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Stunning luxury penthouse with large wraparound roof terrace

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A stunning luxury penthouse with roof terrace access from every room

This is a beautiful apartment on the top floor of a modern building (there is a lift/elevator) with a totally private and vast wraparound roof terrace which offers amazing views of London, and is planted with an incredible mix of plants including olive trees, bamboo, conifers, lavender, yucca plants, and rosemary. It is an exceptional roof garden for an inner city apartment and offers a true oasis in the middle of the city. The apartment itself is incredibly light with floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors in all rooms which provide direct access onto the outside terrace. The apartment is beautifully furnished and the walls are covered in artwork from around the world. There is a very large open-plan living area with three sliding doors onto the outside terrace. There is plenty of comfortable seating and circular dining room table. The kitchen area is equipped to an exceptionally high standard with built-in microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer etc. There is Sky Digital TV and wireless internet connection throughout the apartment. The two bedrooms have large built-in wardrobes and direct access to the terrace. There is a bathroom with shower and heated towel rail. Guests will be left complementary bath and shower products as well as a gift pack of food stuffs selected from the Duchy of Cornwall's range. There is an excellent supermarket on the ground floor of the apartment building (separate entrance) which is open from 0700 to 2300 every day of the week, including weekends and bank holidays.

This stunning luxury penthouse apartment is based at the heart of the historic area of Limehouse and is only 3 minutes walk from the Limehouse station with direct trains to Oxford Circus (25 mins), the Tower of London/Tower Bridge (5 mins), the Olympic Park (16 mins), and London City Airport (15 mins). There is a bus stop outside the apartment block from where you can get buses to St Paul's Cathedral (15 mins) from where you can take a short walk across the Millennium Bridge to the Tate Modern. You can also take a bus directly to Trafalgar Square and all the attractions of the West End of London.

One of the most interesting and historic areas on the River Thames - Wapping- is only a 10 minute walk from the apartment. There are multiple historic pubs and fine restaurants in this fascinating area of the city. From Wapping it is a further 15/20 minute walk along the Thames path to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, and from there you can continue your walk to the lively area of the Southbank with its many restaurants and cultural attractions, including the Tate Modern, the Royal Festival Hall, the British Film Institute, and the National Theatre.

If you walk the other way along the Thames path from the apartment you will reach Canary Wharf after about 10 minutes with its striking modern architecture and huge shopping malls with multiplex cinemas. From there you can continue down the Isle of Dogs and walk under the river itself through a historic pedestrian tunnel to Greenwich, home to the National Maritime Museum, the Greenwich Observatory, and the Cutty Sark.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A MINIMUM 3 NIGHT STAY POLICY AND STRICTLY NO PARTIES ARE ALLOWED AT THE APARTMENT

More Details

Owner
James Greenshields
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017

About James Greenshields

I run a film production company in London and the apartment is my home when in the city.

James Greenshields purchased this apartment in 2010

Why James Greenshields chose London

This is a fantastic central location- only 3 minutes' walk from Limehouse station and yet when you are up in the penthouse, either inside the apartment or sitting outside on the huge roof terrace, you feel hidden away from the inner city life happening on the streets below. The roof garden is one of the largest and most beautiful in this area of London and offers guests the perfect retreat at the end of a day of sight-seeing. A true oasis of exotic plants in the centre of the city!

What makes this apartment unique

It's all about the roof garden! But I also love walking down to the River Thames- only 3/4 minutes walk from the apartment

Amenities

London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Both bedrooms have ample hanging space within built-in wardrobes, and additional storage space for clothing in drawers. Both rooms have floor to ceiling doors and sliding doors giving access directly onto the private roof terrace.Quality bed linen and towels are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Notes:
Of particular note is the exceptional roof terrace which wraps around the apartment- all rooms have direct access onto the terrace (85 square metres in total surface area). The terrace is very well planted and offers wonderful views across the city. There is soft-cushioned seating for six people as well as an outside dining table and two sun loungers.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Stunning luxury penthouse with large wraparound roof terrace
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
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5

Oasis in London!

  • 5 of 5

James' apartment is a wonderful place to stay while in London! It is well apportioned, and he was an excellent host-communicating quickly to my questions, and met us early the day of our arrival on the Eurostar. There is a DLR stop about five minutes away, and two buses right outside the door, which will take you into central London in 15 minutes.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We stayed for a week at this lovely apartment and loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very well equipped with everything we needed. Beds are comfortable, place is quiet at night, outside space is really lovely. It was very easy to get into central London on the bus or train. We found some very nice restaurants in the East end and some interesting things to do and see.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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JUST PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

I booked the apartment for my daughters to visit London. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, safe and with convenient access to all sight seeing places. The view of the terrace is stunning and the grocery shop on G/F makes it perfect. My daughters enjoyed the stay very much which has made their London trip a great success. The host is very kind and responsive. We hope to stay there in our future visit to London.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to enjoy London

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and well equiped appartment. Plenty of room light from outside. Nice place to rest and reboot for interesting visits.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Perfect oasis in Limehouse

  • 5 of 5

Less than 5 minutes walk to Limehouse station this 5th floor apartment (with lift) has everything you need for a break in London. We found it difficult to tear ourselves away from the amazing balcony - just to be able to open the sliding doors in the morning is a treat in a London apartment.

But more than that James generosity at sharing his home, books, artwork etc. makes this a gem. Cupboards are full of everyday basics which you are invited to use (just replace anything you finish) and just about anything else you may need you can buy at Sainsbury's on the ground floor of the block - open 7am - 11pm.

A short walk to the river and a fascinating stroll full of history along toTower Bridge or through Canary Wharf to Stratford and Westfield.

Our favourite eating place nearby was The Narrow just 10 minutes walk away on the river but London Bridge is easily reached where the choice of restaurants, bars and cafes is immense.

We had a brilliant week.

Thank you James - we will hopefully return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

Nearest Train
0.3 Kilometres
Limehouse
Car: not necessary

This luxurious penthouse apartment with a large wrap-around roof terrace is ideally positioned to take advantage of all that London has to offer. The apartment is only 3 minutes' walk from Limehouse station which has regular trains into Central London (25 minutes to Oxford Circus), the Olympic stadium (16 minutes), Canary Wharf (5 minutes), and Tower Gateway for the Tower of London and Tower Bridge (5 minutes). The area of Limehouse itself is on the northern bank of the River Thames which is only a few minutes walk from the apartment- you can enjoy leisurely lunches and dinners in the many pubs and restaurants along the riverfront. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A MINIMUM 3 NIGHT STAY POLICY.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $264.34
Cleaning Fee $66.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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