ELEGANT DUPLEX OVERLOOKING TRAFALGAR SQUARE & NELSONS COLUMN LAUNCHES TO MARKET
With uninterrupted views over Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column, an elegant duplex apartment has come to market with Wetherell. As one of the grand buildings that overlooks the iconic square Spring Gardens offers a quintessential London view, available for sale for £2,150,000.
Located in a historic Italianate building, Spring Gardens has a prominent position on the south-western edge of Trafalgar Square. The Grade II Listed building was constructed in 1871 by British Irish architect F W Porter, whose work includes the Union Bank of London on Chancery Lane and St James’s Church in Islington. The historic façade has been beautifully maintained, with commercial space on the ground floor and homes above.
The building was historically used by a bank, before becoming The Albannach restaurant in 2005. The ground floor is now occupied by The Admiralty, the only public house situated on the square, which has operated since 2014. The floors above have been converted to stylish apartments and duplexes, offering homes with an enviable prime central location.
The Spring Gardens duplex is situated over the two top floors and provides a generous 1,300 sq. ft. of well presented living space. On the third floor, the dual aspect reception room showcases the magnificent views, with space for a seating area, dining area and desk. There is a separate kitchen with integrated appliances and breakfast bar.
Upstairs on the fourth floor there are two double bedrooms with bespoke fitted wardrobes, an en suite bathroom, and a family bathroom. The building’s charming architecture is evident throughout, with wonderful curved walls to the main bedroom, as well as porthole windows to the bathroom, bedrooms and kitchen.
Wetherell highlights that if a buyer wanted to renovate the duplex, it could have a significant value uplift and provide a strong rental yield given its central location. In addition, residential homes with these views rarely come up for sale, making Spring Gardens a fantastic opportunity for a buyer who wants to secure their own quintessential London view.
Trafalgar Square was established in the early nineteenth century with the name commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar, and it has been a landmark site for centuries, moments from Buckingham Palace. The Spring Gardens duplex is on the edge of the square; the opposite street called Spring Gardens, which gives its name to the apartment collection, dates back to Elizabethan times, where decorative fountains were set in motion by passers-by stepping on hidden mechanisms.
Today, Trafalgar Square remains one of London’s most iconic destinations, with circa 15 million tourists visiting each year. The central West End location is ideal for a buyer who wants London’s landmarks on their doorstep. For culture, the apartment is moments from The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, with other key galleries and museums a short walk away. The apartment is also excellently located for enjoying the theatres and opera of the West End, as well as accessing central London’s other tourist activities.
For shopping, a buyer will be well placed to enjoy Bond Street, Oxford Street and Savile Row. For enjoying outside space, the apartment is in close proximity to both St James’s Park and Green Park, as well as the River Thames for leisurely strolling on the banks. The location is also fantastic for enjoying some of London’s best restaurants and bars.
Peter Wetherell, Founder & Chairman of Wetherell says: “The Spring Gardens duplex offers a generous amount of well presented living space at over 1,300 sqft but the real selling point is the uninterrupted view over Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column which are timeless. Buyers will always be drawn to the West End lifestyle, with some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants and culture on your doorstep. The area is set to become more residential as new developments come to life on Bond Street and Oxford Street. With these ultra-prime schemes launching, it will undoubtedly lead to increased buyer demand for these central West End homes, making Spring Gardens a worthwhile investment in the long term, as well as being a stylish, spacious home for today’s buyer. If a buyer did invest in refurbishing the property, it could add significant value and make it an attractive alternative to a new scheme which does not have these incredible views.”
Spring Gardens offers great transport links, with Charing Cross, Embankment, Leicester Square and Piccadilly underground stations all within a short distance.