And, with the regular threat of Tube strikes, there has never been a better reason to invest in a city-centre crash pad. Walking to work from Square Mile homes can be the solution to getting around strikes. At St Mary At Hill, tucked away in an EC3 conservation area between Monument and the Bank of England, 10 flats have been carved from a listed maritime insurance building.
The prestigious scheme comes with a marbled entrance foyer, and flats feature either terrace or courtyard space. Prices from £850,000. Call Galliard on 020 7620 1500.