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Spacious & Designer One Bed Apt nr Borough

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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##Space The flat is part of one of the very first London School Board buildings, built in 1873. As it is a very early prototype for Victorian schools to come, this structure is markedly different to the standardised Victorian Schools that one sees throughout London. In particular, the ground floor of the wing, with its wide, arched openings, was created as undercover areas for children to be able to retreat to from the open areas of the grounds to be able to play and exercise, even in bad weather. The school building where the flat is located was one of the few local structures to survive a significant bombing campaign during WWII, targeting and destroying the then nearby Bricklayers Arms Rail Terminus which served connections to the South East Coast, though many nearby Victorian and olde...##Space The flat is part of one of the very first London School Board buildings, built in 1873. As it is a very early prototype for Victorian schools to come, this structure is markedly different to the standardised Victorian Schools that one sees throughout London. In particular, the ground floor of the wing, with its wide, arched openings, was created as undercover areas for children to be able to retreat to from the open areas of the grounds to be able to play and exercise, even in bad weather. The school building where the flat is located was one of the few local structures to survive a significant bombing campaign during WWII, targeting and destroying the then nearby Bricklayers Arms Rail Terminus which served connections to the South East Coast, though many nearby Victorian and older structures can still be found in the immediate neighbourhood, including the converted Hartley’s Jam Factory. We moved to the flat as the first residents of the entire building following the completion of its conversion in 1996. At the time it was not a flat but a raw, open space with a rough concrete floor. The electricity, gas and water connections were in a box behind the entry door and a point for connecting to the drains in one unlikely corner. When we moved in, we were consumed with work and short on capital, so opted for the basic amenities for living in a flat coupled with a sort of indoor camping until we had the time and finances to complete the conversion. This turned out to be a very good thing! As the building filled with occupants, equally intrepid and adventurous, we had the opportunity to forge good friendships with our neighbours based on common challenges and values, and, more importantly, the time to have a vision for our flat’s development. Once we began the conversion, armed with mental notes made over time of what it could be and advice from Feng Shui ideals to flow patterns of usage, we could see our destination. The white of the predominately brick walls contrasted with the specific colouration of the recesses with the angles of bamboo flooring, walls, work surfaces combined with the carefully positioned art arrived at creating the space that it now is and which defines the vibrant yet peaceful sanctuary that is our home. The double aspect space looks out onto a quiet, pedestrianised community garden at the back and to the building’s garden oasis through two wide, glorious arched windows from the flat’s main room at the front. We hope that you love it as much as we do! The property will be professionally cleaned before your stay. ##Access You will have access to the entire property and it is important that you are respectful towards your neighbours and keep noise to a minimum after 10 pm. ##Interaction This home is being managed by an award-winning property management service team who will do everything they can to ensure you have a fantastic stay! If you have any questions, please get in touch through this website. ##Neighbourhood Located to the south of the neighbourhoods of Southwark and Borough, Elephant and Castle is in many ways the poster child for the changing face of South London, with modernisation and gentrification taking full effect in this bustling and busy neighbourhood in recent years. Elephant and Castle have benefitted from a £3 billion investment and regeneration project over 10 years, meaning it is rapidly becoming one of the most newly desirable areas to live in London. One example of the amazing regeneration the success of the Artworks, a multi-function complex with yoga studios, vintage clothes stores and cafes; all signs of a prosperous and flourishing neighbourhood. Just a couple of minutes’ walk from the famous Elephant and Castle roundabout is the Southwark Playhouse, a well-renowned off-West End theatre that has a full programme of professional plays and musicals throughout the year. The excellent Imperial War Museum is just a 10-minute walk from the heart of Elephant & Castle, and this free-to-enter museum showcases brilliant exhibits that chronicle the history of war and conflict. The underground station at Elephant and Castle is served by the Bakerloo line, and the nearby National Rail station of the same name runs regular trains through to Blackfriars, City Thameslink station and St. Pancras International. What’s more, the Elephant and Castle roundabout are one of the focal points of the extensive South London bus network, with a regular timetable of buses running to destinations across London. When it comes to food and drink, Elephant and Castle have seen an explosion of new and exciting restaurants and bars in recent years. La Luna on Walworth Road is a charming Italian restaurant with great pizzas and fresh seafood dishes for very reasonable prices. The best French restaurant in the area is the stylish Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, with a jazz bar upstairs and a menu of French classics, including steak tartare. Local foodies in the know head to the ItalianMore
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Response Rate:90%
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Listed Since:March 2016
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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