If you are looking for the ultimate City of London apartment, our newest instruction in the world-famous and highly sought-after Barbican Estate is the one to see.
With panoramic views spanning St Giles’ Church, the Barbican Lake, Thomas More Gardens and the Barbican Arts Centre, this large one-bedroom “Type 31H” apartment in Gilbert House – the most prized terrace block in the Barbican – offers luminous and adaptable space with a balcony more than 10 metres long running the whole length of the flat, directly above the lake. This is truly a one-off.
In addition to well-proportioned accommodation, this West-facing property benefits from access to a residents-only garden squares including Thomas More and Speed Gardens and the lovingly tended Barbican Wildlife Garden.
Refurbished with an exacting eye, this spacious and modern apartment is situated in the midst of an impressive variety of London’s world-class business, cultural, entertainment, and historical sites. You would be hard-pressed to find anywhere that better facilitates City life than here, with extensive local amenities and Estate services.
As you enter the property, it is immediately apparent that a lot of care and attention has been used in curating a clean, light and modern apartment. The neutral, clean tones make the most of the natural light afforded by a long run of full-length West-facing picture windows, and highlight just how spacious this apartment is.
Type 31H homes typically offer a significantly larger footprint compared to other one-bedroom apartments available on the Estate, and boast a flexible layout. The generously sized L-shaped reception includes an area that is ideal for use as a home office, dining or guest room, with the option to partition the area which historically featured concertina doors separating it from the main reception. The central part of the reception provides ample space for both living and dining areas.
The clean and modern kitchen has been cleverly designed to maximise storage space and includes thick granite worktops, Neff integrated appliances, and a large Bosch fridge-freezer.
The modern bathroom is equipped with Hans Grohe fittings and a white Carrara marble slab. A separate WC features the iconic Barbican basin.
Beyond the main entrance hallway, a further hallway giving onto the bedroom boasts a deep floor-to-ceiling cupboard/wardrobe.
The bedroom, also with large West-facing picture windows offering panoramic views and direct access to the balcony, is fitted with a built-in wardrobe and provides ample room for a large king-size double bed and additional furniture including a writing desk and a chest of drawers.
The flat benefits from underfloor heating and has been sympathetically refurbished with the original Barbican aesthetic in mind.
The 24-hour car park below Gilbert House is staffed round the clock with an attendant providing a range of reception services. Storage space and parking are available by separate negotiation with the Estate Office.
The Barbican Estate is ideal for those who want to make the most of the City of London. With cultural, entertainment and historical venues all on your doorstep, including the Arts Centre with its bars, restaurants, theatre, cinemas, gallery and library next door, the Museum of London and St Paul’s Cathedral down the road, and Tate Modern across the river – and of course the ground-breaking architecture of the Estate itself – you are steps away from a wealth of enjoyable experiences.
The Barbican is an ideal base for local, national and international travel with easy access to major railway stations, including St Pancras/Eurostar just two tube stops away, and, once the Elizabeth Line opens, with a direct connection from Farringdon East to Heathrow in just 31 minutes – the Estate is a short walk from the soon-to-be opened Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), with the Farringdon entrance on Long Lane just round the corner from Barbican station.
There are numerous stations within walking distance of Gilbert House including:
● Barbican – Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan underground lines (6 mins walk – 0.2 miles)
● Moorgate – Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Northern Line (5 mins walk – 0.2 miles)
● St Paul’s – Central Line (9 mins walk – 0.4 miles)
● Liverpool Street – Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines and National Rail (12 mins – 0.6 miles)
As far as City living is concerned, there cannot be anywhere better in the whole of London for those who seek convenience, enjoyment and space, set against a memorable backdrop.
The property is available on the market now chain-free.