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Legendary author’s London home up for sale

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Knight Frank has put up for sale 16 Young Street, the former home of renowned novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. The property, a Grade II listed freehold building in Kensington, comprises both office and educational space.

16 Young Street dates back to the late seventeenth century and features a double-bowed brown brick frontage. The building was once the home of celebrated English satirist William Thackeray. It was during his time at 16 Young Street that he wrote and published his most famous work, Vanity Fair, the panoramic portrait of English society that is considered a classic of English literature.

Jack Hutchinson, Associate, Institutional Consultancy, at Knight Frank, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase an historical building with a fascinating past in the heart of Kensington, one of London’s most sought-after locations.

“16 Young Street offers contemporary workspace with scope for use as private offices or as an education facility. In addition, there is the opportunity for further refurbishment. This is a unique prospect for investors to acquire an exceptional freehold.”

The property is located just off Kensington High Street, within the Kensington Square Conservation Area, and offers 5,250 sq ft of commercial space, comprising both office and educational premises.

16 Young Street offers outstanding transport links and is close to High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and Notting Hill Gate underground stations, providing fast transportation links to both the West End and the City, through the Circle, District, Central and Piccadilly lines.




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