An extremely bright and spacious three double bedroom flat on the second floor (with lift) of Cecil Rhodes House, an art deco style (1940s) post-modern building. Close to Camden Town and Granary Square and also Kings Cross' multiple shops and restaurants. Moments from St Pancras International / King's Cross and also Euston mainline and underground stations. The flat is in excellent condition with two balconies, double glazed throughout and secure entry system. Long lease. Chain free.
Living room 18'2" x 17'7" Wide windows. Door to balcony
Kitchen 11'8" x 8'8" Fully fitted
Bedroom 17'7" x 10'4" Wide fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 13'7" x 7'10" Double glazed
Bedroom 12' x 10'4" Wide fitted wardrobes
Bathroom 7' x 6'6" Fully tiled. White suite. Two windows
Front balcony 15'1" x 4' Accessed from entrance
Rear balcony 9'9" x 4'2" South west facing. Accessed from living room
Tenure: Leasehold 107 years
Ground rent: £10 p.a.
Service charge £220 p.m. Includes heating, hot water, video entry system and lift
Buildings insurance included in above
Council tax: Band D (Camden Borough)
If you like to have your cake and eat it, then this is your kind of street. It’s an oasis of calm at the hub of world-class shopping. It’s a bibliophile hideaway with international links. It’s breathtakingly modern with a historic heart. It’s at the centre of it all yet remains tucked away: a secret haven that accesses the best of modern living whilst simultaneously maintaining its historical integrity.
Medburn Street occupies land that was acquired in 1575 by Richard Platt, citizen and brewer of London. He then bequeathed the land to the Brewers’ Company in trust for Aldenham School. It remained pastoral land until 1841, when the first houses were built. These are particularly pleasing, three-storey homes with gorgeous white stucco fronts like starched shirts – an appearance that has remained largely unchanged. Remarkably, every single one of the houses on the street has been awarded Grade II listed status. Largely their preservation is owing to clever street planning which restricts traffic flow: the only way to drive to Medburn and neighbouring streets is via Chenies Place, and this absence of passing traffic also affords a charming sense of privacy.
Take a step beyond, though, and you’re in the heart of the amazing redevelopment of Kings Cross with its abundance of wonderful bars, restaurants and shopping facilities. If you fancy getting away from it all and savouring a European break, Kings Cross – St Pancras Station and the Eurostar are on your doorstep. And if you crave culture and bibliophile bliss, the British Library is a stroll away.
And if it’s greenery you crave, Medburn Street is well stocked with pretty window boxes and an abundant wisteria graces the front of number 9. Each end of the street is shaded by plane trees, but to really escape into a rural idyll, take a short walk to another hidden gem, Purchase Street Open Space, a small wooded park with grassy areas for picnicking, benches for daydreaming, and winding paths for exploring. There are 68 open spaces like this in the borough, but this is the least known and the best kept secret.