child mortarboard gbp briefcase bath coffeecup tree twitter search crosshair fax house papers sort house-pound brochure list-items notes printer video-camera video virtual-video bath bed camera floorplan heart-empty heart-filled heart-empty-thin heart-filled-thin sofa calculator compass share clock list map-pen map-pin pencil save business-card letter phone heard people pointer cross linkedin google-plus facebook arrow-right close triangle-down my-wink my-wink-thick house-circle loading-spinner bell close-circle dog link pinterest school transport wardrobe arrow-up one two three four five six seven tick

Central London Property Buyers have a head for heights

London boasts one of the most wonderful skylines in the world so it makes perfect sense to live up high where you can admire the view. Central London estate agents like us are lucky enough to market some of the tallest properties for sale in Europe. Building skyscrapers is something of an art, and modern advancements in engineering have allowed developers to build towers that are so tall that they can sometimes be shrouded in cloud. The once pack-leading One Canada Square in Canary Wharf has now been joined by a swathe of towers in central London, notably The Shard, The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) and the Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street). London, however, hasn't always embraced high rise living, comment our central London estate agents. The capital's strict planning laws and public sentiment has prevented developers' loftier ambitions, with the London Building act of 1894; a 156 year window tax that ran from 1696 to 1851, and backlash against some aesthetically unpleasing architecture of the 1960s and 1970s keeping buildings rather low rise. Today, however, with land at a premium and London's business epicentre reputation holding firm, the only way is up for today's buildings. Rather than cram each floor with office space, today's skyscrapers are mixed use - with retail, leisure facilities and residential dwellings set out over 50, 60, 70 or even 80 floors. Properties for sale in central London that feature in these towers command a premium as they grant sweeping views of the capital and are usually specified to the highest of standards, with access to some of the swankiest communal facilities. Sales recently handled by the Winkworth team have included a clutch of high-flying homes in the St John's Wood neighbourhood, including Lords View I - where apartments feature a bird's eye view of the famous cricket ground. Over in NW8 we marketed Sherringham on Queensmead and Stockleigh Hall - the later an Art Deco building where we sold a sky-high penthouse of almost 3,300 square feet. Both properties were perfect for landmark spotting, with buyers able to see such iconic features of the London skyline such as the BT Tower and the London Eye. Some of the most coveted properties for sale in central London, where views are guaranteed, are in Avant Garde - a majestic tower being built in Shoreditch. Winkworth regularly has newly released apartments for sale in this building, which is crowned by a collection of penthouses on the 23rd and 24th floors. If you crave panoramic vistas or prefer to live the high high, contact Winkworth today for properties for sale in central London with views. We would also be delighted to value a property you may wish to sell.

London boasts one of the most wonderful skylines in the world so it makes perfect sense to live up high where you can admire the view. Central London estate agents like us are lucky enough to market some of the tallest properties for sale in Europe.

Building skyscrapers is something of an art, and modern advancements in engineering have allowed developers to build towers that are so tall that they can sometimes be shrouded in cloud. The once pack-leading One Canada Square in Canary Wharf has now been joined by a swathe of towers in central London, notably The Shard, The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) and the Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street).

London, however, hasn't always embraced high rise living, comment our central London estate agents. The capital's strict planning laws and public sentiment has prevented developers' loftier ambitions, with the London Building act of 1894; a 156 year window tax that ran from 1696 to 1851, and backlash against some aesthetically unpleasing architecture of the 1960s and 1970s keeping buildings rather low rise. Today, however, with land at a premium and London's business epicentre reputation holding firm, the only way is up for today's buildings.

Rather than cram each floor with office space, today's skyscrapers are mixed use - with retail, leisure facilities and residential dwellings set out over 50, 60, 70 or even 80 floors. Properties for sale in central London that feature in these towers command a premium as they grant sweeping views of the capital and are usually specified to the highest of standards, with access to some of the swankiest communal facilities.

Sales recently handled by the Winkworth team have included a clutch of high-flying homes in the St John's Wood neighbourhood, including Lords View I - where apartments feature a bird's eye view of the famous cricket ground. Over in NW8 we marketed Sherringham on Queensmead and Stockleigh Hall - the later an Art Deco building where we sold a sky-high penthouse of almost 3,300 square feet. Both properties were perfect for landmark spotting, with buyers able to see such iconic features of the London skyline such as the BT Tower and the London Eye.

Some of the most coveted properties for sale in central London, where views are guaranteed, are in Avant Garde - a majestic tower being built in Shoreditch. Winkworth regularly has newly released apartments for sale in this building, which is crowned by a collection of penthouses on the 23rd and 24th floors.

If you crave panoramic vistas or prefer to live the high high, contact Winkworth today for properties for sale in central London with views. We would also be delighted to value a property you may wish to sell.

Related posts

Leasehold properties: your quick guide

You may have seen the recent headline that was too good to be true - flat for sale in Knightsbridge priced at just £120,000. The catch? The lease attached to the property was to expire in the following ten weeks. The article raised an important issue for buyers of properties for sale in central London - especially flats. When comparing property prices and analysing search...

Read post

July 30, 2015

Growth at both ends of the central London property market

Recent news affecting buyers of property for sale in central London is coming from opposite ends of the spectrum - both concerning the size of residences. The cost of a one-bedroom flat in London is calculated to be rising up £75 a day, with a thriving audience for entry level property in the city and added interest from buy-to-let investors. At the other end of...

Read post

May 25, 2015

Movement of London executives creates new residential hubs

Central London estate agents are recognising an almost two-tier residential property market emerging in the capital. Executives, bankers and traders - traditionally the heartbeat of the buying and selling property market in central London - have found themselves displaced by billionaires and investors from Russia, China and the Middle East, squeezing them out of favoured neighbourhoods such as Mayfair and Knightsbridge. New centres of property...

Read post

May 05, 2015

Find your Local Office

Find your Local Office

Speak to people who, quite simply, love their patch and love what they do.

Get a Free Valuation

Get a Free Valuation

Thinking of selling or letting your property, or just interested to know what it is worth nowadays?