2018 marks Arlington Residential’s 25th anniversary as a top, independent residential property agent. Over the last 25 years, Marc Schneiderman and his team have built Arlington Residential up to be one of the most respected luxury property agents in Central and North West London. For clients interested in buying, renting or letting luxury property in St John’s Wood, Regent’s Park, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Kenwood, Arlington Residential has become the trusted property agent of choice.
The attached shows Chester Terrace, Regents Park where we sold a house in the first few months of trading for £1.24M. We are now appointed to sell the neighbouring house, identical in size, for £11.95M
Such long-term commitment to the London luxury property market has resulted in fantastic on-going relationships with leading agents, exemplary knowledge of the Central and North West London property market and extensive links with banks and embassies. London is one of the world’s most dynamic cities and has changed over the last 25 years. To celebrate this most prestigious of anniversaries, we take a look at some of the events and happenings that were shaping London in 1993.
Starring dinosaurs that were a touch older than 25 years and attracting impressive crowds, the London premiere of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park on July 15th saw Princess Diana enjoying the film next to Ariana Richards, who played Lex Murphy. The success of Jurassic Park has matched that of Arlington Residential with no less than three commercially successful sequels and a fourth, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, scheduled for June 2018. London still hosts a wealth of glittering film premieres with an impressive forthcoming list for 2018.
Antony Gormley’s 1993 sculptural installation at the Tate fascinated many visitors. Consisting of a carefully positioned set of human figures, set in a right-angular pose and based on casts of Gormley’s own body, ‘Testing a World View’ reflected the differences in self we experience when we are in different places. Anyone who has successfully purchased and moved into their first luxury property in London will tell you that Gormley was right.
Perhaps the most exciting London building nearing completion in 1993 was the MI6 Building at Vauxhall Cross. Made famous by several James Bond films and finally ‘destroyed’ in Skyfall, the SIS Building was completed in 1994 and still impresses London visitors today. At Arlington Residential we agree that this waterside property would make the most luxurious of London homes but we have yet to persuade Her Majesty’s Government to sell it.
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell were amongst top models attending London Fashion Week for its 10th year in 1993. Unlike the 2018 London Fashion Week, which had impressive venues as diverse as the Discovery Lab and the temporary BFC Courtyard Show Space, the 1993 London Fashion Week had no government backing or significant sponsorship and was mainly squeezed into the Harvey Nichols food hall. The good news is that the London Fashion Week and its consumer associate, the London Fashion Week Festival, continue to go from strength to strength. From your new, luxury property in London, you will be well placed to enjoy LFWF September 2018.
Operating at almost full capacity, London’s Heathrow airport opened Fast Track for premium passengers at its newest terminal, Terminal 4 in 1993. Fast Track was designed to give premium passengers a speedy service through check-in to departure lounge. Today Heathrow Airport has 4 terminals and in 2017 successfully departed and received 78 million passengers as well as 1.7 million metric tonnes of cargo. With the business and luxury traveller in mind, Heathrow Airport has exclusive lounges and Fast Track services for select departure, arrival and connection passengers. Travelling to and from London has become a pleasure rather than a chore.
The 107th edition of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships was held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. With prize money totaling over 5 million pounds, it is small wonder that crowds enjoyed impressive tennis. There was even good weather with not one match being interrupted by rain. The 1993 men’s and women’s singles champions were Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf respectively. If you are after tickets for Wimbledon 2018 there are still some available for the high-end buyer, prices for the Men’s Singles Final are currently selling for around £4,000 with a range of hospitality packages available.
When you look back through any historical news it can be tricky to find good news, and although London had its fair share of problems in 1993, we did manage to find some positive snippets to finish off our little 1993 view. In March, unemployment fell for the first time since May 1990 with a 3-year recession ending in April, in June the Channel Tunnel’s first train (Eurostar is now a bustling link between London St Pancras and Paris Gare du Nord) made its first journey from France to England and, in November women were finally allowed to serve as full crew members on Royal Navy vessels.
There is a lot to be said for longevity and experience, and at Arlington Residential we are proud to lay claim to both. Our expansive knowledge of luxury property in the Central and North West London areas has been gained over many years and we have deep and long-lasting relationships with all of our stakeholders. If you have any London property requirements, Arlington Residential can guarantee you stunning results and a wealth of information that you won’t get from less experienced property agents. Get in touch with our expert team today.
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