London has a great deal of iconic buildings, with many being transformed into luxurious homes.

Estate agents Beenham and Reeves say that property developers have recognised that London’s industrial history is a valid unique selling point.

Industrial history has sparked a rise in a phenomenon known as 'landmark conversion', where a famous building that is associated with a household name, is carefully repurposed into contemporary accommodation.

Below we have listed some eye catching examples, as directed to us by Beenham and Reeves:

Battersea Power Station

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One of the world’s largest brick buildings the power station provided London with electricity and its quartet of chimneys famously dominated the West London skyline from the 1930s onwards.

Beenham and Reeves said that after its closure, the site was neglected as various schemes came and went.

With investors S P Petia taking the lead financially, Transport for London supplied the necessary Tube infrastructure, and the new Battersea Power Station (BPS) was born.

Forming the western end of the Nine Elms regeneration scheme, BPS is now one of the most exciting and innovative mixed-use neighbourhoods in the world – a place for locals, tourists, and residents to enjoy a unique blend of restaurants, shops, parks and cultural spaces.

London Square Bermondsey

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Bermondsey was once an industrial heartland for centuries, with a legacy of superb former warehouse and factory buildings which have been refurbished to make cool, quirky homes.

On a former industrial site where Branston pickle was made for over 40 years and a tannery was based, award-winning developer London Square is creating a £220m new neighbourhood, with homes, a mix of private and affordable, with artists' studios and gallery space,  landscaped communal gardens, a gym and concierge, just a 12 minute walk from London Bridge station and close to Bermondsey Street, Borough Market and riverside walks along the Thames.

Highbury Stadium Square

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Arsenal FC were initially a South London outfit, based in Woolwich. In 1913, they rented church land in Highbury and along with Tottenham Hotspur became the focus of North London footballing rivalry, said Beenham and Reeves.

The Highbury ground was famous for its Art Deco stylings which were added in 1935 and coincided with the clubs rise to dominance.

After Arsenal moved to a new home in 2006, developers wasted no time in converting the old stadium into luxury apartments.

Some of the most sought-after apartments overlook what used to be the pitch where Arsenal won so many trophies. The build features a 2-acre garden with water features, a sports complex, swimming pool and more.

Television Centre, White City

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For over half a century, a large part of the nation’s media consumption was influenced from the 'Doughnut' – a circle of offices and studios in the West London suburb of White City.

From here, the BBC produced some of Britain’s most iconic TV programmes, such as Dr Who, Sherlock and Match of the Day.

Although the studios have relocated, the official name of Television Centre has been retained and the architecture remains as compelling as ever, but it is now the site of a £1 billion apartment complex.

The Doughnut is home to 400 flats plus a cinema, Soho House, restaurants and offices.

Royal Mint Gardens, City of London

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The new development is central to a large chunk of high-value real estate that overlooks some of London’s most venerated historical landmarks.

Looming large in the foreground is the one-thousand-year-old Tower of London, where royal prisoners were jailed and where huge fortunes were locked away.

There was so much wealth stashed within the castle’s walls that monarchs began to use it to issue gold coins. Named the Royal Mint, it was no surprise that most of the nation’s wealth was subsequently generated in the surrounding streets.