Welcome to our lovely home a converted East End warehouse apartment – the former ex Spratt’s Dog Biscuits factory. The factory is circa late 1890’s and was the largest dog biscuit producer in the world! The building is within a secure gated redevelopment and our apartment, which you will share with us, is on the upper ground floor. If you are looking for a comfortable modern character filled place to stay then this is for you.
The double bedroom is fully furnished and has a TV/DVD/Freeview system and we offer Free WiFi. A complimentary fruit bowl as well as a choice of snacks will be waiting for you in your room. Continental breakfast and fresh towels will be provided during your stay. Please note the apartment is strictly no smoking.
We are very close to Canary Wharf where there are plenty of shops, supermarkets, a cinema and bars. Should you wish to keep up with your exercise routine there is a gym just 2 minutes walk away. Although I would imagine the amount of sightseeing that you will be do will keep you just as fit!
The apartment is just a few minutes walk to the nearest train station (Docklands Light Railway) and just 8 minutes to Canary Wharf. Central London (Oxford Street, Covent Garden, and Carnaby Street) shopping is also just a short tube journey away! The ExCeL Centre and London City Airport are just 20 minutes away by the DLR.
There are great walks to be taken as the Limehouse Cut (which leads to the River Lea) runs alongside the building. Turn left as you reach the canal steps (1 minute away) and you are walking towards the Limehouse Basin and Narrow Street which houses the infamous Gordon Ramsay Pub 'The Narrow' and the 'The Grapes' which was recently purchased by Sir Ian Mckellan or Gandalf as he’s known to his friends! Turn right at the steps and you can walk to the Olympic Stadium in around 25 minutes! On your walk to the Stadium you will pass the famous three Mills Studios which is the Largest TV/film studio in London. Films such as 28 Days/Weeks later, Sherlock Holmes II, Fantastic Mr Fox and literally hundreds more TV and films productions were/are made there. The canal side is also great for biking and getting around whilst viewing the great landscape that makes up East London. Boris (London’s Mayor) bikes can be hired within a five minute walk of the flat and be placed back at any other docking station around London.
Amongst the many fantastic things to do in London we would recommend visiting a few that are local to us:
Broadway market which is good for vintage clothing, cool shops and an array of eating places.
Spitalfields Market – if you love independent clothing and jewellery stalls and sampling international food then this is for you.
Brick Lane – very close to Spitalfields is this world renowned area for Asian Cuisine or as we say a good curry!
Columbia Road flower market – More vintage shopping and absolutely stunning flowers and plants.
If shopping is your focus then there is Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre, Westfield, just 6 minutes on the Docklands Light Railway.
We are of course Very Gay-Friendly!
Strictly no smoking.
Due to unfortunate recent events we can now only offer light cooking and preparation in the kitchen. Please ask for clarification.
We are flexible with arrival and departure times within reason - just ask.
We want you to have a great time during your visit and we would like you to respect our home as you would your own.
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Michelle and Alia are a superb couple, very friendly and helpful, very very attentive and really interesting to talk too. Their flat is modern, tidy, very clean and the room is very cozy. A great experience, higly recommended!
My favourite Airbnb to date.
Nice friendly and uncomplicated vibe. Cup of tea on arrival.
Very striking converted-biscuit-factory warehouse conversion home that photos on this site don't do full justice to. Room had chocolates and biscuits and water and fruit. Great breakfast. Easy transport links. Interesting area. Generous hosts up for a chat but equally felt private as they are staying on a different floor. Just a very classy experience.
two good and really nice people,very available . Michel has had to endure our little Valerio ... thanks for everything. we strongly recommend!
Michela, Rosario and Valerio
Michelle and Alia were wonderful hosts. Two of us stayed with them in July 2013 for a week of sightseeing, including a few day trips out of town. Michelle and Alia were great at communicating before and during the visit, and happy to give advice about our trip. They keep their apartment very clean, and the guest bedroom was just as described. It's a very short walk to the nearest tube stop on a DLR line, with getting to sights in central London requiring a transfer or two. We would definitely recommend them to other guests, and would love to visit again!
Thank you for your kindness...We enjoyed every moment of our stay in London. We warmly recommend you and the room you offer.
You can't find a better Airbnb place to stay at. I had such a great time in London, and Michelle and Alia where a huge part of that. When you pay to stay somewhere you might look at pictures and locations, but the truth is that in this case none of that really mattered compared to the fantastic hospitality they showed me. That said, you wont get dissapointed of the appartment, it's just as clean and nice as in the pictures.
The location was perfect so I didn't have to spend much time travelling to my appointments, and that was lucky, since everytime I started to talk with Michelle, the hours just flew by. The next time I go to London, I think I'll just stay in their appartement for the entire trip and continue those fun conversations. (Seriously!)
On top of that I got snacks in my room, a suberb breakfast, they found weird english lightbulbs for my mother, and they picked me up by car when I came. And so much more! You really can't find a better place to stay at.
They are fantastic hosts. Care of all, enthusiastic, available, curious. They propose to accompany you to make you discover nice markets,...They will arrange transportation to economic way for you. Anyway, I definitely recommend this charming, comfortable address, well located and easily accessible to the center.
Thanks again for your hospitality Michelle and Alia and to support our bad english !
Hi everyone welcome to London! We are a pretty easy going couple and are happy to answer questions and point you in the right direction for places to see. We like to travel and are looking forward to meeting some great people. Our interests include art, theater, cooking, film/cinema (classics, although not adverse to a good blockbuster), keeping fit (well trying to), cycling and 'sampling' chocolate (Michelle) - although not at the same time (but I'm sure I have at some point)! London is home to all of the above so I guess we always feel a little bit spoilt for choice. We would hope that you will find your stay a truly home from home experience.