Does This Penthouse Have The Very Best Views Of London?

By Martha Davies

4 months ago

London’s looking good from up here

It’s undeniable: the allure of any apartment starts with the view. If you’re particularly partial to gazing out at the London skyline, you’ll adore this Shoreditch penthouse, which offers some of the best views of the capital.

Principal Tower Penthouse: The Home With The Best Views Of London

Living room with cream modular sofa, fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Shoreditch.

If you’re looking for a home with some serious wow factor, you can’t get much better than Principal Tower, a magnificent development in Shoreditch. With a whole host of amenities including a cinema, residents’ lounge and state-of-the-art gym (not to mention a spa, sauna and even an infinity pool) it really is the pinnacle of luxury living – but luxury reaches even more dizzying heights when you get to the duplex penthouse at the top of the building.

Dining room with cloud light pendant and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the London skyline.

Unfolding across the 48th and 49th floors, this is a penthouse of palatial proportions. Its show-stopping feature is curved, floor-to-ceiling glazing which ensures that residents can enjoy unobstructed views across Shoreditch and the City of London. These towering windows make the penthouse appear to soar above the capital, with some of the UK’s most famous landmarks standing just minutes away from Principal Tower itself. 

Bathroom with sink vanity, Aesop soaps and views of the London skyline.

While guests will be bowled over by these stunning vistas, they can also marvel at the sheer scale of the apartment. Its triple aspect, open-plan living/dining/kitchen area is a particularly superb spot for entertaining, and there’s an enormous outdoor terrace, too, so you’ll never be short of space.

Bedroom with a beige and cream colour palette, and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of London.

On the upper level of the penthouse, you’ll find three vast bedrooms, each boasting its own marble-clad bathroom. Both the principal suite and the guest bedrooms are also complete with walk-in dressing rooms featuring fitted wardrobes rising right to the ceiling (a height of more than 3.3 metres). The two floors of the apartment are connected via a bespoke, ‘floating’ hardwood staircase set against a double height window.

Kitchen with light wooden cabinets and a white island.

Meanwhile, Principal Tower itself has some pretty incredible architectural features, courtesy of the renowned design studio Foster + Partners (the firm behind iconic buildings like the Gherkin). With all this in mind, it’s no wonder that it’s one of London’s most luxurious developments – and the penthouse might just offer some of the best views around.

Bespoke 'floating' staircase with glass panelling.