Penthouse in Former London Shoe Factory With Beatles Connection Asks £8,450 per Month
The Anello Building in Camden made the famous Beatle boot in the 1960s
A penthouse apartment at London’s Anello Building, a former factory turned luxury development, is available to rent for £8,450 (US$10,980) per month.
The building in London’s Camden neighborhood, an area best known for its arts and music scene, was once the Anello and Davide shoe factory, an esteemed brand that produced the famed Beatle boot in the 1960s.
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The creation of the boot reportedly came about when the Beatles, while visiting the company’s store in London, commissioned four pairs of Anello and Davide’s Chelsea boots but with the addition of a Cuban heel and a more pointed toe.
The shoe’s association with the band led the style to surge in popularity across the 1960s, and the lines to buy the boots would sometimes be more than a quarter of a mile long.
The three-bedroom penthouse, which was listed in December, is one of 22 units in the building and spans 1,744 square feet, according to a news release from listing agency Aston Chase.
It has floor-to-ceiling windows, an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a glass-fronted terrace.
“The Anello Building has a fun and artistic history that has been expressed through the design of the apartments,” Ben Sloane, director of lettings at Aston Chase, said in the release.
The unit “will command a lot of demand due to impeccable design and a great location,” he added.
London’s rental market has seen its prices surge, and they’re set to grow even further over the next five years as a result of strong demand and shrinking supply.
Rental inventory has been hindered by a number of tax changes that have made the sector far less auspicious for landlords, and supply is being bolstered by would-be buyers shunning pricey purchases in a time of political uncertainty, Mansion Global previously reported.
Monthly rental values are expected to rise a cumulative 10% between 2020 and 2024.