The Victorian era saw a substantial increase in housebuilding in London, leaving a legacy of solidly-built homes across the capital. Often terraced, and with elaborate decorative detailing commonly added towards the end of the period, these properties are now highly sought-after period homes. Whether modernised entirely within or preserving original interior features, these ten examples demonstrate the beauty and practicality of London's Victorian homes over a wide range of price points.
Cromwell Grove, Brook Green, W6
6 bedroom house | £3,399,000
This spectacular Victorian family home close to Shepherd's Bush offers expansive, fully-refurbished living space over five floors. Fixtures and fittings are bespoke throughout, while the bi-folding doors onto a beautiful landscaped rear garden make this the ideal home for entertaining.
Grange Park, Ealing, W5
5 bedroom house | £2,850,000
Ideally located close to Ealing Common, this detached Victorian property has been refurbished and extended to create a remarkable family home. Five bedrooms and five en suites provide comfortable accommodation, while the large extended kitchen and dining room opens internally onto the reception room and also out onto the spacious rear garden. A garden studio also provides useful office or studio space away from the main house.
Gironde Road, Fulham, SW6
5 bedroom house | £2,200,000
This five bedroom house on a quiet road in the heart of Fulham has been remodelled and decorated with an outstanding contemporary finish throughout. The open plan reception and dining space on the ground floor features two open fireplaces and attractive coving and ceiling rose plasterwork. Other highlights include the generous master bedroom and cinema room on the first floor.
Fordwych Road, West Hampstead, NW2
6 bedroom house | £2,000,000
Another beautiful detached five bedroom home, this time in the sought-after suburb of West Hampstead. The large kitchen and dining space leads down into a large reception area that opens out onto the spacious rear garden. The front driveway provides practical off-street parking and proximity to both Cricklewood overground and Kilburn tube stations offers easy transport routes around the city.
Farleigh Road, Stoke Newington, N16
5 bedroom house | £1,900,000
Stoke Newington is an attractive and creative neighbourhood with an outstanding stock of fine Victorian homes. This five bedroom terraced house is located in the popular area between Dalston and Stoke Newington, and retains many original features that give the property a uniquely historic feel.
Heathfield Road, Acton, W3
6 bedroom house | £1,765,000
This red brick semi-detached house was built in 1882 and offers huge amounts of space and character over its four floors. Original features abound, including covings, tiled fireplaces and wood bannisters, while the stunning rear garden also includes a versatile outbuilding.
St James Drive, Wandsworth Common, SW17
5 bedroom house | £1,600,000
With five bedrooms and three floors of living space, this large Victorian property just south of Wandsworth Common would make an attractive and convenient home. Striking original features add plenty of period character, while two fitted kitchens offer added practicality for larger or extended families looking for a property to share.
Earlsfield Road, Earlsfield, SW18
5 bedroom house | £1,500,000
This stunning three-story terraced house in Earlsfield has been stylishly redecorated throughout, with two striking reception areas and a secluded rear garden. Off-street parking to the front of the property, a practical cellar space and a beautiful bay window to the master bedroom are other features that boost the appeal of this contemporary home.
Anchor and Hope Lane, Charlton, SE7
4 bedroom house | £650,000
Moving to the east of the city now, and over to Charlton for this end-of-terrace Victorian house with freshly-renovated interiors. Four bedrooms and both front and rear gardens offers plenty of living space, while the bay windows to the front and side of the property flood the two reception spaces and master bedroom with light.
Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace, SE19
1 bedroom flat | £365,000
Moving south to Gipsy Hill, we find this charming one bedroom Victorian flat on the raised ground floor. The property boasts a practical layout, with a generous reception and bedroom plus a well-proportioned bathroom and kitchen.
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