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2 bedroom apartment for sale

New River Head, 173 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

Sold STC £999,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Communal gardens
  • Off-street parking
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Historical building
  • Oak room available to hire for functions
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

A two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in this prestigious development which was formally the headquarters of the Thames Water Board.


New River Head is conveniently located on Rosebery Avenue, close to the many shops and restaurants of Angel / Upper Street and Exmouth Market, as well as Angel Underground station (Northern Line). It allows a 20-minute walk (or eight-minute cycle) to the centre of the City. Canary Wharf is approximately 30 minutes away by Tube. New River Head is also close to Farringdon station, with not only the District and Circle lines, but also direct access to Gatwick and Luton via Thameslink, and to the City and Heathrow via the upcoming Crossrail line. The Eurostar terminal at King's Cross is also within easy reach.


New River Head was originally the headquarters of the Metropolitan Water Board, later Thames Water. It was converted 19 years ago into private apartments. It retains the grand communal parts and some elegant features of this once company headquarters including sweeping staircases and a grand communal hall. There is the addition of a well equipped gym for the use by the residents together with a large landscaped garden with dedicated barbeque and children's play areas, a rarity in Central London. There is also the use of the Oak Room, a Grade II listed original boardroom that can be booked for private functions.

Entering the apartment is a welcoming hallway which leads to the uniquely light reception room, particularly bright due to the triple aspect and strikingly large windows. Above the reception is a mezzanine study. The separate kitchen is accessed from the reception room. It has an open doorway creating a semi open plan and sociable feel.

Also accessed from the hallway are two double bedrooms, one with ensuite, as well as a second main bathroom with a bath/shower.The master bedroom benefits from built in storage.

Throughout the apartment there are beautiful parquet wood floors. The apartment has been strikingly well looked after by the current owner and is a truly unique and special apartment in this iconic development.

This apartment comes with one secure off-street parking space.

Square Footage: 873 sq ft

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 August 2017

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