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Take a look out those windows. The location of this two-bedroom Westminster flat is so quintessentially “London” that it almost seems too good to be true. Great Peter Street runs through the heart of the city’s most distinguished area and stands out for its Grade II listed 18th century houses. The building in which you’ll find this apartment is a stately homage to the majesty of that period’s architecture.
Step over the threshold and your aesthetic expectations snap into a different gear. The common parts adopt the location’s inherent sense of grandeur but re-nose it away from the past and towards a modern notion of luxury. You are greeted by sumptuous rose gold, glossy marble and chic wood detailing, and behind the door of the apartment itself lies a feast for the eyes. Designed by the acclaimed studio Harper Downie, every detail has been executed to an extraordinarily exacting standard. The very structure is already impressive – not only those vast windows, which inundate the property with natural light, but also the statement plasterwork in the reception and bedrooms plus, moreover, the ample 1,112 sq ft of floor space – but the fixtures, fittings and furniture only bolster the wow factor. Whether it’s the bespoke joinery, the great slabs of marble that line the two bathrooms or the eye-catchingly modish chandeliers, everything telegraphs refinement without sacrificing that crucial warmth and individuality that makes the place feel like home.
The wonderful thing about this apartment is that it allows you to enjoy the frisson of being right in the heart of town without stepping outside. But the area has plenty to offer beyond its famous buildings. Whether it’s storied local eateries such as The Regency Cafe, world class museums like the Tate Britain or, indeed, the clutch of well-regarded schools right on the doorstep (Westminster School is three minutes by foot), the location is unimpeachable. Westminster and St. James’s Park tube stations put the rest of the capital within striking distance.
It’s London distilled.
Great Peter Street, Westminster, SW1P
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1112 sq ft
1 en suite bathroom, 1 guest bathroom
1 open plan kitchen
1 Living area
1 st floor
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While walking across Westminster Bridge in 1802, William Wordsworth was moved to compose a poem about the beauty of the surrounding cityscape. “Earth has not any thing to show more fair,” he wrote. “Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!” Two centuries later, Westminster still retains that core frequency of composure. Despite being the seat of government and replete with tourist traps, the side streets of this neighbourhood are remarkably peaceful. Any resident will attest: walk home after seeing a West End play and the place has a silent majesty that’s truly beguiling.
But it takes more than a vibe to lure residents to an area. Westminster has cultivated a remarkable sense of community for such a central location, which is partly down to enclaves such as Strutton Ground market (where you’ll find traditional stalls selling street food, art and clothing) and a host of small businesses frequented by those in the know. The Laughing Halibut fish and chip shop, the Regency Cafe and the Red Lion pub have been haunts for MPs and locals for years. In the same way, for all the major-league restaurants such as The Cinnamon Club or Roux At Parliament Square, it’s the hidden gems such as Quirinale or indeed the Vincent Rooms – which is run entirely by trainee chefs – where you really tap into what Westminster life is all about.
The same is true of its green spaces. St. James’s Park with its picturesque lake and famous pelicans lies just five minutes north – but those who call Westminster home will tip you off about Victoria Tower gardens, a pocket of parkland right alongside the Thames in the shadow of Parliament. It is full of historic monuments and also offers a playground for families with children. Those children, incidentally, are well served by nearby schools, whether that’s St Matthews CE Primary, Millbank Academy or Westminster School among others.
But be under no illusions: while Westminster offers a civilised redoubt from the cut and thrust of the capital, the buzz of London’s entertainment districts and commercial hubs can be quickly reached thanks to three tube stations. Between them, Westminster, St James’s Park and Victoria provide immediate access to the Jubilee, Victoria and District and Circle lines. Or then again you could just walk. Like we said, it’s one of the area’s great pleasures.