Why a growing number of central London residents are eating in luxury restaurants with roof terraces offering views of the city.
The lifestyle a luxury home in Knightsbridge or any other area of prime central London offers will remain unaffected by Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
Demand for properties we are offering with outside space or close to the parks is likely to rise among overseas residents due to the falling value of the pound.
This together with the Bank of England cutting its base rate means purchasers obtaining finance in the UK will have more financial muscle when investing in luxury homes.
Despite referendum data from the BBC revealing that 69% of the 78,196 votes cast in Westminster were in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, Brexit certainly provides opportunities for landlords, buyers and sellers in central London.
The city’s status as a world-leading financial centre offering almost unlimited options when it comes to culture, education and entertainment is well documented.
But less noted is a change in the lifestyle of the capital’s residents, particularly when it comes to their choice of restaurants. Luxury restaurants with outdoor terraces are growing in number as London homeowners and tenants embrace European-style dining.
Here, Plaza Estates picks out two outdoor restaurants that match your lifestyle.
OXO Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie
Where? Barge House Street SE1 9PH
The brasserie and cocktail bar at this Southbank landmark boast stunning views across the Thames to Charing Cross and the City of London. One half of the outdoor terrace is given over to dining, but the other half is available to guests using the bar.
While heading towards the terrace, don’t miss out on the interior which blends some of the venue’s original design elements with strikingly modern touches. But arrive early because outdoor dining is only offered on a first come first served basis.
Where? The Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street W8 5SA
Set 100ft above London, The Grade II-listed Roof Gardens first opened in 1933 and are divided into three distinct areas – Spanish, Tudor and English Woodland. Noted for their four resident flamingos, the gardens are just part of the attraction at this 21st century venue.
The award winning food on the menu at Babylon uses the freshest, seasonal ingredients and includes dishes such as braised beef cheek, confit salmon supreme, halibut with English asparagus and date pudding.
If it’s just a drink you’re after, cocktails are served on the Babylon Terrace which offers some of the best views over London’s world-famous skyline.
Before heading off to enjoy the gastronomic delights at any of the outdoor venues we’ve picked out for you, here’s something to chew over...
If the UK’s notice to quit the EU is making you think about leaving London, two sets of new statistics reveal the importance of obtaining an accurate valuation of your home before putting it on the market.
Just 13,168 owners of property in London put their home up for sale between the start of 2016 and the week of 10 June. But during that same period of time 6181 property owners whose home was listed by an estate agent reduced their asking price, according to data firm Lon Res.
It takes between nine and 11 weeks to complete a property sale in central London when its asking price reflects the home’s condition and the current state of the market.
Our experienced property professionals, who have an in-depth knowledge of the central London housing market, are ready to give you an accurate valuation of your flat or house. For more information, get in touch with Plaza Estates
today. You could be surprised how much your home is worth.