With immaculate interiors and skyline views from its top-floor terrace, this one-bedroom flat is perched above Brick Lane, offering effortless access to Shoreditch and Spitalfields’ shops, restaurants and bars.
Calvin Street, Spitalfields, 1 Bed. Flat
This is my first flat and it’s been brilliant. The area is so buzzy; you have the City nearby, Shoreditch’s social life and the fascinating Spitalfields Market on your doorstep, as well as Brick Lane, Redchurch Street and Columbia Road, all within easy walking distance.
The area has changed a lot over the past 10 years and is full of big-name shops, amazing independent stores, markets, bars and restaurants. Transport in the area is great; you are right in between Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations. Despite its central location, the flat is uniquely calm and quiet and is a peaceful haven when you need a time out.
The highlight of the flat is really the roof terrace, which gets the best of the afternoon sun and has been the perfect spot for entertaining and enjoying long summer days. There is nothing better than watching the sun set over the amazing city views with a drink in hand.
Off Brick Lane, this contemporary one-bedroom apartment occupies a corner position on the top floor of a purpose-built block and provides stunning views of the City from its private west-facing terrace.
Large windows, clean lines and neutral tones combine to give this flat an air of serenity which is perhaps surprising considering its central location. While an open-plan kitchen-living space and dual hallway and bathroom skylights accentuate the sense of light and space.
Straddling Shoreditch and Spitalfields, Calvin Street is close to everything these east London neighbourhoods offer, from 24/7 beigel shops to high-end cocktail bars (and everything in between). Add irresistible cultural attractions – think candlelight tours of the restored 18th century Dennis Severs House or Europe’s first museum of immigration, 19 Princelet Street – and there is no shortage of things to do nearby. Getting about is also hassle-free with a multitude of walking, cycling and public transport options at your fingertips.
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Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: C potential Energy Efficiency Rating: C
In the Borough of Tower Hamlets, the property falls into Council Tax Band E (£1,805.12 in 2021/22).
One of 24 in the building, the flat comes with a 116-year lease.
Ground Rent & Service Charge:
The service charge is £1880.41 per annum and can be paid yearly or in monthly instalments. It includes a regular maintenance schedule, repairs, electricity to common areas and buildings insurance. Ground rent is £300 per annum, collected yearly.
Currently, monthly utilities run at electricity £55, gas £27, water £20.
Explore East London
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?