Apartment in Docklands, Central London, England - St Kathrine's Dock Area, Great Location for a London Holiday
We are in the oldest part of London on the east-side. Tradewinds Court is a 20 year old development of the old London docks where the old clipper ships used to race back from the Far East with their cargoes of tea and spices. A gated community, it is situated across the road from a Waitrose supermarket. Just a 2 minute walk from St. Katherine's Dock marina where there are yachts from all over the world and shops, pubs and numerous restaurants. Our rental includes a free private parking space. A short walk from Tower Hill tube station, which will take you into the west end and theatre land - it's a great location to see all that London has to offer.
Top Traveller Review
St. Katherine Docks
Our visitors always like our location, there's a lot of atmosphere and lots to see in the area.
We do try to supply what we would expect to find ourselves in a place to stay.
We hope to see you again,
Regards Terry Harris
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Mr. Harris, I have posted this in a couple of Newsgroups. Feel free to quote me if you wish. I have a feeling that you are most likely to appeal to the repeat visitor than to the first timer: Americans in particular are very timid about traveling abroad. They are intimidated by foreignness - if I travel 500 miles here I am barely across part of the country, in Europe I am six countries away - a different perspective. Therefore newbies tend to be more likely to want the security of the hotel. Others are back-packing, money-saving, shoestring types - I don't know whether you would enjoy such campers in your flat. - Bob Fusillo
Dear Terry, I'm sorry I haven't contacted you sooner, but its been very hectic, getting back to the real estate business. I must tell you that we had a wonderful time exploring London and your flat was outstanding. It was, in fact, everything we had hoped for. The location is superb and extremely central to all available transportation. - Bob and Janet
4.5 based on 4 holidaymaker reviews
Cosy and convenient
This is our fourth stay at Tradewinds Court. We visit London usually at least once a year and this flat is top of our list. Conveniently located for transport (15 mins pleasant walk from Tower Hill tube) you can easily get to the West End and all parts of London. We visit friends and relatives in various locations, so it is ideal. The flat itself is warm and cosy, quietly situated and generally well equipped. The owner, Terry, usually meets guests on arrival and has always been very helpful and friendly. It is also good value for money.
Great sightseeing base in London
This is a delightful, well equipped, very comfortable flat, very suitable for a couple visiting London to sightsee. Close to the Tube, and buses, and Waitrose, an excellent supermarket. Restaurants close by at St. Katherine's dock. The owners provide nice extra touches, such as flowers and a bottle of wine, and basic condiments are left for other visitors to use.
St. Katherine Docks
We had a great time in London and a part of the fun was this very comfortable apartment on a few minutes walk from the tube (Tower Hill) and bus stops. It has a good bed, a nice bathroom and a well equipped kitchen (in which we only once cooked a meal).
St Katherine's Dock
We were welcomed with fresh roses, wine and other goodies. It just around 10 minutes walking to the Tower Hill undergroundstation and there is buss number 100 in less than 1 minute walking, which takes you to the Tower Hill undergroundstation if you do not want to walk the nice way along St Katherin's warf with many restaurants, bars and cafés. There is also a very good supermarket, Waitrose, just around the corner. The flat is perfect for 2 persons, quiet and cose and the area feels very safe. We did not miss anything. Thank you Terry.
Activity and Interests
Heathrow and Gatwick airports are each about 40 miles from London and it takes (from landing) about 2 hours to collect baggage, go through customs and checkout and train or bus it to our apartment. Visitors to London are advised to purchase 'Oyster cards' to get around London - this is a great saver.
London IS the place of interest, you can never possibly see it all in one trip. It is vast and there is so much of interest to see. However some people do choose to visit places like Canterbury or Bath etc on a day trip by train or bus or hire car if you prefer to drive yourself.
Our location is on the east side, close to the old walled Roman city of London. There are walks for miles each way along the Thames river. A bus will take you to the Greenwich Observatory and Museum. There is the London Museum quite close, The British Museum and the V and A. The London Eye is the biggest Ferris wheel in the world which gives great views of London. The Tower of London is the oldest castle in England and is very local, as is Tower Bridge the huge bridge that is a tribute to the Victorian engineers- if you are very lucky you might see it go up to let a ship into the pool of London. You can tour HMS Belfast, one of our last war ships from the 2nd WW, moored in the middle of the river. The Royal Festival hall has many orchestral performances each week. You can visit the Globe Theatre, a copy of Shakespeare's theatre a short walk away. There are many markets to visit and boat trips up and down the river. Enough to keep anyone with any interest busy for days.
Additional pricing information
|per extra night||£ 95 per person per night|
We try to accommodate any arrival day because we find flights from certain countries only fly in on specific days. Our availability chart must be checked.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- There is one bathroom with wc, bath and power shower, wall cabinet with electric shaver plug and light.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The double bedroom has a double bed with Egyptian cotton sheets. There are bedside cabinets with reading lights, floor to ceiling wardrobes and a chest of drawers. There is a hair dryer. We also have conversion electric plugs.
- Notes on accommodation: We are only geared to accommodate two adults. There is only one bedroom and we have no facilities for children. We have a strict no-smoking policy. People under 25 and pets are not acceptable. Our rate is fully inclusive. Outside: We are a gated community in the centre of London. We have security gates and TV surveillance. It is usually a quite place. There are private car spaces around the blocks mixed with small gardens and pleasant walks around the old docks. Just across the road is St. Katherine's dock marina so you can relax and look at the boats. Shopping is easy because of the nearby Waitrose supermarket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned before your arrival with the beds made up. Towels and bedlinen are changed each week. There is no maid service. Other: In the hall there is a small cupboard with coat hanger stand, vacuum cleaner and an electric fan.