Britain’s towns and cities are melting pots of history and culture so it’s little wonder that they have a magnetic appeal for many. Of course, property can vary significantly in metropolitan areas. So if you’ve got your heart set on urban living, it’ll help to nail down a wish list before you go house hunting. And that’s where PrimeLocation can help. From new-build homes in soaring towers, to unusual apartments carved out of historical buildings, we’ve got it covered. All that’s left for you to do is pick your favourite.
Keen on a vista? Then a penthouse apartment where you can enjoy panoramic views of the urban sprawl could be right up your street. Penthouse apartments come in all shapes and sizes, from homes at the top of converted historic warehouses, to modern space in gleaming new tower blocks. Liverpool is one of several vibrant towns and cities in the north, where you’ll find a good range of penthouse apartments – and some in highly desirable waterfront locations. And if you have deep pockets, London could be a good call. Snap up a penthouse apartment in the Kensington neighbourhood, and the chances are you’ll have a fine view of some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Warehouses and conversions
If you’re interested in the country’s rich industrial heritage, what about one of the granaries, depositories, warehouses and factories that have been transformed into cool and interesting living spaces in recent years? The historic London Docklands could be a good place to start. But there’s certainly no shortage of warehouse conversions in the wider east London area. Of course, you’re not simply limited to buildings from the industrial revolution. Tram sheds, churches, prisons, hunting lodges, hospitals and mills are just some of the more unusual historic buildings that have been converted into homes – many of which carry significant cachet. So what are you waiting for?
Balconies and roof terraces
With outside space at a premium in many towns and cities, balconies and roof terraces can make all the difference. And they’re particularly sought-after in the heart of urban jungles, such as central Manchester. What’s not to like about balconies and roof terraces? They boost natural light and airflow in your home – and in the warmer summer months, keep temperatures down.
They also provide all-important space. If you like entertaining, there can be no better place than dining al fresco on a warm summer’s evening. Fortunately, balconies and roof terraces range wildly in style. If you’re a fan of intricate ironwork, why not consider one of the many Victorian terraced houses in south London with balconies made of wrought iron spindles?