Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Real Estate & Property
Huge London penthouse on sale

A huge luxury riverside penthouse in London offering stunning views of the UK capital's skyline is up for sale. 

Gracing three floors and offering over 4,600 sq ft of accommodation, the penthouse at Benbow House is currently the largest of its kind in the central London SE1 postcode, an area that stretches along the south bank of the River Thames from Waterloo to beyond Tower Bridge.

The property is currently available exclusively through the Pastor Real Estate. 

The luxurious penthouse offers an open and exceptionally bright reception room, family and entertainment areas, five spacious bedrooms and two private terraces, which afford stunning views of London’s famous skyline and the River Thames. 

The penthouse has a luxurious and bright interior, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, taking maximum advantage of the view, a formal dining area in addition to the kitchen area, a galleried library overlooking the main reception and a wooden panelled study. The property also benefits from two private, secure, underground car parking spaces and onsite 24-hour concierge. 

Located in the bankside on London’s Southbank, Benbow House is near the famous New Globe TheatreWilliam Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre, which opened in 1599, was closed in 1642 and demolished due to the closure of all theatres in England at that time.  The current New Globe Theatre was built 1997. 

The penthouse is within a 15-minute walk of the heart of the City of London, via Southwark Bridge, a two-minute walk to the Tate Modern art gallery as well as being close to the iconic Borough Market and the Shard Tower and a wide range of local amenities and restaurants.  The area is well served by public transport: Southwark Underground station (Jubilee line) and London Bridge station (Main Line trains and Jubilee and Northern lines Underground). The Millennium Bridge is instantly accessible and offers a short walk to St. Paul’s Cathedral and its surrounding areas. 

The Southbank is now one of the most exciting and vibrant areas of London, with a huge range of cultural amenities in the area (Purcell Rooms, National Theatre, BFI, Royal Festival Hall, etc.), with Covent Garden, St Paul’s and the City only a short journey or walk away across the river.  The newest hotel in the area is the illustrious five-star Mondrian Hotel, recently opened in the listed Sea Containers House, which brings added focus to area. 

Susan Cohen, Head of Sales & Lettings at Pastor Real Estate, says: “This is a fantastic apartment in one of the most vibrant locations in central London, with breath-taking views of the skyline and river.  It is very centrally located, in the heart of a unique location that offers so much and is rapidly becoming one of the most sort after locations in London.  

“The location, space, light and parking mean that the Penthouse at Benbow House appeals to both those working in the City and the Arts.  It would make a stunning home or City ’pied-a-terre’ and is also great for entertaining in all seasons.”

The Penthouse at Benbow House is offered for sale at an asking price of £8.9 million ($13.3 million).  Viewings are strictly by appointment. For further information contact Pastor Real Estate on: tel: 020 3195 9595, email

Based in the heart of Mayfair, Pastor Real Estate provides a range of professional real estate related services for discerning clients.

Pastor Real Estate, through the Monaco based J B Pastor & Fils, has over three generations of experience and expertise in property development and management.

It operates across prime central London, with particular focus on Mayfair, Marylebone, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Kensington, Chelsea and Fitzrovia.

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