About This Listing
The perfect flat for holidays should make it easy for you to benefit from all that London can give in a few (though exciting) days. I am pleased to propose you such a haven in one of the most central location of London !
Our flat is located in zone 1, 6/7 minutes from Elephant & Castle station. From there it takes only 6 minutes by tube to go to Trafalgar Square and its museums, and 10 to Westminster and Oxford Circus with all its trendy shops.
9 bus lines stop just round the corner and among them 7 are running 24/7 !
You can even get to Westminster or Tower Bridge walking in around 20 minutes.
The flat is bright and full of light, rooms are spacious and it has a modern and elegant decoration which will make you feel right at home. It boasts a brand new kitchen with all appliances and cookwares, a large living with a comfortable convertible sofa, a balcony with a view on the residence's courtyard, a beautiful bathroom and a large double room with a wonderful bed.
2 can sleep in the bed and 2 can sleep in the sofa.
I will pick you up at Elephant & Castle station at your arrival and show you the flat. If you have questions, I'm always glad to help !
THE FLAT COMPRISES
Accomodation for 4 people. There is one double bed and one comfortable convertible sofa with a built-in mattress. It is really easy to unfold.
All bed linens are provided.
There is a big wardrobe and drawers in the bedroom.
A fully fitted brand new kitchen. You will find a oven, a stove, a micro-wave oven, a dishwasher, a fridge and a freezer.
There is all the needed kitchen appliances : kettle, toaster, expresso coffee machine (I provide the caps!).
You can utilize a wide range of cookwares, dishes and tablewares.
You will also find some simple food in the placards so that you don't have to rush in a supermarket on your (website hidden) (50 channels) with a flat screen, Internet access, a DVD player with some movies, adaptators so that you can plug your European devices !
You will have a set of towels and some shower gel, toothpaste, and other basics in the bathroom. There is a hairshower and a large bathtub, and a blow-dryer.
The flat is located in a lively up-and-coming area South of the Thames. It is safe, benefits from all amenities and from quick transports links to all directions.
Shops : there is a shopping center with a supermarket close to Elephant & Castle station and many shops such as groceries around the flat.
You will find some pubs, cafés and restaurants on Walworth Road and around the station. You can easily get to Waterloo, Southwark and borough area where you will find every kind of restaurants.
Clubs : Elephant & Castle is an up-and-coming area for clubbing with the famous Ministry of Sound and the Corsica Studios. It's also close to Vauxhall where you will find a dynamic nightlife.
Sightseeing and Museums : From the flat it's really easy to get to the Thames banks, by foot, by bike or by bus and from there you can have a walk around Westminster, Tate Modern Museum, and Tower Bridge and Tower Hill if you go in the East.
The Globe Theater (when Shakespeare's plays where performed) and the Imperial War Museum are also close.
Tube : the station is only 6/7 minutes walking distance from the flat. It gives access to the Bakerloo line and the Northern line. Other lines can be reached easily by making changes after a few stops.
Buses : There are dozens of bus lines around Elephant & Castle station and among them, 9 stop just around the corner ! 7 of them are running 24/7.
Bikes : You will find many « Barclays Bike » docking stations where it is possible to hire a bike. It is free for less than half an hour and only £ 2/day.
By foot : Westminster and Tower Bridge can be reached by foot (around 20 minutes).
Having arrived at 9pm in a city we had not traveled to before it was great that Matthieu could meet us at the station and show us through the apartment. He also pointed out a lovely little cafe that did a great cheap breakfast and coffee. The appartment was very spacious with very good security and great amenities. Great fully functional kitchen and laundry with the added bonus of free WiFi. All in all a great place that is only two stops to waterloo station.
We found the flat as described. Very neat and well-positioned. The flat is close to everything on the south side of the river and convenient to the tube and the bus lines. Matthieu was very courteous and helped with all the questions we had. Staying at Matthieu's flat was a good experience and I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to stay on that side of the river.
Mathieu was very diligent in making sure that our arrival was perfectly timed. He was patient with us even though our travels got delayed driving in from Bristol after meetings. He was friendly when we arrived and gave us a detailed tour of the property. The apartment was clean, and everything we needed was there. The neighborhood is quite alright. There is a lot of construction in the area, it looks like that side of town is getting a makeover. There are a lot of cool spots nearby to eat, but also it was easy to get to anywhere outside of the immediate area. It's so easy to get to the train station.
The building itself seems very safe and secure. It's a gated area, and you need a e-key to get onto the property and into the building and on the appropriate floor. The only drawback I had was that there is only one key for the apartment and the building, so my friend and I had a bit of trouble coordinating our schedules, considering we had different itineraries while we were there. One night I got locked out of the building late, as my friend fell asleep waiting for me to return. I hated to, but I had to text Matthieu and ask him for a special code and there was none, but he immediately took a taxi over to make sure that I got into the building safely. That's customer service. Thank you Mattieu for taking care of us!
Matthieu was very helpful and welcoming. He met us at the station and gave us tips on the local area. The flat was spotless and looked exactly as in the listing. Would definitely recommend it!
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans cet appartement lumineux et suffisamment spacieux, même à trois. Les lieux sont propres, calmes, fonctionnels et très sécurisés. La station de bus et métro Éléphan and Castle à proximité est un gros atout. Les magasins d'alimentation pratiques et ouverts tardivement sont également très accessibles de l'appartement. Merci à Matthieu pour son accueil et ses indications utiles pour s'orienter dans les visites.
Nous reviendrons avec plaisir dans ce logement.
Mathieu è un ospite perfetto! E' molto disponibile e gentile anche prima della partenza: chiedetegli qualunque chiarimento o suggerimento sulla casa, sul viaggio, sui posti da visitare, sui ristoranti, su come muoversi, e lui vi darà informazioni precise e dettagliate rispondendovi molto velocamente. La casa è veramente OK, ed è proprio come la vedete descritta sul sito (nessuna sorpresa all'arrivo): è pulita ovunque, ben arredata e dotata di tutto quanto vi può servire per un soggiorno breve o lungo. Non preoccupatevi di nulla al vostro arrivo, troverete quanto vi serve, in bagno e in cucina... La posizione è veramente ideale: la fermata del bus è a poche decine di metri, i bus sono molto frequenti e potete raggiungere il centro in poco tempo osservando Londra dal top del bus (è meglio del metrò, che comunque è molto vicino alla casa e si raggiunge in meno di 10 minuti a piedi). Sotto casa anche un negozio per la spesa e bar per la colazione. Insomma, tutto molto OK. E' la prima volta che viaggio con Airbnb (ero con mio marito e mia figlia di 21 anni): l'esperienza è stata molto positiva, sicuramente anche grazie a Mathieu! Se tornerò a Londra, verrò sicuramente ancora ad Amelia street. Casa consigliata vivamente a tutti!!
About the Host, Matthieu
My name is Matthieu, I'm a French born guy from Paris but I have been living in London for a couple of years, which is the perfect city if you are a curious person with eclectic tastes ! I am fond of art and architecture and I am passionate about food (so don't hesitate to ask me by favourite addresses ;) ). I am myself a huge traveler and have been to many european countries, Indonesia, and South America. During my trips, I always felt more comfortable in welcoming and warm accomodations than in classic hotels which often "lack" life ! That's what I keep in mind when entrusting you my flat, and I hope to make it the perfect haven for your stay in London.
I can speak English, French and fluent Spanish (and understand a little bit of Italian) so if you need any informations about the flat or tips about the city feel free to ask in any of these languages !
Je m'appelle Matthieu et j'ai été éduqué en France bien que cela fasse plusieurs années que je vis à Londres, la ville parfaite pour toute personne curieuse et aux goûts éclectiques ! J'apprécie beaucoup l'art et l'architecture et j'adore la gastronomie (donc n'hésitez pas à me demander mes adresses londoniennes préférées ;) ). J'ai beaucoup voyagé, dans divers pays européens, en Indonésie et en Amérique du Sud. Durant mes voyages, je me suis toujours senti plus à l'aise dans les endroits chaleureux et accueillants que dans les hôtels plus classiques qui manquent de vie ! C'est ce que j'ai à l'esprit en vous confiant mon appartement et j'espère pouvoir en faire l'endroit parfait pour votre séjour à Londres.
N'hésitez pas à me consulter que ce soit au sujet de l'appartement ou si vous avez besoins d'idées et de conseils pour votre voyage à Londres !