A Fabulous New Instruction in Ormonde Mansions
The Sales Department at our Southampton Row branch has just won instructions to market a fabulous 3-4 bedroom, family sized apartment offering over 1375 sq ft of quality accommodation. Check out our Virtual Tour or telephone us on 020 7405 4444. Read on for further information…
Ormonde Mansions is a substantial purpose built mansion block, believed to date from the turn of the 20th Century, set in the heart of Bloomsbury commanding an enviable and convenient location literally between Russell Square and Holborn being just across from Bloomsbury Square amidst excellent transport facilities and close to the University of London campus, UCL, LSE and Kings College.
Frank Harris and Company are delighted to offer for sale this grand and superior apartment in good order throughout of over 1375 sq ft/127 sq m with good ceiling heights on the THIRD FLOOR of the building and offers versatile accommodation with a genuine sense of proportion and style in a wonderful location.
With a favoured easterly-westerly orientation the property is ideal for those seeking a well-proportioned and
spacious home. The property comprises 1/2 Receptions 3/4 Bedrooms, a family sized Kitchen (with small balcony off) having bespoke hand-made wall and base storage units having integrated Miele electric oven, steam oven and warming drawer. Kitchen Aid 5 ring gas hob with central wok burner, Bosch dishwasher with AEG microwave and washing machine with separate dining area together with Bathroom and Shower Room and would suit a family or a professional couple looking for great entertaining space.
A selection of shops, restaurants and cafes can be found in the immediate vicinity whilst The Brunswick which also houses central London’s largest Waitrose and the renowned Renoir Cinema is just 400 metres to the north. A selection of designer and independent shops can be found on Lamb’s Conduit Street with Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street also within easy reach.
There is an abundance of transport links within the immediate vicinity with the nearest stations being Russell Square (Piccadilly line), Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Tottenham Court Road (with Crossrail due in late 2018) whilst King’s Cross and St Pancras International are within easy reach offering access to local, national rail and international Eurostar services
A River Court Instruction beside the Sea Containers House
We are delighted to be marketing a one bedroom apartment on the 7th Floor of River Court, located next door to the well known Sea Containers House, which enjoys a fascinating history.
The building was originally designed to be a luxurious hotel but was then given over to commercial office space, due to its location in the midst of London’s business district. There are now development plans afoot to create a high end hotel, which is set for completion next year.
Image from www.betterbankside.co.uk
If you fancy living within a short stroll of the Oxo Tower, the Festival Hall, the National Theatre and all the other attractions along the South Bank, please contact Alec Papasavva at our Southbank/Waterloo office: email@example.com , or telephone 020 7620 3400.
Let Us Entertain You!
Members of staff from our Frank Harris Long Lane office were delighted to see Robbie Williams and Olly Murs filming at the Barbican earlier on today.
Our Head of Property Management, Wendy Akast, managed to grab an autograph (and kiss) from both Robbie and Olly…Robbie and Olly’s autographs….and confirms that she won’t wash her cheek ever again!
We wish Robbie and Olly good luck with the filming schedule and applaud them on their excellent choice of venue!
Courtesy of Rex photography
A study in Art Deco at Florin Court
Frank Harris and Company is delighted to be marketing a sixth floor, bright and airy studio apartment in Florin Court on Charterhouse Square at £325,000 and with Share of Freehold.
Luxurious communal facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, a small gym and a seating area with free Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as a large roof terrace.
If the building looks familiar, Florin Court was once used to film Hercule Poirot’s home for the popular detective television series.
For further information please contact our Barbican, City & Clerkenwell Office – Tel: 020 7600 7000
A Slice of Southwark History
Our South Bank & Waterloo office has just taken on this charming end of terrace house on Glasshill Street, SE1, which has an extremely interesting past.
Click here to take a virtual tour of the property
Prior to this particular terrace being built, John Walter, Clerk of the Drapers’ Company from 1616-56, set up almshouses in Southwark and Newington Butts, including those on the current site, which were built in 1820 when earlier almshouses were relocated. The new almshouses housed 16 men, women or spinsters. The Drapers’ Company relocated the residents in c.1973 and the almshouses were sold, but remain as private residencies with a communal front garden.
To find out more about this beautiful property, please contact Alec Papasavva or another member of our sales team on 020 7620 3400.
Stylish apartment with roof terrace for sale close to ‘Silicon Roundabout’
Central London estate agents Frank Harris and Company are marketing a stylish one-bedroom duplex apartment with a roof terrace, using unique technology that allows the property to viewed from anywhere in the world.
Potential buyers can ‘walk through’ the flat as if they are there in person, zooming in and changing viewing position at will. Appropriately enough, given how cutting-edge the technology is, the apartment is just yards from Silicon Roundabout, home to no less than 15,720 new companies in the last year alone, and one of the world’s most important tech hubs.
The flat itself is a split-level apartment built in 2012 with floor to ceiling windows throughout, a feature staircase, waxed real wood flooring, modern appliances and integrated John Lewis wardrobes. Just minutes from Old Street, Barbican and Farringdon stations, the property will benefit from Crossrail when the new service starts in the near future.
Click here for the virtual tour or contact the Firm’s Barbican, City and Clerkenwell office for more information and viewings on 020 7600 7000.
Duplex apartment for sale close to Silicon Roundabout, Old Street
The Brunswick Centre – hub of life in Bloomsbury
At the heart of Bloomsbury, just around the corner from Russell Square Tube station is the Brunswick Centre.
Built in the late 1960s as one of the very first mixed use developments in London, this Grade II listed building now hosts a range of high street shops, bars, restaurants and even a cinema.
Open from 9am until 9pm Monday to Friday, and from 12 until 6pm on Sundays, this centre is one of the jewels in the crown of Bloomsbury.
To find out more, visit their website at www.brunswick.co.uk
Southbank Centre Festival of Neighbourhood reaches climax
Have you heard about the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood. This programme of events has been taking place since late May and will be running until the start of September.
Among some of the events which will be taking place later on this month are a village fair, bake-off competition and even a dog show. All of which we be held in or around the Centre.
For full information on what’s happening at this festival, check out the Southbank website here.
Exclusive apartment for sale in historic St. Pancras Chambers, London
Central London estate agents Frank Harris and Company have an exclusive apartment for sale in the historic Grade I listed St. Pancras Chambers.
This landmark building which was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and is considered one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic Architecture in this country, is right on the doorstep of Eurostar as well as next door to King’s Cross station making it one of the best connected addresses in the Capital.
The two bedroom luxury apartment comes complete with its own numbered car parking space on the private forecourt in front of the block.
Click here to view a virtual tour of the apartment which is on the market at £1,850,000. Contact the Bloomsbury & King’s Cross office on 020 7387 0077 for viewings.
Two bed luxury apartment for sale in St. Pancras Chambers
Further transformation of London’s South Bank planned
We at Frank Harris and Company are excited by the plans revealed today of a £1bn scheme to transform London’s South Bank.
The Shell Building, close to Waterloo Station and the London Eye, will be surrounded by new buildings, hundreds of new homes as well as shops, restaurants and cafés.
Plus there will also be pedestrian thoroughfares and a new Central Square. It is due for completion in 2019/2020.
Click here to read the full story from the Evening Standard.
New £1bn project for London's South Bank
Waterloo Carnival this coming Friday (12th)
If you are enjoying the sunny weather and Andy Murray’s success at Wimbledon, you can continue the feelgood factor as this year’s Waterloo Carnival will be taking place this coming Friday.
The theme for 2013 is the Farmyard so there will be a carnival procession and festivities going on into the evening.
For full information, visit the Festival website here: www.waterloocarnival.org
London food festival returns to Waterloo
We in the South Bank & Waterloo office of estate agents Frank Harris and Company are salivating at the thought of the Waterloo Quarter Food Festival which returns later on this month.
This is the fifth year of this foodie extravaganza, which will run from June 27th until June 31st, and will feature every kind of cuisine.
And 2013 will see debuts for Lower Marsh Market as well as Waterloo Station joining in the fun.
For more information, check out their website www.wearewaterloo.co.uk/foodfestival
The changing face of property prices in London
Our attention was drawn to this article in The Independent which looks at how house prices in London would now be represented on the world famous Monopoly Board.
The piece shows that in 1936, when the game was invented, the average house price in London was just £208 and you could buy a house in the Old Kent Road for just £60.
Craig McKinlay, Mortgage Director of Halifax who commissioned a recent study into London house prices, says: “The London property market remains one of the most diverse in the UK, with property prices that reflect this.
“Attracting buyers from both the UK and overseas and commanding premium prices seldom seen elsewhere, the most sought after streets of the capital remain those with excellent schools, upmarket shops and easy access to the City and other business centres.”
New Gordon Ramsay restaurant to open September 2013
News reaches us here on London’s South Bank that the latest edition to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s empire will be opening this coming September.
The new restaurant/bar, which is backed by David Beckham, is situated at the corner of Union Street and Great Sutton Street inside the former loading bays of Harling House.
Here are two artists impressions of what the new venture will look like:
Plans unveiled for new ‘garden’ bridge to link South Bank with Embankment
Plans have been unveiled for a new pedestrian bridge which would link the South Bank with Embankment. Situated between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges, it would give another opportunity for commuters and sightseers to get across The Thames.
The proposal is in line with the Mayor Boris Johnson’s transport strategy and aspirations to improve pedestrian access and river crossings,” according to Transport for London.
Michele Dix, their managing director for planning, is quoted as saying:
“Current emerging ideas for the bridge include direct routes for pedestrians alongside the creation of a major public space across the Thames incorporating a garden.”
Click here to read more on this article.
An early artist's impression of the view from the 'Garden Bridge' (courtesy Heatherwick Studio)
Free ecology walks in Bloomsbury and Holborn
Central London may not be the first place you think of when wanting to see wildlife. However as part of the British Ecological Society’s Centenary celebrations, there will be a number of guided tours around the area this summer.
This include Mammals in the City on 20th June, Bloomsbury Giants on 2nd July and the Secret Life of Insects on 24th July.
For full information, check out the Marchmont Association website here.
All change at Waterloo and London’s South Bank
We at Frank Harris estate agents loved the piece in the Evening Standard Homes & Property section last week by writer David Spittles.
The feature looked at the amazing transformation which is taking place in and around Waterloo and London’s South Bank.
Click here to read the full article.
First Time Buyer numbers up 15% in April – LSL Property
According to a new survey, there was a 15% increase in first-time buyers in April.
The survey by LSL Property Services said that this was more than likely down to record low interest rates and a wider choice of mortgages being made available.
There were 22,000 first-time buyer transactions in April, almost 3,000 more than in March, when there were just 19,100 transactions.
Amazon to open new HQ in Smithfield
According to reports, internet giant Amazon plans to move to a new 12-floor building near Smithfield Market by the end of this year.
This will eventually provide office space for some 1,600 staff and is expected to provide them with panoramic views of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
To read more on this story, click here.
Proposed new Amazon building in Smithfield
Open Garden Squares Weekend
This Saturday and Sunday (8th and 9th June) sees the 2013 Open Garden Squares Weekend.
A wide variety of community gardens and private squares throughout London will be welcoming visitors from around the world.
These include 13 gardens in Bloomsbury, 13 in The City, 3 on the South Bank and 5 in and around Holborn.
For full details, check out the Open Garden website on www.opensquares.org