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Striking Georgian house & garden in heritage zone, Central London/SouthBank

Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Listing #129901


House | Entire Home
Rates from GBP £3150 | Monthly
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About

This grade-II listed Georgian home sits in a charming conservation area often featured in films (that new James Bond one, most recently), and the location is both tranquil and central. A short walk, often over or along the Thames River, will take you to Covent Garden, St. Paul's, Tate Modern, Westminster Abbey/Big Ben, LSE, St. Thomas' Hospital, King's College London, National Theatre, the Old and Young Vic, BFI, Southbank, and Borough Market. Connectivity to the rest of London is equally brilliant because Waterloo Station, three blocks away, has five (!) tube lines and buses going pretty much everywhere. British Museum, SOAS, Birkbeck, UCL, Guys Hospital, Bloomsbury, City, and the British Library are all within 20 minutes. Despite that remarkable centrality, the heritage zone is quiet--no buses allowed, minimal car traffic--and the house is peaceful, too. Built as an artisan's cottage in the 1830s, it has a double-sized living room, two bedrooms--one currently outfitted as a study with large oak desk and garden overlook, ideal for WFH--and a light-drenched kitchen/dining space where a long table sits in a vaulted glass conservatory (another sweet place to work and write). The conservatory door opens out into a private garden with a table for four, ideal for working, dining or entertaining amid roses, anemones, and jasmine. As for the livability of the neighborhood: Within ten minutes by foot are organic food shops and farmers market stalls; independent coffee shops, bars and good restaurants; multiple parks and a lovely old churchyard garden for picnics; public tennis courts and soccer fields; legendary London theatres (fringier storefront ones, too); and the ever-changing cultural and food happenings of Southbank. On your block alone is a boutique British bakery, the iconic Kings Arms pub, an old-fashioned Italian barber, kind neighbors, and a procession of Citroens a la Roland Barthes, while a high-quality gym with monthly memberships sits 200 meters from the back garden door. For a fuller sense of this special street and 19th-century heritage zone hidden in the heart of London, the following link would be a good place to start: https://flickeringlamps.com/2015/01/09/discovering-the-impossibly-handsome-roupell-street/

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
1

Offices
0

Size
1,250 ft2

Suited For
2

Property Type
House

Availability

From June 14, 2022 until January 5, 2024

Minimum Stay

2 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Location

House in Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Closest University

LSE, Kings College London, British Museum, Imperial War Museum

Nearby Universities
LSE, Kings College London, British Museum, Guys, Imperial War Museum, Courtald, Somerset House
Neighborhood

Southbank, Central London

Comments: Walking distance to Central London, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, City, The Strand, Southbank, Waterloo, Bankside.

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from GBP £3150 Monthly | Negotiable

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service can be discussed

Comments: Included with rent: high-speed wifi, high-quality alarm monitoring, water bill, council tax, TV license. Gas and electricity costs extra. Payment in dollars may also be possible, if preferred.

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is available

Comments: A Toyota hybrid is available, price negotiable

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Backyard

Accessibility

Stairs

Security

Security System

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Comments: Toyota hybrid available/negotiable, with ample street parking outside door. Spacious private gym with affordable monthly memberships one block away.

Reviews

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