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10 Slick City Pads on The Market Right Now

City living at its most stylish

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From swish new developments to tucked away Chelsea mews homes, here’s our pick of the best slick city pads on the market right now…

1. Rue des Martyrs, Paris

Rue des Martyrs, Paris

A stunning Parisian pied-à-terre, this artist’s studio is situated on the historic Rue des Martys, a busy shopping street that’s within walking distance of both the Place de l’Opéra and the Sacré-Coeur basilica. With a staggering six metres of ceiling height in the glass-walled living room bathing the space in light, the apartment is a perfect blend of the contemporary and the classic. Available through Knight Frank for €3.1m

2. Groom Place, Belgravia

Groom Place, Belgravia

Slick city living is epitomised by this chic mews home, where every inch of space is put to (stylish) good use. On the ground floor, a spacious entrance hall flows into an elegant reception room with high ceilings and a marble fireplace, while stairs lead down to a gorgeous open plan kitchen and dining area. Upstairs, the three bedrooms are bright and roomy, and the bathrooms exquisite, featuring coloured tiles and luxurious fixtures. The well-proportioned home is elevated further by its refined interior design, where muted tones are paired with brass accents and tasteful splashes of colour. Available through Russell Simpson for £4,950,000

3. Chapter House, Covent Garden

Parker Street

Tucked away in a quiet side street in buzzy Covent Garden, this supremely-appointed two bedroom flat offers a stylish contemporary take on open plan living, using a variety of textures and bespoke joinery to create a unique sanctuary space, which incorporates some elements of classic Italian interior design. A particular draw is the huge amount of outside space provided by the spacious outdoor terrace – rare for a property at the heart of the city – perfect for evenings entertaining, al-fresco dining or simply soaking up the sun in peace and privacy. Available through CBRE Residential for £2,475,000

4. Cresswell Place, Chelsea

Cresswell Place

Another lovely mews house, this striking four-bedroom property is situated on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of Chelsea. Exceedingly bright and spacious, the accommodation is spread over four floors, with serene interiors in a subdued taupe colour palette and some choice extras, such as a gym and integrated garage. The property is topped by a spectacular south-west facing roof terrace – complete with hot tub – which links to a wet room and sauna, for your very own at-home spa experience. Available through Strutt & Parker for £6,650,000

5. Centurion Building, Chelsea Bridge Wharf

Centurion Building

Luxury reigns supreme in this opulent riverside apartment, with uninterrupted views onto Chelsea Bridge and the Thames. The contemporary space is fitted with everything you might want from a glamorous residence, from a sleek, minimalist kitchen to floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms. Theres also a huge walk-in wardrobe, extensive wrap-round balcony and 24-hour concierge service. Available through Knight Frank for £4,975,000

6. Gasholders, Kings Cross

Gasholders apartments

Part of the exciting regeneration of King’s Cross, the apartments at Gasholders are a rare chance to live in a heritage property with the ease and comfort of a custom designed modern space. Despite the hum of the numerous boutiques and eateries in Coal Drops Yard just moments away, the property’s canal-side position affords it serenity and quiet. Available through Gasholders, prices from £745,000

7. Marshall Street, Birmingham

Marshall Street, Birmingham

For a stylish, modern property in the middle of Birmingham’s busy city centre, what can be better than a converted warehouse? Offering over 2800 square feet of accommodation and 3.1m high ceilings, the design of the spacious, New York-style loft seamlessly integrates industrial elements for an enduringly cool aesthetic. The ample space – comprising of three bedrooms and a huge combined kitchen, dining and living area – is cleverly divided with on-trend floor-to-ceiling crittall partitioning. Available through Fine & Country for £995,000

8. Great Newport Street, Covent Garden

Great Newport Street

Life in this bright duplex apartment, situated between two of London’s liveliest neighbourhoods – Soho and Covent Garden – is likely to be anything but boring. The airy space benefits from architectural features – including impressive ceiling heights and refined contemporary decor – giving the property a heightened sense of volume and space, and also enjoys access to a wonderful private garden. Available through Tavistock Bow for £1,850,000

9. Blenheim House, Tower Bridge

Blenheim House One Tower Bridge

Ever wondered what it would be like to live right by some of London’s most iconic landmarks? The terrace of this sleek Southbank pad enjoys views directly onto Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, as well as taking in the atmospheric City skyline. The elegant apartment is part of the One Tower Bridge development, where residents can also access a private gym, sauna and 20m plunge pool. Available through Sotheby’s International Realty for £6,250,000

10. Cleveland Square, Bayswater

41 Cleveland Square

This rare chance to own an apartment in a classic stucco-fronted townhouse comes with the considerable benefit of a private swimming pool, gorgeous formal reception room and four luxuriously-appointed bedrooms. The property is within close reach of Hyde Park, while Cleveland Square itself is a beautiful, quiet pocket of green space. Available through Harrods Estates for £5,750,000


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