Property hotspots come and go but one area creating a buzz that looks set to last is South Woodford in East London. Perfectly positioned on the edge of Epping Forest, but right on the Central line for easy access into the city, this zone four gem has a ‘villagey’ feel like Highgate or Hampstead as well as a happening bar, restaurant and shopping scene, often frequented by celebrities amongst the locals. Even better, the buoyancy of sales activity at Queen Mary’s Gate suggests prices there are still considered very reasonable so you can snap up great value. Telford Homes’ landmark development is located in the heart of South Woodford and has a great selection of one and two bedroom apartments for those wanting to become part of the local “in-crowd”.

Headlining the social scene around South Woodford is the sophisticated Nu Bar in nearby Loughton and Faces in Gants Hill, which has recently undergone a multimillion pound refit. Both bars have long been a favourite with certain TV celebrities as well as footballers from West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur. The latest word on the street is that the Sugar Hut Group is to open a new restaurant and bar in South Woodford and a new venue called Aurora will open soon in Buckhurst Hill.

“There are so many restaurants and fashionable bars within easy walking distance of the development,” says Sharon Hudson, Sales Executive at Queen Mary’s Gate. “Whether it’s the al fresco eating at Ninos and Sol café, fine dining at VK or the fashionable bar scene at Switch, this place feels really buzzing and cosmopolitan. Better still, it always feels very safe to walk around the town.” she continues. Add the area’s lovely designer boutiques and salons, as well as nearby Waitrose and M&S Simply Food into the mix and it’s no wonder that celebrities and those in the know are choosing to live or invest in the area, particularly favouring all the benefits of Queen Mary’s Gate.

There are a number of one and two bedroom apartments currently on sale as part of its latest releases in the Ivory Court and Imperial Heights buildings. All apartments feature high specification kitchens and bathrooms and virtually all include private outdoor space – a balcony or terrace. Many apartments also have the enviable asset of underground parking and all share the beautifully landscaped water gardens, which form a prominent feature in the development.

In addition, Queen Mary’s Gate will feature a 24/seven concierge service to provide residents with added round-the-clock security, to welcome visitors and to take charge of deliveries and other necessities. The service teams will be located in a purposebuilt lodge at the gated entrance.

Sheena Ellwood, Sales and Marketing Director at Telford Homes, comments: “Queen Mary’s Gate is located right on the doorstep of some of the best bars, restaurants and boutiques in the region, so purchasing a home here will give residents the opportunity to become part of South Woodford’s enviable social scene. With fantastic transport links into central London and the capital’s largest open space of Epping Forest close to hand, we’re confident buying here should prove to be an excellent choice.”

Queen Mary’s Gate, formerly the halls of residence for Queen Mary College, is just a a 10-15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station, with direct connections on the Central line to Stratford in just 10 minutes or London Liverpool Street in only 20 minutes. The development is also a short drive from the M11 and the A406 North Circular, providing quick road links into and around London.

Prices at Imperial Heights and Ivory Court, the latest release at Queen Mary’s Gate, start from £222,500. Please call 020 8506 1955 or click on for further information.
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