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REVIEW LONDON PROPERTY

CITY, ISLINGTON & DOCKLANDS

SEPTEMBER 2012

Mews makeover King’s house goes high-tech

Tate gallery

River balcony in the City

Tower watch

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1 A VERY SUSBSTANTIAL FAMILY HOUSE AND COACH HOUSE ON PRIME HIGHBURY FIELDS highbury place, n5 Drawing room ø further reception/play room ø 41' family/games/cineam room ø fitted kitchen with dining/day room ø main bedrom suite with bedroom area, sitting area, small office area, dressing area and bathroom ø 6 further bedrooms ø 2 separate w.c's ø separate coach house comprising 2 bedrooms, shower room, bathroom, fitted kitchen and reception room ø roof terrace ø terrace ø 115' x 61' landscaped gardens ø 635 sq m (7,030 sq ft)

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Savills Islington Paul Williams pwilliams@savills.com

020 7226 1313

Guide £6.5 million Freehold

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1 A BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FREEHOLD HOUSE IN PRIME CENTRAL ANGEL sudeley street, n1 3 reception rooms ø kitchen/dining room ø 2 bedrooms and dressing room ø bathroom ø shower room ø roof terrace ø rear garden ø 145 sq m (1,560 sq ft)

Savills Islington Paul Williams pwilliams@savills.com

020 7226 1313 Guide £1.495 million Freehold

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contents SEPTEMBER

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MARKET VIEW Welcome to London.

Let’s keep the Olympic spirit going to regenerate the East End, urges Robert Bailey.

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NEWS Feelgood factor. Success at

London 2012 is having a positive effect on property, reports Cheryl Markosky.

FINANCE Twist at Tesco. Superstore’s mortgage range is now available, and you can earn Clubcard points too. BEST BUYS Fixed, discount or tracker – check out the facts, figures and

interest rates from our current top ten mortgages.

NEWS Riding high. Prime London property values are still rising as prices in the rest of the UK slow down.

NEW HOMES Village life. A new

development at a converted Regency manor offers a taste of the country in Highbury.

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FINANCE Olympic gains. Mortgage rates fall as London returns to normal after golden summer, reports Duncan Farmer.

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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 Highbury renovation. Refurbishment

Cover Photo: © Canary Wharf – www.cannonphotos.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

is complete at a £6.5m period property – complete with two-bedroom coach house – offering five floors of flexible living space.

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BLOOMSBURY, SHOREDITCH, CLERKENWELL, SPITALFIELDS, MOORGATE, LONDON FIELDS King’s makeover. A mews house in a quiet row in

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Bloomsbury has been converted into a high-spec, high-tech contemporary home fully wired for sound and vision.

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SHAD THAMES, WAPPING, ISLE OF DOGS, CANARY WHARF, LONDON BRIDGE, BERMONDSEY, ROTHERHITHE Art gallery. The balcony of a

first floor apartment near the not-so-wobbly Millennium Bridge has superb views across the Thames towards the Tate Modern

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SANDERLING LODGE, e1w

STEPNEY GREEN, e1

Reception room ø kitchen ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø protected parking ø marina views ø 165 sq m (1,771 sq ft)

3 reception rooms ø kitchen ø 5 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø garden ø 2 parking spaces ø 255 sq m (2,740 sq ft)

Guide £2.68 million Share of Freehold

Guide £1.55 million Freehold

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Savills Docklands juprowse@savills.com 020 7456 6800

Savills Docklands zjames@savills.com 020 7456 6800

BUTLERS & COLONIAL, se1

IVORY HOUSE, e1w

Reception room ø kitchen ø 2 double bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø gated development ø protected parking ø 117 sq m (1,259 sq ft)

Reception room ø double bedroom ø 1 bathroom ø terrace ø separate balcony ø 24hr concierge ø dock views ø 69 sq m (745 sq ft)

Guide £999,750 Leasehold

Guide £775,000 Leasehold

Savills Docklands zjames@savills.com 020 7456 6800

Savills Docklands zjames@savills.com 020 7456 6800

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BERKELEY TOWER, e14

GALAXY BUILDING, e14

Reception room ø kitchen/breakfast room ø 3 bedrooms ø 3 bathrooms ø balcony ø parking ø guest w.c ø concierge ø 172 sq m (1,855 sq ft)

Reception room ø 4 bedrooms ø 3 en suite bathrooms ø family bathroom ø utility room ø balcony ø 3 parking spaces ø concierge ø 243 sq m (2,615 sq ft)

Guide £1.55 million Leasehold

Guide £1.25 million Leasehold

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Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

HANOVER HOUSE, e14

APOLLO BUILDING, e14

Reception room ø kitchen/dining room ø 3 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø 3 balconies ø parking space ø concierge ø 144 sq m (1,555 sq ft)

Reception room ø open plan kitchen ø 2 bedrooms ø 2 bathrooms ø balcony ø protected parking space ø concierge ø gym ø 97 sq m (1,047 sq ft)

Guide £950,000 Leasehold

Guide £479,500 Leasehold

Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

Savills Canary Wharf bpage@savills.com 020 7531 2500

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NEW PROVIDENCE, e14

HANOVER HOUSE, e14

3 bedrooms ø reception room ø 3 en suite bathrooms ø terrace with sauna cabin ø balcony with panoramic views ø 2 x valet parking ø 24hr porterage ø penthouse

3 bedrooms ø reception room ø 3 bathrooms ø terrace with river views ø allocated parking ø on-site leisure facilities

£2,500 per week Furnished

£1,250 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

BERKELEY TOWER, e14

MILLENNIUM DRIVE, e14

2 bedrooms ø reception room ø 2 bathrooms (1 en suite) ø balcony ø allocated parking ø 24hr security ø 5* development

1 bedroom ø reception room ø bathroom ø balcony with river views ø allocated parking ø porterage

£735 per week Furnished

£350 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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1 AWARD WINNING NEW DEVELOPMENT neo bankside, southbank, se1 A selection of modern luxury apartments available within this spectacular new riverside development designed by award winning architects Rogers Strirk Harbour + Partners, located on the Southbank adjacent to the Tate Gallery ø 1 - 3 bedrooms available ø views over London ø excellent transport links ø 24hr porterage ø wine cellar ø available furnished or unfurnished £595 - £2,000 per week

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Market view The Olympics were amazing, but now we must carry on breathing life into the East End, argues property-finder Robert Bailey The Olympics made me proud. It wasn’t just the incredible opening ceremony or the haul of Team GB medals, but how welcoming London became during the Games. I saw complete strangers chatting about events they’d seen and busy commuters taking time to help lost tourists. While I can only hope this sense of community continues, the Olympics must also provide for another legacy in the East End. East London has always been the poor relation. In times gone by, the East End stank of abattoirs, tanneries and other noxious trades that sprang up around the docks. Anyone who could moved west to escape. Soon, East London became synonymous with poverty, squalor and disease. No self-respecting person would step foot in the East End lest they were robbed or worse. More recently, the area was crime-ridden and a hotspot for gang warfare. Former mayor Ken Livingstone said that while many were against London’s Olympic bid, he knew there was no other way to fund the badly needed regeneration of East London. It lacked employment opportunities, decent transport and housing. What was there was often rundown. The Olympics has not only provided first-class sporting facilities and a new park, but also all those needs Livingstone identified. The East London Line has been expanded, overground system modernised, and Stratford station now welcomes the Eurostar. The government is providing tax breaks for companies basing themselves in Tech City – a stretch of London from Old Street roundabout to the new Olympic Park. New developments abound, and outside old Georgian and Victorian terraces are a plentiful array of skips, as young couples transform tired period places into smart homes. I never thought I’d live to see the day when I’d be asked to search for a house in East London – but it happened when the son of a client asked me to find a house in Hackney. Housing stock there surprised me: well-proportioned Victorian terraces near trendy shops and green spaces. Not only that, but the transaction was a pleasure. Several people were bidding for this home, but the vendor wasn’t greedy. Instead, he asked for best and final offers by a certain date. Fortunately, I was able to help my client post the winning bid. And the vendor insisted on cleaning the house from top to bottom, and even left a welcome pack. I truly hope east London will continue to improve. It’s very hip these days, yet is still rough around the edges in places. I think the best legacy the Olympics could give is a revitalised East End that’s a congenial place to live and work.

Olympic feelgood factor has impact Cheryl Markosky brings you the latest word on the streets East End agents say the phenomenally successful London 2012 Olympics is having a positive effect on property. Ray Smith, sales director of the Manhattan Loft Corporation, says Olympic delegates have been wandering around Manhattan Loft Gardens (020 8534 3318), which is a new glass double-cantilevered tower with 248 apartments starting from £360,000, three sky gardens and a hotel in Stratford City, opposite the train station and close to the Olympic stadium. “These visitors have been impressed by what’s happening in Stratford and east London,” he explains. “Many of them came over for the first time for the Games and have said, ‘Wow, we didn’t know this was here and it’s amazing.’” Smith says the whole area is “a testament to the planning that took place leading up to the Olympics and what will happen after everyone’s gone home”. Although folk aren’t exactly rushing into the offices of Currell in Islington, Clerkenwell, Hackney and Victoria Park on a day-to-day basis, Anne Currell says there’s no doubt there’s a buzz in the air and confidence is being boosted. “The Olympics will have an impact on property in the medium-to-long

term,” says Anne Currell from Currell, who also served as one of the volunteer Games Makers. “The real key is the legacy of the park. Taylor Wimpey has the first bit of the village to develop – and it’s so important to get it right.” Currell did not anticipate being inundated with prospective buyers during the Olympics, but she believes a number of factors – medals won by Team GB, friendly volunteers, good transport, and Londoners welcoming visitors – have all contributed to the upbeat environment that’s bathed the east side of the capital in the right light. She also notes that extending the Boris Bike scheme, combined with the success of the British cyclists, has had a strong impact on getting around London. “The whole cycling campaign could well lead to people wanting to be situated near Boris bikes and good cycling lanes, and have proper bike storage at their property. A home could gain value if it fits all these criteria.” Even though some hotels jacked up rates rather greedily, and traffic jams were talked up a bit too dramatically, the Olympics has been a great achievement, according to Carl Schmid at Fyfe McDade, with offices in Islington, Shoreditch and Bloomsbury. He also believes the Olympics will have a beneficial effect on the property market in the area in the long term, although this part of the capital was by now on the up. “London Fields, Dalston and Shoreditch have already been going

www.robertbaileyproperty.com 020 7352 0899

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Roman House: walking distance from famous financial institutions

A whole new world Manhattan Loft Gardens: double-cantilevered glass tower with 248 apartments

through transformations, with east London regeneration producing sectors for artists, City workers and a Silicon Valley Shoreditch developing round a technology hub. Some are even arguing the Olympics will have no or little influence, as a resurgence in this part of London would have happened anyway.” An interesting side-effect of people not the least bit interested in sport

avidly following women’s diving, canoe sprints and Greco-Roman wrestling will last after the stardust of the Olympics wears off, adds Schmid. “Hopefully, this glimmer of optimism will follow through afterwards and coax more people to visit and value the eastern sectors of London.”

London rides high while rest of the UK remains gloomy With the country’s housing market struggling (transactions in England and Wales have fallen from an average 100,000 a month between 2000 and 2007 to around 50,000 a month now) and average house prices dipping by 0.7 per cent in July, prime London values rose by 0.5 per cent and are up 10.3 per cent year-on-year. However, Grainne Gilmore, head of Knight Frank’s UK residential research, warns that additional stamp duty taxes for homes worth £2 million-plus are beginning to weigh on the market. “Sales have slowed since the proposed annual charge and levy of capital gains tax were announced in the Budget,” she says. The slowdown is definitely reaching the capital, concedes Richard Donnell, director of research at Hometrack. Although his latest figures reveal a small rise in values of 0.1 per cent over July, the rate of growth has slowed as demand weakens, supply rises and the seasonal slowdown starting earlier and developing more rapidly than in previous years. London also registered an above average fall (2.4 per cent) in new buy registrations.

Plenty of smart homes are coming on-stream over the next couple of years. United House is selling eight one and two-bed apartments and one three-bed duplex at a former pub on Paul Street in the creative sector of Shoreditch. While retaining the historical front façade, the back of the pub is a slick six-storey modern structure. Completion is later this year and prices start from £460,000 (sales through Fyfe McDade 020 7613 4044).  Antony Crovella, sales and marketing director of United House Developments, says: “Paul Street offers a rare opportunity to purchase an apartment in one of London’s most fashionable and well-established districts. Just a stone’s throw from the technology hub of the Silicon Roundabout at Old Street, this scheme will attract City workers and young professionals looking for a cutting-edge new home in a cool location.” Another option that should lure in investors is Axio in Bromley-by-Bow (through Foxtons 020 7579 2929), midway between Canary Wharf and Stratford. Ready-togo units will suit renters, and the prices aren’t bad either starting from £210,000. Overlooking Furze Green, the 129 one, two and three-bed homes are predicted to pick up rental yields of 7.4 per cent. Berkeley Homes can also help keen property hunters: sales and marketing director Jon Hall points out that “over 300,000 people work in the City of London, but only 11,000 live there due to the lack of property in the area”.  Ninety apartments from £499,995 at Roman House (020 7920 9920) in the City of London offer “a rare opportunity to own a luxury home within walking distance of some of the most famous financial institutions, popular shopping, dining and cultural hotspots,” adds Hall.

Paul Street: a stone’s throw from the Silicon Roundabout

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Crucial credit vote delays regulation

MONEY

Olympic gains

A crucial vote that may determine the final shape of the proposed European directive on credit agreements relating to residential property (CARRP) has been delayed for three months. An updated timetable on European Parliament’s website says that the indicative date for a plenary sitting – at which a vote could take place – is now scheduled for 10 December. It was originally due to take place on 10 September. The revised timetable means that the vote on the proposed European directive may now take place after the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published the policy statement and final rules for mortgage regulation in the UK, as it moves towards completion of the mortgage market review. The FSA’s policy statement is expected in the autumn. The delay means that it is still not clear that the timing of proposals for mortgage regulation in the UK and Europe will be closely aligned.

Rates fall as London returns to normal, reports Duncan Farmer Mortgage lending fell again this summer as a result of economic worries, the bad weather and even the Diamond Jubilee. The housing market was equally quiet, and when next month’s figures appear they are likely to show yet another fall, and the Olympics will probably take the blame for that. However, it is by no means all doom and gloom in the mortgage market, and when the dust settles on the hugely successful Games and London returns to normal, borrowers will see some welcome news on rates. Libor, the rate at which banks borrow from each other - and which has attracted unwelcome negative headlines for rate fixing, has been falling, and that is excellent news for house hunters. “Swap rates and three-month Libor have both fallen by around a quarter of a percentage point since the Mansion House Banquet speeches from the governor of the Bank of England and the Chancellor,” says Ray Boulger of mortgage broker John Charcol. “The three-month Libor rate, which is currently 0.74 per cent, is still falling. This combination, plus the Funding for Lending Scheme, has produced record low five-year fixed rates, with three lenders

TWIST AT TESCO The Tesco Bank mortgage range is now available to customers. Its range includes flexible, fixed-rate and tracker products with a twist – mortgage holders will be able to collect Clubcard points as they repay the loan. Launching the new mortgage range, the chief executive of Tesco Bank, Benny Higgins, said: “Entering the mortgage market is a significant step in broadening the products we offer to Tesco customers. With a focus on serving Tesco customers for the long term, we will take responsible lending decisions and have developed a mortgage business to meet our customers’ needs, now and into the future.”

offering a sub-three per cent rate for borrowers with deposits of 40 per cent or more. Apart from Nationwide’s 3.39 per cent rate up to 30 per cent deposits, other lenders, especially at the higher loan-tovalue level, need to play catch up.” Boulger’s sentiments are echoed by Mark Harris of SPF Private Clients, who believes borrowers will see far cheaper rates in autumn. “The mortgage price war is already well under way,” he says. “Money market rates have fallen to their lowest levels ever in recent weeks and this is filtering through into pricing, with cheaper fixed rates being launched. For those who don’t need the certainty of a fixed rate, there are some competitive base-rate trackers to choose from.” Whatever happens, the feelgood – or bad – factor is crucial to economic sentiment. In the first week of Olympic competition, retailers, restaurateurs and theatres were reporting a dramatic fall in takings. By the second week, however, that appeared to have changed and according to a report by business group Heart of London, the number of shoppers in the West End was up 16.2 per cent on a year ago. If that trend continues, the housing market could well be looking at a very golden autumn.

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

Nationwide

2.99%

2 years

3.99%

4.0% APR

60%

None

3% to last day of month after 2 yrs. Can repay up to £500p.m. ERC free.

£999*

£90

On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees. Flexible. *Fee reduced to £499 for FTBs.

Monmouthshire

3.49%

3 years

4.99%

4.9% APR

80%

None

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

£599

£125

Purchase only

NatWest

2.95%

31/10/17

4.00%

3.8% APR

60%

None

5/4/3/2/1% to 31/10/17. Can repay up to 10% p.a. ERC free.

£2,495

Nil

On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees.

Nationwide

3.39%

5 years

3.99%

3.9% APR

70%

None

5% to last day of month after 5 yrs. Can repay up to £500p.m. ERC free.

£999*

£90

On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees. Flexible. *Fee reduced to £499 for movers and £299 for FTBs.

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Remortgages rise

Sale and rent back

John Charcol, the mortgage adviser, has revealed signs of new life in the remortgage market, with the proportion of its clients remortgaging having increased from 32.1 per cent in May to 39.2 per cent by July. The remortgage market is now looking increasingly appealing to borrowers and John Charcol expects the remortgage trend within the residential market to increase in August and remain high over the next few months as the fixed rate price war takes shape. As well as an increase in remortgages, John Charcol expects the proportion of borrowers taking fixed rates to increase in the coming months. The general feeling is that the bank rate will not rise for some years to come – in fact it may even go down later this year – making trackers are the natural choice in this market. “Many borrowers who are coming to the end of their current deal can remortgage onto a five-year fixed rate that’s cheaper than their current lender’s standard variable rate,” says Simon Collins, John Charcol’s technical manager.

Publication by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of the findings of its review of the sale-and-rent-back market have reinforced the view of the Council of Mortgage Lenders that there are potentially significant risks for consumers considering this type of product. The findings reinforce our belief that these and similar products should be properly regulated. Sale-and-rent-back emerged a few years ago as an option for borrowers who were finding it difficult to maintain their mortgage payments. Under the schemes on offer, providers agreed to buy the home from the borrower, with an agreement that the customer could continue to live in the property as a tenant. The clampdown on sale-and-rent-back has led to the emergence of similar products or agreements, which also appear to enable borrowers to stay in their former properties and pay rent to prospective buyers. The terms of some agreements also appear to put borrowers in breach of their existing mortgage contracts.

Variable Rates (Tracker & Discount Off SVR) LENDER

CURRENT RATE

DISCOUNT AND TERM

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

3.69%

Bank Rate + 3.19% term

N/A

3.7% APR

70%

None

£1,499

£275

Offset. On remortgages free valuation and free legal fees. Droplock facility.

Mansfield

3.18%

2.41% discount off SVR for 3 years

1% to 30/9/15 on full repayment. Unlimited ERC free part redemptions allowed.

5.59%

5.3% APR

80%

None

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

£999

£150

Valuation fee refund up to £400

£1,245*

£95

On remortgages free legal fees. *Up to £500,000. For loans up to £1m: £2,495: up to £1.5m: 0.5%; above £1.5m: 1%.

£1,090

£150

Offset. Free valuation. On remortgages free legal fees

Bank of China (UK)

3.18%

Bank Rate + 2.68% for term

N/A

3.3% APR

80%

None

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

Hinckley & Rugby

3.79%

1.85% discount off SVR for term

N/A

3.8% APR

85%

None

Nil

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A CYCLE RIDE AWAY FROM WORK

A SHORT WALK FROM your local

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LOCATION MATTERS, WE UNDERSTAND. At Knight Frank we know the importance of the right location. Whether it be the distance from door to desk or the bars on your doorstep. That’s why our experienced Islington team take time to understand what makes Islington special to you. So that we can find buyers and tenants who will feel as at home there as you do.

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Mews Street, Wapping E1W

  End of terrace house A charming house in an enviable location on the edge of St Katharine Docks. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, recpetion room, conservatory overlooking the delightful secluded walled garden, kitchen, wooden floors, secure garage, weekly cleaner and lovely dock views. The apartment is located with amenities, such as the Waitrose supermarket close by. Unfurnished Guide Price: £795 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 7480 6848 (ASP158273)

Teal Court, St Katharine Docks E1W   Well presented apartment

A smartly decorated apartment in this popular development over looking the tranquil St Katharine Docks. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, good size reception room opening onto a private terrace, fully fitted separate kitchen, wooden floors, good storage, undergorund parking 24 hour porterage and great views of the Dock. Furnished Guide Price: £775 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 7480 6848 (ASP117521)

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New Crane Wharf, Wapping E1W

  Charming riverside apartment A delightful apartment renovated to a very high standard in this popular converted warehouse. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, generous reception room and entrance hall, fantastic river views, underground car parking, 24 hour porterage and lift access. New Crane Wharf is conveniently located close to Wapping Overground Station for easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.  Furnished Guide Price: £495 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 7480 6848 (ASP166491)

Mace Close, Wapping E1W

  An attractive house A spacious house with views over the canal. Master bedroom with en suite shower room, second and third bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, reception room, large kitchen dining room with access into a private patio garden and a garage. The property is set over three floors and offers excellent living space.  Unfurnished Guide Price: £650 per week

KnightFrank.co.uk/Lettings wappinglettings@knightfrank.com 020 7480 6848 (ASP167055)

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INTERNATIONAL CUISINE C/O UPPER STREET

WORLD CLASS DANCE PERFORMANCES C/O SADLER’S WELLS

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ISLINGTON KNOWLEDGE WITH A GLOBAL REACH We know that when it comes to choosing an agent to sell or let your home you want to be confident that you have the very best team working for you. At Knight Frank we make sure that the process is handled with care and professionalism every step of the way. And with a network of 245 offices in the UK and around the world, we are ideally placed to match your property to the perfect buyer or tenant, whether they are in Moscow or Mayfair.

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LONDON PROPERTY

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360-degree views on top of Vogans A duplex penthouse to let on the 17th and 18th floors of Vogans Mill, a warehouse conversion alongside St Saviours Dock, has spectacular views across London to the Shard, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the City and beyond. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home has two reception rooms and an additional mezzanine level above the main reception. The kitchen is open plan and the home offers multiple terraces that deliver superb views.  With its own private landing, the 3000 sq ft property offers maximum privacy from a sky-high position in Shad Thames. The bedrooms are on the lower floor, leaving the reception rooms to capitalise on the farreaching 360-degree outlook through floor-to-ceiling windows.  Each of the three bedrooms has a modern en suite bathroom, and two offer private terraces. A spiral staircase leads to the reception space of 1195 sq ft, and east of the rounded reception the-state-of-the-art fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar looks across the Thames towards Canary Wharf. Floor-to-ceiling windows extend around the whole room, and a bar and wine fridge on the northern side point the way to one of the terraces. White stone floors help create an ‘outside in’ feeling in this room, and the mezzanine level offers two more receptions, which are currently used as a study and a media room. The main building at Vogans Mill dates back to 1850 and was used to store animal feeds, grain and pulses. Vogans Mill, Shad Thames SE1, £2500 per week furnished or unfurnished, Knight Frank Wapping 020 7480 6848

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Hamptons Islington 020 7717 5453 islington@hamptons-int.com

Carronade Court, Eden Grove N7 Asking Price £299,950 Leasehold A modern one bedroom apartment set on the first floor of this modern block.

Axminster Road N7 Asking Price £299,950 Leasehold

Hornsey Road N7 Asking Price £399,950 Leasehold

Barnsbury Park N1 Asking Price £435,000 Leasehold

A modern apartment located on the first floor of this popular development. The property offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living room/kitchen and balcony.

The best homes are going before you even know about them.

A split level apartment located within this Georgian period building. The property offers three bedrooms, open plan living room, bathroom & direct access to outside space.

A stunning apartment occupying the ground floor of a beautiful Georgian Villa. The property has been re-furbished to an immaculate standard and also has the share of a garden.

With many of the best homes being sold or let before hitting the internet and press, it’s vital that you register your requirements with Hamptons International today.

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Hamptons Islington 020 7717 5453 islington@hamptons-int.com

Somerfield Road N4 Asking Price £435,000 Share of Freehold

Ardleigh Road N1 Asking Price £770,000 Freehold

Clock Tower Mews N1 Asking Price £875,000 Share of Freehold An impressive two bedroom mews house within this popular development in the heart of the Arlington Conservation Area with its own rear garden and integral garage. The property has been extremely well maintained.

Milner Square N1 Asking Price £875,000 Leasehold

Offered to the market is this well presented period style apartment located close to Finsbury Park. Accommodation comprises two/three bedrooms, open plan kitchen, bathroom and direct access to its own rear garden.

The best homes are going before you even know about them.

A Neo Georgian town house offering fantastic living accommodation and its own rear garden. The property boasts three bedrooms, two reception rooms, bathroom, separate WC, own rear garden and a freehold tenure.

A fantastic maisonette with its own entrance offering generous living accommodation over two floors. The property which is located in this idealic garden square offers four bedrooms, living room, separate kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom and direct access to a communal garden.

With many of the best homes being sold or let before hitting the internet and press, it’s vital that you register your requirements with Hamptons International today.

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

Neo Bankside, SE1 £5,750,000 Leasehold A three bedroom, three bathroom (additional WC), fourteenth floor apartment in Neo Bankside which benefits from stunning 360 degree unrivalled views of London’s most prominent landmarks including St Pauls Cathedral, The Tate Modern, The London Eye and the Shard of Glass to name but a few. All the principal rooms of property have sensational views of these London Landmarks, as well as a luxurious & lavish interior.

Kennington, SE11 £1,750,000 Freehold An immaculate 2620 sq ft, five bedroom Grade II Listed Georgian house in the heart of Kennington. The home benefits from an extensive restoration programme, including the retention of all historical elements of the property, oak flooring throughout, installation of *smart technology* including Sonos integrated sound system, data, cable and communications in every room, plus new bathrooms with under-floor heating and a new roof four years ago.

The best homes are going before you even know about them.

With many of the best homes being sold or let before hitting the internet and press, it’s vital that you register your requirements with Hamptons International today.

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Hamptons Islington Lettings 020 7717 5455 islingtonlettings@hamptons-int.com

Graham Street, N1 Guide Price £375 per week (Long Let)

Compton Road, N1 Guide Price £675 per week (Long Let) Beautifully finished top floor conversion offering a large lateral living space, high specification fixtures and fittings throughout within easy walking distance to Highbury & Islington Station as well as the amenities of Upper Street.

St. Pancras Chambers, NW1 Guide Price £850 per week (Long Let)

Thornhill Square, N1 Guide Price £1300 per week (Long Let) Vast family home on this picturesque square offering well proportioned rooms, original features and modern fixtures throughout with private garden and great transport links.

Airy interior designed studio apartment thoughtfully furnished with an impressive entertainment area and good storage. Ideal for a pied á terre or for the busy professional with high specification fittings throughout and concierge facility.

Set in this historic and newly renovated building, we are pleased to offer this modern and character filled two bedroom property offering fantastic transport links and amenities on your doorstep, as well as a concierge facility.

The best homes are going before you even know about them.

With many of the best homes being sold or let before hitting the internet and press, it’s vital that you register your requirements with Hamptons International today.

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King George Street SE10 £5,500 per month

County Street SE1 £900 per week

North Tenter Street E1 £695 per week Brand new two bedroom 1000 sq ft duplex apartment located close to Aldgate Station, furnished to a high specification and benefitting from a large patio area. Hamptons City Lettings 020 7717 5437

Commercial Street E1 £695 per week

Fabulous five bedroom family home in this sought after location. The accommodation includes two receptions, four bathrooms, wine cellar and underground parking. Hamptons Tower Bridge Lettings 020 7717 5491

The best homes are going before you even know about them.

Fabulous warehouse conversion in this enviable location with spacious accommodation including open plan kitchen to dining/living room and study area and roof garden. Hamptons Tower Bridge Lettings 020 7717 5491

This superb penthouse corner unit enjoys an abundance of natural light, private terrace and far reaching views across London. Parking is available by separate negotiation Hamptons City Lettings 020 7717 5437

With many of the best homes being sold or let before hitting the internet and press, it’s vital that you register your requirements with Hamptons International today.

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Tasting village life in Regency manor The Loxfords is a collection of apartments and townhouses set in a converted 19th century Regency manor, Loxford House, a former children’s home. From 1926 the building was also the HQ of the charity Action for Children. Developer Mount Anvil bought the three-acre site at Highbury Park in 2009 and secured planning permission for the £61 million conversion scheme in October 2010. The first phase of new homes has just been launched. The luxury collection of 82 refurbished and new-build one, two and three-bedroom apartments and fourbedroom townhouses is set around lush landscaped gardens. Yellow London brick in a Flemish Bond pattern was used to achieve a contemporary take on the location’s Edwardian architecture. Full-height period doorways and windows have been restored and enhanced. Interiors combine contemporary design with period features such as original brass-handled stairways and high ceilings. Homes are finished to ‘the highest specification’ and feature Siemens appliances, white Corian worktops and wine fridges. Bathrooms include double-ended baths and Corian vanity units, and there are fitted wardrobes in every bedroom. A concierge welcomes residents and visitors.

The gardens provide a superb setting for the development and Mount Anvil worked with the existing topography of the site, retaining the trees, many of them protected. The area behind the properties has been opened up to create a fully accessible park, providing a taste of village living a stone’s throw from central London. The Loxfords, Highbury Park N5, one-bedroom units from £400,000, two-bedroom from £580,000, threebedroom from £780,000, Mount Anvil 0845 177 4411

“The Loxfords has been sensitively developed, with the history of the site and the character of the community providing influence and inspiration for the design” Killian Hurley, chief executive, Mount Anvil

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*Based on a one bedroom apartment in Iona Tower. † (source www.tfl.gov.uk). Information correct at time of going to print Sept 2012. Your home may be at risk of repossession if you fail to keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured against it. Terms and conditions apply please call for details. A2Dominion New Homes is a trading name of the A2Dominion Housing Group Ltd, an exempt charity (I&P Soc. No. 28985R, TSA Reg. L4240) and its legal subsidiaries. For the full list, visit www.a2dominion.co.uk. Registered office: Capital House, 25 Chapel Street, London NW1 5WX.

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North Londoner Nick Bishop has always loved the river. After meeting his girlfriend (now wife) 15 years ago and joining her in a rented flat in Regent on the River in Fulham, he bought two apartments in the same complex. “We rented out the smaller two-bed place and lived in the four-bedroom penthouse. Then we moved to a fourbedroom townhouse next to the rowing clubs in Putney,” he explains. Bishop also purchased three more apartments, which Savills Waterfront rents and manages. “From an investment point of view, there will always be only a certain amount of riverside property. Foreigners – French, Italians and Russians – are magnetised by the river, just like me.” Bishop’s tips to successful riverside living include checking out older developments that could provide better value than new schemes, taking a Savills river cruise to examine different neighbourhoods along the Thames, and being aware that some roads flood at certain times of the year. And although the Bishops fancy a new home with a large garden, if it means giving up their river view they would politely decline. As Bishop’s six-year-old son Charlie says: “Why do we need a big garden when we’ve got the river and our own beach?” RAYNES PARK

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Everyone loves riverside living. The twisting Thames has always fascinated Londoners and visitors to the capital with its history, literary connections and eclectic architecture. Grappling with where to buy on one of the world’s most famous rivers can be a problem for some, however, particularly international purchasers with little knowledge of the areas along this varied watery stretch. A sound solution is to contact a specialist waterside team such as Savills Waterfront, working with 11 offices on the north and south banks of the Thames. “We cover over 40 miles of riverside property in 158 developments, as well as one-off resale homes,” explains associate director Sarah Gretton, who heads up this Savills property sector. With a decade of waterfront experience, Gretton says she issues a map of London’s riverside to new applicants to open their minds to interesting places where they can rent or buy. “Maybe someone wants a portfolio of investment property in Canary Wharf, for instance, but we ask if he’d consider looking at other places too.” Attractions of residing cheek-by-jowl to the river are many, adds Gretton, from easy-care lock-up-and-leave apartments, underground parking, and 24/7 concierges providing a ‘Hong Kong-style’ serviced lifestyle. Certain nationalities regard a ‘Swallows and Amazon’ existence a must – “the Chinese like the positive feng Brockwell Park

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shui associated with water,” says Gretton – and vast expanses of space and light blow everyone’s minds away. Along with being on top of the latest homes coming on-stream – such as 17,000 units over four phases at Nine Elms, where the new American Embassy will be sited – Savills Waterfront also offers management and rentals assistance, after-sales renovation through Savills Interior Services, and insider knowledge from its offices along the river route. Christopher Bramwell of Savills Chiswick sells Regency and Georgian properties, a contrast to mainly modern homes on other parts of the Thames. “You get chunky-sized property with wonderful river views. Reflections of light on water playing on ceilings and passing rowing boats all add to a tranquil atmosphere.” At the other end of the watercourse, City workers and retirees snap up smart pied-a-terres, says Lauren Ireland from Savills Wapping and Canary Wharf. “The closer you get to St Katharine Docks and Wapping, the more you pay. A two-bedroom flat in Narrow Street is around £650,000, while one at St Katharine Docks could cost more than £1 million.”

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LONDON PROPERTY

REVIEW

Renovation is complete at house on Highbury Place Extensive refurbishment at a sevenbedroom period house in Highbury Place, part of Highbury Fields conservation area, was completed in 2010. Next to the main house, a coach house has two more bedrooms and could serve as guest accommodation or workspace. Living space layout at the property is flexible and would allow for a self-contained flat to be created in the basement. High quality fixtures and fittings throughout include new plumbing, new electrics, and full wiring for the internet. There are four reception rooms, four bathrooms, and a fitted kitchen with a day room. The main house has almost 6050 sq ft of space on five floors, the coach house provides 716 sq ft, and external rooms another 272 sq

ft – a total of 7030 sq ft. The open rear garden measures 115ft by 61ft. The house is one of 39 at this address developed between 1774 and 1749 by speculative builder John Spiller of Southwark. Architect was James Spiller, who also designed the Church of St John at Hackney, and the Great Synagogue of London – destroyed by the Blitz in 1941. Port and sherry producer Albert Sandeman was born nearby at 31 Highbury Place in 1833. The eldest of four sons, he went on to become Governor of the Bank of England. Highbury Place, Highbury N5, guide price £6.5m freehold, Savills 020 7226 1313

“This is a most attractive and substantial period house located in a sought-after part of the Highbury and Islington area” Paul Williams, Savills

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Entertain outside in the evenings thanks to the uplighters on the paved private patio at a refurbished apartment in College Cross. The two-bedroom lower ground floor property located between Upper Street and Liverpool Road in Islington has parquet flooring throughout, high-spec fixtures and fittings, and access to communal gardens. College Cross, Islington N1, guide price £650,000, Cluttons 020 7354 6666

It’s the largest Lion Former Victorian pub The Lion on North Road was converted into luxury apartments by international architects Jonathan Woolf in 2004. The largest of the Lion Apartments in this exalehouse is currently for sale and offers almost 2200 sq ft of living space with generous rooms on the ground and lower ground floors, together with two private gardens. A side gate leads through a private gravel garden to your own front door. An inner hallway splits to the right and into a huge reception and workroom with extra-high ceilings. Seven windows floor the room with natural light. Great for entertaining, the large kitchen and dining room has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out into

View the City from Highbury Place Impressive City views are served from a three-bedroom apartment now available to let on the top two floors of a property in Corsica Street, Highbury. Featuring two large decked private terraces, the 2400 sq ft contemporary home on the third and fourth floors includes three bathrooms and an open plan kitchen and living space, presented with crisp white walls and units and wooden flooring throughout. Corsica Street runs parallel with Highbury Fields. Highbury Corner – including Highbury & Islington station – is just around the corner. Corsica Street, Highbury N5, £800 per week, Carlton 020 7359 0000

a private westerly-facing garden. A second reception or third bedroom overlooks the garden and the bathroom is across the hallway. Stairs lead down to the lower hallway and 28ft master bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobe. The second bedroom is also en suite. The Lion was one of four inns on the corners of the Metropolitan Cattle Market staged in the mid19th century on the old Copenhagen Fields, between Market Road and North Road. Lion East Apartment, North Road, Islington N7, £995,000, Currell 020 7226 4200

Audio and data is built in Generous entertaining space at a three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse on Southgate Road is boosted by a built-in audio system and data cabling. An open plan kitchen, dining and reception space on the ground floor has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out into the rear garden, which has a patio and stone steps up to a fenced lawn. The house has a roof terrace and also offers off-street parking at the front. Southgate Road in De Beauvoir runs between Balls Pond Road and Baring Street within easy reach of Upper Street and Islington’s other delights. There are plenty of bus routes into the City, and trains at Highbury & Islington and Angel stations. Southgate Road, De Beauvoir N1, £945,000, Hamptons 020 7226 4688

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LONDON PROPERTY

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Arsenal aspect Arsenal fans will be competing for a recently refurbished penthouse in a converted Victorian school in Holloway. The main living area, master bedroom and decked terrace all look out at the Gunners’ Emirates Stadium. Block A apartment, part of L’Ecole development between Benwell Road and Hornsey Road, has contemporary fixtures and fittings, natural oak floors and white walls. All the bedrooms have bespoke wardrobes, and the bathrooms have underfloor heating.

WHY CHOOSE HUGH GROVER ASSOCIATES The kitchen is a high quality Swedish design with Gaggenau appliances and you can dine here or on the terraces. A built-in audio system will send music throughout the penthouse. Block A, L’Ecole, Hornsey Road, Holloway N7, guide price £850,000, Savills 020 7226 1313

GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE REALISTIC TRANSPARENT HELPFUL Call 020 3435 4656 and join over 5,000 homeowners that have trusted Hugh Grover Associates to sell their home.

Four storeys of Georgian space

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A Grade II listed four-bedroom Georgian house on Theberton Street has four storeys of living space plus a 51ft rear garden. Part of the Barnsbury conservation area, the property has almost 1870 sq ft of space. The ground floor has a double reception featuring front and rear sash windows with working shutters, ceiling cornicing and a period fireplace. The lower ground floor has a dining room with access to two coal vaults, and a kitchen and breakfast room with ceiling coving and laminated wooden flooring. The bedrooms are on the top two floors. Theberton Street, Barnsbury N1, guide price £1,595,000, Hugh Grover 020 7226 1010

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Packington Street, N1 2 Bedrooms

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Northolme Road, N5 1 Bedroom

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£429,950

Barnsbury Street, N1 1 Bedroom

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£355,000

Linton Street, N1 3 Bedrooms

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£1,150,00

Mildmay Park, N1 3 Bedrooms

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Poets Road, N5 1 Bedroom

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SALES

Battledean Road, N5 A well presented three bedroom family house arranged over three floors with a 30ft west facing garden

ÂŁ975,000 Freehold

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Ronalds Road, N5 Stunning three bedroom house near Highbury Fields

ÂŁ750 per week

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B a r n s b u ry N 1 Five bedroom home over 5 floors

B a r n s b u ry N 1 Spacious 3 bedroom garden maisonette

Freehold ÂŁ1,750,000

Leasehold ÂŁ610,000

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LONDON PROPERTY

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King’s mews house gets a high-tech makeover A generous mews house has been newly converted into a high-spec, hightech contemporary home in a quiet row off Theobald’s Road in Bloomsbury. Multizone Opus speakers are fitted in the ceilings of the master bedroom and the open plan lounge, family room and kitchen. A video system has touchscreen controls and iPad compatibility, and the home has surround sound wiring and Lutron lighting. Opposite Gray’s Inn Gardens, the property in King’s Mews has around 1830 sq ft of living space on three levels, including three double bedrooms – all with en suite bathrooms – and a large reception room. The kitchen features Gaggenau

appliances and Siematic units, and there are Hansgrohe Axor designer fittings in the Italian marble bathrooms. There’s a separate utility room, and the property has underfloor heating throughout. It can also offer an outdoor terrace. King’s Mews is a short walk from Holborn and Chancery Lane tube stations as well as St Pancras International and the Eurostar. Nearby Brunswick Centre offers a selection of shops, boutiques, restaurants and a Waitrose supermarket. King’s Mews, Bloomsbury WC1, £2.25m, Callum Roberts 020 7242 9977

“This is a stunning and deceptively large mews house which has been newly converted to a very high standard” Dillon Callum, Callum Roberts

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Factory penthouse A split-level penthouse on top of The Factory development in Hoxton has around 1350 sq ft of internal space on two floors connected by an open staircase. It also has direct access to a 500 sq ft decked roof terrace with superb views of the London skyline. Full of character and original features, the first floor is set out as a large reception space with exposed brickwork, solid oak flooring with underfloor heating, and a contemporary open plan kitchen with bespoke polished concrete worktops. A large bedroom has opaque sliding doors, and a luxury three-piece bathroom

through the walk-in wardrobe. The upper level is designed to provide a large office and separate guest bedroom (with en suite shower room), divided by a sliding door, or extra living and entertaining space. The property also has a secure underground parking space. The Factory in Shepherdess Walk was one of Manhattan Loft Corporation’s first developments. The Factory, Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton N1, £1.4m, Space Station 020 7613 6262

Quiet Temple away from Fleet Street Temple Avenue is a quiet location south of busy Fleet Street and a two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat is to let here on the second floor of Temple House. With solid oak flooring throughout, the apartment is on the corner of the building and has south and west aspects. The kitchen is fully fitted with black granite work surfaces, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer and full-size fridge freezer. It also has a day concierge. Temple House, Temple Avenue, Temple EC4, £650 per week furnished, Scott City 020 7600 0026

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Go top of the class At the top of a Victorian school conversion in Clerkenwell is a south-facing penthouse apartment with three to four bedrooms and almost 2300 sq ft of living space. The space on the second floor includes a kitchen and dining room and a reception room, both with wooden flooring. Stairs lead to a study mezzanine area, main bathroom and double bedroom, and a spiral staircase takes you to a top level with two more bedrooms – one with en suite shower room. The original structure’s

exposed beams give this area a distinct loft feel. Secure allocated parking comes with the property in Kingsway Place, and there are communal gardens with a children’s playground. Bars and restaurants of Exmouth Market and St John Street are nearby, and Farringdon is the closest tube station. There’s a walkable Waitrose too.

An informal property workshop at Hamptons City and West End office will be offering free advice on everything from sales, lettings and conveyancing to mortgages, refurbishments, and lease extensions. Confidential one-toone meetings can also be arranged at the event – designed to promote stress-free home moves – from 5 to 7pm on Thursday 20 September. Call 020 7411 9865 to book your place.

Kingsway Place, Clerkenwell EC1, £1,795,000, Currell 020 7253 2533

Gallery lights up Tapestry Built in 1771 by the East India Company, Tapestry Building was the first of
the Cutler Street warehouses. Then known as the Old Bengal
Warehouse, it was used to store exotic
imports from India and the Orient. A recently converted two-bedroom warehouse apartment currently to let here is flooded with natural light from of a gallery of picture windows that run the length of the oak-floored open plan living and dining room and kitchen. Most of the original stone and structural beams have been retained, now complemented by bespoke joinery, high-spec bathrooms and contemporary kitchen fixtures and fittings. A new Conran restaurant is due to open below. Tapestry Building, New Street, Bishopsgate EC2, £1500 per week, Savills 020 7354 6701

Relax on Poirot’s roof garden Florin Court on Charterhouse Square, an art deco building known to fans of TV’s Poirot as Whitehaven Mansions, has a studio flat for sale on its fifth floor. With a security video entry system, the property includes an entrance hall, bathroom, kitchen, and studio room. The 1930s building overlooks Charterhouse Square and offers a communal swimming pool, gym, roof garden, laundry room and day porter. Barbican tube station is walking distance. Florin Court, Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell EC1, £285,000, Scott City 020 7600 0026

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citydirectory Knight Frank 353 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0PD

Islington Cluttons Islington 6 Camden Walk N1 8DY

 020 3657 7340  islington@knightfrank.com

www.knightfrank.co.uk  020 7354 6666  islington@cluttons.com

Savills Islington 94-96 Upper Street, London N1 0NP

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Currell Islington 321 Upper Street Islington N1 2XQ 020 7226 4200 islington@currell.com www.currell.com

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Hamptons Islington 97-99 Upper Street Islington N1 0NP

Currell Clerkenwell 122/124 St John Street Clerkenwell EC1V 4JS

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Hugh Grover Associates 325 Upper Street Islington N1 2XQ

Currell Hackney Quebec Wharf, 311-313 Kingsland Road, Hackney E8 4DL

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REVIEW Visit these agents for properties in the City, Islington and Docklands Currell Victoria Park 81 Lauriston Road Victoria Park E9 7HJ

Knight Frank 1 Wapping High Street, London E1W 1BH

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 020 7480 6848  wapping@knightfrank.com

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Hamptons City Aldermary House, 15 Queen Street, London EC4N 1TX  020 7717 5293  city@hamptons-int.com

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Knight Frank 18-19 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QW  020 7512 9966  cwharf@knightfrank.com

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Landmark 264 Westferry Road, London E14 3AG Dawn Sandoval Residential Ltd  020 7093 1702  dawn@dawnsandovalresidential.co.uk

 020 7515 0800  info@lmlondon.com

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FJ Lord 4 Copper Row, Tower Bridge Piazza, Shad Thames SE1 2LH  020 7089 6490  shad.thames@fjlord.co.uk

Savills Canary Wharf 4 Westferry Circus, London  020 7531 2500  canarywharf@savills.com

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www.fjlord.co.uk Henry Wiltshire 2 Laybourne House, Admirals Way london E14 9UH  020 7001 9160  kelly@henrywiltshire.co.uk

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Savills Docklands 80 Wapping High Street, London  020 7456 6800  docklands@savills.com

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Hamptons Tower Bridge 41 Shad Thames London SE1 2NJ

Winkworth Surrey Quays Surrey Quays Shopping Centre SE16 7LL

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LONDON PROPERTY

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Viewing the Tate Modern from a balcony in Norfolk The central chimney of the former Bankside Power Station, today the Tate Modern art gallery, was intentionally built shorter than the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral on the other side of the Thames. The Tate chimney is 325ft high compared to the dome’s 375ft. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, creator of structures as diverse as the Midland Grand Hotel (now the Renaissance) at St Pancras and the red telephone box, designed the power station, originally with two chimneys. He also designed four-chimneyed Battersea Power Station. Bankside’s power station, an industrial cathedral watching over the Thames, was built in two phases between 1947 and 1963 using 4.2 million bricks in a shell supported by interior steel. In 1995 Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron won an international competition to redesign the power station with a proposal promising to retain much of its original character.

The Tate Modern opened in May 2000 and since then more than 40 million visitors have admired the works of contemporary art inside. Tate Modern and its chimney are on view from the wraparound balcony of a three-bedroom apartment on the first floor of Norfolk House on the City side of the Thames. The Shard can also be seen from this exclusive development on Trig Lane, near St Paul’s. Living space of more than 1600 sq ft includes a dual-aspect reception room, dining room, separate kitchen and two bathrooms, enhanced by porterage and underground parking. And the works of Damien Hirst, Edvard Munch, Tino Sehgal et al are just a short walk across the no-longer-wobbly Millennium Bridge. By Bob Stonebridge Norfolk House, Trig Lane, EC4, £2.4m, Savills 020 7456 6800

“This is an exceptional three-double-bedroom first floor apartment with a stunning dual-aspect reception and a wraparound balcony” James Upton-Prowse, Savills

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Shard on horizon Step out onto the balcony and take an admiring look at The Shard, tallest building in Western Europe, from a duplex penthouse at a new development in Bermondsey. Set on the fifth and sixth floors, the property at Grange Gardens has almost 1100 sq ft of space that includes three bedrooms, an open plan reception and kitchen, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, and a bespoke sauna. The master bedroom has a huge en suite luxury bathroom, and there are

walk-in wardrobes and a shower room. There are three balconies: one off the reception and kitchen and two more off two of the bedrooms. The property is close to Bermondsey Street, Tower Bridge and the Thames and includes secure underground parking and concierge services. Grange Gardens, Haven Way, Bermondsey SE1, £765,000, Field & Sons 020 7407 1375

Moor your boat here Private mooring for a small boat is included with a twobedroom maisonette on the ground and first floors of a new development in Mudchute. The home in Whiteadder Way features a bright reception that opens out onto a dock-facing terrace with room for outside dining. The recently modernised kitchen has modern décor and appliances, and the master bedroom upstairs has built-in wardrobes and a small balcony overlooking the peaceful dock. Also recently refurbished are the second double bedroom and family bathroom, and the property includes two large storage cupboards – one inside under the stairs and the other outside next to the front porch. The apartment has an allocated parking space and is handy for Clippers Quay communal gardens, as well as Mudchute DLR and Mudchute Farm and Park. Whiteadder Way, Mudchute, Canary Wharf E14, £375,000, Holland Properties 020 7538 5554

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The Juliet balcony of a two-bedroom apartment at the new Neo Bankside development, next to the Tate Modern, has views of the London Eye. Set on the eighth floor of the riverside scheme, the property includes two bathrooms (one en suite), an open plan reception room and kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass door and windows, and 24-hour porterage.

Home-made Jam Make home sweet home of your own at the former Hartley’s Jam Factory in Bermondsey, where the opportunity to create bespoke, architect-designed living space is included in the asking price. The split-level property in this conserve factory conversion has more then 2150 sq ft of flexible living space on the ground, lower ground and upper ground floors. It can be arranged as two to three bedrooms,

Neo Bankside, Sumner Street, Bankside SE1, £775 per week furnished, Savills Docklands 020 7456 6800

reception room, and two to three bathrooms. It’s a secure gated development and there are landscaped communal gardens. The Jam Factory, Green Walk, Bermondsey SE1, £950,000, Savills Docklands 020 7456 6800. (Image is computer generated)

Riverside cottage Millennium Vanguard Developed by Ballymore Properties in the late 1990s, Millennium Harbour was designed by CZWG and has six buildings with views across the Thames. Currently available to let at this gated riverside development, a furnished triple-aspect apartment with two bedrooms and two bathrooms is set on the second floor of the Vanguard Building. It has a fitted kitchen, wooden floors throughout, and a reception with direct river views. The apartment also has secure parking, 24-hour concierge, and leisure facilities including a gym sauna and solarium. Vanguard Building, Millennium Harbour, Canary Wharf E14, £475 per week furnished, Dawn Sandoval 020 7093 1702

Its name conjures up a rustic village home at the end of a leafy lane in the heart of the countryside, yet Rose Cottage is set on the edge of St Katharine Docks, facing the marina. Enjoying views across the dock, this end-of-terrace mews house in Mews Street has two bedrooms and a ground floor recently extended with a conservatory overlooking its secluded, cottage-style, walled and paved garden. The property is said to be ‘in excellent order’ and includes a hand-built Smallbone kitchen, and solid oak flooring on the ground floor. It also has a secure garage and a weekly visit from a cleaner. Rose Cottage, Mews Street, St Katharine Docks E1, £795 per week unfurnished, Knight Frank Wapping 020 7480 6848

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FIELD & SONS Surveyors, Valuers & Estate Agents Est. 1804

Haven Way, SE1 Stunning 2 double bedroom duplex penthouse apartment with wonderful views from the balconies and great natural light. £765,000

Borough High Street, SE1 Spacious, 4th floor, 2 bedroom modern apartment. Wonderful entertaining space, great natural light & a quality finish. £750,000

Trinity Street, SE1 This 3 bedroom, 2nd floor flat within a private development is part of a charming conservation area, close to Borough tube station & Borough Market. £485,000

Madison Apartments, Long Lane, SE1 Modern 4th floor 1 bedroom apartment within a smart, private development. Stylish modern design throughout & currently Let. £399,950

Empire Square, SE1 Immaculate 1 bedroom 2nd floor apartment within a secure private development, close to Borough tube station and a short walk of London Bridge station. £365,000

Collinson Walk, SE1 Extremely spacious, 1 bedroom flat within a quiet, residential estate. Excellent condition throughout with south facing terrace & terrific natural light. £285,000

Borough Office 020 7234 9633

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Providence Sq SE1 A well maintained 4th floor 2 bed apartment with Thames views, quietly positioned within this highly desirable modern development. £625,000

Janeway Place SE16 A recently refurbished freehold cottage, perfectly positioned within a short walk of Bermondsey Tube station and a moment from The River. £585,000

Providence Sq SE1 A well-proportioned, modern 2 bed 2 bath apartment on the first floor of this highly desirable Berkley Homes development. £499,995

Ginger Apartments SE1 An immaculate 5th floor apartment, quietly located within the highly sought-after Cayenne Court development. £499,995

Shalford House SE1 A well-proportioned 4th floor ex-la flat just south of Long Lane, in need of some modernisation. Ideal first time purchase or rental investment. £249,950

Sheppard Drive SE16 A beautifully presented two bedroom recently refurbished apartment. 100m from South Bermondsey train station. Chain free. £227,500

Shad Thames Office 020 7403 8571

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Surrey Square, SE17 Beautifully presented 2 bedroom conversion flat on the lower ground floor of a Grade II Listed mid-terraced Georgian house. Well maintained throughout with large communal £360 per week garden. Offered furnished.

Bentham House, Falmouth Road, SE1 Stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment within a popular private development close to Borough station and within walking distance of London Bridge. Offered £490 per week furnished.

New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 Stylish 2 bedroom apartment. Stunning front facing warehouse conversion, bright & airy and extends to around 1000 sq ft, situated opposite the Globe Theatre. Available furnished. £800 per week

Spice Quay Heights SE1 A superb 3rd floor river view apartment offering 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a vast reception room and a fully fitted kitchen. 2 large balconies, secure parking and a 24hr concierge. Unfurnished & available now. £1,795 per week

Cinnamon Wharf SE1 A stunning 7th floor apartment with approx 1320 sq/ft of open plan living space, offering commanding views of St Saviours dock and Canary Wharf. Offered furnished and available early September. £775 per week

Scotts Sufferance Wharf SE1 Spacious and well presented two bedroom apartment with large terrace. In a secure development with day concierge. A short walk from the riverside bars/restaurants. Furnished and available now. £525 per week

Fishguard Way, North Woolwich E16 Reception room with access to private balcony overlooking canal and the River, separate kitchen, two double bedrooms. Offered furnished, and available immediately. £280 per week

Crown Place, South Bermondsey SE16 Two double bedroom split level property located on the 4th floor of this private gated development. 5 minutes walk to South Bermondsey National Rail Services. Furnished and available from mid August. £320 per week

Rushcutters Court, Surrey Quays SE16 Private dockside apartment consisting of reception room with balcony looking across South Dock Marina, separate kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom. Furnished and available mid September. £320 per week

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CITY & EAST LONDON OFFICE

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City & East London Office 020 7790 9832

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Godfree Court, Long Lane, SE1 Spacious 2 double bedroom apartment close to Borough Market, London Bridge & Guy’s Hospital. Available on a 6 month tenancy the apartment is furnished, secure and has a £600 per week fabulous terrace.

Empire Square West, SE1 1 bedroom 1st floor apartment in a striking development with views across the courtyard gardens, only a short walk from Borough Market, London Bridge station, The River & The City. Furnished. Available now. £400 per week

Lant Street, SE1 Spacious period house, arranged over 4 floors of flexible living space with a lower ground floor bedroom/study area plus en-suite shower room. Available unfurnished from 27th £650 per week October 2012.

Waterside Close SE16 A 2 bed terraced house that has just been refurbished throughout to a high standard, quietly located in a small cul-de-sac. Offered part furnished and available mid August 2012. £495 per week

Tooley Street SE1 A spacious and exceptionally bright 2 double bedroom period conversion, perfectly located for the bars and restaurants of Shad Thames. The property is offered partfurnished and available now. £465 per week

Cardamom Buildings SE1 A charming and exceptionally spacious 3rd floor studio apartment offering bright accommodation within the heart of Shad Thames. Offered furnished and available now. £375 per week

Iona Tower, Limehouse E14 Brand new apartment offering spectacular views of Canary Wharf, the O2, comprises spacious reception and open plan kitchen with appliances, a double bedroom and bathroom. Available immediately, furnished. £330 per week

The Leather Works, Tower Bridge SE1 3rd floor apartment in a private development. Large reception with dining area, open plan kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, second bedroom, bathroom and balcony. Unfurnished. Available now. £460 per week

Troon Street, Limehouse E1 A charming and unusual 3 bedroom Victorian house, in a popular residential location, ideal for a young family or sharers. Furnished and available mid September. £500 per week

Borough Office 020 7234 9633

Kennington Office 020 7840 0666

Shad Thames Office 020 7403 8571

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What areas do you cover? Our office is based in Rotherhithe and can therefore service most parts of London. Please call us for more information. Can you arrange appointments at short notice? Yes. We will try to cater for appointments at short notice wherever possible.

I have long standing tenants. Do you cater for mid-term inspections? Yes. This is the best way to assess the condition of your property over long tenancies. We will carry out a schedule of condition report for mid-term inspections so that you can assess the condition of your property periodically.

Key Inventories can be contacted at 1a Rotherhithe New Rd, London, SE16 2AH T: 020 3434 0050 • F: 020 3434 0051 • E: enquiries@keyinventories.com

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12th floor studio West London views Corner balcony Close to Jubilee/DLR

£280,000 Leasehold

£300,000 Leasehold

St Davids Square, London, E14

Pan Peninsula, London, E14

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Brand new studio Luxury development 7th floor Juliette balcony Concierge, Gym & Spa

Two bed, two bath 29th floor views Allocated parking Concierge and gym

£650,000 Leasehold

11 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD

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Matchmakers Wharf, E9 • • • •

Frances Wharf, E14 • • • •

Two bed apartment 8th floor river views Allocated parking Concierge & gym

Aqua Vista, E3 • • • •

£350pw

Two beds two baths Canal side apartment Courtyard views Close to DLR/Canary Wharf

Vanguard Building, E14 • • • •

£260pw

One bedroom 5th floor river views Hackney Location Concierge & gym

Aqua Vista, E3 • • • •

£475pw

Brand new luxury apartment Two bedrooms, two bathrooms Concierge & leisure facilities South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf

Indescon Court, E14 • • • •

£370pw

One bed 3rd floor Canal side development Communal roof terrace Concierge & bike storage

Ability Place, E14 • • • •

£280pw

One bed 5th floor Canal side development Communal roof terrace Concierge & bike storage

Landmark East, E14 • • • •

£500pw

£380pw

One bedroom 29th floor river views 24hr concierge Heron Quay DLR

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£295pw

Studio suite Balcony Popular development Close to Canary Wharf

£750pw

Two bedrooms 4th floor sub penthouse River Views Allocated parking

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