About this listing
This bright and stylish one double bedroom flat is situated on the 5th floor of the Empire Square contemporary development that was built in 2007. The apartment is laid out with a combined sitting room and kitchen, from which the bedroom is separated by a pleasant hallway, which provides a good amount of separation and privacy in someone is using the sofa bed. There are amazing floor-to-ceiling windows in the bedroom and living room/kitchen that really open up the space and provide a good amount of light. The windows lead out to two south facing balconies with an aspect onto Tabard Gardens. As mentioned, there's a comfortable sofa bed in the living room that can accomodate 2 more people.
There's a full kitchen with all the usual modcons for you to use at your leisure. The apartment also comes with full TV (with SkyTV) and free wifi. There's also a washer and dryer for your use.
Empire Square is located only 3 mins walk from Borough Tube Station and London Bridge (Tube and National Rail) is a further 5 mins walk.
Despite its central location the apartment is very quiet. The place is in a great area, being just a few steps away from The Shard and Borough Market. It's also incredibly safe and there's great tube access.
There is 24 hr concierge & security, a Soho Gym and a local supermarket within the development.
If you are arriving at the flat after 2200 and before 0630 the inner square will be closed. The entrances are still in use but can be easily accessed from the outside of the square.
I usually stay In the apartment Monday evening to Thursday morning which makes it homely but clutter free (I leave that in my home in Oxford!) It is therefore available every week from Thursday night to Monday morning, but please enquire if you need a day or two on either side as I'm very flexible and will try and accomodate you.
I would love you to enjoy my flat as much as I do and hope you respect it the same and leave it in the condition you found it in and report any breakages. It is in a residential block so please respect my neighbours so no loud music or parties!
Also please no smoking - thank you
First of all: THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting us stay at your wonderful flat. This place has everything a London visitor would need. We felt welcome even before we arrived. Your directions and map made it easy to locate (30 minutes ride from London City Airport - INCLUDING a trip to Tesco's and getting the keys from the concierge!). What we probably enjoyed the most, were the two balconies with a view over 'old' London: the nearby park and a classic brownstone with beautiful small backyards. From the yard, we could see the Shard, and the very centre of London was only minutes away by the Tube. The flat itself? It's just perfect! Spacious, cosy, a bathroom with a tub! And quiet in the nights.
In all honesty: this will be my very first choice of accommodation for my next trip to London.
The unit was as described. Small but had everything we needed with big windows and lots of light
Close to metro
Elevator goes to 4 out of 5 levels which is good
Hi Hal. I'm really glad the apartment worked out for you and I am sorry you didn't find the elevator which takes you to the 5th floor (It was marked as entrance one on the map I supplied). This one is in fact closer to the apartment than the one I assume you used which only goes to the 4th floor and then you need to use the stairs to 5th.
Jane's flat was perfect for us. The location was convenient to tour bus, Tube stations, and a lovely walk along the river. We are a family of four and although the apartment is small we were very comfortable. Jane is an excellent hostess. Her flat is lovely and very neat and clean. She is responsive and gracious. We enjoyed our breakfasts on the balcony overlooking a park each morning. A perfect way to start each day!
Todo muy bien. Llegamos fácilmente gracias a las indicaciones que nos había dado Jane y todo estaba listo. El apartamento es muy acogedor y moderno. Tuvimos una estancia muy agradable y todo el entorno, barrio, paisajes desde las terrazas, etc era formidable. El metro esta muy cerca y también hay supermercados cercanos. Nos sentimos realmente como en casa.
This was my first Airbnb experience and I am grateful that Jane was a very accommodating host who quickly answered myany many questions. The flat was great and had everything necessary to make our stay in London an enjoyable one. It's in a great location and most of the touristy places are within walking distance. I particularly liked how secure I felt in the flat - the security measures meant I didn't have to worry about leaving valuables behind while I was out and about. Only shame was that I didn't have more time to enjoy the flat.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Instructions given by the host made it easy to find and access. Great location near the tube making it easy to get to on public transport. So many great sites close by. The flat was ideal for our family holiday needs. Thank you Jane for assisting us to have a wonderful family holiday.
Nonostante non abbia avuto modo di conoscere di persona Jane, devo dire che si è dimostrata molto disponibile a rispondere a tutte le mie domande e premurosa nel darmi tutte le informazioni possibili per non avere disagi nel raggiungere l'appartamento.
L'appartamento è molto carino e comodo, in soli cinque minuti a piedi si arriva alla fermata della metro Borough, il quartiere mi è sembrato molto tranquillo. Consiglio questo appartamento per chi vuole passare un weekend a Londra.
About the Host, Jane
Hello there. I am a professional woman who works hard and enjoys relaxing with friends. My home is in Oxford with my husband and son but work in London during the week. I rent my London flat through airbnb mainly at the weekends.