GORGEOUS VACATION RENTAL IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF LONDON

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
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GORGEOUS VACATION RENTAL IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF LONDON

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Lovely Trendy London City apartment with WiFi, Nespresso machine, 40 inch HDTV

This lovely Two Bedroom City of London Apartment has FREE WIFI and sleeps up to 6

• Two double bedrooms (one with KINGSIZE bed) with fitted wardrobes

• One bathroom

• Large open plan reception/dining room with 40 inch HDTV & DVD player

• Fully fitted kitchen – washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, oven, also a Nespresso machine for your morning caffeine fix!

• Situated on the first floor (of two floors) of a small building with an attractive period façade

• Extremely light and airy with large sash windows and high ceilings, lots of character

• Very secure apartment with entry phone system and code

• Fully furnished with all utensils, bedding and everything you’ll need for your stay – just bring your suitcases!

Nestled between the two financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf) on the North side of the Thames River, my City of London apartment offers the best of both worlds – close proximity to the action but without all the noise that’s usually associated with city centre living! It is situated on a quiet side street which doesn’t really get much noise.

Having recently had a major update, this lovely two bedroom City of London apartment is close to everything you’ll need to make it your base in the city.

The property has wooden floors throughout and has a homely and contemporary feel. It is light and spacious and is able to cater for up to six people. There is a comfortable double bed in each room. However, if you have more than 4 people in your group, you can also take advantage of the double sofa bed in the living area.

Available for your use is a TV, and DVD player, as well as a number of books, guides and other useful information to make your stay in the city as enjoyable as possible. WIFI internet is also provided for your use.

Within a 15 minute walking radius you will find possibly the most famous of all London attractions, Tower Bridge (breathtaking up close), as well as the Tower of London (centuries of history), the award-winning Whitechapel Gallery which has just undergone a multi £££ makeover (founded 1901), Spitalfields (markets), Brick Lane (curry houses), St Katherine Docks (marina, restaurants) and dozens of restaurants, fast food outlets, bars, shops and parks. The two large supermarkets, both of which are about a 4 minute walk away.

Situated in a very historic old part of London, the apartment is within a 5 minute walk to the local tube (subway/underground/metro) station – Whitechapel, on the East London (Orange), District (Green) and the Hammersmith and City (Pink) lines and the nearest DLR station is Shadwell, approx a 6 minute walk, with direct links to the Olympic site as well as Bank (city of London), Tower Gateway (Tower Bridge & the Tower of London) and Canary wharf. Whitechapel will also be part of the anticipated Crossrail route with direct access to Heathrow airport once the works have been completed.

There are also lots of bus connections going into the City of London (if you don’t want to walk the 20 minutes it takes), as well as buses to take you to Fleet Street, Oxford Street and beyond. Canary Wharf is also conveniently accessed either by DLR (overground train) or the bus, or a 30 minute walk along the riverfront. And if you really want to live like a local, there is always the option of hiring one of the thousands of blue (‘Boris’) bikes available in the city centre.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We came to London to visit friends who live nearby, so this apartment was perfect. Close to the city centre (you can walk to Liverpool street station in 20 minutes) but far more space & better value for money than staying in a hotel, this accommodation offered everything we needed. Restaurants, grocery stores, subway & buses all within a 5 minute walk, it was everything we needed.
Aug 2012
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Rachel

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I am a keen conservationist (after all, I grew up in a country that restricts water usage almost all year round due to a lack of rainfall!) and recycle wherever possible, including buying recycled products even though they cost a little more. However, rest assured I don't like to compromise on quality and am a bit of a clean-freak, so I can guarantee you’ll be staying in a lovely clean, well-maintained apartment. After all, I wouldn’t expect anyone to stay somewhere I wasn’t happy to stay myself!

I also limit the use of chemicals used by the housekeepers in the apartment. As a dust allergy sufferer myself, I ensure that the property is always spotlessly clean although being right in the centre of London is not always conducive to a totally dust-free environment!

Rachel purchased this apartment in 2003

Being an Aussie and growing up around water, it was always important to me to be near water in London too. And as a runner, what better location to live in than somewhere close to the Thames for a morning jog?! Also with the hip and trendy East End being the new West End, there are a host of bars and restaurants, as well as museums and great markets to keep busy with.

Situated on a small street, the apartment is so close to many bustling areas & touristy spots, and is also in an area that's become the new 'West End' - it's now a thriving, artistic centre with millions of pounds being poured into it every year. Unlike many of the more modern buildings being built now, the apartment has lovely high ceilings & sash windows, and this gives the place a bit of character!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
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4.2
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Gorgeous Vacation Rental in the Heart of the City of London
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews
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Gorgeous Vacation Rental in the Heart of the City of London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422227vb
+44 7954665998
City of London London
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5

LOVELY FLAT CONVENIENT TO TRANSPORTATION WITH ALL MODERN UPDATES & SPOTLESSLY CLEAN

Lovely Flat Convenient to Transportation With all Modern Updates & Spotlessly Clean
  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for two weeks and were very pleased with this London flat. Rachel went out of her way to make us feel welcome and even dropped over on a Sunday the day after we arrived to help us get our computer hooked up to the internet.
The flat is located between two major arteries in East Whitechapel. Coming in from the Whitechapel High Street, there is a large Sainsburys as well as a couple of nice pubs if you need a quick refreshment before your 4 minute walk to the flat. The street flanks the Royal London Hospital and other than some litter in their car park, we never saw or felt any of the danger another reviewer mentioned. In fact, there is a bus stop terminus for the local to Hackney that is always occupied, and because of the hospital, there are emergency vehicles around, including police vehicles. There is a park with a cricket field across from the flat. One night, we returned from visiting family in York after midnight and we felt perfectly safe.
If you come from Commercial Road, there is a large and modern Holiday Inn on one corner, another block of flats, then our building. Quite safe! We used Commercial Road the most because of the number 15 bus which takes you to Tower Hill, St Pauls with the Millenium Bridge(gateway to the South Bank), The Strand, where Covent Garden is one block away, before ending at Trafalgar Square where you can stroll over to the Theatres and Soho.
Or, if you like to explore antiquity on foot or bicycle, stay around the flat. You can walk to Brick Lane and Spitalfields or Hoxton, or head east on the Whitechapel High Street to Bow and explore where the Regents Canal comes in from the Thames and continue to Victoria Park, which is gorgeous this time of year!!
You like pubs with history as well as scenery? Walk 10 minutes to the Prospect of Whitby in Wapping. We had a table to ourselves hanging over the river....with a view of the dock where they say pirates were hanged. The food was excellent and the ales were just right.
Like upscale walks? We walked over to the Tower via the St Katherine Dock canal walk, past the Tobacco Dock and Museum. Very interesting and there are even swans to feed.
Like ancient churches? Try Wren's St Georges in the East and the lovely churchyard full of daffodils at this time of year.
We returned to this lovely flat after long days and nights of sightseeing, got a good night's sleep, after enjoying a bath with endless hot water in that spotless new bathroom.
Splendid!
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Vacation Rental in the Heart of the City of London
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+44 7954665998
City of London London
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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MODERN, WELL EQUIPPED CONDO CLOSE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DIRTY, HIGH CRIME AREA

  • 2 of 5
This condo is modern and well equipped located a 5 minute walk from good transportation. We enjoyed our stay but found our dealings with the owner to be unnecessarily onerous. The payment process, getting simple information such as the address of the condo and then trying to get a refund of our deposit was difficult.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing my apartment. I’m glad you found it well equipped – I do try and think of everything a holiday maker might want during their stay in my home.

I appreciate your deposit took a little while to return. Most guests choose creditcard/Paypal to send funds, which makes life extremely simple – it means the deposit can be returned in a matter of minutes which is very user friendly.

Unfortunately the fact that you chose to have the deposit refunded by wire transfer meant that I did require all the relevant information in order to be able to send the money back to you. Even in this day and age it would seem banks cannot return funds if they don’t have all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle! (I think they have a thing or two to learn from other payment services who only require a name and phone number in order to be able to send funds) Fortunately once you provided all the information my bank required, you received your deposit very speedily.

I trust the amenities I provide and the central location close to public transport made your stay in London enjoyable.
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Gorgeous Vacation Rental in the Heart of the City of London
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City of London London
boston
3

GREAT CONVENIENT APARTMENT IN NOT SO GREAT SECTION

  • 3 of 5
The apartment was clean, efficient and well-equipped. The surrounding neighborhood, however, was not so great. A police incident in the middle of one night with a drunken man screaming and a vandalized car with glass all over the place were a bit of a disappointment. Signs posted indicate that the area is a high crime area for car theft. The upside was its cleanliness and convenience to public transportation.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and I’m glad the apartment lived up to your expectations. I do have an amazing housekeeper who ensures that the apartment is always spotless and well-stocked... we have very high standards.

Something I tell all my guests - unfortunately there is no place in London that is totally crime-free. This is the case with many large cities with millions of inhabitants. As in most inner-city locations, there is always something going on to keep things interesting, and unfortunately too much partying does not always bring out the best in people!

I’ve owned the apartment for 11 years and lived here as a single girl. Thankfully the worst I’ve had to contend with is the occasional drunk passer-by. Now it is mainly young professionals and young families who live in the area and there is a small playground opposite the building for all the children who live nearby.

As you've mentioned, the closeness to public transport, shops and supermarkets makes it ideal for a place to stay in London.
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Gorgeous Vacation Rental in the Heart of the City of London
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p422227vb
+44 7954665998
City of London London
5

GREAT PLACE, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
What can I say about this apartment? We love it! A really nice and spacious flat, had everything we wanted and needed for a comfortable stay. Great check in and check out service. Quiet area (which is what i wanted) but very close to the tube and a great grocery store and restaurants too. I felt safe there even though it was just me and my two young daughters.

Rachel really does a wonderful job to make you fell welcome. Nice little extras like bottles of water and snacks which were a great treats after a long journey to London. There was also a great little book of all the close things to see and do and helpful ideas for what to see in London.

If we return to London we will be stay here again!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Vacation Rental in the Heart of the City of London
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+44 7954665998
City of London London
Toronto, Canada
5

GREAT FOR FAMILIES

  • 5 of 5
Clean, very well equipped, excellent location. Proximity to the Sainsbury's (grocery store), and being so close to transit and the tube made our stay easy. Safe neighbourhood, secure building, beautiful flat, and Rachel was so helpful, welcoming, and responsive to all of our questions. We will definitely stay here again, and will recommend Rachel's flat to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Vacation Rental in the Heart of the City of London
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+44 7954665998
City of London London
Fort Worth, TX / USA
5

GREAT SPACE, CONVENIENT TO TRANSPORTATION AND ATTRACTIONS

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here with my teenage (15 yrs old) daughter. We enjoyed the space and comfort provided by the two bedrooms. Everything is clean, new and up to date with a high quality feel for the appointments. We especially enjoyed having the dishwasher and clothes washer available for use.

We also enjoyed the coffee maker and having it well stocked for our stay.

You'll have everything you need to cook a meal and we did a few times. The location is safe and quite convenient to both an underground station at Whitechapel and a Sainsbury supermarket - making it easy to get to sites and run quick errands. For the two of us it was far more comfortable than a hotel and gave us a better sense of what daily life is like for a Londoner - part of the educational value of the experience for my daughter.

Also, the owner is a pleasure to do business with. I highly recommend renting from her. Either at this property or one of her others. You won't be disappointed. Everything was as advertised or better.
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
London City Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
St Katherine Docks
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Whitechapel Underground
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Several
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Several
Car: not necessary

Situated in a small side street nestled between the two financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf), my apartment offers the best of both worlds – close proximity to the action but without all the noise that’s usually associated with city centre living!

Within a 15 minute walking radius you will find restaurants, bars, shops, parks, and many famous tourist attractions including Whitechapel Gallery (founded 1901), Spitalfields (markets), Brick Lane (curry houses), St Katherine Docks (marina, restaurants), Tower of London (centuries of history) and possibly the most famous of all London attractions, Tower Bridge (breathtaking up close)!

And ever so close to the Olympics grounds.

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City of London Apartment Rental Rates

Notes

  • From £120 p/night
  • GBP
  • All rates are for up to 4 people. Please enquire if your group is larger than this
  • 2 June - 8 Sept 1-3 nights=£185/night; 4-6 nights=£170/night; 7 or more= £150/n
  • 9 Sept - 15 Dec 1-3 nights=£175/night; 4-6 nights=£155/night; 7 or more= £135/n
  • 16 Dec - 13 Jan 1-3 nights=£200/night; 4-6 nights=£180/night; 7 or more= £155/n
  • 14 Jan - 31 March 1-3 nights=£160/night; 4-6 nights=£140 p/night; 7 or more=£120/n
  • 1 April - 1 June 1-3 nights=£175/night; 4-6 nights=£155/night; 7 or more= £135/n

Amenities

City of London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Can be provided on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double sofa bed can comfortably sleep an additional 2 guests
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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