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Stunning luxury penthouse with large wraparound roof terrace

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Updated: 18-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

A stunning luxury penthouse with roof terrace access from every room

This is a beautiful apartment in a modern building with a totally private wraparound roof terrace which offers amazing views of London. The apartment is incredibly light with floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors in all rooms which provide direct access onto the outside terrace. The apartment is beautifully furnished and the walls are covered in artwork from around the world. There is a very large open-plan living area with three sliding doors onto the outside terrace. There is plenty of comfortable seating and circular dining room table. The kitchen area is equipped to an exceptionally high standard with built-in microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer etc. There is Sky Digital TV and wireless internet connection throughout the apartment. There is also a built-in iPod docking station with speakers mounted in the ceiling of the living area. The two bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes and direct access to the terrace. There is a bathroom with shower and heated towel rail.

This stunning luxury penthouse apartment is based at the heart of the historic area of Limehouse and is only 3 minutes walk from the Limehouse station with direct trains to Oxford Circus (25 mins), the Tower of London/Tower Bridge (5 mins), the Olympic Park (16 mins), and London City Airport (15 mins). There is a bus stop outside the apartment block from where you can get buses to St Paul's Cathedral (15 mins) from where you can take a short walk across the Millennium Bridge to the Tate Modern. You can also take a bus directly to Trafalgar Square and all the attractions of the West End of London.

One of the most interesting and historic areas on the River Thames - Wapping- is only a 10 minute walk from the apartment. There are multiple historic pubs and fine restaurants in this fascinating area of the city. From Wapping it is a further 15/20 minute walk along the Thames path to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, and from there you can continue your walk to the lively area of the Southbank with its many restaurants and cultural attractions, including the Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Hall, the British Film Institute, and the National Theatre.

If you walk the other way along the Thames path from the apartment you will reach Canary Wharf after about 10 minutes with its striking modern architecture and huge shopping malls with multiplex cinemas. From there you can continue down the Isle of Dogs and walk under the river itself through a historic pedestrian tunnel to Greenwich, home to the National Maritime Museum, the Greenwich Observatory, and the Cutty Sark.


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About the Owner

James Greenshields
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About James Greenshields

I run a media production company in London and live in this apartment when in the city. I have a house in the south of France which is also available to rent - a beautiful, isolated spot in the hills above the Mediterranean.

James Greenshields purchased this apartment in 2010

Why James Greenshields chose London

This is a fantastic central location- only 3 minutes' walk from Limehouse station and yet when you are up in the penthouse, either inside the apartment or sitting outside on the huge roof terrace, you feel hidden away from the inner city life happening on the streets below.

28 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)


Comforts of Home

  • 5 of 5

Our ten days over the Christmas holidays were so enjoyable due to the fact that we had the use of the Penthouse . James made sure we felt at home with the workings of appliances and systems of transportation. Absolutely loved looking out and seeing the Shard and lights of London. Would highly recommend this residence.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment, close to transportation with an extremely responsive host. Definitely would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

James gave us a thorough explanation of his home and appliances; he also included coffee and the use of his supply of condiments. The terrace is large and very nicely furnished, including many plants. There is a good view of the Shard from the terrace.

This property easily met our expectations from previous reviewers. Our 13 year old granddaughter was very pleased to stay in such a luxurious penthouse. We were delighted with our stay.

Lowell Weitkamp

Lowell Weitkamp

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Wonderful week in london

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantàstic! Amazing flat, amazing Penthouse garden!! Sunsets to die for!! Perfect location!! Access to everything!!! We would love to stay again and recommend to everyone!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing apartment and lovely host

  • 5 of 5

Well what a lovely experience from start to finish. James was most accommodating in regards to a terrible 4 hour delay in our arrival due to a fire of a home located close to a crossing resulting in cables being turned off. He showed us around and also let us know about local bus services that showed us the city beautifully and defiantly a better option during rush hour times.

The appartment was immaculate along with the terrace. Nicely located outside the centre of London close to Limehouse station for the DLR service.

Should we visit London again in the feature James and his fabulous appartment will be our first option for accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bridgend South Wales

Five star apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from spending a week at James's apartment.We visit London every year and have stayed in many hotels and apartments,James's apartment is definitely top of our list.

The moment you enter the apartment you are impressed and go "wow" the spaciousness and light is amazing.

James met us and showed us around and explained the working of appliances and when he showed us the enormous balcony with the profusion of plants and excellent seating area he jokingly said "I doubt if you will be sunbathing "as there had been an horrendous storm in London over the weekend, yet on two occasions we sat out in our Tshirts with a few bottles of beer and the late afternoon early evening sun was very warm with the bonus of a superb sunset.

The penthouse was spotlessly clean and well appointed and very comfortable. after the hustle and bustle of London, it is like walking into another world,a real oasis.If you like music connect your iPod or iPhone to James's bose system as the sound is awesome.

It is also very convenient having the DLR and bus stop on the doorstep and Sainsbury's local on the ground floor.

As we visit London every year we decide before hand where we want to visit as not to overdo it.We always visit one museum and on this occasion we went to the Imperial war museum, very impressive the holocaust exhibition on the top floor was very moving.

Spent a day on the river, walked from the apartment to Canary Wharf via the Thames path which is a nice walk in itself and bought a rover ticket and hopped on and off the Thames Clipper at the main sites ie, The Tower,London eye, Greenwich and the O2 dome, well worth the money.

Went to Stratford on the DLR and visited Westfield shopping centre and bought a picnic to eat in the Olympic park.

Spent Sunday morning in Westminster for the Abbey then had Sunday lunch in the Greyhound pub in Youngs St. just off Kensington High St. excellent Sunday roast.

We were fortunate with the weather and dined and wined well and also slept well.it is an excellent well-located penthouse and would definitely recommend it and hopefully, will return in October.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

This is a fantastic central location- only 3 minutes' walk from Limehouse station and yet when you are up in the penthouse, either inside the apartment or sitting outside on the huge roof terrace, you feel hidden away from the inner city life happening on the streets below.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Limehouse at 0.3 Kilometres Car: not necessary

This luxurious penthouse apartment with a large wrap-around roof terrace is ideally positioned to take advantage of all that London has to offer. The apartment is only 3 minutes' walk from Limehouse station which has regular trains into Central London (25 minutes to Oxford Circus), the Olympic stadium (16 minutes), Canary Wharf (5 minutes), and Tower Gateway for the Tower of London and Tower Bridge (5 minutes). The area of Limehouse itself is on the northern bank of the River Thames which is only a few minutes walk from the apartment- you can enjoy leisurely lunches and dinners in the many pubs and restaurants along the riverfront. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A MINIMUM 3 NIGHT STAY POLICY.

Prices and Availability

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning Fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-Feb-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • city centre


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have ample hanging space within built-in wardrobes, and additional storage space for clothing in drawers. Both rooms have floor to ceiling doors and sliding doors giving access directly onto the private roof terrace.Quality bed linen and towels are provided.


  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Of particular note is the exceptional roof terrace which wraps around the apartment- all rooms have direct access onto the terrace (85 square metres in total surface area). The terrace is very well planted and offers wonderful views across the city. There is soft-cushioned seating for six people as well as an outside dining table and two sun loungers.

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