Great views from this top floor penthouse, which sleeps 4. Great location: 2 mins from Bow Church DLR, 5 mins from Bow Road tube. Park, coffee shops, gallery and food shops all on the doorstep. Secure parking available.
An entire bright, light and stylish apartment. Great position 2 mins docklands light railway 5 mins underground too many bus routes to list, Stratford Westfield with wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and quick, convenient access to the heart of the city, the O2 venue and Greenwich. Broadband internet. Finished to a high standard with contemporary furnishings and a range of home comforts and conveniences to create a relaxing and comfortable home from home. Excellent location for any visitor to London.
Major sites such as Greenwich and Tower of London close by and West End 10mins away on underground.
Almost forgot a great
Local Haunted East End pub !!! the bow bells for a friendly drink 1 minute walk
The apartment has a small balcony and floor to ceiling windows that fully open for plenty of fresh air during the summer months, with plenty of space for entertaining and relaxing.
40" Samsung smart TV with internet
Free high speed WI-Fi
Linen and towels included.
The kitchen includes:
Fridge with icebox
Supermarkets for local shopping a minutes walk away.
Secure gated car parking space available on request
My right hand man called Terry will be the one to meet and greet you with keys etc and do his best to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Other Things to Note
For airport / station pick up, I recommend the Green Tomato taxi company (http://(email hidden)/uk/ Tel: (phone number hidden)) - they use hyrid cars, so are much more environmentally-friendly, and bookings can be made and tracked online and via phone apps, so easy to set up from abroad. There is a short (4-line) account set up to enable you to make and track bookings. Example prices are: Heathrow airport: £67, Kings Cross / St Pancras International: £25.75, Stratford International train station: £11.00.
From Standsted airport, the National Express bus goes direct from Standsed airport and stops 2 minutes walk from the apartment (Bow Church bus stop). The buses run every half an hour and the bus journey time is 40 minutes - here is a link to their website: http://(email hidden)/wherewego/airports/stansted-airport.aspx The cost is £10 single or £15 rtn Plus £1 booking fee.
From Heathrow: Take the Piccadilly (purple) line westbound to Cockfosters. Change at Hammersmith on to the westbound District (Green) line heading towards Upminster. At Hammersmith you just have to cross the platform, no need for over or underpasses.
Heathrow to Hammersmith is 30mins, Hammersmith to Bow Road is 40 minutes. Single fare: £5.70 (or £5 if you sign up to an Oyster travel card).
Eurostar: if you are coming on the Eurostar, Stratford International (one stop before St Pancras International) is closer to the apartment. There is a direct bus (D8 from bus stop F) that runs every 15 mins to Bow Church DLR. The bus journey is 15 mins and Bow Church DLR is 2 min walk from the apartment. Alternatively, a taxi would be c. £11.
Kings Cross / St Pancras International: There is a direct tube line (Hammersmith & City - pink colour on maps) to the apartment. Take the East Bound train towards Barking and get out at Bow Road (21 mins journey time).
No real rules... just respect my home and my neighbours and no smoking inside the apartment.... Also, we are in a residential block so no parties or loud music.
Other than that, just enjoy your stay!
It was my second collaboration with Ella and I am really pleased of her and Terry's service. Friends of mine stayed there and they really enjoyed it. Great apartment and great location.
What a great place! Two nice bedrooms with comfy beds, a spacious lovely living room are only topped by the balcony's panoramic view of the new Olympic stadium. Kitchen is fully equipped with coffee, teas and fresh milk included! Everything was extra clean and both the bedrooms and the spotless bathroom even have floor heating. Wonderful location, too.
l'accoglienza è stata ottima. Terry, il braccio destro di Ella, mi ha subito contattato poco dopo l'atterraggio a Londra, ed ha pazientemente aspettato il nostro arrivo. E' stato gentilissimo ed efficentissimo. L'appartamento è bello come si vede in foto. In ottima posizione ben servita dai mezzi.Silenzioso,pulito,caldo e con ogni comfort!Anche i generi alimentari di base e latte fresco in frigo!
Bisogna ricordarsi di regolare il timer dello scalda acqua per non farsi la doccia fredda!
In quattro siamo stati benissimo, ci ritorneremo!
My stay in Ella's lovely flat was really nice. We were welcomed very warm by her and Terry, so we felt brilliant. Her apartment is clean and also furnished with all the small things - even an iron, which I needed so much. The flat is really close to the DLR station and also the tube station. The area is nice, but I didn't have the time to go around that much.
Very helpful host Ella and 'sidekick' Terry. Lovely apartment as described - very clean and comfortable with brilliant views. Didn't spend much time in the neighbourhood so can't really comment, but very close to the tube station and doesn't take long to get to all the main London sites :)
We werden prima ontvangen door Terry. Afgesproken was dat we een uur voor aankomst telefonisch contact met hem zouden opnemen. Dit is ons - in Engeland -niet gelukt via onze mobiele telefoon. Via familie in Nederland is het wel gelukt om Terry te bereiken. Hij heeft ons goed geïnformeerd over het appartement, zoals het openen en afsluiten van het appartement, gebruik apparatuur e.d. Een korte instructie op papier in de flat hadden we ook wel handig gevonden. Je hebt een lange reis achter de rug en dan dringt alles niet even goed tot je door. Onze auto konden we parkeren in de parkeergarage. Het appartement was goed met de auto te bereiken.
Van te voren hebben we informatie ontvangen van Ella over het appartement en de omgeving, zoals restaurants en winkels en bereikbaarheid met het openbaar vervoer. De metro is dichtbij (10 minuten lopen), daar hadden we o.a. het appartement ook op uitgezocht en ook op het feit dat er een parkeergarage aanwezig was. Je moet wel slapen met de ramen dicht, dit i.v.m. het verkeerslawaai. Er is wel een ventilatierooster aanwezig. Wij vonden dit verder geen probleem. Om de hoek was een prima winkel, Nisa-supermarkt, waar we onze inkopen deden.
Er waren twee pannen voor het koken, een of twee pannen erbij zou iets handiger zijn.
We hadden een mooi uitzicht op het Olympisch Stadion. Het appartement vonden wij perfect en we hebben een hele leuk week in Londen gehad. We waren met onze twee kinderen.
Kees Laan & Ineke Oosting
Ella's flat is perfect. Terry was there to meet us and show us around the property.The flat itself was very clean and comfortable. It is located in a ideal location which allows you to easily access all London has to offer. There are a number of small convince stores nearby where you can pick up food and supplies that you might need. We had problem with the stove not working. Turned out the fuse/ circuit breaker blew. Ella was unable to reach me on my cell phone so she called my daughter in the States to get me the message on how to fix it. Doesn't get better than that.