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7 bedroom town house for sale

The Bank, Sekforde Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HL

Guide Price £8,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 8 reception rooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Wine cellar & vaults
  • Courtyard garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


The Bank is one of Clerkenwell's most prestigious and attractive properties, designed in 1816 by the English architect and student of Sir John Soane, Alfred Bartholomew.

Grade II listed, and designed in the manner of a 'Renaissance Palazzo' with arched windows and Corinthian columns, it sits within one of Clerkenwell's prettiest and quietest streets, flanked on either side by Georgian terraces largely unchanged visually since they were laid out in the 1820s on the gardens of the former St Mary's convent.

Sekforde Street runs north from Clerkenwell Green with the original 'Clerk's Well', Palladian 'Sessions House' and 18th century St James' Church and Crown Tavern to fashionable St John Street with its shops, bars and popular restaurants.

Today, Clerkenwell is one of London's buzziest and most rapidly developing areas. A wide range of bars and restaurants - from Michelin-starred to gastropubs and start-ups - mix with an excitingly diverse retail choice from luxury lifestyle brands to artisan designers.

The Bank is also exceptionally centrally

For the arts, Sadler's Wells and The Barbican are both within easy reach. Covent Garden (to the West), the City of London (to the East), the River Thames (to the South) and St Pancras Eurostar terminal (to the North) are all also extremely close.

The nearby newly designed Farringdon Station already links London's underground network and Thameslink, with direct trains to the North and South of the UK, including to Gatwick Airport. Crossrail will provide further direct links to Heathrow Airport, the West End and Docklands.


Formerly a bank frequented by Charles Dickens, this beautiful building is now a unique and elegant home. Arranged over four floors the accommodation is lit by large period windows highlighting the stunning classical details.


Ground floor: entrance hall, 2 lobbies, banking reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast room, coats room, utility room, wc.

First floor: large landing, drawing room, library, study, wc, master bedroom suite including a lobby, 2 dressing rooms and bathroom.

Second floor: double height hall, 2 bedrooms with dressing areas, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom, shower room.

Lower ground floor: office / family room with second kitchen, wc, reception room / bedroom 6, bedroom 7, bathroom, wine cellar, store room, boiler room, vaults, additional independent street access.

Classic features include working shutters, elegant ornate plasterwork, grand curved staircase, stone or maple floors throughout, antique cast iron radiators and period marble chimney pieces & inserts to all the principal rooms.

Totally renovated and returned to a private residence in 2002, Cat 5 cabling was also installed throughout the property, with underfloor heating and integrated sound system to the principal floors.

With a practical lateral layout, beautifully proportioned rooms and charming, totally private, walled courtyard garden accessed from many of the ground floor rooms, the house is ideal for a family. Equally, the central London location, impressive entertaining space and independently accessed lower ground floor suitable for staff, lend themselves perfectly as a base for individuals.


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Added on Rightmove:
09 May 2012


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