About this listing
Quiet and peaceful central London studio apartment with private garden and large living area.
An immaculate and large studio apartment just minutes from vibrant Canary Wharf and located right by the Thames on a super quiet and charming marina. Perfect proximity to central London (15-20mins), Greenwich village and 02 arena (10mins) and major airports - it’s the ideal setting for exploring London as we are located right by many transport hubs (Underground, DLR, river boat terminals).
The apartment is in an idyllic and peaceful setting and overlooks a stunning marina basin with fantastic views of wonderful colourful boats as well as doorstep views of the iconic Canary Wharf skyline. Furnished to a high standard, it is an an ideal home away from home with little touches that we hope will make your stay delightful. The main room opens out onto a private terrace with a dining table as well as direct access to your own landscaped garden, something you rarely find in busy London! You could have breakfast in the morning and watch a family of ducks waddle past or simply relax out in the sun on the lounger and indulge in a great book.
The apartment is fully kitted out and comprises:
A spacious main bedroom with large double bed and luxury goose bedding. The main studio has a gorgeous and soft leather sofa lounge with plenty of space to sit and check your emails whilst putting your feet up or sit back and watch a movie or have dinner. Plenty of storage space to place your belongings in as well. We are child friendly too.
A kitchen with mini oven/cooker/grill, microwave and plenty of gadgets and crockery to cook a home meal. You will find everything you need for making small and quick meals. There is a coffee maker, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster and basic provisions provided such as spices and sugar so you can get started! We provide a luxury selection of world tea’s for all guests.
Huge bathroom with surround vanity mirrors, separate large shower cubicle and a large bath tub – very glamorous and very functional. Treat yourself to a nice bath with the provided luxury bath salts. You can find a GHD hair iron and a blow dryer for your use in the draws. The shower is a ‘power’ shower so very relaxing and hot!
Other features include:
*FREE parking (Yes...Free!)
*LCD TV with ‘Sky’ Tv (200+ channels), DVD player
*iPod speaker dock and sound system
*Ironing Board (We do also offer a free laundry service for our guest, this will be down to our guests consent and no liability will be held upon the host)
*We even provide umbrellas :)
*Travel and plug converters
*A large library of books and DVDs including many classics and some eccentric titles as well as board games in case you have a cosy day in.
*Free maid service every 3 days- fresh bed linens and towels replaced during stay.
*We are CHILD friendly! There is a very cosy travel cot that we can provide upon request as well as baby high chair (suitable for up to 2.5yr) and plenty of toys for any little ones that stay :) The garden is a huge hit with kids.
The main room leads directly out to your own wonderful garden terrace with deck chairs and a large landscaped garden which you have full private use of. You'll find a stone BBQ and plenty of chairs for those lovely summer evenings- make use of the picnic rug and cutlery we provide and have a charming little picnic or breakfast outside :-) It's so incredibly quiet and peaceful even amongst the hustle and bustle of London city-life.
The apartment is adorned with lovely paintings, a large Egyptian mural, antique Moroccan rug and lovely dark mahogany oak floorboard. It's a comfortable and relaxing place to come back to and spend your time in whilst in London. The flat is on the ground floor and accessed through a private lobby area. Ideally located- wake up to fantastic views all around.
We think that we have thought of everything when it comes to our guests so that this can truly be your home away from home when in London. Make use of the plentiful maps, guides and books in the apartment. If you happen to stay in we have left plenty of goodies - There is a carefully selected book shelf with old classics to indulge in as well as a huge library of DVD movies for you to choose from to pass the time as well as a large pile of boardgames for you to play.
We don't think that there is anything missing in this charming apartment and are ALWAYS on-hand with friendly guidance and a top service to ensure that you have the most wonderful stay. We can be flexible with check in/out times so please do notify us at the time of booking and we will try to endeavor any requests. We can store luggage for you if you need to and we are always available 24/7 on site :-)
*******************TRANSPORT AND LOCAL AREA INFO!*******************
We cannot stress to you how well located we are…
Apartment is a very short walk from Canary Wharf station (12min) and Blackwall DLR station (5min). Get to central London in approx. 10mins from either station.
* 02 Arena -- 15mins
* Central London Zone 1 -- 17-25mins
* Tower of London / Tower Bridge -- 15mins
* Brick Lane /Shoreditch -- 20mins
* EXCEL arena -- 10mins
* RIVER BOAT terminal nearby with regular direct boats to central in 10mins – a unique and unforgettable journey into central London!
* Greenwich village and attractions -- only 25min walk!*
* We are located on the historic Thames walking path- walk to central London direct from here! *
There is a London Cycle Hire stand right outside (very very cheap and a great way to get around- you can pick up and drop off at 1000s of locations!), and there are also numerous 24hr bus stops nearby. The apartment is so accessible and so very close to all the action.
The apartment is right next to the London's historic river paths so is the perfect base for walking along the wonderful Thames river path. Right by the complex are river walkways that lead to Greenwich Village via the historic foot tunnel and also easy paths to walk into central London via Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. There is also a river boat terminal which is moments away and gets you to the houses of parliament/Westminster in 15mins flat...on boat- a truly scenic and unforgettable way to travel into the centre of town
2 Large supermarkets very near
Late night convenience stores 3mins walk
Canary Wharf has a huge shopping malls, plenty of bars and restaurants) -10 min
Ideally located just minutes from the business centre of Canary Wharf and its vast array of shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops, the apartment offers a convenient base for the modern business traveller or couples visiting London who need a central location. Extensive nearby transport links provide easy access to the O2 Arena, the West End and the rest of London. Locally you can visit the Museum in Docklands, find award-winning local bars around in the area or soak up the culture, the 50-storey One Canada Square is the tallest building in the UK and the 2nd tallest in Europe, 'Billingsgate Market, 'Jubilee Park & the award winning Gun pub are other near by attractions as well as a huge indoor mall with the latest high-street and designer brands all within very close walking distance.
Entire private apartment and garden - it's yours!
We meet all guests at check in for key handover/quick tour. We are always contactable by telephone/email for advice, tips etc :-)
Incredibly peaceful (Read our reviews!) and central. Canary Wharf/Isle of Dogs is London's financial and economic hub.
The area is stepped in history, in the days of the 'British Empire' the entire area housed docks and shipyards. The docks hey days were the pre-war years. when trade between the colonies reached fever pitch. At any one time you could expect to find two thousand ships loading and unloading their goods. World War II naturally led to a lull in traffic, and Hitler’s bombs levelled the area.
Now much of the shipping infrastructure has made way for glitzy skyscrapers and residential development. The area experienced a dramatic regeneration from the 1960s following the decline of Britain's shipping industry.
Much of the history and quirkiness remains and near the apartment you will see fantastic sights such as the old shipping cranes which have been restored and maintained as well as the West India and surrounding Canary Wharf docks which house an eclectic mix of cultural, shopping, and food venues.
Our apartment is located on a charming marina from where you can see colourful boats, imposing brick warehouses and cranes and the river! The walk to the station is always a fab way to start the day.
Lots of lovely river trails and walks to do in the area.
We are located in Zone 2 central London.
Two major stations near us - Canary wharf (only 10min walk away) and Blackwall station (4min walk). From both stations you can get into central London (Zone 1) in less than 12mins :-)
We provide free parking and there are London 'Boris' bike docks right around the corner- I really recommend hiring them out for a day (very cheap!).
River boat services are a 10min walk from the apartment.
Royal Greenwich (Greenwich village) is a 15min walk from us via the awesome foot tunnel which goes under the River Thames.
Plenty of buses and night buses serve the area.
City Airport is 15min away and we are in the prefect location for business travellers who need to access Canary Wharf/ central London.
Let us know what your occassion is whether its a honeymoon, you are bringing kids around or a business trip. We might be able to offer extra services.
An entire private studio apartment with bathroom and kitchenette + access to private garden and terrace area
Interaction with Guests
We try and meet all guests on arrival. We are contactable by telephone/airbnb message during your entire stay.
The neighborhood is very quiet and is situated on a private drive. The residents in the guests are very quiet but yet friendly.
We are 5mins walk from Blackwall station (get into zone 1 in less than 15mins).
We are 10mins walk from Canary Wharf station.
Several 24 hour bus stops within 2-3min walk.
London 'boris bike' hire right outside the door :-)
No smoking inside the apartment please. If you do smoke, please do so on the terrace or in the garden!
The apartment is child friendly. Let us know whether you need a travel cot/ baby/child chair. The flat is on the ground floor so easily accessible + the huge garden is an instant hit with kids. These things are provided absolutely free :)
Sorry no pets :-(
Note that maximum occupancy is generally two (except extra children). We can provide an airbed for a third guest but there is a very small charge payable for this (no charge for kids).
We try to be very flexible with check in/out times so please let us know at the time of booking and we will TRY to endeavor any requests if possible.
**We require a form of photo ID when you arrive to verify the booking (passport, national ID card from your country or UK/EU drivers license only) you can also send this to our email address :). The lead guest must sign on arrival**
Absolutely no parties or large gatherings. This is a residential complex- super quiet and pleasant so we wouldn't want the tranquility to be disturbed. If you plan on having a gathering then unfortunately this place isn't for you :-( Parties will void the deposit and breach our terms.
We stayed in this apartment for four nights. It is located in a fairly quiet area. We slept well, apart from the occasional seagull waking us up at night. The bed is comfortable.
The size of the apartment is OK, with a fairly large bathroom, and a small kitchen area. Transportation wise, there are two underground stops within a 10 minutes walking distance from the apartment. If you're going to the O2 arena, it will take you around 30 minutes from door to door.
The apartment could need some renovation, or at least a proper wash down and a paint job. There are several stains on the ceiling and most walls. There is black fungus in the shower, the bathroom sink is clogged up, and the (entire) toilet is loose, so you have to be careful when you sit down on it. There is a lot of spider webs both on the front porch and on the balcony, so we did not fancy sitting outside, even when the weather was good. We did not see any bugs inside the apartment though.
The hosts had promised to change towels every three days, but they did not change them during our four nights stay. Besides that, communication with the host was very good. They are very responsive by email, and the information and directions we received were good.
Thanks for leaving us feedback and for staying with us. It was a pleasure to host you and your partner. Sorry to hear about the small issues you experienced. This is not reflective of the usual and awesome guest experiences and reviews we have so they concern me. We've been hosting for almost 4 years and had 180+ glowing reviews so any time a guest is unhappy it really bothers me. We're available to contact by phone or email 24/7 during your stay in case there is anything we can do to ensure you have an unforgettable stay.
We do apologise about the towel change but we did in fact ask you twice during your stay if you wanted a changeover and you decided not to have until the very last night. Consequently it was difficult to come and deliver you new towels during the night.
We will look into the maintenance issues asap. We've always had faultless feedback on our property and the beautiful garden and want to continue getting praised for that (We cant do anything about bugs outside!) so I'll ensure that we rectify any issues :-)
Once again thanks for staying and hope to see you back in the near future.
I had an excellent stay in Rabbhi's place, just as described, the water out side the front door, balcony in the back with access to a park, close to transport and very communicative hosts, would recommend a stay.
The apartment had all the essentials for a fun visit to London. It is a bit of a hike form the Tube station but we found a bus line that will take you right there if you don't have a car. We enjoyed our stay and Rabbhi was very helpful and made the experience a joy.
Great studio apartment which was exactly as advertised.
Superb location for the O2 and for exploring Canary Wharf and further into London. Fabulous that there is free parking and it is outside of the congestion charge zone.
Rabbhi and Shabbir were quick to respond to any emails and questions and whilst we did not get to meet either of them, we were given clear instructions on how to arrive at the studio and also how to access it.
Would recommend this studio to anyone wanting to explore london.
Thank you Rabbhi and Shabbir.
My girlfriend and I had a great stay at Rabbhi's place. Very quiet and cozy, we slept like bears the two night we spent there. We had all the confort we needed. The bathroom especially was magnificient : royal style with all the product we could imagine to get fresh and clean (the lady really appreciated it).
The apartment is well located too. Easy to get there, not too far from the center but far enough to chill from all the crowd of London.
Unfortunately Rabbhi and we couldn't meet but all the directives he left was more than enough to feel like home. His mother also came by to check if everything was okay.
In conclusion I would warmly recommend this place if you want to play the tourist during the day but also spend peaceful night.
Thanks for leaving us feedback and for staying at our apartment. It was a pleasure hosting you! We're delighted that you slept like sleepy bears :-) Sorry that I couldn't get to meet you in person but we always have people on hand to respond to any questions or provide tips. We are always on-site so I am glad that you felt like you were taken care of.
We look forward to hopefully hosting you again in the near future!
Dealing with Rabbhi was easy and fluid. The apartment was exactly as describes. Clean, practical, comfortable, relaxing, quiet, cosy and perfect for my partner and I to get away from the hustle and bustle of london for one night. Kitchen was well stocked! Which is great because we cooked up a feast! Awesome selection of DVDs.....seriously, I wanted to nick them all!!! A lovely little apartment. Great host, flexible and accommodating. I left my earring and they are posting it to me :) I recommend.
Rabbhi and Shabbir have an amazing apartment in a peaceful area close to transport links to London. They were very accommodating willing to help out in any situation. The washing machine was out of order and they picked up our laundry and returned it, the linen and towels were laundered every 3 days and the apartment was cleaned at the same time. We highly recommend this apartment and should we ever return to London we will certainly check the availability of this apartment.
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About the Host, Rabbhi
Hi! I'm a London born Digital Communications consultant and I also rent out an apartment which I've been doing for a few years now.
I'm friendly and open in my nature and love enjoying London, cinema and traveling. Having hosted countless people through airbnb it is always a lovely experience to meet new people. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me!