All Aboard: Buy Property Along the Newly-Opened Elizabeth Line
Anyone who works in London or lives near the capital is cracking open the champagne now that the long-awaited Elizabeth Line has opened, formally known as Crossrail. Four years and almost £19 billion later, the line currently connects Paddington to Abbey Wood but will eventually fully link west to east – Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood via central London.
Homeowners and investors are looking forward to reaping the benefits of the high-frequency, high-capacity suburban passenger service, which will include slashing travel time for Londoners and commuters. The perks for everyone will include not to mention air-conditioned carriages with free Wi-Fi and 4G, while holidaymakers and business travellers will include getting from central London to Heathrow in 30 minutes.
Take your pick of our prime properties close to an Elizabeth Line station, just waiting to be snapped up!
£1,965,000: an easy ten-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road, now served by the Elizabeth Line, 101 on Cleveland encapsulates Manhattan loft-style living in a striking new residential development in the heart of Fitzrovia. This light-filled two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment features black heritage-style Crittall glazing, metal balustraded balconies, chevron flooring, and open-plan Miele-clad Italian kitchen-living space. The mid-century modern style lobby has a 24-hour concierge and a collection of art, then there’s a sleek fitness suite with a Pilates and yoga studio, along with a seriously stylish sauna and steam room. Work from home in the sultry co-working space then socialise in the members’ club-like Residents’ Lounge. If you like this, you’ll love the penthouses launching next week. Watch this space for more information.
£925 per week: A charming cobbled mews, also in Fitzrovia, sets the scene for this uber stylish two-bedroom duplex apartment This bright and spacious home is set behind a Victorian brick facade, showcasing Crittall-style French windows opening out to the pretty mews from an open-plan reception room and sleek Italian designer kitchen you’ll love to entertain in. Clean lines and plenty of industrial chic continue in the bedrooms and spa-style bathrooms.The top location is just minutes from the exclusive restaurant scene on both Charlotte Street and Great Titchfield Street.
£1,595,000: this charming mansion apartment on the first floor of Bedford Court Mansions, offers period charm and a prime location steps from Tottenham Court Road. Bordering Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and Covent Garden, you’ll have some of the capital’s finest neighbourhoods on your doorstep along with warm wooden flooring, Victorian high ceilings and an ensuite. There’s also a sleek family bathroom and contemporary kitchen. Added perks include concierge, a share of the freehold, as well as providing access to the private gardens in Bedford Square (by arrangement with Bedford Estate).
£899,000: sharing a similar location, this Percy Street beauty is a Georgian conversion and the perfect summer purchase with two private terraces revealing the London skyline and alfresco spots for an evening tipple. You’ll love the open-plan living space with a contemporary kitchen and steps leading to a light-filled lounge area with floor-to-ceiling windows. Located just off Charlotte Street, in the heart of buzzy Fitzrovia, you’ll be well placed for bars, restaurants and culture, with swift connections out of the capital.
£2.75M: joining the properties close to Elizabeth Line stations, this two-bed penthouse in Lancaster Court, Fitzrovia, needs to be viewed ASAP. High points for luxurious and private spaces include a decked roof garden with BT-Tower views, a summer house and a master bedroom with dressing room and an ensuite leading to an additional sun terrace. Other treats range from warm wood floors, huge picture windows to capture those views and bright open-plan living space. Who wouldn’t want to sink into a classic roll-top bath in the second bathroom at the end of a day in the capital?