Very good value two double bedroom flat with a living room + balcony in the heart of London's hippest district, surrounded by pop-ups, vintage shops, street markets, organic cafes and trendy clubs. I'm an expert on London, can give you great advice
Lovely 2 bedroom apartment with a spacious living room and a balcony. Both bedrooms have a double bed and in the living room there is a sofa that also extends into a double bed.
The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, fridge, oven, washing machine, toaster, sandwich maker, kettle, blender, mixer … Also all utensils and cups, plates, pots and pans, etc But I'm guessing you will not be cooking much with amazing restaurants and street markets surrounding you and tempting you with delicious and inventive food offers.
In the flat you have at your disposal
- literature on London and UK. Maps, books, guides, Time Out magazines ... I know London extremely well and am very happy to advise.
- fast unlimited wifi
- plug adaptors
- iron and ironing board
- phone SIM cards (for iPhones and Androids) with British numbers
- free kitchen supplies like coffee, tea, sugar, salt, oil, washing up liquid, bin bags ...
- free bathroom supplies (toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap, cotton balls ...)
- cards, memory game, dominoes ...
- first aid kit and sewing kit
- baby travel cot
One clean towel per person and one pair of clean bed sheets per bed.
Great transport links - Old Street station is 8 minutes walk away and you have about 6 more underground stations within a 20 minute walk.
Guests have the whole flat to themselves. They have access to a fully furnished kitchen.
There is also a balcony and private parking.
I am an expert on London so feel free to ask anything. The flat has issues of Time Out, the ultimate guide to things to do in London every week. There are also maps, brochures and guide books on London and UK.
Interaction with Guests
I'll meet you at check-in, and you can call me at any time day or night for assistance throughout your stay. I'm also happy to recommend things to do and places to go in London.
SHOREDITCH/HOXTON/THE CITY AREA
Flat is in Shoreditch, zone 1, Central London. It is between East London and City of London so it has the best of both worlds. City of London is where London started so it’s the oldest part of London, the original London. Nowadays also quite formal and business like. The East End is the complete opposite, a young, very vibrant and interesting area, full of galleries, street markets, pubs, restaurant and clubs. You will not be bored!
The flat is in a quiet street so you can sleep peacefully but all the fun is a few seconds away once you feel up for it. There are also food stores, a 24 hour shop and fast food places just around the corner.
Shoreditch and East London is also famous for thousands of new start-ups in the last five years. Old street roundabout is now "Tech City" and people refer to it also as "Silicon Roundabout".
PLACES OF INTEREST
2 minutes to Hoxton street market
Food stalls, browsing, knick a brack, pubs, restaurants, Hoxton street Monster Supplies …
3 minutes to Shoreditch Park
Jogging, perhaps? Also has a great gym. Hosts music and other festivals in summer.
5 minutes to Regent’s Canal
You can have a lovely walk along the canal, grab a coffee, go to hipster Broadway market (25 minutes walk) or if you really like walking all the way to Camden Market along the canal (about an hour).
5 minutes to Hoxton square
Centre of nightlife in the area. Go to Hoxton Square bar and kitchen to see a great gig or to Zigfrid von Underbelly.
5 minutes to Breakfast Club
Best breakfast in town. Try The Full Monty (elsewhere called the English Breakfast). Prepare to queue. It's very popular!! To avoid queues go in the evening, they have happy hour and do an amazing mojito :-)
8 minutes to Shoreditch Grind
Delicious coffee and popular with location independent entrepreneurs.
9 minutes to Geffrye museum
devoted to the history of the home, showing how homes and gardens reflect changes in society, behaviour, style and taste over the past 400 years.
9 minutes to XOYO club
The most popular club at the moment. There is also Mother, Plastic People, Cargo and so many others within walking distance.
13 minutes to (website hidden) Campus
Co-working space in the heart of East London’s Tech City that’s powered by (website hidden) to offer start-ups the tools they need to succeed. Seven floors of flexible work space, free high-speed internet and support to fuel your ideas, from mentoring programmes to networking events and much more.
15 minutes to Columbia Flower market
On Sunday the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers. Everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs. Street is one of the few streets in the country composed of sixty independent shops so it's great to visit even if it's not a Sunday. Small art galleries sit next to cup cake shops, vintage clothes stores, English and Italian delis, garden and antique shops. There is also a wealth of great pubs, cafes and restaurants.
18 mins to Spitalfields market
London's oldest market. Best on a Sunday when the main market is open but there are other markets on other days. Spitafields market is surrounded by independent shops that offer cutting edge fashion and interiors, original artworks and food. It's full of cafes, bars and awarding winning restaurants. Just across the street you will also find Poppies Fish and Chips, chosen as the best place to serve Fish and Chips by Time Out. You can't leave London without trying fish and chips.
20 minutes to Brick Lane
Needs no introduction probably. Long street once famous for Indian food and nowadays for great vintage shops, bars and amazing Sunday market. Don't forget to get a bagel at the renown 24 hour Brick Lane Beigel Bake, a piece of London history.
20 minutes to Barbican centre
The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the City of London and is the largest of its type in Europe. The Centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. The architecture of the building is amazing.
Flat is very central and has amazing transport links to all parts of London and to all airports.
Closest underground station is Old Street station, which is 8 minutes walk away.
The flat is (WALKING distance according to (website hidden) maps)
8 minutes to Old Street station
10 minutes to Hoxton station
14 minutes to Shoreditch High Street Station
20 minutes to Moorgate station
22 minutes to Liverpool Street Station
23 minutes to Angel station
23 minutes to Barbican station
27 minutes to Farrindgon station
Other Things to Note
Q - What Time is Check out?
A - 1:00pm. So you can sleep in late. There is nothing worse than having to leave at 10am, That is one thing I dislike about hotels.
Q - Can I Check out late?
A - No, sorry
Q - What Time is Check in?
A - 6:00pm
Q - Can I check in early?
A - Unfortunately not. The flat needs to be cleaned after the last guest. Exceptions can be made on occasion if it’s a Saturday or Sunday and there were no guests on a previous night.
Q - Can I drop my bags there early?
A - No, but 'Left Luggage' is a great company found at many stations across London, including Liverpool St, Kings Cross, Victoria …
Q - Do I have to walk up stairs?
A – The flat is on the first floor so there are about 10 steps.
Q- Can I check in Late?
A- I need to know the times of your flights beforehand. There is an extra fee for check in after 11pm (if we agree on the time).
Q- Is it completely Private
Q - Do I have the whole apartment?
A – Yes.
Q- Are you situated near the city
A- The flat is in ZONE 1 which is the centre of the city. Near Tower of London, St Pauls etc. This is the City Centre officially and the oldest part of London. However, this is the East End, NOT the West End as most tourists think (Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford st). It is still zone 1 but you will have to catch a short train or bus ride to the West End.
Q - What is the closest Transport
A – Old street station is 8 minutes walk away. There are also buses 3 minutes walk away.
Q - Is there parking?
A – Yes. You can park on the street for free during weekends and after 6pm and for a fee outside of those times.
Q - Is there a TV in the house?
A – No, sorry. There is no TV but there are games and cards available if you need entertainment.
Q - Is there Wi-fi?
A – Yes. The flat has fast and free wi-fi. Password is written on the router.
Check in is after 6pm and check out by 1pm.
No parties and no outside guests, please.
There is an extra £60 for check in after 11pm (payable on arrival).
Please let me know the time of your arrival and departure before you book (time of your flights/airports), thanks. I check in every guest personally because I want to meet you so I need to know the times in advance, thanks.
Feel like at my home in my house and respect it like it's yours and take care of it.
Tres bel Appartement, tres cosy, tres propre et idéalement situé ! Accueil irréprochable ! Nous recommendons fortement cet appartement pour un week end londonien entre amis !
Tanja's apartment is superbly located for exploring the east end, in particular Shoreditch area ansd all its trendy markets and cafes. It's within an easy walk of the tube. The apartment is clean and neat and perfect for a short stay. Thanks for the helpful guides and maps too.
Tanja was great. Apartment and all comforts were available as discussed with Tanja before we arrived. She went to the extra trouble of getting a travel cot organised to make night times easier for everyone. We had a terrific time and the apartment was ideally located with ease to public transport for both walking toddler and pusher.
The flat was cozy and located in a great area, close to a tube stop and to the Brick Lane and Spitalfields areas. Tanja met us there and provided us with SIM cards and gave us useful tips on London.
I only have good things to say about Tanja.
She answered all my mails very quickly before going, she had a lot of information ready for us once we arrived (guides, maps, magazines) and told us everything we needed to know about the neighbourhood (shops, underground, markets). She was very kind.
And the house is simply perfect.
The location is great, close to some underground stations (including Liverpool Street which is very usefull for the airport bus), also close to lots of restaurants and pubs but in a quiet street. The weather outside was cold but the house was warm and very comfortable.
It was really nice coming back at night, after a winter day walking around London, and feel like home.
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I am very easy going and love traveling and going out. I adore London and all it has to offer so can give you lots of advice and I am also equipped with all sorts of guide books about London :-) I am a journalist, very interested in movies, photography and anthropology.
I live in Shoreditch, which is definitely the best area in London. If you want to book my place please do introduce yourself and tell me more about your trip and your group. I like to know who I am welcoming into my home.