Playground to the rich and famous, London attracts some of the biggest celebrities and businesspeople from across the world, all who are looking to own a property within the capital. With the presence of significant wealth and the demand for niche properties, architects are drawn to London to make a name for themselves, with the prospect of designing an award-winning house or building.
With the combination of amazing creative minds and significant investment, London is the home to several examples of impressive and ground-breaking properties. London already has a plethora of iconic buildings including the Gherkin, the Barbican Centre, the Natural History Museum and the Shard.
It is safe to say that Londoners are treated to some amazing buildings across the city, but it doesn’t end there. The capital is the place for modern living, and apartment complexes fit the bill. We take a look at some of London’s most attractive apartments and developments that can be found across the city, all with great transport links, of course.
Gasholders Apartments, King’s Cross – King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground Station
Located next to one of the major transport hubs, London Kings Cross, this unusual residential development takes advantage of the space on this brown-field site, filling the frames of two gasholders.
Designed by Wilkinson Eyre, 145 apartments have been cleverly placed into these iconic joined structures to make this unique residential development. Those who are interested in buying a property here are able to choose from a range of homes from studio apartments to modern penthouse complexes. Those looking to live in such an exclusive development should be prepared to part with some cash – prices start from £745,000.
London Television Centre – Wood Lane and White City Underground Stations
A piece of popular culture history, the original Television Centre has been at the heart of a massive development and regeneration of the White City area. The £1bn revamp of this iconic building has now become the home for restaurants and several apartment complexes.
Prices for remaining units start at £3,000,000, encompass the TV and broadcasting past alongside the mid-century history, allowing the residents the chance to embrace the story of the building. The top two floors of this iconic structure are solely reserved for luxury penthouse apartments. Those who have worked in this iconic building now have the ability to buy apartments where their old offices were based.
Battersea Power-Station – Vauxhall Underground Station
This important landmark on the banks of the River Thames has been one of the biggest brownfield-site renovations the city and the UK has witnessed. The future of this grade II listed site was up in the air for several years, with many ideas being considered, from a football stadium to a concert venue, before it was decided that it would become a new residential location.
With the ability to live in the iconic towers of the power station, which have been decked out to become a combination of an art and residential masterpiece, residents can experience part of the UK’s industrial history. On the rest of the site, there are three other state of the art residential complexes, embracing a greener and modern way of life. Those who are planning to buy an apartment at the new residential development can expect to see an extension to the Northern Line.
Hays Galleria, London Bridge
The famous Hays Galleria sits adjacent to London Bridge Station on the banks of the River Thames. This iconic landmark was initially used as a brew house before eventually being converted into a wharf in 1840. Today, Hays Galleria serves as an important commercial, residential and retail hub in the centre of London.
While Hays Galleria is primarily known for its fantastic range of restaurants, bars and boutique shops, it calls home to a series of impressive one or two-bedroom apartments and modern duplex residences. Embracing a collective mix of its industrial and shipping heritage alongside a modern and tasteful design, the apartments on offer are extremely attractive for those looking to make a move into the heart of London.
With a range of properties available to buy or rent, several London Bridge estate agents will have an extensive collection of properties on their books. It is, however, crucial to register your interest or place a deposit as soon as you have found your dream apartment – these properties are hot off the market.
Pan Peninsula, Canary Wharf
Situated in the Isle of Dogs, this awe-inspiring development overlooks the famous Millwall Docks and Canary Wharf. Consisting of two large rise towers, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merril, Pan Peninsula has a range of studio apartments including three-bedroom and penthouse offerings available to those looking to make the move into the heart of East London. Residents who have made the move to this fantastic development are lucky enough to enjoy a series of impressive facilities including a health club, spa, cocktail bar, as well as a cinema.
Landmark Place, Tower Bridge
This list would not be complete without one of the many impressive residential apartment developments that line one of London’s most important characteristics, the River Thames. Comprising of two residential tower blocks, rising 11 floors high and located between the listed former Billingsgate fish market and Tower of London, this offers a modern way of living in an historically important area of London. The 165 apartments are wrapped predominantly in glass, so residents can appreciate all the vistas these homes have to offer, including the spectacular Tower Bridge.