Archer Street, Bloomsbury, W1D

Properties to rent and for sale on Archer Street, Bloomsbury

Originally known as Arch Street and first mentioned in 1675, the reason for its present name is unknown.

Currently situated in the heart of Soho, it is also home to multiple drinks and entertainment venues including a cocktail lounge and low-lit, polo-themed downstairs bar with sofas and arched booths, viewed as one of the most sophisticated drinking dens in Soho. Archer Street has now also arrived at the Fifth Floor of the prestigious Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.

The image on the front cover of an issue of The Musician magazine from October 1951, titled “Street Scene” is one of Archer Street in London, a narrow back street in Soho which had become known as a meeting point for the West End musicians during the 1920s and the days of mass unemployment during the 1930s.

The reasons that Archer Street became the hub for musicians (rather than, for example, nearby Denmark Street which was the home of music shops and music publishers) wad down to its proximity to work places (nearby theatres and clubs) and places to drink and socialise. Gordon Thompson, the author of Please, Please Me describes the reasons for musicians congregating on Archer Street as being beyond simply “paychecks and contracts,” and as much to do with sharing “stories about gigs, owners, patrons, and, of course, other musicians”.

While the abundance of tea rooms, pubs and members’ clubs in the area undoubtedly contributed to its popularity with musicians, its popularity as a gathering point with musicians stemmed from the 1920s, when the number of musicians working in nearby theatres (The Apollo and The Lyric both had the stage doors which opened into Archer Street) made it an obvious congregation point.

On 27th May 1961, Melody Maker reported that the Police had stopped allowing musicians to gather on Archer Street on Mondays between 2pm and 5pm. It may be that this marked the beginning of the end of Archer Street as a meeting place for musicians. By the end of the decade, the Orchestral Association had closed its doors and the number of musicians employed in theatre orchestras declined as yet another sea-change in music employment and the music business took place in the sixties. And, though Archer Street survived as a musical hub through the musical changes of the twenties and thirties and the societal ones of World War II and its aftermath, the sixties were a change too far: musical and social changes combined to change the face of not just Archer Street, but Soho more generally.

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Property To Rent near Archer Street, Bloomsbury

£425 pw* (£1,847 pcm) - Let in Mar 22
One bedroom flat located on the third floor of this building in central Covent Garden.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
London Charing Cross (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.2M)
Embankment (0.2M)
£425 pw* (£1,847 pcm) - Let in Mar 22
Set in the heart of Fitzrovia is this beautifully presented apartment on the second floor of an attractive Georgian building. The property benefits from sleek, modern decor, fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and double glazed windows. Ideal from professionals and students alike.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Goodge Street (0.3M)
Great Portland Street (0.3M)
Oxford Circus (0.3M)
£450 pw* (£1,955 pcm) - Let in Jan 00
Benefiting from a complete refurbishment throughout, with brand new open plan kitchen and newly installed shower room, this wonderful third floor apartment is ideally suited to a single professional or mature student.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Goodge Street (0.1M)
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Oxford Circus (0.4M)

Property For Sale near Archer Street, Bloomsbury

For ambitious individuals, well-heeled couples or growing families, Marylebone Square is the perfect home for those looking for high-quality living in a comfortable environment. Refined, elegant and intuitively designed, each apartment is generously spacious, yet warmly intimate. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass sliding doors invite an influx of natural light - giving each space a bright and capacious feel. Whether you are hosting dinner parties for friends or birthday parties for little ones, the airy, open-plan layout makes it the ideal place for a get together. At Marylebone Square you are perfectly placed. You can easily get to Paddington, Marylebone and Baker Street Stations, or Bond Street Underground where the Elizabeth Line will connect you to Heathrow Airport or Paris via the Eurostar. For entertainment, hail a cab to the Royal Opera House and London's West End, or take a stroll to Selfridges. For weekend walks and relaxing summer evenings, Paddington Street Gardens serves as your very own back garden, while Hyde Park is just down the road. Completion expected 2022 with a 999 year lease.
2 bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Bond Street (0.3M)
Baker Street (0.4M)
Regent's Park (0.4M)
Extremely bright and spacious studio flat now available, moments from LSE and the Inns of Court. This modern apartment is located in a secure, portered block in a desirable location close to the City of London and Holborn with Central line and Piccadilly line connections. It has been newly refurbished throughout with wooden flooring, repainted with modern blinds on all windows. The large double glazed windows allow floods of natural light into the space with views onto an historic church, high up on 4th floor with no neighbours compromising privacy. A rare opportunity for a pied a terre or quiet modern home for one in central London. Clifford's Inn itself was once named the 'Inns of Chancery' and dates back to 1344 when Law in the City of London was taught by the Clergy, past students include barrister Edward Coke and Jurist John Seldon. Residences at Clifford's Inn have been home to famed writer Virginia Woolf, former Lord Mayor Sir John Stuttard and High Court Judge Sir Ernest Ryder. The area itself has seen much change in recent years with many residential developments appearing and within such close proximity to both the City and London's West End, it is easy to see why. Fetter Lane is located within the City of London's ward of Farringdon without and is moments from bars, restaurants and retail, the area is ideal for any purchaser hoping to find a weekday base in London or an excellent buy-to-let investment The property is conveniently positioned between Chancery Lane, Temple and Blackfriars underground stations and City Thameslink station is within 10 minutes walk of the property.
1 Bathroom
Chancery Lane (0.3M)
City Thameslink (0.3M)
Temple (0.3M)
£575,000 - Under Offer
This outstanding apartment is set on the fourth floor of a Victorian property on Coptic Street, just around the corner from the famous British Museum. The apartment's interior is spacious due to its efficient utilisation of space. The fully-integrated L-shaped kitchen serves well to define the boundaries between kitchen and living space of the open plan reception. Hard wood flooring extends past the reception and in to the bedroom ' a good-sized double with West-facing windows and ample storage space. Similarly, the bathroom is well thought-out and offers a number of modern touches. Built in 1881, this beautiful Victorian building full of character was converted from the employee quarters of the Dairy Company where milk was delivered and distributed to local homes and businesses for many years. The property's location is enviable due to its proximity to Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, and Holborn tube stations ' offering access to the Northern, Central, and Piccadilly lines as well as a direct train to all 5 of Heathrow's terminals. The arrival of the Elizabeth line will also offer direct services from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Moreover, several bus routes (including night busses) operate in the area, making this a well-linked part of London. The apartment itself is situated in one of the more desirable districts of London's West-End ' Bloomsbury. It's home to the British Museum, harbours some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country, and holds a number of renowned squares that bring greenery to the bustling city environment ' creating a welcoming environment for residents, students, tourists, and city-workers. With its exceptional transport links, friendly neighbourhoods and enviable location, this is the perfect place for anyone looking to live in Central London.
1 bedroom
1 Bathroom
Tottenham Court Road (0.2M)
Holborn (0.2M)
Covent Garden (0.3M)
Portico Places near Archer Street

Rustiko (Bloomsbury)
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Jazz After Dark (Bloomsbury)
2 for 1 entrance Tuesday - Thursday / £5 discount on entrance Friday & Saturday
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