Peter Pan’s Bloomsbury
Thursday, August 13th, 2015


Bloomsbury, an area famous for its cultural, educational and health-care institutions was most notably once the home of acclaimed Scottish author J.M. Barrie, who was inspired to write children’s favourite Peter Pan whilst residing on Guilford Street. Recently refurbished, by RUF Properties, into four spacious apartments, 81 Guilford Street, one of the homes overlooked by Barrie as he pondered the perfect family home for his story in the study of his humble lodgings, is on the market with leading prime London estate agent Pastor Real Estate, with prices ranging from £855,000 to £2.45 Million.

A Grade II Listed townhouse, directly across from Great Ormond Street Hospital and moments away from Russell Square, 81 Guilford Street offers a collection of four apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms.

Moving to London in 1885 to pursue his career as a writer, J.M. Barrie held lodgings in Guilford Street overlooking the classic Georgian townhouses that inspired the setting of the Darling Family residence in his famous play; Peter Pan; The boy who wouldn’t grow up, which became the timeless novel and screenplay Peter Pan.

Susan Cohen, Head of Sales and Lettings at Pastor Real Estate commented: “This collection of four apartments in Bloomsbury offers buyers the opportunity to own a home in a classic London residence, made famous by the childhood favourite, Peter Pan. Close to an array of garden squares, cultural establishments and good transport links, the homes on Guilford Street are perfect for those looking for an ideal city enclave.”

81 Guilford Street, comprises three one bedroom apartments and one three bedroom maisonette. Located on the lower ground and ground floors is the 1,620 sq. ft. maisonette, providing three bedroom suites, double reception room, kitchen, 27ft landscaped garden and two patio areas. Priced at £2.45 Million, the prominent apartment currently showcases three modern sculptures, by award winning, artist in residence, British sculptor Sarah Staton.

Occupying the first floor is a 518 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment, retaining an array of original features, including traditional fireplaces and full-length windows. Priced at £930,000, principal features include; entrance hall, spacious reception room with open plan kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom.

The second floor provides a 523 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment, priced at £855,000. Refurbished to a high-specification, retaining original period features, the property features an inviting entrance hall, reception room with open plan kitchen, spacious bedroom and bathroom.

The third floor of 81 Guilford Street provides the largest one bedroom apartment at 587 sq. ft., on the market for £890,000. The top floor home features a double bedroom, large reception room, open plan kitchen, bathroom and entrance hall.

Each apartment within 81 Guilford Street has been finished to meticulous standards, with contemporary features including; Herringbone dark oak flooring, bespoke hand-built Malmo kitchen, Tom Dixon lighting and Metro tiles.

Commenting further, Susan said: “Home to the “Bloomsbury Set” an influential group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia WoolfJohn Maynard KeynesE. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey,Bloomsbury has for centuries attracted great artists, authors, doctors and businessmen, all of whom were drawn to the neat residences and quiet districts of the area. Fully refurbished and brought up to modern standards, the homes at 81 Guilford Street will attract a new generation looking for inspiration in the calm of this historic area of London.”

The residences at 81 Guilford Street are priced from£855,000 to £2.45 Million. Viewings are by appointment only,for further information contact Pastor Real Estate onTel: +44 (0)20 3195 9595 or visit:

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