Unique property arranged over 4 floors, superb 3 storey extension giving over 2200 sq ft of space.

River View Heights

A stunning and well proportioned two bathroom apartment with a generous decked balcony that gives clear views.

£575 per week

The Highway, E1W

This Edwardian development has recently been refurbished to a high standard. Reception room with open plan kitchen, three double bedrooms and bathroom with shower over bath with balcony.

£495 per week

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Indescon Square E14 £375 per week

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A rare opportunity to acquire a freehold house in the most sought after street in the Deptford Park area.

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Ability Place E14 £315 per week A bright a beautifully presented 11th floor studio apartment in this popular development on Millharbour.

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55 Millharbour, London E14 9TD 020 3434 1080

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Horizon Building, E14

£395,000 Leasehold

£409,950 Freehold

Galaxy Building, E14

£410,000 Leasehold

A beautifully presented 3 bedroom 3 storey mid terrace town house situated near South Quay DLR. Open plan kitchen/living area, ground floor cloakroom and further family bathroom, integrated garage and off street parking.

A two bed apartment situated on the fourth floor of an impressive Thames side development with balcony, superb panoramic views and underground parking. Development benefits from residents gym and 24hrs porter. Mudchute DLR.

Baltimore Wharf, E14

Pan Peninsula, E14

£600,000 Leasehold

Port East Apartments, E14 £650,000 Leasehold

A brand new luxury apartment offering two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Situated on the 10th floor with two east facing balconies together with allocated parking. Adjacent to Crossharbour DLR.

A contemporary 9th floor one bedroom apartment finished to a high specification with well proportioned living space, balcony and panoramic views. Extremely popular development with unparalleled facilities located next to South Quay DLR.

A truly stunning two bed conversion apartment presented in excellent condition with original features and offering views towards West India Dock and Canary Wharf. The apartment also benefits from a secure parking space and concierge. Viewing is highly recommended.

Belgrave Court, E14

West India Quay, E14

Waterman Building, E14

£525,000 Leasehold

£700,000 Leasehold

A luxury two bedroom 5th floor apartment in the prestigious Canary Riverside. Presented in excellent condition with good views of the River Thames and benefits including parking, security, concierge, and the best restaurants that Canary Wharf has to offer.

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Capstan Square, E14

NOTICE OF OFFER. Property address: 9 Horizon Building, LONDON, E14 4AW. We would advise that an offer has been made for the above property in the sum of £380,000. Any person wishing to increase on this offer should notify the agents of their best offer proir to exchange of contracts. Jones Lang Lasalle, 11 Westferry Circus, LONDON, E14 4HD tel 0207 7159700.

£975,000 Leasehold

This amazing 1568ft² one bedroom duplex apartment is the finest we have seen. Double height ceilings, floor to ceiling glazing with unrivalled panoramic views, parking, concierge and access to room service from the neighbouring 5 star Marriot hotel. West India Quay DLR.

11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

£1,799,950 Leasehold

A spectacular four bed, three bath duplex penthouse boasting over 2220sqft of internal space, with unparalleled views from four stunning terraces. Bespoke finishes throughout provide unique living accommodation quite unlike any other. Superb location. Viewing highly recommended.


020 7715 9700 joneslanglasalle.com

Altius Apartments, E14

£260pw

Brand new generously sized one bed apartment with spacious balcony, open plan kitchen and living room and ample storage space. Benefits include bike storage and a huge roof top terrace for communal use and is available now for viewings.

Baltimore Wharf, E14

Port East Apartments, E14

£675pw

A truly stunning 1200ft² two bed two bath warehouse conversion apartment presented in excellent condition and offering views towards West India Dock and Canary Wharf. Vaulted ceilings, mezzanine & secure parking.

Belgrave Court, E14

£695pw

Spacious two bedroom riverside apartment on the 5th floor of this prestigious development with parking. Canary Wharf and its local amenities within easy walking distance. Well furnished, spacious apartment. Concierge. Available Now.

prices from £295pw

Selection of stunning brand new studio, one and two bedroom apartments in prestigious Baltimore Wharf. Brand new immaculate apartments are finished to the very highest standard, this development offers luxury living only moments walk to Canary Wharf. Features include under floor heating, wood flooring, tiled bathrooms and stone worktops. Private balconies offer stunning dock views. Development boats 24 hour concierge and Crossharbour DLR on the door step. Available furnished to the highest level. EARLY VIEWING RECOMMENDED!

Landmark, E14

prices from £360pw

An unrivalled selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments currently available in The Landmark development offering stunning views and an enviable location extremely close to Canary Wharf. Specification is excellent and includes: floor to ceiling glazing, comfort cooling throughout, engineered wood flooring, kitchens with granite finishes and Siemens appliances, bathrooms with marble finishes and Villeroy & Boch sanitaryware. Residents will benefit from a 24 hour concierge service, private gymnasium and a ‘retail’ area at ground floor level. Available now.

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Property Review City January 2012  

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