About This Listing
The best panoramic views in London with windows overlooking the city from each room. Decorated with original art pieces and handmade or designer furnishings in a neighbourhood buzzing with clubs, restaurants and galleries of international standard!!!
- sleeps up to 6 people
- high speed wifi
- multiple sets of keys provided
- selection of teas, coffee and cooking essentials
- high quality linen and towels
- shampoo and conditioner
- hairdryers in both rooms
- speakers and amp
- plenty of wardrobe space
- good table for working or eating
- wide selection of books and magazines
- original art, handmade and designer furnishings
- south-east facing with sunsets in winter and amazing sunrises all year round!
- free parking
- smoking allowed on balcony
- everything clean and ready upon arrival
- quick response to enquiries and questions
An entire two double bedroom flat in a quiet residential 1972 tower block with stunning panoramic views across the East End, City of London and the West End.
There is a large open plan living room/kitchen with 180 degree double glazed windows and balcony, bespoke wooden kitchen with Miele washing machine.
The sofa can be set up as a comfortable single bed and there is also another comfortable fold up single mattress which can be set up in any room.
The rooms have large windows looking onto the stunning city view with a bespoke wardrobe. The rest of flat has beautiful laminated wooden floors with tiles in the kitchen, bathroom (with shower and bath) and separate toilet.
There is also a soundsystem and guitar, although I'm afraid it's not suitable for parties as noise needs to be low in the evening.
I work as a performance artist and painter in my nearby studio and live nearby. I have lived in London all my life and in the block for 9 years. I love London and I particularly love this area. If you want any advice about cafes, restaurants, bars, galleries or other things to do I would be more than happy to help.
Please note that the two lifts are shared with 51 other flats. They are cleaned every morning but be aware that it's a characterful real life London block!
If I'm booked up on the dates you want, I have an almost identical flat in the same block - take a look at my other listings!
Guests have sole access to the whole two double bedroom flat with bathroom, living room and kitchen for up to 6 people.
Please note that the flat isn't suitable for parties or large gatherings and noise must be minimal in the evening and at night.
Interaction with Guests
I will either meet you when you arrive or leave keys either in the next door shop or in a key safe near the apartment.
The flat is just off Hoxton Street. For anyone less familiar with this area, it is on the doorstep of some of London's best galleries, great bars, clubs and weekend markets - A hub of creativity and fun.
On the doorstep of The City of London and easily accessible to the West End.
Walking directions from Old Street tube station will be sent to you in your confirmation e-mail and I can also provide other directions upon request.
There are bikes to hire directly outside the apartment and buses and train/underground stations a short walk away. There is also almost anything you could need within walking distance.
Hoxton Station: 7 minutes
Shoreditch High Street: 10 minutes
Old Street Station: 10 minutes
Liverpool Street Station: 20 minutes
Hoxton Square: 7 minutes
Hoxton Street Market (mainly Saturdays): 2 minutes
Brick Lane: 15 minutes
Colombia Flower Market (Sundays): 15 minutes
The most important rule is no music above laptop volume after 9pm. I have had many complaints from the neighbours about parties and it's come to the point where I may not be able to continue to rent the flat via airbnb if I get another complaint. For this reason there is a £100 fine if I receive any complaints from neighbours. Apologies to be so strict about this.
Please keep the room and living spaces exactly how they were found and report any breaks or accidents as soon as possible.
Please keep noise to a minimum after 10:30.
Lock both front doors when leaving the flat and lock the main door behind you when entering.
Please keep the kitchen clean and tidy.
Pets are welcome but please let me know in advance.
Please leave a reference after your stay!
We loved staying at Claire's apartment. The views are amazing, and Shoreditch is a really great area to stay, with lots of great bars, restaurants and cafes. Communication with Claire was easy and quick- even when she was in a different Timezone. Definitely recommended!
Claire was very welcoming and responsive, even though she was in New York during our stay in London. She responded quickly to e-mails, and answered our questions. The apartment was so cute. At first, when we arrived at the corner store to pick up our keys, the store owners had keys for the other property (29?) and insisted this was our property. We said that no, we had booked number 40, but he was insistent that this was the property we had booked. He suggested (in very broken English - was hard to understand him) that we go to the other unit and see if the cleaning person was there. Long story short (too late), the cleaning person happened to be there. She was very helpful and apologetic, and said we could leave our stuff while she finished cleaning.
Claire's apartment was so perfect for us - two adults and three teenage girls. We loved the openness and light everywhere, and the fact that we could look down on all the happenings in the neighborhood. We also loved the neighborhood - if you want to get away from the "touristy" feel of London and live like a real Londoner, this is it. Grocery stores, pubs, etc. are a block away, and the transportation is a few blocks away - very easy to get into town. Don't be discouraged by the somewhat plain and sometimes messy lobby and (email hidden)e apartment is so cozy and cute. Claire had everything there we needed - for cooking, for general living, etc. The one "issue" we had was that the bathroom light was out, so we had to shower in near darkness (she mentioned this problem in the guide). In short (again, too late), we would rent Claire's apartment again in a heartbeat, and would recommend it to friends.
Thanks for the great apartment in London! We especially loved the view, awesome experience and would recommend :)
Fantastic apartment with amazing views of London. Claire has an eclectic collection of books and great taste, plus she was very nice and accommodating. Highly recommend.
i just can repeat the things the other guests already said: the view ist incredible, the location of the flat really good and the interior quite nice.
claire was really very patient in answering all my questions, although she wasn't there, she took care of everything and in the end it was very easy to get the keys.
ich kann eigentlich nur bestätigen, was hier schon mehrfach geschrieben wurde: der blick ist wirklich beeindruckend, die wohnung nett und zweckmäßig eingerichtet.
der kontakt mit claire war toll, sie antwortete super schnell und auf alle meine fragen.
die wohnung liegt gut, nicht sehr weit von der innenstadt und auch sehr ruhig.
The place was lovely! Superb view, cool area, clean apartment!
Claire was an absolutely wonderful hostess. She made our stay incredibly easy and relaxing. The apartment is located in a wonderful part of London and the views are breathtaking. It was lovely to return to the contrasting home environment that provides a beautiful haven whilst staying in the city. Staying at Claire's really did make out stay in London very special
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About the Host, Claire
I was born in London and have lived in Shoreditch for 13 years.
My flats are full of original pieces of art and furniture by many artists and it's all for sale!
I exhibit frequently in both London and New York and I have art studios in Hoxton and Williamsburg.
I love London and I hope to show off the best of it!
I'm very happy to recommend local galleries, bars, cafes or clubs. It might also be possible to use my art studio, which is 3 minute walk from the flat.
I'm also a keen distance runner, so let me know if you want any advice on running routes. It's possible to run for 20 or 30 miles through parks, along canals, marshes and woodland - only being on a road for a couple of minutes from the flat!
I speak French, some Spanish and a little Japanese.