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South Bank...the New Heart of London. Garden Apartment.

Bedrooms 3
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Garden Apartment - 3 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2-6)

Our Southbank garden apartment, in the new heart of London, is 100 yards from The Thames behind The OXO Tower between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

Our apartment is on the first and second floors of a small, modern block of 16 apartments. The first floor comprises of a living room and full kitchen. There are patio doors onto a beautiful, planted deck with a table and chairs for al fresco dining. There is also a double bedroom and shower room on this floor. There is also a a third bedroom with bunk beds suitable for two children or one adult.. On the second floor is an en suite master bedroom overlooking the garden deck. There is an elevator.

We are very close to the cultural heart of London including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theatre, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre and The London Eye. There are lots of places nearby to eat and drink to cover all tastes and budgets.

Location: We are ten minutes from two tube stops (Waterloo and Blackfriars), which have 5 lines between them as well as British Rail services. For the most picturesque walk along The River, we use Embankment Station, which takes 15 to 20 minutes depending on how many photos you take!

Eating: We have plenty of places nearby to eat including two very good restaurants in The OXO Tower, which have great views. There are lots of less expensive restaurants within a short distance, many overlooking The River, and a couple of pubs on The River that serve food and drink throughout the day.It truly is the best location in London!

More Details

David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh

David and Julia have always loved the culture of London's South Bank and when the opportunity arose to purchase an apartment they couldn't believe their luck.

They have an ten year old son, Sebastian.

Julia is a professional, classical singer having trained at The Royal College of Music. Since the birth of Sebastian she has been a full time Mum fitting in the occasional concert.

David is a full time Dad and says it's the best thing he has ever done!

David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh purchased this apartment in 2005

Why David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh chose Waterloo

The South Bank is the vibrant cultural centre of London. Our apartment is near Tate Modern, the world's most visited modern art gallery and a host of other attractions including The Globe Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, The National Theatre, The National Film Theatre, Hayward Gallery, The Royal Festival Hall, London Eye etc etc.

We are within walking distance of theatreland and Covent Garden and there are lots and lots of places to eat and drink to suit all tastes and budgets.

Public transport is fabulous particularly the RV1 bus which stops outside our apartment block and runs, mainly along The River, from Tower Hill to Covent Garden via Waterloo. It is a very frequent service. Taxis are abundant.

What makes this apartment unique

Garden apartment in the middle of London close to many of London's major tourist and cultural attractions and a short walk from The Thames.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear David,

I would like to tell you that we 4 really enjoyed our holidays in London.

Your flat is great. Thank you for all the breakfast-things in the refrigiator.

Even the weather was fantastic !!! So we had a wonderful view from the London Eye.

If we decide to come back to London your flat will be the first choice for us!!!

Best wishes

Martina, Thomas, Radka and Ansuze

Oct 2013
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Waterloo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower attachment on the bath is for hair washing
  • Both bathrooms have hand basins
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have an elevator, full kitchen, garden deck/patio, TV in the lounge and bedroom. Our apartment is one minute from The River Thames and a short walk to many of London's major attractions including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral, The Globe etc..


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South Bank...the New Heart of London. Garden Apartment.
average rating of 4.8503404 based on 149 reviews

Perfection In London

  • 5 of 5

Perfect property to see and do all of London. First time visitor- with its front door bus service... which then connects to tubes and other buses, all on a London Tube pass (the cheapest way to get everywhere) ! You arrive to a quiet oasis and settle in with a few necessities for breakfast David provides ... when you have refreshed, you tackle the town ... sometimes returning HOME... to recharge !

It's like moving your home to London... COME ON OVER !

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review Charles. Hope to see you again soon. Best, David
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Karachi, Pakistan

Perfect for all of London’s sites!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at David and Julia’s flat with my 75 year old father and it was perfect! Very close to Waterloo station do it was easy for him to get around. David met us and even had basic staples ready in the frig.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place to stay for 1st time in London

  • 5 of 5

Good apartment with all required facilities. Close walking distance to London Eye, Big Ben and Westminister. Great sized apartment for family. Really enjoyed the stay. Would recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again had a wonderful stay at the apartment. Great location, felt like home. As always , David made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Dorothy. I hope you will visit again soon. Best wishes David
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Ypsilanti MI

Wonderful flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

David met us at the flat to make sure we were all set. The flat was very clean and well represented in the pictures. Very close to all London landmarks, the tube, eateries/ pubs. It was a lovely stay and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, but...

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for 6 days in August. The location is great, walking distance to Westminster (20min) along the waterfront and to St.Pauls Cathedral (15 min).

The apartment is big enough for two people, as it has two bedrooms and two small bathrooms. Those are the positives. Better space than a hotel but just as pricy.

Be aware the shower is too small for some people, the other bathroom has a tub (with out shower curtain though so everything gets wet) that is bigger. We had some water pressure issues and the upstairs toilet doesn't really flush, even after being told how to get it too.

The kitchen is functional for making breakfast in the morning. Just don't look to closely at the cleanliness (kitchen appliances, bathroom)

The outside space is shared with other units so it doesn't provide any privacy. The apartment is the first one and next to the garden door, so every time someone went to their unit they walked by us and could see directly into the apartment. Some even waved. So no privacy.

I have stayed in many rentals and in many countries through this site (which is great) and although the location was good I will stay elsewhere next time around.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michaela, Our cleaner, who we have had since taking bookings on HomeAway, was devastated to read your comments. It's the first complaint we have received in over ten years of HomeAway membership. With regard to price our apartment represents exceptional value for money. Our local pub, on a busy main road, charges £161.00 a night for a single room of approximately 100 square feet. Our apartment excluding the outside deck is 750 square feet. I have to disagree with you about the communal deck. It's very rarely used by other residents and is a quiet oasis in the centre of one of the busiest cities in the world. Our part of the garden is private and for use only by our guests. The shower attached to the bath in the ensuite bathroom is obviously only intended for hair washing. Again I have to disagree with you, the water pressure is high. The vast majority of our reviews are five stars and your review is only the second three star rating we have received during those ten years. We have many guests who have stayed with us several times. Yours sincerely, David, Julia and Sebastian Batchelor-Walsh
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Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie
London Eye
Tower Bridge
Big Ben
Trafalgar Square
Tower of London
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Car: not necessary

Our Southbank garden apartment, in the new heart of London, is 100 yards from The Thames behind The OXO Tower between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

We are very close to the cultural heart of London including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theatre, and Tate Modern. They are all within a five to ten minutes walk along the river bank . A little further and you would reach The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. If you cross Waterloo Bridge, Covent Garden is two minutes away.

Other Activities: Sight seeing and cultural activities and shopping!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $93.13

The actual rate payable depends upon the time of year, length of stay and number of people.

Monies once paid are non-refundable if dates are changed or cancelled unless the property is re-let.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund