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Have London lie at your feet from these elegant Central London properties

Have London lie at your feet from these elegant Central London properties

From St Paul's to the Gherkin, London's skyline is home to some of the world's most iconic sights.

London is full of famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben (which is actually called the Elizabeth Tower, but no-one cares), the London Eye and Tower Bridge.

And a plethora of skyscrapers, carrying colorfully descriptive names – the Shard, the Gherkin and the Cheese grater, to name but three – are popping up all over the city, shaping the skyline into an exciting mix of old and new.

Looking through Knight Frank’s brand new Private View 2015, it hit us: what better view to wake up to than the stunningly white dome of St Paul’s Cathedral or the London Eye, sedately turning just across from your window?

It was no easy task, but we managed to pick out our three favorite views – and the properties from which to enjoy them from.

Sitting right next to the landmark it takes its name from, One Tower Bridge is one of London's prime addresses.
Sitting right next to the landmark it takes its name from, One Tower Bridge is one of London’s prime addresses.

In Southwark, in one of London’s most exclusive riverside locations, One Tower Bridge looks out over the River Thames and the landmark the property takes its name from.

The apartments' interiors match the property's exclusive location.
The apartments’ interiors match the property’s exclusive location.

Consisting of a mix of one to four bedroom apartments and penthouses, all with stunning views of the capital’s skyline, from Bermondsey’s wharves and warehouses to St Paul’s Cathedral.

Everything at One Tower Bridge comes with a view - in some cases, even the bathtubs.
Everything at One Tower Bridge comes with a view – in some cases, even the bathtubs.

Finished to a high standard, all apartments feature modern furnishings, giving them a luxurious and sleek atmosphere without appearing cold or uninviting; high-quality wooden floors and tiling further contribute to the atmosphere.

Dark woods and neutral colors make the apartments feel elegant, yet home-y.
Dark woods and neutral colors make the apartments feel elegant, yet home-y.

Large windows grant an unobstructed view of not just Tower Bridge, but the entire North Bank of the river, creating a stunning backdrop in every weather and during every season.

What a beauty: day or night, Tower Bridge always makes for a stunning background.
What a beauty: day or night, Tower Bridge always makes for a stunning background.

Many apartments benefit from private balconies or, in the case of penthouses, terraces from which London lies at your feet.

Terraces, balconies or large windows: all of them will make you feel like you're on top of the world.
Terraces, balconies or large windows: all of them will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

Residents at One Tower Bridge will get to enjoy exclusive spa facilities and have access to a private gym as well as a fitness room to enjoy yoga classes or sessions with a personal trainer.

Whether it's a family dinner or a party, the kitchen and dining areas are sure to wow.
Whether it’s a family dinner or a party, the kitchen and dining areas are sure to wow.

Security comes in the form of a 24-hour concierge service and security, managed by Harrods Estates, and a Conran-designed secure car park.

With prices starting at £1.475 million (€2,037,261.87, $2,289,871.31), apartments are available through Knight Frank.

Mirror, mirror: One Blackfriars's glass exterior will make an interesting addition to the South Bank.
Mirror, mirror: One Blackfriars’s glass exterior will make an interesting addition to the South Bank.

A 30-minute walk away, One Blackfriars’s curved, gleaming façade – designed by awarding-winning Ian Simpson Architects – is set to become a beacon in London’s high-rising skyline when it opens in 2018.

With dark wooden fronts, the kitchens appear modern, yet still social.
With dark wooden fronts, the kitchens appear modern, yet still social.

Consisting of 274 exceptionally designed apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms and including a triplex penthouse, the 50-story tower will also house a boutique hotel, shops and restaurants, so residents will have everything they need right at their doorstep.

Dark fronts, dark tiling and light countertops carry the luxurious atmosphere into the bathrooms.
Dark fronts, dark tiling and light countertops carry the luxurious atmosphere into the bathrooms.

Apartments are finished to the highest standard, with stone floors and soft carpets creating a feel of classic luxury, offset against the modern character of contemporary furnishings and state-of-the-art appliances.

The spectacular view is sure to get everyone talking, from family to dinner party guests.
The spectacular view is sure to get everyone talking, from family to dinner party guests.

Three collections – Gainsborough, Turner and Hepworth – offer variety amongst the apartments’ interiors while also creating an elegant environment that doesn’t lose out on comfort and a homey feeling.

Flooded with light: the large windows don't just open a stunning view, they also make the lounge feel open and airy.
Flooded with light: the large windows don’t just open a stunning view, they also make the lounge feel open and airy.

Large windows let in plenty of light and reveal London’s sprawling size, from the banks of the Thames to the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral or the Shard’s gleaming peak, with the capital’s seemingly endless streets stretching towards the horizon.

Let the city's lights lull you to sleep, wake up to the sun reflecting from the skyscrapers or simply lock London out: you choose.
Let the city’s lights lull you to sleep, wake up to the sun reflecting from the skyscrapers or simply lock London out: you choose.

From its location, not quite halfway between Tower Bridge in the East and the Houses of Westminster towards the West, One Blackfriars sits in the middle of Central London, close to all amenities and in walking distance to the West End and other world-class entertainment.

Sold through Knight Frank, apartments clock in at a minimum of £1.15 million (€1,588,373.66, $1,785,323.39).

Central London’s riverside is probably the city’s most sought-after location, which makes this stunning four bedroom penthouse even more special than it already is.

The Houses of Parliament are not just a dot on the horizon.
The Houses of Parliament are not just a dot on the horizon.

Sitting on the Albert Embankment, adjacent to beautiful Lambeth Palace, the apartment in Parliament View features two reception rooms, both boasting spectacular views over the river, its iconic buildings and the City skyline.

Double-height ceilings open up the reception room and make it feel like a small palace itself.
Double-height ceilings open up the reception room and make it feel like a small palace itself.

Leading through into the larger reception room – with a stunning, double-height ceiling – and out onto the terrace, the kitchen and dining area benefit from ample daylight and add a modern touch to the lounge’s more classic character.

Tucked away, the kitchen adds a modern aspect to the reception area's more classic feel.
Tucked away, the kitchen adds a modern aspect to the reception area’s more classic feel.

The second, smaller reception room can be used as an additional bedroom, taking the count up to five, if need be.

If you easily feel watched, you may want to draw at least one set of curtains before going to bed.
If you easily feel watched, you may want to draw at least one set of curtains before going to bed.

Both downstairs bedrooms enjoy access to en-suite facilities and one of them features an open bath in the room, giving it a special, unique atmosphere.

Dim the lights and London's skyline will illuminate the bathroom - at least a little.
Dim the lights and London’s skyline will illuminate the bathroom – at least a little.

On the ninth floor, the master bedroom shares a communal bathroom with another bedroom; looking out from large windows, the bathtub invites residents to relax without losing sight of one of the world’s most iconic skylines.

From the terrace, enjoy a clear view of London's often spectacular sunsets.
From the terrace, enjoy a clear view of London’s often spectacular sunsets.

Fitted to the highest standard, all bathrooms keep in line with the apartment’s overall contemporary and luxurious feel; adding to this are the private residents’ gym, secure underground parking and a 24-hour concierge.

With Lambeth North, Vauxhall and Westminster Underground Stations in walking distance, Parliament View is well-connected to all parts of the capital; London Waterloo Station, from which mainline services run into the south, is also in walking distance.

Priced at £6.75 million (€9,323,062.80, $10,479,072.12), the penthouse is available through Knight Frank.