As working from home becomes the norm, we take a look at the 10 highest-rated developments on HomeViews that offer apartments with health and leisure amenities. Londoners are increasingly opting for a remote commute, a trend likely to remain long after the pandemic is over. As a result, extra facilities like these are becoming increasingly appealing – our reviewers especially love having access to a private gym or swimming pool. Time to find your WFH heaven!
10 best London apartments with private gym and pool – according to residents
Okay, so you may notice we sneaked in an extra development – Wardian London – since we first created the Top 10. We just couldn’t resist its tropical-style sanctuary, which comes complete with a spa and a three-lane 25m athletic-standard pool alongside a gym. You’re welcome.
Residents at The Whitehouse Apartments benefit from the development’s rooftop gardens and health and fitness suite that includes an elegant pool and gym area. This highly-rated development offers a selection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments. It is ideally located only four minutes’ walk to Waterloo station, providing extensive transport connections via both Rail and Underground services.
“The building has really nice facilities like a pool / gym. The service is really very good, the concierge is great, always very helpful.” – Shams, private tenant
One Tower Bridge is a mixed-use development by Berkeley Homes, offering a selection of 355 luxurious apartments and penthouses designed by Squires and Partners. A beautiful private pool and gym area is available for residents to use in this luxurious development ideally positioned overlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London on the opposite bank.
“All I can say it that is is gorgeous, perfection. Thank you Berkeley Homes.” – Pam, private tenant
The Eagle is a Mount Anvil development in the City of London that includes a swimming pool and gym facilities for residents. This high-rise building comprises both residential and commercial units, with 276 apartments that include affordable housing options. The Eagle is close to Old Street station and an easy walk from the vibrant London neighbourhoods of Shoreditch and Hoxton.
“Stylish & modern art deco design. Well kept communal gym/spa/sauna/cinema room/landscaped garden.” – Mike, owner
Abell & Cleland is a prestigious Berkeley development comprising one, two, three and four-bed luxury apartments, plus a collection of three to four-bedroom duplex penthouses. The building includes a stylish swimming pool, gym and spa area, providing outstanding facilities for its residents.
“The facilities provided within this development are exquisite; we have access to a swimming pool and the concierge is personable.” – Diva, private resident
Baltimore Wharf is a mixed-use development from Galliard Homes that comprises residential units, retail outlets and a hotel. There are one and two-bedroom apartments, premium duplexes and penthouses on offer here, with gym and pool available to residents. The development is moments from the Crossharbour DLR Station and Canary Wharf is less than a 10-minute walk away, which carries the Jubilee line services.
Wardian London is a unique residential development from EcoWorld and Ballymore. The development offers studio to penthouse apartments, all close to Canary Wharf’s Jubilee line, DLR, and London City Airport. Furthermore, residents have access to a cinema, a pool and a gym, as well as other facilities.
“State-of-the-art gym and luxury spa. Amazing view on sky lounge. Friendly concierge and receptionist. Air conditioning is a life saver in hot weather.” – CZ, owner
Highbury Square, N5 is a unique development built from the historic Highbury Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club from 1913-2006. Although officially referred to as Arsenal Stadium, the ground was more commonly known to fans as Highbury. Developed by Frasers Property, the scheme now comprises 711 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all with access to the on-site private pool and gym.
“It is a good quality apartment with a very nice view, especially during the summer. The garden is also very clean and well kept. The area is community focused as everyone is friendly.” – Jenna, owner
No.2 Upper Riverside is part of the larger, mixed-use Greenwich Peninsula project. It is home to 205 residential units – a mix of studios, one, two and also three-bedroom apartments, with interiors designed by Tom Dixon. The stunning pool and other spaces in The Club were also designed by Dixon, offering residents beautiful leisure facilities with panoramic views over the Thames.
“Building and facilities are beautiful. The running tracks are great, and the clubhouse is perfect for it! The pools are extremely spacious and the steam room and gym are to die for.” – Gordon B, private tenant
At number nine in our list is Embassy Gardens, a mixed-use EcoWorld and Ballymore development, featuring luxury apartments and commercial units and designed by HAL Architects and Sir Terry Farrell CBE. It’s got a prime setting in the waterfront Nine Elms district, close to the River Thames and the US Embassy. In addition, the site is walkable from Vauxhall, Battersea and the in-construction Nine Elms stations. Likewise, it is close to the Southbank Centre and London Bridge.
Exchange Gardens comprises 159 apartments to rent. Residents benefit from a range of facilities and amenities on site, include a concierge lobby in the Keybridge Lofts Building. In addition, residents can access the Keybridge Club Lounge, featuring informal seating areas, a hot desk area and meeting table as well as WiFi access. Likewise, there is a spa and gym, which features a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, changing facilities and a range of gym equipment.
“The gym and pool are exquisite and are so handy being so close to my flat!” – Sophie D, private tenant
The property market is still going strong after the pandemic peak in prices. Although the worst may finally be behind us, buyers remain more conscious about choosing homes that are compatible with an active lifestyle and working remotely.
As well as open green spaces and communal/distanced working spaces, on-site facilities like pools and gyms give residents a chance to disconnect from work. This helps to keep both mind and body healthy. The stunning London apartment buildings with gyms and pools in our rankings are listed in order according to the overall rating given to them by HomeViews reviewers.
Reviewers are verified residents! This means that you can trust what they say. Developments are rated on Design, Value, Location, Facilities and Management, then the overall score is taken as an average of those five ratings.
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