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Smart City of London studio, 4 minute walk to Tower Bridge, lifts, wifi, sky

Bedrooms Studio
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Perfect for couples and business travellers.

Hi my name is Paul, thank you for looking. You can arrive anytime after 18:00 (6pm) and depart anytime before 11:00 (11am) to suit your travel arrangements - you don't need to fix a specific time for arrival or departure. You can arrive or depart any day of the week. You can leave your bags behind the concierge desk in the lobby on the day you arrive and depart.

You'll have the use of my modern lift serviced studio which is just 4 minutes walk from Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. You'll have crisp clean white bed linen, fluffy white towels, a hairdryer, a trouser press, suitcase stand, your own fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with shower over the bath. You'll also have a selection of teas, Nespresso coffee, personal soaps, toilet paper, kitchen cleaning products, dishwasher tablets and washing machine consumables.

There's a small Tesco grocery store right next door with an ATM.

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Please check the calendar for availability - it's always up to date.

My studio is perfect for a couple sightseeing, shopping, dining or going to the theatre or shows in London; or for a business person working in the city.

This studio is in a modern, purpose built block served with 2 lifts and a large light welcoming lobby area. It has a lounge/bedroom with a permanent double bed, large sofa, chair, plus a dining table and chairs and a TV and DVD player. There's a separate fully equipped kitchen with a large fridge/freezer, oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher and washer/dryer machine. You also have an iron and ironing board and a trouser press. The modern bathroom has a shower over the bath.

Starbucks or Pret are 1 minute walk at the end of the street.

Eating out locally?

All the places below are 2 - 10 minute walk.


Next to London Bridge and the Tower of London on the North West side you'll find a Wagamama for noodles, a Bodeans for ribs and BBQ, and a Starbucks. Charming and picturesque St Katherine Docks over the road on the North East side of the bridge has a super range of bars and restaurants - St Katharine Docks is one of the best-kept secret locations in Central London and has a great atmosphere. Brick Lane's curry houses are a 10 minute walk North East of the flat. If you'd like a spectacular view while you dine a 10 minute walk will take you to the Heron Tower's two restaurants or sky bar - at 175 metres above the city the views are stunning! The restaurants are called Sushi Samba and the Duck and Waffle (note - no trainer style shoes allowed). Or head south of the river over Tower Bridge, down the steps and turn left and you'll find Le Pont de la Tour on the river bank. Famous for top end French cuisine Pont de la Tour has fantastic views of the Bridge. Alternatively go down the steps and turn right to walk past City Hall and the Scoop amphitheatre towards HMS Belfast moored on the south bank and you'll find Gaucho, Dim T, Strada, Pod, Pret, a Bagel Street deli and an M&S simply food. Every budget catered for...



Oxford Circus is 19 minutes on the tube in one direction and the new Westfield shopping centre in Stratford next to the Olympic Park is 13 minutes in the other direction.



Tower Bridge Exhibition is fascinating (you can walk right across the top and go down and see the engines that lift the bascules).

A 20 minute walk south over Tower Bridge and along the south bank past the Scoop amphitheatre and HMS Belfast will find you in Borough Market, London’s most renowned food market with exceptional British and international produce. Continue a bit further and you'll pass a replica of Sir Francis Drakes' Golden Hinde, The Clink - England's first prison, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and then the footbridge back over the Thames towards St Paul’s cathedral.

Going east, Greenwich is a 20 minute ride on the River Taxi which stops right in front of the Tower of London or an easy trip on the DLR through Canary Wharf. The Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is, by international decree, the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (at the stroke of midnight GMT is measured from the Prime Meridian).

Explore all of London - Oxford Street, the West End theatres, Buckingham Palace, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, the V&A, the Royal Parks (boats on the Serpentine). All are easily accessible by tube, regular or open top bus, black cab, river taxi or even Boris bikes! Anyone can hire Boris bikes... just pop your debit or credit card in the machine next to the bikes and follow the instructions. Or pick up a map in the flat and walk.

Nowhere is far away! The flat is in Zone 1 on the London Underground. Tower Hill tube station (green/district line and yellow/circle line underground trains) is just 2-3 minutes' walk; Tower gateway DLR is even closer. London Bridge Station is a 20-minute walk or about a £6 taxi ride and Fenchurch Street station is a 5-minute walk. River Taxis are available from Tower Pier, which is right next to the Tower of London and a short 6 minute walk from the flat. Several Boris bike racks are just a couple of minutes away too!

Arriving by air or Eurostar?


From Gatwick airport it is only 30 minutes on the train to London Bridge station (Southern or First Capital Connect trains run 2-3 times an hour) or take a Gatwick Express train to Victoria station.

From London City airport it is about 20 minutes on the DLR to Tower Gateway and the flat is then a 3 minute walk.

From Heathrow it is about an hour by tube and train via Paddington station to Tower Hill tube station.

If you are arriving on Eurostar into St Pancras you'll need the circle underground train from St Pancras to Tower Hill which will take you about 20 minutes.

I'm afraid I don't accept provisional bookings. First accepted enquirer to pay secures the dates

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , This is a comfortable permenant bed... not a 'fold away'.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank


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Smart City of London studio, 4 minute walk to Tower Bridge, lifts, wifi, sky
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
Sanatoga, PA

Great place to stay for London visit

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for three nights over the New Year's Eve holiday and we were very pleased with the location, within minutes of two tube stations, Tower Hill and Aldgate. The apartment was clean, well maintained and we felt very safe walking around the area at night. A definite plus was the grocery store and Starbucks close by. Excellent communication with our host, Paul. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gig Harbor, Washington, USA

Expectations met, mostly.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in central London to see the sights. This little apartment suited our needs well. It is a 5 minute walk to the Tower Hill tube station, closer to Tower Gateway, which we did not use at all. It is in a business district. Short walk to the Tower Bridge. It is about 20 minutes by Tube to many places we wanted to see.

Paul communicated well, and answered questions quickly. He was flexible with working with our schedule, and this was greatly appreciated.

I think that this place is a good value for what you get. One thing I noticed is that Street sounds are audible. I am quite sensitive to noise at night, so I was aware of cars driving by, and the numerous sirens. There was no noise from other flat dwellers. We would go again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walla Walla, WA USA

Great location, handy studio

  • 4 of 5

Although on the maps this appears out of the way, being located very close to the Tower (5 min walk) it was really quite easy to get all around London, given the proximity to the Tube -- and besides, if you like walking, it's about 40 minutes to Trafalgar Square along the river. If you are a person who likes to sleep with the window open, you need earplugs here; not just traffic but a constant machine humming from the building's AC system I suspect. I would suggest that Paul put in a couple of reading lamps, near the bed and the couch. Loved the fact of the washing machine. Everything worked fine.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and perfect for our stay.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was clean, secured and well kept. It is also well located, having a grocery store, restaurants and Starbuck just around the corner...

The concierge, Jorges, was very helpfull as for directions, buying a new coffe maker, and keeping the place spotless.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great area to get to a lot of attractions, apartment had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

The building itself is in need of an upgrade, but the apartment itself is in great shape. My only complaints are we needed some instructions for the clothes washer/dryer. Finally figured it out, but it would have saved us a lot of time. Another complaint is the weird shower door... it only covers half the shower. You get used to it, but it is odd. There is rarely someone at the front desk if you need extra toilet paper or something. Lastly, the Wifi would go in and out a lot, but we weren't in the room enough to really use it.

On our first night we had an issue where water was leaking in from the bathroom ceiling!! It turned out it was the guests upstairs had flooded their bathroom by letting the bath run over, whoops! Paul (the owner) was very tentative with getting back to us about the issue, he replied to me almost immediately via VRBO, and was very accommodating to helping us figure out what to do. He is great to do business with.

All in all, very worth the price and I would return.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location for my vacation plans; convenient for Underground, rail and buses and very nice people working in building ie: concierge and cleaning staff.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $41.55
Damage Deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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