Borough Market, Globe, Southbank on the Thames, Tate, City.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Southwark apartment description
Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames, is perfectly located for access to Tate Modern, the new Globe Theatre, and Borough Market. A walk over Millennium Bridge leads to St Paul's to enjoy the history and architecture of the City. Dozens of Christopher Wren churches are within a short distance. Walk along the Thames Path to Tower Bridge and the pubs and restaurants of 'Mayfair on the River.' Next door to the Financial Times and the Rose Theatre, Old Theatre Court is a short stroll to Southwark Cathedral with its literary tombs. It is also the archaeological site of Shakespeare's first Globe Theatre.
The National Theatre, music halls, British Film Institute and Hayward Gallery provide nightly entertainment just ten minutes west. No need to spend hours on the tube around London: a short walk east on the river is The Tower and fifteen minutes west to Westminster. The new Shard by Renzo Piano commands attention from the engineeringly-minded. Sit in the Oxo Tower or the bar at the Tate and watch the sun set over the river and contemplate the wonders of this great city.
Plenty of the city's best take-away restaurants are at hand: English Roast, Spanish tapas, Indian, Greek, Turkish, Italian, and the greatest of London gastro-pubs.
There's Drake's galleon for the kids and the Thames River Clippers for the quick trip to Greenwich or the Embankment and West End, near Trafalgar Square. The recently opened One New Change shopping complex (designed by Jean Nouvel) is next to St Paul's. Could not be a better holiday location. Longer stays available if you are here to work.
If you are travelling with a son or daughter there is plenty to amuse the kids: prisons, pirate ships, boats on the river and parks. Very safe neighbourhood for young people.
Beautiful, one bedroom flat in an impeccably maintained, quiet, new building on the archeological site of the Globe Theatre. All amenities, quality towels and linens, full kitchen, brand new bath with rainforest shower. Walk everywhere downtown. Raised ground floor, courtyard entrance, lift in building. Warm and toasty in winter, with balcony doors when the sun is shining.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance:
- Wireless Internet
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Water View:
- Car Not Necessary
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Globe Theatre, Rose Theatre, Tate Modern, Theatre on the Southbank, Festival Hall, BFI, London Eye, Aquarium, Millennium Bridge, St Paul's, Southwark Cathedral, One New Change. Literary London: Chaucer, Dickens, Shakespeare walks. Several Harry Potter locations and a pirate ship for those travelling with a child. Borough Market, pubs and restaurants....moreless
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Superb location and apartment
Superb location and apartment
I have rented his apartment on two occasions and, as a professional woman needing to often be in London, this flat is superb. I can walk to the City. On this trip I had to entertain and the wonderful house keeper prepared, assisted and cleaned as I entertained a half dozen colleagues. Better than being at home! The top recommendation for kitchen facilities and location and I will not hesitate to come again. Love the amazon shower and the bed. This would be a marvellous place to stay over the Xmas period. The closeness to the market and Southwark Cathedral make it the perfect festive spot. I am baffled by the previous review which is so outside my experience of this rental. I would recommend it to anyone!
- Guest Marilyn D.
- Date of stay 11/24/13
- Review Submitted 12/03/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Owner response: So glad you had a good time and we could be of assistance. Hope to see you again in the spring. All the best.
While the location is good and felt very safe, there are several shortcomings to this listing. There was no space to hang our clothes and no hangers provided. Space in the bedroom is very limited and it was hard living out of a suitcase. The bathroom was crowded with the owners personal items so there was hardly any where to put our toiletries. The kitchen counter was covered in the owners items and there was no cupboard space so we stored our food in the refrigerator. The very high bed has a mattress that overhangs the box spring by about 3 inches on both sides; it felt like we were going to fall out. We were charged for 2 cleanings but the apartment wasn't very clean when we arrived and was not cleaned during our 11 night stay. It was very expensive for what we got and we would not recommend it!!
- Guest Patricia R. (Canada)
- Date of stay 09/16/13
- Review Submitted 11/21/13
Owner response: This is a biased review. All toiletries: shampoo, conditioner and hand cremes and kitchen goods are provided free of charge for busy travellers and there is ample storage space if they are not required. The apartment is impeccably clean and tenants are only charged for one cleaning, agreed upon at the outset. There are eight hooks and dozens of hangers and four shelves for travellers' personal belongings. More available upon asking. It is highly unusual to travel with vast amounts of luggage. The orthopaedic king-sized bed is described by other guests as extremely comfortable and exactly as shown in the photos. London is, indeed, expensive for travellers but the proximity of the market and fully stocked kitchen has been a boon to those guests who cook. It is exactly as described and no complaint has ever been received from any other guest. Sadly, articles were missing from the flat when this client left and London is not for every traveller.
great location and host
great location and host
The location is wonderful, in a neighborhood, near a great market and various shops and restaurants, easy walk to the Thames, museums, the recreated Globe Theatre, walkable for the energetic to Tower of London and the entertainment area. Nearest tube is London Bridge, not super close but an easy stroll past shops and a pub. Lynne, the owner, meets you, gets you set up and was all around wonderful to work with. The flat is filled with her bold, colorful art, not decorated to be neutrally inoffensive. I took my teenage son there and found it a perfect jumping off point for the widerange of activities we did, from a street dance competition to a play. The kitchen is small (by US standards) but full.
- Guest Paris dad (Denver, Colorado, USA)
- Date of stay 07/16/11
- Review Submitted 04/25/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
We stayed at this lovely flat in late October. I wanted to be in a location near the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre. Little did I know that we would be staying on top of the original site of Shakespeare's Globe! The location is amazing situated next to the Borough Market and many fabulous restaurants and shops. It is also just a few steps from the Thames. The apartment is very well appointed and it's owner is a delightful fellow Canadian who was very helpful with facts and ideas on electic things to do in London, i.e. We saw a play at the Rose Theatre a few meters away from her flat for £12. We'd go back in a heart beat. Oh and the bed was amazingly comfortable!
- Guest SusanJ (Ottawa Canada)
- Date of stay 10/26/11
- Review Submitted 11/18/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
Better than advertised
Better than advertised
My daughter and I stayed in the unit in early August. It was immaculate with all conveniences plus plus.. Lynne was extremely accommodating and helpful. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
- Guest Jack (Davie, Florida)
- Date of stay 08/02/11
- Review Submitted 09/18/11
This is a very nice apartment with all the convenience. The owner is very helpful and even kindly gave us a ride to the underground train station on our departure day. We highly recommend this rental property.
- Guest Pei (Colorado)
- Date of stay 06/12/11
- Review Submitted 06/20/11
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- Refundable Damage Deposit: £100
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I am a retired English professor who paints full time. I am often away at a studio and happy to rent to people who love London. Please email me for availability as I do not use the calendar on this site.
Why the Owner Chose Southwark:
All of my working life, studying English literature and painting, I wanted to get to the source and, for me, this is it. A better retirement location is hard to imagine.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Old Theatre Court is a quiet professional building, very safe and secure, located in an area rich with ferocious history. A short walk to the oldest market in London finds some of the best food and I often spend evenings eating out of take-away boxes by the river, reading and thinking about this city. Roman legions marched here and wars fought across these bridges; traitors' heads were gruesomely displayed on spikes to warn plotters and new-comers. Chaucer, Jonson, Shakespeare and his troupe, all rode and stumbled along these cobbles. Hamlet was written here and sometimes, on a foggy night, that moodiness is palpable. Once the home of petty criminals, brothels and breweries the streets still exude intrigue. Samuel Pepys, one horrendous night in 1666, sat in the local pub and wrote about the Great Fire as it raged on the north side of the river. Dickens wrote Our Mutual Friend about this Southwark location, as well as Little Dorrit. I often think of him walking by the workhouses, warehouses and wharfs on his insomniac night walks. During World War II, German bombers slipped up the Thames trying to hit St Paul's; it still stands there, magnificent as ever. When I first moved to London I tried to see everything, now I sometimes just sit for hours and read by the water. Just watching the boats competing with the tides is sometimes enough for me.
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Artist's pied-a-terre on site of Shakespeare's Globe.
Put your feet up, read, watch film or the news. Wifi, London theatre guides.
Kitchen includes coffee and tea and all the basics. Full-size fridge and washer.
Comfortable reading couch converts to bed.
Oven, gas hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, juicer.
Amazon shower with endless hot water!
Roll top desk Wifi and printer.
Full size fridge and freezer.
New fully tiled bathroom all new fixtures and fittings.
King size posturepedic mattress and quality cotton sheets.
Dining table expands for eight with extra chairs.
Daybed with Ottoman and linens. Great for travelling with a child or friend.
Travel books, broadband, satellite television.
Paintings throughout the flat.
Phone for local calls.
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