London Zone1 LOFT 1Bed/1Lounge flat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Burslem St, London, E1 2LL, United Kingdom
Lara

Really Gorgeous LOFT flat for 1-5 people, near River Thames & Tower Bridge: It is cosy, comfortable, stylish, unusual and a great price for central London. All amenities are in the vaccinity including 24 hour transport from the heart of the city!

Your host, Lara
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Really Gorgeous LOFT flat for 1-5 people, near River Thames & Tower Bridge: It is cosy, comfortable, stylish, unusual and a great price for central London. All amenities are in the vaccinity including 24 hour transport from the heart of the city!

The Space

GREAT VALUE, YET VERY COMFORTABLE FLAT NEAR ZONE 1 & RIVER THAMES & TOWER OF LONDON! This flat is great value for its proximity to the centre!! Please kindly read all the information first. Please put in the correct number of people staying and the date and the system with work out the rate for you. If you have a late or early arrival please let us know first : ) Please do not mind that we ask you for a copy of your passport for ID purposes.

This is a LOFT one bedroom apartment which also has a lounge with an open plan kitchen. This flat is refurbished to a high standard. It has a showerroom with sink and toilet. It is a HOLIDAY LET apartment which has a lounge with an open plan kitchenette (to prepare basic foods). This flat is in an ideal location as it is in the city centre and yet it is easy communting distance of all London's attraction in the centre of the city and also within easy travel of the Olympic site. It is Bijou (small) but perfectly comfortable for 2-4 people. If you do not enjoy Indian food or culture, this flat will not be suitable for you as the area is predominantly full of Asian people and Asian businesses and Indian restaurants.

1) The flat
- A very modern, comfortable flat located in the vibrant heart of London's iconic East End and only 12 minutes walk from Adgate East station and 20 minutes walk to Liverpool Street Station.
-The flat is entered via the main door shared by the public to the medical centre. A white set of gates separate the private area for the flats from the public part of the building.
-The flat is refurbished to a good standard in neutral tones with bold splashes of colour. Set on the first floor of a 2-storey building, the flat has been refurbished to a good standard throughout and equipped with all modern conveniences and has the following:
- 1 Lounge with a corner sofa that converts to a double bed for 2 people to sleep on.
- A 2nd Sofabed that converts to another double comfortable bed.
- 1 Double bedroom with a double bed for 2 people to sleep on and a wardrobe and drawers.
-Another wardrobe with clothes hanging space.
- Wifi Broadband is provided free of charge.
- 40inch wall TV
- Kitchennette is open plan to the Lounge and is equipped with a Portable hob/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher for occasional cooking.
- No Washing machine anymore (very sorry!) as it has been constantly broken by guests, HOWEVER there is a laundry place about 7 meters away on Burslen Street that will do 'Service' clothes wash for you....so convenient!! -it means you drop it off and pick it up the next day (or even that evening!): )
- Luxury marble shower room full length mirrored and soft blue LED lighting and spot lights- contains a WC, basin and shower with rain water power shower.
- The flat will accommodate a small group of maximum of 4/5...even a maximum of 6 people: i.e., 2 people in the comfortable double bedroom and 2 on the double sofa-bed in the Lounge and 2 people in the second Sofa-bed.
- I provide clean beddings and towels for all guests.

2) The Area:
The area is not glamorous, but is in the central Zone 1area and is very good value for money, being in central London and a comfortable place to stay. The number 15 bus runs near the house all day and night from the centre of the city...... so you do not have to worry about what time you come home due to transport 24 hours a day near the flat. The flat is located in a modern building where the flat is situated above a medical centre. It is at the corner of Burslem Street and Hessel Street, also a short distance from Tower Bridge and Tower of London, Brick Lane in the opposit direction, Shorditch, Old Spitalfield Market with Vintage clothes. All the facilities of Aldgate East are on your doorstep including:
- Tesco Metro (medium sized grocery store) and Sainsburys (large grocery store on Commercial Road)
- HSBC, Lloyds and NatWest banks with 24-hour ATM
- KFC, McDonalds, Cafe Blue etc
- There are great Indian restaurant: Lahore Kebab House, a Lebanese restaurant at the bottom of Burslem Street, EFES Turkish restaurant right on Commercial Road is highly recommended and Ma'ida and numerous cheap and cheerful ones.
- Traditional English pubs are around Aldgate East station, local to the flat
- A Market Place is at the bottom of Bigland Street called 'Watney Street Market'
- A Large supermarket is also there for food shopping

3) Transport links
- Hop on a river bus from Tower Mellenium Peir to see London from river Thames and get off at Embankment/Waterloo to go to Covent Garden and Leicester Square etc. Check the service times and cost.
- There are extensive transport links to the traditional and non-traditional attractions of the City with Aldgate East tube station only a 12 minutes away and a wealth of bus routes Commercial Road (including N15 which is a 24 hour bus route to a lot of the tourist areas. Check it out on TFL bus route website).
- Number 15 Bus runs 24 hours a day through the centre of London and can be caught from New Road Bus stop T. Also buses 115,135,N15,N550 can also be caught from there.
- Liverpool St Station and the financial district of the City are only a 15-20 minute walk away
- Brick Lane with it's trendy bars, galleries, vintage couture and London's favourite Indian/Bangladeshi restaurants is only a 15 minute walk
- The vibrant nightlife of Shoreditch is a 15 minute walk
- Leicester Square and the Theatres of London's West End are only 30 minutes away
- The world famous stores of Oxford Street are 30 minutes away
- London's iconic Tower Bridge is 20 mins walk away as is The Tower of London
- Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace are only 40 minutes away
- The British Museum is 30 minutes away, The Museum of Natural History and Science Museum are 60 minutes away
- Petticoat Lane street market (Sundays) is 15 minutes on foot, Columbia Road Flower Market (Sundays) is 15 minutes walk and Camden Market is 40 minutes by tube.

The apartment and location offer comfort and convenience. It's an ideal base for exploring London's tourist attractions or for doing business in this remarkable city.

We ask for a copy of your passport, which we verify against the original. Please do not be offended by this request as we have had fraudulent activities. Thank you : )

Guest Access

You have access to everything!! This flat is independant and all of it is yours and not shared by anyone else! It is a fully furnished and fully equipped flat with everything in it ready for living. (see description):

-A Lounge with 2 Large settees that covert to 2 double beds. These are not ordinary sofas as they become really comfortable beds.
-40 inch wall TV
-Free Internet Wifi access
-cute bedroom with a double bed.
-luxurious modern showerroom with sink and toilet.
-an open plan fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge toaster, kettle etc. (to prepare basic foods).
-Beddings and towels are all provided including small hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Interaction with Guests

Not very much interaction as the flats are independant : )

The Neighborhood

The apartment and location offer comfort and convenience. It's an ideal base for exploring London's tourist attractions or for doing business in this remarkable city.

The immediate neighbourhood is sandwiched between the financial centre of London and asian community....and as such you have a lot of professionals who work in the finance industry living around. You also have a lots of Asian families living in the area and Asian businesses and restaurants, so you really have to love Asian food! I do : )

Also the surrounding area is an outlet for the fashion industry so there are lots of 'Whole Sale' outlets that will sell to individual public and so you can get real baragins buying direct if you shop around in the area!

Getting around

Absolutely easy to get around!! Bus to city centre runs 24 hours all day and night AND is only 2 minutes walk away. The tube is only 10 minutes walk away. You can also catch a boat from Tower Pier up the Thames and get off near Embankment and then calk to Covent Garden! : )

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $44 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $529
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Lara's flat was absolutely fantastic, it's a cosy little space with real character. The sofabed converts into a bed more than big enough for 2 people and we were able to stay here comfortably with 4 people. The bathroom was a little small and the slant of the roof means you're constantly hitting your head in the (fully furnished) kitchen but it exceeded my expectations for a flat in Zone 1 in central London. The neighbourhood is not the most glamorous but East London is pretty iconic - if you get the chance, head over to Brick Lane market (which is a 15 minute walk from the flat) and try their bagels...absolutely to die for. Overall, I had a great experience with this flat and Lara was a lovely host who was very responsive to our every need. Would most definitely stay here again the next time we're in London.

    June 2014
  • Lara's Loft was nice as pictured. It was clean and well maintained. I didn't have any problem finding it and Lara was very responsive via (website hidden) and cell phone. Check-in and check-out went very smoothly. The kitchen has the essentials. It has a small countertop oven with two cook tops on top, so it's possible to cook if you choose. There are many good restaurants in the area and Lara gave us some great recommendations. The location is nice because it is so central to many sights in London and close to public transportation. The double bed in the bedroom is comfortable and there are also two couches that transform to beds. It's a small but comfortable space. I would definitely recommend it.

    April 2014
    Lara
    Response from Lara:

    How are you? Just wanted to say thank you for coming and thank you for your recommendation. Lara : )

    April 2014
  • unica pecca le molte porte per accedere all'appartamento un po complicato il sistema della chiavi anche se il self ceck in ha semplificato molte le cose
    direi che è perfetto per 2 persone o una famiglia se si è più persone magari con orari un pò diversi può essere complicato gestire i diversi ingressi a causa del sistema di porte- e di un solo mazzo di chiavi- l'appartamento è più piccolo di come sembra nelle foto ma è molto carino e funzionale internet ha funzionato solo nel weekend poi era out- facile muoversi per me più da Schadwell che da Aldgate da Victoria station circa 20 minuti di metro -comunque qualità/prezzo OK-

    April 2014
  • Really cool space, and very conveniently located. Lara has been incredibly helpful as well... dont miss out ;)

    March 2014
  • Excellent! Really enjoyed my stay in this little gem. A little tricky to get in but Lara's instructions were very clear and once in the flat is exactly as the pics.
    Clean, quiet with a quick. The area is residential but a short walk to restaurants the tube and buses. I will go back - I can think of no better endorsement :)

    March 2014
  • Great flat, in a wonderful neighbourhood. There's tons of good food around, and the tube is about a 12 minute walk. Everything you need is there - kettle, fridge, toaster, etc.

    The flat is a bit smaller than it looks in the photos, but it was fine for my needs. There is a leak in the ceiling above the bed, which drips when there's heavy rain.

    While I didn't get to meet Lara, she was very helpful, check-in and out was easy, and she had some great restaurant recommendations!

    March 2014
  • The bast endorsement that I can give for Lara's flat is this: I went back! My second visit this year to her properties on Burslem St. Once again, check-in and check-out was very easy. Easier in fact - it seems to be totally automated now. The flat was clean, comfortable and convenient - everything you want from an Airbnb rental. I've come to love the neighborhood as well. It's very close to all transportation yet you get a bit of saving being just a few blocks of the bustle of the city while still being in Zone 1. If you are not familiar with the neighborhood, definitely map it before you arrive - it's easy to get turned around - but once you've found it, you'll realize how central it is. As for the flat itself, it has plenty of heat (or fans if it's warmer) and all was clean and tidy when I arrived. Highly recommended - thanks again, Lara!

    February 2014
  • Lara was very helpful and she accommodated all my needs. Location is great because you are not far from the DLR (to go to the east for conferences et al) and also from Circle and District line (to go more to the centre).

    February 2014
  • POSITIVE
    Nicely furnished studio! As in pics.
    Fast Internet!
    Very close to Brick Lane (one of my favorite London areas)
    Clean.
    The area is quiet, so you get your sleep if you want. Even during day time.

    NEUTRAL
    Kind of hard to find the first time, then you get used to it.
    Ideal for a couple, or eventually also couple with 1 child.

    NEGATIVE
    If it rains a lot there is one crack through which from time to time drops falls onto the bed.

    January 2014
  • The flat is very nice, is comfortable, its very secure, the neighborhood at first could make you feel insecure, but not at all, on the contrary is pretty secure, and the neighbours are kind, they actually helped me to find the flat.

    The bed is adorable is big, the furniture in the flat is pretty, the kitchen is good, I never used but seems pretty good, the bath is super, everything in this flat is great.

    I never go out for dinner or lunch near from the flat, but theres a bunch of places of indian and asian food.

    At first it take me forever to find that little box when you're get the keys, sounds very complicated when you get the info to get in, but once you do it, its easy.

    The nearest tube station is Aldgate East, its about 10 minutes walking, I did it all the time, Do it so you can clicking whit everything around the flat and shops and everything.

    Theres a place next to the tube station called Duce i Think is a pretty Deli the host is awesome, you have to try it.

    January 2014
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You can expect a warm, hearty welcome when you get here!. Me? I am a young professional recently responding to the Holiday Let industry. I have lived in London all my life and love this beautiful city. I would love to tell you where to go to see the 'hidden London' that most tourists miss. I know some great places to eat and some really cool bars. I like to think of myself as a kind, generous person with an understanding nature. I love people and am interested from where they hale from. I look forward to meet you soon when you visit my lovely city. I can help you by providing you with a lot of information with what London has to offer so you can create your own itinerary for sightseeing and doing a great deal on a low budget. I offer you really comfortable places to stay, BUT I am not a hotel but a home from home. I look forward to you visiting. Lara : )
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