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Wonderful 4bed 2bath flat off Brick Lane

Bedrooms 4
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large lounge

Please CALL OR MESSAGE ME before booking to check availability. If your stay includes a Friday or Saturday night then the minimum stay will be 3 nights unless otherwise agreed.

A very modern, stylish flat located in the vibrant heart of London's iconic East End and only 20 minutes walk to Liverpool Street Station. Refurbished to a high standard in neutral tones with bold splashes of colour, with solid oak flooring and stunning lighting features.

Set on the ground and first floors of a 4-storey building, the flat has it's own separate entrance. It has been refurbished to a high standard throughout and equipped with all modern conveniences and a fabulous home cinema system.

The master bedroom has a double bed, a foam chair bed (up to 3 guests) and an en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom 2 has a double bed and a sprung chair bed (up to 3 guests).

Bedroom 3 is a large single room but is furnished with a double bed (up to 2 guests).

Bedroom 4 is equipped with a double+single bunk bed (up to 3 guests).

The Lounge has a double sofa bed (up to 2 guests).

The lounge is smart and spacious with a large sofa bed and a home cinema system with built-in projector, surround sound, Sony PS3 and an online library of several thousand films, great for keeping the kids entertained or for a quiet night in after a hard day hitting the tourist trail.

More Details

Mr Raquib Shamsad
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Bangla
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 3, 2017

About Mr Raquib Shamsad

I am a lifelong Londoner and a huge fan of this vibrant and exciting city.

With a background in IT and property development I love taking character properties and renovating them to create interesting, contemporary apartments packed with interesting lighting effects and cutting edge home cinema systems.

I love meeting people from all over the world and introducing them to my wonderful city.

I hope you will find my apartments both comfortable and stimulating. You will find a warm welcome and a ready smile.

Mr Raquib Shamsad purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Mr Raquib Shamsad chose London

The apartment is in a fantastic location, only 300m from exciting Brick Lane and vibrant Shoreditch.

What makes this apartment unique

The garden is a little haven amidst the hustle and bustle of central London.

The neighbours are lovely and look out for one another.


Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
London City Airport
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Whitechapel tube station

The flat is located on the ground and first floors of an ex-local authority building on Hereford Street, a short distance from Brick Lane. All the facilities of Bethnal Green are on your doorstep including:

- Tesco Metro (medium sized grocery store) and Sainsburys (large grocery store on Cambridge Heath Road)

- HSBC, Lloyds and NatWest banks with 24-hour ATM

- Subway, KFC, McDonalds, Cafe Blue

- A great Indian restaurant Ma'ida and numerous cheap and cheerful ones

- Traditional English pubs: The Shakespeare and The Star of Bethnal Green

- Greggs Bakers: lovely pastries and cakes

- Rich Mix, a classy little cinema

Transport links

There are extensive transport links to the traditional and non-traditional attractions of the City, Brick Lane, Shoreditch

- A wealth of bus routes on Bethnal Green Road are only a minute walk away

- Bethnal Green tube station is a 15 minute walk away

- Liverpool St Station and the financial district of the City are only a 15 minute walk away

- Brick Lane with it's trendy bars, galleries, vintage couture and London's favourite Indian/Bangladeshi restaurants is only a 5 minute walk

- The vibrant nightlife of Shoreditch is a 5 minute walk

- Leicester Square and the Theatres of London's West End are only 40 minutes away

- The world famous stores of Oxford Street are 33 minutes away

- London's iconic Tower Bridge is 40 min away and it's only 33 min to The Tower of London

- Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace are only 50 minutes away

- The British Museum is 40 minutes away, The Museum of Natural History and Science Museum are 60 minutes away

- Petticoat Lane street market (Sundays) is 5 minutes on foot, Columbia Road Flower Market (Sundays) is 10 minutes walk and Camden Market is 50 minutes by tube

The apartment and location offer comfort and convenience with a touch of luxury. It's an ideal base for exploring London's tourist attractions or for doing business in this remarkable city.


London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Small double bed (120cm wide)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk bed with double bed below and single bed above
    Lounge - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed (120cm wide). Also an air bed if needed.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling


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average rating of 4.5 based on 22 reviews

Very pleased with the property

  • 4 of 5

The property was as advertised. Raquib was very responsive to everything we needed. The first day the projector bulb in the living room went bad and was shutting off. I notified him and when we arrived back to the flat a whole new projector was installed. They were also accommodating to our travel needs for arrival and departure. The location was good and walking distance to Brick Lane which was very festive with restaurants and nightlife. We would consider staying there again for a future trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, big space, super friendly and helpful hosts

  • 4 of 5

Overall the experience was great! Both brothers were attentive, nice, and there if we needed them. The location is great! Super close to Brick Lane and Shoreditch High Street. It was close to our office so we were able to walk rather than taking public transport! A dream. :) The house was a good size with lots of bedrooms to accommodate guests. It was generally clean, beds are comfortable, and bedding/towels were clean. My only critique was that the house could use a deeper clean. There's some marking around the house, a little dust, etc, otherwise it was lovely. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I'm a local EastEnder so seeing a property like this little gem is just amazing! When we first arrived, I couldn't quite work out which house it was (you would never think a property like this would look this good inside, because the surrounding apartments pretty much look the same from the outside - plain, simple, humble). But as soon as you enter the apartment, it's just full of surprises. Me & my guests couldn't stop saying "ooo", "oh wow", "OMG". The whole place was clean, stove and oven were easy to use, loads of cool gadgets in there too like the light up floor clock and the projector on the wall! As well as the small flashing lights by the stairs!

The bedrooms were all very decent sizes, loads of space, even for storage, and the shower/bath facilities were really good - never run out of water, and the shower head is very strong which is always a plus for me, because I've stayed in places where the water was very weak, especially if you're using the water all at the same time, but the shower heads were never affected, thank goodness!

To top that all off, both Raquib and his brother Shaiful were lovely hosts, and welcomed us all very much. They answered all our questions, were very informative, and knowledgeable of the surrounding area, and also sorted us with parking scratch cards which definitely came in handy for all our driving guests!

The whole stay was absolutely flawless, and I recommend this to anyone who wants to stay here with a big group, especially if you're doing gatherings, dinners, etc. The location is perfect, especially if you're into Brick Lane Market, street food, and a good nightlife too! Only a 5 min walk or so to Shoreditch High Street station, and 10 mins to Liverpool Street station, so easy to get anywhere. Last but not least, the bagel shop is just there, which do delicious salt beef & mustard bagels - I always recommend this to anyone who comes down to East London.

Thank you again Raquib for an unforgettable stay. I can vouch for my friends and say they were very impressed by the property, and was very pleased with the stay overall. If you're looking at this property, I would definitely recommend it 100%! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent apartment, only surpassed by the host

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Raquib's apartment was perfect. It is ideally located for anyone wishing to experience what is an upcoming area. It is beautifully presented and makes the most of the space available. Unlike so many other apartments, a great deal of thought has been put into the guests' experience as everything is catered for. The projector is a great idea and we loved watching films on it after our meal. It is just 5 minutes walk from the high street and the Sunday morning market was excellent.

However, the highlight was undoubtedly the host. Raquib was extremely flexible and gives a great welcome talk to help you maximize your stay. He is very contactable and dealt with the repayment of the deposit efficiently. I could not see myself staying anywhere else in the area, such was the great experience our group had.

Nick Maginnis

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick and his friends are warm, charming and polite and it was a pleasure to meet them and host them in my apartment. Nick is a real gentleman, thoroughly decent and completely trustworthy. From communications before booking to check out, Nick made everything straightforward and easy. Nick and his friends cared for my property as though it was their own and took the time to clean up after themselves, even though I told them it was unnecessary. They respected the peace and privacy of my neighbours, which is important to me. I have had many wonderful guests staying in my apartments but Nick really stands out for his decency and consideration. I have no hesitation in recommending him to other hosts and hope that he will return to my apartment when he next comes to London. Raquib
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Fenomenal apartamento para visitar Londres

  • 4 of 5

Nuestra estancia en el apartamento de Raquib fue estupenda. Él es un gran anfitrión y nos ayudó en todo lo que le pedimos, nos facilitó el traslado desde el aeropuerto tanto a la ida como a la vuelta, y cumplió todas las peticiones que le hicimos. El apartamento es muy cómodo y está muy bien situado, en un barrio estupendo, a 5 minutos andando de Brick Lane donde encuentras muchos restaurantes, bares y vida social y cultural. Está muy bien comunicado y muy céntrico. Dispone de todo lo necesario en cocina y demás habitaciones y está muy agradable decorado. Es muy tranquilo, por la noche se descansa de maravilla, no se oye ni un ruido. La limpieza es buena y el sistema de proyector del salón está muy bien, sobre todo si vas con niños. Fuimos 11 personas, tres familias, y pasamos unos días estupendos, si vuelvo a Londres no dudaré en llamar a Raquib, una estupenda experiencia. Raquib nos proporcionó mucha información sobre Londres y Breck Lane, nos facilitó mucho nuestra estancia. Lo recomiendo totalmente.

Merche. M. Zaragoza Spain

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merche and her family and friends were delightful, charming and friendly guests. It was a pleasure to meet them and host them in my flat. They were excited about their trip to London and enthusiastic about the flat. The children especially loved the Home Cinema system with projector and online film library. They respected my flat and took good care of it. They also tidied and cleaned up after themselves, leaving the flat in good condition. I could not be more happy with my experience with Merche and her family and friends and I really enjoyed meeting them and chatting to them. I am pleased to recommend them as guests and would be delighted to host them when they next come to London.
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Convenience and space

  • 4 of 5

This was the last leg of our stay in the United Kingdom prior to our flight back home to Canada again on the Friday morning. We had been looking merely for a place to kick back our feet and relax. Mr Raquib was so pleasant and heart warming, his optimism and enthusiasm very contagious, making his welcome fit our hearts' needs at the end of what had been a long journey to date.

When we first arrived, we were so very tired but after a short rest took a walk through the neighbourhood to find ourselves a lovely supper at a nearby restaurant (an exquisite and quaint little Asian place that I wish I could remember the name of). The location of the flat turned out to be quite ideal, a short walk for shopping and just a bit longer walk (but still reasonable) for the tube station.

There were 6 of us, ranging in age from 15 to 71. The flat was ideal and clean and comfortable to accommodate all of our sleeping arrangements. Though we weren't there long enough to really prepare our own meals except for our breakfasts, Mr. Raquib had ever so kindly had the apartment equipped with the amenities ready that we'd have required should we have been preparing more meals.

There are many families that I feel would find this space precisely what they required to accommodate a larger group in a location that has every day needs within an ideal walking distance. Certainly I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Raquib's inviting personality.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $533.83

Bookings including a Friday or Saturday night should be for a minimum of 3 nights unless otherwise agreed.

Check-in is normally 2:30 - 6pm, though check-out outside those hours can be arranged. Check-in during unsocial hours (after 7:30pm) will incur a small charge of £25.

Check-out is normally 9 - 11am, although this is flexible.

You will need to provide a copy of your Passport/Government issued ID card/Photo driving licence or other official photo ID when you check in.

We kindly request that you remove shoes while in the apartment. The floors will all be vacuumed and mopped before you arrive.

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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