The apartment is located in Bloomsbury (Picture: Dexters)
A London home once lived in by Bob Marley has gone on sale for £1.65million.
Located in a popular Victorian mansion block in Bloomsbury, the four-bedroom, entrance floor apartment has come to the market with Dexters.
Ridgmount Gardens was home to Robert Nesta Marley in 1972 when he first came to London to try and launch his career outside of Jamaica.
Invited by American soul singer Johnny Cash to support his UK tour, Marley and his band the Wailers played gigs around the capital to try and land a big record deal; they ultimately met Chris Blackwell, owner of independent Island Records which led to international success and fame for the reggae stars.
In 2006 for Black History Month, a blue cultural heritage plaque for Marley was unveiled at Ridgmount Gardens by The Nubian Jak Community Trust and mayor Ken Livingstone, celebrating it as the first London home of the ‘singer, lyricist and Rastafarian icon’.
The block, regarded as one of Bloomsbury’s finest, has a red brick façade typical of the style from when it was built in the 1890s. Over the years it’s held onto many original features including period fireplaces and windows.
Inside, bay windows add depth to the living room (Picture: Dexters)
One of the bedrooms (Picture: Dexters)
And another, complete with original fireplace (Picture: Dexters)
The flat benefits from access to a communal resident’s garden, as well as the right to apply for access to Bedford Square Gardens. Ridgmount Gardens also has a resident porter.
Although the property is quiet, it’s just off Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street Stations, as well as the amenities in the area.
Another fetching fireplace in the bathroom (Picture: Dexters)
It looks out onto communal gardens (Picture: Dexters)
And there’s plenty of space to work and eat (Picture: Dexters)
Alison Battrick of the Dexters Marylebone office says: ‘This well presented apartment is a fantastic example of why Ridgmount Gardens has built such a reputation as one of Bloomsbury’s premier properties.
‘The spacious and flexible living space is made even more attractive by the communal gardens and greenery.
‘Ridgemount Gardens has a great history, once home to the reggae superstar Bob Marley, and now has a cultural blue plaque, making it a highly desirable home.”
Ridgmount Gardens is available for sale for £1.65 million. For further information, check out the website.
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