While the rest of us make do with dowdy marble pools with just a single servant to hand us our towels, London’s mega-rich have just kicked their aquatic downtime up a notch. It’s just been revealed that the Nine Elms development near Battersea Power Station will feature a 90ft ‘sky pool’, linking the tenth stories of two luxury residential buildings that you will almost definitely never ever set foot in.
Doing his best to justify the gigantic architectural dick-swing, CEO of property investment firm Eco World Ballymore Sean Mulryan explained:
‘My vision for the Sky Pool stemmed from a desire to push the boundaries…The experience of the pool will be truly unique, it will feel like floating through the air in central London.’
Coincidentally, this is a feeling that can also be experienced by being fired from a cannon on the roof of Centre Point into the Thames – something we’d wholeheartedly suggest Mr Mulryan adds to his to-do list.
The apartments at Embassy Gardens go on sale from September. Prices start at £602,000, so fuck you.
Why not go swimming in one of London's lidos and outdoor pools instead?