Tucked in between Spitalfields and Brick Lane, this one-bedroom apartment is an oasis of calm just moments from The City.

Calvin Street, Shoreditch, 1 Bedroom Flat

£500,000

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BRICKWORKS SAYS

This bright one-bedroom flat in a purpose-built apartment block in Shoreditch has everything going for it – an unbeatable location, immaculate interiors and prized outdoor space with skyline views.

A pared-back, neutral palette is married with wood flooring and natural-toned carpet to create a pleasingly understated home. The open-plan living space, with room for a sofa and dining table or home office, leads to a west-facing balcony and a glimpse of the City's skyscrapers. Large sliding doors and a Juliet balcony in the bedroom bring in lots of light, and its fourth-floor vantage point means it never feels crowded or overlooked, despite its central location.

Calvin Street is right in the thick of the action, with some of the capital's best eating and drinking spots within easy walking distance. There is no shortage of things to do in the local area, from meandering around Spitalfields Market or spending a lazy weekend afternoon at the Whitechapel Gallery. And getting about is a breeze, with cycling routes and numerous public transport options close by.

THE OWNERS SAY

This has been an amazing property in the heart of Shoreditch and Brick Lane, moments away from some of Shoreditch's most-loved roads, such as Redchurch Street ––home to the Shoreditch House, The Boundary Hotel, Aubin Cinema, and Dishoom.

Nearby are numerous high-end fashion outlets, coffee houses, restaurants and retail units, and some of east London's best restaurants, shops and bars, making this an ideal location from which to enjoy all the local amenities. Columbia Road flower market and Broadway Market are also minutes from the front door.

POINTS TO CONSIDER

Energy Performance Certificate:
Current energy efficiency rating C, potential rating C.

Council tax:
In the Borough of Tower Hamlets, the property falls into Band E (£1,858 in 2022/23).

Tenure:
One of 24 in the building, the flat comes with a 115-year lease.

Ground rent & service charge:
The service charge is £1,880 per annum and can be paid yearly or monthly. It includes a regular maintenance schedule, repairs, electricity to common areas and building insurance. Ground rent is £300 per annum, collected yearly. All figures TBC.

Utilities:
Current monthly costs are approx. gas £386, electricity £282 and water £35.

Recent work:
None.

Onward plans:
The property is currently rented out, so there is no onward chain.

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1 Brick Lane

Well-known for being the place to go for a good curry, there are also countless bars and restaurants lining the bustling street which runs from Whitechapel all the way to Shoreditch. There is a weekly market with an eclectic mix of goods for sale, street food vendors, vintage clothing shops and street art. Something for everyone, we think.

2 St Johns Bread & Wine

It’s good to have a restaurant you can rely on for a comfortable interior, good quality, simple food and delicious wine. This place really has stood the test of time, they are consistent in everything they do, and it really works, whether its breakfast lunch or dinner, its all good, particularly the welsh rarebit, and donuts to die for! It’s also very hard not to come out with a bottle of their house red under your arm.

3 Whitechapel Gallery

Exhibitions at this wonderful gallery space are always a bit more on the challenging and risque side, which makes it a fab place to experience art, from the great masters to emerging new talent. For more than a century this beautiful gallery has premiered exhibitions from world-class modern masters such as Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo, to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Lucien Freud, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger. Always welcoming, with great talks and gatherings going on as well. The bookshop is small but there's always a gem to find and after that you can have a very decent coffee and bite to eat in the cafe...oh and its free entry.

4 Columbia Road Flower Market

A bona fide institution, and by far the most colourful market in London, the flower market at Columbia Road kicks off at 8 every Sunday morning and wraps up around 3. (Pro tip: You can get fantastic two-for-£10 bunches towards the end of the day.) Browse stall after stall of beautiful blooms while popping into the shops along Columbia Road—all of which are independently owned. For pre-market fuel, hit World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies’s coffee cart on Ezra Street, just behind the market.

5 Campania & Jones

This small, family run Italian restaurant is just off Columbia Road and is AMAZING. Set within a beautiful old dairy it is easily one of the most special places in the area. Indeed – we think – anywhere in London. We won't say any more, just GO. OK?