LIKE any cosmopolitan traveller, I believe there are beautiful places meant for sleeping – a lush bed, a floral arrangement or two and gorgeous restroom where you can relax in a bath—and beautiful places meant to elevate your spirit. With nothing short of mesmerising views to all of London’s architectural landmarks, Cheval Three Quays – serviced luxury apartment building in Central London – does just that for me.
Having lived in London for five years, up until last year, a two-night stay in their penthouse is enough to make me fall in love with the city all over again as I gaze out into a pink sunset on a perfect summer afternoon.
Cheval Three Quays is located by the River Thames, towards the east of the city. I don’t have a direct view to the sunset, but the glass buildings around the Shard, the tallest building in Europe – located just across the river bank – reflect the rose-tinted sun from their facades, creating a mirrored illusion. The terrace wraps itself around the penthouse at almost 360 degrees, and I can’t decide whether I want to be inside or out – these are the kind of decisions
I’m faced with while at Cheval. The terrace is perfect for cocktail and dinner parties, large enough to accommodate a few dozen people.
Although the building has a range of options – one, two and three bedrooms – I’m treated to a four-bedroom apartment with six bathrooms, an immense contemporary living space and two kitchens – all with spectacular views to the surroundings, courtesy of its floor-to- ceiling glass windows.
The four-bedroom penthouse can be split in half, dividing into the River View (looking towards Tower Bridge, the Shard and the London Eye) and Tower View (looking out towards Tower of London) penthouses. With this much space, a distinctive luxury in London, my second big decision of the day is pondering which of the king and queen-sized beds to sleep in. The rooms, all designed in a similar style – sleek, modern lines with warm beige and grey tones for
added comfort – are equipped with their own ensuite, ensuring maximum privacy when you have a full house.
With Tower Hill Tube station located moments away, and with the river embankment at the edge of the property, Cheval Three Quays is perfectly positioned for visitors who want to venture out into London, whether for drinks, dinner or tourism. The financial district, the City of London, is in close proximity as well, making it ideal for travellers or commuters visiting London on business.
But whether you’re visitor or local—flying solo or with friends or family – Cheval Three Quays is guaranteed to provide an unforgettable getaway while staying right in the heart of all that London has to offer. Pink sunsets and all.
by Regner Ramos
Cheval Three Quays 40 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6AG