The Apprentice is back with a bang as another 18 contestants aim to win the opportunity to go into business with Lord Sugar. With luxurious accommodation, the candidates are surely living in style, but where exactly is The Apprentice house this year? Here’s the lowdown on one of the hottest properties on TV.
Situated on John Street, Holborn, North London, this six bedroom house is a 6500sq ft. Georgian property boasting original period features, such as cornicing and dado rails. With refurbished contemporary interiors, the 54ft garden is ideal for private relaxation and the five floors are equipped with everything a potentially successful businessman or women would require.
Sold in 2011 for £5 million, it was previously listed for sale in October 2014. Currently valued at just under £8 million (£7.6 million to be exact), this exquisite home was previously listed for rent at a whopping £17000 per month. It’s worth half a million pound more than last year, with its appearance on The Apprentice set to send its price tag rocketing even more.
The lower ground floor is where the living room and kitchen resides. It opens out to the garden via a dashing spiral staircase and the roof houses a terrace, complete with dining area for residents to enjoy an al fresco dinner. Adorned with sophisticated stairs, unusually large hallways and tall ceilings, there is more than enough space for the 18 finalists. There’s even room for extra staff too.
The bright, airy and modern interiors are furnished with a pop of bright colours to give the space a homely and fun feel. The house is also equipped with state of the art technology, such as Sonos and Lutron sound and lighting systems.
The six en-suite bedrooms wouldn’t look out of place in a chic, boutique hotel, offering the perfect place to unwind after an evening in the boardroom.
The average value of a property on John Street is around £2.5 million, however, some of these are offices and small apartments. The surrounding areas boast exclusive streets, such as Doughty Street, where the average selling price of a property is around £2.3 million. Head over to nearby Bedford Square and you’ll find the average value soars to around £7.8 million.
Holborn, London, is an area featuring many beautiful Georgian properties, as well as being known for its legal quarters. Two legal Inns of Court (Lincolns Inn and Gray’s inn) both reside in this area, having been established in the 14th century. Furthermore, Charles Dickens resided in this area on Doughty Street, and the house is now home to the Dickens Museum.
John Street itself is familiar with many television appearances. Featuring in ITV drama Lucan, Mr Selfridge and the film Mission Impossible 5, residents are well acquainted with a film crew or two.
Lambs Conduit Street restaurants are only a few minutes away, if candidates don’t fancy whipping up a storm in the kitchen. The outstanding Mayfair establishments close by include Hibiscus, Italian restaurant Maddox Club and American restaurant Goodman. You’ll also discover Japanese cuisine at Sakura and Spanish delicacies at Dehesa.
In the heart of London, Mayfair is one of the most elite places to visit. As well as exclusive eateries, look out for The Royal Academy of Art, Handel House Museum, Acne Studio, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Browns and Vanessa Bruno amongst others.
For the ultimate pampering, Elemis Spa, Guinot Spa and The Spa at Browns Hotel are all delightful. For the best in entertainment, Claridges Bar, Mahiki, Trader Vic’s and Coburg Bar are well-known venues for candidates to head to for a great night out.
Previously on the Apprentice
The Apprentice is no stranger to elegant residences. Previous series of the show have seen a multitude of exquisite homes in London. In 2013, a £12 million property with 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 4 reception rooms was home to Lord Sugar’s lucky candidates. In 2012, an £11 million home on Porchester Terrace was the finalist’s residence. With 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms, no expense was spared. In 2011, a £7 million home rented from classical singer Katherine Jenkins and then fiancé Gethin Jones on Christchurch Road, East Sheen, London was the chosen property. The detached house boasts 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms for candidates to relax in.
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