Photography Will Pearson
The city view
Goodman's Fields, London E1
For a snapshot of cutting-edge, contemporary architecture, there's no vista more rewarding than the London skyline. Recent years have seen the arrival of 30 St Mary's Axe - more commonly known as The Gherkin - in 2003, followed by Heron Tower in 2011, and the 87-storey Shard skyscraper in 2012. Current work in progress includes the top-heavy 'Walkie Talkie' at 20 Fenchurch St, due for completion this year. Perhaps the best place to view the results of all this activity is from Goodman's Fields, a seven-acre development in the financial hub of the City. Glancing out of the window, residents can feel truly ensconced in one of the world's most exciting cities.
The river view
One Tower Bridge, London SE1
While the London landscape evolves continually, one constant endures at its heart. The River Thames winds its way through the capital, contributing a calming influence and peaceful backdrop for bars, theatres, restaurants and walks. From One Tower Bridge's luxurious new properties - with architecture designed by Squires and Partners and interiors by elite UK designers including Conran & Partners - residents are surrounded by iconic landmarks, old and new. Historic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London are juxtaposed with the arresting, asymetric glass facade of Norman Foster's City Hall. Opened back in 2002, it's one of the most dramatic contemporary additions to this covetable river view.
The Leafy view
Vista, Chelsea Bridge
Being surrounded by trees and plants is good for mind, body and soul - and, thanks to Berkeley's forthcoming development at Vista, Chelsea Bridge, you don't have to live in the countryside to reap the benefits. Overlooking the expansive 200-acre Battersea Park, this property offers a lush, leafy view as far as the eye can see. Added to this is an ingenious design from world-leading architects Scott Brownrigg, which incorporates foliage into the fabric of the building in the form of multiple tiers of green roofs. And all this within a stone's throw of the River Thames and the shopping and cultural hub of Sloane Square.
A hand-picked collection of the Capital's most iconic and sought-after new addresses by The Berkeley Group, all designed to exceed expectations on every level.
Berkeley is proud to team up with the very best names in their respective fields - a unique alliance of the finest brands which are integral to the finest lifestyles.
Fine wines, art auctions, iconic automobiles, exquisite jewellery, traditional tailoring, cutting-edge audio, must-have accessories and interior design trends.
Jointly hosted with club partners, a forthcoming series of events will complement this array of premium brands, with personal invitations tailored to specific individual interests.