Sleep in a Glass-Walled Rooftop Bedroom Overlooking London

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See some of the city’s highlights from bed.

There is no shortage of incredible places to stay in London. But one vacation rental could certainly be in the running as one of the best. 

Called Union Wharf, the north London building is filled with history and design. It was once a repair shop for boats that has been transformed into a three-story home. But, the highlight has to be the master bedroom suite, which is situated in a glass cabana on the roof with 360-degree views across the city towards St. Paul’s Cathedral. 


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Yes, you get to sleep perched above the capital city with unobstructed views from bed and access to a private outdoor space. The suite is even equipped with a full bathroom to shower above the Shoreditch neighborhood. 

“Here’s a remarkable one-off for design-lovers. This canal-side residence is now a contemporary dream of space and creativity,” wrote Plum Guide Home Critic Joao Rosa. “The real amazement awaits above, where a glass-roofed, four-poster bedroom leads onto a broad rooftop cabana. Magnificent views extend down the waterway and over St. Paul’s Cathedral and nearby Islington.”


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And that’s not the only stunning element. Throughout the property, there’s a seamless blend of historic and modern. The main space downstairs features an open floor plan, oversized art prints, a Thomas Heatherwick chair, and the original wooden floors. There’s also a small gym and three other sleek bedrooms.


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Up to 10 guests can stay in the four bedrooms and will have plenty of space to lounge in the 1,500-square-foot home. Not to mention, you have access to one of the must-see parts of London. Step out the door, and you can wander down cobbled streets filled with Georgian townhouses, converted warehouses, and graffiti murals. The neighborhood is also home to many independent boutiques and some of the city’s hippest bars and restaurants.

Rates start for the townhouse start at $1,314 per night.