Historic Royal Arsenal, Thames View, Unique Family Apt., Wifi, Great Transport(67 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Large-Bright-Quiet-Unique-Views-Historic w/ModCons, 2 Bedrooms/Baths, Sleeps 7
Just beyond the gates of our historic courtyard is the Thames Clipper Pier, Wellington Park, the Greenwich Heritage Centre and Public Transport--DLR/Tube, Thames Clipper and Train all providing direct connections to London's most popular tourist sites and attractions. It is so easy to get anywhere!
Take the Thames Clipper, Train or DLR from the Royal Arsenal/Woolwich Arsenal direct to the O2, Royal Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge/Tower of London, Cannon Street/The City, London Bridge, Waterloo (London Eye/Southbank), Embankment/Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square (the heart of London--theatre/West End, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Whitehall/Parliament/Big Ben).
History comes alive in this period warehouse building that has been sympathetically redesigned and restored to allow you to enjoy its original brick, stone and steel beam features. You can imagine yourself in 18-20th century London yet you still have all the modern conveniences and luxuries of a 21st century home! It's like being on the set of a BBC period drama.
It's so easy and comfortable to take the Train, DLR-Tube or Thames Clipper anywhere. You'll be dropped on the door step of London's most popular attractions and your bonus is breathtaking and unique views of London!
Royal Arsenal Riverside History:
In 1512, Henry VIII established a Royal Dockyard at Woolwich. His largest warship, the Henri Grâce à Dieu or the Great Harry, was built and launched here in 1514. The Arsenal, originally known as The Warren, was established as an Ordnance Storage Depot in 1671. The Royal Laboratories were added in 1696 and the Royal Brass Foundry in 1715. In 1716 Royal Artillery companies were formed by Royal Warrant. The Royal Military Academy (which has become Sandhurst) originated at the Arsenal in 1720. In 1805, King George III decreed The Warren be known as the Royal Arsenal. By this time, Woolwich was already a busy military centre. Many of the Arsenal's original buildings remain (this apartment is located in one of them), and historic artifacts are found throughout the site. The Royal Arsenal carried out armaments manufacture and explosives research for the British armed forces until it was decommissioned in 1967. For those who have an American connection, 'the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air' all came from the Royal Arsenal. All Victoria Cross medals (the highest honour in the British military) are struck from Guns residing at the 'Firepower' Museum onsite, which is believed to be the world's oldest military museum.
Our apartment/flat is perfectly situated for accessing all of the sites used for the London Olympics/Paralympics. Woolwich is the permanent home of an Olympics Live Big Screen in the town square.
Royal Golf - The world's oldest Golf Club, the Royal Blackheath is a short drive or bus ride away and welcomes visitors for rounds of golf. The club museum contains hundreds of years of golfing artifacts and memorabilia including the world's oldest golfing medal and England's oldest golf club. The museum is set within the stunning Eltham Lodge which was completed in 1664.
Henry VIII - Eltham Palace, Henry VIII's childhood home is across the street from Eltham Lodge and welcomes visitors. Eltham Palace was Henry VIII's favourite home.
Arsenal & Charlton Football Clubs - The Arsenal Football Club (The Gunnners) was founded in 1886 onsite and matches were played at the Dial Arch which is now a pub. Charlton Athletic Football Club is 2 miles away.
The first McDonald's in the UK opened in Woolwich, October 12, 1974.
A travelling circus or carnival often resides on the Historic Blackheath.
Visiting Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Bolelyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, is a perfect day trip by car.
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Member since: 2010
- On floor 2
- 1066 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 7
- Events Allowed
Children will love the riverside--water, boats and all of the cannons and works of art that are displayed all over the Royal Arsenal. There's a cannon right outside our front door that is perfect for climbing on and taking pictures of the kids....adults too!...moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- En suite bedroom has a king size bed, bedside tables & lights, alarm clock, Corby trouser press, venetian mirrored dresser, a two seater sofa and hanging storage. Bedroom Two has three single beds (one is a fold up bed which is stowed if not required), beside table and light, alarm clock. There is a large chest of drawers with mirror, and hanging storage space. In the alcove of the lounge area there is a double sofa bed. Towels and bedding are provided and included in the price quoted for letting. Upon request there is also a travel cot and highchair available for use....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- En suite bathroom has a hand basin, toilet, bath with shower and large glass screen. There is a mirrored bathroom cabinet, shelves for storage plus a shaving point and radiator. Bathroom Two is on the same floor as the lounge and kitchen. Access is from the hall. There is a large enclosed walk-in shower, basin and toilet. In addition, a mirror on one wall plus a shaving point and radiator....moreless
- Apartment has Digital TV, DVD, WiFi Internet, CD Stereo and DAB Radio. 24-hour Concierge has dry cleaning service & The Body Workshop--Massage and Complimentary Therapy. Wellington Park & the Thames are adjacent. The Firepower: Royal Artillery Museum is just outside the Wellington Park gate and around the corner. You pass the historic Dial Arch Gastro Pub, the Guard House, Cornerstone Cafe & Tesco's (grocery), cash till/ATM on your way to the DLR/Rail Station or Woolwich Market (Berefords Square) & Shopping Precinct (Powis Street). The Tap Room features the Arsenal's own micro-brew & pizza. Swimming Pool & Fitness Facilities are located at the Waterfront Leisure Centre adjacent to the Royal Arsenal site--approximately 10 minutes walk west along the Thames River. The Woolwich Free Ferry to North Woolwich is just beyond. (You pass the Thames Clipper Royal Arsenal Pier--opposite the flat--on the way.) A day use fitness gym is next to Lidl market, just across from the Arsenal....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
Generally, herbs/spices, coffee, tea, sugar are in the cupboards. We ask guests to replace above staples when they are used up. Guests are welcome to use whatever is there & replace as appropriate. ...moreless
- Gated Community
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
London To Myself
Jan 6 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 5 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
Mar 31 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 2 - Sep 7, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 8 - Dec 14, 2017
2 night min stay
Dec 15 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 5 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $248.19
- No additional mandatory fees
*Rates listed are for the accommodation of up to five guests. Parties of up to 5 persons will be accommodated in the two bedrooms unless agreed otherwise. Use of the lounge sofa must be arranged in advance of your arrival.
--The sixth or seventh additional guest is charged at 150 GBP per week or 25 GBP per night each.
--Towels/Bedding, Customary Cleaning, Utilities, WiFi & Parking are Included.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Car: Not Necessary
An exciting waterfront development, The Royal Arsenal is 'among Britain's most historic sites', says English Heritage's, Survey of London. Dating from 1545, the Royal Arsenal Riverside comprises listed Georgian & Victorian buildings (several complete with their own resident ghosts!), Wellington Park, the Greenwich Heritage Centre--a museum about the Royal Arsenal & area, Dial Arch Gastro Pub (where Arsenal Football Club was founded), Cornerstone Cafe, Taproom & Hopstuff Brewery, Guard House, Congusto,Tesco's Express and Marks & Spencer Food Hall. The Thames Clipper River Boat direct to London attractions is at the Pier. The DLR-Tube, Train, & Bus providing direct access to London attractions are just across the street in the Woolwich Arsenal town centre which has a lively street market, shopping precinct, additional supermarkets & restaurants/pubs (including the Woolwich Equitable and The Blue Nile -- often #1 London's TripAdvisor!). Shop at Sainsburys, Lidl, Iceland, Tesco's Extra, WHSmith, Boots, Primark, TKMaxx, SuperDrug, Argos, Clark's Outlet, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, McDonald's, Domino's, Subway, Nandos, ethnic restaurants, fast food chains, pubs, banks and building societies. Take the Thames Clipper (& CrossRail from late in 2018) from within the Royal Arsenal to the O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Embankment/Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square & London Eye. Frequent trains direct to Charing Cross (Trafalger Square & heart of London--theatre/West End, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Whitehall/Parliament/Big Ben), London Bridge, Cannon Street and Waterloo (London Eye/Southbank). Swimming Pool and fitness facilities are on the waterfront & in the town centre. Walk/cycle along the Thames Path or Bus to Royal Greenwich (Maritime Museum, Observatory, Cutty Sark), Woolwich Free Ferry, Thames Barrier, O2 (restaurants, concerts, cinema, exhibitions, sports, theatre & cable car) & Canary Wharf. Former Olympic venues, London City Airport, ExCel Conference/Exhibition Centre (cable car), Canary Wharf & Westfield Shopping Centre are few stops away by DLR. Eltham Palace and William Morris' Red House are near by.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are a family of 5 that loves London and fell in love with the Royal Arsenal Riverside and its rich history. We have lived and worked in London but have also spent time living and working abroad as both children and adults. We enjoy sharing our home with guests from all over the world--many from countries in which we have lived. Along with helping fellow Brits enjoy their Capital City or attend special events or family gatherings.
Why the Owner Chose Woolwich, Greater London, UK:
The Royal Arsenal provides the unique experience of living a modern life in surroundings where the entire history of the United Kingdom has evolved...and much of the world! The view and ambiance created by the flat's positioning, outlook and period features makes staying here a one-of-a-kind experience. You can stay in a 'new build' anywhere but no other location in London affords the opportunity to stay in a building/development that influenced the history of the world in such a profound way. For example, as mentioned in the American national anthem, 'the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air' all came from the Royal Arsenal--examples of which are on display at the Firepower Museum. This property is spacious and perfect for families (groups) ---particularly those with 3 or more kids, like ourselves. We believe families and friends should be able to holiday together and not be split up in order to be charged extra for an additional hotel room. In addition, its location in the Royal Arsenal itself is unique. It's the type of place that makes you want to just stay 'home', play games and watch movies together. My husband and I love to sit at the kitchen table in the morning with the sun streaming in and read the paper while looking out over the courtyard and the amazing history that surrounds us. There is enough room for the kids to play Twister, watch movies or retreat to their own spaces with their electronic devices. The grocery store-Tesco's, Dial Arch Pub, Cornerstone Cafe, Congusto, Taproom & Hopstuff Brewery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Thames River Walk, Woolwich Town Centre and Community Swimming Pool are just out the gate or a stone's throw away. The travel links are superb to ANYWHERE in London (DLR/Tube, Train, Thames Clipper, London City Airport & Bus)--with more options and convenience than any other location in London--even more so when CrossRail is completed. And nothing beats the friendly and authentic welcome of the East End
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
One-of-a-kind experience and location with so many transport options to hand. Our view of the Thames and historic Royal Arsenal buildings, our location within the heritage quarter and gated 'golden square,' and the ambiance and spaciousness of the flat are unique within both the Royal Arsenal and London. It is so easy and comfortable to get anywhere in London whether Central, East, West, North or South utilizing: the Thames Clipper, Train or DLR/Tube. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is either in the flat or can be easily obtained within the Royal Arsenal, or in the shopping precinct just across the road from the Royal Arsenal Development. There are six pubs/restaurants/cafes in the Royal Arsenal and two supermarkets: Marks & Spencer Food Hall & Tesco's Express.
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Tall Ships As Seen From Apartment
Grade II Listed Buildings, Gated Historic Courtyard, Flat View
Spacious Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen--Additional Nook Area on Left
Second Triple-Bedroom - Third Bed to the right of picture if required
Your Top Corner Window-Filled 'Home From Home'
View From Kitchen/Dining Windows
View from Building 48 Door to Parking & River--Historic Cannon
Wellington Park Entrance to Gated Courtyard, Cannons & Memorial to the Fallen
The Dial Arch Pub where the Arsenal Football Club--The Gunners was Founded
Thames River, Courtyard, Parking Spot in Centre Strip, Flat View
No. 1 Street Looking Toward the Royal Arsenal Pier and Thames River
Woolwich Market 'Pound fer a Pound'
Well-Appointed Kitchen with Large Fridge/Freezer and Dining Area
Light and Spacious Living Room--Additional Nook with Sofa Bed on Right
Master Bedroom from En suite Bathroom
Living Room & Nook with Sofa Bed
Entrance Hallway and Spiral Staircase to Bedrooms
Thames River & Gated Courtyard, Flat View
The top corner flat, Grand Store and Cannon from the gated historic courtyard
Partial View of Wellington Park--River & Flat is behind Grand Store at top left
Dial Arch, Historic Clock & Cannon Balls under which The Gunners first played
Tesco's Express supermarket --Pick up Sandwiches to take or Dinner coming home
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