About this listing
You will be staying in one of the most desirable & exclusive areas in the centre of London. Our large apartment is set in a mews just off Bermondsey Street which offers fine dining, art galleries & boutiques. Your bedroom has been stylishly designed. *PLEASE NOTE, we live in the apartment.*
The Colour House is a luxury, extensive flat set over two floors located in a private mews, just off the exclusive & desirable Bermondsey Street (Zone 1). London Bridge tube is 10 – 15 minutes walk away. The mews is opposite the White Cube Gallery, which exhibited Damian Hirst last year and also hosted London Fashion Week.
On your doorstep:
x 4 Art Galleries
x 10 Restaurants (many fine dining)
x 6 cafes
x 1 Boutique cinema
x 1 deli & wine bar
x 7 boutique shops
x 1 museum (Fashion & Textile)
x 2 hairdressers
x 2 coffee houses
x 4 tennis courts in beautiful park
x 1 The Shard!
x 1 The Thames ( 10 minute walk) as is:
Borough Market, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, London Dungeons, HMS Belfast, London Bridge Experience.... the list goes on.
Split level with stairs, set over 1000 sq/ ft
x 2 showers
x 2 WCs
55” plasma TV
Sky & Apple TV
Super fast Fibre Optic Broadband
Your Room (newly refurbished)
x 2 dressing gowns
x 4 towels
x 1 travel hairdryer
Access to Wifi
Welcome drinks tray with filter coffee, french press cafetiere , green tea, English breakfast tea & milk
x 2 side tables & lamps
x 7 electric points (with USB connection)
Floor to ceiling windows with views of the top of the Shard
Everything! (apart from our bedrooms)
Interaction with Guests
We interact with the guests as much or as little as they so desire. We will be present during the stay.
Too much to say!
Bermondsey Street is like a pocket village in the heart of London seconds from the front door:
Zucca (Modern Italian) ***
Casse Croute (French) ***
Pizzaro (Spanish) ***
Village East (Modern European) **
Jose (Spanish, Tapas) **
Antico (Italian) **
Tanner & Co (Modern European) **
The Garrison (Gastropub, Modern European) **
Ticino (Modern Italian) *
The Hide (Cocktails & Tapas) **
B Street Deli (Tapas) **
* (£20 - £30 per person)
** (£30 – £50 per person)
*** (£50 plus per person)
This serves as a guide, so please do refer to our welcome pack with details of the menus or visit the websites to these restaurants.
Galleries & Museums
The White Cube Gallery
Eames Fine Art Gallery
Fashion & Textile Museum
Lovely & British
Holy & Lil
D Street Deli
Cafes & Pubs:
Andrew Brown Hairdressers
George the Barbers
London Bridge Station is both an underground (tube) and overground station that provides excellent access to London. It is on the Jubilee Line which is the only line to connect to all others. Very convenient. You can also walk to Tower Bridge (the famous draw bridge) and the Tower of London, the historic HMS Belfast, London Dungeons and the river Thames of course! The House of Parliament, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are a 10 minute tube journey, as it Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Soho.
Other Things to Note
If you would like to use the washer or dryer, we charge a £5 surcharge for each appliance as they are expensive to use. (This is how we keep our cleaning fee down to a minimum for guests).
It is with regret that we cannot accommodate more than two people for the room.
We cannot accommodate parties or gatherings for private events as we live in the apartment and this will not be suitable.
We have underfloor heating throughout the apartment (both upstairs and downstairs) to keep the temperature comfortable. However, in the bedroom there are three large floor to ceiling windows, but they don't open (due to restrictions from the landlord). There is a vent that is left open and we provide one large fan and two mini bedside fans next to the bed for comfort. However, we have reflected this in our price as it is very competitive for the (very expensive to live!) location.
We are pretty relaxed, but we try to avoid wearing shoes upstairs as the area is carpeted.
Please set the alarm when leaving the flat if no-one is in.
Smoking is prohibited in the flat, but you can smoke outside of the front door.
The location was fantastic and Claire and nick were very friendly and helpful. Room was good and clean. Brekkie great .Would recommend to friends and family.
Claire and Nick are WONDERFUL hosts and they have a very stylish and well furnished house. They took care of us as if we were friends while we were staying at their place. Before we arrived, Claire has already sent us a very detailed welcome pack showing us the way to get to their place and let us know about all the ways to get to her place since we flew from Malaga and landed at gatwick. There is a direct train from gatwick to London Bridge which makes it very easy. every morning Claire prepares us the lovely breakfast. we feel very welcomed and are treated like friends. Well-located and the house is in a street where we can find many nice little restaurants serving excellent food. Walking distance to many sightseeing spots Shakespeare's globe, Tate modern, borough market ...we don't need to take the tube a lot for these visits.
All in all, we are lucky we are at Claire's place. We highly recommend Claire's place.
Claire is a wonderful host, we felt very welcome in her home, she goes beyond to create the luxury hotel experience! The room and the unit were exactly as described, and the location can't be beat.
Claire and Stuart her boyfriend are nice and welcoming. We received a very detailed information pack upon our booking. It contains super detailed directions to their apartment and we have no trouble looking for their place. The room is clean and tidy. The area is safe and lots of nice restaurants around. One thing to note, the window in the room cannot be opened but Claire provides us with little fans that help with ventilation.
Hospitality , friendliness , central ( Near London Bridge ) , top Area, top Room & Bathroom with all facilities like a Hotel, incl Breakfast !! , many Pub & Bar & Restaurant nearby. Nearby Public transportation ...Thank you Claire for your Room , we remain you Rose & Kim
Claire was amazing! The flat was gorgeous and in a fantastic location. Communication was fantastic and very easy to figure everything out. Claire even had bathrobes and slippers for us and had breakfast ready for us in the morning! Amazing experience! Highly recommend!
CLaire and Nick are wonderful host. Thier flat is exactly what they describe. Continental Breakfast was on the table daily. Room and area very clean. Location to the tube is a 10 minute walk. A 30 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride to the Towers of London. For those tourist familiar with Big bus tours. That stop on same street as the tube. This was awesome. Great expirience
About the Host, Claire
My name is Claire and I am 33 years old.
I am a singer-songwriter and I co-write and perform with my brother, Nick. We are currently working with a producer to release an EP this year.
I thoroughly enjoy hosting people from all over the world through airbnb and met some long lasting friends over this past year. I will look forward to meeting more people in 2015!