The best properties overlooking heritage sites

When it comes to location, there’s simply no substitute for a room with a view

Palace View

Few places have neighbours more esteemed than this new development that sits next to Lambeth Palace, the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury. From here you can marvel at that historic building's Tudor architecture, including the distinctive red brick Morton's Tower, built by Cardinal John Morton in around 1490. Palace View itself offers the convenience of central city living while simultaneously providing each of its flats with covetable outdoor space, whether a terrace, balcony or garden. Other amenities available to residents include a private cinema room, personal concierge service, secure underground parking and a fully equipped gym.

From £810,000;

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Lincoln Square

Located in the heart of the capital's legal district, this ten-storey development will bring 202 new apartments to Holborn, ranging from studios to two expansive four-bedroom penthouses. Those to the south will enjoy uninterrupted views of the imposing Royal Courts of Justice – opened by Queen Victoria in 1882, it remains one of the UK's most important examples of Victorian Gothic architecture. North-east-facing apartments, meanwhile, will benefit from overlooking the picturesque Lincoln's Inn Fields, the largest public square in London. It is home to Sir John Soane's Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons.

From £990,000;


(Image credit: Hadley Property Group)

Chelsea Island

Down the river from Battersea Power Station lies another reminder of London's industrial past, which just like the former is undergoing considerable investment to transform the surrounding area into one of the capital's most desirable riverside living spots. Lots Road Power Station, which once kept the London Underground running, is set to be overhauled into residences which, when completed, will join a number of other developments revitalising the locale. One such is Chelsea Island, the crowning glory of which is an impressive three-bedroom duplex penthouse offering enviable vistas overlooking the former power station and across the River Thames.

Penthouse from £11,995,000;

(Image credit: Copyright © Andrew Beasley 2017)

One Tower Bridge

When talking about the capital's historic buildings, the Tower of London is as iconic as they come. Located just over the river, residents at One Tower Bridge have one of the best views of the castle, interrupted only by another of London's most famous landmarks – Tower Bridge. There's little need to leave to cross the river, however, as the development has become a cultural hub in its own right, home to The Ivy restaurant and the Bridge Theatre, which opens its doors this month.

From £1,450,000;

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