About This Listing
The best panoramic views in London with windows overlooking the city from each room. Decorated with original art pieces, handmade and 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
- hairdryer in each room
- speakers and amp
- plenty of wardrobe space
- good table for working or eating
- desk and chair in bedroom
- quality art, handmade and designer furnishings
- southwest facing with sunrise in winter and great sunsets 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 an award winning 1972 ex-council tower block with stunning panoramic views across the East End, City of London and the West End. The flat is ideal for musicians as it has a piano, guitar and (a saxophone or flute may be borrowed on request).
There is a large open plan living room/kitchen with 180 degree double glazed windows and balcony, bespoke kitchen with washing machine. There is a day bed in the living room - just larger than a single bed which can be used for additional guests. There is also a spare single mattress which can be set up in any room.
There is also a huge aquarium with a terrapin!
Most of the furniture and furnishings are high-end designer or handmade by local artisans or designers.
The two bedrooms have large windows looking onto the stunning city view with large wardrobes. One of the bedrooms also has a desk.
The rest of flat has beautiful laminated floors with custom made digital tiles in the custom-made bathroom.
The flat has been used for films and magazine photoshoots. A feature film called 'Panic' was shot almost entirely in the flat and will be in cinemas in late 2014!
If the flat is booked 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
It's possible to arrive at any time after 3pm (possibly earlier upon request and night is not a problem). 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
Please keep the room and living spaces exactly how they were found and report any breaks or accidents as soon as possible.
Lock both front doors when leaving the flat and lock the main door behind you when entering.
Take rubbish out to the rubbish shoot in the hallway if it overflows.
Please keep the kitchen clean and tidy.
Please leave a reference after your stay!
Good sized, clean & tidy apartment in a fab location with great views of the city. Claire has everything well organised & is on hand to help.
Our stay at Claire's place was very good. Claire is helpful, flexible and easy to communicate with. The apartment is clean and provides everything you need, the neighbourhood does not look too good at a first glance but is charming and provides all you need. You have to walk a bit but you find multiple public transport stops. We enjoyed our stay and recommend the place!
Claire was very helpful and flexible with check in since we didn't know what time we were going to arrive. She was very responsive and easy to work with. The listing is very accurate but do be aware that if you have a lot of luggage it is quite a trek from Old Street tube station. You might want to take a cab. The neighborhood could be nicer but obviously Claire has no control over that. The WiFi was great. The apartment was comfortable and clean. Overall we really enjoyed our stay!
Our stay here was great. Claire was very easy to contact and helped us leave our bags in the apartment early in the day.
Apartment was very nice with a great view and cool turtle. For other groups of 4, note that bed 3 and 4 are a pull out mattress and futon-type bed but both were comfortable.
Thanks for having us!
Claire has been the entre time very helpful with all the info we needed. The three boys, my wife and myself enjoyed hanging out in this wonderful Apartment. The view towards the Financial district is very unique.
We experienced everything just the way Claire presents it. The neigborhood feels safe and very exciting
Die Wohnung war sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet - es hingen viele sehr ansprechende Bilder an der Wand, die Aussicht war fantastisch, genau wie beschrieben. Ein besonderes Erlebnis war auch, dass wir eine Wasserschildkröte im Appartement hatten - unsere Kinder liebten es, sie zu füttern - hier fanden wir die Idee sehr kreativ, denn das Aquarium war in unserem Esstisch integriert! Alles war sehr gut erklärt - es war eine Mappe vorhanden, in der alles gut beschrieben war: Hausordnung, Bedienungsanleitungen für elektrische Geräte, Füttern der Wasserschildkröte Aida etc. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, WLAN-Nützung (was wir besonders vorteilhaft fanden...) auch die Beschreibung des Weges, wie man zur Wohnung kommt, war sehr gut verständlich und genau. Sehr gut erklärt war auch wie wir den Hausschlüssel erhalten und wie wir ihn wieder hinterlegen können - hier fand auch ein persönlicher Kontakt statt per E-Mail, der sehr nett und freundlich war.
Alles in allem war es ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt - wir genossen unseren Aufenthalt in London sehr.
Ein Dankeschön an unsere Gastgeberin Claire und liebe Grüße aus Österreich!!!
Einen Kritikpunkt hätten wir: manches war nicht besonders sauber wie z.B. der Geschirrspüler und die Waschmaschine, auch in den Kästen fanden wir Staub vor. In der Küche funktionierte das warme Wasser nicht gut. Oft mussten wir, wenn Geschirr zum Abspülen von Hand nötig war, dies mit kaltem Wasser erledigen. Auch beim Duschen hatten wir ein wenig Schwierigkeiten, entweder war das Wasser zu heiß oder zu kalt.
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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.