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AWARD WINNING FLAT NEXT TO TOWER OF LONDON & TOWER HILL TUBE STATION!!

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Advertiser since: 2004
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Calendar last updated:
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AWARD WINNING FLAT NEXT TO TOWER OF LONDON & TOWER HILL TUBE STATION!!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

City of London Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5 maximum

Trinity Square Flat, which has been featured in a story in the New York Times Travel Section and has been named Top Vacation Rental, London, 2011-2013, is located just across the street from the Tower of London and next to the beautiful and historic Trinity Square Gardens. Just a minute's walk from the Tower Hill tube stop, and 2-3 minutes from the Tower Gateway DLR and several bus stops (including the “hop on, hop off” tour bus service), you'll find this flat the ideal base from which to explore London! Despite being so centrally located, the building and apartment is peaceful and quiet, making it the perfect location for a business trip or a vacation/holiday.

What's Nearby:

Many points of historic interest are nearby, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the ruins of the Roman Wall that surrounded the ancient Roman city of “Londinium” 2,000 years ago, London Bridge, etc. Being located in 'The City', or financial district, that provides the home for such institutions as Lloyds of London and the Bank of England, the area is extremely well-patrolled and extremely safe, even if one wishes to walk around late at night. Due to the flat's proximity to the underground/tube station (and being within Zone One and on the Circle and District Lines of the London Underground), you can hop on and quickly be near any major attraction in central London that does not happen to be in walking distance: Buckingham Palace, Churchill's War Rooms, Whitehall, Parliament, Big Ben, Kensington Palace, Trafalgar Square, the West End Theatre District, etc.

Just across the street, in addition to the Tower of London, is All Hallows by the Tower, a nearly 1,500 year old church originally built in Saxon times that has import for American as well as British history - William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, was baptized in the church as an infant (his father, Admiral William Penn of the Royal Navy, was a parishioner), and John Quincy Adams, America’s 6th President and son of John Adams, America’s 2nd President, was married there in 1797, shortly after his father succeeded George Washington to the presidency. Tours of the church, which are offered free of charge, reveal among other things a 2,000 year old Roman road, part of the ancient Roman city of “Londinium”, that ran underneath the present site of the church, as well as Roman, Saxon and Norman artifacts.

There are many pubs and restaurants within a one or two minute walk. Perhaps the one with the most appetizing name is 'The Hung, Drawn and Quartered', just across Great Tower Street next to All Hallows (church). There is also a Wetherspoons pub, 'The Liberty Bounds', on the ground floor of my building - so if you don't feel like cooking, you can take the elevator/lift downstairs and try their excellent rack of lamb! A partial list of nearby places include several other pubs, a French restaurant (also on the ground floor of my building), an Indian restaurant, a Pizza Express restaurant, a Subway sandwich shop, and a couple of small family-owned cafes all within a lazy 2 minute walk. If you're willing to walk a bit further, you will find a seemingly endless supply of restaurants. See my restaurant and pub recommendations page for more detailed info.

One not to miss is Dickens Inn (from whose rafters pirates used to be hung, so legend has it) at St Katherine's Docks Marina, a 5-6 minute walk east! The marina boasts many quaint cafes, shops and restaurants of all price ranges. For Starbucks fans, one of the world's most beautiful Starbucks is located in the middle of the marina.

If you choose to walk east about 10-15 minutes, you'll find yourself in London's East End, and perhaps at Brick Lane which is famous for its excellent South Asian food! And while we're on the topic of the East End - I highly recommend the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of the East End, held at night 3-4 times per week and starting from the Tower Hill tube station, just about a minute (if that) from the flat. (The Ripper murders all took place a fairly short distance from the flat, and you end the tour at the pub, still in existence, at which all of the murdered women spent time, and where 'Jack' may have sat, searching out future victims over a pint of ale!)

Also nearby the flat (meaning a 20 minute walk or less) is St Paul's Cathedral, Shad Thames (riverwalk area immediately across Tower Bridge with more restaurants, pubs and shops of all kinds), Southwark Cathedral, the Borough Market, Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hinde (in which he circumnavigated the globe from 1577-1580), the HMS Belfast, 'The Clink' (a several hundred year old prison from which, it is claimed the term 'the clink', used to refer to prisons in general, was taken), the Tate Modern Museum and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a pleasant walk across either London or Millenium Bridge near Vinopolis, a wine museum with a lovely restaurant with wine tasting. (The theatre and restaurant are ideal for a unique dinner and show experience as part of a memorable and romantic evening.)

Inside the flat:

This is a one bedroom flat and is perfect for a single or couple, but can also accommodate a small family, if necessary, for a maximum occupancy of five persons. There is a UK Double bed upstairs (similar in size to a US Queen) (see photos). Downstairs there is a very large, comfy sofa which is six foot two inches between armrests and which makes up nicely into a twin/single bed if desired to accommodate one person (there is no pullout bed in this sofa). Two more persons can be accommodated on a $400 queen size “Aero-Bed” (an expensive type of air mattress). (I need to emphasize that, at 500 square feet, the most the flat can accommodate is a small family of up to five persons - it is simply too small to be used to a group of five adults.)

The flat is equipped with a microwave, oven and stove/hob, fridge and freezer, coffee maker, toaster, etc. (a full kitchen minus a dishwasher), clothing washer and dryer, flat screen TV and DVD player, DVD library (40-50 movies), CD/tape player/radio, CD music library (eclectic mix from classical to country music to classic rock to Glenn Miller to opera to jazz to R&B), small book library (about 40 books), secure video entryphone, and wi-fi. The flat rental includes all linens, towels, and cutlery. The flat also has an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and electricity voltage converters (for those visiting from the US, Canada, or other countries whose electrical voltage is 110).

Also included are free phone calls from the flat to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe, so you can call your family and friends at home, or make additional travel plans for free from the flat!

Website for many more photos & further information: www.trinitysquareflat.com

It contains dozens of photos of the flat and virtually everything within walking distance, so you can get a real feel for the flat and its exact location. The site also contains much information on everything from local restaurants, pubs and shops, to local historic sites, to weather, to relevant maps (London Underground and local grocery stores, for instance) and location information, etc.

I always respond to all enquiries within a couple of hours to a few hours at the outside, contrary to what HomeAway has placed in the summary to the right - I have addressed this issue with HomeAway.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, Mandarin
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014

Why Owner chose City of London

I purchased this property in late 2002 due to the incredible location, and lived there for approximately four years.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location! When I lived there and arrived home each evening, walking across Trinity Square Gardens, with Ten Trinity Square to my right and the Tower of London and Tower Bridge to my left, I was so grateful for such a wonderful location in which to live!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 43 traveler reviews

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Award winning flat next to Tower of London & Tower Hill Tube station!!
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We had a fantastic week-long holiday at Paul's flat. The location is ideal, so close to the Tower and the Tower Hill tube stop. There were only 2 of...
  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic week-long holiday at Paul's flat. The location is ideal, so close to the Tower and the Tower Hill tube stop. There were only 2 of us so there was plenty of room. Many previous guests have left guidebooks and maps which help in your planning. Make sure you get an "Oyster" card for the tube and bus fares.
We plan to go back and stay there again!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Award winning flat next to Tower of London & Tower Hill Tube station!!
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City of London London
5

Comfortable flat, convenient location, great host!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this flat when I went on a business trip last May and had a surprisingly pleasant stay. I thought it was just a convenient place to stay at , but I was surprised with how warm and comfortable the flat was. Despite its convenient location, close to the commercial area, it somehow maintained its charm and quietness, away from the craziness of urban London. Nice place to stay when in London. Comfortable flat, convenient location, great host!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Award winning flat next to Tower of London & Tower Hill Tube station!!
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City of London London
Charlotte, NC
5

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had the privilege of staying at this flat last November and loved it. This was our first trip to London and we found, from the beginning of our trip to the end, that the detailed information given about travel and the area in general as well as the fabulous location of Trinity Square was perfect for our first trip over the pond!

The flat is cozy, clean and quiet. Even though the area is bustling during the day, at night it was amazingly still and we slept great. Having a full kitchen was a great asset and we were able to start and end our busy days by relaxing as if we were in our own home. There are also plenty of dining options within walking distance.

I loved being right next to the historic Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. It should be noted that you cannot see the view of the Thames and bridge from the flat window, as the flat faces the historic 10 Trinity Square (former Port Authority) on the opposite side.
There was a plethora of things to see and visit right outside the door. The owner of the flat, Paul, gives fabulous historical information and walking tours for sights right outside the front door as well as other major historical locations to visit. We found ourselves relying on his expertise quite a bit as we planned our sight seeing in the city. It was like having our own personal travel guide.

In all, I can’t recommend this place highly enough! We will definitely stay here again our next trip to London.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Award winning flat next to Tower of London & Tower Hill Tube station!!
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City of London London
Sf Bay Area
5

Vic

  • 5 of 5
What a fabulous home base for our first visit to London! Truly awesome. right across the street from the tower, the tube. Restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We had everything we needed! So so so much better than a hotel. Owner Paul, couldn't have been nicer everything was exactly as described. best vacation adventure ever!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Award winning flat next to Tower of London & Tower Hill Tube station!!
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City of London London
Washington, DC
5

Perfect Location:Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5
This cozy 1 bedroom is so centrally located; you would want to stay here purely for its accessibility. The flat is perfect for a single person or a couple; however, will accommodate up to five. As advertised, the flat is located just across from the Tower of London. It actually couldn’t be any closer! Nearby are several markets for groceries and sundries, and the hop-on/hop-off tour buses are located just across the street, as well as the riverboat tours, and underground too. From the Trinity Square location you can get anywhere in the city in minutes, and will be spoiled for choice in terms of transport. The descriptions and photos provided by the owner are accurate. It's a lovely flat in a great, and in a very safe location.
Far more reasonably priced and comfortable than a hotel, you won’t be “nickeled and dimed” for the little things. Other than its location, this studio offers an efficient kitchen, washing machine, all the appliances and cookery that you will need. Included is wi-fi, DVD, cable (not that you’ll be watching television excessively), and free telephone service to the US and Canada!
Prior to our arrival, dealing with the owner (Paul) was a pure delight. He is very attentive to your needs, responds quickly to queries, and has a plethora of historical knowledge about the city, providing you with a many recommendations for tours, attractions, we well as neighborhood restaurants and markets.
All in all, I'd definitely stay here again, and will recommend this flat to friends and colleagues without hesitation. I can’t wait for my next trip!
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Award winning flat next to Tower of London & Tower Hill Tube station!!
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City of London London
Ogden, Utah
4

Great location, great flat for the price!

  • 4 of 5
We loved the location of the flat. Great walking distance to tower hill, tower bridge, and the tube. The flat was comfortable for the two of us. Bed was comfortable, great to have laundry facilities since we travel light. Restaurants close by were okay, but great to jump on the tube to better restaurant locations. If you needed a quick bite it sufficed, short distance to the store which was nice except Sundays everything is closed early. For the city pretty quiet except for some nights they were working construction outside the building next to us which kept us up only a couple of times. We slept well and enjoyed feeling liked we lived their. Would have been nice to have a few extra toiletries since we were staying two weeks and had to provide the last five days of our stay. Overall a great experience and loved london. Would definitely stay here again! Thank you Paul.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: not necessary

There are many pubs & restaurants within a 1-2 minute walk. The Hung, Drawn & Quartered pub is just across Great Tower Street next to All Hallows (church). There are 3 other pubs, a French restaurant, an Indian restaurant, an Asian noodle place, a pizza/pasta place & a Subway sandwich shop all within a 1-2 minute walk. If you're willing to walk a bit further, you will find a seemingly endless supply of restaurants.

One not to miss is Dickens Inn (a former hanging ground for pirates) at St Katherine's Docks! The docks also host a small marina and many quaint cafes, shops & restaurants of all price ranges.

If you choose to walk east about 10-15 minutes, you'll find yourself in London's East End, & perhaps at Brick Lane which is famous for its excellent Indian food! I highly recommend the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of the East End, held at night & starting from the Tower Hill tube, just about a minute (if that) from the flat.

Other Activities: Museums, palaces, endless historical sites

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Rates & Availability

From $220 Per night

City of London Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas 2014/New Year 2015
Dec 14 2014 - Jan 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015 - Low Season
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2015
Mar 7 2015 - Sep 26 2015
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015 - Low Season
Sep 27 2015 - Dec 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2015/New Year 2016
Dec 13 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
$280
$1,840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Notes The above rates are based upon occupancy by 1-2 persons. For potential third, fourth or fifth persons, there will be an additional chage of US$20/night & US$120/week.
There is generally a 4 night minimum stay required. However, if you have a shorter stay of, say, 3 nights, & I have 3 nights open between 2 longer stays, or your shorter stay abuts a longer stay, I occasionally make exceptions.
50% of the total rental fee is required in order to reserve dates. Thus, for a week for two persons in low season (which is US$1,420), the rental deposit would be US$710. The other 50%, plus a US$100 cleaning fee and a US$350 refundable damage deposit, is due two weeks prior to arrival. Payment is via bank transfer or by personal check if the guest is from the US.
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Amenities

City of London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • See photos.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin size
  • Sleeping Arrangements: This flat is perfect for a single, couple, or small family. There is a UK Double bed upstairs (approximately the same as a US Queen) (see photo). There is also a very large and comfy sofa which is six foot two inches between the armrests and which makes up nicely into a twin bed if desired. In addition there is a US Queen sized Aero Mattress available for guests' use. (However, I need to say that the 5 person maximum usually means 2 parents and 3 kids - the flat, at 500 square feet, is just too small to be used by 5 adults.)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes:
The flat rental includes free phone calls from the flat to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most of Europe, so you can call your family and friends at home, or make additional travel plans for free from the flat.

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