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Lovely Modern Flat, Terrace and view of Gherkin, 150m from Tower of London

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1 bedroom, Internet
Pool
Living room
Private Kitchen
In-room dining

Overview of Lovely Modern Flat, Terrace and view of Gherkin, 150m from Tower of London

Lovely Modern Flat, Terrace and view of Gherkin, 150m from Tower of London

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTower of London8 min walk
  • Popular LocationTower Bridge9 min walk
  • Popular LocationThe Shard18 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)55 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Lovely Modern Flat, Terrace and view of Gherkin, 150m from Tower of London

Family-friendly London apartments in London City Centre, walk to The Gherkin
This is the ideal flat from which to explore London and all the major attractions, located near to four tube stations and on major bus routes including the Heritage Routemaster bus no. 15 tourist route from the Tower of London to Trafalgar Square. The flat is 150 meters from the Tower of London with Tower Bridge only a little further away and St. Katherine's Dock nearby. There are always taxis to be found in the area, as the flat is near to four hotels. River buses and cruises depart from the pier next to the Tower of London.

At the end of the street (Pepys Street) is All Hallows Church, the oldest church in the City of London dating back to the 7th Century. Many famous figures have made their mark here; it is where William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, was baptized here in 1664; John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the US was married here in 1797, and where Samuel Pepys watched the Fire of London from the church tower in 1666. Guided tours are free of charge although donations gladly accepted and run between April and October. They also offer guided walks throughout the City for a small charge. Well worth a visit and only 3 mins walk from the flat!

There are many pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk of the flat, including American (Bodeans), French, British, Asian, and Indian. If you don't mind walking a bit further, along a route which hugs the Thames, the Narrows is in Wapping is worth a visit. There is also Brick Lane which is a street almost solely devoted to food from the Indian sub-continent and worth a visit in the evening for the smells, lights and sounds, even if you're not feeling hungry!

St Katherine's Docks is worth a visit. It is a small marina, which also contains cafes, shops and restaurants. It is on the far side of the Dock that you'll find Waitrose, the largest supermarket near to the flat, as well as a Starbucks if you want something more familiar.

If you cross over Tower Hill bridge and turn left, you will find some really nice (and a bit pricey) restaurants with lovely views back towards the flat across the river. From here you can walk West towards 'the Eyeball' the Mayoral building, and the Shard, towards Tate Modern. You will usually find some interesting art being displayed along the South Bank of the river on this route. You can also walk to Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hinde, and you can walk back over the Millennium Bridge to St Paul's Cathedral and back to the flat.

I recommend the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour of the East End which held at night and starts from the Tower Hill tube. You might want to read up some related history before you go to really get you in the mood to be spooked!

Also in proximity to the flat, you can explore St Paul's Cathedral and I recommend a trip to the top provided you don't mind a lot of steps, or alternatively why not try a visit to the crypt? You can also take a tour of the inside of Tower Bridge and see how the cantilever works and enjoy the views from the top of HMS Belfast.

The Monument, which marks the side of the Great Fire of London has some nice views of the local area. I made the trek to the top when 6 months pregnant (just), though I think the views from the top of the hotels, which are adjacent to the flat are better, and they also do fantastic cocktails and bar snacks if you're so inclined. You'll recognise the setting of many movies in this area with the Four Seasons hotel exterior being part of Skyfall and the rooftop bar of the new M hotel part of several others.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is definitely worth a visit, particularly if you visit in summer when you can attend one of the open air productions. For £5 you can stand or if you'd rather, there is plenty of seating. And of course a trip to the West End should be included in any stay to partake of one of the varied productions that are on all year round.

My favorite Friday or Saturday activity is to walk along the river beside from the Tower of London to London Bridge and across to Borough Market where you can buy lovely fresh produce from around the country, specialty cheese and wines, and almost every type of meat, seafood and vegetable you could wish for.

Afterwards you can sit on the terrace with direct views of the Gherkin, or in one of the nearby parks, and enjoy your purchases.

This flat is ideal for a single, couple, or small family. There is a UK King size bed. In addition there is a sofa that converts to a small double bed. Bedding for both is of course supplied as well as towels etc. but please bear in mind this is a flat and not a hotel so the linen/towels are not changed daily.

I have a 5 night minimum policy as shorter stays are uneconomical for me. The only exception is if I happen to have a shorter space between bookings, and it that case I will consider shorter rental periods. Please check my VRBO calendar to see what the availability is as this is kept regularly updated.
Guest accommodations at this apartment feature patios.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Amanda Jepson

Property amenities

Internet

  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car not required

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom

Outdoor areas

  • Patio

Laundry

  • Near a laundromat

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In the city centre
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby

General

  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 510 sq ft (47 sq m)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area

London

Located in London's London City Centre neighbourhood, this apartment is in the city centre. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Russell Square and St. James Park, while Tate Modern and Aldwych Theatre are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Don't miss London Eye and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Waterskiing and power boating offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cycling nearby. Guests love the property's convenience for public transportation: Tower Hill Station is just steps away and Tower Gateway Station is 3 minutes on foot.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Gherkin - 7 min walk
  • Tower of London - 8 min walk
  • Tower Bridge - 9 min walk
  • London Bridge - 13 min walk
  • The Shard - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Tower Hill Station - 2 min walk
  • London Fenchurch Street Station - 3 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 55 min drive

Restaurants

  • Seething Lane Gardens - 3 min walk
  • The Ship - 3 min walk
  • East India Arms - 3 min walk
  • Thai Square - 3 min walk
  • Abbey Bar - 4 min walk

Frequently asked questions

4.8
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 29 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 29 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 29 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
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5/5 Excellent

Splendid digs!
Quality apartment, with plenty of room for my wife, myself and our 24 year old son. Separate bedroom gives you plenty of space. Terrace is a nice perk (as long as it's not raining). Location was perfect. Underground's Circle Line is a minute away by foot and will take you to almost all the sites. Pubs and restaurants surround the place, though it's a business district so operating hours my be shorter and some may be closed weekends. That makes for a quiet neighborhood. Thames just down the street and St. Katherine's dock a short walk. Calum, the concierge, is a nice fellow and very helpful. Recommend Rajasthan II, an Indian restaurant that's a short walk away. Food is on the mild side, but tasty. Jack the Ripper tour was entertaining and informative. So great overall experience. No need to Brexit this place early. :-)

3/5 Okay

The City
The apartment was fine, clean , well equipped but sometimes stuffy. The area has almost no services especially on Saturday and Sunday. It is a shut down zone those days. Nice people in the building.

5/5 Excellent

Great place to stay in London
Amanda’s property near the Tower is very well appointed, in a great location with easy transport and lots to see and do.

5/5 Excellent

Met all our expectations and more.
What a find! We have stayed in London over the years (including both Hiltons) and this was far and away the best accommodation we have had. It had absolutely everything to make us comfortable including a virtual next door location to one of the main underground lines. It was a clean, well equipped, modern apartment with a balcony that looked out at the Guerken and only a few hundred metres away from the tower and the bridge. The Concierge Callum was so helpful and an absolute delight. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in London. We have been spoiled.

5/5 Excellent

5 stars
Very nice flat. Would certainly stay again.