Are These Luxury London Apartments Your Dream Home?

Nov 27th 2015 | lifestyle | london | Written by Will Jamieson

Gardens 55 storeys above ground and London’s highest botanical gin garden are among the selling points of the latest luxury apartment block to go on sale in the capital.

The Wardian will boast a rooftop observatory bar and gin garden, a swimming pool within a tropical environment and atriums filled with flowers from across the globe.

The residential towers in South Dock, coupled with private sky gardens and sunken greenery in a public plaza, are intended to blur the lines between indoor with outdoor spaces taking inspiration from homes in Brisbane and Singapore.

Named after the Wardian case, a sealable glass container created in east London and used by the British Empire to transport both rare plants and tea plants, the Wardian towers will be full of foliage, from sunken gardens outside the lobby to exotic plants in the rooftop bar. Even the 25-metre open air swimming pool will be “set within a flourishing tropical environment”.

The two towers, one 50 storeys high and the other 55, were approved by Tower Hamlets council last year and are expected to be completed in 2019. Prices begin at £395,000 for a studio and £525,000 for a one-bedroom flat, while the penthouses will be on sale at £2m.


Developer EcoWorld Ballymore promises a “sense of escape and tranquility” at Wardian London and the says it has looked to the history of the East End to provide a botanical backdrop for its buildings.

The gin garden is intended to be the highest in the capital while residents will also be able to enjoy two restaurants.

The development sits on South Quay, a five-minute walk from Canary Wharf.

Ballymore will continue to manage the development after competition with top-level service and a 24-hour concierge. Residents are expected to move in during 2019.

It’s really lovely to have assurance from the company arranging the night that we will be looked after, even after we have paid the money - Charlotte