Palace view: new apartment block in Kennington has views of Lambeth Palace and Houses of Parliament

Less than a mile from the Westminster Parliamentary quarter, this project of 55 apartments offers wow-factor views overlooking the ancient Lambeth Palace.

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Kennington remains aloof from the dramatic change taking place next door at Vauxhall and Elephant & Castle. And this is part of its allure.

Less than a mile from the Westminster Parliamentary quarter, the district’s handsome Victorian terraces and hidden Georgian squares act as a block on big development projects. 

The area has always had a sort of understated gentrification, possibly because it is north of the river — though the London Underground Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea may eventually lift the veil.

The area butts up against the Thames, and right where ancient Lambeth Palace stands, the home of Archbishops of Canterbury, an ugly office block has been bulldozed to make way for Palace View, above and top left, 55 apartments with full-height glazing to maximise the vista. Prices from £745,000. Call Taylor Wimpey on 020 7355 8150.

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