Anyone know of any good loft buildings in Central London? Looking for exposed brick and piping with 12 foot+ ceilings for a single guy. Looking for at least 500 sq feet. Budget is £5000/month. Thanks.

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£5000 a month?? How much are you making if you don't mind me asking, and how many YOE?

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I make about £440k total comp (keeping US salary on international assignment). I’m an L7 principal product manager with 8 YOE from NYC (29 years old). Just living in London temporarily for work.

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I found this 2 BR loft in Clerkenwell for only £4500. Going to take this one. Seems like a good deal. Thanks all.

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If I was on an international assignment to London with £4.5k to spend on rent I wouldn't choose Clerkenwell... it's a pretty dull area dedicated to city workers who pull stupid hours and want to live sensibly close.

If you want the "I'm rich but get insecure when people call me posh" vibe then Shoreditch would be a goog bet.

Otherwise if you want the stereotypical English London for internationals there's Chelsea. If Chelsea is too instagrammy for you then Marylebone and Hampstead are less blingy versions.

If you want to be the rich bohemian artsy type, then you can go for the Southbank.

If you want a shit ton of stuff to do right outside your door then go for Soho/Fitzrovia.

Let me guess with that spec and budget you are moving from NYC? Lofts aren’t really a thing here.. you might find something round Old Street/further east or potentially north, though will be really hard to find. Plenty of options for that budget if you drop the loft style requirements though

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Best bet is to look for a Georgian or Edwardian as there are plenty of these and they have high ceilings. Granted, not as high as a loft but short of trying a warehouse conversion, this might be a good way to go. Good luck with your search!

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A friend of mine found a beautiful loft between Kings Cross and Angel if that helps - probably about half the price though so it might not be nice enough

Thanks, I’ll do some research.

We just bought exactly what you’re looking for in SE London lol, 1500sqf. Recommendation is to look for old builds/warehouse conversions. None of the new builds in London will give you the space or height you want! We can rent you ours for £5k though, NO PROBLEM 😂

Congrats. Sounds like a dream place. 1500sqf is huge. How tall are your ceilings?

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