Double bedroom apartment set within a private gated canal-side building in an excellent position South facing over the Regent Canal. Large open-plan reception room with Juliet balcony and large French Windows over the canal, with kitchen, bathroom and hall. If you like to be close to water and watch the swans nesting (at the right time of year) and the occasional school class taking canoeing lessons outside the Sitting Room window, this is the place for you. Nestled in a relatively quiet city location, canal, river and trees surround you and yet you are a stones throw from the hustle and bustle and busy nightlife of Hoxton and Shoreditch. This place is super up and coming and so you have just arrived in the place to be!
The gated complex is on Kingsland Road and is conveniently located just north of Shoreditch with Liverpool Street transport terminal nearby and Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. Shoreditch is trendy and artistic, renowned for its arts and music scenes. It’s home to vintage shops, pubs, cafés and private art spaces. Hoxton Square is round the corner and the White Cube modern art gallery, which represents Damien Hirst, Tracy Emin and many other artists. Bishopsgate and much more! This is an amazing location on the water!
The City along with the bars and restaurants of Shoreditch and Hoxton are all within easy reach by bus, cycle or foot. The new East London Line station (Haggerston) is across the road
There are so many things to do in Shoreditch its hard to be at a loose end. If you're stuck on where to start however, try some of these.
Head to Broadway Market for unusual independent shops, fresh fruit and veg and more. If you're an early bird - or on an all nighter - on a Sunday morning head for Columbia Road for flowers and coffee. There are galleries in Redchurch Street or go to Spitalfields for art, furniture, gifts and accessories. The area around the Old Truman Brewery is home to a great Sunday market with plenty of places to graze as you shop. There's bags of inspiration at the Geffrye Museum (www.geffrye-museum.org.uk) which shows the change in styles of domestic interiors from 1600 to the present day.
If you like your decor less formal, track down Banksy. On the side of the working men's club on the junction of Pollard Row and Pollard Street in Bethnal Green, you'll see his Yellow Lines Flower Painter. A bit further into the Victoria Park and Shafton Road areas is the home to his Graffiti Painter. Or, if you're in and around Old Street, you might spot his Giant Rat by Rivington Street, or the Angel with Bullet-proof Vest, just by the roundabout.
Exhausted after your night-time adventures? Escape the urban jungle and head for an oasis in the heart of Spitalfields - the city farm (www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org) or take in some spiritual peace with a visit to Hawksmoor's beautiful Christ Church on Commercial Street.
There are endless Restaurants and Bars in this area. Naming a few worthy of note as follows:-
Eyre Brothers, 70 Leonard Street.Sleek, dark modern interiors and a menu rippling with Portuguese and Spanish treats have made this great restaurant a Shoreditch hit.
Song Que, 134 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY.
A gem in the heart of the Vietnamese food enclave on Kingsland Road, Song Que is always packed - and for good reason. Don't be put off by the Spartan surroundings - the food is fantastic and the prices superb value. If it is too packed to squeeze in, try nearby Tay Do at 65 Kingsland Road.
E. Pellici, 332 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AG.
At the edges of Shoreditch and Bethnal Green Road, this much-loved art deco cafe has been on the same site and run by the same family for 100 years. Come for generous servings of good solid grub - breakfast especially so.
Hawksmoor, 157 Commericial Street, E1 6BJ.Award winning restaurant and cocktail bar that had the critics raving. Serving the best steaks on this side of the Atlantic. Go for impressive American food and mixologists that know their trade inside out.
The Light Bar, 233 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PJ, A former electric light station converted into one of Shoreditch's largest and most popular bars which also serves Mediterranean food for those needing to soak up the drinks!
The Commercial Tavern, 142-144 Commericial Street, E1 6NU.
An enduring favourite for the Shoreditch set - quirky, friendly and spread over two floors with the upstairs bar particularly airy.
The Dove, Broadway Market, E8 4QJ.
Dark wood fittings with just a hint of kitsch, The Dove is one of the starts of trendy Broadway Market. A good range of Belgian beers and, we're told, an impressive Sunday lunch keeping it busy and buzzing.
Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop traditional toy store dating back to Victorian days.
Bond Street one of the world's most famous shopping streets.
Borough Market famous food market with 13th century origins.
Brixton Market famous market specialising in Carribean and African produce.
Burlington Arcade beautiful shopping arcade that opened in 1819.
Camden High Street Britain's best known high street - centre of arty bohemian cool.
Camden Lock bars, eateries and market stores, looking over the beautiful canal lock .
Camden Market hugely busy market specialising in arty bohemian goods.
Carnaby Street the epicentre of Swinging Sixties fashion and counter-culture.
Covent Garden iconic central London tourist hot spot.
Fortnum and Mason luxurious store which is a favourite of the Royal Family.
Foyles, Charing Cross Road Europe's largest book store.
Hamleys the most famous toy shop on the planet.
Harrods the world's most famous department store.
Harvey Nichols iconic Knightsbridge department store.
John Lewis Oxford Street one of the UK's largest department stores.
Liberty of London one of the most luxurious stores in the world.
Little India authentic Indian produce and goods.
London Beatles Store hugely popular with Beatles fans from across the world.
Marks & Spencer, Oxford Street the flagship store of Britain's favourite retailer.
Merc, Carnaby Street iconic Mod clothing retailer.
Oxford Street Europe's busiest shopping street .
Piccadilly Circus iconic London landmark and shopping area.
Portobello Road Market famous market.
Regent Street one of the world's most famous shopping streets.
Romford Market historic market.
Rough Trade Rough Trade East and Rough Trade West - London's legendary independent record stores.
Savile Row the world's most famous tailoring.
Selfridges famous department store.
Sloane Street iconic affluent shopping street.
Spitalfields Market famous East End market.
The King's Road world famous street associated with 1960s hippie fashions and 1970s punk.
Topshop, Oxford Street Britain's largest fashion store.
Walthamstow Market the longest market in Europe.
Waterstone's, Piccadilly one of the world's largest book stores.
Wembley Market Britain's largest Sunday market and home to multi-cultural culinary delights.
West End Shopping the world's most famous shopping district.
Westfield London huge shopping centre.
Westfield Stratford City huge shopping centre at the Former London Olympic Park venue - you can take many hours just mooching and eating til your hearts content.
I come from a back-ground in the hospitality industry having designed and refurbished luxury hotels around the world over now nearly 25 years in the business. I love my job in Interior Design - to me it is not a job but a pleasure. My ethos with my own property portfolio is to give my clients the same level of comfort and luxury enjoyed in the good hotels but in the more homely environment of a self-catering apartment. This apartment is stylish, clean and comfortable and I aim to provide everything you could possibly need. I want you to love the place, tell your friends and for them to tell their friends and spread the word. I hope that you will feel that we have pushed the margins to give you more than you expected and enjoy every minute of your holiday.