London has built a reputation off snazzy buildings that don the city skyline. From glass-fronted high rises to architectural marvels, there’s a variety that caters to all tastes across the capital. Many of those shiny new developments also happen to be residential and ramp up the Fancy Meter to 11 when it comes to renting a new place.
If you like the idea of having access to concierge services, cinema rooms and saunas and spas - all just a few metres from your plush apartment - then it might be time to get the moving van at the ready and head to one of these brand-spanking-new developments.
“But where can I locate these buildings,” you ask? That’s what we’re here for, to tell you where you can find the best new build apartments in London.
1) Goodman’s Fields, Aldgate
Aldgate’s regeneration has seen its fair share of fancy new developments, but none of them are fancier than Goodman’s Fields. With new phases still being added, the development offers residents a 24-hour concierge service, cinema room with a popcorn maker, five-star fitness suite with gym, sauna, steam room and swimming pool, and a landscaped garden designed by renowned architect Murdock Wickham.
Positioned on the Eastern fringe of London’s famous Square Mile, Goodman’s Fields incorporates more than seven acres of space and has roomy apartments with wine coolers, air conditioning and smart technology. This is luxury living in the east of London at its best.
2) Riverwalk, Westminster
Riverwalk features spectacular views of the River Thames, which you might have guessed by its name. Its design mirrors the curves of the river below (at least that’s what the jazzy sales brochure says), and the majority of apartments feature sweeping views over the Thames and iconic landmarks such as the London Eye.
From the moment you step off the Westminster streets and into Riverwalk’s foyer, it will feel like you’re in a five-star hotel with all the trimmings. The apartments continue the luxury vibes, with many featuring a circular rotunda to maximise living space.
3) The Floral Court Collection, Covent Garden
Voted as the Best London Home by the Evening Standard, The Floral Court Collection embodies the showmanship surroundings of Covent Garden. With just 29 flats, the development sits on the smaller side of your typical London new build but manages to pack a mighty punch with its 18th-century lobby and classic interiors that provide a contemporary feel.
Residents can enjoy all the wonders of Covent Garden on their doorsteps, such as theatres, museums, boutique shops, restaurants, bars and the famous central Piazza. Floral Court centres around a public courtyard that has its own restaurant, deli and florist.
4) Fizzy Hayes, Hayes
Build-to-Rent developments have seen a phenomenal rise in the capital over the last few years, and Fizzy Living is one of the major players in the game. Its Fizzy Hayes development features sleek one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as townhouses.
Pet-friendly homes, flexible contracts, free Wi-Fi, and well-designed spaces provide renters with an all-in-one renting experience at Fizzy. Fizzy Living also has properties in Canning Town, Lewisham, Walthamstow, Epsom, Poplar and Stepney Green.
5) Vantage Point, Archway
Another build-to-rent development, apartments at Vantage Point enjoy amazing views over the capital. From a 24-hour residents’ team to 700sqft of social space, Vantage Point has the needs of modern-day renters covered. It’s also handily located right above Archway Tube Station.
The 17th-floor gym means you can work up a sweat while admiring the panoramic views of the London skyline, before retiring to your stylish apartment which comes in studio, one bed and two-bedroom options. And if you fancy even more views, head to the roof terrace and stare out onto the green spaces of Hampstead Heath.
6) Canaletto, Old Street
Canaletto was built with the emphasis on ‘getting the most out of each day’, and has wellness very much at its core. This vertical neighbourhood is minutes’ away from Shoreditch and features five of the seven wellness dimensions, meaning residents can live their best, healthy life in one of London’s newest luxury skyscrapers.
The building is jam-packed with amenities, too: there’s a concierge service, on-site restaurant, swimming pool, spa, cinema room and a communal living room - which was designed so that residents can work, rest and play just minutes from their apartment.
7) The Mansion at Sundridge Park, Bromley
The Mansion is a step away from your typical London highrise, offering residents an elegant country manner in the heart of Bromley. Billed as an ‘imperial country home’, The Mansion comprises 22 apartments and is a listed building with original ceiling paintings still intact.
Before its renovation, the grounds at The Mansion were created in the 18th century by prestige landscape designer Humphrey Repton. It’s also the site where Edward VII attended shooting parties at the estate. Residents can enjoy prestigious living at The Mansion, which starts with a half-mile long driveway to your new home.
Whether you desire views looking over the London skyline or fancy living in a grand renovated building, the capital’s newest developments provide the very best of London living. Which one is your favourite? Or perhaps you can think of another snazzy London development? Sound off in the comments below.