A bright and spacious two-bedroom, two-balcony apartment with far-reaching views, on third floor of a centrally located block of ten apartments, within easy reach of Camden Town and West End's multiple shopping and transport facilities. Mornington Crescent, Warren Street, Great Portland Street and Euston Stations are all within easy walking distance. Serviced by lift. Gas centrally heated. Living room, kitchen and both bedrooms have access to balconies. Chain free
Living room 15'8" x 15'3" Door to balcony
Kitchen 11' x 8'3" Fully fitted. Door to balcony
Bedroom 17'6" x 10'1 At max. Door to balcony
Bedroom 11'2 x 9'4" Door to balcony
Bathroom 7' x 5'4" White suite. Window
Separate wc. Window
Hallway 19' Accessing all rooms. Storage cupboard
Balcony.1 8'6" x 3'2" North east facing
Balcony.2 8'10" x 3'2" South west facing
Tenure: Leasehold 97 years
Ground rent: £10 p.a.
Service charge: £117 p.m Including building insurance
Council tax: Band C (Camden Borough)
For almost a century this area served as London’s hay and straw market until it was closed during the 1920s. A branch of the Regent’s Canal ran north of Robert Street forming Cumberland Basin and Robert Street and neighbouring roads were flanked with terraced houses. In the early twentieth century the area became popular with artists. Walter Sickert, who lived nearby in Mornington Crescent, had his studio in Robert Street in 1894. Due to its close proximity to Euston and Kings Cross Station, the area became popular with the Luftwaffe during the Second World War and Robert Street suffered severe damage from aerial bombing. In the early 1950s it was decided that the remaining buildings be demolished and redeveloped. Thirty two acres of land surrounding Robert Street, which became Regent’s Park Estate, was sold by Crown Estate to St Pancras Council and building began in 1954. Initially 245 flats and six shops and three blocks of 11 storeys were built, all faced with yellow stock brick, designed by the Davies and Arnold partnership. Today these blocks include Borrowdale, Derwent, Newby, Rydall Water and Woodhall. Demographically, it’s unlike most council estates with the ethnic mix you’d expect to find in an inner London borough and a more elderly population, but in recent years, according to one sample survey, one in five of residents are over 60 and a quarter of the estate’s homes are now privately owned.