About this listing
Elephant & Castle is unofficially known as South-East London's Latin Quarter. It is very central with nowhere in central London more than 45 minutes' travel away.
What I favour the most about my apartment is the view over Canary Wharf and the reflection of the sunset in its glass towers.
Nicknamed by some as the 'razor building' due to its three rooftop wind turbines, Strata is, at present, the tallest residential building in London.
Elephant & Castle is conveniently located for very easy access to Borough Market, Bermondsey Street, Maltby Street Market, the West End, South Bank, the City of London and Canary Wharf.
A 24 hour concierge ensures security for all residents and a television, wireless internet, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, towels and hairdryer are all provided.
Guests will be welcomed by myself (or very rarely, my long term housekeeper, Maria) to the apartment to ensure all is in order. I have lived in the neighbourhood for more than ten years and would be happy to share local knowledge and recommendations - please ask.
Elephant & Castle is one of the best connected destinations in London, offering easy access to the City, West End, East End, South Bank and popular suburbs in the south-west, such as Brixton and Clapham. Two underground lines, Bakerloo and Northern, as well as 28 bus routes, are all located less than five minutes' walk from the apartment.
Trains from Elephant & Castle overground train station offer connections to Herne Hill, Luton, Peckham, Wimbledon, Sevenoaks, St. Pancras, Streatham, Sutton and many more.
Where possible, I am happy to be flexible with check-in and check-out times. Please ask of you need to arrive earlier and I will do my best to accommodate.
I use Airbnb as a traveller as I do not wish to be bound by numerous rules and conditions and I have always assumed my guests feel the same. A few unfortunate experiences have however forced me to stipulate the following:
1. A maximum of two guests.
2. No pets or smoking.
3. Please be contactable via Airbnb during your journey and your stay.
4. Let me know if you are delayed. Before you are late e.g. ten minutes before we are due to meet is not acceptable I am afraid.
5. Let me know immediately in case of any damage or breakages. I would like to repair/replace items for the next guest.
6. A polite reminder that this is my home too and a request that guests keep this in mind during their stay.
I am a 37 year old professional, living and working in London, where I have lived since 1997 after spending my childhood in South Africa. I return to Cape Town as often as I am able however my list of 'must see/return to destinations' is so long I am struggling to keep up.
I love discovering the city of London (it is hard to keep up - there are new destinations every week!) and other parts of the world too. I am always very interested to know why people visit London and what they most look forward to - apart from those visiting on business of course.
I consider myself to be honest, polite and considerate. I really do believe in treating others like I would like to be treated. I am very tiny and clean and expect my guests to be the same.
Please do ask if you'd like to know anything else about me - I would happily share...within reason.