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Historical London: Grade II listed properties from £420k

By Jan Moys

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London boasts some of the world's finest historic architecture, from mansions and palaces to beautifully-preserved mews houses and terraces. With many larger heritage buildings now being converted for residential use, the cost of owning a slice of history in the capital could be less than you think. We take a look at seven Grade II listed properties ranging from £6.5 million down to just £420,000.

Canning Place, Kensington, W8

£6,500,000 | 5 bedroom house

Starting at the upper end of the spectrum, this remarkable five bedroom Kensington home is part of a terrace of 10 houses built around 1840. Ideally situated on a quiet street between High Street Kensington and South Kensington stations, this prestigious property offers five bedrooms, a generous kitchen/dining area, double reception room and beautifully appointed interiors throughout.

Hungerford Road, Hillmarton Conservation Area, N7

£2,150,000 | 6 bedroom house

The Hilmarton Conservation Area in Lower Holloway was built around 1860-70. Close to Caledonian Road tube station and benefitting from regenerated Kings Cross to the south, it is a leafy and historic area offering an ideal combination of seclusion and convenience. This six bedroom house over four floors includes stylish period features and a spacious 75' garden to the rear.

Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, EC1V

£1,999,999 | 5 bedroom house

Home to the main campus of City, London University, Northampton Square also boasts historic properties dating back to its construction in the 19th century. The square was originally known for its artisan residents, such as jewellers, clockmakers and silversmiths, and the area is still known for its creative industries today. Arranged over five floors, this impressive townhouse includes a private roof terrace and courtyard.

Remington Street, Angel, N1

£1,475,000 | 3 bedroom house

Islington has more than its fair share of historic properties, including this beautiful Georgian terrace close to Angel tube station. Arranged over five floors, this historic property retains many original features and features a decked roof terrace overlooking surrounding buildings that represent a wonderful variety of architectural styles and eras.

Richmond Hill, Richmond, TW10

£1,450,000 | 2 bedroom apartment

This imposing development at the top of Richmond Hill is a breathtaking conversion of the historic Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen, designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and completed in 1924. The site was originally the location of the Star & Garter Hotel, which once hosted a glittering array of royalty, nobility and celebrated artists. Charles Dickens held a party here in 1851 to celebrate the publication of David Copperfield, while other notable guests included Napoleon III and Queen Victoria.

Catherine Grove, Greenwich, SE10

OIEO £710,000 | 2 bedroom flat

This, the original Royal Kent Dispensary hospital building, bears the royal crest on its facade thanks to the patronage of Queen Victoria in 1837. Instituted in 1783, this remarkable building has been developed into apartments, including this spacious two bedroom property that includes a wealth of original architectural detailing and exposed brickwork.

Royal Herbert Pavilions, Shooters Hill, SE18

£420,000 | 2 bedroom flat

This spacious apartment is located within the developed Royal Herbert Pavilions – once England's first dedicated military hospital. Built in 1865, the hospital was a monument to Florence Nightingale, who had pioneered modern surgical techniques and sanitary standards that would go on to save millions of lives. The residential conversion was completed in 1995, creating 228 apartments and a spa/fitness/leisure area at the heart of the complex.

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