About this listing
A lovely light and bright top floor apartment, close to both East and West end and with gym and swimming pool available on site.
Right in the middle of Clerkenwell, in the sought after Barbican area, this top floor apartment offers style and comfort. Only 5 mins to Barbican tube station with connections to Central London and the West End and two supermarkets including Waitrose and local shops and cafés only a couple of mins away.
This stylish flat benefits from lots of natural light and is furnished to a high standard with a mix of vintage and new furniture. The bedroom has a double bed and two fitted marble side tables with side lamps.
The open plan living area incorporates a living area with large corner sofa, vintage coffee table and wide screen tv with DVD player. The open plan living area also incorporates a dining area with table and chairs and a study area with large corner desk. The bathroom has a bath with integrated shower and the kitchen features an AGA cooker. There is also a washer/ dryer.
SWIMMING POOL & GYM:
There is a 25m heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts and a full gym and sports centre on site with discounted rates for residents.
Wining and Dining:
The apartment is minutes walk from St. John's St in Clerkenwell where there are good quality bars, fine dining and bistros. The West and Soho, where you'll find shops and theatre-land are 15 mins away.
This apartment is ideal for the Paralympics, you are under 10 mins walk away from St. Pauls' Cathedral where there are direct tubes to Stratford (Central Line), where the Olympic site is.
If you're interested in experiencing the cutting edge of London's nightlife, Shoreditch (the cool and most happening area of London) is less than 10 mins. away by foot. .
Tate Modern is a pleasant 15 mins walk away through St. Paul's gardens and over the wobbly bridge. London's White Cube Gallery is close and The Barbican Centre (5 mins walk) features 3 cinemas, a large art gallery and theatres and dance spaces where the best contemporary dance and music are staged.
Aside from the West End there is also Islington 15 mins walk away which has a lovely high street and lots of independent boutiques, shops and antique shops. To the East is London's very happening Redchurch Street and Brick Lane as well as Colombia Rd. Flower Market. All of these provide a great Sunday out and you will be spoilt for choice with artisan coffee shops, restaurants and independent art and fashion boutiques as well as fine dining and organic produce.
Guests have access to the whole apartment. There's also a swimming pool, gym and tennis courts on the site which you can use.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to liaise with you at any part of your stay- you'll have my mobile number. I'm happy to recommend anything specific like activities, cultural crawls, dining and city adventures. Enjoy making sure your stay in London is as perfect for you as it can be.
This place is a haven- sandwiched in between the coolest neighbourhoods of London. 10 minutes walk to Colombia Rd, Brick Lane and Redchurch St which is perfect for a Sunday stroll. Just 10 mins walk to the south to St Paul's where you can cross over direct to Tate Modern & the South Bank and easy access into the West end- just 10 mins in a cab or a 25 min walk. On your doorstep you have a great selection of eateries, bars and cafés from St John for British fine dining to sushi restaurant Life and quirky cycle café LookMumNoHands. I love this area and I think you will too.
Public transport could not be better- you're just 3 minutes walk from Barbican tube which connects you to lots of underground lines- there are plenty of bus stops and by road you can easily get in and out of London in all directions.
Other Things to Note
There is a cleaner who will ensure that the place is immaculate when you arrive. For longer stays I can arrange the cleaner to come and save you the job so you have maximum time for enjoyment not cleaning!
I love and respect my home and neighbours and just ask that you do the same.
Strictly no smoking.
The host accommodated our changed travel arrangements easily. The apartment was as described. It was extremely clean. It is located in a busy urban area, convenient to grocery and shopping. Because it is in the city, if you need to keep the windows open, it can be loud.
Howard was the most welcoming and fabulous host. He met me and made sure I had everything I needed in my horribly jetlagged state (even helping me to a cash machine when the black cabbie refused a card!). He made sure the flat had all the necessaries to get me started in this funky urban space. He kept in touch by text answering questions I asked about where to get the best coffee, food and culture. This saved time and meant I could live like a local. There is a gym and pool on site - for a modest fee I was able to use this whenever I wanted which was a plus. The location is absolutely superb - 25 mins walk to covent garden or 20 mins or less to hipster Shoreditch. Close to St Paul's , Smithfields, & Barbican on the doorstep. Very well connected for transport to anywhere else in London too. I would recommend Howard's flat to anyone and it really felt like my home for the month.
Thank you Howard for doing such a good job staying in touch with me before and during my stay in London. I appreciated the time you took to get me acquainted with the neighborhood and for sharing some ideas on how to spend my free time while there. The apartment was quite nice and perfect for my stay - the unit was as described and I liked the "artsy" aesthetic. For those interested, this apartment is in the Barbican neighborhood which is two tube stops from the Financial District - 3 from Tower Bridge. I found it to be centrally located and easy to get around. The Barbican itself is a bit quiet with a few local restaurants and pubs and very little in terms of tourism and attractions. Overall, I enjoyed my stay. Thank you!
Howard's apartment was very nice and comfortable. It is beautiful and very clean. It was much more convenient and enjoyable than staying in a hotel. Howard was a great host and answered emails very quickly.
Howard was great as a host thoughtful in leaving treats in the fridge and beverages on the bench. The apartment is small but interestingly quirky and very clean. The entrance to the level the flat should make most people smile.
I am very happy staying in howard's apartment so this was my second time.
The location is fantastic being close to lots of cool bars and restaurants as well as Shoreditch which has fantastic shops for Menswear, There really is no need to go into the centre.
I would definately stay here again!
The flat we rented from Howard is beautiful, everything works very well, and it has underfloor heating- amazing! Howard is the nicest man, he was very easy going, and even agreed last minute to extend our lease for 1 week.
I recommend him and his apartment, 100%!