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Property for sale in Christchurch House, 5 Caxton Street, Westminster, SW1H

Property Overview

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception

**3D Virtual viewing ** Refurbished Two Bedroom Apartment | World Class Location | 798 Sq Ft |Fourth Floor | Lift access | Double Aspect Reception Room Overlooking Christchurch Gardens | Double Aspect Principal Bedroom Overlooking Historic Caxton Hall |Central heating |Refitted Kitchen & Bathroom | Guest Cloakroom | Chain Free

A well-presented and interior-designed two-bedroom fourth floor modern apartment in a world-class location in the heart of Westminster.

The apartment features well planned living accommodation with a modern fitted kitchen that opens to a double aspect living room overlooking the redesigned and historic Christchurch Gardens.

This chain-free long lease apartment also features a guest cloakroom, quality wooden flooring, a double aspect principal bedroom overlooking Historic Caxton Hall and a double second bedroom.

Having undergone a renovation in recent years, the kitchen, bathroom and guest cloakroom have been refitted, the apartment refurbished throughout with new flooring and lighting. Ready to move into or accept tenants.

On top of the refurbished interior, the communal hallway have recently undergone a refurbishment adding to the modern and quality feel.

The location of Christchurch House will be a talking point for all your friends and visitors. Not only is it located close to St James’s Park Underground and St James’s Park itself but it is located adjacent to Christchurch Gardens, an historic park, now an oasis of calm, but is renowned for being the resting place of a number of notable figures including Colonel Blood, the only person to have ever successfully stolen the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London in 1671.

Christchurch Gardens was the formal burial ground for St Margaret Church dating back to 1625 and was replaced by Christ Church in the 19th century, which was then destroyed in the blitz in 1941.

The space was then converted to a public garden in 1950, designated a conservation area in 1985 and following a £2.5m refurbishment and reopened in 2020.

The gardens are also home to The Suffragette Monument which was erected in 1970 and adjacent to the garden is a bronze statue commemorating the composer Henry Purcell.
Opposite Christchurch House is Caxton Hall, a grade II listed building with a historical history like no other! Its varied history is fascinating;
The building was the location of the First Pan-African Conference in 1900.

The Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), part of the British Suffragette movement, held a ‘Women's Parliament’ at Caxton Hall at the beginning of each parliamentary session from 1907, with a subsequent procession to the Houses of Parliament and an attempt (always unsuccessful) to deliver a petition to the prime minister in person.

Caxton Hall's central role in the militant suffrage movement is now commemorated by a bronzed scroll sculpture that stands nearby in Christchurch Gardens.

On 10 October 1925, Harry Pollitt, founding member of the Communist Party of Great Britain was married here to Marjorie Brewer. Their best man and witness was Percy Glading, who would later be imprisoned for spying for the Soviet Union’s secret police.

During the Second World War, Caxton Hall was used by the Ministry of Information as a venue for press conferences held by Winston Churchill and his ministers. This wartime role is marked by a commemorative plaque.

On 12 May 1960, over 1,000 people attended the first public meeting of the Homosexual Law Reform Society and The National Front was formed at a meeting in Caxton Hall, Westminster on 7 February 1967.

Caxton Hall was also used as a central London register office for weddings from October 1933 to 1978. Notable people who were married there include; Elizabeth Taylor, Diana Dors, Peter Sellers, Bernard Bresslaw, Roger Moore, Orson Welles, Joan Collins, Adam Faith, Barry Gibb and Ringo Starr. On 18 August 1952, future Prime Minister Anthony Eden married Clarissa Spencer-Churchill, the niece of the then Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Along with being adjacent to Christchuch Gardens, Christchurch House is under 400m to St James Park, the beautiful 57 acre Royal Park with Buckingham Palace to one boundary & Horseguards Parade to another.

An amazing apartment in a sublime location.

Council Tax: 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 - £1,300.47

Leasehold: 144 years remaining

Ground Rent: £112 per annum, £28 per quarter
Service Charge: £8,520 per annum. Refund from prior year (same charges applied): £1,014.94. Effectively making 2020 service charge: 7,618.58

Key Features

  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Double Aspect Reception Room
  • Double Aspect Principal Bedroom
  • Chain Free
  • Refurbished Interior
  • Central Heating
  • World-Class Location
  • Under 100m To St James Park Underground
  • Long Leasehold
  • 3D Virtual Viewing Available

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