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Historic 300-year-old House in Leafy Square, Central London

Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Listing #75818

House | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from GBP £900 | Weekly
Last Updated 25 days ago


This landmarked, 3-4 bedroomed, Georgian townhouse, described as a 'home away from home' by one of our recent guests, is situated on a leafy square in the centre of London. This family friendly, safe and historic square is at the heart of Dickensian London, with cobbled streets and the historic St. James’s Church. The house overlooks a park at the back and, within a short walk, you have everything you could possibly need, including boutiques, cafes, restaurants, museums, pubs, two supermarkets (Waitrose and Tesco) and delis. The river (Southbank/Shakespeare's Globe Theatre/National Theatre) and St Paul’s Cathedral is also easily reached within a 15-minute walk. For culture, you can explore the nearby Barbican Centre (cinemas and theatres), or visit Sadlers Wells for ballet/music events. If you have time to study (!), the historic Marx Memorial Library is across the other side of the square and you are close to University College London, LSE, the Old Bailey, the British Library, Birbeck, City University London and Kings College. On the site of an 11th Century convent, our home has two reception rooms: The bright conservatory room, which can be used as a dining room/lounge or office, features a glass roof, wooden floor, comfortable sofas and a large flat-screen TV. The second reception room is a cosy breakfast room/lounge with a feature fireplace and a second TV. The fully fitted kitchen has a four-ring gas hob/oven, large fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and coffee maker. It is situated at the front of the house, is brightly decorated and has an original Georgian feature oven. Three bright large bedrooms are spaced over two floors and they are all decorated in a similar style with period features, lightly painted walls and pine furniture. The main bedroom, is ideal for a couple, with a King-size bed, feature fireplace and double sash windows overlooking the square. The two top floor bedrooms have double beds so are ideal for couples or individuals (e.g. children/visitors). One of the top floor bedrooms has a double aspect, overlooking both the square and the Church park, which is at the back of the house. The peaceful Church park is open to the public and ideal for relaxing and enjoying a picnic. There is also a small children's playground. For larger families, there is also the possibility of a fourth bedroom, available by negotiation. The large double bathroom has two sinks, a shower and a bath. Downstairs, there is also a powder room/laundry room (with washing machine/sink and toilet). There is Wifi, stereo and a Bang & Olufsen flat screen TV ready for streaming. This house is pet-free and non-smoking and is ideally suited to a couple or a small family. We provide all utensils to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including, cutlery/kitchen pots and pans, iron/ironing board, linen and towels, and we have gas central heating. The closest tube/mainline station is Farringdon, just 5 minutes on foot, with links into London, Brighton, and the main UK airports. We are also very close to two main bus routes – one into the central shopping and theatre area (12 minutes to Oxford Circus, Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Avenue) and another which goes to the mainline train station of Kings Cross St Pancras (home of Eurostar to Europe) in one direction and to the river in the other (10 minutes). Despite such a central location, the square only has occasional light traffic. We are ideally looking for a longer term renter for this special home – 2+ months, but minimum rental of 7 nights is also possible if the house is vacant. The cost excludes bills (utilities, council tax, Wifi, TV licence - approximately £400-£600 a month depending on time of year/number of occupants). A cleaning service is provided. We look forward to welcoming you to our home!




1,500 ft2

Suited For

Property Type


From May 21, 2021

Minimum Stay

1 Week | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are also open to short term lets - minimum stay 7 nights.


House in Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Closest University

City, University London, UCL, Birbeck, University of London, British Library, SOAS

Nearby Universities
King's College London

Comments: City of London, Clerkenwell, Bloomsbury, Islington, Holborn


  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from GBP £900 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: A fourth bedroom available by negotiation. Also open to shorter lets


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden




Baby Furniture


High Speed Internet






Temperature Control












Comments: All utensils, linen, towels


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