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These days, residential developments in the capital are more than just a home; they offer the whole London lifestyle experience.  Increasingly, potential tenants ask what amenities the developments include when they’re looking for a rental property in London.

From 24-hour concierge services to gyms with swimming pools to exclusive extras that set them apart from others – tenants want more than just a comfy apartment to live in. Read on to find out more about the most exciting development amenities in London. Oh, and if you’re thinking of getting in top shape for the New Year, pay close attention to some of the delightful fitness suites.

Beaufort Park, Colindale, NW9

Beaufort Park
Beaufort Park

This residential wonder in NW9 is more akin to a mini-city than a residential development. If it’s on-site amenities you’re after, Beaufort Park has plenty to offer. Let’s start with the residents’ gym, allowing you to really get your fitness levels up to scratch in 2016. There are cardiovascular machines, as well as a selection of weights if you want to pump some iron. After a rejuvenating  work-out, why not pay a visit to the spa and enjoy the steam room, relax in the sauna or spend some quality time in the Jacuzzi? Add a swimming pool to the mix and you’ve got a hotel-quality fitness suite that’s yours to use every day at no additional charge.

The development also offers three on-site restaurants; a Chinese, Italian and the ever-popular The Beaufort Pub with its dining and garden area. The GP surgery offers convenient access to medical services , while a dry cleaners and hair salon means you can keep your grooming up to scratch. There’s also a Tesco Express and cash machines so you don’t even need to leave the development.

Apartment rentals start from £220 per week. Contact our Colindale branch, which is on-site at the Beaufort Park development for more information.

Fulham Reach, Hammersmith, W6

The Fulham Reach development sits along the River Thames moments from the lively bars, shopping streets and theatres of Hammersmith. Not only do you have one of London’s most vibrant areas on your doorstep, but the development just happens to provide some top-quality on-site amenities.

Amenities at Fulham Reach will make you feel like you’re spending a weekend away at a five-star luxury hotel, except they’re available to you all year round. The fitness suite includes a well-equipped gym, while the swimming pool and spa are set to the backdrop of ambient, relaxing lighting, helping you to unwind in pure bliss.

That’s not all, though, as there’s a virtual golf club so you can brush up on your putting skills; a snooker room, where you can challenge neighbours to an epic game; Cineplex which can be hired for a private screening with friends; and a wine cellar for the true wine connoisseurs.

Apartment rentals start from £465 per week. For more information contact our Hammersmith branch, which is on-site at the Fulham Reach development.

The Heron, The City, EC2

The Heron
The Heron

The Heron’s motto is ‘Live without compromise’ and we can certainly see they’ve left no stone unturned when it comes to providing you with the best services and amenities available. The development is located right in the heart of the City, offering a double-height lobby with a 24-hour exclusive concierge to take care of residents’ daily requests.

There’s a private club for residents, where they can entertain at the luxury bar, or take some time to relax in the private lounge area and garden terrace, with the latter affording glorious views over the London skyline. A private library offers the chance to can catch up with some quality reading time, while a club screening room, equipped with state-of-the-art studio equipment, offers an immersive theatre experience.

Apartment rentals start from £475 per week. Contact our City branch for more information.

Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, SW8

If you’re looking for a development that epitomises the London lifestyle, then look no further than Embassy Gardens in the regenerated Nine Elms area.  The Battersea Power Plant redevelopment has seen this pocket of south-west London surge in popularity, and the Embassy Gardens development helps add to the luxury.

Amenities include a top-of-the-range fitness suite, with its own Yoga studio; business centre which means you can work from home and still have a meeting room nearby; cinema room for movie buffs; and a library and lounge for ultimate quiet and relaxation. The defining feature is the world’s first concept pool, a glass swimming pool suspended 10 storeys above street level. Connected between two buildings, it allows residents to swim while literally looking down on passers-by

Apartment rentals start from £525 per week. Contact our Knightsbridge branch for more information.

Dickens Yard, Ealing, W5

Dickens Yard gym
Dickens Yard

Excellent travel connections to the City and West End make Ealing an attractive area for many professionals. Yet it’s the stylish amenities of Dickens Yard that are starting to make Ealing essential for those who enjoy luxury.

A 24-hour concierge is on hand to help residents with their queries, while the gymnasium provides cardiovascular and muscle training equipment. There’s a swimming pool and Jacuzzi lit by ambient spotlights and steam and sauna rooms to unwind in. Not to forget the on-site spa which offers the total relaxation experience.

Apartment rentals start from £325 per week. Contact our Ealing branch, on-site at the Dickens Yard, for more information.

Chelsea Creek, Fulham, SW6

Chelsea Creek enjoys a dockside location along the River Thames, situated moments from The King’s Road, one of London’s most fashionable shopping streets. Residents at the development not only enjoy sleek apartments but have direct access to a 24-hour concierge to help them with anything from general enquiries to booking theatre tickets.

Other benefits include access to The Spa, which includes a lounge area with Wi-Fi connectivity, a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms that are perfect for unwinding after a long day at work. Add a scenic communal garden and secure underground parking and you’ve got one of the most popular developments in SW6.

Rentals start from £400 per week, for more information contact our Fulham branch.

Pan Peninsula, Canary Wharf, E14

Canary Wharf is fast becoming one of the prime areas in London and it’s mainly thanks to the high-quality residential developments, offering London tenants some of the finest living amenities in the capital. Pan Peninsula development is top of the list, especially when it comes to the on-site facilities, which include a fitness suite, with holistic spa, spanning 20,000 sq. ft and a waterside restaurant.

The development’s most exciting feature has to be the 48th-floor cocktail bar, The Attic. The bar features a black granite bar set with tiger’s eye stones, which were flown in from India. Residents can enjoy panoramic views of Canary Wharf’s majestic skyline which at night makes the perfect location for an evening cocktail.

Apartment rentals start from £350 per week. For more information contact our Canary Wharf branch.

375 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W14

375 Kensington
375 Kensington High Street

Kensington is one of the most sought-after areas in London, so it’s important that any development equals the prestige and luxury the area is well-known for. Fortunately, 375 Kensington High Street provides a five-star service for its residents, with a number of appealing amenities.

An exquisite fitness suite means there’s no excuse when it comes to regular exercise in the new year, especially when you’re working out in the luxury surroundings of 375. The business centre is ideal for important meetings and conference calls, and the 24-hour concierge is able to provide residents with helpful information. The underground parking is also a welcome addition with London parking at a premium.

For more information on the 375 Kensington High Street development, please get in touch with our Kensington branch.

On the move, 2016

London is booming with quality residential developments, combining luxurious apartments with impressive amenities. For more information on all the mentioned developments and the upcoming ones this year please contact us.

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Marc has been a board director since 2001 and oversees the company’s rental operations as well as developing new business. He is instrumental in the company’s expansion and works closely with Managing Director Anita Mehra to develop its core services. Read more about Marc von Grundherr here - Read full profile