Curating luxury for the discerning traveller



More than just a luxury development, Canaletto boasts an award-winning design pedigree. The vision of Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of the innovative UNStudio, the 31-storey building incorporates fluid forms inspired by natural landscapes, creating a distinctive shape that Berkel hopes will shake off the often unhomely aesthetic of high-rise developments.The aluminum bands that divide the building form what the architect conceived of as ‘neighbourhoods in the sky’; this emphasis on community continues indoors, with a communal residents’ lounge housed on the 24th floor of the building, along with a gym, spa and treatment rooms, a swimming pool and a cinema. A restaurant is also set to take up residence on the ground floor facing City Road.

Canaletto, 257 City Road, EC1V 1AD.
020 7608 1825.

Feb 20th 2018
Lois B-E

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.



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