Wonderful one bedroom apartment located in the old Bryant & May matchstick factory development in East London. With double height ceiling and open plan layout it benefits from being within a secure, gated and staffed estate. Perfect for city breaks.
Thanks for looking at my apartment in Bow, East London. Situated within the grounds of the old Bryant & May matchstick factory it benefits from gated and secure entry and is surrounded by lovely gardens and ponds.
The flat has one bedroom which will sleep two adults and one small child, for which a Mamas and Papas travel cot is provided. It cannot accept guests I'm afraid. An electric blanket is in place for those who like it toasty in bed and it's dual zone to cater for those who do not! All bedding and towels are of course provided as well as an iron, ironing board and a memory foam neck support pillow is available should you feel you want to use it also.
It has a double height ceiling and a huge south westerly facing window with views out towards Canary Wharf and The O2 from the 4th floor of the block but this is more like the 8th floor given the ceiling heights.
There is a TV with Blu Ray player and small (but quality) selection of films, free to use WIFI. The kitchen has a full quota of pots and pans for your use along with tea and coffee making and a toaster.
The estate has its own shop which is very handy for breakfasts (really nice fresh croissants) and supplies of food, drink and any essentials you might've forgotten. There is also a bar on site which has a fantastic curry kitchen (they'll deliver to your door) as well as doing a good old fashioned cooked breakfast at the weekends.
There is no parking but given advance notice I can arrange this with the estate office. The charge is £15 per day and the car park is fully secure, within the complex and away from the street. At weekends parking is available for free in nearby locals streets.
The bustling day and night spots of London's East End are all within easy reach by tube, bus and bike and the financial districts of Canary Wharf and the City are pretty much on the doorstep.
Travel times are roughly:
- 5 min walk from Bow Church DLR
- 5 mins walk to bustling Roman Rd Market (Tues, Thur, Sat)
- 8 mins walk from Bow Road Tube
- 10 mins to Canary Wharf
- 10 mins walk to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- 10 mins walk to Victoria Park
- 15 mins to The O2 (easy bus journey, great for beating the queues after events!)
- 15 mins to Westfield Stratford City (Europe's largest shopping centre)
- 15 mins from Liverpool Street station
- 25 mins from London City Airport (DLR)
- 30 mins to Central London
- 45 mins from Stansted Airport (National Express stop at the end of the road)
I will usually try to meet my guests on arrival and then leave you to it. I am always on hand however should you need any help with anything and am happy to be contacted at any time whether for help, advise or ideas.
For longer stays I may ask for occasional access just to spruce the place up to make my life easier come the end of your stay. This will be arranged with you in advance though if relevant.
I'd like to think I can offer you a place with superb location, that is clean and comfortable, has history and charm with modern convenience and amenities, that is safe and secure and provides a great base from which to work or simply enjoy London.
Please note - as a one bedroom apartment it is most suited to 2 adults and a small child. For three adults to stay it requires that one person makes use of an air mattress (which I can provide, with bedding) which fits in the living room area. It is quite comfortable but it does mean that this person is open to the noise and light coming through the window in the morning as there is no curtain.
To many of my guests this is not an issue but I appreciate that it might not be suitable for everyone and I do not want anyone to be disappointed with their stay.
Please consider this before making a booking if you are more than 2 people. Do feel free to contact me with any questions.
Dominic's apartment was exactly as described on airbnb and my husband and I were very, very happy with everything about it. Dominic's communication during the booking process was faultless and all the nice little touches in the flat made it extra special, e.g. fresh milk in the fridge for us. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in London - it was only minutes from the DLR and the Tube which made getting around very easy and we were able to get free on-street parking at the weekend just across from the entrance. Thank you Dominic.
Dominic's flat was great, and he was a perfect host. I would recommend his place to anyone. The location is great. Just far enough from the hustle and bustle so its quiet, but close enough to be at the Tube in minutes. The Bow Quarter is really an amazing place. It has its own store, restaurant, and bar, and everyone there is a new friend in waiting. The whole experience made my first visit to London one of my best vacations. Dominic is very helpful and informative. He filled me in on what, when, and where to see in London, and was instantly responsive to any questions I may have had. Again, the perfect host. I am definitely looking forward to coming back in the future.
Dominic was a very helpful, friendly host, his reply to questions is pretty fast!! We had a great time in his very, very nice apartment. The only thing is, it is close to a track and you can hear this. But it didn't bother us, we slept well and every thing was fine. The apartment is in an beautiful area (an old factory), there is a little supermarket in this area, and it is close to the underground (circle line). I will Dominic ask again, for my next trip to London. Thank's a lot!
We stayed a week in Dominic's accommodation and loved every minute of it. Dominic met us and went through everything with us, very helpful. The flat was exactly as described and it was light and warm. The grounds are well kept and pleasant to sit in. We are returning to Dominic's flat for another week at the end of our holiday and look forward to returning to our Bow "home"!
We enjoyed our stay in Dominics beautiful flat, where everything you need is provided. The surrounding Bow-quarter is very beautiful. Dominic is a very hospitable person, he gave us good advices how to explore london. Just the trains in the area have eben sometimes a little bit noisy.
We had a perfect stay at Dominic's place. Perfect location with very near subway station. He was very helpful at the check in . Thank you Dominic!
Very charming little appartment, Dominic is very welcoming, but there s a main problem with trains noises, impossible to sleep from 5.30 am, it should be clearly mentionned and shown on a picture, cause we felt trapped...It s litterally on railways.
This was my first time using airbnb, Dominic was responsive and helpful and his apartment was everything we expected.
Dominic even alerted us to the fact there would be train cancelations while we were there which saved us a lot of trouble when we were leaving, and sent us a txt halfway through our stay to check we were ok.
I would definitely stay here again.
I had a very pleasant stay in this apartment. Great location, easy access to public transport. Dominic made sure that our stay would be as comfortable as possible. If I will need a place to stay in London again definitely I will contact Dominic.
Great flat and close to all transport links. Dominic was a great host and was on hand to answer any questions we had. The flat was clean and as pictured. I would highly recommend this flat.
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