Whether you’re looking for a pied à terre to base yourself at during the working week, or a weekend city escape for when the commute home post-theatre is just too long, we’ve rounded up the best London homes, both to rent and buy.
London has long been the capital of pied à terres and whilst the pandemic hit the ‘city bolthole’ market, recent months have seen a revival of these coveted assets. With the city fully reopened and workers flocking back to offices, both rental and sale prices have spiked, with property prices back to pre-Covid levels and rents in Central London rising at the fastest pace in a decade.
Whether you’re looking for a pied à terre to base yourself at during the working week, or a weekend city escape for when the commute home post-theatre is just too long, we’ve rounded up three of the best London homes, both to rent and buy.
This boutique development of 25 luxury apartments sits in the west of sought-after Marylebone Village, just five minutes walk from both the 350-acre Hyde Park and bustling Oxford Street.
The open-plan apartments are decorated in muted earthy tones, with large windows and most with Juliet balconies, creating a light-filled space with a sense of space. Owners have access to excellent amenities, including a fully equipped gym, concierge, 24-hour security, and secure basement parking.
Delivered by luxury developers Native Land, the team behind nearby super-prime Holland Park Villas and Burlington Gate, TwentyFive is proving popular with buyers wanting a high-quality home in central London.
Prices at TwentyFive start from £1,350,000. For more information visit, twentyfivew1.com or enquire via Native Land or Knight Frank.
The Claves, Mill Hill
Further north in Mill Hill, pied à terre buyers looking for the best of both worlds can enjoy the city on their doorstep, whilst having easy access to open green space at The Claves. The one- and two-bedroom homes offer spacious lateral living, with modern interior design and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A highlight is the two-bedroom, three-bathroom penthouse which spans 1,225 sq ft and overlooks private landscaped gardens. An expansive kitchen, dining and living space opens onto a large 1,800 sq ft terrace which is ideal for harmonious indoor/outdoor living during the warmer months.
On-site amenities include a fully equipped gym, cinema, residents’ lounge, games room and concierge services.
The Claves is well situated for those who work in the City, with Mill Hill East station just a couple of minutes’ walk away, offering a quick route into Kings Cross and Bank.
The Claves prices start from £425,000. This penthouse is priced at £1,075,000. For more information, visit ecoworldlondon.com.
The Marlo, Marylebone Village
A conversion of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian buildings, The Marlo is a boutique collection of rental apartments with personality. Offering a hotel experience, with some staff even drawn from five-star hotels, The Marlo is a high-end, design-led development in the heart of Marylebone Village.
Ideal for those wanting to experience the best of London, residents can enjoy the village-like feel of Marylebone, with its independent shops, cafés, delis and restaurants, whilst also benefiting from good public transport links and proximity to London landmarks, such as The British Museum, and renowned areas like Bond Street.
Interiors have been thoughtfully crafted, with furnished apartments and public areas featuring a subtle mixture of mid-century Scandinavian and earlier Modernist/Bauhaus design. The one- to three-bedroom apartments are set around a private courtyard – one of the only private residents’ gardens in the area – which offers a tranquil escape from city life.
Within easy reach of more than three underground stations, The Marlo is well situated for those looking to commute into the City.