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Speaks: english, french, portuguese

Luxury flat ,Waterside Views, Incredible Balcony, Free Wifi

72 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Spacious, Uber Clean, Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

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Located in the fashionable Hoxton/Shoreditch area, this cool-style London apartment makes a perfect spot to explore London.

It has 2 excellent large and clean double bedrooms, a modern bathroom with bath and power shower and a superb modern fully fitted kitchen and an incredible private outdoor balcony.

Old Street underground train station is a short walk away. Red double decker buses to St Paul’s Cathedral, Covent Garden (shopping and theatre), Waterloo (London Eye), Westminster (Houses of Parliament) and London Bridge (Tower of London & Tower Bridge) all depart 200 yards from the apartment building entrance every 3-4 minutes. Hailing a London black cab outside the building is just as easy.

The Master Bedroom and the Guest Bedroom both feature a truly superb and comfortable double bed with an excellent memory foam mattress and the finest of crisp clean linens ensuring a wonderful nights sleep. All rooms in the apartment have commanding views of the canal. The master bedroom also has the added flexibility of having an inflatable single mattress made up for a young adult if required.

The Bathroom has been designed with beautiful clean limestone tiles on the floor and around the bath/shower area.

Off the sitting room is a wonderful sheltered and protected outdoor balcony with comfortable and relaxing outdoor furniture directly overlooking the Regent’s Canal.

Within the building complex there is a Health & Fitness centre, which for a small fee offers a fully equipped managed gym complete with a full range of beauty/spa treatments.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, portuguese

About The Owner

Working in the financial markets in the City of London, I bought this apartment in 2001 as it was one of the highest quality apartment buildings in a great location that has stood the test of time. I wanted a place that enabled me to walk to work, or a short cab ride home. I travel a great deal and to have a building with 24 hour porterage was essential to ensure safety and security while I was away. With a great waterside view and offering such a sense of space, when an opportunity arose to buy a larger loft in Shoreditch, this apartment was just too good to let go. I love the area and still live, work and socialise here.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

Why The Owner chose London

Hoxton & Shoreditch is such a vibrant neighbourhood, crammed full of exciting bars, amazing restaurants, cool galleries, vintage boutique shops and is complete with a very cool vibe. There are plenty of live music venues, specialist lighting, clothing, book and furniture shops. There are cutting edge hairdressers, live comedy shows, parks and squares to hang out in. It is a neighbourhood with photographers, designers, artist galleries, loft apartments, juice bars and just so much more for any visitor to handle! Staying at my apartment offers you the opportunity to live in a very cool and hip neighbour that just doesn't stand still. If you are creative and enjoy being part of a vibe that is away from the common and popular regular tourist traps - but close enough to visit them, take the photo and tick the box, then this is the perfect spot for you!

With my personal created walking tour guides that will be waiting for you in the apartment, you cannot fail but to make the most of what the area has to offer - and it is huge!

What makes this apartment unique

After a busy day exploring just how cool and trendy the area is, it is a wonderful to return home, sitting on the balcony with a refreshing drink, watching Londoners go about their everyday business on and along the Regent's Canal from a private and secluded spot. If you enjoy jogging, you can jog for miles and miles along the waters edge, not crossing any roads and avoiding all the traffic. The apartment is located in a very happening and creative area with so much to offer to all tastes.


based on 72 traveler reviews

Luxury flat ,Waterside Views, Incredible Balcony, Free Wifi
average rating of 4.986111 based on 72 reviews

Amazing stay in London!

  • 5 of 5

Our best decision was to rent Peter's apartment for our 10-day holidays in London, UK. Peter was nice and helpful from the moment we have chosen the apartment to the end. The apartment was very beautiful, clean, and perfect for our family. It had absolutely everything we needed! We really loved the view to the canal! Getting to central London couldn't be easier: the bus stop is really a 1 minute walk from the building, and it brings to all of the top attractions. Without any doubt, Peter's apartment will be our home in London. Thank you for this wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guys, thank you for your kind words and delighted that you and your family enjoyed your 10 day stay at the apartment. The view of the canal is quite special and a great place to hang out of an afternoon/evening - seeing the canal boats and the ducks go by. Very much look forward to welcoming you guys back in the near future. Thanks for being great guests.
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  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed in this flat for 2 weeks while visiting our daughter & it was perfect in so many ways! The location is great for either the buses or walking to nearby restaurants! The flat is extremely clean & well maintained! The owners take pride in the property & it shows. Peter answered all of our questions before our arrival & Roberto's transfers both to & from the airport were a great way to see the city! What a warm welcome to London!! The waterway that the flat overlooks provides a lot of things to watch-from houseboats to kayakers to a family of ducks-there is always something to admire while you enjoy the relaxation of sitting out on the patio! It was our favorite place to spend our mornings while having some coffee & again in the evening with a bottle of wine!! The building also has the co-op store on the ground floor which was very convenient on more than one occasion. They have just about anything you need! Having a home to come back to after a full day of sightseeing was the best part of our trip! Being able to cook some meals, go to a bedroom to read, sit outside, or watch a movie allowed us to "unwind" each day! Having the security in the lobby to greet us was an additional sense of security as well! I do not have anything negative to say about this property or the owners-they helped us enjoy a trip of a lifetime!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! - Thank you for your extremely kind words. I am so happy you were pleased with the apartment, and that you found it extremely clean, comfortable and convenient. That makes me very happy! - Thank you so much - come back and stay with us again!
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Wonderful spot to call home while you explore

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot to call home for our holiday. Conveniently located, easy to access transit and with all of the amenities. Beautiful views and walks along the canal. Great restaurants within walking distance. The flat is well appointed, scrupulously clean and Peter shared a massive amount of details to make sure we could find our way around easily. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and so pleased to hear you all loved the apartment and that it all worked out well for you. Was happy to share all my little places of recommendations to you - and off the beaten track places as well. Come back and stay soon!
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Loved the place the porch was wonderful! Beds were great as well

  • 5 of 5

I would rent again this location. Well kept and was as advertised!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Perfect Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment at Gainsborough Studio was exactly as described and just perfect for our family of 4 - 2 adults / 2 kids (12 & 15) during our vacation in London. The unit was extremely clean and had everything we needed for a very comfortable weeklong stay. We really appreciated the grocery store on the first floor of the building as it made things so convenient.

Peter, the owner of the flat, could not have been nicer to deal with - very responsive to all of our inquiries before arriving and accommodated all of our needs when we were there. He was kind enough to meet us on our arrival and provided great information on the neighborhood attractions and all of the transportation options for getting around the city. The location along the canal turned out to be exactly what we had hoped – a little outside of the center of the city but still very convenient by both bus and the Tube. It was so easy to catch buses just outside on Eagle Wharf Road or Baring Street.

We would highly recommend this property for renters in London for both business and pleasure. We are already talking about our next visit and definitely know where we will stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing flat

  • 5 of 5

Peter's flat is very clean, modern and spacious. It has everything we needed that made us feel at home. The supermarket next door to the building was a huge plus too. The location is superb, very central. It was so easy to catch public transportation. We will stay in this flat again when we go back to london. Thank you Peter for letting us stay in your flat.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Modern clean and bright bathroom with a power shower unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Each room has a Double Bed. If required, an Inflatable Single bed suitable for a teenager can be installed. There is a Baby Crib and baby car seat available on request for a small additional supplement.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

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