December 16, 2014

Lettings & Property Management Services from Frank Harris & Co.

202806_ROW140130BFrank Harris & Co. would be delighted to provide you with a seamless lettings and property management service for your buy-to-let investment property, or portfolio of investment properties. We operate from our well-established offices across central London, offering a range of stunning properties, from studio apartments through to large family homes. All of our offices are linked through industry specific software which contains the properties’ attributes and details; we record tenant requirements and send out electronic alerts when suitable matches are found.

Client management and service excellence

In order to work successfully for you we make sure that we listen carefully to your specific requirements and deliver on the services we promise, aiming to exceed your expectations whenever possible. The starting point is our people; your dedicated team would bring together the relevant mix of sector, client management, lettings and property management expertise. We enjoy unrivalled knowledge of the areas local to our offices and we are willing and able to respond to any enquiries you may have. Our experienced teams are industry qualified and able to deal with all levels of enquiries.  As the only current firm of estate agents to take up membership to the Institute of Customer Service, we have placed client service firmly at the top of our business agenda, carrying out the necessary audits and staff training in order to attain accreditation from this highly-regarded organisation.  We work hard to provide a flexible, bespoke service to our clients. By listening closely, the Frank Harris & Co. teams will take time to hear the things that others can miss.

Knowledge and experience – an unrivalled track record

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from working with other Landlords and high profile corporate companies and we would be happy to discuss this in further detail with you. We believe that the talent and experience that Frank Harris and Company can offer is unequalled.

Compliance

Our dedicated, experienced property management department ensures that our managed properties are fully compliant with all safety regulations (including Gas Safety, Electrical Safety and Furniture and Furnishings Acts) and that they meet with the Association of Regulated Lettings Agents (ARLA) standards; this provides an assurance to our clients that we are specialist advisors on the letting process, from the initial enquiry through to ending the tenancy and handling the deposit.

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Frank Harris and Company is confident of the value its staff will bring to you. Tracey Cumming, as Head of Lettings, and Wendy Akast, as Head of Property management, will work hard to ensure that we deliver beyond the required service levels to you; that we exceed your expectations and that our relationship with you is managed effectively at all levels.

We believe that good communication is key to successful collaborative working and we are completely committed to ensuring we maintain an ongoing, effective dialogue with you.

Costs

We are able to offer very competitive rates and would be happy to discuss this in further detail once we progress to the next stage.

Why Frank Harris & Co.?

  • An unrivalled knowledge of the property sector;
  • A bespoke estate agent with an existing property management department, enhanced continually over the years;
  • Innovative leadership which provides a dedicated resource of highly experienced people ready to facilitate your immediate needs;
  • A single point of contact for Landlord and Tenant in Property Management;
  • Access to an experienced and trusted portfolio of Contractors;
  • Regular property inspections with full written report and photos.

December 9, 2014

The Great Christmas Pudding Race

Victoria George Fran Rob Tina Rob (1) - CopyThe morning of Saturday 6th December saw Tina Evans, Georgina Rabl, Francesca Phillips & Victoria Ogilvie from the Frank Harris & Co. City Office take part in the Annual Great Christmas Pudding Race in Covent Garden. The four ladies made up the ‘Property Puddings’ team alongside two colleagues from Jackson-Stops & Staff; Robert Dawson from the Pimlico branch and Robert Butterworth from the Holland Park Office.The Pudding - Copy

The morning consisted of a costume parade which saw the six ‘Property Puddings’ model their fetching Christmas Pudding hats and branded t-shirts. The competitors then took part in a Zumba workout to warm themselves up as the weather was bitterly cold! This lead to the event itself- an obstacle course relay race throughout which all the competitors were carrying a Christmas Pudding! The course included several inflatable obstacles, whipped cream and icing sugar. Everyone that took part had such fun and it was made all the more worthwhile due to the £1100.00 raised so far for Cancer Research.

November 13, 2014

Just launched: Two new developments in historic #SouthBank buildings

West Apartment Bear Pitt2It’s not often you get the chance to buy a new build South Bank home set in a historic building. But this month we’ve launched two new schemes, each with a fascinating history.

The Bear Pit takes its name from the 16th century theatre and bear-baiting arena that once stood on the site. You can see it clearly shown on London’s oldest surviving map, published by Braun and Hogenberg in 1572.

To modern ears, bear-baiting doesn’t sound much fun but it was hugely popular in Tudor times. Thankfully those days are long past and it’s now a Grade II listed building that has been converted into two meticulously designed duplex apartments. Properties of such character and grandeur rarely come onto the market as new builds.Bear Pit interior

Step out from the front door and you are in the heart of London’s BanksideThe Globe Theatre and the river Thames are literally round the corner. Few properties offer such access to sophisticated London living. The Tate Modern and Borough Market are both within 500m; Blackfriars, London Bridge and Southwark tube stations are all an easy walk.

For more details about the two apartments, Pepys House and Davies House, click here.

You would be hard pressed hard to find a Victorian building more splendid than Dover House. It has been restored to its former glory to create nine breathtaking apartments. The interiors are by the world-renowned Argent Design.

These are now being sold off plan. Completion is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2015.

Built in 1895, the building was formerly the Dover Castle Hotel and Restaurant. The ornate billiard room and mirrored grill room are fine examples of Victorian good taste and craftsmanship. This has been echoed in the development. Argent Design have spared no detail and the lavish interiors do more than justice to the majestic exterior.Dover House exterior

Dover House is located on Lower Marsh at the centre of London’s cultural quarter. It’s a short stroll the Old and Young Vic theatres, the National Theatre and the South Bank’s eclectic bars and restaurants. A hop over Waterloo Bridge and you’re in Covent Gardens and the West End’s shops and theatres. Or, if your taste buds are twitching you can wander down the road to sample the delights of nearby Borough Market.

For more details about Dover House, click here.

November 11, 2014

6 tips for making buying or selling your home less stressful

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Buying or selling a property is the most stressful part of modern life, according to a recent report. The anxiety of moving is rated as worse than being made redundant or even getting divorced. The reasons for the sleepless nights include the huge sums involved, slow solicitors and the risk of the deal falling through, to name but a few.

To help you move home without having to tear your hair out, Sam Ball, sales manager of our Bloomsbury office, gives us his top tips.

1.  Consider holding an open day

Holding viewings can be disruptive and it’s stressful having to keep your home tidy all the time. One way round this is to hold an open day. This can create a buzz around your property and help find a buyer in a short space of time.

2.  Get a good solicitor

Don’t shop solely on price: the cheapest solicitor is unlikely to be the best. Engage one who has been recommended to you and knows the area you are selling or buying your home in. This is likely to be the biggest transaction you ever undertake so getting the right solicitor is important.

3.  Put your home on the market for the right price

You will want to maximize the amount you sell for, of course, but if your asking price is too high you risk having it on the market for months on end. Worse still, it can get stale so may not sell even if you later reduce the price. Make sure your estate agent can justify the asking price they suggest to you.

4.  Instruct your solicitor as soon as your home goes on the market

Ask your solicitor to prepare a draft contact and apply for the title deeds before you have even secured a buyer. This can shave weeks off the time it takes to exchange contracts.

5.  Get all your paperwork in order

Sam - Black and WhiteYour buyer will want to see all the planning permissions, building regulations consents, FENSA and other guarantees relating to your property. Having this paperwork to hand can save frustrating delays on your sale.

6.  Ask your agent questions

Buying or selling a home is complex and stressful and it’s not always easy to know what’s going on or why it is being delayed. Don’t be shy to tap into your agent’s expertise to find out what is going on or to explain the reason for any hold ups.

Sam can be found at our office on 104 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4BN. You can contact him on 020 7405 4444 or at samball@frankharris.co.uk.

November 10, 2014

7 interior design tips and trends for 2015

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One of the more interesting aspects of being an estate agent is seeing so many different interiors. Some are stylish and elegant, while others are, let’s just say, less inviting.

We know how tricky it can be to get that perfect design inspiration. Today’s fashions change so quickly, it’s hard to know what’s ‘now’ and what’s as dated as avocado bathrooms.

To help you through the maze of interior design, we spoke to interior designer Rebecca Allan, of Alexander James Interior Design. Rebecca recently designed the beautiful show home for the Bear Pit apartments that we have just launched on the South Bank. She talked to us about the trends we can expect to see in 2015 and gave us her top tips for transforming your home.

1. Boutique bedrooms

“A lot of our clients want a bedroom that feels as luxurious as a five star hotel but has the warm feeling of home. A sou140170_04classic way to achieve this is to start with a ‘wow’ bed. Add a subtle fabric headboard that blends in with the other materials in the room, plenty of lamps to create atmosphere and scattered cushions, throws and furs for a sensuous feel. If a bed with endless cushions isn’t your thing, opt for beautiful bedding with decorative piping and edging to create a refined finish.”

2. Panelled walls

“If you have the budget, panelled walls give a special sophistication to flat surfaces. These can be upholstered in linen, suede or even leather, adding interest and shape to what could be a bland, flat wall.”

3. Artwork

“Be bold with your artwork. It’s a great way to add a burst of colour without being too full on. For the Bear Pit, I chose a neutral, almost white backdrop to keep the space feeling light and airy. I then commissioned an artist to produce bespoke pieces that incorporated the colours and tones I’d chosen for the cushion fabrics and flowers.”

4. Dress your bathroom to perfection

“People love extravagant hotel bathrooms. It’s amazing how a few rolls of thick white towels, flowers and the display of high end toiletry products can transform any bathroom into a luxurious high-end space.”

5. From runway to room

“Clothing designers aren’t the only ones influenced by fashion week. Well-received colours and prints often find their way into the interior design world, too. Next year, I expect to see textile designs incorporating loose geometric shapes, hand painted techniques and blurred lines influenced by Asian and Moroccan designs. I also anticipate lots of blues and yellows.”

Bear Pit interior6. Brass, gold and antique

“We’ve seen a lot of chrome over the last few years but this is now being replaced with brass, gold, silver leaf and antique finishes. A lot of new furniture and fixtures in 2015 will have these elegant finishes.”

7. The finishing touches

“Less is more when it comes to choosing decorative objects for your home. Ditch the clutter and stick to key pieces that reflect your taste and style. It’s much better to spend your budget on a selection of impacting pieces that you love instead of a collection of purposeless accessories.”

November 7, 2014

Bloomsbury flat for sale once belonged to British comedy legend

bea28fc5-c132-4821-9e3b-0eaecd81f232Bloomsbury is well known for its blue plaques. Lift your head as you wander the streets and you’ll see them adorning the homes once lived in by literary and scientific giants such as Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf and Charles Darwin, to name but a few.  It’s not all writers and scientists though.

A rather unspectacular mansion block in Ridgmont Gardens was the unlikely first London address of reggae artist Bob Marley.

And a few minutes’ walk away in Marchmont Street is a plaque that bears the name of one Britain’s best-loved comedians, Kenneth Williams.

Born in Caledonian Road in 1926, at the age of nine Williams moved with his family to a flat above the barber shop his father ran at 57 Marchmont Street. It’s still a hairdressers today.

Williams, who is best known for starring in the Carry On films (he appeared in 26 of the 31 that were made), lived there until he was 30. The plaque in his honour was unveiled by radio presenter Nicholas Parsons as recently as 2009.mar140124_08

In fact, Williams spent most of his life in flats in and around the area. One of these was in Endsleigh Court on Upper Woburn Place. He paid £800 for his lease in this imposing 1930′s block.

Scottish comedian Stanley Baxter once suggested to Williams that they share the flat as work was bringing him to London. “I could no more share a flat with anyone than I could fly,” was Williams’ tart response. You can imagine him saying it in his trademark nasal drawl.

Williams lived there for three years during the late 1950′s and his diaries reveal how much he enjoyed it there.

Frank Harris & Co. have been instructed to sell the flat and it’s on the market for £395,000. It is just off Tavistock Square, less than a five-minute walk to Euston Station. It has recently been painted and measures 34sq m. For more details, click here.

This is a chance to live in a property that once belonged to a British comedy legend.   Please call our Marchmont Street office on 020 7387 0077 or at info@frankharris.co.uk

November 4, 2014

Parade Around EC4

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Image Courtesy of the Lord Mayor’s Show

The Lord Mayor’s Show is a time old tradition which has taken place in the City of London since the 16th Century. The Lord Mayor of London represents solely the City of London; the title is bestowed on a new candidate each year following elections at Common Hall comprising Livery Men from all of the City’s Livery Companies.  The new Lord Mayor is sworn in during the second week of November, the day before the Lord Mayor’s Parade.

Originally the parade was a flotilla of barges going down the Thames from the City to the Royal Cour202805_BAR140246Ets in the City of Westminster. 1856 was the last year the show went by barge, it has taken place on dry land ever since. The state coach was commissioned for the parade in 1757, this was considered a much safer way for the Mayor on which to make his way to Westminster following an incident with a drunken flower girl one previous year which resulted in the Lord Mayor falling from his horse and breaking his leg! The procession starts at Guildhall and weaves its way through the City of London winding up at The Strand to where the Royal Courts of Justice have been located since moving from Westminster in 1882.

202805_BAR140246CThis year, the parade will be on Saturday 8th November. The procession meanders past St Paul’s Cathedral and Ludgate Circus not far from where Frank Harris & Co. have taken on a charming one bedroom property on Carter Lane. Situated along one of London’s historic lanes, this second floor property takes advantage of large window which light up the bright living room with open plan kitchen. The bedroom has gorgeous high ceilings and a walk-in wardrobe. A separate marble shower room puts the cherry on top of this fantastic City flat. Please give Frank Harris & Co. a call on 020 7600 7000 to book a viewing.

 

October 28, 2014

Look Mum No Hands!

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ViewLook Mum No Hands! is an exciting local business on Old Street and makes for the perfect place for those who like cycling, coffee and beer in no particular order!

Head to the café during the day for an artesian coffee and slice of homemade chocolate Guinness cake; take your bike with you as there are two workshops on the premises to facilitate any repairs or improvements on your set of (two) wheels. Later on and perhaps once the bike has been safely put away for the evening, head there for a craft beer while you watch all major cycling events shown on the big screens.

This fantastic local business is just one of the varied array you will find in the Old Street area. Frank Harris & Co. are delighted to have this two bedroom property for sale on Old Street; featuring a large open plan reception room, a brand new kitchen, two bathrooms and two double bedrooms- topped off by a South-facing roof terrace with views over the City skyline. Please call Frank Harris & Co. City Office to view this wonderful property.

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October 24, 2014

Delights of Smithfield

202805_BAR120133CVictoria from our Long Lane Office was very kindly treated to lunch by some future clients of Frank Harris & Co. at Smiths of Smithfield. Home to four different dining spaces, Smiths is one of the many exciting eating houses Farringdon has to offer and it certainly did not disappoint as a lunch venue.

 

Each of the four floors offer a different experience: the ground floor is a relaxed bar which serves food all day- the décor is quite industrial which reflects the working nature of the environment in Smithfield; the first floor is a lounge style cocktail bar with softer interiors than the floor below. Moving up the building the second floor restaurant has an open kitchen with darker tables which add a sophisticated feel to the exposed brick walls; the top floor restaurant is the epitome of fine dining- the white table cloths and bright view over the meat market and local rooftops make this floor feel truly ethereal.

Victoria enjoyed a fantastic lunch at the Second Floor Dining Room. The provenance of the main ingredients is listed on the right-hand side of the menu with most of the meat produce making the short journey from butchers located in Smithfield Meat Market (Central London’s only fully operational meat market) just across 202805_BAR120133the road; some cuts of beef are even butchered on site at the restaurant! Three out of four of the party enjoyed an escallop of Wagyu veal cooked in parmesan and capers with a rocket salad which from all accounts was absolutely delicious; the other member of the group enjoyed a Thai-style shredded beef salad which had quite a kick! Pudding did not disappoint either as the party devoured a salted caramel cheesecake topped with caramelised pear and toffee popcorn.

The restaurant comes highly recommended, the atmosphere was lively evening at lunch time, the staff too were both helpful and knowledgeable making for a brilliant dining experience all round. Farringdon has so many amazing restaurants on offer it can be hard to choose although Smiths would be high up on our list as one of the best. Located just around the corner of this eatery is Florin Court, a beautiful art-deco building previously used in the filming of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Frank Harris & Co. are proud to be marketing a charming studio flat with the most astonishing views over St Paul’s Cathedral and the rest of The City. The building has fabulous facilities including its own swimming pool; not to mention this property is five minutes away from Farringdon Station a future stop on Cross Rail which makes it a fantastic investment.

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October 23, 2014

Life Is Sweet!

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PuddingWe were delighted to hear about the forthcoming 34th Great Christmas Pudding Race, being held in aid of the extremely worthwhile Cancer Research UK. Members of staff from Frank Harris & Co and our sister company, Jackson-Stops & Staff are busy preparing their costumes for this fantastic event, which kicks off at 11am with the obstacle course race in Covent Garden. There will be plenty of fun and entertainment for all the family, with some guest celebrities thrown in for good measure, so do come along and show your support. Last year’s Great Christmas Pudding Race raised an incredible £21,000, but they are hoping to beat that amount this year. Please click here to donate and we look forward to sharing photos of Tina Evans, Victoria Ogilvie, Georgina Rabl, Rob Dawson, Francesca Phillips and Robert Butterworth dressed as puddings on the day!

October 2, 2014

Poirot & Property

202805_BAR120133FExciting news for Poirot fans! The author’s estate and publisher HarperCollins has just announced plans to revive one of British fiction’s most-loved characters in the hands of a new writer! 38 years after Agatha Christie killed off the famous Belgian detective in “Curtain”, Sophie Hannah (the bestselling writer of contemporary psychological crime thrillers), is to write a new Poirot novel, 93 years after Christie first introduced him in “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”.  Latest News

202805_BAR120133KOne of the most iconic features of the well-known television adaptation was Poirot’s London home, set in Florin Court, Charterhouse Square. This beautiful building with its stunning curved facia is famous for its 1930’s Art Deco styling. Located in the heart of the City, moments from Smithfield Market; the building offers its residents a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and library with wifi hotspot. The beautiful roof terrace with far reaching City Views takes in landmarks such as The Shard, BT tower and the London Eye.

Frank Harris & Co. are now in the fortunate position to offer a superb south facing studio with views of St Pauls for sale  . Fully modernised just over a year ago; this excellent apartment has a modern new kitchen & bathroom with tasteful neutral décor throughout. Absolutely ideal as an investment opportunity or a convenient City Pied-a-Terre. To view this fantastic property, please call the Frank Harris & Co. City Office on 020 7600 7000

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October 1, 2014

Feast in the East

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8 Hoxton Square has recently opened and is the sister restaurant of the acclaimed Soho eatery, 10 Greek Street; Tina Evans from our Frank Harris City Office enjoyed a meal here recently and has been in raptures ever since!

Tina EvansSituated in the heart of Shoreditch, Hoxton Square is a Georgian delight, home to an eclectic mix of bars and restaurants. 8 Hoxton Square is identified by the large black awning which covers the heated seating area at the front of the venue. Inside, scrubbed wooden tables, low level lighting and a gorgeous black leather banquette create the comfortable dining environment which makes the restaurant perfect for a relaxed meal after work or a weekend brunch with friends.

Tina enjoyed a delicious meal of pan-fried brill with red cabbage, washed down with some delightful rose and really enjoyed catching up with her friends in the relaxed ambience of the restaurant. “The atmosphere was great and the staff were the perfect blend of helpful and friendly, without seeming too fussy or in your face”. At Frank Harris & Co. customer service is so important to us, we are always quick to acknowledge it when we experience it elsewhere in other local businesses.

Just a short walk away from Hoxton Square, Frank Harris & Co. are marketing a fantastic two bedroom property, set in a period conversion on Old Street. The property features a large open plan reception room with brand new, designer kitchen, two beautiful bathrooms and two generously sized double bedrooms. The property also has a large, south facing terrace which would make the perfect spot to enjoy a drink on a hot summer’s day. Give us a call on 020 7600 7000 to book a viewing.

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September 19, 2014

It’s Open House again!

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This weekend is when some of London’s finest buildings throw their doors open to the public in the annual London Open House event, allowing us all a wonderful opportunity to glimpse inside some of the most architecturally intriguing and historically important buildings across the capital and its environs.  Here at Jackson-Stops & Staff, we’ve been looking at what’s on offer to view and thought we would give you a flavour of what you can expect to see in some of our office locations:

In the City, our sister company, Frank Harris & Company, is marketing a property in the Barbican Centre, an iconic building which is featuring a property in the Open House event this weekend.

…so if you are planning to view this property, why not check out our contemporary apartment located nearby.

If you’re visiting an open house in Holland Park, why not take a few minutes out to view a couple of our latest lettings instructions in the vicinity:

St Mary Abbotts Terrace £1295 per week (fees apply)

House to rent St Mary Abbots Terrace W14 8NX

House to rent St Mary Abbots Terrace W14 8N

Ilchester Mansions £795 per week (fees apply)

Flat to rent Ilchester Mansions, Kensington W8 6AE

Flat to rent Ilchester Mansions, Kensington W8 6AE

 

…over to our Pimlico office and our Lettings Director, Georgina Clarke, was delighted to see that the building she climbed to the top of last year has made it into this year’s Open House list:

While you’re in the area, why not arrange a viewing for this lovely house, on the market in Westmoreland Place (the Westmoreland Triangle backs on to Peabody Avenue)

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Meanwhile, in Teddington and the Richmond Borough, highlights of the event include Radnor House School, Garrick’s Temple, Richmond Theatre, the Richard Burton Mausoleum and the Langdon Down Centre. Do pop in to discuss any of your own home requirements and talk to our team, at 36 High Street, Teddington.

If you are planning to visit Open Houses in Wimbledon, be sure to take time to view this wonderful split-level apartment:

Apartment to rent Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4RU

Apartment to rent Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4RU

Apartment to rent Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4RU

Apartment to rent Grosvenor Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4RU

For the full list of what’s available to view, take a look at the London Open House website for full details

Enjoy!

 

September 15, 2014

Postman’s Park & Property

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Frank Harris & Co. City Office are proud to introduce an excellent new two bedroom property in a portered building on Little Britain in the heart of The City. The property over looks Postman’s Park and St Botolph’s Aldersgate Church which are just a few minutes’ walk from St Paul’s Cathedral. Postman’s Park got its name due to its proximity to what was the General Post Office and its popularity as a recreational ground for the people that worked there.

It is one of the larger parks in the City of London and was once the burial ground for St Botolph’s before a study in the late 1800s linking London’s cholera epidemic to the number of overcrowded inner-city burial grounds which resulted in the conversion of this, and many of the other local burial grounds to public parks.

202805_BAR140230Postman’s Park is most famous for George Frederick Watt’s wall of Memorial to the Heroic Sacrifice which features a series of tiled tablets with moving accounts of those who died whilst saving others. The park is a small patch of peace in the hustle and bustle of The City- why not book a viewing on our Milton House property with the team at Frank Harris & Co and afterwards wonder into the park to have a moment’s contemplation as many a postman has done in time’s past.

#city #postmanspark #thecityoflondon #cityparks #memorial #stbotolphs #livinghistory #frankharris

 

 

September 5, 2014

Property and Markets

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Whitecross Street is just a short walk away from our fabulous two bedroom property on Old Street, home to one of London’s oldest markets.  202805_BAR120214The first records of a market on Whitecross Street trace back to the 17th Century. Following on from that the records take a darker turn as they talk of the gathering here as ‘Squalors Market;’ referring to the 19th Century when the market became synonymous with the poor and the drunk of Victorian London.
Today the market is rather refined and with a wealth of famous restaurants, including Jamie Oliver’s ‘15’, in the vicinity. A trip to the street market was rightly described recently on one local blog as a ‘foodie’s pilgrimage’. There is a small market here every day but the principal days are Thursdays and Fridays. As soon as you turn onto the street you are greeted with the fragrant smells of the different vendors and their wares competing with each other to grab your senses and entice you to try an intensely spicy burrito, an Indian roti or a freshly made piadina from Rome. Well worth a visit, for a pilgrimage or just, more simply, the chance to break away from the normal lunch-at-your-desk routine. For those that like to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with their lunch there are several pubs located along the street; why not eat the food bought on one of the many stands while you sit outside, watching the world go by – pint in one hand, Turkish shawarma in the other? http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/whitecross-street-food-market

May 1, 2014

Frank Harris & Company sponsor London Legal Walk

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Leading London Estate Agents, Frank Harris & Company, are proud to announce their support as part sponsors of this year’s London Legal Walk on the 19th May.

The event will be the tenth of its kind and is a 10km walk around the City, predominantly for members of the legal profession, to raise funds to provide free legal advice for those who are unable to afford it.

Last year’s walk raised over half a million pounds with over 7,500 participants and it is hoped this year will exceed those numbers on both counts.

Tina Evans, Director of Frank Harris & Co which will be fielding its own team, commented:

“We are a local independent firm and strongly believe in putting back into the community which has supported our business over the course of 30 years. The Legal Walk is an excellent example of our integration with the legal community and the funds raised will go towards assisting those who need them most.”

As part of its sponsorship, Frank Harris & Company is providing a photo booth for triumphant but, no doubt, slightly exhausted walkers to record their evening; there will also be an airstream photobooth that will allow participants to publish photos on social media instantly. The event will be followed by a street party in Carey Street and Bell Yard.

For live updates on the day, follow @frankharris_uk #legalwalk

For more information on the London Legal Walk please visit the website.

January 30, 2014

Another Satisfied Customer

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Sam Ball, Assistant Manager at our Marchmont Street office shows off the generous gift received from one of our satisfied Clients after having sold their property on Leigh Street in Bloomsbury having beating off other bids from local competitors. We are getting slightly worried about his alcohol intake since this is a recurrent issue!

A delighted Sam Ball from our Marchmont Street office

January 24, 2014

Winner of our free prize draw!

Filed under: Latest News — Frank Harris @ 10:56 am

Throughout December and January, the Waterloo office ran a free prize draw to win a pair of tickets for the viewing gallery of the Shard.  All vendors, whether looking to let or sell their property in the near future and who made an appointment for a free valuation were entered into the draw. The draw took place on the 17th January and we are pleased to announce that the lucky winner is Mrs Adelie Walley, who is seen here on the left receiving her prize from Carina Stallabrass, Senior Lettings Negotiator:

FHWith the vast expanding regeneration of the South Bank and its surrounding areas, the Shard is a prime example of developments in and around the local area drawing in prospective purchasers and tenants seeking to not only base themselves in SE1, but to also benefit from being within close proximity to the City and West End.

For any enquiries, be it for lettings or sales, please contact our office on 020 7620 3400 or visit us at 123 Stamford Street, South Bank, SE1 9NN.

The Strand

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353 The Strand WC2 is a striking period property situated on the northeast corner of this world famous address. Four individually appointed apartments make up this boutique residence in London’s Covent Garden. The property’s stone facade echoes the beauty of the adjacent Somerset House and the luxurious interiors are designed with meticulous attention to detail.

Strand

Three lateral apartments grace the first, second and third floors, whilst a duplex penthouse (now SOLD) occupies the fourth and fifth.  Starting at £2,350,000.

All benefit from at least one balcony or roof terrace, as well as far reaching views down Lancaster Place towards the River Thames and the South Bank.

Please call us on either 020 7387 0077 or 020 7405 444 for further details or click HERE for brochure

January 3, 2014

Delightful River Views

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , — Frank Harris @ 5:12 pm

The South Bank office is pleased to be instructed on this spectacular apartment in historic Albert Embankment.

Albert Embankment is on the east bank of the Thames and was created by Sir Joseph Bazalgette out of Fore Street, with numerous small timber and boat-building yards and reclaimed land. This embankment is one of three built by Bazelgette, the Victoria and Chelsea Embankments being the other two. The main reason for building the embankment was to protect the low-lying areas of Lambeth from flooding during high tides and heavy rain. It also provided a much needed roadway to bypass the congested streets of the area.

On the eleventh floor of a highly regarded modern riverside development and having, beyond doubt, some of the finest views in central London, is this exceptionally stylish apartment extending to circa 1700 square feet. Decorated in a chic, minimalist style throughout and incorporating modern integrated lifestyle systems (including comfort cooling, Lutron lighting and a Linn sound system), this stunning property has been refurbished recently under the direction of a leading contemporary architect.  Numerous features include exceptionally high-spec bathrooms, marble floors throughout and underground parking. The 45ft reception room has floor to ceiling plate glass windows, providing awesome views and direct access to a large balcony.

Please contact us on 020 7620 3400 or click HERE for further details.

Stunning views across the London skyline

The stunning reception room

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