St Leonard’s Place


St Leonard’s Place is one of the most grand and elegant streets in the historic City of York.

The iconic crescent was conceived in the 1830s to provide the quality of housing at that time only really seen in London – a concept designed by John Harper to produce a symmetrical crescent frontage behind which nine individual town houses could be individually built.

With the Theatre Royal opposite, The King’s Manor and Museum Gardens, along with the York Library and the magnificent York Art Gallery, St Leonard’s Place is right at the heart of York’s cultural hub.

This major restoration project was completed in 2017, bringing a collection of buildings last used as offices back into residential use. Five palatial townhouses have been re-created, alongside 29 apartments, together with a newly established mews ‘city street’ provide a further six unique properties.

A unique collection of Artwork was thoughtfully assembled in the communal areas, intended to enhance and inform the period environment. Highly regarded artists such as Mark Hearld, Eric Malthouse, Matt Lamb, Anthony Tàpies, Sol LeWitt and Anthony Gormley gracefully adorn the walls.