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Super Stunning Riverside Penthouse Apartment in the heart of Westminster. Absolutely breathtaking.
Crowning the Playhouse Theatre Parliament Penthouse in the heart of Westminster is the much-coveted trinity of luxury and location.
Space to luxuriate in
As you enter the penthouse, the light from the open plan living area spills down the hall, welcoming you into the divinely white and airy space that awaits. Three king-sized rooms with crisp white walls, lavish bathrooms and selected artworks rest just off the hallway – each furnished to the luxurious standard you’d expect from any of our apartments. Tear yourself away from the bedrooms that will inevitably have you in their grips by nightfall and venture on into the truly resplendent open plan living area. Relax on the sofas in the sitting area and enjoy some television, or entertain guests in the dining area. The dining table seats ten, and is bound to be at the heart of many a memorable evening as you and your guests converse.
Pick a side
Descend from the celestial heights of our Parliament Penthouse and you’ll be torn. Seconds in one direction take you to the north bank of the River Thames, Seconds in the other, and you’ll be on the Strand, the road that connects the founding site of the City of London with Trafalgar Square. Flip a coin and start exploring.
Beyond the river
The award winning Golden Jubilee Bridges, two twin cable-stayed pedestrian bridges that straddle the Hungerford railway bridge, strap across the river waiting to take you to the other side. Crossing the river via this feat of engineering proves to be both exhilarating and scenic as you see and feel the waters gushing underneath. On the other side, Southbank buzzes with its electric pedestrian scene. This promenade teems with street performers, art installations and bona fide attractions like the Sea Life London Aquarium and newly relocated London Dungeon. Hop on the London Eye and be back up in the clouds as you take in a more dynamic view of the city. You’ll be surprised at how much time you’ll be spending ‘south of the River’, with the Royal Festival Hall, British Film Institute, Hayward Gallery and many more diversions that make this area nearly impossible to leave.
In Royal company
Back across the river, the theatres, shops and restaurants along the Strand jostle to catch your eye. See a show, do some shopping or stop at a café and watch London stream by. Of course, for the most discerning guest, one could always chance a visit down the nearby Mall to see if the Queen is having visitors. Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the British Monarch is simply a sight not to miss. More than a stately palace, Buckingham Palace is the focal point for the British in times of difficultly and celebration. Stand at the golden palace gates and feel the site resonate with memories of times that have shaped British life and the world around it – from the sea of flowers laid by a stunned nation in mourning to the sea of honorary wedding guests hailing a young Duke and Duchess. You will be moved.
Routed in history
Be moved in another way and catch one of London’s two remaining Routemaster bus routes. These bright red open-backed busses are one of the most enduring icons of London city life, and although the fleet was officially retired in 2005, popular demand has kept two routes, the 9 and the 15, in service. The 15 will take you from the top of the Mall, up the Strand and all the way to the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Alight here and be transported to a historical time of turmoil and triumph. The building that stands today has done so since 1675, after just surviving the Great Fire of London. However, this area has been the site of worship for over 1400 years. Redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren, St. Paul’s Cathedral was the tallest building to stand in London right up until the 1960s. The addition of skyscrapers to the London skyline may have stripped this global landmark of its former accolade, but architects bow in reverence as regulations forbid the construction of any building within the cathedral’s radius that will block its view, lest any Londoner or visitor be deprived of the pleasure.
Return to your own penthouse view early one evening and catch the procession of flickering city lights that signal the end of another day in London. After waking up the next morning, you’ll face the battle once more of deciding what to do, for so much of London persists to be just outside your door:
-The National Gallery
-Piccadilly Circus, and much more.
And of course, catch a tube from Embankment Underground station, 30 seconds from the penthouse gates, and continue the adventure further a field.
Westminster is the Centre of London close to all attractions, transport links, history and royalty.
The flat is in an incredible location with tons of space. We were able to walk all over and loved being able to stroll over to the changing of the mounted guards just a block or so away. It was great to have ample space for our things. We are a family of 5 with three teenagers so the space and the three bathrooms made all the difference. It was great to have a spacious living:dining area as well, although some of the furniture and most of the pictures are no longer in the apartment. The one downside was all the scaffolding around the entire building which destroyed the beautiful views. Also with the scaffolding came workmen right outside our window. Although the management company was told that they were done with work, that wasn't the case. There was not much they could do about it.
We were met by Sophie who was friendly and helpful. The apartment was very roomy, especially by London standards, and was perfect for our family of 5. Awesome location!!!
This location was 100% amazing, with a tremendous view of the London eye. The host provided a wonderful experience and everything we needed.
Die pünktliche und unkomplizierte Übergabe war sehr angenehm. Die Wohnung wurde uns erklärt und schon ging der Urlaub los.
Die Lage mitten in London und mit zwei U-Bahnstationen in unmittelbarer Nähe einfach perfekt.
Die Wohnung hat uns sehr gut gefallen!
The apartment is in a central location, very vonvenient to reach the Embankment and Charing Cross tube stations. It has decent size three bedrooms, a kitchen and a spacious living - dining room. It has a good view of the Thanes. The only downside for this stay is one of the bathroom is not usable. That made it quite inconvenient for our group which has 6 adults and 2 kids.
The apartment was very nice, and in a great location for visiting London, although the scaffolding around the building blocked the entire view that was very disappointing . The furniture was not as pictured (it was reversed) and made for awkward tv viewing and dining. Minor maintenance is needed and there was no coffee maker. All went very smoothly with AIRBNB, it was a great first experience.
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About the Host, Adam
We have such fantastic reviews here.
London is my joy and passion. This is a great City filled with such great people! We have a great team of people looking after all of our guests.
We run a very established and successful vacation apartment business in Central London, spanning all boroughs. Our portfolio of central London high end properties are serviced by an onsite and on hand team to greet, look after and ensure all guests have a fantastic stay in our apartments.
Our apartments are crystal clean, well decorated, furnished and equipped.
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