|Space||1,100 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The location of this apartment is simply ideal for staying or living in London. The transport is virtually unrivalled for any London location and it is just about possible to travel to any part of the city, North, South, East and West in about 20 minutes - directly. Most of the principal tube lines are available within 5 minutes walk of the flat, Waterloo is a single stop on the tube, Liverpool street is 10 minutes walk and King's Cross St Pancras is four tube stops away. Or you can wander down to Tower Bridge through the ancient heart of the City of London and take a boat East to Canary Wharf and Greenwich or West to the Tate Modern, the London Eye, Chelsea Wharf and beyond.
My name is Adam and I grew up in Surrey, traditionally the stockbroker belt of London. I have my own business which affords me the ability to choose where I work and reside. My wife and I have spent much of the past 7 years living between our house in France, where Valerie comes from, and Lothbury. The location of this apartment is simply ideal for living in London - if you like shopping, restaurants and architecture and for us provides the ideal antidote to living in deep countryside.
Adam Andrews purchased this apartment in 2007
The architecture of No7 Lothbury is absolutely stunning and is the principal reason Valerie and I fell in love with this place. It was built in 1866 and provided accommodation for the General Credit and Discount Company. Flat 9 is the old general manager's room, and contains a beautifully restored corbelled ceiling and an enormous ornate fireplace. The property was refurbished in 2006 and turned into 11 apartments. The development won the City Heritage Award 2007 and no expense was spared on the internal decor of each apartment as well as the communal areas and the exterior of the building.
The central location of Lothbury offers shopping, museums and galleries, restaurants and bars. The City of London financial district started to open up to residential living some years ago and now offers 7 day a week amenities amongst the ancient streets, alleys and monuments of The Square Mile. If there are other parts of London you wish to visit - all possible transport links are only a short walk away.
You will be very pleased by this posh pad. Not only is the unit comfortable and spacious, the location is perfect. The neighborhood is quiet, yet central to just about everything you would wish to access. During the day, the City is bustling with activity, yet there are no pubs within listening distance to provide you with potentially uninvited evening ambiance (there are plenty of pubs within a 5-minute walk, but you don't hear them). With the Bank tube station around the corner, we expended little effort visiting all our favorite haunts.
The central living space is two stories grand and, frankly, made us feel a bit like a royal. With the large arched windows and the ornate ceiling, one might think this was simply an elegant extension of the church next door. The kitchen is easily serviceable and the bedroom is right-sized comfort. There are other units in the building, but you could have fooled us because we never heard anyone else. The front entrance hall provides a nice place to adjust your soul from outside to inside which enhances the living space all the more.
I must admit that I had trouble with the washer and dryer setup. I think most of the trouble was self-inflicted because I am American and despite years of travel to London. I have never figured out how to use the washing machines. If you are experienced in this area, the machines are in great condition and you will do well.
We would rent this unit again in a heartbeat. Regardless of what experiences you have had with Home Away type venues; you will rate this unit as one of your favorites.
P.S. Don’t worry about a toaster because the cooker toasts bread without a fuss.
We were very satisfied with the apartment. It is a 5-minute walk with luggage from the Bank Tube station. It’s very convenient to access the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) from Bank Tube to the ExCel Convention Centre (Prince Regent stop). We’ve stayed previously more on the west side in South Kensington, Shephard’s Bush & Westminster; this was a nice change as it seemed less crowded, especially on the weekend. The building is very secure with a solid, key accessed door. One can walk up the 1 ½ flights to the apartment or take the very compact elevator to bring up luggage.
As to the apartment, dramatically tall windows, very high ceilings with an enclosed loft built above the main floor taking up about 1/3 of the ceiling airspace. The apartment was very clean, 2 generously sized comfortable sofas & large coffee table but not overly furnished so the place seems very airy. There is a commode & sink on the main floor. Loft bedroom is reached via a compact partial spiral staircase. The shower upstairs has great water flow & plenty of hot water. The bed sheets were good quality, bed is firm and it was nice to also have firm pillows, reading lights on either side of the bed for reading. The bedroom faces an inner courtyard of the adjacent church so is rather quiet. We did hear some trucks and back up beeping in the early weekday morning hours, but at night this area is very quiet by London standards. It was very hot & humid during our stay so it was wonderful to have highly functional air conditioning. We couldn’t find certain items but they communicated the locations of: hair dryer, additional towels, etc. The kitchen could use a microwave which I think they plan to swap in for the existing steam oven. The kitchen has a tea kettle, dishwasher, full size cooktop & oven and good sized refrigerator. We were glad to have the safety of smoke detectors but they were extremely sensitive. It would have been nice to have a toaster. It would have been nice to have a few additional things: extra tea towels or paper towels, a bit more toilet paper, oven mitts, basic pantry items (salt/pepper, cooking oil, sugar) or we simply could not find these items. We really did appreciate other items that were provided: hand washing soap, dishwashing liquid, automatic dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent for using the machines in the basement. That was a huge plus being able to wash a few clothes so we could travel with less luggage.We highly recommend the apartment.
Great apartment in a perfect location within walking distance to many of the main sights of London. If you don't feel like walking the Bank tube station is only a 2 minute walk away.
Adam met us upon our arrival and showed us around the apartment. The apartment was a home away from home and had everything we needed. It was very spacious and quiet so you could spread out and relax after the madness of negotiating your way around the streets of London.
Highly recommend this apartment and wouldn't hesitate in staying here again.
It doesn't get better than this apartment. Clean modern, big. Nice kitchen... great area for catching the tube anyplace you wanna go. We stayed here 7 nights and loved it.
It was such a pleasure to spend a week in this beautiful apartment. The location is ideal for walking to any area,with plenty of restaurants, shops etc nearby. When you needed a break from the busyness of London then it was a calm oasis to relax in - the photos do accurately reflect the lovely rooms. Thank you Adam & Valerie - we will be very happy to come back here next time.
The flat is just as it is described, and shown in photos. Amazing location in the financial district. Tube station a block away. Really great base. We wish we'd stayed longer. One tiny thing...maybe adding a toaster. But with so many cafes around the flat, toast was forgotten by day two. You will not be disappointed staying here.
No7 Lothbury is next door to the Bank of England and Christopher Wren's St Margaret's Church. Whether you're coming for a business trip or holidaying in London, this is about the most central location you will find. Transport links are unrivalled and the location is not just in the heart of old London, the Square Mile, the apartment block itself is an Heritage award winning 19th century Venetian Gothic masterpiece. Not withstanding the ancient nature of the location, some of London's finest bars, restaurants and shops are within walking distance.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $52 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,288.88|
The rates are based on a 4pm check-in time on the day of arrival and a 10am departure time on the final day of your holiday. If you require arrival or departure times outside of these hours there will be a supplemental fee according to the time arranged with the owner.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.