Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Prices are quoted for up to 4 persons and the apartment can accommodate up to 8 persons.
The Apartment location is a secure quiet residential area, close to all the amenities of St Katherine's Dock - the property also benefits from being near by to the exciting shops, bars and restaurants located in the East of the City of London and historical area of Wapping.
Tower Hill Underground Station is less than a five minute away for links into and out of the City of London and the West End. Close to the River Thames path where you can enjoy fabulous walks to Covent Garden and Theatreland. The area has an abundance of high quality Restaurants which cater to every palate and every wallet.
The Apartment makes the ideal London base for the avid sightseer, small groups and families. It is also the perfect retreat for those who are staying on business who require a high quality home-from-home close to the City's financial district. The world famous Oxford Street is no more than 15-20 mins away via Tower Hill Underground Station.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||The Thames 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 40 km, Nearest railway: Fenchurch Street 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
Dining for six persons with comfortable seating throughout. Living room also benefits from a Fulton Double Bed Settee for the 6/7th person(s) - Flat Screen Free View TV - Wi Fi Broadband Internet connection - Under Floor Central Heating - Terrace - Peace and Quiet.
|Further details outdoors||
Located in a Private Quiet Popular Residential Square.
Prices quoted are for the property are for up to 4 persons.
RATES QUOTED ARE IN UK POUNDS STERLING.
The South East England region
London is the capital city of both the United Kingdom and the constituent home in England. The ancient City of London, to which the name originally belonged, still retains its medieval boundaries, but the name "London" has long applied more generally to the whole metropolis which has grown up around it.
An important settlement for around two millennia, London is today one of the world's leading business, financial and cultural centres and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the major global cities.
London is the most populous city within city limits in the European Union, with an official population of 7.5 million and has a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. Its diverse population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures and religions, speaking over 300 different languages.
It is an international transport hub, with five international airports and a large port. It serves as the largest aviation hub in the world and its main airport, the multi-terminal Heathrow, carries more international passengers than any other airport in the world.
London is a major tourist destination with four world heritage sites, a number of royal parks, and numerous iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. Other attractions include famous institutions such as the British Museum and the National Gallery, along with a multitude of shopping, nightlife and entertainment venues in the West End. London's main geographical feature is the River Thames which runs through the city from the south-west to the east.
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Central London/Zone 1
Wapping (pronounced 'Wopping') is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is situated on the north bank of the River Thames between The City to the west and Shadwell to the east and north, and it faces Bermondsey and Rotherhithe on the south bank, separated from them by that section of the Thames known as the Lower Pool. It is also part of the Docklands area of London. Wapping lies between the River Thames and the ancient thoroughfare simply called The Highway.
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Wapping's proximity to the river gave it a strong maritime character for centuries, well into the 20th century. It was inhabited by sailors, mastmakers, boat-builders, blockmakers, instrument-makers, victuallers and representatives of all the other trades that supported the seafarer. Wapping was also the site of 'Execution Dock', where pirates and other water-borne criminals faced execution by hanging from a gibbet constructed close to the low water mark. Their bodies would be left dangling until they had been submerged three times by the tide.
The Bell Inn, by execution dock was run by Samuel Batts. His daughter, Elizabeth, married James Cook in 1762 at Barking, after the Royal Navy captain had stayed at the Inn. The couple initially settled in Shadwell, attending St Paul's church, but later moved to Mile End. Although they had six children together, much of their married life was spent with Cook absent on his voyages, and after his murder in 1779 at Kealakekua Bay, she survived until 1835.
Perhaps Wapping's greatest attraction is the Thames foreshore itself, and the venerable public houses that face onto it. A number of the old 'stairs', such as Wapping Old Stairs and Pelican Stairs (by the Prospect of Whitby) give public access to a littoral zone (for the Thames is tidal at this point) littered with flotsam, jetsam and fragments of old dock installations. Understandably it is popular with amateur archaeologists and treasure hunters - it is surprisingly easy for even a casual visitor to pick up a centuries-old shard of pottery here.