About this listing
Studio located in a quiet tree-lined street just two minutes walk from the tube and bus. It offers all you need for a short stay in London. Situated in Zone 1 you are ideally located to be able to walk to most of the major tourist sites.
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The studio is in a Victorian Terrace. A communal hall leads to the studio's private entrance on the first floor.
The room has dark oak floorboards covered in the centre by a colourful Kelim rug to add warmth. The Orbit Double Bed is made up with Hotel linen, plenty of pillows & cushions and comfy feather duvet. For your convenience there are two wall- mounted reading lights and shelf behind for your belongings. There is plenty of open hanging space available as well as a number of drawers and opening shelving. The classic Conran velvet two-seater sofa is at the end of the bed along with a Kartel La Bohème stool that can also be used as a side table. Relax on the couch or the bed and watch the flatscreen HD TV (Freeview channels). The studio also has 50MB wireless broadband – an essential for most travellers these days.
The decor has been collected by us during our many visits to South Africa.
In the kitchen area the Metro tiles are also carried through but here they are black. The high gloss white fitted kitchen is equipped with a fridge, Nespresso coffee maker, microwave (with grill), toaster, kettle, two ring hob, extractor and all crockery, pots etc.
And finally there is a Juliette balcony with a view at night of the London Eye peeking through the trees.
Entrance to the bathroom is through a sliding oak door inlaid with smoked glass panelling. Fire Engine Red Metro tiles cover one wall and the shower area. In the shower you have an electric pumped shower and a dispenser stocked with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel. Also there is a heated towel rail with towels and bathmat. There is space for your toiletries on a shelf and around the wash basin. And lots of mirrors!
The guests have exclusive access to the Studio apartment on the first floor.
Interaction with Guests
I live in another apartment in the building and thus will often be available for any assistance required.
If you study a map of London you'll appreciate how central Waterloo is, however it's also so peaceful. The local area is very safe and walking around is a must to truly appreciate it. Within a couple of minutes you'll be in Lower Marsh, site of one of London's oldest continuous street markets and always busy during weekday lunchtimes. At the end of the market stands the Old Vic theatre, one of London's best known theatres now under the artistic direction of Kevin Spacey. Further down the road are the Young Vic rep theatre and a selection of fantastic restaurants and bars.
We are well served by local shops. There are a couple of cash machines (ATMs) within a few minute's walk as well as Post Office, bank, supermarkets, organic grocer, coffee bars and bakeries.
Ideally located for all the major sights:
-Imperial War Museum – 4 minutes walking
-Old Vic Theatre – 5 minutes
-Young Vic Theatre - 6 minutes
-BFI London IMAX – 8 minutes
-Southbank riverside (Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, Haywood Gallery, shops and more) – 10 minutes
-London Eye – 10 minutes
-Big Ben -14 minutes
-Downing Street – 16 minutes
-St James Park – 17 minutes
-Buckingham Palace – 20 minutes
-Covent Garden - 20 minutes
-Tate Gallery – 20 minutes
-Borough Market – 20 minutes
-Piccadilly Circus (4 stops on the tube)
-Oxford Circus (5 stops on the tube)
-St Pauls Cathedral – 30 minutes (or bus)
-Vauxhall – 30 minutes (or bus)
The studio is located in the central transport zone (Zone 1) and there are so many options easily available to you:
- London Underground (Tube)
Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line) - 3 minute walk
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Waterloo & City, Northern & Jubilee Lines) - 6 minute walk
- Network Railway
Waterloo (trains to South West London and the south westerly regions of the UK) - 8 minute walk
The studio is also very well placed for buses to almost anywhere. Major bus stops at each end of the street with a total of 15 different routes!
- Barclays Bikes (also known as Boris Bikes)
There are a number of docking stations within a few minute's walk. Closest are the ones 3 minutes away outside Morley College and Lambeth North Tube Station.
Travel to and from the airports is relatively simple and I can provide details to you depending on which airport you are arriving from.
From St Pancras (London terminus) you have the option of bus (no. 59), tube or taxi.
Other Things to Note
TRAVELLING FOR BUSINESS
The studio can be an attractive alternative to a bland hotel room. Direct tube links to the West End, City and Canary Wharf make the commute very easy. Or both the City and West End can be reached on foot in 20-30 minutes. It's a very picturesque walk.
HEALTH & FITNESS
For the more active guests there is a Soho Gym at Waterloo (5 minutes walk) where you can work out or join a class. Daily and weekly passes are available.
For the runners I can provide you with a number of 3, 5 and 10 kilometre routes through the parks and past central London landmarks.
If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact me.
There is no smoking permited anywhere in the studio.
Please, there are no pets are permitted.
The studio has only one double bed and is suitable for a maximum of two people only.
Whilst there is a sofa it is a small two seater and definately not suitable for sleeping on.
I'm a New Zealander that came across to London when I was in my 20's never left! It's a great place to live and enjoy exploring the ever changing cityscape. I'm currently a freelance IT consultant.
I love to travel have been many places over the years for both business and pleasure. If I had to some of my favourites I'd say the Nordic countries, and South Africa (where my partner is from).
I look forward to helping to ensure that you also fall in love with London.
I'm a keen runner and if you are as well then you'll appreciate the variety of magnificent routes straight out the front door of the studio.