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TOWER BRIDGE / ZONE 1 (TUBE) - Apartment 1

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Apartment 1

A perfect home-away-from-home apartment. Represents fantastic value for money, a simple apartment within a luxury apartment block.

These apartments have large private terraces. Free WiFi

About the property


Central London holiday apartments set in the heart of the romantic SHAD THAMES district (QUEEN ELIZABETH STREET SE1) just ONE MINUTE'S walk to The River Thames & Tower Bridge. These comfortable yet simple apartments are set over-looking Queen Elizabeth Street. They benefit from a bright aspect and large private roof terraces. The apartments provide comfort for vacation or business travellers.Very suitable for families with plentiful lounge and dining seating. The kitchen is fully equipped and features a washing machine and dishwasher. High ceilings and tall windows provide a light environment. In addition to the two double beds in each bedroom; the sofa beds in the lounge areas are perfectly suitable for 2 adults. The lounge areas are completely separate from the bedrooms with their full king size beds. This ensures sleeping privacy if required. 8 minutes walk to Tube station.

APARTMENT 1. One bedroom apartment. This is complete with 2 king size double beds in the bedroom. 1 sofa beds in the lounge. Sleeps 5 persons maximum. 830 square feet. Great for families sharing.

We have two apartments, both within the same beautiful building on Queen Elizabeth Street.

APARTMENT 2. Two bedrooms & two bathrooms. This is complete with a king size double bed in each bedroom. One king size sofa bed in the lounge and one single guest bed. 885 square feet.

WE ARE FAMILY RUN BUSINESS.: Shad Thames is an extremely desirable area for both visitors, and those who live here. Shad Thames is truly an oasis in the heart of central London. We have two apartments all within the same building. Please email or call for availability. We can accommodate upto 12 persons.

Many holiday apartments advertise that they are situated on the South Bank, when actually they are 10-20 minutes from the river. Our apartments really do have the river and Bankside right on the doorstep.

More Details

Property Manager
Marian Selby
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Marian Selby

We are a family run business. We have just two apartments, and both are within the stunning Circle Apartment building. We are not a large business with multiple apartments. Having just two units allows us to offer a very personal approach for our guests. We handle all our own bookings, and will be the single point of contact. We do not use agents.

Available Rentals


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Apartment 1
average rating of 4.529412 based on 68 reviews

Spacious, quiet and clean apartment

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was very spacious, clean and in a quiet location. We enjoyed the location by the shad Thames with eateries and bars.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Huge 1 bedroom in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is really nice, and so much space! (especially by London standards) It was great to have so much room to relax inThe location is really great as well, a very short walk to Tower bridge/the tower and to the district, circle and Jubilee lines on the tube. Owners was really easy to communicate with. Would stay again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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i am bit disappointed in the apartment

  • 1 of 5

i am overall disappointed with the handling of the issue, no proper instruction when i arrive when i had request to have a car park lot and i am being charge for the lot but when i approach the concierge, he mention no instruction was given for my car park , i am given the key to the apartment from the concierge and i had to enter and "explore" all the washing machine, water heater at our own searching. The last day of my checking out, i am bring the luggage down to my car and when a lady enter the premises and according to my son, she is very rude and ask why he is still around at 10.30am and she mention we have to go as she is expecting a new guest coming to take over the premises.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to read that you were disappointed. We were very recently made aware prior to receiving this review that you were unhappy with certain issues. Having spoken at length with the Concierges and the Housekeeper, it is apparent that your expectations were based on a 'Fully Serviced Apartment akin to Hotel Standard Service'. Unfortunately there has been considerable confusion here. We are fundamentally a 'Self Catering' apartment. We provide full welcome instructions well in advance of arrival and we are personally available 24 hours a day.
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An overall great value

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights in the 2 bedroom apartment with 5 of us: 2 adults and 3 young kids in early November 2016.

The apartment was well equipped and comfortable.

Neil was easy to reach via email before and during our stay.

There were 2 very convenient grocery stores and lots of restaurants/bars close by too.

A few things I wish I would have known before arriving: The London Bridge train station is almost exactly the same distance to the apartment as the Bermondsey stop, and the Bermondsey stop is MUCH less crowded walking than the London Bridge stop. We had luggage with us and it would have been so much easier to walk from Bermondsey than London Bridge. And they're both pretty far with luggage and kids: 0.8 miles.

The kitchen appliances were tricky for us American travelers, and the washing machine/dryer was an adventure to use too. All worked exactly as they were supposed to but were confusing to us since their operation was so different than what we're used to. The electrical outlets have wall switches that control if there's power to that outlet or not. Those Brits are sneaky like that. Easy to use once you figure that simple thing out.

We had a great time and will definitely consider booking this apartment again if we are back in London.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything as advertised

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the epitome of the VRBO experience. That is, the owner takes care of the essentials, and the traveler may walk in, put their cases down, and relax. Circle Apartments is located in a non-tourist district, with the tourist district just over the Tower Bridge. (Unfortunately for us, the bridge is closed to vehicles until December, due to construction.) Everything one might need is within walking distance. From Fish and Chips to Fine Dining, and all that falls between.

We look forward to returning to London, and can only hope that Neil's place will still be available.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful flat, perfect situation and loved it, coming back another time !!

  • 5 of 5

Very well situated, very quiet too (maybe because Tower Bridge was closed). Clean and comfortable, everything you could possibly want or need. Absolutely loved it and would like to come back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
London Bridge
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

This Central London (Zone 1) residence is situated within a stunning building, on QUEEN ELIZABETH STREET SE1. Set in the heart of the SHAD THAMES district, you are less than a minute's walk from the River Thames and the breath-taking sight of Tower Bridge. SHAD THAMES offers the perfect location for all visitors to Central London. The area is rich in history, with its Dickensian (Dickens based Oliver Twist here) cobbled streets and converted warehouses which are now host to countless restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, bars, boutiques and of course apartments. SHAD THAMES is an oasis within the Capital. However, The Financial District (City of London & Canary Whar'f) The West end, Tower of London, London Eye, South Bank, Shakespeare's Globe, St Paul's Cathedral... to name just a few, are all within walking distance. 8 minutes walk to London Bridge TUBE, RAIL & BUS station. Tower Hill and TowerGateway TUBE stations 10 minutes..




Southwark Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A good size modern family bathroom . Shower and Bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Very comfortable airy bedroom with large walk-in wardrobe. Two (2) Large double beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Circle Spa and Gym is located on the ground floor of the building. This is a members club but available on a daily or weekly payment basis to guests.

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