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London EC1R 4TR United Kingdom

Listing # 63076

Rates From GBP 2200 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Bright, spacious, architecturally significant apartment in London, Islington/Clerkenwell

Brilliantly designed apartment by pioneering Modernist architect Lubetkin, in a famous Grade II-star listed housing development next to Sadler’s Wells Theatre, in close walking distance to the shops and restaurants of Islington, Amwell Village, Clerkenwell and Exmouth Market. 15 minutes walk through Georgian squares and terraces to British Library and British Museum, bus and Tube connections to everywhere including Paris via the new St Pancras International Station. Views from the large double-glazed windows include the new towers of the City, the London Eye, New River Head, Parliament (plus St Paul’s and the Shard from the roof terrace), but mature trees in the grounds and neighboring park screen you from traffic.
Being six floors up, the flat has good light and breezes as well as views. The lift brings you to a private landing shared by only one other resident. Secure keyed entry system at vestibule level.
Set up as the owners’ own sabbatical and summer home: art, architecture, literature and London history feature in the small library, though plenty of shelf space will remain for renter’s own books and research files. Furnished with a mix of antiques inherited from family and new Modernist and contemporary design - Alessi, Aalto, Eames, Philippe Starck, Ercol, textile art by Wallace and Sewell, and a rug design specially commissioned in tribute to Lubetkin. Original wood or tile floors throughout. Large fitted cupboards in bedroom. Bathroom and separate WC small but with new wall tiles and up-to-date fittings including a real shower (unusual in London). Fitted kitchen contains all modern appliances, set within the architect’s original (1947) design for a rational, bright, working space.
Two separate study/sitting rooms make this ideal for an academic couple or scholar/designer duo. Both have comfortable upholstered arm chairs or sofa, as well as ample desk space and shelving. One is more the traditional den, though it also features a printer/scanner/copy machine concealed inside a custom-made cabinet. The other, more contemporary in style, incorporates built-in HD television and sound system. This also doubles as the guest room since the sofa opens into a bed. WiFi works throughout the apartment. Meals, entertainment and conversation all focus round the great Victorian dining table – but can also flow out to the private balcony which looks down through treetops to the park, the formal gardens across the Avenue, and the world-famous dance theatre Sadler’s Wells.
An illustrated brochure can be emailed to you, giving more detail of the layout, historic photographs, and guides to the many walkways of this splendid neighborhood, all of which falls inside one of London’s historic and architectural Conservation Areas. The flat was featured several times in London's Open House/Open City.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
780 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, August 18, 2020 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
3 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
academic year preferred; exact arrival and departure dates negotiable
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City London
Postal Code - State or Province EC1R 4TR
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Clerkenwell, Islington, Amwell Village
Closest University City University, LSE, UCL, Birkbeck, Courtauld, London Metropolitan
University nearby all University of London

Rental Price:

GBP 2200 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
rent is negotiable and includes ALL utilies including phone
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Having lived in this apartment for 9 months, I happily confirm the accuracy of the description provided by the owner. I can add that the place is quite warm in winter, which was a pleasant surprise (though it also meant the duvets provided by the owner were a bit too warm for me). The neighbourhood is very pleasant, too (immediate neighbours can of course be noisy at times, which is hard to avoid when you live in a flat). Given that all utilities and council tax are included and that the owner is prepared to negotiate on the price, the rates are very reasonable. Excellent Gert Buelens 8/31/2015 9:18:00 AM