This week’s rental highlights include an apartment in one of Islington’s most sought-after developments and a stylish industrial loft in a recently converted shoe factory in the heart of Hackney…

Islington Green, N1

This extremely well presented three bedroom apartment is located in Islington on the Green, one of Islington’s most sought-after portered developments.

The property had three good sized double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious open plan reception/kitchen. There are dark wood floors and high spec fittings throughout.

Islington’s cultural highlights including the King’s Head and Almeida theatres are right on your doorstep, along with award winning restaurants, cafes and boutiques.

£810 per week

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

Great Sutton Street, EC1V

This modern two bedroom apartment has huge windows and high ceilings, allowing for fantastic natural light throughout.

The property comprises a separate kitchen and reception/dining room, two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and an additional shower room/toilet.

Great Sutton Street is located in the heart of Clerkenwell, a stone’s throw from some of London’s most stylish design shops, coolest bars and most talked-about eateries.

£635 a week

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

Rutland Road, E9

Located in an old school building that has recently been converted into one of Victoria Park Village’s most sought after developments, this apartment has loads of charm.

Arranged over two floors, the apartment has two large bedrooms along with an additional mezzanine room, complete with a sliding door making it well suited as either a home study or a guest bedroom. On the ground floor is a large open plan living area and family bathroom. At over 1,200 sq ft, the property is a flexible living space with abundant storage space. There is also allocated off street parking within the complex.

Available 5 March, unfurnished.

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

Tudor Road, E9

Located in the recently converted Shoe Factory on Tudor Road, this stylish one bedroom loft retains many industrial warehouse features such as double height ceilings, huge windows and exposed brickwork.

The apartment has been refurbished to a high standard with high spec fittings though out including a fashionable Burlington bathroom.

Tudor Road is located a few minutes walk from London Fields with its trendy co-working spaces, famous coffee spots and lively bars. Broadway Market is only a few minutes further with its award winning boutiques, book shops and fantastic restaurants.

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

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We all know the feeling. You go to bed feeling tired and then lie awake for hours wondering why you can’t sleep. But what you might not realise is that the way your bedroom is designed can have a big impact on the quality of your sleep. Here are some top tips for ensuring your bedroom is a relaxing and calming place to be…

It’s all about the mattress

An obvious but important one: the quality of your mattress will have a big impact on your sleep. Very high quality mattresses used to cost a small fortune, but that’s all changed. Start up companies like Eve have started selling memory foam mattresses for under £300. Casper also sell hybrid mattresses designed specifically to prevent overheating, for under £350.

Soothing scents

Many essential oils are well known for their calming and relaxing qualities. Add fresh lavender to your dresser or bedside table, or try a scented candle with ylang-ylang, chamomile or rose to help you chill out at the end of the day (just make sure to blow it out before you fall asleep!)

Avoid screens

Many sleep experts believe that the blue light from our phone and computer screens has a serious impact on our sleep. Not only making it harder for us to fall asleep, but even leading to worse quality sleep long after we’ve put our phone down or shut off our laptop. Place a few interesting books on your bedside table and read these instead of checking Instagram. Not only will you sleep better, but an attractive book well placed can add style to your room.

Dial down your lighting

Lowering the lighting in your bedroom tells your brain that the day is over and it’s time to sleep. If you’re following the tip above and want to read a book in bed, opt for a lamp with a lower wattage bulb, or a warm filament bulb. Or you could invest in some Wi-Fi bulbs that you can dim and even shut off from an app on your phone, so you don’t have to get out of bed to switch off the lights.

Cosy canopy

If you’ve got the space for it, a canopy over your bed helps to section off where you sleep from the rest of the room. Sleep experts think that by making your bed a dedicated sleeping place (as opposed to a place for checking emails, watching films etc) your brain will associate it with sleep and this alone will make you fall asleep quicker and sleep more deeply.

Calming colours

The way you decorate any room can have a big influence on your mood. In your bedroom, avoid harsh, loud colours and instead go for darker or cooler tones like greens and blues, or neutrals like white or grey. Creating a coherent look with prints and ornaments that compliment the style of the room, can also help to make the room soothing.

 

Find more home decor ideas on our blog HERE

This week’s selected properties include two Grade II listed family homes and two very modern apartments in East London…

Richmond Avenue, N1

This stunning Grade II listed family home is located in the Barnsbury Conservation Area. The house has been refurbished to an extremely high standard, with stylish modern fittings that compliment the period features of the property.

The raised ground floor features a bright and spacious double through reception leading to a very private south-facing garden. There is also a home study towards the back of the property in addition to the four double bedrooms on the upper floors.

There is ample built-in storage throughout the property in addition to vault storage to the front of the lower ground floor.

£2,400,000 (Guide Price)

To arrange a viewing to to find out more, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or download floor plans and a brochure on our website HERE

Cloudesley Place, N1

This charming Grade II listed property is located in Islington, just moments from Angel station.

The house is currently four bedrooms requiring some modernisation, but is a very flexible living space offering exciting opportunities for renovation. The rooms are well proportioned and the property is close to Angel station and the great amenities of Upper Street.

£1,200,000

To arrange to view get in touch at 020 7226 4200, or download a floor plan and brochure on our website HERE 

Garrett Street, EC1Y

This well presented top floor two bedroom apartment is very bright and spacious with great natural light throughout. The apartment benefits from a private south-facing balcony and allocated off street parking.

The property has very high end fixtures and fittings including lacquered oak flooring, AEG appliances and Hansgrohe bathroom fittings.

Located between the fashionable hubs of Clerkenwell and Old Street, you’ll find cool pop-ups, award winning restaurants, and trendy boutiques on your doorstep.

£900,000

To arrange to view, get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or download a brochure and floor plan HERE

Dace Road, E3

This large three bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Hackney Wick, with spectacular views over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit designed by Anish Kapoor.

The apartment has two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a mezzanine level featuring another en-suite bedroom and built-in storage.

There is also secure parking within the gated community of the development.

Offers in excess of £600,000 |

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

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There are some great home decor trends on their way this year, from sleek minimalism to plush and opulent interiors. Read on to discover our forecast of the hottest upcoming interiors trends…

Velvet furnishings

They started to edge their way in during 2018 but never really caught on in a big way. But many interior designers are predicting that 2019 will be the year velvet furnishings really boom.

Function over form

Functional furniture is everywhere at the moment because simple, understated designs are so versatile. Simple side tables like this one will suit almost any room and are ideal for showing off your favourite books, photographs or ornaments.

Brass fixtures

Brass fixtures like these really draw the eye in any bathroom or kitchen. They work well in contemporary and period properties and can be styled in a simple, industrial, way or for a polished and sleek look.

Industrial style

Think big lighting, simple furniture, exposed concrete and beams. Industrial style will still be going strong through 2019.

1970’s chic

The 1970’s are well and truly making a come back. Expect cosy furs, complimentary clashing colours and some very retro prints on cushions and wallpapers.

Eclectic patterning

Sometimes less is more, but sometimes, well, more is more. Big bold prints and shabby chic furniture and tableware will be hot this year – so keep your eyes peeled at those flea markets and vintage fairs!

Burnt yellow

Last year we told you all about “milennial pink”. This year’s hottest colour will be burnt yellow. This warm autumnal shade works so well as a accent in an otherwise minimalist room – create a bright wall or invest in a piece of statement furniture.

Fancy another? Check out our blog for more home decor and lifestyle articles like this one.

This week’s round up of rental opportunities includes a stunning Grade II listed family home in the Canonbury Conservation Area and a bright modern two bed in a new development in Hackney…

Canonbury Park North, N1

This beautiful Grade II listed four bedroom house is located in the sought-after Canonbury Conservation Area. The raised ground floor features a double reception room that leads through to the south facing garden. On the lower ground floor is a spacious open plan kitchen (with Aga and conventional oven/hob). There is also a private study to the rear of the property.

The spacious bedrooms are spread across the first and second floors and there is ample built in storage throughout the property.

£1,595 per week

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

Pear Tree Court, EC1R

This spacious (1,000 sq ft) two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is ideally located close to Farringdon Station. The property is very bright and light throughout, with well proportioned rooms, high ceilings and large windows.

There is a large open plan living area with a modern kitchen with a stylish breakfast island.

The property is available early March, furnished.

£695 per week

To arrange to view get in touch at 020 7253 2533 or see more about this property HERE

Chatham Place, E9

This bright modern three bedroom apartment has tall ceilings and large windows for exceptional natural light throughout.

The master bedroom is en-suite and there is an additional family bathroom. The apartment has been finished to a very high standard, with under floor heating throughout and high spec appliances in the kitchen.

Located close to the green spaces of Victoria Park and London Fields, the fashionable boutiques and restaurants of Hackney are on the doorstep.

Available now.

£600 per week

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

Acer Road, E8

Located walking distance to London Fields and Broadway Market with its award winning boutiques, cafes and restaurants, this two bedroom apartment is part of a new high-specification development.

There is a large open plan living room/kitchen, two well proportioned double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a main bathroom. The property also has a private balcony accessed from the living area and good storage throughout.

Available from 9th February, unfurnished.

£500 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, get in touch at 020 3889 6177 or read more about this apartment HERE

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This week’s selected properties include great Help To Buy opportunities in Victoria Park and one of London’s most impressive warehouse apartments, right next to Liverpool Street. Read on to find out more…

Offord Road, N1

This beautiful family home is set over four stories of a stunningly refurbished Victorian house. The raised reception and dining room leads through to a substantial south-facing garden. The modern kitchen is spacious enough to act as an eat in kitchen, and the dining room could be turned into an additional bedroom or study.

Three double bedrooms and a family bathroom are spread over the upper two floors and there is a large attic allowing for ample storage space.

Offord Road is a very short walk from Caledonian Road and Barnsbury and Highbury and Islington station is also within easy reach.

£1,595,000

For more information or to arrange a viewing, get in touch at 020 7226 4200 or see more about this property HERE

Queen Margaret’s Grove, N1

This three bedroom family home has been refurbished with a thoughtful combination of period features and contemporary fittings. There is a double through reception on the raised ground floor in addition to a spacious eat in kitchen. The bedrooms are all well proportioned doubles with built in storage in the master bedroom.

The house is located on a quiet residential street among the fashionable boutiques, cafes and restaurants of Dalston.

£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 on our website HERE

The Stack

Eligible for Help To Buy, The Stack in the heart of Hackney offers a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, all with a private balcony and access to the attractive communal roof garden.

The stylish apartments are finished to a very high standard and are located a short walk from Victoria Park and the great cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Victoria Park Village.

£570,000 – £599,950

For more information get in touch at 020 7226 6611 or learn more about this development on our website HERE

The Tapestry Building, EC2M

This stunning two bedroom warehouse conversion is located moments from Liverpool Street station. The apartment is within the Tapestry Building which was built in the 18th century and was once owned by the East India Trading Company – a little piece of history in the heart of the city.

The apartment has two large bedrooms (one en-suite), a spacious dual aspect living room with a top of the range fully fitted kitchen.

Large windows and double height ceilings throughout make for fantastic natural light.

£1,600,000. The apartment is for sale chain free.

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

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So it’s the New Year again. Whether your resolution is to pull off a dry January, to try veganism, to lose some weight, or just to eat a little bit better, we’ve found the best healthy places to grab a bite (and a drink) across East London…

The Hive, Cambridge Heath Road

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Specialising in organic nourishing foods and cold pressed juices, The Hive on Cambridge Heath Road is the ideal location for your New Year detox. And if you’re not doing dry January, they also have a curated selection of fantastic wines and craft beers (also available to take away).

MOTHER Works, Here East, Stratford

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At MOTHER Works it’s all about plant-based organic produce that’s sustainable, nourishing and delicious. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the smoothie menu is the real hook – with a huge selection of tasty healthy treats including vegan Cookie Dough and Mint Choc Chip smoothies and fruity creations like the Berry Blast Off and the Galactic Detox.

Apres Food Co, Clerkenwell

(pic credit: Apres Food)

We all get those comfort food cravings, especially when we’re trying to eat right. At Apres Food, they want to prove that eating tasty, filling and comforting meals doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Top quality cooked breakfasts, and yummy cereals, alongside cold pressed juices and brilliant cakes – you can treat yourself without wrecking your diet!

Cub, Hoxton

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At Cub in Hoxton they focus on sustainability, so you can rest assured that you’re doing good while you’re eating good stuff. Their menu is creatively different, with the set menu offering a mix of food and drinks (and some courses that are both at once!) with tasty booze-free options also available.

 

Find more local tips for great restaurants, bars and boutiques on our blog

Looking for a new home for the new year? Well you’ve come to the right place. This week’s round up of amazing lettings includes a huge penthouse right next to London Fields and a beautiful three bedroom Victoria house a stone’s throw from Victoria Park. Read on to find out more…

Triangle Road, E8

This large penthouse apartment is located in stylish London Fields, just a few minutes walk from trendy Broadway Market with its award winning restaurants, cafes, boutiques and bars.

This three bedroom property features a spacious open plan living area, a private terrace, a main bathroom in addition to two WCs. There is also a bright study facing out onto the terrace.

Bills (council tax, electricity and water) are included in the rent.

Available immediately on a furnished or unfurnished basis.

£800 per week

To arrange a viewing or to find out more, please get in touch at 020 3889 6177 or see more about this letting HERE

Corsica Street, N5

This modern two bedroom apartment is located just moments from Highbury and Islington station. The property has a large open plan living area opening on to a private balcony, two well proportioned double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

£575 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

Essex Road, N1

Located close to Angel station and the great shops and restaurants of Upper Street, this two bedroom apartment has been recently refurbished throughout.

There are two double bedrooms (one en-suite) with built in storage in the master bedroom. The spacious open plan living room/kitchen benefits from fantastic natural light.

£575 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

Hewlitt Road

This charming Victorian three bedroom house is located just off Roman Road, a few minutes walk from Green Flag Award winning Victoria Park.

The ground floor comprises a double through reception room and a spacious kitchen leading to a part-decked west-facing garden. There are two spacious double bedrooms and a further bedroom which could serve as a guest room or home study. There is also ample built in storage throughout.

Available now

£675 per week

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

 

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This week’s beautiful properties include an unusual duplex apartment in a converted school, and two very stylish new build developments in Hackney. Read on to find out more about these properties and others…

The oTTo, E5

The oTTo is a brand new development of stylish apartments on Hackney Downs.

The one, two and three bedroom apartments are adjacent to protected open green spaces and offer some of East London’s most spectacular views. Designed by Hawkins Brown Architects, the facade takes inspiration from the neighbouring architecture and the interiors are modern and refined. Every apartment benefits from a private balcony or terrace.

There is also a south-facing fourth floor roof garden and a wellness room on each pavillion.

Help to Buy is available on several properties within the development.

£490,000 – £1,050,000

To arrange a viewing or to find out more get in touch at 020 7226 6611 or see more about this property and download a brochure HERE

Driffield Road, E3

This three bedroom Victorian house was renovated in 2011 and is located in the Driffield Road Conservation Area. The thoughtful renovation combines modern style with many of the house’s original period features.

Arranged over three stories, the house was shortlisted for the 2018 Houzz/Evening Standard home design awards for its tranquil layout, creating the feeling of different spaces across the separate floors, making this the ideal home for relaxing and for entertaining. There is also a beautiful roof terrace in addition to a characterful rear garden.

Well positioned windows and skylights make for fantastic natural light throughout the property.

£1,250,000

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

Clerkenwell Road, EC1M

This beautifully presented one bedroom apartment features an east facing balcony and high specification integrated appliances.

The spacious double bedroom benefits from a fitted wardrobe and there is additional built in storage in the hall.

The apartment is located on the fifth floor, offering peace and quiet with Farringdon and Barbican both a short walk away.

£650,000

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

Old Smokehouse, E3

Old Smokehouse is a boutique development of two and three bedroom apartments in the heart of Hackney Wick.

Within close reach of both Victoria Park and the fantastic leisure facilities of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the development also benefits from a residents gym, concierge and several roof gardens.

Help to Buy available

£599,950 – £665,00

To find out more or to register your interest, get in touch at 020 7226 6611 or find out more about these properties and download a brochure HERE

Ecclesbourne Apartments, N1

This stunning two double bedroom apartment is set over two floors. This unique property is located in a converted school just off Essex Road.

The property has vaulted ceilings and amazing natural light, with an open plan living room that makes for a great entertaining space.

There are convenient transport links nearby at Essex Road and great local shops, restaurants and cafes can be found a short walk away on Upper Street or in picturesque De Beauvoir Village.

£650,000

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

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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

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