After being erased from the revised edition of Monopoly, the world-famous board game, Pentonville Road appeared to be a dead address in new-look London. Not so.
The location is very much up-and-coming, being only moments from the giant King’s Cross regeneration zone and the new Eurostar station at St Pancras.
'Normally such a package is available only at expensive luxury developments'
Glamorous new flats have arrived - 48 “Sky Apartments”, all for rent, in a funky-design tower giving jaw-dropping views of central London.
Though bijou - studios and one-bedroom flats, the smallest a mere 328 sq ft - they are crisp and contemporary, with floor-to-ceiling windows and fully furnished and equipped with plasma televisions and broadband.
Rents start at £325 a week. Call 020 7240 2255. Underground parking, bike storage and maid service are optional pay-as-you-go extras.
“There’s nothing else like it on the market - normally such a package is available only at expensive luxury developments,” says Lisa Hollands of estate agent EA Shaw, whose usual patch is Covent Garden and tips King’s Cross as the next hot place for young about-towners.
The building’s lobby has a concierge reception and resembles that of a corporate headquarters. The developer/operator is Blackstone Group, which owns the London Eye and Center Parcs.
The apartments occupy the upper floors of a posh student accommodation block called Nido - Spanish for “nest”.
Nido provides hotel-like suites to mainly well-heeled overseas students who can afford higher rents, typically £200 a week for a “cube” with shared cooking facilities.
Tenants at Sky Apartments can use a separate private entrance at the rear of the building.