About this listing
Central London Zone 1 accommodation is expensive on all fronts, but just outside of the main Zone 1 Financial District is fashionable Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Bow in Zone 2. My apartment offers spacious, warm and comfortable rooms with security locks, situated in East London E3 5PQ.
Sheets and bedding are provided with fresh clean towels and complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water at hand.
FREE strong immediate access unlimited WIFI connection plus multi channel TV for any leisure time, in your room.
The apartment is very close to local shops, supermarkets, coffee bars and restaurants, and exclusively positioned next to London's beautiful Victoria Park. – Victoria Park is ideal for jogging, relaxing walks or simply tea, coffee, or lunch at the Victoria Pavilion.
Bow is also at the very centre of London's Trendy East End, and is famous for its traditional pubs, unique cafes, restaurants and street markets. Brick Lane, known for it’s famous Indian cuisine, Truman’s Brewery Arts Spaces and Shoreditch's arty cafes and nightlife, are just a short bus hop away. Columbia Road Flower Market is also very popular with visitors to the area every Sunday. There is always something to see and do around locally.
BUSES & TUBES :
Other parts of London can be accessed easily from Mile End Tube Station (Zone 2) the best connected tube station in London and only a 15 minute walk away from the apartment.
SHOREDITCH & WEST END OXFORD STREET:
Take the number 8 bus which stops right outside my apartment to Brick Lane Shoreditch and Liverpool Street in just under 10/15 minutes. The bus then continues into Holborn and Oxford Street (west end) taking less than 45 minutes.
London's NEWEST stylish Westfield Shopping & Dining Centre is a must for all visitors to the UK and is simply a 15 minute ride away by taking the 339 bus, again from close by my apartment.
If you need The London School of Economics - the number 8 bus from outside my apartment stops close to the Holborn building a journey which takes approximately 30 /40 minutes. The Kings College Strand Campus is then just a further 5 minute walk from Holborn. The Queen Mary University is just a short 15 minute walk from my apartment.
AIRPORTS & TRAVEL :
From Gatwick Airport take the Gatwick Express into London Victoria (30min) then the District Line Tube to Mile End Station (40min).
From STANSTED Airport take the Stanstead Express into London Liverpool Street Station (40min) or the National Express A9 Bus into Mile End or Liverpool Street (1.5hr)
Please see other links below for availability & prices
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Interaction with Guests
Available for support and guidance on request
July 2014 - BUSES NO LONGER ACCEPT CASH
No smoking or pets in the house -
Moderate alcohol only -
The kitchen may be used for breakfast between 7am -10am
A microwave is available to warm ready meals and snacks during the evening 5-8pm. Please treat other guest and facilities with respect using the kitchen shower and washing machine etc prior to 10.30pm at night.
Each guest will be issued with their own set of keys and can come and go as they please. (£30 charge for loss of keys )
Visitors to rooms are not permitted other than for drop off and collection etc.
Individual arrival and departure times are discussed and agreed with each guest and should be respected.
I got in touch with Rich before I arrived so he could meet me & show me around. The neighbourhood is safe & there are 2 restaurants down the road along with some grocery stores.
The number 8 bus takes you to Shoreditch (highly recommended place to visit). There is a lot of food on Sunday as the market takes place then. The bus also stops as Bethnal Green tube station if you wanna get onto the tube & into the city. If you have the time, you could take the bus into the city as well, be sure to look it up on Google maps.
Even though Rich does not have a dryer, do not fear. I hung my clothes in the cupboard provided & left the door open and it was dry by the time I got back at night. Just a note, Rich does not provide soap for laundry.
We managed to chat for bit every now & then and as a good host, Rich also recommended a few places to check out. Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone, as long as you're alright with not having an elevator in the building.
Thanks for hosting me! :)
That was my first Rbnb experience and it was the best! I was greeted with such warmth and an open heart, my hosts even prepared welcome amenities for my arrival. If I visit London again I hope to stay at Riche's! Thank you so much for everything!!
I had a great stay at Rich's place. It was very clean and the location was excellent. Rich made me feel welcome and I enjoyed the tea/coffee making facilities an chocolates left in the room.
It was the first time I used airbnb and I think it could have been an experience better. Rich is a very pleasant and attentive, making the stay in the room like your own home. Cleaning and care are impeccable and also welcomes you with a tea in the room! I think that the stay with Rich is perfect.
I had a lovely stay in Rich’s apartment this week. The room is very cozy, and clean. The apartment was in a great area - relatively quiet. I very much enjoyed eating breakfast on the Pavillion at Victoria Park, exploring the restaurants nearby, and the quick access to many areas of the city either by tube, bus, or on foot. Rich was also a great host, always attentive, very communicative, and gave me some great suggestions on things to do! Overall I would highly recommend this place!
Casa molto pulita , carina e accogliente e ben posizionata. Anche RIch è molto disponibile e gentile . È sicuramente un posto dove trascorrere un piacevolissimo soggiorno.
Cozy room, convenient transportation and nice household. Quite a happy experience here.
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