Located in the centre of historic Soho, Royalty Mews draws inspiration from the cultural cachet of the area, collaborating with local artist Adam Dant and interior designers March & White to offer ‘elegance with an edge’. Dant has crafted a large-scale metal piece to conceal the entrance to the apartments, complementing the former industrial building that at one time served as a recording studio. Behind Dant’s work sits a distinctive black brick façade – home to four apartments finished with sophisticated touches that range from brass and marble detailing to state-of-the-art appliances.A stone’s throw from the city’s major shopping districts, theatres and museums, Royalty Mews offers an alluring mix of cool and convenience.
2 Royalty Mews, W1D 3AR.
020 7205 2165.
Situated in the heart of London’s bustling East End, The Stage offers a slice of history alongside luxury living. It takes inspiration from the remains of the Curtain Theatre, the premier venue of Shakespeare’s theatre company in the 16th century, that were unearthed on the site in 2011. The excavation uncovered everything from the original stage, complete with connecting underground tunnels, to money boxes and costume beading. The Stage development includes retail and leisure space (as well as a public amphitheatre – a nod to the area’s theatrical history) alongside a residential tower with high-end apartments. Residents can access a private screening room, games lounge, bowling lanes, gym, salon, spa and business centre, as well as spectacular views from the sky lounge on the 32nd floor.
The Stage, Plough Yard, EC2A 3LP.
020 3621 0525.