Unique East London apartments come in many guises, from hipster to historic.
This two bedroom mansion apartment falls in the latter category and, coupled with a supremely designer interior finish, it just oozes city-fringe pad. The well proportioned interior layout is just short of 700 sq ft and has two double bedrooms, a large bathroom and – *gasp* – a separate living room and kitchen for those who prefer their cooking prowess to remain a closely guarded secret. There’s also a useful utility room.
This space sits comfortably between gentrified and laid back Broadway Market, and the frenetic Shoreditch scene. Pretty much everything you'd need in terms of social hangouts is just a walk away, from the coffees at Climpsons and Sons at Broadway Market, to the eclectic eatery at the new Mama Shelter on Hackney Road, and that's just for starters: exploring this city-side enclave will never get boring.
When the weather allows, you can walk to the City and Old Street in around 25 minutes, or drop it down to 10-15 on a bike. For public transport, Cambridge Heath train station is about 10 minutes walk, with Bethnal Green tube (Central line) around 5 minutes further. Or you could hop on one of the many buses than run along Hackney Road, which is pretty much on the doorstep.
Besford House, Pritchards Road, E2 9BJ