In the City of London's Premiere Tower, a rare 12th Floor apartment has become available to buy for the first time (same occupants since 1978). It has what is considered the best view in London (South & West) - Type 1C on the quiet side. Amazing 270 degree panoramic views towards the City, West End all the way through to Primrose Hill. Overlooks prestigious landmarks including St.Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben & Houses of Parliament, Millennium Wheel, Royal Festival Hall, Shard, BT Tower, Tower 42, Gherkin, Cheesegrater & Walkie Talkie.
The reception room has a full height & width floor to ceiling Windows with a full length sliding door to the main private balcony, this terrace is perfect for entertaining, parties &/ a City garden. All four bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the light & glass doors that give direct access to a continuous wrap around balcony that stretches the entire length of the property, unusually giving it a very large amount of private outdoor space for each room. The apartment retains its original 1970’s features including a Brooke Marine kitchen and the sliding room divider between the living and dining area. The master bedroom has a newly fitted rain shower & WC en suite. There is a 2nd large family bathroom & guest WC. There are plentiful built in storage cupboards (floor to ceiling) and under floor heating throughout (heating included in service charge).
The building has a 24 hour Concierge & private security. The City of London have their own separate rapid response Police force & Armed response unit similar to diplomatic protection. The newly updated St Bartholomew's Hospital is only 10 mins walk away offering a full range of medical facilities including urgent care at their Injuries unit. Secure parking is available to rent or buy within the building (direct private elevator access). The Barbican Estate gated community is the finest achievement of Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. It was Grade II listed in 2001 in recognition of its extraordinary contribution to London’s urban landscape. All residents have access to several private gardens, fountains & lake areas throughout the exclusive development which is considered the only real village in the whole City. It has its own community, magazine, schools and many other facilities including the World renowned Barbican Arts Centre, home of the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Shakespeare Company performances & 3 cinemas (residents get exclusive membership). Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and 2 Tescos (open till 11pm) are across the road, together with many local services and amenities. The numerous bars & restaurants of Smithfields, Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & the City are a short walk as are the attractions around St. Pauls, South Bank, Tate Modern & Gabriel’s Wharf. Both sides of the River Thames have long walkways and boat services with regular stops from Docklands to Hampton Court Palace.
Barbican tube station (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines) is only 4 minutes walk via the estate's own Podium, a raised recreational walkway & gardens. Farringdon (Luton Airport & City Link), Moorgate (Northern line), St Paul’s (Central line) and Liverpool St. (Stansted Airport) tube stations each a very short walk. Also the new Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) Farringdon & Liverpool St stations (due later in 2018) has an entrance in Long Lane, round the corner, allowing direct Express train travel to Heathrow Airport in only 31 mins, Canary Wharf in 8 mins & Bond Street in 3 minutes.
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