Central Apartment Waterloo SE1

United KingdomLondon
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

This apartment used to be my home and as a result what you get is not just a bland space but a well designed layout with quality fittings and a feeling of tranquillity that will make your stay in London a special one.

View of the street

View of the street

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $52
Security Deposit: $373
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

***Please also see my other listing***

The apartment is located in a quiet tree-lined street just two minutes walk from the tube. Situated in Zone 1 you are ideally located to be able to walk to most of the major tourist sites. Also with so many tube, train, bus and bike alternatives – it couldn't be easier to get around.

The apartment is in a Victorian Terrace. A communal hall leads to the apartment's private entrance on the ground floor.

-Living Room
The morning sun streams into the living room at the front of the property. When the sightseeing gets too much you will find here, for your entertainment, a 32" HD flat screen TV, Virgin Media Tivo and a large selection of DVDs and books. There is also free 50MB WiFi throughout the property.

The bedroom has a double bed with a new Ergoflex memory foam mattress for a restful and comfortable sleep. Also there is a flat screen TV with UK Freeview and walk-in wardrobe - so plenty of space for all of your luggage!

The bathroom at the rear of the property is tiled with Italian mosaics. There is a walk-in shower with hand attachment and under floor heating which is great on a cold morning!

The architecturally designed kitchen comes fully equipped with everything to make your stay feel like home. There is a washer/dryer, dishwasher, fan oven, microwave combi oven, ceramic hob, and lots of crockery and cooking equipment. Also here is a glass-topped dining table with four chairs and a small sofa.

Entered through the French door at the rear of the kitchen you'll find the quiet oasis in a busy city. Ideal for a barbecue/grill on a summer's night. There is a decked seating area and astroturf meadow kept under control by our South African beaded sheep!

Guest Access

Guests have exclusive access to the ground floor apartment and also the rear patio.

Interaction with Guests

I live in another apartment in the building and thus will often be available for any assistance required.

The Neighborhood

If you study a map of London you'll appreciate how central Waterloo is, however it's also so peaceful. The local area is very safe and walking around is a must to truly appreciate it. Within a couple of minutes you'll be in Lower Marsh, site of one of London's oldest continuous street markets and always busy during weekday lunchtimes. At the end of the market stands the Old Vic theatre, one of London's best known theatres. Further down the road are the Young Vic rep theatre and a selection of fantastic restaurants and bars.
We are well served by local shops. There are a couple of cash machines (ATMs) within a few minute's walk as well as Post Office, bank, supermarkets, organic grocer, coffee bars and bakeries.

Ideally located for all the major sights:
-Imperial War Museum – 4 minutes walking
-Old Vic Theatre – 5 minutes
-Young Vic Theatre - 6 minutes
-BFI London IMAX – 8 minutes
-Southbank riverside (Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre, Haywood Gallery, shops and more) – 10 minutes
-London Eye – 10 minutes
-Big Ben -14 minutes
-Downing Street – 16 minutes
-St James Park – 17 minutes
-Buckingham Palace – 20 minutes
-Covent Garden - 20 minutes
-Tate Gallery – 20 minutes
-Borough Market – 20 minutes
-Piccadilly Circus (4 stops on the tube)
-Oxford Circus (5 stops on the tube)
-St Pauls Cathedral – 30 minutes (or bus)
-Vauxhall – 30 minutes (or bus)

Getting Around

The apartment is located in the central transport zone (Zone 1) and there are so many options easily available to you:

- London Underground (Tube)
Lambeth North (Bakerloo Line) - 3 minute walk
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Waterloo & City, Northern & Jubilee Lines) - 6 minute walk

- Network Railway
Waterloo (trains to South West London and the south westerly regions of the UK) - 8 minute walk

- Buses
The apartment is also very well placed for buses to almost anywhere. Major bus stops at each end of the street with a total of 15 different routes!

- Santander Cycles (also known as Boris Bikes)
There are a number of docking stations within a few minute's walk. Closest are the a three minute walk away outside Morley College and Lambeth North Tube Station.

- Airports
Travel to and from the airports is relatively simple and I can provide details to you depending on which airport you are arriving from.

From St Pancras (London terminus) you have the option of bus (no. 59), tube or taxi.

Other Things to Note

The apartment can be an attractive alternative to a bland hotel room. Direct tube links to the West End, City and Canary Wharf make commuting very easy. In addition both the City and West End can be reached on foot in 20-30 minutes. It's a very picturesque walk.

For the more active guests there is a Soho Gym at Waterloo (5 minutes walk) where you can work out or join a class. Daily and weekly passes are available.
For the runners I can provide you with a number of 3, 5 and 10 kilometre routes through the parks and past central London landmarks.

If you require any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact me.

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House Rules

There is no smoking inside the apartment. Smoking is possible in the garden only.
Also as there are other apartments in the property, please try and keep the noise down when arriving and leaving.
Please also ensure the the apartment is locked each time you leave.
Note that towels and linen are provided in the apartment.
Please note that the apartment is not suitable for children.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay
Bed has a ergoflex memory foam mattress for a blissful night

Bed has a ergoflex memory foam mattress for a blissful night

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London, United Kingdom
Member since March 2012


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