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!!!
This listing is for one double bedroom in a two bedroom. The flat is ideal for musicians as it has a piano, guitar and (a saxophone or flute may be borrowed on request). There is also a soundsystem, although I'm afraid it's not suitable for parties as noise needs to be low in the evening.
The building is an award winning 1972 ex-council tower block with stunning panoramic views across the East End, City of London and the West End.
The two lifts are shared with 51 other flats. They are cleaned every morning but be aware that sometimes there is litter. It's a characterful real life London block!
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 and weekend markets - A hub of creativity and fun.
Close to The City and easily accessible to the West End.
Hoxton Station: 7 minutes
Shoreditch High Street: 10 minutes
Old Street Station: 10 minutes
Liverpool Street Station: 20 minutes
Hoxton Square (White Cube Gallery): 7 minutes
Hoxton Street Market (mainly Saturdays): 2 minutes
Brick Lane: 15 minutes
Colombia Flower Market (Sundays): 15 minutes
There is a large open plan living room/kitchen with 180 degree double glazed windows and balcony, bespoke kitchen with washing machine. 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 rooms have large windows looking onto the stunning city view with bespoke wardrobes. 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 2013!
You will either be sharing with another airbnb guest or with me and my very well trained little dog (toy poodle), Yuki!
I have been teaching English for speakers of other languages for the past 11 years and offer English classes upon request. I also do art classes, particularly drawing, either in the flat or around London.
I'm a self-employed performance artist/painter/animator. 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.
Smoking is allowed on the balcony.
Parking permits can be provided for just 50p per day and there is a carpark outside.
The flat comes with high-speed broadband wifi.
Fresh linen and towels will be provided and there will be basic cooking items which may be used during your stay.
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!
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.
Please keep the kitchen clean and tidy.
Please leave a reference after your stay!
Great value, easy walking distance from Shoreditch and great views over Central London!
Fantastic stay at Claire's flat. Great views, lovely flat and is really close to hoxton square where there's some great restaurants and bars. Claire was great at organising everything all easy very easy. Would recommend.
Very artistic, cosy and neat appartment in Shoreditch. Claire was really very helpful and friendly. Everything was neat and the facilities were good. . The distance for us was a bit to far from the touristic centre unfortunately, but during our walks towards the metro and train station, we discovered tons of nice shops and coffeehouses. It is an upcoming neighborhood and we'll be back!
Claire`s apartment was great. A very nice and clean bedroom with beautiful art objects on the walls. Claire is more than friendly and helpful in all situations. The area is very cool. Usually tourists won`t go there, but they miss a lot.
Claire was a very friendly host and really helpful when it came to recommending a local restaurant (lots of vietnamese nearby).
The room is quite spacious and bright and the views are amazing.
I got a hug from Claire's toy poodle every day which was an unexpected but very pleasant addition.
And being on the 7th floor the lift if handy ;-)
Claire's place was great, and she was really helpful, whether sharing her tea or sharing suggestions for things to do in the area. The Space is very open, and the views of the london skyline are incredible. Her neighborhood, Shoreditch, is really cool - lots of street art and cool shops. I even found a place to get thanksgiving dinner! I'd definitely stay with Claire in the future!
Claire was a great host (hostess?) She is friendly, informative and very helpful. Her two flats are both in a wonderful central location in the new East London so very convenient for the local Shoreditch/ Hoxton attractions and accessible to everywhere else via the nearby Old Street underground station. And both flats have GREAT views over the city. Definitely stay here.
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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.