This eighth-floor apartment is within walking distance of Canary Wharf and has panoramic views over the Thames and the city skyline. The arrival of Crossrail will make it ideal for those who commute in to the City and Mayfair. But unlike some Docklands’ bachelor pads, it comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The dual-aspect living room is ideal for entertaining, as is the terrace. The apartment also benefits from secure car parking, 24-hour concierge facilities and gym facilities within the building.
Contact: Cluttons Wapping on 020 7488 4858, www.cluttons.co.uk
THE NINTH HOUSE, RAY MEAD ROAD, MAIDENHEAD, SL6
This stylish Edwardian four-bedroom house has views over the River Thames and is just a short distance from Maidenhead Bridge and the town’s mainline station – the eventual western terminus of Crossrail. The property manages to combine period features with modern appliances. The dining room/conservatory is spacious and airy and it looks out onto the expansive and secluded rear garden, which includes a heated swimming pool.
Contact: Savills Windsor on 01753 834600, www.savills.co.uk
FLAT A, MEAD COURT, SOUTH MOLTON STREET, W1K
This two-bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Mayfair and on a pedestrianised street, close to Bond St Tube station which will be part of the Crossrail route from 2017. The master bedroom comes with en suite and the second bedroom is spacious. The living room is well-sized and good for entertaining. There is also a private roof terrace to the rear of the flat.
Contact Knight Frank on 020 7499 1012, www.knightfrank.com
CRAVEN HILL MEWS, BAYSWATER, W2
This two-bedroom mews house near Paddington would suit anyone looking for a bit of peace and quiet but who wants to remain close to the City – 14 Crossrail trains an hour will run from Paddington to Liverpool Street. The property also comes with integral garage and private parking. While no garden is included, Hyde Park is just round the corner. Inside, the property could do with some updating but this will certainly add value to the house.
Contact Kay & Co Hyde Park on 020 7262 2030, www.kayandco.com