Mews houses: for those who haven’t got a head for heights

How do you feel about London’s ever-changing skyline? The city has fast become a mix of old and new, with medieval spires and ancient monuments sitting side-by-side with glossy glass and steel structures that penetrate the clouds

Skyscrapers in London have been the hot topic this week, with results from New London Architecture’s ‘Tall Buildings Survey’ revealing work began on a new skyscraper in the capital almost every week in 2016 – a figure up 68% from the year before.The report broke on the same day as One Park Drive was unveiled – Herzog & de Meuron’s first residential project in the UK, soaring to lofty 58 storeys and of a stacked, cylindrical design.Not everyone is a fan of skyscrapers (or living at altitude) but, luckily, London is a city full of juxtapositions. For every high rise building with a nickname (the Trellis and the Scalpel are soon to join the Cheese Grater and the Gherkin), there is a tuck away cobbled street featuring charming mews houses and leafy garden squares lined with listed buildings.If you’re eschewing stratospheric structures in favour of something closer to the ground, contact Lurot Brand. We’re Central London estate agents specialising in the sale and rent of mews houses and other period properties.

The Tall Buildings Survey, by New London Architecture, found there are currently 455 tall buildings due to either be built or submitted for planning, up from 436 in 2015.

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