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Penthouse, Southbank Tower, 55 Upper Ground, SE1

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Added on 23/07/2021
The London Broker, Mayfair

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Tenure: Leasehold

Lateral Penthouse on the 38th floor of Southbank Tower, London. • lateral space with no stairs • panoramic city and river views • shell and core • iconic landmarks including St Pauls Cathedral, the Shard and The River Thames • 24/7 concierge • gym • luxury spa • 20m swimming pool • 10th floor communal sky garden • business centre

Southbank Tower comprises 41 floors and offers unrivalled views of the London skyline, taking in all of the iconic vistas from the Shard to St Paul’s Cathedral. The Thames Riverside location is fabulous for walks along the river (Queens Walk), Theatres, markets and entertainment venues, with the West End and Covent Garden just across Waterloo Bridge. The Penthouse, which will be sold in shell and core condition, is on the 38th floor and is serviced by a bank of lifts with a key fob access only. It comprises approximately 380 sqm / 4,095 sqft. It is rare to find a lateral space, at such a height, and with such views, to which you can add your own designs.

A car parking space is available within the underground garage which is large enough for a 4WD. Southbank Tower is a village all in one. An onsite team provides a 24-hour concierge service, managing a fabulous range of amenities including a 20m swimming pool, gym, cinema, business lounge and residents’ lounge which has a well-equipped kitchen for entertaining guests. The 24 hour concierge team are also there to assist you with your deliveries. The pool is adjacent to a well-equipped gym. The spa includes changing facilities, a sauna and steam room.

The Tower also offers a state-of-the-art cinema and a roof top lounge with fabulous views and a well-equipped kitchen for entertaining guests. The roof top garden, on the tenth floor, is one of the highest resident gardens available in London for residents to enjoy. Residents can take advantage of the private lounge areas for meetings, or events. Southbank Tower puts you at the very centre of all that this vibrant area has to offer and is conveniently located for the City (0.5 miles from Blackfriars).

A walk across the bridge will take you to Covent Garden, one of the UK’s major historic shopping, theatre, entertainment and dining locations, with one of the largest choices of al fresco dining venues. The Southbank itself is one of London’s major new arts and entertainment centres and within easy reach of Waterloo (0.4 miles) and Southwark Station (0.4 miles). City Airport in just 35 minutes by rail which facilitates fast and convenient European travel.

The reason that Southbank Tower occupies such a prime location is that the building was one of the last remaining towers on the South Bank, amid new developments such as the London Eye, and was converted from the original King’s Reach Tower into the luxury residential accommodation, office and retail space you see today. The Tower rises to 41 storeys and enjoys stunning floor to ceiling views of London and beyond taking in both classical and contemporary landmarks. This location enables you to enjoy a drink or a meal in one of the many local bars and restaurants or soak up the atmosphere at the iconic Royal Festival Hall. In addition to the Royal Festival Hall, the local area includes Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Rooms and the Poetry Library.

Local Area:

The arts centre hosts a festival programme of over 5000 events every year across the genres of art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. Another major local landmark is the London Eye which is the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel. It was conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects and was launched in 2000. It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. The London Eye is available for corporate events and has become one of the most visited attractions in the UK in 2020.

The area of the present South bank was severely damaged during the Second World War, which lead to a major regeneration program. South Bank was chosen as the site for the Festival of Britain to lead this regeneration. The bombed-out riverside was cleared and developed in 1951. The Royal Festival Hall remained as a permanent legacy, and lead an Arts revival which saw the addition of other arts venues, such as the Hayward Gallery and Royal National Theatre, adding a second attraction to the dining and outdoor entrainment. The apartment is shell and core enabling you to create your own ideal space. We have used CGIs of what the space could like along-side photos of the apartment as it is now, with some photos of the actual views

Term: from and including date of sale to and excluding 20 December 3013 (approx. 992 years)

Penthouse, Southbank Tower, 55 Upper Ground, SE1


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Southwark Station0.3 miles
  • Waterloo East Station0.3 miles
  • Blackfriars Station0.3 miles
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The London Broker, Mayfair

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