20 Liverpool Grove, Walworth, SE17 2PY

  • Asking Price £950,000
For Sale


  • 2
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms
  • 1011
  • sqft
  • 2
  • Floor Level
  • Flat/Apartment
  • Property Type
  • SNE210132
  • Property Reference


Penthouse Apartment | 1,011 Sq Ft | Two Double Bedrooms | Two Bathrooms | Double Aspect, Double Height Living Room | Spectacular 472 Sq Ft Roof Terrace With Incredible Views | Gated Development | Share of Freehold | Lift Access |Three Balconies / Terraces | Chain Free | Secure Parking | Locked bicycle storage

Presenting a remarkable top-floor duplex penthouse apartment in ‘The Old Telephone Exchange’, this exceptional loft flat is now available for the first time in two decades since its creation from a century-old industrial building in 2001.

This stunning apartment offers two generously sized double bedrooms, one with an ensuite wet room and a private garden area leading to the spectacular roof terrace. The double-aspect spacious entertaining area is characterised by soaring 4.2m high ceilings with an exposed steel beam, huge floor-to-ceiling, steel-framed windows overlooking the roof-tops and gardens of the Liverpool Grove conservation area and the historic St. Peter’s Church.

The impressive light-filled reception room features quality wooden flooring and a balcony overlooking the building’s off-street parking area, planted with specimen trees. The reception opens to a contemporary kitchen with wooden worktops and 5 burner gas range.

This floor is complimented by a double bedroom, currently used as a large working from home office, with fitted cupboards and solid wood flooring. On the same floor is a contemporary shower room, a utility cupboard and generous understairs storage. The hall is fitted with floor to ceiling bespoke bookshelves and cupboards.

Upstairs is the peaceful principal bedroom overlooking magnificent 200 year-old plane trees through a low side window and a lush green internal lightwell planted with trees and flowering shrubs, accessed via a sliding glass patio door. The bedroom itself has solid oak wood flooring, storage cupboards and a wet room recently refitted with high quality porcelain tiles. The enclosed lightwell/courtyard area in turn leads via stairs to the main roof garden above.

The 472 sq ft roof terrace is undoubtedly the most breathtaking feature of this property, offering incredible panoramic views of London’s iconic landmarks. It is one of the best vantage points we have seen to watch the spectacular New Year’s Firework display with friends and family. The terrace is planted with mature silver birch, holly and olive trees. It’s a great entertaining space.

Other advantages of this wonderful property include a share of the freehold, a secure gated, allocated parking space and locked bicycle storage.

Tranquil tree-lined residential street
Nestled on a tranquil residential street within the conservation area and free from through traffic, this property is quiet and peaceful yet just moments away from the shops on Walworth Road – including Tesco, Morrisons, M&S, and a wonderful 24-hour fresh food store. There are popular cafes and restaurants within walking distance.

Close to Central London
The apartment is excellently placed for fast links to both the City and the West End. The nearest underground station is Elephant and Castle (zone 1) served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines, and Thameslink overground. Kennington tube, on the West End branch of the Northern line, also is nearby. More than ten bus routes connect Walworth Road to most areas of the city. On a bike, Liverpool Grove is a 15-min cycle to Parliament Square and 13-minutes to Bank.

Within easy reach, you’ll find Borough Market, with its superb restaurants and cafés, the Oval Cricket Ground, and the South Bank Centre.

Liverpool Grove’s streetscape has recently been enhanced by pedestrianisation leading to the Grade I listed St Peter’s Church, designed by Sir John Soane and built between 1823-25. Through traffic is no longer permitted making this a remarkably quiet location for central London.

East Street Market is minutes away from the apartment. This is London at its most diverse – cassava to courgette, durian fruit to eel, white goods to flowers and plants. Its roots date back to the 16th century when farmers would rest their livestock on Walworth Common before continuing their journey to the city. Street trading has long been a part of Walworth life.

East Street is believed to be the birthplace of Charlie Chaplin. The iconic attire of Chaplin’s tramp character, including the trousers and boots, may have been inspired by the everyday clothing he observed in what was known then as ‘East Lane’ market. The market was even featured in the title sequence of the iconic and popular television program Only Fools and Horses!

The apartment is less than a 10 minute walk from Burgess Park, one of the largest green spaces in South London. All the fantastic diversity of city life is here with an array of activities, including football, a fitness trail, fishing, boxing, cycling, outdoor gym, cricket nets, flood-lit tennis courts, a BMX track, and several cafés.

Due to its proximity to Westminster, the West End, and the City, the area has undergone significant redevelopment, regeneration and gentrification in recent years with investment of £1.5 billion. This redevelopment will see the creation of a new pedestrianised town centre, a market square, the construction of 5,000 new homes, new retail spaces, an integrated public transport hub and new green space. The overall transformation has greatly improved the physical environment with tree-lined streets enhancing the area’s overall appeal.

With only 14 apartments in The Old Telephone Exchange, and few ever hitting the market in the past 20 years, high demand is anticipated. The property is being sold chain-free.

Tenure: Share of Freehold
Service Charge 2023: £3,741.12
Reserve Fund 2023: £523.60
Ground Rent: £100pa
Local Authority: Southwark
Council Tax Band: D



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Key Information

  • Ref: SNE210132
  • Type: Flat/Apartment
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Outside Space: Roof Terrace
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Tenure: Share of Freehold
  • Ground Rent: £100.00
  • Service Charge: £4,264.72


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