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Historic School Conversion

Tabard Centre | Prioress Street | London | SE1

2 Bedrooms | 2 Receptions| 1 Bathroom | Private Parking


Share of Freehold
For Sale

Victorian school meets industrial aesthetic at this cavernous two-bedroom, two reception Grade II listed conversion around a mile from London & Tower Bridge in Bermondsey’s beating heart.

An abundance of exposed brick wrap around the internal walls whilst robust, original, polished timber floors reflect light from oversized sash windows.

The architectural design of this apartment creates a unique room arrangement. Accommodation is arranged in such a way that light filled mezzanine bedrooms sit above reception areas each with their own separate access, one via a solid stone spiral stairwell and the other a neat wooden staircase. And whilst this home enjoys nearly 1700 sq. ft of floor area and extraordinary volume it’s entirely possible to find a private spot to tuck yourself away quietly.

An open plan kitchen is settled in to a corner of the main open plan reception with an earthy coloured wooden topped island unit that also doubles as a breakfast bar and houses a wine cooler. And with the dining area immediately next to it a social space opens up that continues on in the second half of the room with its enormous lofty ceiling.

A discreet gap in the brick work creates a threshold to the second reception which has all the drama of the main room but with a laid-back feel. A low-slung sofa sat in front of bespoke shelving that surrounds a wall mounted TV offer a “snug” vibe.

The large principal bedroom sits above this second reception and a sizeable bathroom with modern angular fittings surrounded by glossy tiles and mirrored storage.

Something of a local landmark, The Tabard Centre can be seen from a distance with its distinctive Gothic spire which served as a bell tower. The scheme is surrounded by an original brick wall that also houses the leafy tranquillity of the residents’ gardens.

Access to London and beyond is a very straightforward affair. The hustle of the city is easily reached on foot. Head north-east along Tower Bridge Road via the bridge itself or along Bermondsey Street across London Bridge, both routes should take around 20 minutes by foot or under 10 minutes by bike.

Obviously, there’s plenty of public transport options. Underground, buses and train stations are all on the doorstep with Borough, London Bridge and Elephant & Castle stations all a short walk away.

Once the weekend kicks in, take a more leisurely pace and head over to everything that draws in the crowds to this desirable London quarter. The Thames, Shad Thames, London Bridge, Borough Market and South Bank are all within easy reach and boast a supremely diverse array of restaurants, theatres, artisan shops, boutiques, and bars, not to mention some of London’s best coffee houses.

A gated parking space and a share of the freehold are included.

Additional Information:

  • Property Construction: Brick/Traditional construction
  • Utilities: Gas, Electricity, Water, Broadband
  • Gas Supply: Independently supplied (Shell Energy)
  • Electricity supply: Independently supplied (Shell Energy)
  • Water Supply: Mains Water Supply (Thames Water)
  • Sewerage: Mains connected
  • Broadband: Standard Download speed – 17mps; Upload Speed: 1mps (Ultrafast is available)
  • Mobile signal/coverage: Good Coverage of all major networks
  • Restrictions: Grade 2 Listed building


Share of Freehold

Service Charge:

£3400 pa

Ground Rent:


Local Authority:

London Borough of Southwark

Council Tax:

Band E (£1,949 pa)

Approx Monthly Utility Bills:

£150 pcm


Energy Efficiency Rating (Current): 64
Energy Efficiency Rating (Potential): 82


Energy rating


Prioress Street, London SE1

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