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Cheap & Chic! Zone 1! Trendy E1! Between Tower & Brick Lane! Extras!

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Last updated: 10/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

City of London apartment description

The Old German School studio is a larger than average, airy studio flat, with the feel of a much larger place due to its generous proportions and layout, on the LOWER GROUND FLOOR of a listed converted Victorian school. Although it is classed as lower-ground it is not a dark airless basement as it has large windows and natural light in all the rooms but it is lower ground so please do not book if you are not happy with this. It is also double-glazed to the front so is relatively quiet for the centre of London. It is less than two minutes walk to Aldgate East tube which is zone 1 and five minutes walk to the beginning of Brick Lane and, in the other direction, ten minutes walk to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

The building was built as a German Lutheran School in 1877 and converted ten years ago to luxury apartments in the grounds of the oldest German church in the country.

The flat comprises a hall with fitted storage cupboard, a walk-in drying and storage room perfect for suitcases, wood flooring throughout, a fully fitted attractive eat-in kitchen and a good-size studio room with fitted wardrobes, sofa and pull-down quality bed. There is also a good-sized bathroom with shower attachment above the bath and a large window (with blinds!).

There is a locked gate (with video entryphone) and the flat is down a locked staircase to a private front door so is extremely secure and very suitable for single women travellers.

Check-in time is 16.00 and check-out time is 10.00 but we offer an early arrival or late departure for 25 GBP.

Our rates include absolutely everything: all taxes, utilities, high quality bed linen,fluffy towels, Oyster cards, unlimited high-speed WIFI, free phone calls to landlines in the US, Australia, NZ and all major countries and end-of-stay cleaning. We also quote a totally all-inclusive rate which encompasses a driver to meet you at the station or airport and deliver you in comfort and safety to the flat!

We require a 200 GBP security deposit which is refunded swiftly after the stay (unless there is a cancellation in which case the deposit is not refundable although we always do our utmost to rebook the time and refund any money we can) and a copy of the principal guest's passport as security.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 40 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Children Welcome:

            Because of the size of the studio we feel that one child, as long as s/he can use the single bed in the same room, can stay in reasonable comfort....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

          • Studio Room: 1 double

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          • There is a high-quality UK (4 ft 6 in wide) double bed in the large and light studio room. This retracts into the alcove in the daytime to give you an attractive space as a sitting room although there is sufficient room with the bed down. It's quite a large room with two big (double-glazed) windows. Because of the layout of the flat, with five separate rooms (living room, kitchen, bathroom, hall and walk-in storage room) it does not feel like a studio at all. There is plenty of room for two people to stay without feeling cramped. We can accommodate another guest on a single bed that can be installed in the studio room so, as it is the same room as the bed/living area, it is best suited for two travellers who do not wish to share a bed or for a child travelling with parents. The room is very snug with both beds in position but it may be ideal for those seeking a small pied-à-terre in zone one and who do not require a lot of space....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • The large bathroom has a bath with shower overhead, basin and loo. There is ample shelf space and storage under the basin as well as a very wide windowsill....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • We provide a Meet & Greet service whereby a driver greets you at the airport or station and delivers you safely and stress-free to the flat. We also provide Oyster (uploadable travel) cards to start you off on your journey around London and also to save you having to pay the non-refundable initial payment on them. The flat has free wifi and also free phone calls to landlines in 35 countries. This also provides a way for you to contact us free-of-charge-to-you if necessary. The flat has always been a non-smoking environment, it has wooden floors and blinds, a leather sofa and very little in the way of soft furnishings so dust has nowhere to hide. The owner has a dust allergy so is very well aware of the problems involved in staying in a dusty environment. The flat has a dehumidifier to prevent any dampness and also a top-of-the-range air cleaner can be borrowed....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Radio
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Downtown

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 2 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    There is a top-of-the-range Miele tumble dryer in a very handy separate laundry/storage room. Many large London flats do not have the luxury of a separate full-size dryer!...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Building Type

                      • Building

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Cancellation Offer
                          Nov 8 - Nov 20, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          £99
                          £600
                          Christmas
                          Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          £130 £140
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          £800

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          £112
                          £750

                          Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest


                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          We ask for 50% upfront and 50% 90 days before the arrival date. If a cancellation is necessary the first payment is unrefundable.

                          We can book for two nights but our minimum tariff for any stay is 250 GBP. This is because the housekeeping and laundering charges are such that it is simply not worth it for the owner to rent the flat for less. We do try and include an early or late - usually 25 GBP.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 10/30/2014
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                          Location

                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Heathrow
                          30 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          The Old Dispensary
                          9 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Woolwich Ferry
                          14 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Wanstead
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Train
                          Aldgate East tube - zone 1
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A13
                          30 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          The Old Dispensary
                          55 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Snozone, Milton Keynes
                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Southend

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Where do I begin?? You're in the centre of one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. The local area has changed dramatically in the past decade. Brick Lane was always a hub for 'Indian' restaurants but has been regenerated as THE destination in London for bars and shopping. We have always had wonderful markets. The newly-restored Spitalfields market is now a hub of fantastic shops and eateries with an antiques market on Thursdays. Of course there's still the historic Petticoat Lane every day except Saturday and on a Sunday morning the fantastic flower market in Columbia Road. As well as flowers there are wonderful places for brunch and gorgeous independent shops.

                          In the other direction we have the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the charming St Katharine Docks with its pubs and restaurants.

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1999


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • Main room with double bed and sofa

                            Main room with double bed and sofa

                          • Comfy bed and soft towels

                            Comfy bed and soft towels

                          • Eat-in kitchen

                            Eat-in kitchen

                          • Large bathroom with shower over bath

                            Large bathroom with shower over bath

                          • TV with DVD, radio and DVD library

                            TV with DVD, radio and DVD library

                          • Local themed bed linen!

                            Local themed bed linen!

                          • The listed Victorian school pre-conversion

                            The listed Victorian school pre-conversion

                          • Less than 10 minutes stroll!

                            Less than 10 minutes stroll!

                          • Brick Lane starts 3 mins from flat

                            Brick Lane starts 3 mins from flat

                          • Gherkin. 5 mins walk.

                            Gherkin. 5 mins walk.

                          • Main room with bed pulled down

                            Main room with bed pulled down

                          • The kitchen/diner from the main room

                            The kitchen/diner from the main room

                          • Kitchen with table for two

                            Kitchen with table for two

                          • Hallway (with useful luggage room)

                            Hallway (with useful luggage room)

                          • View from bathroom into main room

                            View from bathroom into main room

                          • Tea tray set for your arrival, with Oystercards

                            Tea tray set for your arrival, with Oystercards

                          • Facade of 1877 converted school

                            Facade of 1877 converted school

                          • Less than 10 minutes stroll!

                            Less than 10 minutes stroll!

                          • Hawksmoor gem - Huguenot Spitafields short stroll

                            Hawksmoor gem - Huguenot Spitafields short stroll

                          • The studio with the double and single beds in situ

                            The studio with the double and single beds in situ

                          £99 - £140 per night (GBP)
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                          0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 3

                          View calendar: Updated 10/30/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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                          Member since: 2009
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated 10/30/2014
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