Unique property hits the market for £800k – and includes its very own private underground bunker


A UNIQUE property has gone on the market in London that includes its very own private underground bunker. 

The two bedroom apartment is located at the iconic Art Deco “Lab Building” development on Rosebery Avenue in Clerkenwell, London and is for sale at £800,000. 

The unique apartment boasts high ceilings throughout, a bright living space, good storage and a delightful patio terrace.

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The bunker is entirely private and comes with the property.                                         (C) Unique Estates Property Services

But arguably the most interesting selling point is the large 1,610-square-foot underground bunker that is included with the 543-square-foot flat.

The brick bunker is accessible through a narrow lilac door in the garden that leads down into the ground where there are several metal, blast resistant doors.

Inside, all the walls are painted white, well lit with lighting on the roof and floor and it even has heating.

Estate agents Unique Estates Property Services describe the bunker as “an amazing space” which could be turned into a home office, gym, music room or safehouse.

The property is part of the ‘New River Head’ development – which was built between 1936 – 1938 and was once the headquarters for the Metropolitan Water Board.

It was converted into flats in the 1990’s but manages to keep many of its original features – including the once used safety bunker.

Unique Estates Property Services listed the one-of-a-kind sale on Thursday.

They said: “This apartment offers the occupier a different style of residence from normal flats with high ceilings throughout, a bright living space which includes an open plan kitchen with built-in appliances and two double bedrooms with good storage and a delightful patio terrace. 

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There is plenty of space and lighting inside the bunker.

“There is also a separate underground bunker that has a very spacious fully refurbished space which could ideally be used as an office or a music room, gym or just storage; an amazing space.

“The Laboratory Building still retains much of its 1930’s style with original hallways, a large beautifully maintained communal rose garden and daytime concierge.

“The bunker has a ventilation system and heaters, it also has lights throughout (lower lighting, walls and ceiling) with separate switches for different sections. 

“Fully private and sole use throughout.”

An aggregate night time bomb census from WW2 states that Rosebery Avenue was hit with a high explosive bomb between October 7 1940 and June 6 1941.