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Set within walking distance of London’s buzzing West End theatre district, this exceptionally spacious four bedroom, 3216 sq. ft penthouse apartment in Princes House, Kingsway is on the market with Dexters Fitzrovia & Covent Garden Estate Agents.

Constructed in the Kingsway Conservation Area in the early 1920s - moments away from Covent Garden Piazza and The Strand - the magnificently characterful and bright apartment spans the eighth and ninth floor of the sought after portered building, Princes House.

The maisonette comprises two light filled reception rooms, four en suite double bedrooms, a study, utility room, kitchen/family breakfast room with roof terrace access and a large private terrace on the upper floor, with breath-taking panoramic views overlooking some of London’s most notable landmarks.

Enhanced by beautifully eclectic furniture, most notably there stands a large custom built oak wood unit in the middle of the room. The unit divides the living room, creating a bar area on the other side with extensive wine bottle storage and worktops for preparing pre-theatre drinks or displaying food.

Glass partitions to either side of this centralised space lead onto the study and the kitchen/breakfast room further promoting the flow and sociable feel. The kitchen has scope for a six seater dining table in addition to breakfast bar seating for more informal dining, which faces out to beautiful views of London.


The window lined living room on the ninth floor features two large skylights and spans a generous 35 sq. ft, opening out onto the property’s ‘pièce de résistance’, expansive rooftop terrace. The space offers both the peaceful ambience of a conservatory, whilst also providing the perfect platform for entertaining guests with drinks and a barbeque in the summer.

The famed surrounding area of Covent Garden was originally known as ‘Convent Garden’ in the 1500s. It wasn’t until the 1630s that Francis Russell, the fourth Earl of Bedford, built a house for himself in Covent Garden on the north side of the Strand. The Earl then commissioned Royal Architect Inigo Jones to build a square with houses. The resulting square was the first piazza in London, and for most people its construction marks the true beginning of Covent Garden’s history.

The first theatres in Covent Garden were Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, and the Royal Opera on Bow Street, each theatre had letters patent, granted by King Charles II, allowing them to be the only London theatres able to perform spoken drama. This made Covent Garden London’s theatrical centre, attracting droves of theatregoers who packed the streets. Covent Garden is known today as London’s cultural hub of the theatre district, with a choice of over 20 theatres

George Habergham Manager at Dexters Fitzrovia & Covent Garden Estate Agents says: “Princes House presents an opportunity for a discerning tenant to live in a beautifully laid out penthouse apartment in the heart of theatre-land. The area is synonymous with the Royal Opera House and there is a diverse range of restaurants. Covent Garden is a true foodie destination. Princes House is extremely well connected being just a short walk away from a selection of underground stations including Holborn, Covent Garden and Temple. Princes House will appeal to international tenants drawn to the bustle of Covent Garden where there is something for everyone.”