These 10 properties are the most charming on the market in London right now; including everything from quaint cottages to grand townhouses, it’s time to forget generic new-builds – there’s plenty of homes in the capital that are packed with character…
1. Ennismore Mews, Knightsbridge
Ennismore Mews is a four-bed home located down a cobbled street in Knightsbridge. Boasting lovely flower-lined balconies on its exterior facade, inside the property has a media room, convenient utility room, and an open-plan kitchen/dining area. Finished throughout in a modern decor style, the staircase is a stand-out design feature – above it lays a large glass roof panel that lets in floods of natural light. Available through Savills for £6.95m.
2. Brassey Square, Battersea
Offering compact and convenient living, Brassey Square is a refurbished cottage that sits a short distance from the amenities of Battersea Rise. The property is comprised of two double bedrooms, a generous family bathroom, and even a small garden – but should you need extra space, its current planning permission allows for a mansard roof extension. Available through Savills for £935,000.
3. Selwyn Avenue, Richmond
Sure to stand out along the street, Selwyn Avenue boasts a wonderful pale blue facade. Inside, the three-bed property features a good-sized sitting room and an impressive kitchen extension. Don’t forget to check out the master bedroom suite – it dominates the property’s entire second floor. Available through Jackson-Stops and Staff for £1.9m.
4. Wardour Street, Soho
Wardour Street is perfect for those after an edgier living space. This property was formerly a warehouse and has an urban style of decor to match, featuring exposed brick walls, 200-year-old reclaimed wooden floors, and ceiling beams. With two bedrooms and a sizeable kitchen, the living room’s full height windows allow you to look onto the buzzing streets of Soho below. Available through CBRE Residential for £1.995m.
5. Gloucester Gate, Camden
This impressive and historic property is Gloucester Gate, a picturesque home that overlooks Regents Park. Measuring to nearly 7,000 square foot, it contains eight bedrooms, an extensive drawing room, and even self-contained accommodation at the rear of the property that would be perfect for nannies or housekeepers. Dating back to 1827, the house is finished traditionally. Available through John D Wood & Co for £12.95m.
6. The Little House, Holland Park
The Little House is certainly quirky – despite it’s name, the property is actually very spacious and arranged over two floors. The ground level plays host to two large reception rooms, a double bedroom with ensuite, and the kitchen, whilst upstairs there are three further bedrooms and a large family bathroom. Morning commutes will also be a breeze; Little House sits just 200m from Holland Park tube station. Available through Knight Frank for £5m.
7. Church Terrace, Richmond
Church Terrace offers the rare opportunity to live in a Grade II listed building in London. This home has five bedrooms, an attractive double reception, a study, and a conservatory, all arranged over four floors. Once the weather gets warmer, the sun-trap walled garden is a lovely spot to relax in. Available through Knight Frank for £1.945m.
8. Normand Mews, Barons Court
Previously home to Formula One World Champion James Hunt, Normand Mews has undergone recent renovation to become a wonderfully modern living space. The property contains four bedrooms, two generous bathrooms, and even a hidden wine cellar. Entertain guests in the fantastic open-plan living area – it boasts vaulted ceilings, an in-wall fireplace, and full height sliding doors that open up onto a sun deck. Available through Carter Jonas for £2.75m.
9. North Audley, Mayfair
Despite sitting just above the streets of Mayfair, inside North Audley you are transported to the tradition and tranquillity of a country home. This four-bed apartment lies within a Grade II listed building, and has been carefully restored to include period features like oak panelling, working fireplaces and intricate cornicing. Relax in the reception room, which is flooded with light from its large sash windows, or in the extensive master bedroom suite which has its own private balcony. Available through Knight Frank.
10. Connaught Square, Hyde Park
Connaught Square is a prime example of a charming London townhouse. This double-fronted property plays host to six bedrooms, two studies, and a grand full-width drawing room, all finished in a period style of decor. Rare for city living, the home also offers a good amount of outdoor space – as well as a private terrace on its fourth floor, buyers can also enjoy the communal gardens that sit just across the square. Available through Savills for £7.4m.