Wesminster flats that aren't just for the ministry

Millbank is a well-kept residential district with a growing number of new apartment schemes, many of which are former ministry buildings.

Behind Millbank, the riverside strip best known for Tate Britain, lies a quiet, well-kept residential district with a mix of private, council and charitable housing and a growing number of new apartment schemes.

The latter are often redevelopments of former ministry buildings, such as Abell & Cleland House in John Islip Street where homes start at £1.81 million. Call 020 7720 4000. 

Vincent Square is the neighbourhood's best address, with homes overlooking 13 acres of private playing fields owned by Westminster School. Douglas House, above, moments from the square, is an office-toresidential conversion with 10 stylish two- and three-bedroom flats. Prices from £1.53 million. Call Hamptons International on 020 7834 4771. 

Great Minster House is another redevelopment of offices into luxury flats, which are reached via a grand entrance foyer. Prices from £975,000. Call 0844 811 4321.

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