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Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

This apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2 really does offer quite a vantage point over the city.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

Cromwell Tower was completed in 1973 to a design by Chamberlin, Powell & Bon. A bold brutalist tower, it is 43 storey high, with 38 levels of flats and two of penthouses. Over those floors are 108 flats and three penthouse maisonettes, with this apartment high up on the 38th floor.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

Hopefully the images give an idea of just how dramatic the view is when you are so high in the sky. If you have a fear of heights, this really is not the place for you. If not, read on.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

Specifically this is an east-facing apartment with 180-degree views from the private balcony / terrace, looking out onto the City of London, with landmarks such as The Shard, The Gherkin, Heron Tower, Walkie Talkie, Cheesegrater, and beyond, as well as Canary Wharf greeting you each morning.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

So that’s the drama sorted. What about the living space? Well, this apartment offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with floor to ceiling windows to boosts the light and access more of the views. Pretty much original condition too.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe and all of the bedrooms have a door direct to the balcony. The original 1960s Brooke Marine kitchen is still in place, as is the original bathroom and shower room, described as being ‘in superb condition’. Completing the layout is the main reception space, a utility and a breakfast area / room.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

As well as the grade II-listed architecture, you also get access to a 24-hour porter, as well as parking space, which is I think is located below the tower. Obviously there is a service charge as a result, which isn’t mentioned but is one to check.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

As ever, space, location and the fact that this is on the Barbican means a high price to pay. This is up for £2,000,000.

Images and details courtesy of Hamilton Brooks. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2
Barbican living: Apartment in Cromwell Tower on the Barbican Estate, London EC2

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