A lovely one bedroom garden apartment in a character Edwardian house. This 39m2 apartment is well-distributed and is located in splendid and peaceful Grove Park in the beautiful Denmark Hill area of South London. The area is in zone 2 and has easy transport links to anywhere in London.
The flat consists of a living room with high ceilings and a bay window. The living room has original wooden floorboards and a fire place with a recently installed multifuel stove which is lovely to get going on chilly nights (there is of course also central heating with radiators throughout). It also features a sofa bed if your group consists of 3 or 4 persons. The kitchen is compact but fully-equipped including a grill, oven/cooker, electric kettle, coffee plunger and fridge/freezer and a washing machine. The small but modern bathroom has a powerful shower over the bath. The sunny bedroom has French doors opening and looking out onto the small but lovely garden which is for private use. There is street parking available, should you need it and high-speed wireless internet. Towels and bed linen are provided.
The apartment is decorated in an eclectic mix of modern, antique and retro. As I use it when I am in town, it has got a wonderful home-away-from-home feel to it. Think oriental carpets, books, contemporary art and quirky lamps.
The apartment is situated on a tree-lined street in between East Dulwich, Camberwell and Peckham Rye. East Dulwich is locally nicknamed Nappy Valley with independent shops abound and where you'll find French pastry cafe's, delis, organic butcher and fish mongers as well as 'Yummie Mommies' pushing prams. Furthermore the area is full of pubs and restaurants and other places to 'hang out'. Walking to diverse Camberwell along historic Camberwell Grove you will pass the Grand Union pub with its armchairs and chandeliers and onto Camberwell where you will have many economic ethnic eating options, an excellent tapas bar and unusual Chinese restaurant and many buses heading in all directions.
A short walk in yet another direction from the apartment will take you to Bellenden Road in Peckham Rye with restaurants such as Ganapati (South Indian cuisine), the Victoria Pub and Melange Chocolate, a quirky shop with a French owner selling hand-made chocolate in all varieties. You may have to shove some cats off the seats before you can sit down. Both Peckham and Camberwell are excellent places to see art and creativity in London. There are numerous galleries and in the apartment you will find an excellent map with some walking tours to get you to interesting bits in the area. Off-the-beaten-track examples are Dulwich Village and Nunhead Cemetery (which does have the 'Thriller' video look about it)
There are also convenient stores and a large supermarket nearby the apartment.
From the apartment, an 8 minute walk takes you to Denmark Hill station, zone 2 (with pub The Phoenix next door where locals amass after work), which is a station on the London Overground and also a British Rail station linking you to both Victoria in 9 minutes or to the City, St. Paul's and St Pancras International (Eurostar) in 9-15 minutes. It also serves as an Overground Station, whisking you to other places in the west and eastern part of London. Furthermore there are many direct buses serving central London from near the property (bus 185, 176, 40) with the 176 functioning both as a day and a night bus taking you back 'home' throughout the day and night from the West End (stops near Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Soho, Covent Garden, South Bank) in under half an hour.
Grove Park and surroundings is an area where you will find mostly Londoners, not tourists peering on maps. If you wish to have a true London experience, don't look further.
Available to responsible guests. Not apt for party people.
Looking forward to welcoming you!