What I like about it is it’s very convenient, we have a 24 house uniformed concierge to pick up parcels, let you or your guests in and offer security and assistance. I feel very safe and secure due to the key fob system and single entrance. Lots of my friends live in the building, so there is a good community feel. It has very good transport links as it is near both Lambeth North and Waterloo station, so I can easily get to work or wherever I want to be. The waste disposal system is another plus, rather than a room it’s taken right from outside our door.
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Very close to the Southbank, lots to see and do there, very lively
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Concierge will get to know you individually
The Perspective Building is the best of both worlds – you get the exclusivity of a private, prestigious apartment with the authenticity of London in all its glory. It doesn’t have any amenities as such – like a gym or a supermarket – but everything you need is on the doorstep,m meaning the service charge is cheaper as you don’t have to pay for all that! I love the fact you can walk down to Lower Marsh Street Market for lunch or shopping, and it’s about a ten-minute walk to Waterloo station. It’s not the best looking building from the outside, and I dare say the locals aren’t huge fans, but if you want luxury and location combined – this place has it.
The Perspective Building at 100 Westminster Bridge Road was once home to the MI6 headquarters, Century House. That was before developers Crest Nicholson transformed it with a GBP 50 million redevelopment which was completed in 2003. Now, with a bold glass and steel exterior and distinctive waved roof, it houses around 180 apartments with a mixture of one, two and three bedrooms. And as soon as you step inside and The Perspective Building makes a big first impression with a canopied entrance and a five-story glass atrium.
The apartments at The Perspective Building are a similar story \” well-proportioned spaces with modern appliances and striking views of the skyline from every window. Kevin Spacey used to live in the Penthouse here while he was artistic director of the Old Vic theatre just down the road, and as you’d expect, this space commands the most impressive views of all. In terms of extra features, there’s a 24-hour concierge available to residents, plus many apartments have secure underground parking.
Location-wise, The Perspective Building is opposite Lambeth North station on the Bakerloo line, which puts Oxford Circus just a nine-minute journey away. A five-minute walk, meanwhile, gets you to Waterloo station, so hubs like Canary Wharf are easily commutable for work.
As for the area immediately around the building, it’s an authentic living, breathing London neighbourhood. Lower Marsh street market \” one of London’s last-remaining street markets \” is packed with one-off shops and independent stores, as well as market traders and street food stalls. There are plenty of development projects in progress, but the area has so far managed to retain a real sense of its authentic roots.
For entertainment, both the South Bank and the West End are within easy reach, and there’s understandably a strong creative scene. The Old Vic is a five-minute walk away, and the London Eye is walkable in around 15 minutes. Continue walking along the South Bank from here and Tate Modern, the National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe are all at your disposal.