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Height of luxury: Lofty London penthouses

By Jan Moys

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Far-reaching views, wide open skies and the sense of being above it all – all benefits that make penthouse apartments some of the most sought-after properties in London. We pick some of the most luxurious lofts around the city.

Abbey Road, South Hampstead, NW6

2 bedroom penthouse | £1,150,000

This beautiful penthouse sits atop a recently completed development at the north end of Abbey Road, famed for its recording studio and The Beatles' zebra crossing. The dual-aspect reception and kitchen area boasts skylights and floor-to-ceiling glazing plus access to the private wrap-around terrace, while the master bedroom includes a dedicated dressing room and luxurious en suite shower room.

Crabtree Hall, Fulham, SW6

2 bedroom penthouse | £1,100,000

Crabtree Hall is a charming development in Fulham, perfectly located between the bridges at Putney and Hammersmith, and overlooking the London Wetlands Centre on the opposite bank. Glazed balcony balustrades allow uninterrupted views over the surroundings area, which can lay claim to some of London's finest riverside pubs and trails.

Lexington Apartments, Old Street, EC1Y

3 bedroom penthouse | £1,250,000

This characterful three-bedroom penthouse apartment is arranged over the fourth and fifth floors, and is is situated moments away from Old Street station. As well as three smaller balconies to the double bedrooms and reception area, the large private roof terrace provides spectacular views across the London skyline.

Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7

3 bedroom penthouse | £10,000,000

A rare and truly expansive penthouse residence, this opulent apartment offers glamorous style and spacious accommodation in the heart of South Kensington. Sleek interiors and a dual-aspect reception area combine with a 360-degree wraparound terrace that includes a Jacuzzi, dining area and a sun room to the west. Hugh Grant is a notable previous owner.

The Music Box, London Bridge, SE1

3 bedroom penthouse | £2,000,000

This SE1 triplex penthouse apartment includes a private roof terrace that boasts unique views of The Shard, London Bridge and the city beyond. The Music Box development offers the very highest quality of finish along with both underfloor heating and a comfort cooling system throughout, floor-to-ceiling glazing and state of the art Siemens kitchen appliances.

The Penthouse, Wellington Court, Knightsbridge, SW1X

6 bedroom penthouse | £86,667pcm

The absolute height of luxury, this cavernous 10,255 sq ft penthouse is located opposite Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. As well as six bedrooms, two reception areas and a large dine-in kitchen, the property also includes a gymnasium, therapy room and home cinema.

Eagle Point, Angel, EC1V

2 bedroom sub-penthouse | £1,550,000

Although not technically a penthouse, this sub-penthouse provides all the usual benefits – wraparound balcony, floor-to-ceiling glazing and remarkable views from the 25th floor of this outstanding development close to Old Street.

Chepstow Road, Westbourne Grove, W2

2 bedroom penthouse | £2,000,000

The 28 ft open-plan reception area with integrated audio visual system is the standout feature of this stunning lateral penthouse in Westbourne Grove. The private roof terrace above is another highlight, along with the balconies offering fine views from the master bedroom and reception space.

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