The Surrey Dispensary, SE1


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Located in the heart of Borough is this spectacular Grade II Listed Freehold Warehouse Building known as The Surrey Dispensary with vast double height ceilings and a 40 ft x 20 ft reception room with light flooding in from the skylights above and the six large windows within the room.

The accommodation is vast, extending in all directions over four storeys and offers flexible living space. There is a dark room, there was a separate flat (which Zoe Wanamaker lived in at one time) and was also used as a Nanny's flat and could easily be restored. There are quirky vaults ideal for wine storage as well as three large bedrooms, three bathrooms, study and utility areas.

The property exudes charm with its many period features (including original fireplaces), parquet flooring and high ceilings.

It is conveniently located to many places, attractions and fantastic transport facilities of the area.

Nearby is Borough Market which is London's most renowned food market; a source of exceptional British and international produce and home to many top quality restaurants.
The Southbank is the cultural heart of London and home to some of the city"s most iconic attractions. With Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The Tate Modern, The Royal Festival Hall, and The British Film Institute and IMAX nearby.

The Dispensary is an easy walk to the City, with transport options that include Borough Underground station (Northern Line), London Bridge underground station (Jubilee and Northern tube lines) as well as the mainline station (Trains which head directly to Luton Airport, Gatwick Airport and Brighton), Thames Clipper services and a large bus depot. Pubs and restaurants are also nearby, with exciting walks and views along the Thames.

Shad Thames and Bermondsey Street are also within walking distance.

One of only six FREEHOLD buildings in the conservation area, the rest of the houses being leasehold and held in trust.

The Surrey Dispensary was founded in 1777, it is thought to have been the oldest philanthropic charity to operate in London, it moved to its current location in 1827.

It was established by doctors, with the backing of philanthropic donors, to supply medicines to the poor of the parish and services to "lying-in" women.

Prior owners of the house include the Swedish actress and film director Mai Zetterling and American actor and film director Sam Wanamaker, who was a leading figure in the recreation of nearby Shakespeare"s Globe Theatre.

Property Features

  • Excellent transport links
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Perfect For entertaining
  • Roof terrace
  • Stunning terrace
  • Solid wooden floors