A view of the Shard is no exclusive privilege, so omnipresent is it on the London skyline. But from close up, across the lowrise roofs of Borough, it has a more intimate, almost magical quality, whether wrapped in cloud or glistening on a sunny day.
A boldly designed apartment scheme in Pilgrimage Street seeks to maximise the vista. Called Atollo, after the three-dimensional shapes of an architectural construction toy, the nine two-bedroom apartments have been assembled on top of an existing white box building and have projecting glass walls and triangular balconies. Prices from £800,00 to £1,125,000. Call Greene & Co on 020 7604 3200.
The Light Rooms, by developers Life Less Ordinary, is a boutique scheme of five two-bedroom apartments with enclosed winter gardens on Borough High Street that also boasts a view of the Shard. Prices start from £724,950. Call Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward on 020 7740 2640 for more information.