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Up north: Fantastic homes for sale in north London

07 Mar 2024 | Updated on: 09 Mar 2024 |By Anna Solomon

From Barnet to Belsize Park, this corner of the capital is brimming with beautiful property

Having covered the more traditionally ‘prime’ districts of central, south and west London, we now move into the northerly quarters. Although north London may not contain heavy-hitters like Mayfair and Knightsbridge, it is one of the oldest corners of the city, and there are an abundance of period gems to be found here, as well as some fantastic new builds that represent the radical regeneration of areas like King’s Cross

North London forms a sort of triangle: at its southerly tip are places like Islington and Clerkenwell, moving up through Belsize Park and Camden to reach Highgate, Muswell Hill and Finchley. In the far north, find suburban gems like Whetstone, Totteridge, and Tufnell Park, where you can get great property for a pinch. 

These postcodes are full of attractions that help make up the fabric of London. Think Abbey Road (and that zebra crossing), the bustling markets of Camden Town, and the eternal charm of Hampstead Heath. Islington is crammed with fringe culture spots, King’s Cross has indy boutiques, and there are few places prettier than Primrose Hill. Weekends in north London are spent uncovering diamonds like Exmouth Market, Highgate Cemetery, and Alexandra Palace Park.

Read on for some fantastic on-the-market properties, where all of the above is on your doorstep.

The Chapel, NW8

Property developer Valouran made a rather exciting announcement last September: it had begun development of the Connaught Chapel – a Grade II listed building in St. John’s Wood – into five luxury apartments. The neoclassical church, which was built in 1814, sits between Lord’s Cricket Ground and Regent’s Park. Distinctive for its neoclassical style, the 14,805 sq ft building has, over the years, served as commercial offices, an event space, television recording studios, and a squash court. Valouran has a history of repurposing historic buildings with sensitivity, and we can’t wait to see the treatment that the Connaught Chapel receives in Q2 of this year.

Price TBC,

Brondesbury Road, NW6 

For us, the quintessential north London home is a sprawling townhouse with high ceilings and tall windows. In other words, this property on the sought-after Brondesbury Road. The three-bedroom home, which is spread across two floors, features dark wood flooring, an open-plan kitchen and dining area, and a landscaped garden accessible via crittal doors. Elsewhere, the double bedroom boasts a majestic bay window, while the principal bedroom enjoys a walk-through wardrobe which leads to an en suite bathroom with a roll-top bath. Classic with luxurious touches. 


Rosecroft Avenue, NW3 

One of the best things about living in north London? Undoubtedly Hampstead Heath. Of course, buying around this green space, which is one of the highest points in London, comes at a premium, but, if you can afford it, it’s worth it. The Rosecroft Avenue home is a tastefully-refurbished Edwardian duplex spread over lower and raised ground floors. The kitchen, which features a breakfast area, is the hub of the house. Elsewhere, this property boasts three substantial double bedrooms; the principal bedroom, as well as the reception room, has direct access to a west-facing garden. 


Inverforth House, NW3

Welcome to Inverforth House. This historic estate, which comprises seven apartments and two houses, is actually situated within Hampstead Heath ​​– a rare offering, to say the least. ‘Residence 4’, which boasts a combined 7,751 sq ft of interior and exterior living space, has come to market. Its aesthetic is one of timeless grandeur, featuring two private terraces and beautiful interior spaces curated by Sera of London.

Guide price: £11,500,000,

Hampstead Grove, NW3

Yet another Grade II listed home by the Heath – see, we told you beautiful property was abundant here. Hampstead Grove is set within the picture-postcard Hampstead Village, and boasts sumptuous interiors by Chester Jones and a separate accommodation guest cottage. Old Grove House emulates a country pile in the heart of London; charming period features include vast ceilings, sash windows, and a mature walled garden.

Guide price: £25,000,000,

Merton Lane, N6

Now for something completely different (but no less spectacular). This Highgate mansion looks a little bit like a spaceship from the outside; on entering, you find yourself in a luxurious entrance hall with a glass lift. Formal sitting and dining rooms yield views over expansive grounds (the property is set within a two-acre estate), and connect to a breakfast room and kitchen. Five out of six bedrooms have en suites, while the top floor houses a magnificent office with panoramic views of Hampstead Heath. Residents also enjoy leisure facilities including a swimming pool, spa amenities, a home gym, and a billiards room.


Wadham Gardens, NW3

Primrose Hill is, without a doubt, one of the loveliest places to live in north London. The Wadham Gardens property – a stone’s throw from the hill itself and Regent’s Park beyond – is a masterclass in design. The property accommodates five bedrooms, a cinema, a gym, a pool, a garage, a garden, and even a recording studio across 6,298 sq ft. It also features a double-volume reception room, a Poggenpohl kitchen, and an extravagant principal suite, plus three additional bedrooms, all recently renovated with interiors designed by Brigitta Spinocchia Freund.


York Terrace West, NW1

This Regent’s Park-facing property is on the market for the first time in 55 years, which is testament to the rarity of its proposition. Inside the first-floor apartment, 2,042 sq ft of interiors are palatial: think 3.7m ceiling heights, a double drawing room, and seven floor-to-ceiling windows at the front, all providing access to a private balcony, overlooking the park. 


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