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Living room is overlooking the Bow River and the Olympic Stadium and village.

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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Large double bedroom flat, 35 minutes away from central London, for 4 people.

This is very clean and tidy, 1 double bedroom flat, within transport zone 2. The apartment is overlooking the Bow river canal and new Olympic stadium in East London, with excellent travel links. All rooms are very spacious and with modern furniture with plenty of storage space. Kitchen is smaller than the rest of the rooms, but very practical and fully equipped. All towels and linen are also provided, together with the welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and breakfast cereal for the duration of your stay. Overall, this is an ideal East London base for your vacation and/or work in the city. You will have sole use of the flat during your stay.

£80 per night is based on 2 people sharing, per night. Furthermore, 2 sofa beds are situated in the living room, for 3rd and/or 4th person for extra £20/40 per night respectively. 2 people are sleeping in the bedroom and 2 people are sleeping in the living room.
Price per night is as follows:
Up to 2 People - £80
Up to 3 People - £100
Up to 4 People - £120

PLEASE NOTE: DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S PERIOD, (20/12-10/01), PRICE PER NIGHT STARTS AT £120 FOR 2 PEOPLE SHARING.
PLEASE NOTE: £70 CLEANING FEE APPLICABLE TO EVERY BOOKING!
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING IS NOT PROVIDED WITH THIS LISTING.

The apartment is located in a very safe, gated block of flats on the 2nd floor, with added luxury of the gym, steam room and sauna facilities on the ground floor for no extra costs. The gym complex is open daily from 6AM-11PM. Concierge is present every weekday from 8AM-4PM, and on Saturdays from 8AM-12AM.

The apartment is at the back of the building and is very quiet. The only thing that might wake you up in the morning is the sound of ducks from the near-by canal; it is rather therapeutic though. Neighbours are mostly professional couples in mid 30's, very quiet and no children. There are few restaurants and/or bars close to the building; Dane’s Yard Bar and Restaurant is highly recommended and only few minutes away.

Free use of gym and steam and sauna facilities is the best bit this place has to offer. It is open daily, from 6AM until 11PM and I strongly advise you to use it, - ok, perhaps not the 'torture chambers', sorry, the gym, but definitely the steam room and the sauna. - It gets busier only in the evening, from 7PM. As long as you are inside the gym complex before 11PM, you can stay in as much as you like.

The Central House is located just next to the East London Porsche Centre on the High Street, on the north side of the High Street. It is a convenient and well connected, accessible location if attending exhibitions or sporting events at Excel and O2 Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park/Stadium and Victoria Park (Festivals: Field Day, Lovebox, As One In the Park); or if you are working locally, (3 Mills Studios, Stratford, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Docklands & the City).

Best of all, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has now reopened to the public and it offers a fantastic array of sport activities and other attractions. Amongst others, you could swim in the Aquatic Centre or visit Arcelomittal Orbit; standing 114.5m tall, this extraordinary attraction is the result of a creative collaboration between world-renowned artist Sir Anish Kapoor, designer Cecil Balmond and ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company. With two observation floors, at 76m and 80m, the ArcelorMittal Orbit provides visitors with stunning views over the Park and across London’s famous skyline. It is both a work of art and a thrilling experience. For full details about the Olympic Park, please visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website.

Central London is 30 to 40 minutes away, depending on traffic. This is transport zone 2 and travel links are excellent; there are 4 Underground and/or Docklands Light Railway stations, all within 10 to 12 minutes on foot. Your closest station is Pudding Mill Lane, (DLR), and it is only 3 minutes away. Bow Road, (DLR), is 6 to 7 minutes away; Bow Church, (Tube) is 8 to 9 minutes away and Bromley-By-Bow, (Tube), is about 10 to 12 minutes away. Please see pictures for directions.

Stratford International train & bus/coach station is approximately 15 minutes walk away, (or quicker by bus), which provides direct access to Central, Jubilee, DLR, London Overground and other regional trains services, as well as coaches to Stansted Airport, which depart every 15 minutes.

Among others, bus number 25 operates very frequently and this is a 24-hour service to central London and Oxford Street.

On the other hand, if you are a sporty type and prefer cycling, there are 2 Barclay's Cycle Hire docking stations within a 5 minutes walk from my apartment.

Due to the London Olympic Games 2012, the entire Stratford area was vastly regenerated and developed, becoming the main retail hub for East London. Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford is Europe’s largest urban shopping and leisure centre, with more than 250 shops and 70 places to dine. A vast, bustling, covered shopping mall with numerous shops, stocking designer clothes for every pocket as well as high-end, luxury brand stores; an Apple store, a diverse range of food options, a 17-screen multiplex cinema and a 24hr Casino.

Heading west from Stratford, whether it's towards the trendy Shoreditch for nightlife, bohemian Hackney, London Fields & Victoria Park or the business districts within The City & Docklands, all are readily accessible via the frequent local bus services.

There are 2 local Tesco shops: Tesco Superstore and Tesco Express, both within 8 to 10 minutes on foot.

I am a 36-year old photographer and usually, I live here on my own. When rented, my girlfriend (yes I know, sorry ladies, :), gets to have me and sometimes she's very happy about that and sometimes not so much...

Thank you very much for looking and please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions, queries or are simply curious.

FACILITIES:
All rooms are very large and spacious, with modern fixtures, freshly painted and recently refurbished. Please, keep the place reasonably clean and tidy.

LIVING ROOM
1.Flat screen TV with Freeview Channels and a DVD;
2.NAD Stereo sound system;
3.Mobile Internet Access;
4.Coffee table and working desk;
5.Two sofa beds;
6.Fibre optic Wi-Fi broadband connection;

KITCHEN:
1.Fridge/freezer;
2.Electric cooker/oven and a microwave oven;
3.Kettle and toaster;
4.Dishwasher;
5.Washing machine;
6.Iron and a vacuum cleaner;
7.Welcome pack of breakfast cereals, tea, coffee, milk and sugar;

BEDROOM:
1.Double bed with linen and towels provided;
2.Draws cabinet;
3.Large wardrobe;
4.Night table, (x2), and a lamp;
5.Large wall mirror;
6.Extra single airbed for a 3rd person provided;

BATHROOM:
1.Large bath and a shower combo;
2.Standard wash-hand basin and a toilet;
3.Shaver socket;
4.Standard mirror;
5.Hair dryer;

OTHER:
1.Gated block of flats with the concierge;
2.Gym;
3.Steam Room;
4.Sauna;
5.Mail room;

* All electrical appliances are in working order.

* Please note: The apartment entry-door automatically locks behind you. Do not leave without the keys; you will not be able to get back in.

PLEASE NOTE: DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S PERIOD, (20/12-10/01), PRICE PER NIGHT STARTS AT £120 FOR 2 PEOPLE SHARING.
PLEASE NOTE: £70 CLEANING FEE APPLICABLE TO EVERY BOOKING!
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING IS NOT PROVIDED WITH THIS LISTING.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:
Wherever in London, go to Stratford via Central Line (red line) and change to DLR, Docklands Light Railway. Then, take the first DLR train, (this is the start/end of the line, so any train from here), and get out at the first stop, Pudding Mill Lane. 3 minutes walk from there.

As you get out of the train, turn opposite of the Olympic stadium; in the distance, 300 meters straight ahead, you will see, white, square building, standing next to the greenish, tall tower, standing next to another tower being built. I'm in the white building. 3 minutes walk.

PLEASE NOTE: DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S PERIOD, (20/12-10/01), PRICE PER NIGHT STARTS AT £120 FOR 2 PEOPLE SHARING.
PLEASE NOTE: £70 CLEANING FEE APPLICABLE TO EVERY BOOKING!
PLEASE NOTE: PARKING IS NOT PROVIDED WITH THIS LISTING.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 50 m²
  • Elevator : 2 lifts

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Not in the bedroom please and keep it airy....moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom is large and spacious and with plenty of storage space. 1 extra large wardrobe, 1 large chest of drawers and 2 smaller chests on each side of the bed. All linen is provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Standard bathroom with the bath/shower combo, sink with the large mirror and toilet. All towels are provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • TRAVEL DIRECTIONS: Wherever in London, go to Stratford via Central Line (red line) and change to DLR, Docklands Light Railway. Then, take the first DLR train, (this is the start/end of the line, so any train from here), and get out at the first stop, Pudding Mill Lane. 3 minutes walk from there. As you get out of the train, turn opposite of the Olympic stadium; in the distance, 300 meters straight ahead, you will see, white, square building, standing next to the greenish, tall tower, standing next to another tower being built. I'm in the white building. 3 minutes walk. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Standard freeview channels. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Location Type

  • Rural

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    2 lifts ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Gym complex is open daily from 6AM-11PM. This is included in the price. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heating; The flat is very warm and requires very little heating. Every radiator is manually controlled, by simply switching it on and off. Please switch it off when leaving the property....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi optic broadband is provided and included in the price. Wi-Fi: CF52 Password: jry2qfth...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Further 2 sofa beds, (single), are provided in the living room. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped. Welcome pack of tea, sugar, coffee, milk, orange juice, breakfast cereal and some fruit is provided on your arrival. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Gym complex is open daily from 6AM-11PM. This is included in the price. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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World Championship Athletics
Aug 1 - Aug 15, 2017
5 night min stay
$123

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$99

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $369.50
  • Cleaning fee $86.22
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Wherever in London, go to Stratford via Central Line (red line) and change to DLR, Docklands Light Railway. Then, take the first DLR train, (this is the start/end of the line, so any train from here), and get out at the first stop, Pudding Mill Lane. 3 minutes walk from there. As you get out of the train, turn opposite of the Olympic stadium; in the distance, 300 meters straight ahead, you will see, white, square building, standing next to the greenish, tall tower, standing next to another tower being built. I'm in the white building. 3 minutes walk.

If you are coming from Heathrow:

1) Cab hire is about £50-£60 and it takes 60-90 minutes, depending on traffic.

2) Heathrow Express to Paddington in 15 minutes, very fast indeed. One way is £21.50 and return is £35. From Paddington, go to Stratford. Please see above.

3) Normal underground journey. Take the Picadilly Line and change at Holborn to Central Line and go to Stratford. Please see above.

If you are coming from Stanstead:

1) Cab hire is about £40.

1) Direct bus link from the airport, Stanstead, to Stratford, 45 minutes. Buy tickets on line before your flight, or at the airport. From stratford, please see above.

Travel links are excellent from here. Closest station is Pudding Mill Lane, (3 minutes), on the DLR, (Docklands Light Railway). Turn left from the gate and first left again; from there, keep walking straight ahead and/or follow the signs.

*For the tube (underground), turn right from the gate, walk straight ahead, pass the roundabout, keep walking straight, pass the McDonalds, (to your right), keep walking straight, pass the Bow church, (to your left), keep walking straight, pass the Bow Church (DLR) station, (to your left) and arrive at Bow Road tube station, (to your left), 10 minutes walk.

There is also Bromley by Bow tube (underground) station close to Tesco, 10 minutes walk.

One 24-hour bus operates and stops right outside the gate, No25 as well as the night bus, No8.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Wherever in London, go to Stratford via Central Line (red line) and change to DLR, Docklands Light Railway. Then, take the first DLR train, (this is the start/end of the line, so any train from here), and get out at the first stop, Pudding Mill Lane. 3 minutes walk from there. As you get out of the train, turn opposite of the Olympic stadium; in the distance, 300 meters straight ahead, you will see, white, square building, standing next to the greenish, tall tower, standing next to another tower being built. I'm in the white building. 3 minutes walk.

If you are coming from Heathrow:

1) Cab hire is about £50-£60 and it takes 60-90 minutes, depending on traffic.

2) Heathrow Express to Paddington in 15 minutes, very fast indeed. One way is £21.50 and return is £35. From Paddington, go to Stratford. Please see above.

3) Normal underground journey. Take the Picadilly Line and change at Holborn to Central Line and go to Stratford. Please see above.

If you are coming from Stanstead:

1) Cab hire is about £40.

1) Direct bus link from the airport, Stanstead, to Stratford, 45 minutes. Buy tickets on line before your flight, or at the airport. From stratford, please see above.

Travel links are excellent from here. Closest station is Pudding Mill Lane, (3 minutes), on the DLR, (Docklands Light Railway). Turn left from the gate and first left again; from there, keep walking straight ahead and/or follow the signs.

*For the tube (underground), turn right from the gate, walk straight ahead, pass the roundabout, keep walking straight, pass the McDonalds, (to your right), keep walking straight, pass the Bow church, (to your left), keep walking straight, pass the Bow Church (DLR) station, (to your left) and arrive at Bow Road tube station, (to your left), 10 minutes walk.

There is also Bromley by Bow tube (underground) station close to Tesco, 10 minutes walk.

One 24-hour bus operates and stops right outside the gate, No25 as well as the night bus, No8.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I am a photographer, working for NB Pictures; picture agency dealing mostly with documentary photography and photojournalism. I am 38 years young, :) and a Londoner since 1997; easy going and open minded. I love outdoors activities, mainly skiing and sailing.

Why the Owner Chose London, UK:
This property has a unique and added quality of free usage of gym, sauna and a steam room at no extra costs. It is very cozy, quiet and safe, (gated community). Central London is 35 minutes away and travel links are excellent; there are 4 overground/underground stations, all within 10-12 minutes on foot. Closest one is Pudding Mill Lane, 3 minutes walk.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Free usage of gym, sauna and a steam room on the ground floor.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • Living room is overlooking the Bow River and the Olympic Stadium and village.

    Living room is overlooking the Bow River and the Olympic Stadium and village.

  • Simon Norfolk's landscape of battle bruised Iraq.

    Simon Norfolk's landscape of battle bruised Iraq.

  • Chess board for days when you feel like Kapablanka or Kasparov.

    Chess board for days when you feel like Kapablanka or Kasparov.

  • Welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and sugar and breakfast cereal is provided.

    Welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and sugar and breakfast cereal is provided.

  • The bedroom is at the back of the building, also facing south and very quiet.

    The bedroom is at the back of the building, also facing south and very quiet.

  • You will have enough storage space and that mirror is massive.

    You will have enough storage space and that mirror is massive.

  • The bathroom has been recently renovated, as was the entire flat.

    The bathroom has been recently renovated, as was the entire flat.

  • Power shower and a bath. Boiler is always on.

    Power shower and a bath. Boiler is always on.

  • Few of us use the gym regularly and it is mainly empty during the day.

    Few of us use the gym regularly and it is mainly empty during the day.

  • The view from the rooftop.

    The view from the rooftop.

  • High Street goes all the way to Stratford City; 15 minutes walk or few bus stops

    High Street goes all the way to Stratford City; 15 minutes walk or few bus stops

  • Westfield Centre is the Europe's largest shopping mall with over 250 shops.

    Westfield Centre is the Europe's largest shopping mall with over 250 shops.

  • Facing south and you will need those shutters closed on a sunny day.

    Facing south and you will need those shutters closed on a sunny day.

  • It comes with, fibre optic Wi-Fi, HD Freeview TV, DVD and a stereo system.

    It comes with, fibre optic Wi-Fi, HD Freeview TV, DVD and a stereo system.

  • Kitchen is small, but practical. Everything is provided for a comfortable stay.

    Kitchen is small, but practical. Everything is provided for a comfortable stay.

  • Sebastiao Salgado's 'Genesis' book. One of the most beautiful photography books.

    Sebastiao Salgado's 'Genesis' book. One of the most beautiful photography books.

  • It has a large, double bed and all linen is provided.

    It has a large, double bed and all linen is provided.

  • Roy Lichtenstein's 'Ohhh alright...' which sold for staggering £26.4M in 2010.

    Roy Lichtenstein's 'Ohhh alright...' which sold for staggering £26.4M in 2010.

  • More photos from 'Genesis' by Sebastiao Salgado.

    More photos from 'Genesis' by Sebastiao Salgado.

  • Gym complex is on the ground floor. It is open daily from 6AM-11PM.

    Gym complex is on the ground floor. It is open daily from 6AM-11PM.

  • This is a gated block of flats and very safe. 1-bedroom flats have no balconies.

    This is a gated block of flats and very safe. 1-bedroom flats have no balconies.

  • Bird's view of Stratford; Westfield shopping mall and the Olympic village.

    Bird's view of Stratford; Westfield shopping mall and the Olympic village.

  • The area is surrounded by the Bow River and adjacent canals.

    The area is surrounded by the Bow River and adjacent canals.

  • Olympic Stadium during the final rehearsal for 2012 olympic games.

    Olympic Stadium during the final rehearsal for 2012 olympic games.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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