The Best Penthouse Apartments On The Market Right Now

By Martha Davies

4 months ago

Live the high life in these staggering homes


Whether you’re after a property with unbeatable views or you’re just dreaming of life in the clouds, there’s nothing more opulent than a penthouse. Read on for our roundup of the best sky-high London homes on the market right now.

The Best Penthouse Apartments On The Market Right Now

The Haydon, Aldgate

Penthouse bedroom with balcony overlooking The Gherkin.

You can enjoy breathtaking views from this utterly elegant triplex penthouse, which offers floor-to-ceiling windows and even a sprawling roof terrace. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms including a sumptuous principal suite, and every inch of the space has been finished with the finest quality features and materials, from oak veneer wardrobes to Miele kitchen appliances. It’s spacious, stylish and complete with an unbeatable City of London postcode – what more could you ask for? regal-london.co.uk

Chelsea Riverside, London

Hot tub on a wraparound terrace at a Chelsea Riverside apartment

This spectacular duplex penthouse contains three bedrooms, four bathrooms and two reception rooms – but the star of the show just might be the magnificent terrace, which wraps around the entire top floor and even boasts a jacuzzi. It’s indoor/outdoor living at its very best. Available through DDRE Global at a guide price of £8.5 million

Principal Tower, Shoreditch

Penthouse dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the London skyline

Recently launched at the staggering Principal Tower development is this marvellous duplex penthouse. Occupying the 48th and 49th floors of the tower and spanning nearly 3,000 square feet, the penthouse offers sprawling living areas, a private terrace, and three ensuite bedrooms with walk-in dressing rooms – not to mention unparalleled views of the City of London. At the heart of the property is a floating hardwood staircase set against a double-height window. If you’re dreaming of a show-stopping home, this is it. Available for £9.9 million. For more information, visit concord-london.com

One Park Drive, Canary Wharf

Penthouse living room with curved modular sofa in brown leather

Behind the striking façade of One Park Drive you’ll find 484 apartments, with a breathtaking collection of duplex penthouses on the 56th floor. Each penthouse offers a unique configuration of rooms designed to maximise its position within the building and guarantee incredible views across London – plus, each one is complete with a courtyard garden and a bespoke double-height kitchen, too. The sculptural centrepiece of these homes, however, is a magnificent concrete staircase connecting the upper and lower floors. With interior specifications by Prizker prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron and furnishing by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, the residences redefine elevated living – both literally and figuratively – and One Park Drive itself offers dazzling amenities including a gym, sauna, cinema, library and swimming pool. What more do you need? For more information, visit residential.canarywharf.com

Gun Wharf, Wapping

Penthouse with wooden flooring and dining table with bench seating

This effortlessly chic penthouse was previously owned by Alex Moore, the man behind popular Thai restaurant chain Rosa’s Thai. The property offers over 2,000 square feet of internal space, plus a further 1,268 square feet of outside space in the form of two huge terraces. With a magnificent kitchen/reception area, three double bedrooms and three bathrooms, there’s plenty of space to entertain – and once your guests take in these stunning views of the London skyline, they won’t want to leave. Available through Hamptons for £3 million

St James Close, Prince Albert Road, St. John’s Wood

Living room with taupe furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Regent's Park

This lateral penthouse is perched atop of St James’ Close, a luxury mansion block in St John’s Wood. The property provides four bedrooms and four bathrooms, not to mention a spectacular kitchen/dining/living area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Regent’s Park. You can also take in this fantastic location from the penthouse’s wraparound roof terrace. Available through Anderson Rose for £7.5 million

Southampton Street, Covent Garden

If you’re after something particularly unique, you’ll love this jaw-dropping duplex penthouse overlooking Covent Garden’s piazza. The property is dizzyingly luxurious, boasting stylish interior design and expansive open-plan spaces. You’ll spot three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a splendid kitchen/dining/reception area, plus a private roof terrace commanding those all-important views of Covent Garden. Available through Savills at a guide price of £8.95 million 

174 Portobello Road, Notting Hill

Notting Hill apartment with white modular sofa

Looking for a home with a stellar London postcode? You can’t get much better than this magnificent duplex penthouse in Notting Hill. Boasting incredible interior design by local studio Golborne 44, the property contains a bright kitchen/dining/reception area, two ensuite bedrooms, and an enviable southwest-facing terrace. Available through Domus Nova and Knight Frank for £1.85 million

The Portia Fox Penthouse, Southbank Place, Belvedere Road

On the 35th floor of the gorgeous One Casson Square, you’ll find this three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment, which showcases jaw-dropping views of the City of London and The Shard. The residence provides more than 3,000 square feet of space and was designed and dressed by award-winning studio Portia Fox. With interiors like these alongside such fabulous views, you can’t ask for more. Available through Knight Frank for £12.95 million

Featured image: Principal Tower