Booming Blackfriars and the new tower to take on The Shard

Booming Blackfriars and the new tower to take on The Shard
Posted by Russell Wells

A new building is set to challenge The Shard for the title of most iconic tower on the London skyline. One Blackfriars, a Berkeley St George development, will stand 52 stories above the streets of the capital and will include a hotel as well as luxury apartments and penthouses.

The new tower is set to provide another “shimmering” (in the words of Berkeley) sight on the London landscape and is part of a wider revival currently taking place along South Bank. Other additions to the area that have received plenty of attention recently are the opening of Blackfriars South train station in 2013 and other developments such as Blackfriars Road by Barratt.

One Blackfriars has been designed by the award-winning Ian Simpson Architects and is going to be 170 metres high! You better get saving if you want to live there though. The luxury apartments start at £1.5 million, with some of the most exclusive penthouses London has to offer available on the site for a mere £23 million. Right, best put the iPad on Ebay then.

Thinking of moving to the area? Here are a few reasons we think Blackfriars is a good place to live:

Location, location, location
Great for working in the city or Canary Wharf, a spot of lunch around Borough Market or a stroll to St Paul’s.

Transport links
Two overground train stations are close by plus two tube lines – Blackfriars and Southwark - a short walk away. Oh, and Crossrail is also expected to open at Farringdon in 2018.

It’s on the water
Live close to the iconic Thames and get a rare chance to be beside the water in London. Lovely for a summer stroll.

Nice neighbours
The areas directly next to Blackfriars are expected to become rather swish in the coming years. Elephant and Castle is tipped for a bit of a revival and Nine Elms is also getting popular with the young, hip professionals.

Plenty of choice
It’s a diverse part of the city, with modern penthouses and lofts as well as Victorian terraced houses.


They're going to be good, but are they tops? Take a look at Outlet's favourite penthouse apartments in London, and at our favourite London lofts.Did you know we also have a team dedicated to finding and selling luxury penthouses and lofts? See our dedicated penthouses and lofts section

Are you looking to buy, rent or sell a property in Blackfriars? Outlet can help. Give us a call today on 020 3411 3886 to find out how we can help you find a house, apartment, penthouse or loft. Alternatively click here for more information on our services. Take a look too at our area guide for Waterloo, just down the road.

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