This week we have some really one of a kind properties, including a stunning period conversion penthouse in Clerkenwell and the former home of the City Mills Lock Keeper, a real piece of East London history…

St Johns Street, EC1V

This spacious split level one bedroom penthouse is currently available for buy to let purchasers to view. The property is a very high specification period conversion with floor to ceiling windows, dark wood flooring throughout and a large wrap around terrace.

The well proportioned bedroom has a modern en-suite and the property benefits from fantastic views over many of London’s iconic landmarks.

£850,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, please get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or read more about this property HERE

Balcorne Street, E9

This beautiful two bedroom house is located in a quiet residential street close to the sought after Victoria Park Village and a few minutes walk from Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park.

The ground floor offers a large reception and full width kitchen leading to the well maintained rear garden. There are skylights and bifold doors to the rear of the property for great natural light throughout.

£875,000

To arrange to view or to find out more about this property, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property HERE

Blaker Island, E15

A truly one of a kind property, this house was home to the City Mills Lock keeper for over 100 years. It has now been restored to a high specifications with the environment in mind. All fixtures and fittings are AAA rated and the house is ecologically certified with all natural internal materials.

The property has great natural light throughout and views overlooking the water. There is an open plan living/dining room and a separate kitchen, master bedroom with modern en-suite and two further well proportioned bedrooms. There is also a small private garden to the rear of the property, accessible directly from the living room.

£755,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more about this property, please get in touch at 020 7226 6611 or read more about this property HERE

Check back in the new year for more amazing properties for sale. In the meantime, you can see more beautiful houses and apartments on our website HERE

Amongst this week’s rental opportunities are two high specification apartments in brand new developments in East London…

Liverpool Road, N1

Fantastically located a short walk from Highbury and Islington station, with all the great restaurants and boutiques of Upper Street on the doorstep, this well presented split-level two bedroom apartment is a great find.

The double bedrooms are split over the two levels, ideal for a family, sharers or for having guests. There is also a sunny private terrace, en-suite and additional family bathroom.

£625 per week.

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or read more about this apartment HERE 

Lever Street, EC1V

This bright apartment in the heart of Clerkenwell features two spacious double bedrooms (one en-suite) and an open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen.

The property is located a short walk from Barbican and provides easy access to the City.

Available late December, unfurnished.

£595 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Fish Island Village, E3

Part of a brand new, high specification development, this one bedroom offers a very spacious open plan living room/kitchen (fully fitted with high quality fixtures) and underfloor heating throughout.

There is a private south-facing balcony and double-size fitted wardrobes along with a separate utility room.

Residents also benefit from a concierge and a gym within the development.

Available now, unfurnished.

£375 per week

To arrange to view or for more information, get in touch at 020 3826 4888 or read more about this property HERE

Leytonstone Road, E15

This brand new one bedroom apartment in Leytonstone includes a large open plan living area, private balcony and secure communal bike storage.

Located walking distance to Stratford station and the great amenities of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfields shopping centre.

£311 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more about this property get in touch on 020 3826 4888 or read more about this apartment HERE

See more London rentals on our website HERE

 

We have some beautiful, bright and spacious family homes in this week’s round up of our most stand-out properties. As well as a rare opportunity in one of London’s most architecturally iconic buildings…

Albion Drive, E8

Located a few minutes walk from London Fields and the great restaurants and boutiques of Broadway Market, this 3 bedroom house has been beautifully refurbished, maintaining a number of attractive period features.

Set over three floors, the raised ground floor features a spacious reception room in the front, with another reception/bedroom overlooking the garden to the rear. The lower ground floor has a contemporary open plan living room/kitchen. On the upper floor you will find the master bedroom and a beautiful family bathroom. The garden also features a sauna.

£1,350,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7241 4111 or read more about this property HERE 

Canaletto Tower. EC1V

Located on the tenth floor of the iconic Canaletto Tower, this bright and spacious 2 bedroom apartment features high specification fixtures and fitting throughout.

Residents also benefit from amazing amenities within the building including a swimming pool, cinema, gym and spa. You will also have access to the 24th floor private Club Canaletto and sky terrace.

The property is located within easy reach of Shoreditch and Islington, offering an unbeatable range of local shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries and trendy boutiques.

£1,250,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch on 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Queen Margarets Grove, N1

This charming three double bedroom home includes a handy utility room and an attractive well maintained garden. There is a spacious eat-in kitchen, ideal for families and for entertaining.

The house is located close to great transport links at Dalston Kingsland and there are fantastic trendy eateries, cafes and shops on the doorstep.

£1,200,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or read more about this property HERE

Bradstock Road, E9

This stylish penthouse loft conversion has three bedrooms and a bright and spacious open plan living room/kitchen. Spread over two floors, the property features double height ceilings offering great natural light and underfloor heating.

The master bedroom is located in a fabulous loft conversion and features a walk in wardrobe.

The property is located a short walk from Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park and the lovely cafes, pubs and boutiques of sought-after Victoria Park Village.

£750,000

To arrange to view or to find out more, please get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or read more about this property HERE

Check back next week for another round up of our more stunning properties.

It’s December and that can only mean one thing: it’s officially ok to start getting Christmassy! We’ve scoured the internet for some of the coolest, quirkiest and most stylish Christmas decorations out there, so your home can really have the wow factor this Christmas.

Orb lights


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Fairy lights are so last year. Step it up a notch with these warm-glowing bubbly orb lights. They make us think of fizzing glasses of Champagne on Christmas day. Gorgeous.

Think pink


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You might remember a few months ago when we told you all about the new trend for Millenial Pink. Well, just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to shun pink. And in our opinion, pink and glitter are a great combo.

Pom poms


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These colourful pom pom decorations will bring a homemade kitch to you tree.

Go wild


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Go a bit different this Christmas and add some quirky animal decorations to your tree. Paperchase have a weird and wonderful selection including sharks, sloths, birds and dinosaurs.

Get glitzy


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We love this extra glitzy snowball bauble from The White Company, dipped in champagne coloured glitter for all the glitz you could want.

Disco inspiration


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Cover your tree in these disco-ball inspired little baubles for a funky Christmas, at only £1 each you can go crazy.

Fairytale of New York


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We absolutely love these little Christmas snow globes by Etsy maker Louisa Taylor. Each one celebrates a different city, you can choose from New York, London or Paris, or collect them all.

Santa’s little helpers


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How cute are these canine Christmas decorations? Made from wood and finished with an adorable ribbon collar and bell, they come in different designs inspired by various dog breeds.

Still got Christmas shopping to do? Don’t panic! Just check out our round up of some of East London’s best independent boutiques.

The Big House was founded in 2013 and Anne Currell is currently the head of the Board of Trustees for this amazing charity. The Big House works with young care leavers, creating powerful productions about issues that the young people feel need to be aired. Most of the cast have had no formal acting training and there are no auditions. Their latest production, Bullet Tongue, looks at the issue of County Lines drug dealing, where young and vulnerable people are recruited by drug dealers and gangs to run drugs from cities into the suburbs and countryside. The production opened on 14 November to sell out evenings and rave reviews. The production has just been extended until 15 December.

We met with two members of the Bullet Tongue cast, Shonagh and Jermaine, at The Big House’s new home in Islington, to find out more.

“Big House, it’s for the young people,” says Shonagh, who plays Bumper in Bullet Tongue. “Whatever you need, they listen. Other theatres, they have great stuff for young people too, and great programmes, but here it’s just different, it’s so about the young people.” Shonagh has been with The Big House for two years and also appeared in their 2017 production, Brixton Rock. For Jermaine, who plays Julian, this is his first The Big House production. He tells me how the cast had four weeks to rehearse, a tight lead time for an ambitious promenade production like this one. Not least because they were rehearsing the production before the company had moved into their new permanent home. “We moved around a lot,” adds The Big House Engagement Manager, Sophie Becker “We were rehearsing in community centers, pubs.”

You’d never guess it. The production is slick and professional, leading the audience through multiple sets over two floors. The feeling is immersive and, at times, intense. The performances by Shonagh, Jermaine, and the rest of the cast are phenomenal, made all the more amazing by the fact many of the cast members lacked confidence when they first started at The Big House. “Some people wouldn’t even talk when they first came here,” says Shonagh. “And some people, they didn’t think they wanted to act, then they discovered this incredible talent.”

But The Big House is more than just a theatre company. What’s really on offer is a whole host of new opportunities, skills and ways to build confidence. “I first came to the drop in’s here. I did a drama workshop, then they asked if I wanted to get involved with the latest project and I just thought… ok!” says Jermaine. The Big House offers a range of classes and workshops from money management to first aid, since many young care leavers haven’t been able to learn the same life skills as their peers.

“It can be hard being a care leaver, it can be lonely,” says Shonagh “but coming here, you just feel so much better about things. And it’s not just when there’s a production on, they’re always here, it’s like a family, that’s what it’s about.”

Bullet Tongue runs at The Big House, Englefield Road, until 15 December. Book tickets HERE (while you still can)

 

This week’s featured properties include a suprising three bed between Islington and Haggerston, a stunning Victorian three storey house an a slick Farringdon apartment. Read on to find out more…

Killowen Road, E9

This beautiful Victorian house set over three floors offers abundant living space, as well as a large well maintained garden. The upper floors offer four double bedrooms and an additional study and two modern bathrooms.

There is stunning hardwood flooring thoughout and plenty of built in storage.

The house is located in walking distance of lovely green spaces, including Well Street Common and Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park, also nearby is Broadway Market with its fabulous boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

£1,450,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more about this house, please get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or read more HERE

Garrett Street, EC1Y

This immaculate first floor apartment is located a stone’s throw from Farringdon and benefits from allocated off street parking.

The property has two double bedrooms, a large open plan living room/kitchen and a full length south-facing balcony. There is great natural light and lacquered white oak flooring throughout.

The iconic Barbican Centre is a few minutes walk away, as are the great amenities of Clerkenwell and trendy Old Street.

£900,000

To arrange a viewing or find out more, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Batchelor Street, N1

This large (1,329 sq ft) split level penthouse is part of a stylish conversion in a former school building. The property has amazing natural light across spacious open-plan living, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all refurbished to an extremely high standard.

The modern fitted kitchen has a large breakfast island and there is also ample built in storage throughout the apartment.

The property is on a quiet residential street very close to the great shops, restaurants, pubs and transport links at Angel and Upper Street.

£1,395,000

To arrange to view this property or to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or read more HERE

Downham Road, N1

This contemporary three bedroom house has high specification fixtures and fittings throughout and is arranged over two floors with a private patio to the rear. Thoughtfully refurbished with spacious bedrooms and living areas and skylights providing great natural light.

The sleek modern bathroom has a freestanding bath and the master bedroom also benefits from an en-suite shower room.

The property is ideally located between Islington and trendy Haggerston, with the picturesque Regent’s Canal a few minutes stroll away and countless restaurants, bars and cafes on the doorstep.

£1,395,000

To arrange to view or to find out more, please get in touch at 020 7241 4111 or find out more about this property HERE

 

Next week we’ll be featuring another selection of stunning properties. Read more property news from Currell HERE 

This week’s rental highlights include a large apartment in a former shoe factory and a bright one bed near Upper Street. Read on to find out more about exciting rental opportunities…

Tudor Road, E9

This beautiful two bedroom period conversion is set on the second floor of a former shoe factory, just a few minutes walk from London Fields and Broadway Market with its award winning restaurants, cafes and boutiques. The apartment comprises two spacious and very bright double bedrooms and a large open plan kicthen/living space with enormous original factory windows.

Available now, part furnished.

£585 per week

To find out more or to arrange a viewing, get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or see more about this property HERE

Westbourne Road, N7

This one bedroom apartment is located in close proximity to Highbury & Islington station and the amenities of Upper Street. As well as a spacious open plan living area and a well proportioned bedroom, the property also benefits from a large shared decked garden.

£450 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or see more about this property HERE 

Kingsland Road, E8

This three bedroom flat is in a great location on Kingsland Road, close to the trendy hubs of Haggerston and Hoxton. All three bedrooms are good sized doubles and there is a separate reception room and kitchen.

Available now, furnishings flexible.

£438 per week.

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 3889 6177 or see more pictures of this property HERE

Pyrland Road, N5

This well presented house in Highbury has a modern feel while retaining a number of charming period features including sash windows and a fireplace. There is great natural light throughout and plenty of built in storage.

The great pubs and cafes of Newington Green are on the doorstep.

£395 per week.

To arrange a viwing or to find out more get in touch at 020 7288 9109 or read more about this property HERE

Find more rentals across Hackney, Victoria Park, Islington and Clerkenwell on our website HERE and check back next week for another round up of rental opportunities.

This week’s property highlights include a split level penthouse with staggering views, a stylish family house in East London and a four storey townhouse just moments from London Bridge…

Skylark Building, N4

This impressive three bedroom penthouse is split over the 17th and 18th floors of the Skylark Building, offering unparalleled views over the adjacent Woodberry Wetlands. The property is very spacious, comprising 2351 sq ft and an additional 1000 sq ft of outdoor space including three balconies and a large private roof terrace. The 18th floor offers a huge master bedroom with 360 degree views, walk in dressing room and en-suite, with direct access to the terrace, the other bedrooms, kitchen and open plan living space, in addition to a further bathroom and toilet are arranged across the 17th floor.

The building also benefits from a luxurious pool and gym, concierge and two allocated underground parking spaces.

The property is located a short walk from Manor House underground station.

£1,750,000 (Guide Price)

To arrange a viewing or for more information get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more about this property and download a floor plan HERE

Mile End Place, E1

This two bedroom Victorian house has a cosy cottage feel and is set in a quiet cul-de-sac very close to the great local amenities and convenient transport links of Mile End. On the first floor, a reception room leads into a separate dining room and the kitchen opens up directly onto the rear garden via French doors, with underfloor heating across the ground floor.

There are two well proportioned double bedrooms and a modern family bathroom.

The property is close to award winning green spaces, including Victoria Park and Stepney City Farm. There are also OFSTEAD outstanding and good schools in the area.

£750,000

To arrange a viewing get in touch at 020 3222 5555 or read more about this property HERE

Bartholomew Street, SE1

This brand new three storey, four bedroom townhouse is located just a stone’s throw from London Bridge. There is a large private roof terrace in addition to private off street parking.

The ground floor offers a bright and spacious open plan kitchen/living and dining room, which opens directly into the patio garden via French doors. The bedrooms are arranged over the second and third floors, with floor to ceiling windows offering fantastic natural light throughout the house.

£1,275,000

To arrange a viewing please get in touch at 020 7226 6611 or find out more about this property HERE

Dalston Lane, E8

This beautiful Georgian house is located in one of East London’s most sought after hot spots. Split over four levels, the property is 1,700 sq ft, with abundant natural light throughout. The spacious ground floor reception room is dual aspect, leading to the charming and very well maintained rear garden. The upper levels have two large double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a smaller bedroom, which is currently being used as a nursery but would also be well suited as a study.

£1,250,000 (Guide Price)

To arrange a viewing please get in touch at 020 7241 4111 or read more about this property and download a floor plan HERE

So you’ve just bought your first home? Congratulations! Now you’re free to really make it your own. But buying a home can be pricey, so maybe you’re thinking you don’t have the budget right now to start decorating? Not necessarily! Here are some great tips and ticks for ways you can start decorating your new place and really make it feel like a home, straight away, without breaking the bank.

Make your accessories into a design feature

Instantly inject a bit of your personality into your home and save on storage space at the same time by making a feature of your accessories. Hang hats or jewellery in a bedroom or hallway – use simple hooks or even hang a brass bar with rope. You could even up-cycle a vintage ladder to make a quirky hanger and shelving unit.

It’s ok to mismatch

Don’t worry if all your furniture doesn’t match – mismatching furniture can look great. Just spend some time thinking about the placement of your furniture, and perhaps bring the style together with cushions that follow a specific trend, or with certain types of plants.

Print your Instagrams

We’re all guilty of it – you’ve got hundreds of photos online but they never see the light of day. Why not print them out and use them to decorate your new home. You could hang them with string and pegs, or just pin them to a cork board. Lots of services online will print your pictures on high quality glossy paper and post them to you for a few pounds. A box of glossy prints would also make a great house warming gift.

Make your ceilings look higher with dual tones

Make your space look bigger and save on paint by painting half way up your walls. Be careful to use complimentary tones (pastel shades work particularly well for this) and always put the darker  or bolder tone on the bottom.

Maximise storage space with creative shelving

Get creative with your shelving! Get hold of some old crates (top tip: car boot sales are a goldmine for these) and position them at opposing angles. This is a really flexible way to make space for plants and ornaments and is very inexpensive.

Upcycle a second-hand sofa

There are loads of ways you can improve the look of a second hand sofa. First of all, if the cushions are sagging, refill them with extra stuffing. This will instantly make the sofa look newer. Add a colourful throw and cushions and consider replacing the sofa’s feet. You can buy stylish wooden sofa legs (very Nordic in style) from most good home improvement shops. They simply screw on.

Display your kitchenware

If you’re unhappy with the style of your kitchen cabinets, why not remove them entirely and replace them with simple shelving, magnetic strips, bars and hanging hooks. There’s no need to hide away your kitchenware, having it on display will make your kitchen look functional and homey.

Make DIY artwork

You can improvise artwork for you home by using the covers of vintage magazines, or trawling through old books for interesting images and illustrations. IKEA sell an excellent range of very inexpensive frames. Then you can build up a great collection of prints over the years.

Read more lifestyle and home improvement articles HERE

This week’s selected properties include a spacious family home split across three levels and a very modern warehouse conversion moments from Liverpool Street. Read on to find out more…

Kingsland Road, E8

This beautiful, very spacious (1,922 sq ft) family home is located in one of Hackney’s most sought after locations. The ground floor is comprised of a large open plan living room, dining area and kitchen leading through to a large west facing garden. Upstairs are two well proportioned double bedrooms, shower room and access to a private roof terrace. The lower ground floor has two further double bedrooms and the main family bathroom. The thoughtful layout of this house makes it ideal for adding a study or for entertaining guests.

The property is located between picturesque De Beauvoir and bustling Hoxton, with the Regents Canal a short walk away – there are fantastic restaurants, bars, cafes and trendy boutiques on the doorstep.

£1,475,000

To find out more or to arrange a viewing please get in touch at 020 7241 4111 or read more about this property HERE

Strype Street, E1

This two bedroom modern warehouse conversion offers 838 sq ft of bright and stylish living space. Located on the third floor, it is an oasis from the hustle and bustle, but with Liverpool Street, Brick Lane and Shoreditch only moments away.

There is a spacious dual aspect open plan kitchen/dining/living space, two westerly facing bedrooms and ample built in storage throughout.

£875,000

To arrange a viewing or find out more please get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or read more about this apartment HERE

Northampton Grove, N1

This charming three bedroom town house is located in a cul-de-sac between the trendy hubs of Canonbury and Dalston. There is abundant natural light throughout and many of the property’s period features have been retained alongside a stylish modern refurbishment.

Nearby Newington Green is known for its fantastic eateries and trendy cafes and excellent transport links into central London can be found at Canonbury and Dalston Junction stations, both a few minutes walk away.

£1,095,000

To arrange a viewing please get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more of this property HERE

 

There are also lots of great new build homes on the market across London right now – read all about three exciting new developments with Help To Buy opportunities HERE