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Stunning large style studio located on the second floor of Bryer Court, Barbican and furnished to a exceptional standard.

Background heating, window cleaning and refuse collection is included in the rent. Access to a car park porter is available 24 hours a day.

Available: 15/11/18. Furnished.

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In a recent article, we looked at Exmouth Market and its amazing selection of boutique shops and artisan restaurants that pepper the area. Well, we are now proud to announce that AW Childs – expert estate agents in Barbican, Clerkenwell and Farringdon, have a property to rent in the area! For just £550 per week, this amazing property, as described below, can be yours. The property offers you the opportunity to live in one of London’s most desirable areas in a thoughtfully and stylishly designed property with a view to die for.


With an idyllic Islington base, the property is ideally located for city workers. Surrounded by transport links (Angel tube is a quarter of a mile away), the property is located in one of London’s most desirable areas – Exmouth Market. The area is one of the most vibrant in all of London and is surrounded by all of the quaint charm and artisan deliciousness you could ever want. The area is a Mecca for foodies and you could have all of this on your doorstep!


What about the property itself? Well it is a charming and intriguingly designed property that is based inside the former home of the Metropolitan Water Board. The conversion has been carried out to the highest specification and has resulted in a property that is ideal for a single professional or couple. The interior of the property has been tastefully designed with art deco cues that fit perfectly with the architecture of the building. There are high quality finishes all over the property and the overall specification is very high. With parquet flooring throughout and neutral decor, each room has been designed to the highest specification and the property really does need to be seen to be believed.


Moving outside, the property benefits from a beautiful private terrace that offers fantastic entertaining opportunities or perhaps even just an oasis of calm for reading a good book on a summer day. The building also has a large landscaped communal garden that is rare in the city and allows a little taste of the countryside in the middle of the city. The whole package is very appealing for city professionals who want to live in a stylish home with lots of external space.


As well as a stylish property in a fantastic part of town, the property also comes with access to a residents only gym. This perk is also a rarity and helps to cap off a fantastic package that is an excellent option for city workers looking for a charming and stylish home that is close to all the local amenities but still has the peace and quiet of open spaces and a gym to boot. All in all, for city professionals, it really does offer everything.
If you would like to find out more about this fantastic property, or would like to arrange a viewing, please call us today on 0203 693 9444 or use the contact form on our contact us page and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. Don’t sit on the fence with this property – it will not be around for long!


New River Head was originally the headquarters of the Metropolitan Water Board, later Thames Water. It was converted 19 years ago into private apartments. It retains the grand communal parts and some elegant features of this once company headquarters including sweeping staircases and a grand communal hall. There is the addition of a well equipped gym for the use by the residents together with a large landscaped garden with dedicated barbeque and children’s play areas, a rarity in Central London. There is also the use of the Oak Room, a Grade II listed original boardroom that can be booked for private functions.

Entering the apartment is a welcoming hallway which leads to the uniquely light reception room, particularly bright due to the dual aspect and strikingly large windows. Here you can access the fantastic private terrace and make great use of the modern and fully fitted kitchen.

Also accessed from the hallway is the master bedroom which benefits from built in storage and tall ceilings.
Throughout the apartment there are beautiful parquet wood floors. The property has been extremely well looked after by the current owner and is a truly unique and special apartment in this iconic development.

Available furnished and from 28th September 2018.


A spectacularly presented first floor, one bedroom property in this sought after 1930’s Grade II listed red brick mansion block. The flat promises to offer a double bedroom, a recently fitted modern kitchen/breakfast room, reception, contemporary bathroom and extra storage room.

Riceyman House has undergone extensive major works including new roofs, double glazed windows, new lifts and newly refurbished communal areas.

Available Furnished/Part Furnished or Unfurnished, the apartment is located less than a mile from Kings Cross, Angel, Russell Square and Farringdon Tube Stations.


This captivating spacious below podium studio is for sale in a quiet and secure location inside the famous Barbican Estate – Thomas More House.

Retaining all of the original features, this charming apartment has an open plan kitchen to the reception area, built in storage and original bathroom.

The property is exceptionally rare and has refreshing views across the private Barbican gardens. Minutes from Barbican, Moorgate and St Pauls tube station, the central location is within easy walking distance to City Offices/Restaurants and West End.

Here at AW Childs Estate Agents, we are always being approached by potential buyers looking for a City of London apartment that has it all: the wow factor, close proximity to the City of London and even a gym. With this apartment in Roman House, we think we may have found the ideal apartment for anyone looking for a home in the City of London. Here we have a space that has been carefully designed to a very high specification, taking into account everything that even the most judicious city worker would be looking for: a spacious living area, a contemporary design with high quality fixtures and fittings and all of the perks that come with modern city living, a 24 hour porter and residents only gym

As you have probably seen, most City of London apartments are on the small side, but this apartment, in the exclusive Roman House building, has to be seen to be believed. The apartment has two sizeable bedrooms, a well proportioned eat-in kitchen with integrated appliances and under cabinet lighting that gives the space a light and airy feel. There are also upstairs and downstairs bathrooms that have been built with a keen eye for design and function.The apartment is split in to two floors, and is joined by a superb wooden staircase that complements the wood flooring that is laid through much of the property. The building itself is a converted office building that has been renovated to build a select number of high-quality apartments. The location of the apartments is right in the middle of London’s financial heart and is a superb space for city workers. There is every conceivable amenity on your doorstep and a vibrant nightlife that means you will never be short of things to do!

But what about the rest of the building? The gym is well appointed, with all of the weight training, cardio machines and flexibility equipment that anyone could ever need – all with the benefit of being residents only.There is even a 24 hour porter on hand to help with almost any conceivable issue. The location of the building is amazing – this property really is a “have your cake and eat it” deal.

At a price of £995,000, the apartment is a great option for those who want to live in the City of London and benefit from close proximity to the world-famous financial centre without having to compromise on the quality of their home. As for amenities, there are train stations everywhere! There are also some of the UK’s most exclusive educational establishments on your doorstep, which is ideal for those with family members looking to study in the capital. This apartment in the City of London would be a great fit for so many different people and if you would like to see it, get in touch today on 020 3693 9444 and we will take you for a viewing or provide you with any information that you need. If you are considering seeing a property in the City of London then get in touch as this property will not be around for long.


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It’s not often that the perfect property comes up for sale. Indeed perfect is, of course, subjective. But for workers in the City of London, we believe that here at AW Childs estate agents – specialists in Barbican, Clerkenwell and Farringdon, we have the ultimate city apartment for those who want the benefit of living in the City of London, with the tranquil calm of a garden view, all within the frame of a high specification apartment that has it all.

The apartment in question is based at Thomas More House – part of the brutalist marvel that is the Barbican Estate. The site was constructed as a centrepiece of the reconstruction of the City of London following the Second World War, and is a testament to Britain’s need to produce housing that was of good quality and placed in an ideal location. In 1973, the estate was the pinnacle of architecture and design and over the years has become one of London’s most desirable places to live. This is due to not only its design, but also its idyllic location and green spaces.

But what about our apartment in particular? Well, this one is a one bedroom apartment that has a garden view from the living room! It has been refurbished to some of the highest specification that we have seen and it is clear that this home has been lovingly cared for and curated by someone with a keen eye and a high-quality taste. The sheer level of thought that has been put into this home means that even the fussiest of buyers could happily move in tomorrow and not change a single thing!

So let’s look at the property in a little more detail.


The hallway


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As soon as you walk into the property you will be hit by the stunning quality of the place. Oak flooring complements the large windows of both the living room and the bedroom and the whole space has an airy feel to it. It is this maximal use of light and space that is the guiding principle to the way that this apartment has been designed. As you turn right into the living room you will see a stunning set of shelves that will hold enough books to house a small library!


The living room


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Continuing the theme of open space, the living room features a large split window that allows in lots of natural light and continues the feeling of airiness that enhances the atmosphere of the property. The living room window has a garden view for a little slice of peace and tranquility in the heart of the city. There is also more shelved storage and plenty of room for a large corner sofa. The oak flooring also continues into the front room and it perfectly complements the light that comes in from the window. The room is perfectly sized for the minimalist and has state of the art lighting for an ultra modern and clean look.


The kitchen


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The kitchen continues the theme that runs through the property of light and space. It features a white kitchen that has an enormous amount of storage space and an incredible set of integrated appliances that are functional, but help to maintain the clean look of the room. There is also a direct view into the front room due to a space that is shared between the two rooms, which makes serving dinner, or staying in touch with your guests an excellent option if you choose to entertain.

With a Neff integrated oven and seperate hob, there is all the cooking options available to please even the most stringent of chefs and the apartment is ideal for those looking to entertain. The high-quality tiled flooring also gives a clean professional look that is easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing.


The bathroom


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Much like the kitchen, the bathroom is also a nod to form and function – the room is just stunning. With high-quality tiled floors and walls, the room was designed and built by acclaimed builders West One Bathrooms. It features a chrome heated towel rail matching Monsoon shower head and a stunning bath / sink set. It also has storage and a huge mirror that adds to the spacious feel of the room.


The bedroom


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Last but not least we move on to the bedroom. With built in wardrobes and storage galore, the room is able to house an unbelievable amount. More than big enough for a professional couple, the room is light and airy with another large split window that has a stunning view and allows in plenty of natural light. The oak flooring also continues into the room giving the apartment a unifying theme of oak flooring and light that is aesthetically pleasing and maximises the use of the available space.

As you will appreciate from the photos, our property at Thomas More House is an amazing space for a City of London professional. Built to an extremely high standard, everything other than the kitchen and bathroom was installed by Thomson Brothers, we believe that you will struggle to find a higher specification apartment in the Barbican. So, for more information on this, or any of our other amazing properties in Barbican, Clerkenwell or Farringdon, please get in touch on 020 3693 9444 or email us at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or to arrange a viewing so that you can come and see this outstanding property for yourself.

Are you looking to buy an oasis of calm in the middle of the City? Here at AW Childs we have an amazing property based in the popular Barbican Estate that boasts a stunning garden view and superb finishing touches that mean you can move straight in. From the Habitat kitchen, to the stunning oak flooring that runs throughout the apartment, you will find that this apartment has been curated with a touch of class.

The apartment doesn’t only look the part, each room has been carefully planned out to make the most of the available space. With a Neff induction hob, full-size dishwasher and integrated fridge freezer, the apartment has all the creature comforts that you need. The kitchen is fully fitted and has ample storage room for even the most creative of culinary masters.

The bathroom is completed by acclaimed company West One Bathrooms, the bathroom is a contemporary design that is also functional. There are storage spaces available and a stunning Monsoon shower head. The floors and walls have been tiled to an extremely high standard and the whole fit and finish of the room is of the highest quality.

The south facing bedroom has fitted wardrobe for the ultimate experience in minimalism and maximal use of space.

As you can see, this apartment in Thomas More House is finished to an exquisite level and no expense has been spared in curating an amazing oasis of calm in the City of London that not only looks the part, but is also ideally located for city workers. The property is available chain free and for more information, or to book a viewing, please call us on 020 3693 9444 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll happily discuss this, or any other of our amazing properties with you.

Presented in immaculate condition, this generously proportioned one bedroom 4th floor apartment is located at the rear of this popular building. The property comprises a good size reception room, kitchen, dining area, large bathroom, and a larger than average double bedroom.

Residents benefit from a Concierge and Communal roof terrace with seating and stunning views of the City skyline as well as the surrounding area.

The development is situated just a short walk from Barbican tube station and is also in very close proximity to Moorgate, Old Street, Farringdon and St Pauls, so it provides easy access to a number of Stations. The immediate area benefits greatly from the Barbican Centre, which is Europe’s largest arts centre and comprises a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas, two art galleries, a library and an extensive shopping area and the area around St Paul’s has recently undergone a large redevelopment which there is now a huge shopping and entertainment complex called ‘One new change’ with cafes and restaurants all within a short walk. This complex is open throughout the weekend when the rest of the area can be quite quiet.

Property is Furnished and available from 28th May 2018.

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Here at AW Childs we are proud to do some good as well as being estate agent in Barbican, Clerkenwell and Farringdon. With this in mind our Director Alex recently gave an interview to ADC College about our role in developing European student interns in the London property market. We strongly believe in offering opportunity and to help people to grow and ethics is a strong driver of our brand. We have a proud history of helping European student interns to make the most of their time and London and we hope the interview helps to get that message across.


Below is a transcript of the interview or you can click here to read the article on ADC’s website.


Why have you decided to take on European students for work experience?  


We feel that European students offer a different perspective than perhaps we would find locally and can add significant value to our team. Their perspectives and skills can be put to good use in our business and we can give them a superb grounding in the fundamentals of running a business. 

The students get to spend a lot of time with our staff and can get a real feel for how the business operates from day to day. This experience is a way for the students to gain practical work experience in a fast-paced environment. 


What kind of work do the students do at your company?  


Depending on the students confidence level we will try to ensure they get to experience as much of the London property industry as possible. Their tasks will usually include accompanying property viewings, photography shoots, writing property descriptions and engaging with our company’s social media channels. They also help to update our website at


What do you think the students gain from doing work experience in London? 

We are never sat behind a desk for longer than a few hours a day. We visit beautiful homes in different locations across London and every day is different. 

London is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities and is very different culturally to any other capital in Europe. Working here enables our student interns to travel and gain experience in a professional capacity and also to improve their English language skills. 

In what way has it benefitted your company? 


Our interns have been very valuable in terms of helping us with administrative tasks, allowing us more time to focus on other duties. They have even helped us to improve our social media offering which will benefit the business significantly moving forward. Our interns have the opportunity to learn and also become a part of our success story, we feel it is a mutually beneficial relationship. 


What makes a great intern? Do you have any examples? 


A good intern is one that is happy to get stuck in and learn as we go along. Our business is extremely fast-paced and it requires critical thinking and a keen eye for detail that doesn’t come natural to everyone, it can be a steep learning curve but very rewarding. 

We also like people that are friendly and helpful. They need to be willing to improve as they go along and we will push them to always hone their skills. 


What are the most common mistakes in your line of work? 

In our customer-facing role, it can be easy to become frustrated, so it is a blunder when we don’t pay full attention to our clients. Often our clients have a very good idea of what they need and learning to ask the right questions and be empathetic to their needs will ensure that you don’t go too far off the mark. 


Do you have any advice for students preparing for their first day at work? 


Yes! Come in with an attitude of wanting to learn and a helpful disposition and everything else will likely fall into place. You will be amazed at what you can learn if you bring the right attitude and are prepared to put in the work. 



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