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David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

South Bank...the New Heart of London. Garden Apartment.

114 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment

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Overview

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Garden Apartment - 3 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2-5)

Our Southbank garden apartment, in the new heart of London, is 100 yards from The Thames behind The OXO Tower between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

Our apartment is on the first and second floors of a small, modern block of 16 apartments. The first floor comprises of a living room and full kitchen. There are patio doors onto a beautiful, planted deck with a table and chairs for al fresco dining. There is also a double bedroom and shower room on this floor. There is also a a third bedroom with bunk beds suitable for two children or one adult.. On the second floor is an en suite master bedroom overlooking the garden deck. There is an elevator.

We are very close to the cultural heart of London including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theatre, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre and The London Eye. There are lots of places nearby to eat and drink to cover all tastes and budgets.

Location: We are ten minutes from two tube stops (Waterloo and Blackfriars), which have 5 lines between them as well as British Rail services. For the most picturesque walk along The River, we use Embankment Station, which takes 15 to 20 minutes depending on how many photos you take!

Eating: We have plenty of places nearby to eat including two very good restaurants in The OXO Tower, which have great views. There are lots of less expensive restaurants within a short distance, many overlooking The River, and a couple of pubs on The River that serve food and drink throughout the day.It truly is the best location in London!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh

David and Julia have always loved the culture of London's South Bank and when the opportunity arose to purchase an apartment they couldn't believe their luck.

They have an eight years' old son, Sebastian.

Julia is a professional, classical singer having trained at The Royal College of Music. Since the birth of Sebastian she has been a full time Mum fitting in the occasional concert.

David is a full time Dad and says it's the best thing he has ever done!

David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh purchased this apartment in 2005

Why David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh chose London

The South Bank is the vibrant cultural centre of London. Our apartment is near Tate Modern, the world's most visited modern art gallery and a host of other attractions including The Globe Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, The National Theatre, The National Film Theatre, Hayward Gallery, The Royal Festival Hall, London Eye etc etc.

We are within walking distance of theatreland and Covent Garden and there are lots and lots of places to eat and drink to suit all tastes and budgets.

Public transport is fabulous particularly the RV1 bus which stops outside our apartment block and runs, mainly along The River, from Tower Hill to Covent Garden via Waterloo. It is a very frequent service. Taxis are abundant.

What makes this apartment unique

Garden apartment in the middle of London close to many of London's major tourist and cultural attractions and a short walk from The Thames.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear David,



I would like to tell you that we 4 really enjoyed our holidays in London.



Your flat is great. Thank you for all the breakfast-things in the refrigiator.



Even the weather was fantastic !!! So we had a wonderful view from the London Eye.



If we decide to come back to London your flat will be the first choice for us!!!



Best wishes



Martina, Thomas, Radka and Ansuze

Germany
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 114 traveler reviews

South Bank...the New Heart of London. Garden Apartment.
average rating of 4.859649 based on 116 reviews
5

Superbly located London apartment

  • 5 of 5

Superbly located apartment a stone's throw from the London Eye, with many of London's top attractions within walking distance. We never had to travel more than 6 tube stops to go anywhere that we wanted to go, including the O2, which we went to via a sunny boat trip on a Thames Clipper, and returned via the underground.

We were there on a sunny week, and the patio garden was greatly appreciated, as was the piano, which our 12 year old son loved.

There are lots of good local restaurants within 10 minutes, and Borough Market on Thursday, Friday and Saturday is fabulous for picnic fodder, fruit, cheese and mouthwatering cakes.

Apartment is well equipped and clean, with everything that we needed for our week's stay. Welcome groceries were much appreciated.

We will definitely book this again for our next trip to London.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Louise. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay in our apartment. Best wishes David + Julia
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5

Excellent.

  • 5 of 5

Second time stayed here. Convenient to buses and Underground. Loved the backyard patio. Would always try to stay here when in London.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Cincinnati
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located but quiet, a nice respite from the hectic pace of London. Our "girls trip" included lots of sightseeing and it was so welcome to come "home" to our flat, relax on the patio, and each have our own space/room. Stores close by for supplies, a quick walk to restaurants, a block from the embankment. We really enjoyed the house.

We were able to walk to so many places, all the guide books and maps provided were really handy. The beds were comfortable, good water pressure in the shower (important!), all the amenities provided. We would definitely recommend. Thanks to David and Julia for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth
5

Great location- comfy flat and very quiet! A gem:)

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. Close to so many things in London. It was great being able to stay on the other side of the river. :)

Great hosts and just super enjoyable homey place.

Great wifi - loved the terrace especially for breakfast.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Wynelle. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes David Julia and Sebastian
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5

Perfection personified

  • 5 of 5

Over the years we have rented flats in Soho or in East London, but this was perfection in terms of location--safe neighborhood in the booming South Bank one block off the Thames and within walking distance of London's major attractions. I was thrilled with the proximity to the National Theatre where I saw two marvelous plays while the grandchildren loved walking to the London Eye, and my daughter went running every morning along the Queen's Walkway. The well-appointed, book-filled flat had a garden paradise patio where we enjoyed many meals. The flat was peaceful, the building quiet, and the space ample for privacy for all four of our party. The Wharf restaurant in Gabriel's Wharf, only a few minutes from the flat, had excellent fish and chips plus a stunning view of the London skyline. In particular, David was gracious and helpful with requests regarding our stay. We heartily recommend the flat and would rent it again on another trip. Susan and family from Baltimore, Maryland

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thanks so much for such a great review. I hope you will stay again soon. Best wishes David
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5

Great location. Warm and inviting

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for an outstanding London experience. We appreciate the little extras in making our stay more comfortable! Hope we get the opportunity to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie
London Eye
Tower Bridge
Big Ben
Trafalgar Square
Tower of London
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Waterloo
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
m25
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: not necessary

Our Southbank garden apartment, in the new heart of London, is 100 yards from The Thames behind The OXO Tower between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

We are very close to the cultural heart of London including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theatre, and Tate Modern. They are all within a five to ten minutes walk along the river bank . A little further and you would reach The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. If you cross Waterloo Bridge, Covent Garden is two minutes away.

Other Activities: Sight seeing and cultural activities

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Rates & Availability

Lambeth Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Cleaning Fee $91

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Amenities

Lambeth Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have hand basins
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Beds each measuring 6 feet by 3 feet
  • There is a third bedroom which has bunk beds and is suitable for one adult or two children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have an elevator, full kitchen, garden deck/patio, TV in the lounge and bedroom. Our apartment is one minute from The River Thames and a short walk to many of London's major attractions including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral, The Globe etc..

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