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Raise The Bar – Luxury Real Estate In The United Kingdom

Luxury living in London hits new heights thanks to the latest penthouse residences being developed.

Jul 18, 2023 | By Joe Lim

Penthouses around the world represent some of the most highly sought-after residential real estate, no matter which city they’re in. You can often judge how well a local economy is doing based on the performance of its high-end properties. That extends even further when you start looking at the world’s most important cities.

The Haydon

The Facade of The Haydon. Image: OGPS Global.

Demand for luxury properties is resilient in London and penthouses represent the crème de la crème in terms of apartment living. In fact, there is a shortage of these prime properties, as inventories struggle to keep up with demand. According to market data by LonRes, London’s premier real estate data source, there were 272 homes that sold for £5 million (approx. USD 6.03 million or more from January to August this year, which is a significant increase of two-thirds compared to the same period in 2019. Furthermore, 61 luxury properties – each worth more than £10 million (approx. USD 12.07 million) – were purchased in the first six months of 2022.

It is unlikely this will slow down in the foreseeable future, as overseas investment continues to flow in, and the Pound Sterling hovers around all-time lows versus the US dollar. Fortunately, buyers don’t need to spend £10 million to get into a brand-new luxury penthouse in London. There are many incredible properties on the market in some of the city’s most sought-after neighbourhoods that cost a mere seven figures. Here are two that you’re going to want to take a closer look at.

The Haydon

The Haydon

The lounge area to welcome residents and guests at The Haydon. Image: OGPS Global.

The Haydon by Regal London offers an exquisite collection of 87 luxury residences. This boutique development is in a highly sought-after location, thanks to its proximity to Aldgate Underground Station, Fenchurch Street Station, and Liverpool Street Station, which is home to the new Elizabeth Line. The close proximity to the aforementioned stations enables easy train access to Heathrow Airport, London City Airport, and Stansted Airport. Residents are also just 10 minutes from St. Pancras International Station, where they can hop on Eurostar train services to Continental Europe.

The Haydon

A heated indoor pool. Image: OGPS Global.

The luxury apartment building features studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, and penthouses with open-plan layouts. The range-topping penthouses come in a three-bedroom duplex design, and not only offer stunning views across the city and expansive private outdoor space, but also state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and most importantly in London, private parking.

The Haydon

All the residential creature comforts are offered at The Haydon. OGPS Global.

Residents will enjoy the attention to detail in the design and high build quality. Each penthouse features large windows that allow for plenty of natural light and a blueprint that allows for a harmonious blend of outdoor and indoor living. Living areas here feature coffered ceilings with halo lighting features, while the expansive kitchens have a Neolith Stone worktop and matching splashback. Meanwhile, the master bedroom in the penthouses features bespoke fabric bed head panels which add plenty of personality to the space and complements the unique integrated floating side tables and fluted glass front drawers. Each bedside table will also be accessorised with designer pendant lighting.

Residents can expect access to all the amenities they’ll need without leaving The Haydon. This includes a modern gym, state-of-the-art private cinema, a spa, pool, and fitness studio, as well as a dedicated yoga room. There will also be an outdoor terrace and landscaped gardens to enjoy the outdoors, as well as bicycle storage, secure underground parking, and a concierge. Prices start from £4.1 million (approx. USD 4.9 million). Visit to learn more.

Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place

Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place

The modern architecture of Belvedere Gardens. Image: Southbank Place.

Southbank Place offers the chance to acquire the best that London has to offer. It is situated in the most coveted riverside area of London, close to Westminster and the London Eye. A crossroads of art and culture situated in a premier location, Southbank Place offers a luxurious lifestyle as well as riverside living and green areas. Apartment 1005 at Belvedere Gardens is located on the 10th level and has a distinctive presence highlighted by the opulent interiors and unmatched views that leave a lasting impression.

On London’s Southbank, Belvedere Gardens is in a prime position with a wealth of nearby public transportation options. Most of London’s famous sites and subway stations are all reachable on foot in about 20 minutes. Additionally, it takes 45 minutes to reach the City, Gatwick, and Heathrow airports.

Panoramic Views

Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place.

Views of The London Eye from Southbank Place. Image: Southbank Place.

Unrivalled panoramic vistas that are preserved due to their national significance enchant Southbank Place. These amazing views are spectacular in every way. The Penthouse in Belvedere Gardens offers views of London’s famous skyline, which faces east into The City and north toward the capital. This is a rare penthouse from which to view London’s shifting landscape from sunrise to dusk. A view from such a penthouse could even match the future Edition Edgewater one, soon to be rising high in Miami, probably the most luxurious real estate market in the world.

Steered by Design

Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place.

Views of The London Eye from Southbank Place. Image: Southbank Place.

This cavernous abode, which offers a new degree of luxury to a life overlooking everything London has to offer, was designed by a team of top architects to be roomy, bright, and optimised to allow residents to imbibe the scenic riverbank views.

Health Club and Spa

Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place.

The kitchen design and configuration. Image: Southbank Place.

Making Southbank Place your home brings with it access to the spectacular Health Club and Spa. From the visionary studio of Goddard Littlefair who is setting a new benchmark for luxury, this is aesthetic perfection in a wellness spa to rival all others. The ultra-lavish environment has been designed to provide sheer indulgence. Relax the mind, strengthen the body, and enjoy a sense of well-being without leaving Southbank Place.

Dedicated to health and wellness, the amenities include luxurious changing facilities to complement the 25m swimming pool, plus an elegant space devoted to socialising and relaxation. Residents can expect to be pampered by a range of revitalising experiences such as spa facilities. Aside from the swimming pool, there is also a gymnasium where TechnoGym free weights, machines, and cardio stations allow you to work up a sweat. In addition, sauna and steam rooms offer one to be soothed and calmed down, while those seeking an adrenaline rush can head to the studio spaces for aerobic and therapeutic classes.

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A Distinctive Proposition

Belvedere Gardens, Southbank Place.

The bedroom offers a commanding view. Image: Southbank Place.

The Apartment 1005 located on the 10th floor offers a well-equipped kitchen to showcase your home chef skills. You can then take the food out and serve it to your guests on the Terrace or Balcony. The total size of the unit is 3,862 sq ft with an open plan living and dining zone. The master bedroom accommodates a walk-in wardrobe, while a study room provides a conducive space for one to catch up on reading or to do his/her work. There are three bedrooms, two of which have en suite bathrooms, perfect for those who have guests.

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