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Award Winning Flat Next to the Tower of London & Tower Hill Tube Station!!

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View of Tower Bridge from the roof of my building, taken by a guest, Marie Bush.

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Last updated: 12/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

City of London apartment description

Enjoy your holidays at this modern and comfortable flat featured in the New York Times Travel section!

Inside the flat: This flat is equipped with a microwave, oven and hob/stove, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV/VCR, wireless DSL, and power shower. The flat rental includes all linens, towels, and cutlery. Also included are free phone calls from the flat to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe, so you can call your family and friends at home, or make additional travel plans for free from the flat.

The location: The flat is conveniently located just across the street from the Tower of London and next to the beautiful and historic Trinity Square Gardens. Just a minute's walk from the Tower Hill tube stop, and approximately three minutes from the Tower Gateway DLR, you'll find this flat the ideal London base from which to explore London!

Local Attractions: Many points of historic interest, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Roman Wall(s). Also located in 'The City' or financial district, so the area is considered very safe, even for walking around late at night. Due to the flat's proximity to the tube station (and being within Zone One and on the Circle and District Lines), you can hop on and quickly be near any major attraction in central London: Buckingham Palace, Churchill's War Rooms, Whitehall, Parliament, Big Ben, Kensington Palace.

Just across the street, in addition to the Tower of London, is All Hallows by the Tower, a 1,500 year old church that has import for American as well as British history – William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, was baptized in the church as an infant, and John Quincy Adams, America’s 6th President and son of John Adams, America’s 2nd President, was married there in 1797. Tours of the church, offered free of charge, reveal among other things a 2,000 year old Roman road, part of the ancient Roman city of 'Londinium', which ran underneath the present church site.

There are many pubs and restaurants within a one or two minute walk. The Hung, Drawn and Quartered Pub is just across Great Tower Street next to All Hallows (church). If that one doesn't appeal, there are three other British pubs, a French restaurant (Chez Gerard), a Spanish restaurant, an Asian noodle place and a pizza/pasta restaurant all within a lazy 1-2 minute walk. If you're willing to walk a bit further, you will find a seemingly endless supply of restaurants.

One not to miss is Dickens Inn (a former hanging ground for pirates) at St Katherine's Docks, London's best-kept secret! The docks also host a small marina and many quaint cafes, shops and restaurants of all price ranges.

If you choose to walk east about 10-15 minutes, you'll find yourself in London's East End, and perhaps at Brick Lane which is famous for its excellent Indian food! I highly recommend the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of the East End, held at night and starting from the Tower Hill tube, just about a minute (if that) from the flat.

Also nearby (meaning under 15 minute walk) is St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The City (financial district), St Katherine's Dock, Shad Thames (riverwalk area with more restaurants and pubs), Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hinde, the HMS Belfast, the London Bridge, Southward Cathedral (at the south end of London Bridge), Millenium Bridge, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern Museum, etc.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a pleasant walk across either Millenium Bridge or London Bridge near Vinopolis, a wine museum with a lovely restaurant with wine tasting. (The theatre and restaurant are ideal for a unique dinner and show experience as part of a memorable and romantic evening.)

Sleeping Arrangements: This flat is perfect for a single, couple, or small family. There is a UK Double bed upstairs (approximately the same as a US Queen) (see photo). There is also a very large and comfy sofa which is six foot two inches between the armrests and which makes up nicely into a twin bed if desired. In addition there is a US Queen sized Aero-Bed mattress available for guests' use. (However, I need to say that the 5 person maximum usually means 2 parents and 3 small kids [and even then its tight] - the flat is just too small to be used by 5 adults.)

Generally speaking, I have a 4 night minimum - it simply isn't economical for me to do short stays. The only exception is if I happen to have 2-3 days that are left available between two longer stays - in that case I might consider renting for 2-3 nights. Check my availability calendar to see what the availability is.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            The flat can be accessed via wheelchair, but given the fact that the flat is spread over two floors and a spiral staircase leads between those floors, once in the flat someone in a wheelchair could not realistically navigate the apartment....moreless

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • UK Double Size Bed in Upstairs Bedroom (1), UK Double Sized 'Aero-bed' that can be set up in living room downstairs, and large sofa (188 cm between armrests) that can serve as a single bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Free telephone calls from the flat not only to anywhere within the UK, but also to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe. Flat screen TV and DVD player with small DVD library (40-50 movies), wireless DSL, secure video entry-phone, refrigerator and freezer, oven and hob (stove top for Americans), and clothes washer/dryer. This is a strictly non-smoking flat. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Extensive library of tour guides and books, including the 'Welcome to Trinity Square Flat' booklet, an 80 page booklet that I wrote....moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

                  • Water View

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Elevator
                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long distance is provided throughout the UK, and also to around 30 countries, including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Under the floor electrical coils provide apartment heat....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Telephone
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    The flat has a full kitchen minus a dishwasher....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas/New Year 2014-2015
                  Dec 13 - Jan 3, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $280
                  $1,840
                  Winter 2015 - Low Season
                  Jan 4 - Mar 6, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $220
                  $1,420
                  High Season 2015
                  Mar 7 - Sep 26, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $280
                  $1,840
                  Autumn 2015 - Low Season
                  Sep 27 - Dec 11, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $220
                  $1,420
                  Christmas/New Year 2015-2016
                  Dec 12 - Jan 2, 2016
                  4 night min stay
                  $280
                  $1,840

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning fee $100
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  There is an additional charge for any potential third, fourth or fifth persons of US$20/night or US$120/week.

                  There is generally a 4 night minimum stay requirement. However, if you have a shorter stay of, for example, 3 nights, and I have 3 nights open between two longer stays, or your shorter stay abuts a longer stay, I occasionally make exceptions.

                  50% of the total rental fee is required in order to reserve dates. Thus, for a week for two persons in low season (which is US$1,420), the rental deposit would be US$710. The other 50%, plus a US$100 cleaning fee and a US$350 refundable damage deposit, is due two weeks prior to arrival. Payment is via bank transfer or by personal check if the guest is from the US.


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                  Last updated: 12/01/2014
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                  Location

                  Sightseeing - everything in central London is next door or very close

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: I purchased this property after visiting the roof and seeing the 'Oh, wow!' view of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the River Thames. After purchasing the flat, it was my home for several years. Hopefully you will enjoy the location as much as I have!

                  Why the Owner Chose City of London:
                  Location, location, location: Across the street from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, 5 minute walk west of a beautiful marina, 5 minute walk east of London Bridge, 100 yards from an Underground Station (Tower Bridge station), and in the middle of everything and next to the absolutely beautiful grounds of Trinity Square Gardens, you couldn't find a better location from which to explore London.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Specific to the location is the fact that you are in walking distance to much and the rest is easily and quickly accessible via the London Underground (Tube) as the Tower Hill tube station is located 100 yards from the flat. Within the flat there is free wifi, and free telephone calls to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and most of Europe.


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                  Speaks: english
                   

                  Photos

                  • View of Tower Bridge from the roof of my building, taken by a guest, Marie Bush.

                    View of Tower Bridge from the roof of my building, taken by a guest, Marie Bush.

                  • Front door to my building

                    Front door to my building

                  • Downstairs - dining table set up for two.

                    Downstairs - dining table set up for two.

                  • View of upper floor of Trinity Square Flat.

                    View of upper floor of Trinity Square Flat.

                  • View from bed to upstairs sitting area and bathroom

                    View from bed to upstairs sitting area and bathroom

                  • Bathroom entryway and basin

                    Bathroom entryway and basin

                  • The shower.

                    The shower.

                  • The Tower of London viewed from Trinity Square Gardens

                    The Tower of London viewed from Trinity Square Gardens

                  • All-Hallows-by-the-Tower viewed from my building's roof.

                    All-Hallows-by-the-Tower viewed from my building's roof.

                  • Historic Leadenhall Market, just NW of the flat. Site of a Harry Potter scene.

                    Historic Leadenhall Market, just NW of the flat. Site of a Harry Potter scene.

                  • A portion of the old Roman wall of 'Londinium', with a statue of Emperor Trajan.

                    A portion of the old Roman wall of 'Londinium', with a statue of Emperor Trajan.

                  • 10 Trinity Square, next door, is the former Port of London Authority.

                    10 Trinity Square, next door, is the former Port of London Authority.

                  • My building viewed from Trinity Square Gardens

                    My building viewed from Trinity Square Gardens

                  • View of lower floor of Trinity Square Flat. Kitchen is behind photographer.

                    View of lower floor of Trinity Square Flat. Kitchen is behind photographer.

                  • The kitchen. The lounge is behind the photographer.

                    The kitchen. The lounge is behind the photographer.

                  • Upstairs sitting area and bedrom after recent refurbishment (May 2014).

                    Upstairs sitting area and bedrom after recent refurbishment (May 2014).

                  • Same view, different bedding.

                    Same view, different bedding.

                  • The basin in the bathroom.

                    The basin in the bathroom.

                  • Looking down the spiral staircase

                    Looking down the spiral staircase

                  • Wetherspoon's pub on the ground floor of my building.

                    Wetherspoon's pub on the ground floor of my building.

                  • St. Kathryn's Docks marina - 5 minute walk east of the flat

                    St. Kathryn's Docks marina - 5 minute walk east of the flat

                  • Tower of London viewed from my roof. Photo taken by a recent guest, Marie Bush.

                    Tower of London viewed from my roof. Photo taken by a recent guest, Marie Bush.

                  • My building (on the left) and 10 Trinity Square, my neighbor, on the right.

                    My building (on the left) and 10 Trinity Square, my neighbor, on the right.

                  • 10 Trinity Square hosted the inaugural General Assembly of the UN in 1946.

                    10 Trinity Square hosted the inaugural General Assembly of the UN in 1946.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2004.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                  $220 - $280 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 12/01/14
                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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