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The pied à terre is having a revival in 2021. Here’s why..

Now that lots of us have gone back to the office, what of those people who moved out of London last year? Are they all moving back? Or are they faced with a hideous new commute? We’re seeing a revival of the classic London pied à terre, a small and central pad used as a convenient bolthole for someone working in town during the week.


With no need for multiple bedrooms, outside space or large kitchens, a pied à terre should be small, stylish and very well located. Here’s our selection of what the current market has to offer.

Basing Street, W11, £995,000

This one bedroom flat in Notting Hill would make an excellent base for someone working anywhere on the Central Line. It comes with a lot of history: the former church was home to Basing Street Studios, the iconic recording studio owned by Island Records. Everyone from Bob Marley to the Pet Shop Boys recorded here, and 1984’s famed Band Aid video was filmed here too. Now the building has been converted into lavish apartments; this ground floor flat is on the market at £995,000. 

For further information please contact Winkworth New Homes, 020 7335 0284

Rosebery Avenue, EC1, £875,000

Anyone working in the City would benefit from an address on Rosebery Avenue, and this one-bedroom apartment has been beautifully designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman architects, experts at bringing new life to heritage buildings. It has original features such as skirting and architrave combined with contemporary heating, cooling and lighting.

For further information please contact Winkworth Clerkenwell & City, 030 7405 1288

Upper Woburn Place, WC1, £360,000

It would be hard to find a more central location than this studio flat in a portered mansion block in Upper Woburn Place. The seventh floor apartment has lots of light and could do with a bit of updating, but benefits from a 24 hour concierge for security and convenience. 

For further information please contact Winkworth West End, 020 7240 3322

Heathfield Court, Heathfield Terrace, W4, £399,950

Someone who needs to be within easy reach of Heathrow or the M4 will appreciate this one bedroom flat in Chiswick, with its handy access to the tube as well. It has neutral decor and its own parking space.

For further information please contact Winkworth Chiswick, 020 8994 7096

Transept Street, NW1, £530,000

This Marylebone mansion block is well located for the West End and the tube and would make an excellent London base. A one bedroom, fourth floor apartment is on the market at £530,000 and it comes with lots of storage space and good proportions.

For further information please contact Winkworth Paddington & Bayswater, 020 7467 5770 

Sloane Avenue Mansions, Sloane Avenue, SW3, £550,000

Despite spanning only 30 square metres, this studio in Chelsea feels larger thanks to its ingenious use of space. There’s a pull-down bed, a clever kitchenette and a separate shower room, all very well designed for comfort and convenience. The apartment is on the eighth floor of  a smart Chelsea mansion block and offers impressive views over Lonson as well as 24 hour porterage and a lift.

For further information please contact Winkworth Knightsbridge & Chelsea, 020 7589 6616

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