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London Bridge, 2 Bedroom/Bathroom, Queensize or Twin Beds

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 4-6)

This self-catering apartment is flexible for business or families for short stays or residential. The property can have queensize in main bedroom and either queensize or twin in the second bedroom.

It is just one minute walk from some of the best views of London, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. Being within 3 minutes walk of London Bridge station, it is easy to get to anywhere located near a Jubilee or Northern Line stop. It is also a good place to start walking along the South Bank or across the bridge to the City.

The location is well connected in all directions. You are only 5 minutes from Trafalgar Square via train, less than 8 minutes from Green Park/West End by tube, 10 minutes from Canary Wharf in the east, 10 minutes from Greenwich in the south/east by train, and only 4 stops north to Holborn for Covent Garden.

Across the street is the riverside walkway with the best views of London towards Tower Bridge and the City of London - great at night! You can walk on the riverside upriver passing the Borough Food Market, Southwark Cathedral, Vinopolis, Shakespeare Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge (which crosses the river to St Pauls Cathedral). After the Tate Modern, you can then walk on via Blackfriars Bridge past the Oxo Tower to the South Bank Arts Centre and the London Eye - the full walk is very popular and has great views of London all the way.

This modern apartment in a quality residential development is 850 square feet, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one is shower/toilet, the other with full bath/shower/toilet). This very convenient apartment provides a comfortable base for any visit to London.

* first floor above ground level

* main bedroom with 150cm (5 foot) quality double bed and en suite

* second bedroom with 2 x 2.5 foot wide singles or zip-linked 5 foot wide double bed, all beds with high quality linen and mattresses

* wood floors

* modern kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, full oven etc

* CD stereo system, TV

* double and triple glazed, with high ceilings and black out blinds

* new secondary glazing to front minimises street noise

* bedrooms face towards the quiet private courtyard

* electric hot water and 'far infra red' ceiling heating

* direct dial phone;

* air conditioning unit on request

Services and facilities

* Video entry system

* Lift plus a few steps, but this apartment is 1st floor, normally stairs are used as they are the nearest entrance

* Secure parking may be available on site or locally (chargeable)

* Linen provided, changed with house-cleaning, normally once a week, chargeable;

* WIRELESS AND WIRED BROADBAND free and unlimited

* Non-smoking (except on balcony)

Local amenities

* 30 seconds from riverside, great views of Tower Bridge, South Bank walkway extends west to Westminster

* Modern environment of new riverside developments (called More London), with Mayor of London's building and new Hilton Hotel across the street

* Supermarket across the street, local shops 2 minutes

* Many restaurants and pubs within 1-3 minutes walk

* Famous Borough Food Market 3 minutes walk, the area has traditionally been associated with food imports being at this location on the river

* Across London Bridge from City of London, the financial district and location of the original London City

* Southwark Cathedral within 3 minutes walk, St Pauls within 10-15 minutes walk, opposite Tate Modern and Shakespeare Globe

* Gym and pool nearby (not included in rent)

The apartment is very quiet. There is new secondary glazing inside double glazing to the front (livingrom) and double glazing to the back (bedrooms). The livingroom is also quieter due to new 4 inch internal insulation to the front walls (which also helps keep temp controlled and moderate within the flat). The back overlooks an enclosed courtyard. The apartment is on the first floor above ground. Looking at a map will only give a 2 dimensional view of the location and in fact the apartment is very quiet.

PS There is an air conditioning unit but the most effective way to avoid the few days of really hot weather we get in London is to lower the blinds during the day. The livingroom gets the sun, but there are black out blinds which you can lower during the day. There is solar film on the windows excluding 60% of heat and additional 100ml insulation on these walls which should keep cooler in Summer and warmer in Winter with less variation. The air conditioner when used (chargeable for usage) can vent through the a wall socket or out the window.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About The Owner

Private landlord. Lived in London since 1990.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000

What makes this apartment unique

Good strategic location for many places in London as well as starting point for walking tours of London.

Map

Car: not necessary

Amenities

Southwark Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shower room en suite to main bedroom.
  • Main bathroom with bath, shower over bath, toilet, sink. En suite bathroom off main bedroom with shower cubicle, toilet, sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds or Double (1), Baby Cribs (1 on request), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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London Bridge, 2 Bedroom/Bathroom, Queensize or Twin Beds
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
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Disappointed

  • 1 of 5

We stayed in this flat for 3 months while my husband worked nearby. The flat was in a great location, a 6 minute walk to the London Bridge Station, near the Borough Market, and the Thames. However, we would NEVER stay here again. First of all, we never met the landlord, John, who was living in Dublin, so most communications were by text or WhatsApp. His wife would come into town occasionally, and was always in a rush to get to a meeting and didn’t give me time to ask specific questions about the appliances. When things broke or water started leaking into the apartment from the roof, he was an absent landlord, and had no backup person to help us. There was no notebook for guests about the flat, and how the appliances worked. His wife gave us a quick verbal summary our first morning when she gave us the key. The photo on their ad of the large kitchen with lots of cupboards, was misleading. The owner locked all but 4 cupboards with their own property and 2 of them were filled with glasses and dishes (some missing and chipped). So, I had only 2 cupboards to use for my groceries. I also had to go out and purchase glasses, utensils, and bowls that should have been there, which they did reimburse me for, but wasted my time.

The heat in the apartment NEVER worked properly, even though they disabled the heating units. The first 2 days it was too cold, and the rest of the time it was way too hot. The landlord always had an excuse. He also regulated the heat remotely from Dublin, and complained when we didn’t turn it down. He finally gave us the ability to control the thermostats but continued to monitor it. He also had the water temperature set, and after some cold showers, he agreed to change the settings to allow for hot water at night. After several weeks of asking and their arguing, they finally replaced the deadbolt lock on the door (which without it, we felt was a safety issue) and brought in an air conditioning unit (that had been advertised on the listing).

Furthermore, the noise from the London Bridge Station construction, which he said was gone, continued our entire stay, and we needed to keep the windows closed most of the time to avoid the noise, even at night.

Needless to say, we were very unhappy.

One positive: the landlord got us a crib to use for our grandson who visited, and did add another fan, and small table for my husband to use as a desk.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a most unfortunate review and a very odd guest couple. Their understanding of the most basic things was low. I was away from London for part of the time, during which time my mother passed away. One person was available any day, I always gave comprehensive written answers to questions. A workman checked the heating and another issue and found nothing wrong, the management of the landlord company were also involved in helping them. A leak from a flat 3 floors above was immediately reported and fixed. Extra cupboards had been fitted since the photos on the ad, some of which need to be locked for short term visitors. The guest was allowed to purchase anything she wished for their longer than normal stay. Shops are nearby. The guests arrived in May, which in London, is ideally temperate, needing neither heating nor cooling. She felt cold the first two days due to tiredness after a long flight. Then they never opened the windows, even in the cooler evenings when there is very little sound from outside, and did not lower the blinds in the afternoon. In June, I provided an air conditioning unit at no charge, which they seemed to leave on constantly, even when they went away for a few days. Two of the 3 heating units were indeed unplugged in order to be absolutely certain they were not going on by mistake, as they did not want heat. It is simply not true that I regulated the heat remotely, the heat was not required and not on. Guests always have control of the thermostat, which is on the wall. In modern systems, an app is available to view the temperature of the flat. I never complained that they did not turn down the heat, I did explain how the air conditioner worked most effectively. An AC unit that blows air out, also sucks air in, so leaving it on all the time is counter-productive. I advised them on how to turn on the hot water using the manual Boost switch. We adjusted the program so they did not have to do this, once we knew more of their required usage. We did not replace the deadbolt lock, that is always the most secure lock and we always use it. London Bridge construction noise had effectively ended in terms of any residential impact. It can be verified that the night and evening time work had ended, in general Network Rail are very considerate about this matter and had a scheme earlier but this had finished. Evenings were therefore quiet. Some traffic noise and London sounds daytime but Bermondsey St is one way and mostly one lane.
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Los Angeles, CA
5

Great apartment, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The apartment fit 5 of us just fine and everything in it worked as advertised. We loved this neighborhood. Fast to any part of London on the tube and away from the tourist centers but not boring. It was fun and filled with great restaurants and life. Only a short walk from Borough Market and the walkway that takes you along the entire southbank. Would happily stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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TROPHY CLUB TX
5

Excellent centralized location

  • 5 of 5

Me, my almost 16 year old daughter, and 17 year old son stayed in this apartment for a week and it was fantastic. The apartment has everything needed (except for toiletries) for your stay. The London Bridge Station is across the street although most of our trips were out of Monument Station, a 10-15 minute walk across Tower Bridge. The owner, John, was very helpful prior to our arrival; and Yukiko greeted us, took us to the apartment, and walked through all the nuances of the apartment as well as provided information on local needs (e.g., grocery store, types of food locations). The London Bridge Station is under construction and it appears they are working on direct links to the airports by 2018, which will definitely be helpful as taxis are quite expensive. We are planning a trip back next year with my husband and will be booking this apartment again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice flat in a great location - served us very well.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a business trip. The flat was great and served our needs very nicely. John was very accommodating and helpful. Would absolutely stay here when back in town.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

London in the Summer

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean place, a perfect match to the pictures provided. Only downside would be that the AC is one unit connected to the window. Our weather was nice so we didn't really need it but if it had been hot it would have been tough.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice Flat - Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two children stayed at this flat for 10 days in June. It is in an excellent location very near the London Bridge Tube Station. A short walk and you can be at the Tower Bridge and several pubs, restaurants and a Tesco grocery store.

The flat is very nice. Two bed rooms and a large living/kitchen/table area. The master bed room has a connected bathroom with small shower. The second bedroom had two beds. Both bedrooms had built in wardrobes. The living area was large with a TV with multiple channels and a WiFi connection. From the windows of the flat you have a great view of the Shard.

We felt very safe in the flat. You need a key to access the stairwell. This was an ideal location for our family holiday. Easy access to the tube and we can be anywhere in London in less than 30 minutes. Would definitely recommend it and us it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Just to add the second bedroom now has a zip-linked bed so can also be laid out as a 5 foot double bed, so the flat can have 2 doubles or double and 2 single beds.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $398.51
Air conditioning unit $86.34 + Tax
Cleaning, linen change (weekly or end of stay) $66.42 + Tax
Early arrival/Late leave $59.78 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.0%

Guests are met on arrival at a public location near the apartment. PhotoID is required in advance. Early/late arrival, where possible, is charged at 10 pounds per hour before normal check in time 3pm or after normal latest arrival time 8pm. Earliest possible arrival is 10am. Bags may sometimes be left early, on arrival, with move-in at a later time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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