Immaculate apartment in a former film studio

Gainsborough Studios | N1

2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | 1 reception room | Terrace



An immaculate, two bed apartment situated on the second floor on the site of Alfred Hitchcock’s resident film studios.

The lateral space this apartment benefits from creates one of the best open plan reception rooms in the development. Northwest facing floor to ceiling sliding doors open up onto a generous terrace, with plenty of space for eating and drinking.

The kitchen is set slightly aside, meaning it doesn’t encroach and blends nicely into a relaxed living environment. A fresh design by the current owner means a delightful and intelligent kitchen has been installed. Integrated appliances include washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric oven, hob & fridge freezer. Clever use of storage and worktop space means you’ll never struggle for space. Industrial style double doors can shut off this room entirely, keeping complete privacy from the rest of the flat.

To the rear of the apartment, two double bedrooms overlook the canal and include built-in wardrobes, a huge space saver. Two bathrooms, one ensuite are finished in neutral tiles & colours. 

Lovely wood flooring has been relaid throughout the property and has underfloor heating in every room. There is also a video entry system, rubbish removal from a cupboard just outside the apartment and secure bike storage. The development has a 24/7 concierge, a canal side gym, co-op and an on-site cafe, Bobo & Wild. A parking space can be rented in an underground car park for additional monthly cost. 

‘Gainsborough Pictures’, as it the studios was formerly known, used to be a power station for the Great Northern & City Railway, before transforming into a studios and producing some of the best known ‘melodramas’ pictures of the 1940’s. Popular films such as Hitchcock’s ‘The Lady Vanishes’ (1938) & ‘Fanny By Gaslight’ (1944) were all filmed here. In homage to the famous resident director, a large sculpture of Hitchcocks’ head was erected in memory in the courtyard of the development.

Perfectly positioned for the delights of both Old Street and Upper Street, Islington, New North Road takes you in either direction. Old Street underground (Northern Line) and the start of Shoreditch are under 15 minutes walk and Upper Street is about the same. Numerous bus routes will take you into the City, West End or up to Dalston and beyond. 

Alternatively, Highbury and Islington (Victoria line) is easily accessible up New North Road. Being close to the canal allows you to cycle safely across to Angel, London Fields or Victoria Park all in a matter of minutes.


For Sale

Service Charge:

£5,076.48 (Sinking Fund: £560 p.a)

Ground Rent:


Local Authority:


Council Tax:

£1,671.00 p.a.

Approx Monthly Utility Bills:

£260 pcm


Energy Efficiency Rating (Current): 85
Energy Efficiency Rating (Potential): 85


Energy rating


Gainsborough Studios East, 1 Poole Street, London, N1 5ED

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