BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD
*A REGAL RESIDENCE
5BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD
*A REGAL RESIDENCE
*06 Introducing Buckingham Palace Road Introducing the building
09 A royal connection Your local area
11 Haute couture & fine dining Restaurants and shopping nearby
12 Timeless architecture sets the stage Things to see and do
15 Discovering the gems of Westminster Finding your way around
16 Sophisticated designer interiors Inside the apartments
24 Supreme style, quality & finesse A guide to the apartments
25 2 & 3 bedroom apartments: The details The floorplans
30 The Westminster Collection 3 magnificent residences
32 Alchemi Group The developers
6INTRODUCING BUCKINGHAM PALACE ROAD
*Facing The Royal Mews and counting Buckingham Palace, St Jamess Park and The Queens Gallery among its immediate neighbours, this prestigious development of just seven 2 and 3 bedroom apartments boasts an address that is difficult to surpass.
The front of the building is a timeless facade in original Portland Stone and soft red brickwork, with delicate cornice and architrave detail, whilst the rear is a new build of brick, loft-style modern duplexes. The interiors are modern, sleek, inviting and entirely confident of their noble connections.
8A ROYAL CONNECTION
*This historic corner of London is synonymous with that most British of institutions, royalty. Its here that Buckingham Palace, Clarence and Marlborough Houses and arguably, the most authentic of them all, St Jamess Palace, form the cornerstones of the capitals royal residencies.
The pomp and pageantry might best be observed at the Trooping of the Colour or the Changing of the Guard, but the essence of sovereignty can be savoured in the wide tree-lined Mall and the manicured perfection of St Jamess Park.
A more personal and detailed appreciation of the royal heritage is not restricted to the great and good: the Queens Gallery at Buckingham Palace has changing exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection and the Royal Mews displays the state vehicles used for coronations, royal weddings and the State Opening of Parliament.
HAUTE COUTURE & FINE DINING
*Revitalised by the arrival of the Cardinal Place shopping centre, the area has radically changed in recent years with exciting new restaurants, bars and boutiques adding to long-established attractions such as the Goring, Londons most characteristically English hotel with its renowned David Linley designed restaurant, The Dining Room.
To the west lies Knightsbridge, famous for Harrods, Harvey Nichols, the great auction houses of Bonhams and Christies and the fashion emporia of Beauchamp Place, framed by Sloane Street, Pont Street and Brompton Road. To the north are Fortnum & Mason, Jermyn Street and fabulous shopping arcades filled with bespoke tailors, cigar shops, perfumeries, frommageries and milliners.
The quality and variety of restaurants is difficult to surpass: try new style Japanese at Nobu, eat Highland steaks with live jazz at Boisdale of Belgravia, taste award-winning Thai at the Mango Tree or have imaginative seafood at Quaglinos.
TIMELESS ARCHITECTURE SETS THE STAGE
*SW1 boasts some exceptional open spaces in Green and St Jamess Parks, however, the architecture of the built environment surely triumphs as some of the grandest to be found in the capital. Westminster Abbey is a living pageant of British history and a treasure trove of paintings and stained glass. A delightful companion piece is found down Victoria Street in Westminster Cathedral, a breathtaking example of Byzantine architecture. The Houses of Parliament claim prime riverfront position with the inimitable 320 ft tower, Big Ben, whose clock is charmingly counterweighted by old pennies to ensure it keeps to time.
Cardinal Place is home to the SW1 Gallery with a varied range of contemporary exhibitions and contrasts neatly with the opulent displays at the Queens Gallery at Buckingham Palace. Victoria Palace and the Apollo Victoria theatres can provide a light-hearted evenings entertainment within easy walking distance.
Actual Local Photography
DISCOVERING THE GEMS OF
From the established architectural magnificence of Belgravia, Knightsbridge and St Jamess to the revitalised areas of Victoria, Pimlico and Westminster, the places that share the SW1 postcode trip off the tongue like a whos who of hot spots. Business and pleasure co-exist very happily here; the politicians, diplomats, civil servants and royal dignitaries have been supplemented by the more recent arrival of tourists, journalists and media moguls. A hugely diverse range of hotels, restaurants and bars rise to the challenge of meeting their discriminating tastes.
ST JAMESS PARK
200 mThis map is indicative and not to scale.
Retail & Dining1 Mango Tree Thai cuisine2 Grand Imperial Restaurant Malaysian cuisine3 House of Fraser Department store4 St. Johns, Smith Square British & European Cuisine5 Cardinal Place Shopping centre6 Harrods & Harvey Nichols Department stores 7 The Quilon Indian dining (Michelin star)8 Philip Treacy Haute Couture9 Seven Park Place French dining (Michelin star)
Hotels1 The Goring
2 The Rubens
3 The Halkin
4 51 Buckingham Gate
5 The Berkeley
6 London Hilton, Park Lane
7 The Dorchester
8 The Ritz London
9 St. Jamess Hotel & Club
Attractions1 Buckingham Palace
2 The Royal Mews
3 Westminster Cathedral
4 Westminster Abbey
5 Big Ben & Houses of Parliament
6 10 Downing Street
The Arts1 Victoria Palace Theatre
2 Apollo Victoria Theatre
3 The Queens Gallery
4 Guards Museum
5 National Gallery
6 SW1 Gallery
7 The Royal Academy
8 Tate Britain
SOPHISTICATED DESIGNER INTERIORS
*The remodelled Edwardian building connects by a courtyard to the smart new build at the rear, but the same meticulous attention has been lavished on the stylish interiors throughout. Chic, sleek and subtly glamorous these are undoubtedly homes fit for modern royalty.
Computer generated images of an apartment at Buckingham Palace Road
SUPREME STYLE, QUALITY
Living Rooms: Flooring & stairs: Engineered smoked oak timber (FSC certified).
Kitchens: Cabinetry: Mesons Italy.Backsplash: Fully tiled with Casa Dolce Casa ceramics (LEED certified).Counter: LG Hi-Macs (made from 40% recyclable material).Appliances: Siemens (A-A+ rated).Sink & tap: Abode Designs (tap with built-in water filter).
Master Bedrooms: Carpeting: Luxurious velvet pile (stain treated in a resilient two-fold yard and 80/20 mix. Made in the UK). Wardrobes: SanGiacomo.Wallpaper: Sateen Club woven yarn fabric (treated with stain resistant finish, LEED certified, 85% post-consumer material).
Bedrooms 2 & 3: Carpeting: Westex velvet pile (stain treated in a resilient two-fold yard
and 80/20 mix. Made in the UK).Wardrobes: SanGiacomo.
Master En-Suites: Sinks & toilets: Vero & Starck 3 for Duravit (manufacturer achieving ISO 14001 certification).Sink taps: Hansgrohe Citterio M wall mount in polished chrome.Showerpipe: Hansgrohe Raindance EcoSmart with handshower in polished chrome.Tiles: All Casa Dolce Casa porcelain stoneware laid over underfloor heating & glass mosaics in the showers (LEED certified).
Bathrooms: Sinks, furniture & toilets: Vero, X-Large & Starck 3 for Duravit (manufacturer achieving ISO 14001 certification).All taps: Exclusive to CP Hart (the UKs leading luxury bath supplier).Tiles: All Casa Dolce Casa porcelain stoneware laid over underfloor heating & glass mosaics in the showers (LEED certified).
Security: Video entry: Planux by Comelit.
Communal: Additional: Bike Storage, Recycle Area, General Storage.
2 & 3 BEDROOM
APARTMENTS: THE DETAILS
*The apartments are housed in two distinct buildings divided by and overlooking a central courtyard. The period property faces Buckingham Palace Road whilst the new build apartments front onto Warwick Row.
The interiors have been designed with the conscientious 21st century, buyer in mind. Products, manufacturers and specification were not only chosen for their quality and overall design but also because of their environmental impact. The interiors themselves are a decidedly modern European palate with Italian kitchens, wardrobes and tile and contemporary German technology for bat