London's Georgian townhouses are among the capital's most sought-after properties. Built between the reign of George I and George VI (1714-1830), these historic homes are brighter and more spacious than those constructed in the preceding era. Grand Georgian terraces line the streets and squares of prestigious neighbourhoods like Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Notting Hill, and many of these houses have been converted into apartments. We take a look at 10 beautiful Georgian houses and apartments around the city that offer a slice of historic charm for every budget.
Montpelier Square, Knightsbridge, SW7
£10,950,000 | 6 bedroom house
This magnificent four bedroom townhouse is located on the north side of Montpelier Square, set within a terrace built by Chelsea bricklayer John Souter towards the end of the Georgian period. Six floors of accommodation includes lift access throughout, beautiful interiors, a courtyard garden and roof terrace, plus separate staff quarters.
Ossington Street, Notting Hill, W2
£3,000,000 | 4 bedroom house
A truly standout period home in Notting Hill, this three-storey property is located on Ossington Street, built just after the end of the Georgian period and incorporating much of the style of the era. Attractive contemporary interiors, a roof terrace, balcony and spacious open-plan kitchen/dining area combine to create a hugely appealing family home in the heart of one of London's most sought-after areas.
Vanbrugh Castle, Greenwich, SE10
£2,500,000 | 4 bedroom apartment
Vanbrugh Castle was built in 1719 by the architect and dramatist Sir John Vanbrugh, who lived in the property from 1719 - 1726. This apartment occupies an entire wing of the castle, and includes a spectacular roof terrace, separate annexe living quarters and access to the 2.5 acres of communal gardens.
Southgate Road, Islington, N1
£1,660,000 | 6 bedroom house
This expansive Grade II listed Georgian house close to Upper Street boasts a private rear garden, off-street parking and bathroom suites to four of the six bedrooms. A large reception space and two kitchens make this the perfect home for entertaining guests, while the bright, modern interiors across four floors provide plenty of space for larger families.
Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, EC1V
£1,999,999 | 5 bedroom house
This imposing five-bedroom listed Georgian house overlooks the lawns and bandstand of Northampton Square Gardens in Clerkenwell. Contemporary interiors and modern fixtures blend perfectly with period features, while the courtyard and roof terrace provide welcome outside space, all just a few moments from the lively entertainments of Angel and Old Street.
Highbury Park, Highbury, N5
£700,000 | 2 bedroom flat
This attractive lower ground floor garden flat is located within the grand Georgian terrace of Highbury Park, close to Highbury Fields and the shops and amenities of Blackstock Road. Original features are cleverly blended with the contemporary interiors, with a striking fireplace in the reception space blending perfectly with the polished wood floor and bright white décor.
Imperial Court, Kennington, SE11
£575,000 | 1 bed flat
Set within the magnificent Grade II listed Imperial Court building in Kennington, this one-bedroom apartment offers historic style and modern decor with impressive communal facilities. The on-site gym, spa and sauna are all newly-refurbished, while nearby amenities in Kennington, Vauxhall and Oval make this a highly appealing home.
Highbury Crescent, Highbury and Islington, N5
£550,000 | 1 bed flat
One of the most sought-after addresses in Islington, Highbury Crescent overlooks the 29 acres of green space that forms Highbury Fields. This handsome one-bedroom apartment sits on the lower ground floor of the stunning Wilmington House, offering bright, spacious accommodation with immense historic charm.
Harewood Avenue, Marylebone, NW1
£425,000 | 1 bedroom flat
Constructed in the decade after the end of the Georgian period, this beautiful terrace in Marylebone carries many of the architectural features typical of the previous era. This one-bedroom apartment provides bright, contemporary living space within a characterful period property.
Belgrave Road, Pimlico, SW1V
£285,000 | Studio
This compact but perfectly-located Pimlico studio would make a superb pied-a-terre with grand Georgian style. Located close to Pimlico underground station, this compact but attractive studio is also within easy walking distance of the river and Vauxhall station / bus terminus.
Want to know more about London's period properties? Learn how to tell if your property is Georgian, Victorian, or Edwardian, or find out what it takes to be one of the UK's top House Historians in our interview with author and TV historian Mel Backe-Hansen.