Laps of Luxury, a Dip in the World’s First Floating Sky Pool

Just a short walk from Battersea Power Station, perched on the edge of the river Thames is Embassy Gardens, an impressive residential and business development which is home to [...]

Just a short walk from Battersea Power Station, perched on the edge of the river Thames is Embassy Gardens, an impressive residential and business development which is home to the iconic Sky Pool.

House of Coco was invited to stay in one of the prestigious apartments overnight and access all the facilities which included the extraordinary floating pool.  Suspended between two skyscrapers, 200 metres from the ground, this glass bottom pool floats in the air allowing residents to swim from one building to the next. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the London skyline you can take in views of the Houses of Parliament, London Eye and new US Embassy which is located next door. 

The development has a five star resort come private members club vibe which is reflected in the outstanding facilities, the Eg:le Club, allows you access to the Sky Deck (that’s where the Sky Pool is), this includes an indoor pool, state of the art gym, private cinema, concierge service and the Orangery rooftop bar.  All the facilities are extremely plush and on the sunny morning we visited, we couldn’t believe our luck when the pool was empty.  Similar to swimming in a giant aquarium, it is entirely transparent and structure free, 25m long, 5m wide and 3m high with a water depth of 1.2m. It was an upgrade on the usual gym swim and imagine that on a Saturday afternoon in the summer it feels more LA pool party than South London. 

The apartments here start at £650,000.00.   Our stylish apartment was spacious with an open plan kitchen, dining, and living area, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and one with a shower.  The balcony on the lounge offers views of the Thames and is the perfect spot to chill with a drink in the evening.   The interiors are contemporary, and the overall spec is high with lots of marble, state of the art appliances and products.  

Darby’s bar and restaurant

Embassy Gardens is fast becoming a lifestyle and commercial hub for London, benefitting from a huge influx of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants   This ultra-chic neighbourhood, has its own green space, spin studios and beauty bars.  There’s plenty of places to socialise too.  We visited Darby’s, an oyster bar, bakery and grill restaurant. Inspired by the legacy of internationally acclaimed Irish chef Robin Gill’s jazz musician father, Darby’s signature dishes include arancini, Exmoor caviar and truffled brie.   The night we went there was an event with author, Dolly Alderton.  Penguin Random House are also located here so there’s often co-curated evenings held in one of the bars or restaurants.

From its architecture to its luxury amenities and community vibe – Embassy Gardens is an entire neighbourhood designed for vibrant, urban living.  London living never looked better.

Find out more about Embassy Gardens by visiting www.embassygardens.com (T) 020 3930 2554 or follow @embassygardens on Instagram.

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