Bloomsbury has been a residential neighbourhood for over 300 years thanks to the influence of aristocratic families like the Southamptons and Bedfords who developed the district as one of London’s first planned suburbs in the 1660s.
Although the nobility moved out, the area soon became a haven for radicals and romantics in the early 1900s. Home to English writers and philosophers from Virginia Woolf to John Maynard Keynes, Bloomsbury is better known today for housing some of Britain's best universities, libraries and hospitals.
In recent years, it’s also gained a reputation for being one of the capital’s best places to live thanks, in part, to a major regeneration project that’s seen the local streetscapes improved, independent retailers brought in and new homes created.
The Old Dairy is arguably one of the best local developments, residing on the original site of the 1864 Express Dairies. Part of a conservation area that wraps around St George’s Gardens, the architecture of the building picks up on the property’s former commercial use. The exterior has burnished metal cladding that evokes the Dairy’s original peaked roof.
Now, a two bedroom apartment in the development has hit the market with Dexters. Accessed via an internal staircase, the first floor flat is in excess of 1,300 sq. ft and has been recently renovated by its current owners.
As you enter the property, you’ll find a kitchen and reception room with a high vaulted ceiling, skylight, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The open plan space features a custom designed kitchen with fully integrated appliances, stone splashbacks and concealed lighting with underfloor heating throughout.
The large principal bedroom has bespoke joinery, luxury fitted carpets and an en suite bathroom with marble tiles, double walk-in shower and twin sinks. The second bedroom, also on this level, has integrated wardrobes and a vaulted ceiling. The family bathroom opposite offers a bath and overhead rainfall shower as well as fitted storage.
Upstairs, a secluded roof terrace provides the perfect space to relax and unwind with uninterrupted views over St George’s Garden. The decked area has outdoor sofas and a table and chairs that would be perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee.
Michael Keating, Director of Dexters Bloomsbury says ‘located under half a mile from Russell Square and King’s Cross tube stations, this luxury gated mews offers peace and quiet in the heart of bustling London. Beautifully designed, it would make an ideal flat for young professionals.