Duplex flats at The Bear Pit in Bankside

The Bear has two duplex maisonettes just a stone's throw from The Globe and Tate Modern.
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For generations, the only house on Bankside was the heritage-plaque property lived in by Sir Christopher Wren during the building of St Paul’s Cathedral. Now two “new” houses have been carved from a listed Victorian warehouse alongside two of London’s top tourist attractions, Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. 

The two duplex maisonettes are in a Grade II-listed building, above, appropriately called The Bear Pit, a reference to the Elizabethan sport of bear baiting that used to take place on Bankside. With up to 2,700sq ft of space spread across two floors, the homes offer loft-style living in a period freehold property with its own front door and direct access from the street.

Set behind a handsome low-rise building of mellow yellow brick, the houses are an enticing alternative to the large-scale apartment schemes and skyscrapers going up along this strip of riverside. Each has a huge open-plan living/kitchen area with exposed roof trusses, plus a courtyard terrace.  Priced at £2.75 million. Call selling agent Jackson-Stops & Staff on 020 7664 6649. 

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