Evening Standard New Homes Awards - Best London Home 2019
Apartment 55 is a first floor one bedroom apartment hosting 544 sq ft of light and airy living space. The open plan kitchen/living/dining area is bright thanks to the full-height glazed sliding doors which open out onto the private terrace with views over the podium gardens.
Matt white handleless cabinets in the kitchen area add to the feeling of light elegance. These are paired with Silestone worktops and painted glass splashbacks. To make cooking enjoyable and kitchen chores easy, a complete range of integrated appliances from Siemens are installed, with the washer/dryer located in the hall cupboard. For a finishing touch, choose from a range of practical yet beautiful hardwood herringbone flooring for the kitchen/dining/living room.**
The bedroom enjoys built-in wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors and carpeted floors for a cosy finish. The bathroom features a bespoke vanity unit with integrated washbasin.
The Glasshouse building is the focal point of the London Square Caledonian Road development. It offers beautiful views over the neighbouring Market Square Gardens and is flanked by two private podium gardens. It has a large glass-fronted entrance lobby, which houses the 24-hour concierge. Across its nine storeys, The Glasshouse is home to a range of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments all with a private terrace.
Affectionately known as 'The Cally', Caledonian Road is undergoing a renaissance. This is a historic area of central London with amazing potential, located between the spectacular regeneration zone just north of King's Cross, and the long-established, sought after neighbourhood of Islington.
Every London neighbourhood, no matter how urban, has welcoming parks and pockets of green, and Caledonian Road is no exception. Just around the corner from London Square Caledonian Road is Caledonian Park, who's Grade II listed clock tower is a remnant from the days when the park was the Metropolitan Cattle market. Market Road Gardens is next to Caledonian Park and combines a nature conservation area with sports pitches and Islington Tennis Centre.
London Square Caledonian Road is an extremely well-connected location with the choice of London Underground from Caledonian Road station and Overground from Caledonian Road and Barnsbury. Both stations are within 6 minutes' walk*. The journey time to Leicester Square is10 minutes* and Knightsbridge is 16 minutes* from Caledonian Road station.
International links are very good too. The Piccadilly line runs direct to Heathrow Airport. It's also just one station, or 3 minutes, from Caledonian Road to King's Cross St Pancras International, London's Eurostar Terminal*.
Eating out areas close to London Square Caledonian Road are numerous and all offer something different. Islington's Upper Street, in particular, gives the impression of having a different restaurant every few yards. They include the original branch of Ottolenghi, Mexican at Wahaca, American burgers at Five Guys, tapas at La Farola, cocktails at Hoxley & Porter, gastropub fare at the Duke of Cambridge and many more.
To the west, restaurants, pubs, cocktail bars and cafés of every description cluster around Camden Town, where Japanese, Turkish, Thai and American Deep South cooking can be all tried. On the eastern side in Hoxton and Shoreditch, the choices are just as diverse and include Peruvian, classic French, southern Italian and Scandinavian.
In King's Cross, all life is focused on Granary Square where you can eat at Caravan, Grain Store, Dishoom and the German Gymnasium. Within the gothic extravagance of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Marcus Wareing brings his celebrated talents to the Gilbert Scott restaurant.
As well as the famous retail allure of London's West End, which is just a short tube journey away, residents of London Square Caledonian Road have a good choice of shopping areas closer to home.
Islington is an enticing option for the discerning shopper. Upper Street is lined with shops, many specialising in original furnishings and fashion. Camden Passage, traditionally renowned for its many antique dealers, has now expanded its offerings to include gourmet foods, jewellery, and even a trendy knitting shop.
Inside St Pancras International Station, there's a whole indoor street of shops where some excellent brands can be found: Whistles, L K Bennett, Gant, The White Company, Cath Kidston, Thomas Pink and Neal's Yard to name just a few. As Granary Square develops, more retailers are setting up shop in areas such as Pancras Square, King's Boulevard and Canalside.
Anyone curious about culture finds endless inspiration in London. Its theatre scene, museums, galleries and music venues, ranging from opera houses to rock stadiums, have given it a well-deserved reputation for arts and entertainment.
Locally to London Square Caledonian Road, cultural venues include the Almeida Theatre, King's Head Theatre, Sadler's Wells and the Estorick Collection in Islington, while Kings Palace in Kings Cross provides an exciting new space for music and performance of every genre.
In King's Cross, Granary Square is the setting for a year-long programme of events, performances and activities, such as big-screen sports occasions, family festivals, Fashion Week shows, food markets and concerts.
External computer generated image depicts London Square Caledonian Road and is indicative only. Internal images depict the Show Apartment at London Square Caledonian Road and are indicative only. *Travel times sourced from tfl and Google Maps. **Please ask your Sales Executive for detail of options and upgrades. Details are correct as of May 2019.