What Is a Penthouse?
A penthouse is a luxury apartment traditionally located on the top-floor of high-end residential developments.
The 1920s saw the emergence of penthouses when economic growth triggered a construction boom. As is the case with many other cities, there is more space to build upwards, and so the creation of London’s iconic high-rise skyline got underway.
Today, Penthouses are the pinnacle of modern life. Statement apartments with all the mod-cons you could need, exquisite interior design, and of course, unbeatable views ensure that the popularity of penthouses has continued to soar.
Living in a London Penthouse
Penthouse living is the ultimate way to experience London, and it’s not just the incredible views that draw the elite to purchase lavish top-floor properties. Penthouses often have the interior space of a family home spanning a single floor, with many also boasting expansive outdoor space in the form of a terrace, balcony or winter garden, with far-reaching views.
Penthouse residents can enjoy all the advantages of regular apartments, including a convenient location and security, plus a whole range of excellent benefits of their own, specific to each apartment – displaying individual style and space that is second to none.
Investing in a London Penthouse
Penthouse property price trends have seen record-breaking sales of penthouses in London in recent years. This spectacular one-bedroom home with views of Big Ben sold for £2.5million despite coronavirus restrictions.
The rental demand for these residences is also strong; this exquisite property at The Grosvenor House Suites in Mayfair recently hit the rental market for £60,000 per week, attracting the super-rich keen to reside in Prime Central London.
Buying a Penthouse with Galliard
What to expect from a Penthouse apartment by Galliard
When purchasing one of our luxury London penthouses for sale, you can expect opulent interiors, exceptional on-site amenities and an unrivalled lifestyle. With 30 years of experience, we know the best locations in which to build, giving you excellent local amenities on your doorstep and not forgetting enviable views from your home.
Current Penthouses available
Galliard penthouse properties enjoy a variety of specifications, with each providing a luxurious experience. Information on our current penthouse properties for sale in Central London and Shoreditch is available by request only.
View our developments offering inspiring penthouse apartments below or watch this video tour of our latest Soho luxury penthouse.
The StageShoreditch, EC2A 3LP
Past Developments with Penthouses
Occupying a Prime Central London location, The Chilterns, now sold-out, features a bespoke glass lift to one of the penthouses, while the other benefits from a basement wine suite with the ability to store 325 bottles of wine.
Hanway Gardens is a prestigious development situated in Fitzrovia. The development features spectacular finishes, a duplex penthouse and West End views.
Sensational views 450ft high above Canary Wharf’s skyline are the focal point of the penthouse apartments at Baltimore Tower, E14.
How to buy a Penthouse in London
If you’re in search of a new penthouse for sale in London, then you’re in the right place. Galliard specialises in selling off-plan property, so if you are looking to invest in a property, whether you’re an owner-occupier, a Buy-to-Let investor or a cash buyer, we can help.
Understand the costs
It’s essential to understand the costs involved when purchasing a new property. It’s not just the cost of the property itself but also legal fees, moving expenses and stamp duty.
Calculate your stamp duty with our handy stamp duty calculator.
Secure your mortgage in principle
It’s worth securing your mortgage in principle before you start your serious property search. If you find a property you love, you may need to move fast to secure it, so being preparing yourself is vital.
Find out more about speaking to a mortgage advisor.
Explore government schemes and developer offers
It’s worthwhile exploring if there are any financial schemes such as the Help to Buy: Equity Loan or Shared Ownership that can help you onto the property ladder. Many homebuilders, including Galliard Homes, also offer several offers to homebuyers, such as legal fee contributions, free furniture, and complimentary electrical goods such as TV’s and smart speakers.
Save up to £25,000 with Galliard’s Stamp Duty Holiday.
What's the difference between apartments and penthouses?
A penthouse is an apartment on the top floor of a residential development. Penthouses typically have a superior specification to the other apartments within a development and may also have a private lift.
Should I invest in a penthouse in London?
If you are in search of a lavish home with spectacular views, then you should consider investing in a penthouse in London. Start your property search.
Why are penthouses expensive?
Penthouses usually have more interior space than regular apartments. Remember that when buying this type of property, you are also paying for incredible views, and this comes at a premium.