Property News & Insights
Because we’ve got our finger on the pulse of the property world, we’ve prepared some updates on the latest happenings in the residential and commercial property industry. We’ve looked at the most important stories, market analysis and features relating to property ownership and rental, as well as bulletins from across the industry, help to maximise your portfolio and a bit about what's happening at Robert Irving Burns.
A Selection of Our Favourite Rum Bars Around London
On Rum Day, we look at all the best places you can enjoy a rum cocktail in some of our favourite parts of London! Mahiki: One of the West End’s most best bars, this tropical themed establishment is one of the most well-known bars in London. Frequented by many famous individuals including Prince Harry, Beyoncé,
Indian investors are Major Players in the London Property Market
Indian investors are making more and more investment in the London property market, overtaking Arab buyers to become the second largest purchasers. As India’s economy grows, more and more Indian nationals are looking to London as a safe property investment. Indeed, Indians have overtaken Arab Investors as the second largest foreign investors in the London
Georgian Dream: why Albany Street is the Ideal Place to Live
Named after the younger brother of King George IV, Prince Frederick, the Duke of York and Albany, Albany Street is known for its stunning buildings designed by famous architects and artists such as John Nash, and Decimus Burton. Home to many famous landmarks such as St George’s Cathedral, a stunning Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral. Originally consecrated
Views From the Hill: Why you Will Love Primrose Hill as Much as We Do
Famous for its fantastic views all over London, Primrose Hill is one of the capital’s most well-known parks, and the top of the hill is one of just six protected views in the city. Once part of a great chase acquired by King Henry VIII along with Regents Park, Primrose Hill once hosted various jousts
Fitzrovia: a Slice of History and Culture
Fitzrovia is one of the most historic parts of London and was once home to thought leaders such as author George Orwell and American Revolutionary Thomas Paine. Fitzroy Square is one of London’s most famous green spaces and, like the rest of Fitzrovia, is named Charles Fitzroy, Duke of Grafton who once owned the land.
The Future is the Past: Why Primitive Architecture is Making a Comeback
Primal, functional, and ancient. The designs of the past are making a comeback inspired by the technology of today. Old styles of interior design such as reclaimed timber, steel lined factory-style windows, and exposed brickwork are making a comeback. There are accompanied by modern housing developments such as underfloor heating and floor to ceiling doors.
Kentish Town: London’s Lively Creative Hub
Situated near Camden Town and Belsize Park, leafy Kentish Town has a long and proud history. First mentioned in print during the reign of King John, over 800 years ago, Kentish Town is a prosperous, metropolitan part of London. Famous for its thriving music scene, British rock music genre Pub Rock is believed to have
Street Food for Every Mood: Why Rupert Street is such a Great Place to be
Located in London’s vibrant Soho, just a stone’s throw away from the renowned Golden Square, Rupert Street is one of the most popular streets in London. Famous for its regular street food market serving everything from burgers and wraps, to Korean barbecue and falafel, Rupert Street has something to offer even the most discerning of
Noho is a No Go: Why Fitzrovia Doesn’t Need Rebranding
Rebranding areas has always been popular in the real estate industry, often seen as a fantastic way to turn a previously undesirable location into the new up-and-coming city district. This has been observed worldwide, from the rebranding of New York’s famous Hell’s Kitchen to Clinton, to London’s own Holborn being dubbed Midtown by many developers.
Art Deco Buildings: Live in a Piece of History and Dare to be Different
Originating in France just before World War One, Art Deco design is famous throughout the globe as one of the first truly international design styles. As ideas and concepts travelled further and further due to newly available technology, Art Deco was at the forefront of an architectural revolution. Drawing inspiration from a plethora of different
London: a City of Opportunities
London is a vibrant and diverse capital city which provides endless opportunities to investors due to its fantastic links to the rest of the country and the world. It is a world leader in innovation, commerce, entertainment and the arts. With over 1000 daily flights connecting London to the rest of the world, and over
Why we love Margaret Street
Based in a fantastically historic area of Fitzrovia, Margaret Street is an area which has had a long and famous association with culture, the arts, and beautiful architecture. From the stunning Grade I listed Gothic Revival All Saints Church, to fantastic bars such as Beat London, Margaret Street has a lot to offer. Famous for its
Why Middleton Place is the Perfect Home for you
Here at Robert Irving Burns, we always have a variety of interesting residential properties throughout Fitzrovia. Our experience with Fitzrovia and W1 post code as whole is unparalleled and goes back over 50 years. For this reason, we are always able to help anyone who wishes to sell or purchase a property. Our team has
Handsome Apartment on Hanson Street
We have extensive experience buying and selling properties in Fitzrovia and recently sold a fantastic apartment on Hanson Street! When selling your home, there are many important factors to consider. From what price you are willing to sell for, to which company is best placed to achieve a sale you are happy with. Here at
Prefabricated Homes: The Latest Solution to the Housing Shortage?
As modular homes become more popular, they may prove to be a sustainable solution to London’s housing crisis. In years gone by, prefabricated houses had a bad reputation. Associated with the massive building projects of the post-World War Two period, they were known for their undesirable appearance and the that most were originally envisioned as
Commercial Agency Negotiator
This is an exciting opportunity to join a progressive and expanding Property Company in the heart of London’s West End. RIB has been established since 1962 and developed and maintained an enviable reputation as Central London’s premier commercial and residential property company. This role will suit someone who wants to advance their career and work
Commercial Acquisitions 2016-2017
2016 has been another successful year for the Acquisitions Department at Robert Irving Burns. We have acted on behalf of more clients and secured in excess of 100,000 sq ft in Central London. The properties secured on behalf of our clients have been as varied as their requirements, meaning we have needed to understand the
2016 Annual Commercial Investment Review
RIB was first founded over 50 years ago and, during that time, has been providing high quality property advice to a diverse range of clients including private owners, institutional investors and property companies. RIB is a leading agent in both the commercial and residential markets, operating from our central London office in Margaret Street, W1.