Alchemi Group


7-12 Leinster Square featured in The Telegraph

Property of the week


A green plaque commemorating William Henry Hudson, founder of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, adorns this Grade II listed terrace, writes Sophie Christie.

Inside there are subtle nods to the naturalist, and to the garden square in front of the property. There are large windows that flood it with natural light, and tropical plants throughout.

This palatial pad, created by Alchemi Group and overseen by English Heritage, consists of 3,568 sq ft of living space over four floors. There are four bedrooms and a private landscaped terrace, offering leafy views of the garden square, which is for the use of local residents only.

There is a large open-plan kitchen and dining room, and the apartment also comes with the usual trappings of a luxury home in the capital: a concierge, media room, and access to a spa and gym, befitting of any new owner of this Notting Hill abode.

The location of the property is perhaps its biggest selling point. Fashionable Portobello market is a five-minute walk away, which Westbourne Grove is around the corner. It's a stone's throw from two-Michelin star restaurant The Ledbury, and London's oldest working cinema, Soho House's Electric Cinema. Visit these trendy celebrity hangouts and you might just spot local residents Stella McCartney and Claudia Schiffer.

Prospective buyers will get to enjoy London's biggest two-day street party, the Notting Hill carnival, every August bank holiday weekend, with the procession winding its way along Westbourne Grove. Number 9 Leinster Square is on the market with Savills for £5.9 million (; 0207 727 5750)