Attractive, Spacious 1 Bed Apt Conveniently Located For Business Or Sightseeing
Lovely apartment recently fully refurbished to a high specification - light, airy and spacious. Such a large lounge is very unusual in a London apartment - approx 5.75 x 3.8 meters (17 x 12 ft).
Stylish, chic, modern décor and furniture, with high quality fittings throughout. Home-from-home, with supermarket literally underneath. Free WiFi. Sky Television. Climate/temperature controlled lounge, for warming up or cooling down. Walking distance from several cafés, restaurants, pubs and all forms of public transport. Safe, purpose-built block with 2 elevators and weekday concierge. Temporary gym membership available.
Situated in the "actual" City of London, on the north side of the Thames, we are literally 2 mins walk to Tower Bridge, 4 mins Tower Gateway for Docklands Light Railway, 5 mins Tower Hill tube and Tower Pier for river taxis, 5 mins Fenchurch Street Station, 5 mins Aldgate tube - and extremely handy for a range of London buses. Lovely and peaceful large secluded garden with bench seats and bushes, trees & shrubs - just 1 minute from the apartment.
*Purpose-built block with secure video entry system, 2 elevators, weekday concierge.
* Gorgeous large lounge with comfortable leather sofa and chair, round glass dining table & 4 chairs, plus side tables and wide flat-screen TV.
* Bedroom with extremely comfortable English King size bed (150 cm/5 ft wide and 2 meter/6 ft 6 ins long), plenty of drawers & wardrobe hanging space, TV and black-out blinds. High quality 100% cotton bedding.
* Full kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and plenty of crockery and cutlery.
* Attractive bathroom with full bath + shower head and glass screen. Soft-close toilet seat and vanity unit doors. Towel radiator and towel rack.
No extra charges, as your rental payment includes all linen, towels, cleaning and running costs.
Normal check-in is after 16.00 hours and check-out is required by 10.00 hours, unless otherwise agreed. This is purely in order that the cleaning and preparation of the apartment is not jeopardised for the next guest. At less busy times we can and will be more flexible.
We, or our representative, will 'meet & greet' you on arrival, and will give you keys and information on the apartment and the area, attuned to you personally, with the intention of you getting the best from your London visit.
The apartment is very handy for cafés, pubs and restaurants and has many in close proximity. There is a Tesco supermarket underneath the block, just round the corner, and an ATM cash point. There is also a Sainsbury supermarket within 100 yards. These supermarkets are open 7 days a week from early morning until 9pm or 10pm – slightly earlier close on Sundays.
The London public transport scene is terrific these days, and it is probably a good idea to purchase a Travel Card, which will offer unlimited travel on buses, tubes and the Docklands Light Railway, plus discounts on the Emirates cable car and Thames river buses. A Travel Card can be purchased, in advance of your visit, for varying lengths of time – through the Transport for London website. If you do not have time for it to be mailed to you, it can be sent to the apartment address, where we will hold it for your visit.
Top Traveller Review
Perfect flat for London stay
About the Owner
We used to live here in the City and loved it, but now we live outside London and have decided to offer the apartment for rental by discerning visitors to London.
5 based on 16 holidaymaker reviews
Perfect flat for London stay
My wife and I spent 7 days in this flat. It is equipped with EVERYTHING one could need. It is an ideal location for exploring all that London has to offer. Bonnie and Barry could not have been more helpful before and during our stay. I highly recommend this rental.
My life and I spent 12 nights in this fantastic flat, which is centrally located as a great base for seeing London. The flat is in perfect condition, with new appliances throughout. The kitchen is well appointed and complete with everything one could ask for. We were amazed at how complete the flat was. Other than food and drink, everything was provided for us. Around the corner from the flat are two grocery stores, and the area has many pubs and places to eat. The Tower Hill and Aldgate tube stops are both under a ten minute walk from the flat. The area is very quiet at night, and the building itself is very secure. Bonnie and Carol were great communicators, providing us with all we needed to know about the flat and the area. There were also several guide books and brochures for various attractions. I would stay again in this flat in a heartbeat. It was terrific.
No disappointments here
We are a mature Aust. couple and stayed in this apartment for two weeks earlier this year. The description and reviews are all accurate, the accommodation was modern and spacious the location was close to tube stations, a local pub, good eating places and tourist attractions. We found it was an easy walk over The Tower Bridge to South Bank and all that area has to offer a real feature. No problems with security either in regard to the building or the location. Bonnie and her helper made sure all those little things were taken care of, meeting us with keys, showing us around the appt. making sure we knew our way to the tube etc. We would have no hesitation in advising any intending guest to stay at this property for a short or long stay. Our impressions are all favourable and we have great memories of the accommodation and the area.
Supremely comfortable and roomy apartment!
We stayed for 7 wonderful nights in the most comfortable bed ever!! And the linens were delicious, too. I loved the red tiled kitchen where I cooked every night. My husband loved the dishwasher that he loaded & ran every night! The grocery store was conveniently around the corner. We appreciated the windows that opened and let in the cool evening air while we watched a movie or cooking show before retiring. We felt safe and secure for our first visit to London as we were on the second floor in a locked building. The lift was a bonus because we were tired at the end of each adventurous day.
The first day, we walked to the Tower of London! Then had lunch right next to the Thames with a beautiful view of Tower Bridge. We then walked to Tower Bridge! It was all right there; the river, the famous Tower and Bridge; like out of a movie. We then crossed the bridge and walked along the new scenic river route all the way to the Millinium Bridge! It was a Great first day in London. There were lots of places to stop for coffee, tea, and treats. Other attractions, too. Every day we had a new adventure utilizing our Oyster Card.
Our last vacation was five years ago and we stayed in a very expensive hotel and had a very tiny room. I did not like it. I went without a decent meal for 2 weeks.I found out about programs where people rented out apartments for vacationers. I then found home away.com.
Bonnie was the first person I contacted about renting an apartment. She was very intuitive about my travel concerns. She helped me by giving me names of programs and resources for travel and attractions. She gave me the names of apps to help with self guided walking and tubing. One of the best things Bonnie did for us was to arrange a private car to meet and greet us at Gatwick Airport. We had a long flight and were concerned. We did not want to rent a car. A very nice and handsome retired chauffeur came to the airport. He whisked us away and landed us gently at the Marlyn Lodge where Carol was waiting in the parking lot to meet us. She was very pleasant and easy to talk with. She gave us an orientation about the apartment and building.
Yes, I do recommend this apartment. The first thing I noticed was how clean it was. I am a registered nurse who loves cleanliness. And a woman who loves comfort, this place had both. There were extra pillows for my back, soft towels for my skin, and laundry detergent for washing my clothes. It was perfect!
A Great Flat for One or Two in the Heart of London
I spent the first half of June 2015 in this flat, and recommend it highly. I have visited London over 20 times over the years, and never stayed in the same VRBO twice. When I return to London next year I plan to stay at Bonnie & Barry's flat, which is situated two or three blocks north of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
Here's why: London is a huge city, and unless you want to do all of your business, sight-seeing and theatre-going in one specific area, the secret is to stay very near to tube (the subway) and bus stops. London is too big -- you simply can't pick a rental flat that is near everything. This flat is less than three blocks from three different tube stops, the terminus of the Docklands Light Railway, and a bus stop that will carry you on the #15 and #25 bus west to the West End.
With a doorman during daylight hours, a secure building, a lift (elevator) to your floor -- this flat is just the ticket for one or two visitors. There are grocery stores very nearby should you want to have breakfast and the occasional dinner at "home". If you enjoy cooking, Bonnie and Barry have outfitted this flat's kitchen to a very high standard -- just remember, as a courtesy, to replace the things you use for the next guest.
There are both dish and clothes washers, but no clothes dryer. This really isn't a problem if you plan ahead a bit. If you're only in town for a few days, getting your laundry done isn't such a problem, but if you're staying for two weeks or more, you need to find a solution. This flat's equipment solves that problem.
The flat is really spotless, with plenty of extras such as blankets, sheet sets, and pillows should you need them. I didn't spend a lot of time in the flat watching television, but it's there and works great.
One of my little aggravations when traveling is that -- on a nice evening -- I like to open the windows. You'd be surprised how many flats in London have them painted shut. But not this place -- they have the European style that swings open left to right, or just the top tilts back if it's raining. A very nice touch.
I could ramble on about how much I like this flat, but I think you get the picture. If you want a clean, neat, well-equipped rental flat convenient to central London, this is your place.
One last comment: When you come to London, learn how to use the public transport available by tube and bus. The tube is faster/cheaper than a taxi, and never gets stuck in traffic!
Perfect location, perfect place, perfect hosts
The location of this building and flat is perfect. The tube is a five minute walk away, and there are many local attractions that are easily accessed through foot traffic. This was our first trip to London from America in nearly 20 years, and so we were not well acquainted with the city. Having now spent over a week in the flat, we both agree that this is exactly where we would want to be for a future trip. The building is modern, and everything you need is right in the flat. The hosts were great! When we return to London, this will be the place.
From the Owner
“It is a great apartment, in a very convenient part of London. Getting around couldn't be easier as we are so close to all means of transport - and London public transport these days is really fabulous. There are lots of restaurants, bistros, coffee shops and old-fashioned English pubs nearby. Grocery store, ATM cash machine and Gym are underneath the block.”
Activity and Interests
Fabulous location near the DLR at Tower Hill, Very short walk to various tube lines, numerous buses, Thames river buses. Just a couple of minutes walk to Tower Bridge, St Katharine's Dock, national rail at Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street, buses and tubes to all parts of Central London, including Borough Market, St Paul's, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Theatre land, Leadenhall Market, Spitalfields Market. RV1 bus directly to the Globe, South bank, London Eye, shopping in Oxford Street, Regent Street etc. Grocery store underneath the block plus ATM cash machine. Temporary Gym membership available in the building. Within a couple of minutes you can be standing on Tower Bridge, or crossing it on foot to the south side of the Thames by City Hall and HMS Belfast, Hays Galleria and London Bridge.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
28 May 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The apartment is situated in a nice quiet purpose built block. Secure video entry system. Concierge weekdays 08.00 to 16.00 hours. Two elevators. Lovely entrance lobby.”
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- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- city centre
- live theatre
- winery tours
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom with full bath, shower over, glass shower screen, sink with cupboard under and WC
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
- Large bedroom with English King size bed, full range of drawers and wardrobes, central heating radiator and TV