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Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Borough Market, City, Thames.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL December 20 to December 31

£1200

Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames, is perfectly located for access to Tate Modern, the new Globe Theatre, and Borough Market. Whether you are coming for cooking classes, theatre, art or music you couldn't be closer. 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. 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 Theatre. Near to the National Theatre, music halls, British Film Institute and Hayward Gallery which provide first-class entertainment. 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 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 this still great city. Plenty of the city's best take-away restaurants are at hand: English Roast, Spanish tapas, Indian, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Gordon Ramsay, Pierre Marco White, 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 (over one month) available if you are here to work on a project or study.

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. All amenities, quality towels and linens, full kitchen, brand new bath with rainforest shower. Raised ground floor, courtyard entrance, lift in building. Warm and toasty in winter, with balcony doors when the sun is shining.

More Details

Owner
Lynne Suo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian, finnish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2017

About Lynne Suo

I am a retired English professor who gardens, paints, and writes part-time. I travel a lot to go birdwatching and am happy to rent to other retired couples or busy professionals who love London. Please email me with your preferred travel dates in advance if you want longer periods of time or further information. I keep a strict calendar and will answer within 24 hours.

Lynne Suo purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Lynne Suo 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. Am happy to help newcomers to London acclimatise. Architecture, history and travel guides available with maps of short or long walking tours to get you started.

What makes this apartment unique

Old Theatre Court is a quiet professional building, very safe and secure, located in an area rich with 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.

Amenities

Southwark Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet professional flats in the heart of London, consideration required. No smoking building.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Other (See Description) - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Very comfortable convertible chaise lounge
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a day bed in the living room with single linens in the Ottoman. Great for a son/daughter or friend travelling. See photo
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
Check the Transport for London website for clipper, train, tube and bus times.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Borough Market, City, Thames.
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Close to everything via foot, tube, or boat. Lynne is wonderful to work with, very responsive. She generously lent us several museum membership cards for free entrance. Good information is provided regarding transportation and restaurants, etc. The area is quiet and and safe. The Financial Times offices are across the street so there are people about during the day. Borough Market is an added treat. Any theater fan will be especially delighted with sleeping so near to where Shakespeare once worked. (Short walk to the new Globe, the Old Vic, and the National.) The washer/dryer is most appreciated. The apartment is compact. Several shelves are available for storage, but only a few hangers and hooks to hang clothes. The bed could be an issue for the vertically challenged as it is quite high. While it is a double or queen, the top sheet was a twin, which led to a nightly tug of war. The shower has good water pressure, though the towels have seen better days. Overall a pleasant stay in a delightfully quirky, sun-filled apartment. (Re restaurants, we especially enjoyed the Union Street Cafe and The Breakfast Club, a few blocks walk.)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Karen. The linen closet in the bedroom has three sets of quality sheets for both the beds. Need to find the ones that fit! Half a dozen new towels in the bathroom linen closet. Flat was designed ergonomically around two people over six feet so yes, "short people" beware. Toilet, sinks, showers all pitched at six footers. Glad you liked the neighbourhood.
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4

Loved the flat

  • 4 of 5

The location was great!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great flat great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Lynne's flat near Borough Market in mid July. The flat is spacious and well equipped. We even cooked one night after a shopping trip to Borough Market. We walked to Tower Bridge and Tate Modern across to St.Pauls. Great location with close tube stops. Lynne's artwork is beautiful and brightens the flat. We will gladly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An Absolute Gem

  • 5 of 5

This flat is an absolute gem. Perfect location, great accommodations, and helpful owner. The flat is beautiful appointed, very clean, and has everything you need which makes packing much easier. If you decide to cook in the flat you have everything you’ll need, but with all the great restaurants and the amazing Borough Market just minutes from your door there is no reason to cook. Enjoy your vacation and let someone else prepare the food.

The location is perfect, in my opinion. Five-minute walk to London Bridge underground station through a safe and well lit neighborhood. As a single woman traveling alone, I felt very safe and never anxious. The flat is close to River Thames if you want to enjoy a beautiful walk (highly recommended). For me the easy and quick access to Borough Market and London Bridge train station makes this flat a #1 location. Borough Market was one of my favorite places to visit, browse, sample, and buy!

The owner, Lynne, is very easy to work with. She’ll meet you at the appointed time to review the flat, share good-to-know things about the unit and the area, and then leave you to enjoy your time in London.

I give nothing but high praise for this rental unit. Great location, great flat, great owner, and great city. And did I mention Borough Market…

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superb location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's 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.
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Not recommended

  • 2 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's 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.
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Map

London Docks
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Globe Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Globe
Nearest Point of Interest
Borough Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Tate and Millennium Bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Southwark Cathedral
Nearest Point of Interest
St Paul's Cathedral
Car: not necessary

SPECIAL OVER CHRISTMAS

£1200 INCLUSIVE

DECEMBER 21 to DECEMBER 30

CHRISTMAS MARKETS at THE TATE, FIREWORKS ON THE THAMES, COOKING CLASSES AT BOROUGH MARKET.

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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $66.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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