An Artists Live work Warehouse

Havelock Walk | Forest Hill | SE23


For Sale

Three Floors | Private Gallery/Studio | Three Bedrooms | Terrace | Freehold

Contemporary, uncluttered styling sits front and centre throughout this reimagined artist warehouse at Havelock Walk in Forest Hill, the home of South East London’s creative scene. With 2,045 sq ft of freehold live work space across three storeys, the three-bedroom interior also includes a ground-floor gallery/workshop space, while outside is a serene and private decked roof terrace.

Architecture & Interior

There’s a zen-like experience that starts from the moment you close the solid warehouse style front door behind you. Every light-filled floor of the open plan interior is a minimally styled contrast to the rugged industrial appearance outside.

The heart of this creative home is arguably the vast studio workshop on the ground floor. With over 700 sq ft of open space and generous ceiling heights that peak around 11ft, there’s more than enough room to ease into your artistic stride. Crisp, white painted walls and a matt-grey poured-concrete floor promote a sense of calm and serenity.

An oversized set of industrial doors at the front of the studio’s raised & tiled floor area spill out onto the mews allowing easy loading and unloading of large works.

Above the studio’s far wall, a trio of large velux windows fills the roof void at the base of an exterior light well, providing an enormous amount of sunshine (when it decides to put in an appearance).

A huge sliding wall in the middle of the studio reveals some ingenious design touches. Three bespoke mobile work pods are stationed behind and, with minimal fuss, can be rolled out, unfolded and used for all manner of artisanal projects. And when no longer required, these clever pods just fold up and wheel back into storage, allowing the room to transform into a gallery space for private or public enjoyment.

A guest WC and wet room are found via the door on the upper tier of the studio.

Thoughtful design and consideration continues on the first floor. Three bedrooms are connected by a central hallway with two walls of wardrobes, bespoke book shelving, and an integrated utility room housing the washing machine and more bespoke joinery.

The shower room and WC at the end of the hall is another bright room with a window into the light well that casts the sun over shiny white floor & half tiled walls.

A show-stopping reception room on the top floor is exceptionally finished. Warm timber flooring complements the kitchen that occupies one side of the open-plan space where a corian countertop with inbuilt induction hob and sink sits above elm-clad units housing a selection of high end integrated appliances.


Beefy bi-fold doors at the rear of the reception open out onto a very surprisingly serene, decked roof terrace with plenty of privacy that catches the afternoon sun.

In The neighbourhood

The shopping in Forest Hill is a good mixture of independent shops, post office, cafes and restaurants alongside a large Sainsbury’s supermarket. Close by are the excellent swimming and gym facilities of  Forest Hill Pools, not to mention one of London’s favourite museums, The Horniman. This free-to-visit Victorian masterpiece is a wonderful local treasure, and alongside permanent collections and regular exhibitions of natural history and world culture, the lovely gardens and excellent cafe are very fine places to enjoy. Forest Hill is also ready to enjoy its Cinema again at the ornate Capitol Cinema just around the corner.

 Transport & Connections

There are excellent transport links from Forest Hill station with Southern and Overground services offering a collection of direct trains to London Bridge, London Victoria, Highbury & Islington, Whitechapel and Shoreditch heading towards the centre of the city, or Croydon and Crystal Palace to the south. Multiple bus routes connect neighbouring boroughs including Dulwich, Lewisham and Sydenham.


Havelock Walk in Forest Hill, London SE23, has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. Originally built as warehouses and workshops, the mews evolved into an artistic enclave known for its vibrant community of creatives.

In the late 1800s, the area saw a surge in residential development, with rows of Victorian terraced houses lining the streets. Over time, as London expanded and evolved, Havelock Walk became home to a diverse range of residents, including artists attracted to its affordable housing and spacious studios.

During the mid-20th century, Havelock Walk experienced a shift as artists began converting the Victorian warehouses into studios and workshops. This transformation marked the beginning of its reputation as an artistic hub.

In the following decades, Havelock Walk solidified its status as a haven for creativity, with artists from various disciplines flocking to the area. The community fostered collaboration, inspiration, and innovation, with residents often hosting exhibitions and events to showcase their work.

Today, Havelock Walk continues to thrive as a dynamic artistic community, with its cobbled street lined with eclectic studios and galleries. It remains a destination for art lovers and a testament to the enduring spirit of creativity in London.

Havelock Walk | Forest Hill | SE23

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Council Tax:

£2037 PA

Approx Monthly Utility Bills:

£120 PM

* Property construction: Traditional Brick
* Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water Supply, Broadband
* Gas Supply: Independently supplied. Supplier unknown
* Electricity supply: Independently supplied. Supplier unknown
* Water supply: Mains connected
* Sewerage: Mains connected
* Broadband: Standard Download speed – 17mps; Upload Speed: 1mps (Ultrafast is available)
* Mobile signal/coverage: Likely Coverage of all major networks

* Restrictions: Live/Work title.
* Flood risk: Low risk, surface water & rivers/seas
* Planning permissions: For the property itself and its immediate locality:
* Accessibility/adaptations: Disabled WC at ground floor level.
* Flight path: Heathrow/City

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