The historic apartment was home to Churchill when he learnt Edward VIII intended to marry Wallace Simpson and where he read the King's speech detailing his abdication.
Westminster, London (PRWEB UK) 8 March 2012
Knight Frank have brought to market the former home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1930-1939 in his so-called Wilderness Years.
The historic apartment, located on the fifth and sixth floor, overlooking Westminster Cathedral was home to Churchill when he learnt Edward VIII intended to marry Wallace Simpson and where he read the draft of the King's proposed wireless broadcast detailing his impending abdication. When Churchill left the apartment in 1939 he left as First Lord of the Admiralty and to his desk at the War Cabinet. The rest, as they say, is history.
The property to let in Westminster, SW1 is currently available unfurnished, for rent at £2,250 per week through Knight Frank Belgravia lettings.
The apartment is close to the transport links of Victoria with Underground Station (District, Circle and Victoria lines), main line railway including Gatwick Express. It is also located close to all the amenities of Westminster and Victoria.
The flat benefits from a large entrance hall, three interconnecting reception rooms perfect for entertaining on a large scale and has recently been refurbished to a high standard.
Accommodation includes master bedroom with en suite bathroom, a further two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a further bedroom, guest cloakroom, two reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, study, roof terrace, lift access, porter services.
This is not the first time Knight Frank have managed property related to Churchill. In 1922, the firm sold Chartwell (his family home in Kent, now owned by the National Trust), to him.
For further information, please contact Belgravia Letting Agents:
Lucy Hunnisett, Lettings Administrator, Knight Frank LLP, 020 7881 7730
Tom Smith, Associate, Head of Belgravia Lettings, Knight Frank LLP, 020 7881 7730
Notes to Editors
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