Slick City Pads on The Market Right Now

By Carina Murphy

3 years ago

City living at its most stylish

No Time To Die has got us all thinking one thing – how can I be as cool as 007? You may have dressed the part, but it still helps to have a super suave apartment in which to sip your (shaken) martini. 

From swish new developments to skyline views, here’s our pick of the slickest city pads worthy of double-o status.

1. The OWO, Whitehall, London

Writer Ian Fleming was inspired to create James Bond by his time at the Old War Office in Whitehall. Today, that very same building has been transformed to offer a range of sweeping apartments. Enter via the ‘spies-entrance’ and enjoy all the luxuries of this private development, which includes a butler service and access to areas used in the filming of no less than five Bond films. Available through Strutt & Parker and Knight Frank from £5,800,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. Head to for more details.

2. Albion Riverside, London, SW11

Albion Riverside, Knight Frank & H. Barnes

Albion Riverside, Knight Frank & H. Barnes

If panoramic skyline views are your thing, then you’ll love this sweeping riverside apartment. Created by joining four flats together, this eight-bedroom pad is enviably spacious. It may be decorated like an Austin Powers lair, but with chique appliances and plush living spaces, you’re guaranteed Bond level luxury. And that sunset view alone is worth the price tag. Available through Knight Frank for £10,000,000

3. King Street, Covent Garden, London

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Twelve-foot ceilings; grand sash windows; baroque plaster carvings and an ultramodern kitchen. This two-bedroom property is a palatial apartment for the modern Londoner. Everything is blindingly white, from the corniced fireplaces to the stylishly oblong sofas. Being such a blank canvas means that even if the eye-wateringly cool décor isn’t to your liking, you’ll have no trouble redesigning the space. The only draw back is that there’s no garden – but with the infinitely cooler Covent Garden right outside, it shouldn’t be too hard to make do. Available through Savills for £8,250,000

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4. One Barangaroo, Sydney, New South Wales


Fancy moving down under? Do it in style with this chic Sydney penthouse. With sensational panoramic views over Sydney harbour, bridge and opera house, this swoon-worthy apartment will certainly help you ‘see the city’. There’s six metre windows, soaring ceilings, ultra-modern interiors, six bedrooms and two cavernous reception areas. If all that wasn’t enough, you’ll have access to the residents gym, spa, pool and tennis courts. It doesn’t come cheap, but it’s certainly tempting. Available through Knight Frank, offers in excess of £53,477,537

5. Brunel Road, Canada Water, SE16

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Live like an Ottoman Emperor just a tube stop from Canary Wharf in this sprawling five-bedroom home. Somewhere between an office block and a Byzantine villa, the uniquely designed property has vast open plan living spaces, a cinema room and floor to ceiling glass windows that lead out onto the terrace and garden. Recline on the floor level sofas, stare into the suspended fireplace, or soak in your free-standing tub before throwing the a city cocktail party with a twist. Available through Dexters for £4,000,000

6. Gasholders, Kings Cross

Gasholders penthouse

Part of the exciting regeneration of King’s Cross, the apartments at Gasholders are a rare chance to live in a heritage property with the ease and comfort of a custom designed modern space. Despite the hum of the numerous boutiques and eateries in Coal Drops Yard just moments away, the property’s canal-side position affords it serenity and quiet. Available through Gasholders, prices from £745,000

7. Sophora House, 342 Queenstown Road, London


It’s sleek; it’s stylish; it’s everything a super spy could ever want. This vast three-bedroom apartment oozes cool, with modern black decor and plush furnishings. Step out onto the wrap around roof terrace and gaze down at Chelsea Bridge Wharf. Alternatively, head down to the private swimming pool and gym, and get in double-o shape. Available through Savills for £4,700,000


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