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.
Experience was great. Exactly as described on Airbnb. Cannot fault it. Flat was very nice. The hosts were extremely helpful. Would highly recommend! Location was ideal, just a short walk from the DLR. All in all, a very enjoyable break!
Immaculately presented Unit. Access to transport and very attractive surrounds. Great hosts!
Rabbhi was not there to greet us, but we were able to check ourselves in with no trouble at all. The hour after we arrived, I had a question about Wi-Fi access, and he replied quickly and helpfully.
The listing was accurate, and our stay was generally pleasant, but there were a number of small details which were a bit frustrating:
The highchair is stored disassembled, so you’ll need to assemble it when you arrive (and disassemble it when you leave). One side of the child cot wouldn’t lock into place, though it was still usable. The shower drains slowly, so you will need to use it quickly and not turn the water on too forcefully. The refrigerator was completely iced-over when we arrived, so we ended up turning it off and thawing it over the course of our stay.
Caveats excepted, we had a lovely stay. The neighborhood is great, and within 30 minutes walking distance of many attractions in Canary Wharf and Greenwich. We probably will not stay again, however.
Great flat, close to DLR (5 min) and Jubilee (15 min). Great hosts, they have a lot of movies in DVD, great communication, they even got my laundry in one day. The flat this big, wide, warm in cold days, with a separate kitchen. They also get my luggage after check-out, so that's very useful. I totally recommend the flat.
Just 5 minutes to the DLR, I was on a congress in the ExCel center. Everything was as described, the apartment is very quiet and has a view to a beautiful garden, which you may enter and enjoy.
Also going to the city 'center' is easy either by DLR or underground via Canary Wharf. Or use the Bus 15 from the DLR, sit down in the double decker upper deck and go (keep watching London!).Thanks a lot Rabbhi!
This studio is very well-appointed, with all the fittings and furnishings we needed. We only stayed one night but would have been very comfortable for a week, easily, and probably longer. The location is also excellent. Right next door is a marina with a wide range of very distinctive boats of all description, and the scenery of the city surrounds the place. We were able to walk from the underground and DLR stations with our luggage in tow, and the place was easy to find as well. The next time we are in London we will certainly look this place up again, and recommend it highly to our friends. Thanks, Rabbhi!
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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!
Very well stocked local convenience store. Get everything you need from here!Preston's Road London E14 9
An excellent restaurant serving up authentic Italian food. Reasonably priced and very friendly atmosphere. They do great takeaways too! Its 3 min walk from the apartment.Biscayne Ave Lon Greater London E14 9
The UKs most famous fresh fish market. If you can wake up early enough this is likely an experience that you will never forget. 5 min walk to the largest fresh fish market in Europe.Trafalgar Way London Greater London E14 5
Blackwall DLR station takes you the central london in 15minutes flat! The station is VERY close (4min walk). An open rail system, you can see diverse London from the train on the journey!
Award winning gastro pub. The food here is seriously good and its a great example of a historic British pub. The outdoor terrace has superb views of the thames and iconic Millennium DomeColdharbour London UK E14 9
Delightful little park in the heart of corporate canary wharf. A wide range of shops and amenities in the underground mall beneath.Canada Square Canary Wharf Greater London E14 5
Fantastic complex with great restaurants and bars for all budgets and types. Local amenities and shops as well as a wide range of entertainment options (parks, river walks, art galleries etc!)Canada Square London Greater London E14 1
Lots of nice restaurants and bars along the river walk here. No shortage of options!Marsh Wall London E14 9
The UK and Europes NO.1 entertainment complex and events venue. Always great shows, concerts and things going on here as well as restaurants and bars. Great place to visit.Peninsula Square London Greater London SE10
Metro station with direct tube to central london in 8mins. The nearest entrance to the apartment is 10minutes walk. You can reach central London in less than 25mins from my place.Cabot Place London E14 5
Local multi-plex movie theatreHertsmere Road London EN E14 4
Lovely location! Newly revived bohemian type area within 15min walk from the apartment. An arts/cultural venue (see website for listings) with several lovely cafes and restaurants around it.Orchard Place London E14 0JY
Local supermarket.East Ferry Road London E14 3
Londons best known city farm and fields. Great for the family but adults too. Loads to do here.Pier Street London Greater London E14 3
Travel the scenic way into central London via river boat. you can use rail cards and travel passes on them too! A very cheap and delightful way to get around. The pier is approx 20min walk.
Walk through the foot tunnel from here which gets you to the heart of Greenwich maritime village
Walk the historic river path into Central London. On a nice day this walk is absolutely fantastic. Narrow street has numerous pubs and eateries along it which all overlook the Thames.Narrow St Poplar England E14 8
The foot tunnel only 20 minutes walk along the riverside from the apartment gets you right to the heart of historic greenwich village. An absolutely fantastic and cultural part of london.Cutty Sark Gardens London SE10
Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Only 15 min by DLR or 40 min walk from the apartment (along the river path!)A300 City of London Greater London EC4R
Brick lane/ Shoreditch. Used to be known as Bangla town where Londons bengali immigrant community settled but is now one of Londons trendiest areas for restaurants/bars/ nightclubs. 20min awayBrick Ln London E1 6RL
Colourful market in the east end of London. Pick up fantastic art pieces, quirky clothing and decent souvenirs. Reach the market by bus or DLR in less than 25mins.Horner Square London Greater London E1 6E