Bursting with charm, this joyful two-bedroom home in SE1 balances the comforts of contemporary living with 1970s design. It's a warm, luminous sanctuary tucked steps away from the Southbank.
Nicholson Street, Southwark, 2 Bed House
THE OWNERS SAY
We will greatly miss living in this wonderful home and have especially adored socialising in the kitchen and lounging with a cup of tea in the built-in corner bench, our favourite spot. The spare bedroom/office looks directly onto the Shard, which is wonderful for watching the annual fireworks display right from the house! Our south-facing garden, with its amazing climbing rose that flowers in May, is the perfect sun trap.
The area cannot be beaten and the proximity to town was our main reason for moving here. We love our daily walks along the river Thames and enjoy walkable access to anywhere in town. We have great food close by in Flat Iron Square and Borough Market as well as a great array of restaurants on The Cut, and other useful shops such as a chemist and hardware shops on Lower Marsh.
POINTS TO CONSIDER
Energy Performance Certificate:
The EPC gives a current Energy Efficiency Rating: D and potential Energy Efficiency Rating: B.
In the Borough of Southwark, the house falls into Council Tax Band E (£1,948 in 2022/23).
Current monthly utility costs run at gas £60, electricity £60 and water £14.
Aside from having a host of London's most sought-after locations on your doorstep, you are spoilt for choice when the need or wish arises to head further afield. The stations at Waterloo, Southwark, Borough & London Bridge are all within walking distance, providing links to every corner of the Capital. And when you need to travel further still, Blackfriars Station gets you to St Pancras (in 8 mins!), opening up convenient, carbon-friendly connections to Europe.
The current owners have removed an internal wall to open up the kitchen and have installed a new kitchen (including electrics and plumbing). They also removed a bathroom wall, added a second WC and built an additional shower room. They added skylights in the stairwell and bathroom and a linked smoke alarm system to comply with safety regulations. They put in new outdoor decking and built new custom storage throughout.
Located moments from the Thames River, this effortlessly stylish 2 bedroom semi-detached home is a stone's throw from The Cut, putting Borough Market, Covent Garden and Southbank at your fingertips.
Pops of colour, natural materials and clean lines bring a stylish radiance to this thoroughly modern home. Thoughtfully reworked by the current owners, in line with its original 1970s design, it is set over two light-filled floors. Cosy dining and living nooks abound throughout, and plenty of built-in storage allows for functional everyday living. While, towards the rear, the south-facing garden provides a place for quiet respite from the hustle of London.
Nicholson Street is perfectly situated to explore central London, whether on foot or by bike. A smorgasbord of brilliant eateries and foodstuffs can be found in the iconic Borough Market less than a mile away, while the Southbank's art and cultural hive rests right on your doorstep.
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With beautiful interiors and incredibly delicious coffee, Rosslyn Coffee is one of our favourite coffee shops in London.
At the request of the man himself, the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th-century architect Sir John Soane has been left untouched since his death in 1837. And what a house it is. A rambling, eccentric treasure trove of art and antiquities, it has its own Egyptian sarcophagus in the basement and a collection of original Hogarth paintings—ingeniously presented in a folding gallery of the architect’s own design—upstairs.
This charming pub specializes in tipples from small craft breweries, along with some pretty tasty burgers, sarnies, salads and pizza. It’s a beer-lovers’ paradise, and unlike many of the pubs in the area, it’s wholly independent. So you can rest assured that you’re supporting a real London landlord, not a monster chain, with every raising of the wrist.
Fortune Street Park is a lovely pocket-sized local park with a playground that plays host to community fun days and has an edible community garden and cute coffee shop/hole-in-the-wall called Giddy Up.
This small, contemporary art gallery on Old Gloucester Street was founded in 1979 and has been instrumental in bringing attention to many of the world’s leading international artists. During this time, it has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde – the trans-cultural avant-garde. The rich diversity on show is consistently surprising and inspiring.