About this listing
In the very trendy Bermondsey street & Bermondsey square, off Tower Bridge road, around the corner to the White cube gallery, London fashion and textile museum, London design museum, the Shard, halfway between Bond street & Shoreditch 24/7 concierge
Your room: a real kingsize double bed, a thick carpet for the cold weather, wardrobe and a desk if you need to work.
A private bathroom with towels.
Common: there is a big common space kitchen/ living room and dining room, opening on a big terrace on the park. The kitchen is fully equipped as I am myself a busy cook (good cook would be pretentious but my friends have their habits on my menu) and authentic fool wooden floors. The LIVING ROOM corner is cozy and busy with books, many in French but also in English and other. There is a intriguing book on London history that I didn’t read yet but you are welcome to precede me in having a look.
Free fast WIFI is unlimited- so in the very improbable case you are bored please be my guest.
Interaction with guests
I personally have lived in a number of countries, travelled around including solo, and speak fluently French if you need- my other spoken languages are less common ;-)
So let me know if and how I can help- I will always be happy to be there.
Local FOOD: as indicated, in addition to Hej cafe, Shortwave cinema and the restaurants on the square, we are around the corner of Bermondsey street with pubs, Vietnamese Pho and noodles, the French bistro Casse-Croute, hot tapas bar Jose and his big brother Pizzaro, the Italian Antico, many others and... Don't forget the famous Champor Champor (Malaysian flying high), the Borough market, and the very private organic market on Saturdays mornings on our square
TOURISM: If you have time for theatre, there are the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Old and Young Vic Theatres, the National Theatre and the BFI. If needed, at the ground floor of the building , we have the Shortwave Arthouse cinema with projection room and coffee/bar and local community life. You will also see a very busy moroccan restaurant and bar. The couscous is Moroccan, not Libyan nor Tunisian, just Moroccan… They are open since early in the morning for breakfast through lunch with take away or eat-in and diner. Having lived for years in Belgium, I have very high expectations on food, bread and pastries and I can confirm the food is to my standards amazing, totally fresh and balanced. I buy there my bread and cakes that are delicious… but also imported jam, olive oil… On Fridays there is an antique market on the square, with a fancy mixed crowd.
Don’t forget to visit the Borough food market which is amazing to have drinks and snacks, with organic fresh farmers’ food.
To go out, the area, including the Thames bank is a endless flow of bars, pubs, restaurants between Tower Bridge and Waterloo, so let me know which style you prefer and I can make suggestions.
The flat is highly connected, it is in zone 1- in addition to the Jubilee and Northern lines, just down the flat you have 5 buses connecting you to all parts of London/ Waterloo, Tate, Bond street, Shoreditch, Piccadily, Chelsea, Hyde Park…
Other things to note
Will you arrive by air or Eurostar? Gatwick airport it is only 30 minutes on the train to London Bridge station. Heathrow is about an hour by tube and train via Paddington station or A bit longer on the tube by the Piccadilly line. Let me know your itinerary and I will provide full info.
Eurostar: 20 minutes via the northern line.
Guests are expected to behave responsibly, to respect the flat and keep it as it was when they arrived. Other people than those booked can only be invited to the flat after obtaining my formal approval. No parties are to be held by guests at this flat.
Guests should also respect the neighbours and the property calm and security. Guests can use the kitchen and take meals home.
I am from Belgium. I love travelling and ski. I travelled in SE Asia, China, Tibet, Indonesia, Central America, US, Europe, Russia In my travels I had the chance to be hosted by private hosts and it was discovering the pleasure of staying at private homes rather than in sterile hotel rooms.
If needed, I speak French, Flemish, Hebrew- and otherwise we can use (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)Translate
I love meeting people, relaxing and even hyper-relaxing. Cheers