Wonderful London Experience
Submitted: May 9, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
My wife & I stayed here for 10 day this spring. The location is fantastic. If you stay here, I would encourage you to walk several blocks in all directions to see how close you are to so many London sites. An extraordinary number are really within an easy 10 minutes walking. These include Trafalgar Square, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, National Gallery, and most London Theatres. Both the Charing Cross and Embankment Underground stations are literally around the block. As an unexpected benefit, the Benjamin Franklin Museum is next door to the apartment building. We had great fun taking pictures of both buildings and sharing them with our grandkids. In spite of being so close to so many things in such a large city, the street fronting the apartment is remarkably quiet. It is one way and is mostly lined with solicitor offices. There is essentially no vehicle traffic.
The pictures of the apartment interior are accurate. You could spend an entire afternoon just inspecting the woodwork in the Living room. It is unbelievable. It reminded me of something out of a PBS series. The kitchen is well equipped and fully functional. We paid a few visits to the Borough Market and were able to prepare some pretty impressive meals in a strange kitchen. But most of this probably had to do with the unbelievable quality of the market wares.
The Ship and Shovel Pub is in the back alley below the bedroom window. It is an authentic London pub and a great place for a pint and some pub fare. We spent a few afternoons there socializing with the locals. We found this very pleasant and unusual for a big city. I noted when we researched this place before renting, some comments about the noise from the pub. We didn’t find this to be a problem. In fact, I really think the pub is a plus.
All in all, a wonderful place to stay and experience London.
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