About the Apartment
This flat epitomises the ideal City of London pied-a-terre. Located on the raised ground floor with only a few steps from the entrance of the building, offers privacy and easy access to come and go at any time, day or night. The flat has a cleverly thought interior design which resembles a hotel suite, with a separate and more intimate sleeping area to the back, a practical shower room, an open plan reception with a compact but fully equipped kitchen, and a seating and dining area close to the front windows. The flat, which benefits from wooden floors throughout, also has a separate hallway at the entrance which provides extra sound insulation, storage and a built-in cupboard/utility room. In addition to the internal features the flat includes an underground parking space accessed via a car lift from street level.
About the Building
This building is on land that is owned by the Drapers’ Company of the City of London and on which was formerly situated a Trinity Bonded Warehouse. The Drapers’ Company has its origin as a medieval guild and goes back to the 14th century.
One Pepys Street is a private block of luxury apartments built by Galliard in 2002. The building is superbly located in the City of London just two minutes’ walk from the Tower of London. Having a prominent stone façade which gives it grandeur, the block offers modern and practical interiors with an outstanding Concierge team, lift, stylish communal areas, and a large underground parking.
About the Area
Pepys Street is not a long-established street and did not exist until about 1912. Previously there was a short street called Colchester Street leading off Coopers Row and ending at Savage Gardens. Land further west, at what is now the junction with Seething Lane, had long been the site of the Navy Office and nearby had stood Crutched Friars House. About 1912 the former Colchester Street was extended to connect Coopers Row with Seething Lane and the result was Pepys Street – named after Samuel Pepys who worked and lived nearby.
Samuel Pepys, the 17th century English diarist lived and worked in Seething Lane at the Navy Office which stood on what is now Seething Gardens. In 1660 Pepys was appointed as Clerk of the Acts to the Navy Board and in 1673 he was appointed Secretary to the Admiralty Board. Pepys effectively created the Admiralty as a department of state and dominated naval administration for almost thirty years. Samuel Pepys finally retired in 1688 but is better known for his diary written between 1660 and 1669. The diary provides one of the few eye witness accounts of the Great Fire of London which devastated the City of London in 1666. Pepys and his wife are buried at St Olave’s church in Hart Street.
Nowadays, Tower Hill offers an array of restaurants and bars alongside the world-famous historical sites of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. New hotels, from the cool Citizen M with its vibrant roof bar, to the uber luxurious Four Seasons have made this an upmarket location with few privileged residents, as there are only a handful of residential buildings in the area. There are also many shopping options in Fenchurch Street area only moments from the building.
Nearby transport connections include Tower Hill underground station (District and Circle Lines), Tower Gateway Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street stations and a wide selection of bus routes. Being within the City of London, this location is within walking distance to the London headquarters of many global banks, financial institutions and other corporations.