London has some of the best luxury residences in Europe, and indeed the world. Private rental schemes and serviced apartments are now the norm, with each new apartment block adding more and more luxury features to outshine the previous building. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 24hr concierge, workout studios and state-of-the-art gyms that rival the likes of ThirdSpace are just some of the features that come as standard with these luxe developments. We’ve rounded up the top five most luxurious apartment buildings we could find, to give you a taste of the high life, every day.
Wardian is undoubtedly one of the most unique London developments on the market currently. Swathed in vast collections of foliage, the development focuses on all things green. From the rooftop sky bar framed with lofty palm trees to the huge swimming pool adorned with ferns and lush shrubs, The Wardian development invites the outside in, to fill your city life with a dash of the outdoors.
The garden theme extends into the individual apartments in this stunning development with each home boasting a personally-designed balcony garden by the Head Gardener of the development. So, whether you’re the resident Charlie Dimmock in your friendship group, or you’ve been known to kill even the hardiest of plants, they can create a garden that suits you.
Wardian is not only a hub for the green fingered, but it also offers residents true luxury living elsewhere. Suites, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments are available in the development, all of which have been designed by award-winning architects, meaning every inch of your home is high quality.
The centrepiece of Nine Elms, Embassy Gardens is a magnificent addition to the area. Located next to the US Embassy and soon to be Dutch Embassy, it has been designed by some of the world’s best architects, planners and interior designers, allowing it to rightly take the claim of being one of the most prestigious addresses on the Southbank.
Think you’ve seen luxury serviced living? Think again, homes here are of a truly remarkable standard with parquet flooring, polished steel kitchen fittings, porcelain tiles, antique-finished granite worktops floor-to-ceiling windows, and state of the art bathrooms that will make every day feel like a spa day.
Speaking of spa-like facilities, Embassy Gardens residents will benefit from a gym that would easily beat many of the boutique London establishments. Alongside state-of-the-art weights, TRX, cardio and machines, fitness fans also have access to a 25m pool and Linear Gardens, London’s first new park in decades.
Perhaps the jewel in the crown for this stunning development is the world first Sky Pool. Spanning the 25ft in between two of the buildings, this transparent pool will allow bathers to almost ‘fly’ across to the other side. On one side of the pool there will be a Sky Deck – a rooftop oasis with a private bar, the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life. Oh and don’t worry, there is a sky walkway if you’re not a big swimmer.
One Park Drive
Forming part of the new expansive 23-acre Wood Wharf Estate, One Park Drive is the only residential development on the Canary Wharf estate and has been designed by award-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron and Stanton Williams.
Canary Wharf is a rapidly developing area, previously only a business district, the Wharf is now a hub for those looking for a more luxurious way to live. These beautiful apartments range from studios to three bedrooms and give residents not only amazing living spaces, but purpose-built restaurants, a school, doctor’s surgery and landscaped open spaces including the tropical paradise of the Crossrail roof garden.
For downtime, residents will have the true luxury of being able to go downstairs to their very own private health and fitness club. This includes a swimming pool, fitness suite, Jacuzzi, sauna and separate studio for Pilates, yoga and other fitness classes. Expensive London gyms will become a thing of the past when you have facilities like One Park Drive.
Battersea Power Station
Easily one of London’s most iconic buildings, Battersea Power Station has been transformed into not only an incredible place to live, but also a retail paradise, with hundreds of luxury shops all coming to the development in the next year.
This is an amazing example of how mixed-use space will completely shape and mould the local area. Apple are also moving their European headquarters to Battersea Power Station in 2021, a relocation of 1,4000 staff across five floors, a huge move for the tech giant and one that shows their belief in what an incredible space this will be once complete.
You only have to look at who designed these apartments to see the extremely high-quality nature of them. Foster + Partners and Gehry Partners are the architects who are responsible for transforming the Power Station into the luxury place it is today.
Residents can expect landscaped roof gardens, perfect for that post-lunch stroll or morning workout as they will feature a picnic area, fitness zone, children’s play area and BBQ. Not taken with outdoor pursuits? It’s all good, you can head downstairs to your very own gym, yoga and Pilates studio and sweat it out in the sauna and steam room.
Located in the heart of Vauxhall and only moments from the Southbank, Damac Tower exudes luxe living. All about designer brands? You will fall head over heels for Damac, a designer development for 21st Century living.
The entire tower has been designed in conjunction with International fashion house Versace. That’s right, from your living room, to your kitchen, to even the onsite children’s play facilities, everything has a Versace touch to it.
This opulence is felt in every bit of Damac Tower; from the moment you walk into the development to the time you leave you will get a true sense of the majesty. Even down to the punch bag in the gym. Is it extravagant? Potentially, however if you could have a luxury Versace gym in your own home then why wouldn’t you?
Damac Tower echoes perfection in every sense, with nothing being overlooked. From taps to kitchen worktops you can see the artwork and attention to detail making Damac the perfect luxury destination to call home.
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