Seven Dials WC2
A rarity on the London market, especially in the West End, this incredible one-of-a-kind penthouse is a fine example of what we would term a ‘proper’ loft, located in the pedestrianised enclave of Neal’s Yard amongst the cobbled streets and repurposed warehouses of Seven Dials Village.
The lower level features a wonderful atrium style triple height entrance with access to the main bedroom, separate dressing room & en-suite bathroom with sauna, plus ingenious storage solutions throughout. A second shower room is located on the upper floor adjacent to the study, which could double as an occasional guest space.
Ascending via a statement cantilevered staircase, the upper floor opens out into one huge open space flanked by floor-to-ceiling sliding doors on two sides, opening onto not one, but two South West facing terraces. The double height vaulted ceilings with multiple pitches creates an awe-inspiring sense of volume, and generous roof lights allow the crisp white walls & lime washed oak floors to be bathed in natural light, with contrasting shadow & light play creating an constantly changing atmosphere from season to season.
Of the two terraces, the smaller overlooks Neal's Yard, with the other larger terrace being set back and private, ideal for al-fresco entertaining and surrounded by custom panthers and flanked by the old stock London Brick wall of the adjoining building, once the HQ of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
Neal's Yard itself is a legendary and globally recognised address, home to Neal's Yard Remedies & Treatment Rooms, the famed Neal's Yard Dairy, as well as more contemporary additions such as Homeslice Pizza, 26 Grains and TB_HQ favourite The Barbary.
Seven Dials is a collection of cobbled streets arranged around the historic sundial and originally developed by Thomas Neale in the early 1690's with a view to attracting affluent residents, however for much of its early history it was full of gin shops and ne'er-do-wells, with a pub on every corner (only The Crown remains today) and a series of interconnecting tunnels between each, perfect for a quick escape. The area became regarded as somewhat of a slum, even referenced by the great Charles Dickens himself.
Nowadays Seven Dials delivers a village feel much closer to Neale's original vision. The eclectic mix of cobbled streets, historic architecture, colourful buildings, independent boutiques, theatres, restaurants, coffee shops and of course the iconic sundial give the area a unique atmosphere within London's buzzing West End.
WHAT WE LOVE Totally Unique Loft
Wonderful Neal's Yard Location
Close to our favourites - The Barbary & Homeslice
Quiet Pedestrianised Enclave
WAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Long Leasehold
Second & Third Floor
London Borough of Camden
Council Tax Band G
Current Charge £3166 per annum.