Shakespeare's Globe, Borough Market, City, Tate, Numerous Theatres,Thames.
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Southwark, on the south bank of the Thames, is perfectly located for access to Tate Modern, the new Globe Theatre, and Borough Market. 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 of 'Mayfair on the River.' 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 Globe Theatre.
The National Theatre, music halls, British Film Institute and Hayward Gallery provide nightly entertainment just ten minutes west. 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 new 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 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 on the archeological site of the Globe Theatre. All amenities, quality towels and linens, full kitchen, brand new bath with rainforest shower. Walk everywhere downtown. Raised ground floor, courtyard entrance, lift in building. Warm and toasty in winter, with balcony doors when the sun is shining.
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Member since: 2011
- On floor 1
- 60 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Monument View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
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.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: 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. For visitors to England, with a taste of the Kent sea coast where Dickens and Turner roamed, a large Victorian Garden house in Broadstairs is also sometimes available. I do not use credit cards on this site but guarantee reservations with a £100 deposit on Paypal one month before your arrival. Please phone or email me for your dates and further information. This location in London is much in demand but I keep a strict calendar and will answer within 6 hours.
Why the Owner Chose Waterloo, London, UK:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
You may like to stay in Old Theatre Court in London and then have a weekend away on the Kent Coast in Broadstairs. 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. Dickens also lived in Broadstairs and Turner painted the coastline there so for those with a literary or artistic bent, who want to experience more of England, the two locations are ideal. Please give me a call.
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Sitting room, desk with HS Wifi, balcony, library
Antique Belgian cupboard with cutlery and dishes.
King posturpedic mattress and Egyptian cotton sheets and duvet.
Chaise longue converts to single bed. Duvets and sheets in Ottoman.
Walk in shower with Amazon water head. Plenty of hot water.
Kitchen with washer/dryer and all amenities for eight.
Wifi and broadband, Virgin media.
Lots of storage space!
Walkin shower in bathroom.
Roll top desk Wifi and printer.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016
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