A microcosm of London's shifting ethnic patterns, the area around Brick Lane in East London was once associated with poor slums and the scene of the crime for the Jack the Ripper murders. Whilst the notorious pub Ten Bells still stands, the area itself is now extremely popular with London’s edgy and artistic crowd, featuring galleries, restaurants, markets and festivals throughout the year.
The Old Truman Brewery at 91 Brick Lane houses a vibrant market where up-and-coming designers set up shop every Sunday selling a unique variety of clothes, handbags and jewellery. There are also vintage clothing stores and chic boutiques dotted around the area.
Brick Lane has always been famed for its many authentic curry restaurants. It now also has a reputation for its warehouse art exhibitions and trendy clubs and bars. So, before your East London experience is complete, be sure to head to the Vibe Bars beer garden or 93 Feet East (150 Brick Lane) which has become an East End institution well known for its eclectic mix of live music and intimate atmosphere.
COLUMBIA STREET FLOWER MARKET
For an authentic East London experience, nothing comes close to Columbia Road market on a Sunday morning. Jam packed with the best blooms in the capital, it’s a lively and pretty noisy affair (and not for those who prefer peace and quiet on a Sunday), with salt-of-the-earth Eastender types, shouting at the top of their lungs and all trying to outdo one another's patter.
During the rest of the week you can dine and shop at the rest of the quaint little restaurants and boutiques.
1 bed apartment with all the mod cons in London's trendy Shoreditch. The property is located next to a host of bars, cafes and galleries in the vibrant heart of London's fashion quarter.
The apartment has a very spacious lounge with two double sofa beds. The whole apartment is newly refurbished to an excellent standard with a new bathroom, refitted kitchen and tasteful decoration. This will be a perfect launchpad for ventures all over London.
The apartment has got full wooden flooring, fitted kitchen and a good-sized bathroom/wc.
The kitchen has all mod cons.
The apartment is located approximately 5 minutes walk from Hoxton Underground Station and 10 minutes from Old Street.
Numerous buses at the doorstep day or night that serve The City and The West End.
The list goes on and on-
Local Park-2 mins.
2 Major Supermarket-5-10 mins.
Childhood Museum-10 mins.
Columbia Flower Mkt-30 seconds.
Brick Lane,Shoreditch-5 mins.
A really vibrant area with so much to do when you are not busy out there shopping.
There is a basic breakfast, tea and coffee is all inclusive in the price.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
All went well with the apartment, is as advertised. Good location and very easy check in. Would have liked a second set of keys but that wasn't possible as we had differing schedules.
Nice location, near to Tube Station and a lot shops nearby.
It was a decent place. We got there on a Sunday and the flower market nearby was enchanting. Not too far away from Brick Lane and public transportation but the apartment itself was the bare minimum for a comfortable stay. That being said, that's all we were really looking for so it worked out.
A very nice little flat. Good value for money.
The location is just perfect. I loved the vibe of shoreditch. The house is perfect for 3 or 4 people but don't book it if you are 5. You won't be able to move anymore ;) Kaz was very kind answering the phone very late to help us open the door which is a bit tricky, but works. Catch doubledecked bus instead of metro to get here: it stops just in front of the block the apt is, near the Marksman Pub.
Best: location and neighborhood
Worst: cleaning standard
buena situación del apartamento, mucha tranquilidad.
espacio pequeño y un poco antiguo.
The homeowner Kaz is an helpful and kind person. The apartment we rented was tiny for five people but perfect for two or three. It was not very clean but you can find cleaners, broom and hoover in the house. It is ideally situated because there is an underground station (Hoxton) and a few bus stops near the flat. Overall it was a good stay.
Appartment was clean, Kaz described the access to it in details so there weren't any problems to find the place&keys.
We missed some additional pots in the kitchen.
Recommend in general.
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