What better grounding in London life than one of its best-known buildings at your window?
A recent report from estate agents Foxtons on the capital's so-called 'landmark levy' found that the Tower of London provided the greatest uplift in nearby house prices relative to the wider area, closely followed by Shakespeare's Globe and The Shard.
We've hand-picked ten homes on the market with not only pleasing proximity but direct views to London icons, from Notting Hill's Electric Cinema to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.
This stylish split-level flat occupies the top two floors of a Georgian Grade II*-listed townhouse just off Dean Street. There's a roll-top bathtub in the bedroom and views across the rooftops to the London Eye from a spacious terrace.
Inigo, 020 3687 3071
There's a mix of one, two-bedroom apartments available in this new development, which offers private landscaped gardens, a souped up wellness offering and views over Alexandra Palace. The move in date is January 2024.
Berkeley Group, 020 3627 6988
Nine Elms, SW8
A spacious one-bedroom apartment in a striking waterside scheme overlooking Battersea Power Station. Highlights include well-proportioned rooms, herringbone oak floors and a small balcony, plus private parking.
Knight Frank, 020 3866 2924
This grand Grade-II listed Georgian home sits on a corner plot neighbouring Christopher Wren’s Royal Hospital. Every room over its five floors is double aspect, bar the lower ground's laundry space, shower room and bonus bedroom.
Tedworth Property, 020 7352 0535
Canary Wharf, E14
A two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of this riverside scheme on the Leamouth Peninsula, with views across to the O2. Perks include a balcony and second WC among almost 800 square feet of living space.
Savills, 020 7531 2530
This high-spec penthouse in a flagship scheme just off the South Bank has three bedrooms and bathrooms, plus remarkable panoramic views of the Houses of Parliament, the Shard and the nearby London Eye from the living spaces.
Knight Frank, 020 3870 7075
Notting Hill, W11
A beautifully kitted out two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the third and fourth floor of a building overlooking Portobello Road’s iconic Electric Cinema. Perks include plenty of bespoke built-in storage and an EPC B rating.
Knight Frank, 020 3869 4758
A two-bedroom penthouse apartment with a huge wraparound terrace and panoramic views across historic Greenwich to the Royal Observatory. Private parking and access to a gym, swimming pool and tennis courts is included.
Hamptons, 020 3151 7294
London Bridge, SE1
This airy two-bedroom apartment in the Jam Factory warehouse conversion has sensational skyline views taking in the Shard and the wider City. In all there's almost 1,200 square feet of space, plus secure parking.
Dexters, 020 7650 5100
The early Georgian former home of BBC 'founding father' Lord Reith has views across to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey from its roof terrace. It's a capacious home, with six bedrooms and several smart receptions.
Hamptons, 020 3369 4386