About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
Attractive, Spacious 1 Bed Apt Conveniently Located For Business Or Sightseeing
Lovely apartment recently fully refurbished to a high specification - light, airy and spacious. Such a large lounge is very unusual in a London apartment - approx 5.75 x 3.8 meters (17 x 12 ft).
Stylish, chic, modern décor and furniture, with high quality fittings throughout. Home-from-home, with supermarket literally underneath. Free WiFi. Sky Television. Climate/temperature controlled lounge, for warming up or cooling down. Walking distance from several cafés, restaurants, pubs and all forms of public transport. Safe, purpose-built block with 2 elevators and weekday concierge. Temporary gym membership available.
Situated in the "actual" City of London, on the north side of the Thames, we are literally 2 mins walk to Tower Bridge, 4 mins Tower Gateway for Docklands Light Railway, 5 mins Tower Hill tube and Tower Pier for river taxis, 5 mins Fenchurch Street Station, 5 mins Aldgate tube - and extremely handy for a range of London buses. Lovely and peaceful large secluded garden with bench seats and bushes, trees & shrubs - just 1 minute from the apartment.
*Purpose-built block with secure video entry system, 2 elevators, weekday concierge.
* Gorgeous large lounge with comfortable leather sofa and chair, round glass dining table & 4 chairs, plus side tables and wide flat-screen TV.
* Bedroom with extremely comfortable English King size bed (150 cm/5 ft wide and 2 meter/6 ft 6 ins long), plenty of drawers & wardrobe hanging space, TV and black-out blinds. High quality 100% cotton bedding.
* Full kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and plenty of crockery and cutlery.
* Attractive bathroom with full bath + shower head and glass screen. Soft-close toilet seat and vanity unit doors. Towel radiator and towel rack.
No extra charges, as your rental payment includes all linen, towels, cleaning and running costs.
Normal check-in is after 16.00 hours and check-out is required by 10.00 hours, unless otherwise agreed. This is purely in order that the cleaning and preparation of the apartment is not jeopardised for the next guest. At less busy times we can and will be more flexible.
We, or our representative, will 'meet & greet' you on arrival, and will give you keys and information on the apartment and the area, attuned to you personally, with the intention of you getting the best from your London visit.
The apartment is very handy for cafés, pubs and restaurants and has many in close proximity. There is a Tesco supermarket underneath the block, just round the corner, and an ATM cash point. There is also a Sainsbury supermarket within 100 yards. These supermarkets are open 7 days a week from early morning until 9pm or 10pm – slightly earlier close on Sundays.
The London public transport scene is terrific these days, and it is probably a good idea to purchase a Travel Card, which will offer unlimited travel on buses, tubes and the Docklands Light Railway, plus discounts on the Emirates cable car and Thames river buses. A Travel Card can be purchased, in advance of your visit, for varying lengths of time – through the Transport for London website. If you do not have time for it to be mailed to you, it can be sent to the apartment address, where we will hold it for your visit.
Bonnie & Barry Fitzpatrick
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- within a few hours
- English, A little Portuguese!
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Bonnie & Barry Fitzpatrick
We used to live here in the City and loved it, but now we live outside London and have decided to offer the apartment for rental by discerning visitors to London.
Bonnie & Barry Fitzpatrick purchased this Apartment in 1988
Why Bonnie & Barry Fitzpatrick chose Portsoken
It is a great apartment, in a very convenient part of London. Getting around couldn't be easier as we are so close to all means of transport - and London public transport these days is really fabulous. There are lots of restaurants, bistros, coffee shops and old-fashioned English pubs nearby. Grocery store, ATM cash machine and Gym are underneath the block.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment is situated in a nice quiet purpose built block. Secure video entry system. Concierge weekdays 08.00 to 16.00 hours. Two elevators. Lovely entrance lobby.
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We are an American professional couple in our mid 60's and have traveled extensively in Europe and rented apartments. Without a doubt, this is our favorite. I reviewed over fifty apartments before reserving this one. It is clean, bright, comfortable and air-conditioned (a rarity in London and welcome during the heat wave that occurred while we were there) with a queen size very comfortable bed, doorman and security locks, absolutely quiet, new appliances (frig, dishwasher, clothes washer, stove and oven with everything you could possibly desire in the way of kitchen utensils and pots, plans and plates) and elevator within 2 blocks of three different tube entrances - we could go on and on. Very safe neighborhood, close to food stores. Although not a luxury apartment it is very high end. Straight forward , accurate photography (the bed room is great with more storage closets than you could possibly use although there is no picture in the ad). Do not buy any London guides either - there are a dozen or more. The host Bonnie and Carol her manager: you could not find nicer, more caring people. We had a health crisis and their kindness, caring and generosity are without equal; the help they gave to us was far beyond any that could ever be expected. More than just thankful, we are grateful to them for the help they gave to us who were after all just strangers.
Many thanks. We were just pleased that all was ok in the end. Hope to see you both again some time! Bonnie
Great location, safe and comfortable.
My teenage daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights and we loved it. You have a key card to get in and out of the building and it's great to have that added safety especially being a mother traveling with her daughter. It's an easy walk to Tower Bridge tube station, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and you can reach many other sites very easily. Very safe to walk around the area at night too. There is a Tesco around the corner which is very convenient and they have everything you need. The apartment is very clean and has everything you could need while on vacation. If you want to cook there are plenty of kitchen supplies to do so. There is a washer but no dryer, but there are a couple of drying racks available in the apartment. The bed is really soft and I don't usually sleep well on a soft bed, but we both slept like babies in it. There is also lots of storage in the bedroom for all your luggage. There are umbrella's, a sewing kit, guide books and just about anything you could think of. These small touches make all the difference and are greatly appreciated. Bonnie(host) provided alot of advice before our stay and even offered to have a driver pick us up if we wanted. It's about and hour away if you take the tube from Heathrow airport. Carol (manager-she meets you at the apartment) was very kind and helpful during our stay. She can answer any questions or concerns you might have. I cannot say enough good things about this place and Bonnie and Carol. I recommend this to everyone and will definitely stay here again if we ever get back to London. Book it, you won't be disappointed.
Great location and so comfortable
We stayed at this apartment for 6 nights. It is a nice size for two adults. Very comfortable and had everything we needed. We work in London so know the area well where the apartment is located. It is perfect for sight seeing as you can walk to the Tower of London, Spitalfield Market or catch the tube to the West End. There is a good sized Sainsbury's supermarket, The Running Horse Pub/Restaurant and a Curzon Cinema all on Leman Street.
We were met by Carol who explained everything to us and was very helpful as well as Jorge the concierge on the front desk.
I would highly recommend staying at this apartment.
Great location, unrivaled hospitality
My husband and I stayed at Marlyn Lodge in December 2017. The accommodations are everything you could want or need (well equipped kitchen, lovely linens, lots of storage, elevator, quiet building and neighborhood). The proximity to the Tower Hill tube station (4-5 minute walk) made it easy to access all of London. We especially appreciated the hospitality and advice provided before and during our stay from Bonnie and Carol. Highly recommend for a couple wanting to explore London during the day and have a quiet place to rest at night.
Good location, nice clean flat, everything we needed.
The owners are incredibly helpful and the team they have supporting the flat is amazing. Quiet, comfortable, well kept and has everything you need for a wonderful stay.
Well done!!! Best flat we had in our travels in the UK
Fabulous location near the DLR at Tower Hill, Very short walk to various tube lines, numerous buses, Thames river buses. Just a couple of minutes walk to Tower Bridge, St Katharine's Dock, national rail at Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street, buses and tubes to all parts of Central London, including Borough Market, St Paul's, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Theatre land, Leadenhall Market, Spitalfields Market. RV1 bus directly to the Globe, South bank, London Eye, shopping in Oxford Street, Regent Street etc. Grocery store underneath the block plus ATM cash machine. Temporary Gym membership available in the building. Within a couple of minutes you can be standing on Tower Bridge, or crossing it on foot to the south side of the Thames by City Hall and HMS Belfast, Hays Galleria and London Bridge.