Berkeley Group strive to bring you the highest quality homes possible in and around London, giving you the chance to secure a property which offers luxury living to suit your style. This month, we're taking you in for a closer look at our Royal Exchange development and its 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments to showcase what life in South West London could be like for you.
Situated over in Kingston-upon-Thames, you can find Royal Exchange nestled in the heart of this historic market town. First recorded in a Royal Charter in 838, Kingston-upon-Thames is known as Britain's oldest Royal Borough where old Saxon kings were coronated.
Although it once belonged to the county of Surrey, Kingston is now recognised as part of Greater London and is a popular residential area which sits on the banks of the River Thames.
Royal Exchange straddles the edge of the thriving centre of Kingston, giving you easy access to all the fabulous amenities in the area while still being able to escape the hustle and bustle at a moment's notice. There's no better new development in the area if you're looking at homes in Kingston, with Norbiton and Hampton Wick stations just a short walk away for whenever you want to make a quick trip into central London.
Built around the beautiful Grade II listed Old Post Office and Telephone Exchange buildings, Royal Exchange has been designed to retain the charm and character of these iconic institutions while centering its features around modern residents. While Royal Exchange aims to create a new community within the area through the construction of the Piazza social and cultural hub, residents of 260+ apartments will have the added advantage of access to the development's exclusive elements.
We understand that exercise and fitness are crucially important to a balanced modern lifestyle, both for physical and mental wellbeing. Royal Exchange has a 1,300 sq ft fitness suite based within the development which can only be accessed by residents, sporting state-of-the-art cardio machines and free weights to enable a wide range of exercise routines. Blending convenience with top quality equipment means that you'll be able to workout whenever you want without needing to bother with an external gym.
Royal Exchange's apartments are split into four different residential houses: Rutherford House, Wakefield House, Helena House, and Richardson House. Each is home to a different array of luxury apartments designed to accommodate the needs of our residents, with slight twists on the stylistic features of the interiors.
Looking specifically at Wakefield House, our latest property release for Royal Exchange, there's everything from Manhattan apartments up to 3 bedroom premier apartments so you can choose the right size property for you. No matter which apartment you choose, you'll discover features which blend practical effectiveness with fine aesthetic design, such as the composite stone worktops in the kitchens to the bespoke bathroom vanity units.
Every element within each of our apartments has been carefully considered to give you a truly luxurious living experience in one of London's most sought after locations. Finishes and details throughout these Kingston properties amply this feeling of luxury, elevating each apartment to exceed expectations.
Kingston has plenty of entertaining opportunities for excitement around the town and in the local area, although sometimes you might want to take a breath and find a relaxing spot for some me time. Escaping to our private courtyards give you a calm oasis you can visit at a moment's notice, surrounded by blossoms and blooms to create a tranquil atmosphere all-year round.
Based on the historic courtyards which provided sanctuary from the bustle of the town centre, these places within the development are perfect for reflection, reading, and a safe environment for younger residents to play in a secure environment.
Kingston has one of the largest offerings of green space in the area, with over 1,100 of gorgeous greenery to explore when you want to wind down and get a little closer to nature. Families can enjoy group strolls through Hampton Wick and there's great routes to follow for those who want to engage in a more active lifestyle. Alternatively, you can take one of the many walking tours of Kingston to get out and about while learning more about the local area and landmarks.
There's a vast array of high-end retailers to check out in the centre of Kingston too, making it a fantastic spot outside of London to grab some designer clothing. Many international brands can be found here too, meaning you don't have to go far in order to pick up something a little more continental. Once you've had your fill of shopping, you'll find plenty of independent eateries and well-known restaurants to grab a bite to eat. No matter what sort of cuisine you favour, you'll find something to satisfy your tastebuds.
Kingston has over 300 listed buildings, which speaks to the depth and breadth of its historical landscape. There is plenty of history to uncover within the area, from Kingston Market Square and the Coronation Stone to the grand Hampton Court Palace over on Hampton Wick. If you are curious about Kingston's royal connection and links back throughout English history, you won't have to look far.
Properties in Kingston have proven to be overwhelmingly and enduringly popular, meaning that when new property developments pop up in the area they're usually snatched up quite quickly. If you're interested in finding out more about Royal Exchange or booking in a viewing then find out more on the development page.