‘A Word From’ Andrew Sorene, Group Director
Andrew Sorene, Group Director
Andrew Sorene, Group Director, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and King’s Cross
What is great about living in your area?
Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia are such established areas, full of beautiful buildings and interesting things to see but they are also so vibrant, with loads going on. Both are within walking distance of the West End, Soho and the City and also have excellent transport connections. King’s Cross has become one of the most exciting places to live in London, as well as being the gateway to Europe on the Eurostar.
Introductory Gallery © The Foundling Museum
What is coming up that will make it even more attractive?
The continuing development around King’s Cross means it will keep getting better and better. As well as new shops and restaurants opening seemingly by the day it now has a cinema, theatre, museums, galleries and a leisure centre.
Tell us about one of your favourite hidden gems.
The Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first home for abandoned children, and the children who grew up there. The hospital was the UK’s first children’s charity as well as being its first public art gallery.
New ‘N1C’ postcode for King’s Cross
Writes Alec Papasavva, Associate Director at Central London estate agents Frank Harris and Company:
“The area around King’s Cross has seen a huge amount of change over the past few years. It has been transformed from what was a run-down area into something really exciting. Spearheading this transition has been the transformation of St. Pancras station for the arrival of Eurostar and the launch of King’s Cross Central – a 67 acre development.
“This will consist of 8 million sq ft of mixed use space including offices, shops, homes and even a university. And in recognition of this scheme, a new ‘N1C’ postcode has been created specifically for the development. Click here to find out more.”
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting development or you are maybe thinking about buying or renting in the area, do give Alec a call on 020 7387 0077.
King's Cross Central - www.kingscrosscentral.com/2012
Two bed listed maisonette for sale in Calthorpe Street, Bloomsbury
Frank Harris and Company are pleased to offer a well-presented two bedroom maisonette on Calthorpe Street, Bloomsbury.
Set within an attractive Grade II listed period townhouse, the property features a spacious eat-in kitchen as well as two double bedrooms, high ceilings and access to a spilt-level patio garden.
Priced at £575,000 for the remaining leasehold interest, the maisonette is a short stroll away from local eateries and shops, including all the shopping delights of Lambs Conduit Street, the refurbished Brunswick Centre and trendy Exmouth Market.
Calthorpe Street is well located for transport links, offering easy access to both the City and the West End, along with the Eurostar at St.Pancras. It is on part of old Calthorpe Estate which occupied the south-eastern corner of the parish of St. Pancras between Gray’s Inn Road on the west, the Fleet River on the east, the parish boundary on the south and Battle Bridge Field on the north.
For further information this property click here or call 020 7387 0077.
Calthorpe Street, Bloomsbury
Calthorpe Street interior
Calthorpe Street bedroom
Calthorpe Street shower-room
Large one-bed flat for rent in Judd Street, WC1
Frank Harris & Co’s Bloomsbury Lettings team are delighted to be marketing another great flat in the Queen Alexandra Mansions block on Judd Street, WC1.
Queen Alexandra Mansions (or QAM to those in the know) is one of the most popular mansion blocks in the area and is located in a fine spot for local shopping (The Brunswick), great restaurants, the British Library, the Eurostar Terminal at St Pancras and all the array of transport links at Kings Cross. The building also has communal gardens, accessible (and safe!) roof terraces and a live-in caretaker.
The property on offer is a one-bedroom fully furnished flat situated on the second floor (via lift or stairs) which comprises of a lounge, double bedroom, additional living/dining/study room, kitchen and newly fitted bathroom. Well presented and with wood flooring throughout, the property has secondary glazing and the water rates are included in the £350 per week rent. Available from 24th November 2010.
For more information or to book to see the property please call 020 7405 4444 or click here.
The courtyard of Queen Alexandra Mansions, WC1
Triplex apartment to rent at St. Pancras
Ever wanted to have an international lifestyle but thought you could never afford it? Well Frank Harris & Co and Eurostar together may have the answer.
We are delighted to offer for rent a two double bedroom/two bathroom triplex apartment within a beautiful and historical landmark building.
St Pancras Chambers combines an exquisite hotel and residential apartments and adjoins the Eurostar Terminal at Kings Cross St Pancras, making a regular commute to Paris perfectly feasible.
This particular apartment has accommodation split over three levels, has been individually designed and is furnished with taste and quality in mind. A lovely home in an exciting location.
For further information or to book a viewing please contact the Bloombsury Lettings team on 020 7405 4444.
Bloomsbury flat in need of some modernisation!
No doubt the word ‘Bloomsbury’ conjures up images of the original Bloomsbury Set, The British Museum, University of London, lovely Georgian Squares and other renowned local institutions. Over the years, the area has attracted the likes of writers, actors, artists with a further array of individuals recognized in their specialist field of work in the form of a blue plaque.
You could be excused for visualising the above people occupying sumptuous, elegant, grand and stylish accommodation with all mod cons (for its time) in one of the areas Georgian streets or in a large Victorian/Edwardian flat within one of the mansion blocks scattered around WC1.
However, this is not always the case. One particular flat we were recently marketing in one of the many tenement style blocks, offered the individual the chance to put on their creative hat to produce a small one bedroom or studio flat. The flat can be described as unmodernised, to say the least, with the latest high spec instalment being a basic shower cubicle squeezed into the corner of the bedroom.
Bloomsbury flat needing a little TLC!
Saying this, the flat is set within one of the areas more popular buildings and if you are feeling the stresses of London life getting to you, can always pop up the road to catch the Eurostar!