Queen Anne’s Gate is located parallel with Bird Cage Walk and St James’s Park, close to world renowned and iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.
A location steeped in history and widely regarded for its exquisitely preserved examples of 18th Century architecture. It is tranquil and attractive, blending history with the modern world, and combining a sense of ‘country‘ with urban life too.
Westminster and Victoria have seen significant redevelopment in recent years: vast expansion and improvement of retail and residential offerings have seen the area re-join the traditional trophy enclaves that are recognised as ‘Prime Central London’.
A destination and ‘lifestyle hub’ boasting Michelin star restaurants from Michel Roux Jnr, Tom Kerridge and Andrew Wong; fashion houses from Mulberry and Tom Ford; a Curzon Cinema; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Other Palace’ theatre and studio; St John’s Concert Hall at Smith Square; the Tate Britain Gallery, and all in addition to the offerings in St James’s, the West End and nearby Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge.
Local transport connections include St James’s Park and Westminster underground stations providing District and Circle Line and Jubilee Line access. Victoria Station provides underground services and mainline rail with national network connections including the Gatwick Express.
This is a significant and elegant London house, located in what is regarded as one of the best preserved areas of eighteenth century domestic architecture in London.
Grade I listed and dating to between 1775 and 1778, this house is distinguished by a ‘blue plaque’ marking it as the birth place of Lord Palmerston who was Prime Minister in 1855 -1858 and 1859-1865.
Meticulously restored as a family home in 2000-2003, this is a property boasting many significant historical architectural features, including carved fire places of marble and Sicilian jasper; an exceptional central sandstone staircase with iron balustrading and a delicate mahogany rail, with cupola above; and most notably, important features of the drawing room and library are exquisite ceiling paintings by renowned Swiss painter Angelica Kauffman RA (1741-1807).
Accommodation is arranged over six floors and comprises three grand rooms: ground floor dining room, first floor drawing room and library. The principal rooms benefit from a spectacular outlook onto Birdcage Walk and St James’s Park. The private garden accessed from the kitchen is in fact licensed from the Royal Parks Authority, and so direct access to this most tranquil and iconic Royal Park is a true privilege.
Two private terraces (one on the top floor) provide an excellent vantage point to view many of London’s most renowned landmarks and events: from Whitehall to the ‘London Eye’ and ‘Telecom Tower’; London’s Marathon and New Year’s Eve Fire work display, to the daily sounds of military rehearsals and parades.
This is a distinctly historic and quintessential central London home.
Summary of Accommodation:
Arranged over six floors, accessed by a central staircase, the accommodation briefly comprises:
• 6/7 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
• Grand ground floor dining room
• First floor grand drawing room and separate library
• Kitchen with informal dining room and direct garden access
• Informal sitting room
• Reception room
• Lower ground floor garden* accessing Birdcage Walk and St James’s Park; two further terraces with park views.
• Wine cellar and further under pavement storage vaults
*The current annual license fee for the garden is £960 per annum, subject to review