The Great Christmas Pudding Race
The 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 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.
Covent Garden Farmers Market open throughout summer 2011
Covent Garden Farmers Market is open throughout this summer. The market is open every Thursday from 10.30am – 6pm.
There will be around 30 stalls bursting with food from some of the UK’s most respected producers. The market will include free range chickens, artisan cheeses, cupcakes, smoked fish and gourmet pies.
There are also pastries, sausages and fresh salads from The Polish Deli, French bread, pastries and cakes from St Sugar of London and free range beef and hot food from Woodwards Farm.
Other stallholders include Hola Paella, Battersea Pie Station, Arabica Food & Spice Company, German Deli Ltd and Crumbs & Doilies.
Rare luxury rental property comes to the market close to The Savoy
Frank Harris and Company have been instructed on a fantastic apartment - a newly refurbished New York-style three bedroom property adjoining the newly refurbished Savoy Hotel on The Strand. The property is in excellent condition and all rooms are furnished to an exceptionally high standard.
There is a large reception room and separate dining area that seats 10, three large double en-suite bedrooms, study, newly-equipped kitchen, study and air conditioning in all rooms.
The property has the added benefits of 24/7 porterage and the residents have the ability to utilize the services of the five-star hotel which includes concierge, room service, gym, spa, swimming pool and world class restaurants. You can have the feeling of hotel living within the confines of your own private home.
Says Lettings Manager Neil Dawson: “You made need to be a Premiership footballer or movie star to afford the weekly rent of £4,000, but rarely do properties of this nature come to the market.”
For full details or to arrange a viewing please call our Southampton Row office on 020 7405 4444 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal image of Savoy apartment
Internal image of Savoy apartment
The Savoy Hotel
Bloomsbury and the Olympics
Well we may have lost out on the Football World Cup, but we at Frank Harris and Co are looking forward to an even bigger spectacle, the 2012 Olympic Games. Southampton Row, where our Holborn, Covent Garden and Soho office is based, is going to be one of the designated routes for people travelling to the games. Also, as there are so many hotels in Bloomsbury, many of the media and dignitaries will be housed around the area.
If you want to know more about any of the areas where we have offices or get some expert views on property, then click here or give us a call on 020 7600 7000.
Walking the ‘Museum Mile’ in Central London
Frank Harris and Co is lucky enough to have a offices which roughly correspond with what is termed as the Museum Mile in Central London.
Stretching from Kings Cross in the North and encompassing parts of Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury, Holborn and Covent Garden, this route takes in twelve of the Capital’s most iconic museums and galleries including the British Museum, Courtauld Gallery, the London Transport Museum and Wellcome Collection. For more details click here.
So if you were planning to visit any of these great places of interest and wanted to learn a little more about the types of properties available in these areas, then feel free to stop by one of our offices. We’re in Long Lane, Marchmont Street, Southampton Row and Stamford Street. Or click here for more information.
Georgian freehold house for sale in Coptic Street, WC1
Frank Harris and Co’s Bloomsbury & Kings Cross office are selling a five-storey freehold Georgian house in Coptic Street, WC1 – a London thoroughfare known for its famous Dairy Supply Company building. At the corner of Coptic Street and Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, this was actually Pizza Express’ second restaurant and has beautiful lettering on its wall.
The property is currently laid out with two bedroom suites on the upper floors with generous living and entertainment space on the ground and first floor. The kitchen and dining space are on the entire lower ground floor which is lit by the atrium. It has has many period features and would respond well to some updating. It is one of an adjacent pair which can be bought together or separately at £1.8 million each. For more information click here.
Coptic Street runs between Great Russell Street and New Oxford Street. The nearest Underground stations are Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Covent Garden and Russell Square, while there is good access to the British Museum and Covent Garden.
Coptic Street, WC1
New property lettings manager for Frank Harris and Company
Neil Dawson, new property lettings manager for Frank Harris and Company, writes:
I have now almost completed my first week as the new Lettings Manager of Frank Harris and Company’s Southampton Row/Marchmont Street offices and have managed to successfully negotiate the week with no emergencies or disasters.
I am lucky to have been ably assisted by Michelle Cook who has 10 years experience of the area and the office, also my two staff members Rachel and Chris who have been helpful and patient in equal measure.
Coming from the Frank Harris City office with the imposing Barbican Centre sitting on its doorstep and the majority of its other properties nestled amongst the large commercial buildings, it has been quite a culture shock coming to the almost village feel of Bloomsbury with its period buildings and mansion blocks.
Although positioned in the heart of the largest city in Europe you really feel a real sense of community which is refreshing to see in such a large and diverse capital.
I have also loved the fact that there is so much life & culture directly on your doorstep from the British Museum and the varied art galleries on Lambs Conduit Street to the shopping at the Brunswick Centre & Covent Garden, not to mention the changing face of Kings Cross. All in all an very exciting and eclectic place to work .
All I need to do now is concentrate on finding my way around and everything else should fall into place!!