TYBURNIA: THE UGLY DUCKLING OF THE WEST END COMES OF AGE
Once the site of executions and torture, now Tyburnia is becoming one of the most sought after areas in London, home to politicians, Lords and celebrities. According to Pastor Real Estate, Tyburnia has finally moved away from the label as ‘the wrong side of Hyde Park’ to one of the trendiest areas in the West End, sparked by the development of the Lancasters, as well as landmark projects on Connaught Place.
Slowly catching up with its rich West End neighbours, Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Mayfair are the three most expensive areas in London, averaging £7,000, £6,500 and £5,000 per sq. ft. respectively, Tyburnia now commands on average £1,025 per sq. ft., close to another prime district, St. John’s Wood, which commands £1,140 per sq. ft. on average.
Tyburnia inherited its name from the Tyburn Tree, the location of public hangings for 600 years, from 1196-1783, the most of prominent of which were the hanging of Thomas Culpepper, who had an illicit affair with Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard, as well as Oliver Cromwell, whose body was famously exhumed, following two years since his actual death, and hanged for good measure.
Following the relocation of hangings to Newgate Prison, the residential area of Tyburnia was first laid out in the late 1800’s, as part of Samuel Pepys masterplan to redevelop the Tyburn Estate. Largely popular with artists and foreign nationals, Tyburnia had one of the largest population turnovers in London.
Since 2009, new developments have increased, including; a £19 million penthouse scheme by Candy & Candy, boasting five bedrooms, private roof deck and plunge pool on Connaught Place. Redrow London redeveloped a Grade II listed Georgian mansion into 17 luxury residences, complete with original interior décor and grand entertaining rooms.
Considerd the first super prime development in Tyburnia, The Lancasters, a collection of 77 grand apartments on Bayswater Road, built behind a retained French renaissance-style façade. The façade was one of the longest development projects in Europe, taking approximately 11 months and 500 tons of steel to support the entire 407 ft long façade, whilst the original building was completely demolished and redeveloped.
Susan Cohen, Head of Sales & Lettings at Pastor Real Estate said, “The Lancasters is a spectacular development, with the open green landscape of Hyde Park and the vibrancy of Central London on your doorstep, the development offers a luxurious spa, swimming pool, gymnasium and steam room, with a 24 hour concierge and secure underground parking.
“Interior designed by super-prime experts Itarya, each apartment is finished to a high specification, with the majority facing south with incredible views across Hyde Park, each home has been designed around the grandeur of the architecture and interiors of the Georgian, stucco-fronted Georgian mansions located in Tyburnia.”
Pastor Real Estate currently has two luxury apartments available to let at The Lancasters. The first stunning property, 78 The Lancasters is available to let for £1,850, has it’s own private entrance and has been designed around the grandeur of the original architecture and interior features of the building and is magnificently furnished. The current owner has on display an exact copy of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and tapestry used in the movie, The Da Vinci Code.
The apartment offers; two double bedrooms, reception room, dining room, Fantini bathrooms and fully fitted kitchen with excellent storage throughout and comfort cooling.
The second property available to let through Pastor Real Estate is also in The Lancasters, for £1,800 per week. The apartment has a private gated entrance and provides; double bedrooms, reception room, dining room, Fantini bathrooms and fully fitted kitchen with excellent storage throughout and comfort cooling.
Both apartments at The Lancasters are available to rent through Pastor Real Estate, to book a viewing or for further information, contact 020 3195 9595 or visit: www.pastor-realestate.com.