Located in Bloomsbury, Chenies Street runs from north east to south west in-between Gower Street and Tottenham Court Road. The street was originally built around 1776 on land that was owned by Bedford Estates and the Russell family.
Along Chenies Street you will find a mix of residential and commercial buildings. In terms of residential, you will mainly find beautiful red brick mansion blocks. An example of one of these mansion blocks would be Chenies Street Chambers which was built in 1888. This block has a mix of private and social housing tenants.
Properties that come on the market in these kinds of blocks will both sell and let extremely quickly for a number of reasons: they are very well built; they benefit from large rooms; the location allows for easy and quick transport all around London. Like a lot of buildings on Chenies Street, this block is rich in history. The block’s original name was Chenies Street Chambers Ladies Residential Dwellings, and it was used as accommodation for single professional women. It was designed by the Ladies Dwellings Company which was original founded by Agnes Garret, a famous suffragist. During World War II this block was severely damaged when it was hit by a German incendiary bomb. Luckily nobody was seriously hurt!
On Chenies Street you will also find the RADA Studios formerly known as The Drill Hall. This building has been used as an arts hall in Bloomsbury since 1977. The RADA studios is a theatrical performance venue and is owned by the royal academy of Dramatic Art. The venues boasts a mixture of rehearsal studios, meeting rooms and two performance theatres.
On Chenies Street you will also find an entrance to the Goodge Street station deep level shelter that was used during bomb raids back in the Second World War.
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