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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.
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.
Lynne Suo purchased this apartment in 2010
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
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!!
The location is wonderful, in a neighborhood, near a great market and various shops and restaurants, easy walk to the Thames, museums, the recreated Globe Theatre, walkable for the energetic to Tower of London and the entertainment area. Nearest tube is London Bridge, not super close but an easy stroll past shops and a pub. Lynne, the owner, meets you, gets you set up and was all around wonderful to work with. The flat is filled with her bold, colorful art, not decorated to be neutrally inoffensive. I took my teenage son there and found it a perfect jumping off point for the widerange of activities we did, from a street dance competition to a play. The kitchen is small (by US standards) but full.
We stayed at this lovely flat in late October. I wanted to be in a location near the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre. Little did I know that we would be staying on top of the original site of Shakespeare's Globe! The location is amazing situated next to the Borough Market and many fabulous restaurants and shops. It is also just a few steps from the Thames. The apartment is very well appointed and it's owner is a delightful fellow Canadian who was very helpful with facts and ideas on electic things to do in London, i.e. We saw a play at the Rose Theatre a few meters away from her flat for £12. We'd go back in a heart beat. Oh and the bed was amazingly comfortable!
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.
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