London is one of the most exciting and famous cities in the world and has become a billionaires playground. It is well known for its soaring architecture, arts and fashion. London also tops the charts in the Global Financial Centre Index, so it’s no surprise that its luxury properties are in high demand.
Knightsbridge has been primed for growth in London’s central district, and continues to have property after property valued at the highest prices. According to Saville pricing, these properties can reach as much as 140 million pounds and is a key luxury hotspot. It is home to arguably the most desired luxury apartments and penthouses, and overlooks some of London’s best attractions. Residents have access to a beautiful swimming pool and 24 hour concierge service so you are sure to have your every need catered for. The surrounding area offers a fantastic range of London’s best boutiques, restaurants and cafes. If you are looking for an internationally renowned location to buy your property, Knightsbridge is a perfect place to invest.
One Hyde Park
A collaboration of artists, designers, and hoteliers came together to build what is now a London landmark. Home to CEO’s, the rich and the richer live here but rarely become seen. An enclave created purposely for the global rich ensures every entrance, and every exit has a pathway that cloister tenants away from public view or contact. Opulence has been reserved for the interior while outside the building blends into its surroundings. When you walk up and do a close inspection the outside material shows a level of craftsmanship and quality rarely seen.
Interiors begin with a double door entrance to a long hallway with a spectacular view at the end. As you travel past the rooms, grand artwork hangs in just the right place above a designer couch. A media centre on the wall becomes part of the décor while glistening book shelves and heavy set desks add to the dignity and richness of it all. The leisure facilities include a spa cinema and virtual games room and if that isn’t enough the surrounding area holds many activities from horse riding to watching cricket games. This luxury apartment does not come cheap but for £27 million this could be yours.
The Shard is strategically located on the South Bank of the River Thames in the London Bridge Quarter and offers panoramic views. Its architecture thrusts a pinnacle skyward and the amber glow of its light at twilight announces the new London being invented within its interior. Designed for residences and commercial enterprises its translucent glass panes beckon you to become part of the lifestyle and culture of this vertical city. Floors 53-65 contain the most elevated apartments in the city with a 40 mile view in any direction of London. Most apartments cover a whole floor and cost as much as £10 million. Floors 34 to 52 house the opulent Shangri-La Hotel so one can have a Shard experience for several days and then transit back to normal life. The Shard also offers meeting rooms for business and many restaurants. Definitely luxury priced but well worth the money for a few days in paradise.
Cheval Place Penthouse
Situated in the heart of Kensington, Cheval Place is a must have property. What makes this special is the 1960’s design with a contemporary feel. Listed at £7 million, the penthouse has a master bedroom, his and hers room and powder room so that you look your best at all times. Glass skylights and walls give the building a feel of openness and the balcony allows you to soak up views overlooking Montpelier Square. This is the ultimate spacious apartment and has four en suite bedrooms just for your guests. This property is located in the centre of the best boutiques and restaurants in the west end.
So for the Billionaire looking for a new property to buy, London is definitely the place to live. If you are prepared to pay premium prices for extra quality you are sure to find an apartment fit for royalty. For the rest of us we can hope we get a lucky ticket, but in the meantime continue to dream of such luxuries.