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Very cool, eclectic and personal, lateral loft space taking up the first floor of an industrial turn of the 20th century workshop in Shoreditch / Hoxton, three minutes walk to Hoxton Square, five minutes walk to Old Street underground station (Northern Line) and twelve minutes to Liverpool Street main line and underground. There is a Barclays bike stand 50m from the building. Within three minutes walk are fantastic bars and restaurants.
The markets, bar and restaurants at Columbia Road, Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Broadway Market are all a short distance away. All of the Olympic sites and the West End / Oxford Street are accessible from the excellent local connections (20 minute bus journey / 15 in a cab to Oxford Street).
The flat is essentially one large room, with a three quarter height kitchen divider separating the living space from the bedroom, and from the bedroom, a door leading to a separate bathroom with bath and shower. The space has enormous windows on three sides – fitted with blackout roller blinds for when needed.
It is fully furnished with design originals including a super comfy sofa and a dining table that seats eight easily. The main space has freeview / DVD / blu-ray / full hifi and an HD projector which accepts inputs from most laptops and very fast wifi (50-70meg). The large loading doors at the end of the space can be opened to let the outside in. There is also an informal space on the New York style fire escape leading up to the entrance where one can take the sun and have a coffee on a nice day. Great mood lighting.
Kitchen equipped with a gas hob, an electric oven, a dishwasher and fully stocked with cooking utensils and crockery. Central heating keeps the space toasty in winter despite the large crittal windows.
There is a laundry area with a washer / dryer and an old fashioned clothes airer over the bath. The bathroom is functional and spotlessly clean.
Towels and bed linen all white and of the best quality (400 thread frette sheets) and the bed has a king size (150cm) tempur mattress.
At additional cost, I can arrange a sofa bed / double futon so the space can accommodate 3-4 people in total. Smokers may be accommodated, but please let me know in advance when you book if you will be smoking in the flat.
There is a fantastic coffee shop 15 metres away, perfect for breakfast and a late opening dry cleaners two shops down from that. The nearest pub is just at the back of the building (but we don’t hear the noise) and they serve excellent pizza until late. There is also a late opening Tesco mini supermarket at the other end of the road and an organic grocery four minutes walk in the other direction. I’ve lived in the area for fifteen years and happy to suggest bars, restaurants, art events, parties etc. depending on what you are looking for.
The space has neighbours above and below so loud music and parties after midnight are not welcome please and would need to be discussed before booking.
Interaction with Guests
I usually check in every guest myself and live in the block when I am in London
All welcome if respectful. No parties after midnight please without having been agreed prior to booking. No loud music after midnight please - the sound system rocks but only until midnight! Three locks to get in. One for the gate downstairs and then a mortice and a yale for the front door. When you go out you just close the front door and turn the mortice lock. Easy! There are three other floors in the building, very friendly neighbours. If you smoke, open the doors to air the room - it soon clears - that the beauty of wood floors and leather furniture - the smoke does not stay, which is good for non-smokers like me!
A friendly and accommodating host with a very cool and fun apartment. Everything you could need and in a great location.
Really loved this place, super quirky and amazing location. Couldn't of asked for a better couple of days. Rafa is a great host and I can't wait to stay again!
The apartment was exactly as pictured -- super comfortable and very cool. Rafa met me upon arrival and was even accommodating as my schedule kept changing the time and thus his evening plans. He was available for all questions during my stay and couldn't have been more welcoming or nicer. I didn't encounter one issue with the apartment while staying there but felt comfortable Rafa would help if I did. Overall, the apartment was fantastic and adorable.
Rafa was a very attentive and kind host. All went well...well-appointed trendy loft as stated!
Rafas Lagerloft ist cool und sehr individuell eingerichtet, es entspricht der Beschreibung/Abbildung. Das Bad ist klein aber sauber und
so wie man es in England kennt (Kalt- und Warmwasser getrennt)
Die Gegend ist in einer Seitenstraße und deshalb ruhiger als das restliche Shoreditch.
Die Obermieter hatten in einer Nacht ab 24 Uhr angefangen zu feiern. Das war weniger nett, vor allem, da in Rafas Hausordnung steht, man solle von Partys ab Mitternacht absehen- wegen der Nachbarn!
Das Loft ist für Gäste zu empfehlen, die das Spezielle lieben!
I'm glad you had a good stay and loved the loft.
The 'party' was just people watching the GENERAL ELECTION result on live TV from around 11pm until 2am on election night as the votes were being counted and a few tears I think were being shed by those present .. Anyway, rest assured that with our Fixed Term Parliament Act here in the UK, no further disturbance of this kind is likely until May 2020. I'm sorry if it disturbed you but it was a national event here in the UK .. There was no music playing and although I can imagine when a few key marginal seats were called, or big names lost their seat, you would have heard them, I do insist generally that guests are respectful of the building and do not behave in a way that could disturb other residents after midnight.
I do hope the explanation is of help!
We had a wonderful time in London at rafa's flat. It was close to the subway and a nice walk (20/25 min) from all the touristy things we wanted to see. The bed was super comfy and everything about the apartment was cozy, eclectic and fun. Rafa was very helpful in giving us recommendations for what to do and where to eat. We would definitely stay here again :)
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