The London House was built in 1740, and is on a quiet, leafy street in Kennington, a few minutes walk from the Thames. It’s the perfect house for a large family to take for a week or weekend, and is within walking distance of plenty of distractions.
The house has 7 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms (two of which are en-suite), and sleeps 14 guests. The bedroom layouts are flexible, and so allow for beds to be used as doubles or singles. The seventh bedroom can also be used as a sitting room.
There are five reception rooms (including the flexible sitting room), and include a dining room (seating 12), a very well-equipped kitchen (with sofas over-looking the garden), a study and a family room, with another dining table and large, comfortable sofas. The rear of the house faces South, and there are several sets of French windows leading from the house into the garden.
The garden really is a treat for a house in central London – beautiful trees lightly shade a lawn large enough for croquet, and there’s a sunny terrace (perfect for evening drinks). The garden is quiet and private, although you might hear the odd chime from Big Ben.
Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature
“This is a great house for anywhere, but for central London, it’s a real find. There’s plenty of space for all generations, and the location couldn’t be more perfect for galleries or the theatre.”
About the Location
Kennington is 15 mins walk away from Westminster and Tate Britain, and 25 mins walk from the National Gallery, Covent Garden and the barminess of the South Bank. The West End is nearby (plenty of clubs, bars and restaurants), and the Imperial War Museum is right next door to the house. There are bus stops outside the museum, and the nearest underground stations are Lambeth North or Waterloo.
Things To Do
What could you think of that couldn’t be done in central London? Sleep, perhaps, in case you miss anything. The London House does exactly as its name suggests: gives you – with grace – the city of London.