Hi, my name is Paul, thank you for looking - you will have exclusive use of my quiet, spacious apartment - you can arrive anytime after 18:00 (6pm) and depart anytime before 13:00 (1pm) to suit your travel arrangements - you don't need to fix a specific time for arrival or departure and you can arrive or depart on any day of the week. You can leave your bags behind the concierge desk in the lobby on the day you arrive and depart.
Imagine walking into a two bedroom hotel suite with crisp clean white bed linen, fluffy white towels, hairdryers, a trouser press, iron and ironing board, suitcase stands, your own fully equipped kitchen and a separate lounge/dining room. You'll also have fast free WiFi as well as a selection of teas and Nespresso coffee provided, personal soaps, toilet paper, kitchen cleaning products, dishwasher tablets and washing machine consumables.
There's a small Tesco store right next door with an ATM.
Please let me know at time of booking whether you want the second bedroom prepared with two 3' single beds or zipped together to make a 6' super king-size bed.
You are welcome to leave your bags behind the concierge desk in the lobby on the ground floor on your arrival and departure days.
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I use the apartment as my home when I'm in London and it's available exclusively to guests when I'm not there - please check the calendar for availability.
Perfect for 2 couples meeting up for sightseeing, shopping, dining, theatre or shows; or for a family exploring all the attractions London has to offer.
Two additional people can also be accommodated on a double sofa bed in the lounge or on 2 single fold out mattresses. Each mattress measures Width 64cm x Length 190cm x Depth 13cm.
The flat is always available on an exclusive use basis.
This quiet top floor penthouse apartment is in a modern, purpose built block served with 2 lifts and a large light welcoming lobby area. It has a large master bedroom with a 6' super king-size bed with an individual pocket sprung Vi-Spring Baronet mattress, a second bedroom with two 3' single beds which can be zipped together to make another 6' super king-size bed (just let me know beforehand how you want the beds arranged for your stay), a fully equipped kitchen with a large fridge/freezer providing chilled filtered water and ice cubes, an iron and ironing board, trouser press, a bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower, and a comfortable lounge/diner boasting a 46" TV with BT Vision box and DVD player. A small Tesco's supermarket for your food essentials is right next-door, along with a Nat West cash machine.
Starbucks and Pret are 1 minute walk at the end of the street.
Eating out locally?
All the places below are 2 - 10 minute walk.
Next to London Bridge and the Tower of London on the North West side you'll find a Wagamama for noodles, a Bodeans for ribs and BBQ, and a Starbucks. Charming and picturesque St Katherine Docks over the road on the North East side of the bridge has a super range of bars and restaurants - St Katharine Docks is one of the best-kept secret locations in Central London and has a great atmosphere. Brick Lane's curry houses are a 10 minute walk North East of the flat. If you'd like a spectacular view while you dine a 10 minute walk will take you to the Heron Tower's two restaurants or sky bar - at 175 metres above the city the views are stunning! The restaurants are called Sushi Samba and the Duck and Waffle (note - no trainer style shoes allowed). Or head south of the river over Tower Bridge, down the steps and turn left and you'll find Le Pont de la Tour on the river bank. Famous for top end French cuisine Pont de la Tour has fantastic views of the Bridge. Alternatively go down the steps and turn right to walk past City Hall and the Scoop amphitheatre towards HMS Belfast moored on the south bank and you'll find Gaucho, Dim T, Strada, Pod, Pret, a Bagel Street deli and an M&S simply food. Every budget catered for...
Oxford Circus is 19 minutes on the tube in one direction and the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford next to the Olympic Park is 13 minutes in the other direction.
Tower Bridge Exhibition is fascinating (you can walk right across the top and go down and see the engines that lift the bascules).
A 20 minute walk south over Tower Bridge and along the south bank past the Scoop amphitheatre and HMS Belfast will find you in Borough Market, London’s most renowned food market with exceptional British and international produce. Continue a bit further and you'll pass a replica of Sir Francis Drakes' Golden Hinde, The Clink - England's first prison, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and then the footbridge back over the Thames towards St Paul’s cathedral.
Going east, Greenwich is a 20 minute ride on the River Taxi which stops right in front of the Tower of London or an easy trip on the DLR through Canary Wharf. The Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is, by international decree, the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (at the stroke of midnight GMT is measured from the Prime Meridian).
Explore all of London - Oxford Street, the West End theatres, Buckingham Palace, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, the V&A, the Royal Parks (boats on the Serpentine). All are easily accessible by tube, regular or open top bus, black cab, river taxi or even Boris bikes! Anyone can hire Boris bikes... just pop your debit or credit card in the machine next to the bikes and follow the instructions. Or pick up a map in the flat and walk.
Nowhere is far away! The flat is in Zone 1 on the London Underground. Tower Hill tube station (green/district line and yellow/circle line underground trains) is just 2-3 minutes' walk; Tower gateway DLR is even closer. London Bridge Station is a 20-minute walk or about a £6 taxi ride and Fenchurch Street station is a 5-minute walk. River Taxis are available from Tower Pier, which is right next to the Tower of London and a short 6 minute walk from the flat. Several Boris bike racks are just a couple of minutes away too!
Arriving by air or Eurostar?
From Gatwick airport it is only 30 minutes on the train to London Bridge station (Southern or First Capital Connect trains run 2-3 times an hour) or take a Gatwick Express train to Victoria station.
From London City airport it is about 20 minutes on the DLR to Tower Gateway and the flat is then a 3 minute walk.
From Heathrow it is about an hour by tube and train via Paddington station to Tower Hill tube station.
If you are arriving on Eurostar into St Pancras you'll need the circle underground train from St Pancras to Tower Hill which will take you about 20 minutes.
I'm afraid I don't accept provisional bookings. First accepted enquirer to pay secures the dates.
Here's what recent guests have said from reviews on another service I use -
This flat is amazing for a family wanting to do specific things, the transport is right there, and 2 minutes walk to the Tower of London. There is even a little park 40 secs from the flat which meant a bit of park time for an active 2 year old (we were the only ones there) So if you arrive early for check in, you can eat a little picnic! Jacuzzi bath, the beds were easy for us to organise for a 2 year old and an 8 year old - it was a far better option for us as a family than a hotel. Highly recommend the RV1 bus too - literally the stop is around the corner, it travels over Tower Bridge, along the Southbank - we did Clippers from the pier too. I feel like it's our secret and I don't want to tell anyone!
The flat is amazing - affordable, practical, kids loved the jacuzzi bath!
Everything was perfect! The location is perfect. Paul is very nice and helpful!
Thanks for everything, we had a lovely stay in London!
This apartment is not only a top notch location, but a top notch place to stay with one of the best air b&b hosts we've ever had. A huge thanks to Paul for everything! The apartment was so clean, with the freshest smelling linens and comfortable beds! Everything was provided for right down to extra towels, pillows, blankets, and even cleaning supplies and paper towels (which if you're an avid air b&b user, you know how many times you need to go buy things like paper towels!). We had a super late flight that was delayed and there was no issues with checking in very late, and we were even aloud to leave luggage in the hallway until the afternoon due to an evening flight. Paul was easy and nice to communicate with and I would recommend this place to anyone going to London. We would DEFINITELY stay here again. Thanks Paul!!!