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City of London apartment

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Ancient heart of the financial district of London, next to the Bank of England

The location of this apartment is simply ideal for staying or living in London. The transport is virtually unrivalled for any London location and it is just about possible to travel to any part of the city, North, South, East and West in about 20 minutes - directly. Most of the principal tube lines are available within 5 minutes walk of the flat, Waterloo is a single stop on the tube, Liverpool street is 10 minutes walk and King's Cross St Pancras is four tube stops away. Or you can wander down to Tower Bridge through the ancient heart of the City of London and take a boat East to Canary Wharf and Greenwich or West to the Tate Modern, the London Eye, Chelsea Wharf and beyond.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Adam and I grew up in Surrey, traditionally the stockbroker belt of London. I have my own business which affords me the ability to choose where I work and reside. My wife and I have spent much of the past 7 years living between our house in France, where Valerie comes from, and Lothbury. The location of this apartment is simply ideal for living in London - if you like shopping, restaurants and architecture and for us provides the ideal antidote to living in deep countryside.

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Speaks English, French

21 Reviews

4.9
based on 21 holidaymaker reviews

4

Elegant, modern loft in vintage building

  • 4 of 5

We were very satisfied with the apartment. It is a 5-minute walk with luggage from the Bank Tube station. It’s very convenient to access the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) from Bank Tube to the ExCel Convention Centre (Prince Regent stop). We’ve stayed previously more on the west side in South Kensington, Shephard’s Bush & Westminster; this was a nice change as it seemed less crowded, especially on the weekend. The building is very secure with a solid, key accessed door. One can walk up the 1 ½ flights to the apartment or take the very compact elevator to bring up luggage.

As to the apartment, dramatically tall windows, very high ceilings with an enclosed loft built above the main floor taking up about 1/3 of the ceiling airspace. The apartment was very clean, 2 generously sized comfortable sofas & large coffee table but not overly furnished so the place seems very airy. There is a commode & sink on the main floor. Loft bedroom is reached via a compact partial spiral staircase. The shower upstairs has great water flow & plenty of hot water. The bed sheets were good quality, bed is firm and it was nice to also have firm pillows, reading lights on either side of the bed for reading. The bedroom faces an inner courtyard of the adjacent church so is rather quiet. We did hear some trucks and back up beeping in the early weekday morning hours, but at night this area is very quiet by London standards. It was very hot & humid during our stay so it was wonderful to have highly functional air conditioning. We couldn’t find certain items but they communicated the locations of: hair dryer, additional towels, etc. The kitchen could use a microwave which I think they plan to swap in for the existing steam oven. The kitchen has a tea kettle, dishwasher, full size cooktop & oven and good sized refrigerator. We were glad to have the safety of smoke detectors but they were extremely sensitive. It would have been nice to have a toaster. It would have been nice to have a few additional things: extra tea towels or paper towels, a bit more toilet paper, oven mitts, basic pantry items (salt/pepper, cooking oil, sugar) or we simply could not find these items. We really did appreciate other items that were provided: hand washing soap, dishwashing liquid, automatic dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent for using the machines in the basement. That was a huge plus being able to wash a few clothes so we could travel with less luggage.We highly recommend the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christchurch
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in a perfect location within walking distance to many of the main sights of London. If you don't feel like walking the Bank tube station is only a 2 minute walk away.

Adam met us upon our arrival and showed us around the apartment. The apartment was a home away from home and had everything we needed. It was very spacious and quiet so you could spread out and relax after the madness of negotiating your way around the streets of London.

Highly recommend this apartment and wouldn't hesitate in staying here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Minden, Nevada, USA
5

Great London Apartment

  • 5 of 5

It doesn't get better than this apartment. Clean modern, big. Nice kitchen... great area for catching the tube anyplace you wanna go. We stayed here 7 nights and loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect apartment for central London

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure to spend a week in this beautiful apartment. The location is ideal for walking to any area,with plenty of restaurants, shops etc nearby. When you needed a break from the busyness of London then it was a calm oasis to relax in - the photos do accurately reflect the lovely rooms. Thank you Adam & Valerie - we will be very happy to come back here next time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic London Flat

  • 5 of 5

The flat is just as it is described, and shown in photos. Amazing location in the financial district. Tube station a block away. Really great base. We wish we'd stayed longer. One tiny thing...maybe adding a toaster. But with so many cafes around the flat, toast was forgotten by day two. You will not be disappointed staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, California USA
5

Fabulous apartment in the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5

We had a 5 night stay at this wonderful apartment that is perfectly situated in the heart of the City of London, immediately next to the historic Bank of England. It was easy access to just about anywhere we needed to go. We enjoyed going to Spitafields, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch on one side, and then a quick jaunt to Borough Market across the river. And then another short walk to Smithfields. Anywhere else we wanted to go, the Bank station was right there.

The building is a beautiful 1800s historic building that I believe used to be a private club. There are not a lot of flats in the building so it was private and quiet even though it was in the center of everything. The apartment itself is beautiful - even better than described. It was spacious, with high ceilings and architectural details. It was very well equipped, with a kitchen, and a living area with high end television including extensive cable and media. It was so spacious! The bedroom is upstairs and was very comfortable and private. The place was spotless! And then the service - Adam, the owner was always very quick to respond with any questions we had. Colin, the manager - what a great guy! He was so helpful and accommodating, even willing to go the extra mile to invite us out. It doesn't get any better than that. He is quite the connoisseur of fine wine and food! We definitely would want to come back here for sure, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a luxurious apartment in the center of the City. Thank you Adam and Colin for such a great experience at your wonderful flat!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The architecture of No7 Lothbury is absolutely stunning and is the principal reason Valerie and I fell in love with this place. It was built in 1866 and provided accommodation for the General Credit and Discount Company. Flat 9 is the old general manager's room, and contains a beautifully restored corbelled ceiling and an enormous ornate fireplace. The property was refurbished in 2006 and turned into 11 apartments. The development won the City Heritage Award 2007 and no expense was spared on the internal decor of each apartment as well as the communal areas and the exterior of the building.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heathrow at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Anthologist at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dover at 100 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bank Tube Station at 200 Metres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Relais De Venise at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Brighton at 80 Kilometres Car: not necessary

No7 Lothbury is next door to the Bank of England and Christopher Wren's St Margaret's Church. Whether you're coming for a business trip or holidaying in London, this is about the most central location you will find. Transport links are unrivalled and the location is not just in the heart of old London, the Square Mile, the apartment block itself is an Heritage award winning 19th century Venetian Gothic masterpiece. Not withstanding the ancient nature of the location, some of London's finest bars, restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£1,820
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£6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,000

The rates are based on a 4pm check-in time on the day of arrival and a 10am departure time on the final day of your holiday. If you require arrival or departure times outside of these hours there will be a supplemental fee according to the time arranged with the owner.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The central location of Lothbury offers shopping, museums and galleries, restaurants and bars. The City of London financial district started to open up to residential living some years ago and now offers 7 day a week amenities amongst the ancient streets, alleys and monuments of The Square Mile. If there are other parts of London you wish to visit - all possible transport links are only a short walk away.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • city centre

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling

Floor Area

  • 1100 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Guest washroom and WC

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • There is one bedroom and a double sofa bed in the ample living room. The apartment is not suitable for children.

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

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