In the heart of the East End, moments from the Whitechapel Gallery, this striking three-bedroom flat comes with the Freehold for the entire building and is brimming with character and style.

Fordham Street, Whitechapel, 3 Bed. Flat




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Combining convenience with a sense of elevated wonder, this flat is a stunning example of its type. Spread over the three uppermost floors of a Whitechapel terrace, it's steeped in history, yet it has been completely redesigned for modern living.

There are three bedrooms on the first two floors –– all comfortable doubles –– and a pair of boldly decorated bathrooms, including the ensuite that links to the principal bedroom. Being up top, the light is largely uninterrupted, which means rooms are bathed in sunlight. There is also lots of built-in storage, so you don't have to try too hard to keep the place looking immaculate.

The living space with vertiginously high, vaulted ceilings will stop you in your tracks. The four skylights and the wooden beams are an architectural delight, giving the property a genuine feel of urban loft living. Whether cooking in the cool, white kitchen or entertaining in the lounge and dining areas, it's a great space to feel hidden away –– overlooking the rooftops and enjoying the cityscape surrounding you. Plus, what a space for a party!

Whitechapel is one of the city's most diverse and creative neighbourhoods. Take in an exhibition at the nearby Whitechapel Gallery, or soak up the street art. If you want to broaden your horizons, Fordham Street has a dizzying number of culinary and cultural treats on its doorstep. With Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfields just around the corner, you'll never tire of things to do, from global flavours to historic pubs or vintage shopping. And when you need to travel further afield, transport connections are at your fingertips, from bike lanes to bus routes, Overground to Underground. Or simply walk. On foot, you can be on London Bridge in under 30 minutes.


I have spent the best ten years of my life in this property, and being part of this area. It has been a thrilling, colourful and joyful experience. Every few weeks, it feels as if a new restaurant or coffee shop opens up nearby, and I’m never stuck for things to do or places to visit when I have time off.

The flat has felt like an oasis but is well connected with transport links across the city - the arrival of the Elizabeth line has been truly transformative. Saying that, I have made the most of the cycle paths leading straight to central London. I hope the future owners love this place as much as I have!


Energy Performance Certificate (EPC):
Current Energy Rating C. Potential Energy Rating C

Council Tax:
The property falls into Band D (£1,675 in 2023/24) in the borough of Tower Hamlets.

Monthly costs are £45 for electricity, £45 for gas, and £9 for water. These figures are approximate and naturally change seasonally during the year.

The owner holds the freehold for the whole building.
The flat has a share of freehold.

Service charge:
£800 paid annually.

Ground rent:
£100 paid annually.

In the building, there are 2 flats in total.

Recent work:
The current owner has cosmetically updated the flat.

Getting around:
You're spoilt for choice. Being equidistant to Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City lines) and Whitechapel (District and Hammersmith & City lines, plus Elizabeth Line and Overground) means you have fast, convenient connections across the capital and beyond. If you prefer two wheels, various Cycle Highways are nearby, providing high-quality cycle routes across London.

Onward plans:
The owner is actively looking and needs to find.

Anything else:
Whitechapel Gallery is one of London's best contemporary art galleries and is moments from your door. Founded in 1901 to enrich the cultural offer for the people of East London, it's home to nine exhibition spaces, a specialist bookshop, and an acclaimed restaurant. Committed to supporting local artists and communities, many of whom come from, or reflect, the successive waves of migrants that have made Whitechapel and its surrounding areas their home.

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Explore East London

1 Whitechapel Gallery

Exhibitions at this wonderful gallery space are often on the more challenging and side, which makes it a fabulous place to experience emerging talent. Still, it’s a stalwart of the contemporary art scene, and for good reason. For more than a century this beautiful gallery has premiered exhibitions from world-class modern masters such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo, to contemporaries such as Sophie Calle, Gilbert & George and Mark Wallinger. Always welcoming, there are great talks and gatherings, private views and events. Plus while the bookshop is small, there's always a gem to find and after that you can have a very decent coffee and bite to eat in the café…oh and its free entry – one of the last bastions that is.

2 Wilton's Music Hall

A really wonderful, historic, old music hall dating back to 1859, running a mixed programme of live music and theatre. The building is a stunning mix of atmospheric faded grandeur and charm. After being on the edge of demolition for years, it has now been finally restored and opened up to its full potential, all a labour of love which has finally paid off. Last year the project was awarded Building of the Year 2016. This place is really worth a visit, even just for a drink in the magnificent Mahogany Bar and a delicious pizza from the resident Gatherers menu.

3 Brick Lane

Well-known for being the place to go for a good curry, there are also countless bars and restaurants lining the bustling street which runs from Whitechapel all the way to Shoreditch. There is a weekly market with an eclectic mix of goods for sale, street food vendors, vintage clothing shops and street art. Something for everyone, we think.

4 St John Bread & Wine

It’s good to have a restaurant you can rely on for a comfortable interior, good quality, simple food and delicious wine. This place really has stood the test of time, they are consistent in everything they do, and it really works, whether its breakfast lunch or dinner, its all good, particularly the welsh rarebit, and donuts to die for! It’s also very hard not to come out with a bottle of their house red under your arm.

5 Rinkoff Bakery

Whatever tickles your fancy, this iconic bakery has the goods to make you smile. Whether you’re in the mood for challah, sourdough or Danish pastries, you’re covered, And don’t even try leaving before you try their heavenly ‘crodoughs’.