An uncertain future for many, a diplomatic mess and economic uncertainty await Britain (and the rest of the world) with its looming exit from the European Union. But there is a silver lining to be found between the chaos that is Brexit, especially for those still looking to invest in luxury property. While many in Britain are reeling from the effects of the sterling being at its lowest, across the world many are reaping the benefits. In short, for international players, there may not be a better time to bet hard on London property.
Even with all the changes and uncertainty, there are some things that remain the same. As a key location for the arts, London is also the home of several Michelin Star restaurants. As a cosmopolitan city, the British capital is also an attractive place for many a business to set down roots. With all the opportunities (not to mentions beneficial exchange rate), we take a closer look at a four luxury London properties.
500 Chinswick High Road
Situated in the prime West London district, this development offers 59 apartments, seven penthouses and five townhouses for the taking. Buyers on the lookout for apartments, can choose between one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments while those on the market for a townhouse will find a spacious abode with the four bedroom properties on offer. Ranging from 402 square feet to 1,660 square feet, the apartments boast oak veneer floors, Quartz worktops and luxurious bathroom fittings. Privacy is a key feature for every unit, as each comes with private outdoor space, secure underground parking and a concierge service.
Blake Tower (Barbican)
In the heart of London’s financial district is a development that was once the city’s YMCA hostel. The 74 homes that span 17 floors make up the fourth high-rise that complete the Barbican Estate. With a view of the London Eye, The Shard and Wembley, the property certainly celebrates its English link — after all it is named for the English poet William Blake. Designed by Chamberlain, Powell and Bon in the ‘60s, the apartments vary in size starting from 450 square feet to 2,000 square feet. From cultural institutions to reputable schools, the Blake Tower is a Song of Innocence and of Experience.
Kensington Row by St Edward
This cosy spot between Earl’s Court and Kensington High Street features one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses. While there are 500 apartments to choose from, the first phase of the development will see 82 apartments and penthouses up for grabs. The building will feature 12 floors of apartments, each with its very own private balcony or terrace. Ranging from 1,000 square feet to 3,000 square feet, the luxurious apartments give residents access to an equipped gym, private cinema and 24-hour concierge service.
205 Holland Park Avenue
Rounding out the list is the first property on Holland Park Avenue in 50 years that has been newly built. Made up of 41 spacious two- and three-bedroom apartments, the exclusive property offers residents security in one of London’s most prized districts. With the living and dining areas providing comfort the three-bedroom apartment measuring 1,195 square feet also boasts a wood floored balcony. Those looking to start a family will be glad to hear that neighboring Shepard’s Bush is set to undergo a facelift to include two new playgrounds, public walkways and a tree-lined boulevard.