Inspired by New York and Hong Kong, striking penthouses have appeared in towering developments in some of London’s more desirable neighbourhoods, including Fulham, the City and Battersea

Words: Vicky Mayer

1 Distillery Wharf, Fulham Reach
If you’re looking for space, light and dramatic Thames views, The Distillery Wharf Penthouse at Fulham Reach ticks all the boxes. Designed by acclaimed architect John Thompson with interiors by Jestico & Whiles, this three bedroom apartment offers 5,266 sq ft of fabulous lateral living space. It boasts its own Jacuzzi, gym and double garage but the piece de resistance is the huge outdoor terrace with stunning river views. The apartment is priced at £8,950,000.

Distillery Wharf Penthouse

Distillery Wharf Penthouse offers stunning views of the river

2 The Heron, Central London
Situated in the heart of the city, the Heron is a stylish 36-storey tower comprising 285 apartments with first class facilities including 24 hour concierge, a private residents’ club, gym, screening room and bar. The Heron also has its own landscaped roof garden. The biggest penthouse is situated on the upper level of the building offering world class specification and unrivalled views across London. The duplex apartment measures 6,000 sq ft with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, an ‘indoor outdoor’ room with retractable roof, Boffi kitchen and polished Sahara Noir marble floors. The apartment is for sale at offers in excess of £15 million.

3 Circus West, Battersea
Addresses don’t get any hotter than Battersea Power Station and now you can buy a penthouse with a view of one of London’s most famous landmarks. The penthouses which are due for completion in 2016 feature river views and exceptional private outdoor terraces.

This apartment looks out over Battersea power station for a magnificent view

This apartment looks out over Battersea power station for a magnificent view

4 Neo Bankside, South Bank
Cool Londoners know that the South Bank is the place to be, so penthouse fans will love this four bathroom duplex home in NEO Bankside. The apartment designed by Studio Reed also boats two reception rooms, two roof terraces and a winter garden. Plus, you’re just a hop, skip and a jump from the Tate Modern. For sale at £19.75 million.

The entertaining room at Neobankside is superbly dramatic

The entertaining room at Neobankside is superbly dramatic

5 190 Strand, central London
Inspired by New York apartments situated in the heart of the city, the penthouses at 190 Strand offer luxurious interiors, city landscapes and a central London address. Floor to ceiling windows maximse space and light while each penthouse boasts a spacious terrace allowing you the opportunity to entertain guest in style. Expect to pay £12.8 million for the largest apartment.