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Stunning Tower Bridge Central London Vacation Rental Apartment

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 6), 2 baths, roof terrace with City views, free WIFI

• One King bedroom

• One Double bedroom

• Two bathrooms (one ensuite)

• Large living room with balcony and 40 inch HDTV

• Fully fitted kitchen – washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, oven, also a Nespresso machine and milk frother

• A baby cot and high chair can be provided if you're travelling with a little one - please ask

• Communal roof terrace

• Apartment is located on the second floor (accessible via a lift and stairs)

• Secure video entry system

• Fully Furnished with all utensils, linens and everything you’ll need for your stay – just bring your suitcases!

Nestled between the two financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf) on the North side of the Thames River, my apartment offers the best of both worlds – close proximity to the action but without all the noise that’s usually associated with city centre living. The apartment is situated on a quiet one-way street, and the bedrooms are at the rear of the property facing onto a converted church (now used for a children's day care centre) so there are no noisy bells to disturb your Sunday morning lie-in.

. Lovely, bright, comfortable apartment close to everything you need to make it your base in the city

. Wooden floors throughout (except for the double bedrooms) and has a homely and contemporary feel. It is light and spacious and is able to cater for up to six people

. Comfortable beds with orthopaedic mattresses are provided in each room

. Super-comfortable single or double blow up mattresses are provided if you have more than four in your group

Available for your use is a TV, video and DVD player, as well as a number of books, guides and other helpful information to make your stay in the city as enjoyable as possible.

WIFI internet is also provided for your use.

The apartment has access to a communal roof terrace with great views over the rooftops of the city with views towards Tower Bridge in one direction, and Canary Wharf in the other. The perfect setting for a few quiet moments contemplating life in the evening whilst looking across the rooftops of London.

Within a 10 minute walking radius you will find possibly the most famous of all London attractions, Tower Bridge (absolutely stunning up close), as well as the Tower of London (centuries of history), Spitalfields (markets), Brick Lane (curry houses), St Katherine Docks (marina, restaurants) and dozens of restaurants, fast food outlets, bars, shops and parks. The closest supermarket is about a 3 minute walk away.

Situated in a very historic old part of London, the apartment is located about a 5-6 minute walk from the local metro/subway station – Tower Hill, which is in Zone 1 (the most central area) on the Circle (yellow) and District (green) lines. There are also lots of bus connections going into the City of London (if you can’t be bothered with the 20 minute walk), as well as buses to take you to Fleet Street, Oxford Street and beyond. Canary Wharf is also conveniently accessed either by DLR (overground train) or the bus, or a 40 minute walk along the Thames riverfront. And if you really want to live like a local, there is always the option of hiring one of the thousands of blue 'Boris' bikes available in the city centre - there are three bike docking stations just around the corner.

More Details

Owner
Rachel B
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Rachel B

I'm a true-blue Aussie living in London. I like being right in the heart of the action and realized long ago that as time is precious, it was far better to live in the centre of town and have a short commute to everything I loved, than to live further out and have to travel everywhere!

London offers so much and as a newcomer, I wanted to experience it all! Living so close to Tower Bridge, right in between the two main financial districts, meant that I had the best of all possible worlds, whilst also having an amazing choice of shops, restaurants, Wilton's Theatre (a one minute walk from the front door and a place I highly recommend to EVERY visitor) and so many other amenities, all within a matter of minutes away.

This was my home for a number of years. I am sure you will love the apartment as much as I do, and as much as my previous guests!

Rachel B purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Rachel B chose London

Being an Australian growing up around water, it was always important to me to be near water in London too. And as a runner, what better location to live in than somewhere close to the Thames for a morning jog?!

The fact that it is so central and close to all the 'buzz' of arty East London were other added bonuses. And it's right next to St Katherine Docks - one of the little known beauty spots of the city!

What makes this apartment unique

Situated on a small, quiet street, the apartment offers tranquility and yet you will be just minutes by foot from many bustling areas.

I am a bit of a keen conservationist, try and recycle wherever I can and also prefer to use environmentally friendly cleaning products (ie as little chemicals as possible). I like to do my bit to look after our planet so I buy recycled products even though they generally cost a little more. However, rest assured that I don’t like to compromise on quality and am a bit of a clean-freak, so I can guarantee you’ll be staying in a lovely clean, well-maintained apartment.

After all, I wouldn’t expect anyone to stay somewhere I wasn’t happy to stay myself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

In de mei vakantie verbleven we met ons gezin (5 personen) in het appartement van Rachel. Het was voor ons een perfecte accommodatie voor ons verblijf in Londen. Het appartement ligt erg centraal, enkele minuten lopen van de Tower Bridge. Het was geweldig om te verblijven in hartje Londen omringd door alle indrukwekkende gebouwen. Het appartement was schoon en voldeed aan de beschrijving op de website. We houden van een comfortabele leefomgeving en zijn altijd op zoek naar een fijn, luxe verblijf tijdens onze vakanties. Dit appartement heeft zeker aan onze verwachtingen voldaan en kunnen we van harte aan iedereen aanbevelen.
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Tower Hamlets Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No shoes inside please (once you've seen the streets of London you'll understand why!) & the neighbours downstairs will love you!
  • No noise after 10pm – it is a residential area so please be considerate of families etc who may have young children getting to sleep.
  • Please follow the simple check out instructions left in the apartment - they're all very straightforward :-)
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Other (See Description) - Super delux blow up mattress - single or double
  • King beds (1), Queen bed (1) Super delux comfortable single or double blow up mattress depending on your group size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Roof terrace with stunning views overlooks the city, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. Great for watching fireworks across London on New Years Eve or Guy Fawkes night.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Stunning Tower Bridge Central London Vacation Rental Apartment
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 35 reviews
Weymouth, Massachusetts
4

Okay apartment

  • 4 of 5

Three women rented this apartment specifically because it had two bathrooms. The ensuite bathroom was the smallest room with the smallest shower stall I have ever been in. The shower door couldn't close all the way (no inside handle) and neither did the bathroom door (swollen.) Really no privacy unless you were alone in the room. Also there are notes all over the place citing reasons your deposit wouldn't be refunded. The tone of the notes was off putting. Otherwise it is an okay location, clean and well appointed. Nothing special, but certainly adequate and a lot cheaper than a hotel.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the apartment and we do appreciate the four stars :-) Unfortunately in a city like London it’s a rarity to have more than one bathroom as space is at such a premium. As a result, bathrooms in the UK/Europe will always be smaller than American ones as more importance is given to living spaces being as big as possible! Thankfully most guests appreciate that and it’s never been an issue before (please see the previous review). However, we are continually looking at ways of improving what we offer to guests and in fact have been in discussion with a designer to upgrade the bathroom and somehow squeeze a larger shower in there! Thankfully the other bathroom is a good size and as we often have up to six or seven (at a push) guests staying, they do appreciate having two bathrooms. We have notes around the apartment on how to use the appliances but there is also a note asking guests not to remove their makeup with our white towels. In the past we’ve had to throw away many towels because of this, and as people who care about the planet we live on, that didn’t gel well with us! We now provide makeup remover wipes especially to prevent this from happening, so there should be no reason for guests to remove their makeup with our towels and therefore no reason to not refund all the deposit. Hopefully, it’s a win win :-)
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5 0
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Five women stayed here for 9 days and it did not seem cramped. Having 2 bathrooms was excellent. Apt was very well equipped. Location is perfect for walking to many good restaurants, tube stations, grocery store, many sightseeing spots. Area felt safe walking at night. With 3 of us in our 50's and 2 in their 20's, we often wanted to do different things at different times. Because we only had 1 set of keys and got no response at all on our request for a 2nd set of keys, it did make it difficult to juggle who had to be home to let the others in. With a 350 pound deposit paid, it would have been easy enough to charge us if we had lost the 2nd set. I recommend this apt if the group is going to be all doing the same thing so you wont have to juggle the keys. Otherwise we did enjoy our stay at this apt and loved the location and rooftop terrace.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great apartment but wouldn't rent it again because of deposit requirement and method of payment

  • 4 of 5

Between the deposit and rent payment it cost me an excessive amount in fees. From now on I will stay at hotels that accept credit card payment

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your time in the apartment - thank you for the four stars and your feedback. Actually some specialist insurance companies (mine included) require the owner to take a deposit from a guest when an apartment is rented out as a holiday let, in much the same way a hotel would take an imprint of a credit card at check in to cover any 'eventualities'. Many owners don't seem to realize their regular insurance doesn't cover an apartment let out short term, and do not take out the type of insurance I have - thereby leaving guests vulnerable in the case of something happening. The welfare of my guests when they're under my roof is just too important to me - thus I must take a deposit to keep my insurance company happy. Regarding fees, all financial institutions do charge fees and what they charge is unfortunately beyond my control. However when a guest decides they want to go ahead and book, I provide them with full details on different payment methods so they can use whichever method of sending funds is most relevant to them.
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10 0
Orlando, FL, USA
5

Excellent Experience

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed staying at this beautiful apartment. The apartment was in good condition, pretty updated, and clean. The owner looks after details such as having tourist guide books available, fresh flowers, and others. As a word of caution: the apartment has heating, but no A/C. This may not matter depending on the time of the year you visit, especially given the weather at London. Even though the weather was in the 50's (Fahrenheit) and technically the temperature inside should have been fine with little or no heat, even after I turned off the heat, I found that heat from nearby apartments and hallway made the place a bit warmer than I would desire. Also, I would recommend the owner get rid of a few signs in the apartment (for example, the one about not staining towels -- if you loose one towel in the process of making 200 pounds, most hotels call this the cost of doing business). Aside from these two details, I have a very favorable opinion of the apartment / flat. The owner seemed very diligent in her communication, delivered the product / service / experience, and refunded the deposit on a timely basis.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the five stars and your lovely comments and yes, I try and think of everything guests would want in a home away from home! I know most people choose an apartment over a hotel for many reasons, but I like to provide as many facilities as possible so my guests get the best of both worlds - a lot of what they'd have at a hotel with all the benefits of staying in an apartment. As is the case with most properties in the UK, there is no air-conditioning in the apartment but thankfully it has a great through-breeze when windows are open on both sides of the apartment. An added benefit - security latches are on all windows so they can remain open at night. I also provide fans in the summertime. And yes, we used to get through quite a few towels which my 'inner conservationist' became concerned with, but I've gone the extra mile and now provide make-up remover pads in the bathrooms for any guests who've forgotten to bring their own. Just one of the many little touches to hopefully create a positive experience like the one you had!
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6 0
Mendocino, California, USA
5

Wonderful London Flat

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at Rachel's flat, and we expect that we will stay there again on a future trip. The flat is well furnished and well located. Rachel has been very responsive to any needs (the building's elevator had a light go out while we were there, and as soon as we let Rachel know, it got fixed!) Rachel keeps a folder with information about the appliances and about things to do and see, so we were never left trying to find things. The location is a convenient walk to some great restaurants (Smith's is not to be missed) and the tube. The convenience of having a taxi meet us at the airport with the keys to the flat was perfect. Even though our plane arrived late, we were met. The cost of that taxi was the same as taking one from the ramp. Take advantage!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and it was a pleasure to have you stay again, this time with your granddaughter. I must say I'm fairly blessed with the number of return guests I have - especially the ones who travel from so far away! I do try and be as responsive as possible to guests needs and I'm continually refining my procedures to make that happen! (Feedback such as yours allows that to keep happening, too, so thank you for that) Part of giving my guests as much information as possible includes leaving the famous 'pink folder' in the apartment so they have information and instructions on all the apartment appliances at their fingertips, whenever they need it. And yes, my recommended car service is there for a reason; unfortunately there have been guests who've ignored my advice, took a taxi from the ramp and discovered upon arrival they'd paid 50% more than they'd have paid with our pre-arranged car service! I would be very honoured to have you back again!!
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Washington, DC
5

Rachel’s’ Place is like visiting a friend

  • 5 of 5

You could not ask for better than staying at Rachel’s flat in London. It is exactly like coming to visit a friend. This will be a bit long but you will see how you get exactly what is advertised and how great all of the extras at her place are.

Everything about Rachel’s is so very convenient. You are a few minutes walk to the nearby food store with both take-away and sit down restaurants nearby. For getting about, the bus route is right up the street and there are two tube stations. To do the tourist thing, catch any bus tours from right in front of the Tower of London an easy few minutes stroll away. You can also catch cabs right close by at the end of the block.

The interior of the 2nd floor apartment is neat, clean and modern. Both bedrooms are roomy with large closets and plenty of drawer space. You have an en suite off the master. The amenities of a full kitchen allow you to have a relaxing dinner in while enjoying the ever so comfortable dining area/family room combination.

Rachel leaves lovely treats for you to enjoy upon your arrival. When you walk into the apartment there is a vase filled with fresh flowers. We had lovely English roses in ours and there was a guest book with lots of messages from other happy travelers who have passed through. After you unpack, there is nice bottle of wine left for you to sip and a tasty basket of assorted British goodies like crisps and chocolates. So you don’t have to run out and shop right away for your morning cup of coffee she leaves a fresh jug of milk in the fridge.

Rachel has makes sure you have lots of little extras to make your stay at her place special. Look in the hallway drawers and in the dining room cupboard and you’ll find brochures for everything to do in London and the nearby area. There are local area street maps for walking, bus maps and route schedules and tube maps showing the subway locations. You will find several good, up to date travel books for the entire UK on the coffee table or in the drawers. There are fluffy, folded towels ready for the post travel refreshing shower with herbal scented shower shampoos and conditioners.

We could not have asked for a better place to stay and would recommend this to anyone traveling to London. Rachel’s place is reasonably priced, conveniently located and very comfortable. We hope she keeps this place available for renting so we can stay there for our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
City Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Wiltons Music Hall
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
6 minutes walk to St Katherine Dock Ferry
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Tower Hill
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Various restuarants
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Brighton
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Tower Hamlets Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Oct 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$338
From
$351
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 4 2017 - Jan 7 2018
1 night minimum stay
$299
From
$312
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,833
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$286
From
$299
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,742
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Exit Clean $77.98

Baby cot, highchair and linens can also be hired at a cost of £45.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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