The Royal Academy Hall London
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Set in this Historic Conservation Area stretching along the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Royal Arsenal and Military Academy date back to the 15th century. This listed historic house overlooking both the Royal Artillery Museum and part of the British Library was part of the Military Academy. Its main galleried room has a 40ft high domed ceiling.
If you require accommodation for a more people we also have our Town House..Holiday Lettings # 084537 this is also in the Royal Arsenal.
Thames Clipper boat service leaves from a pier just by house (1 Min) to Westminster, it also stops at the O2,Tower of London and other places.. The Tube link under river direct to London City Airport 5 Mins (DLR), Westminster is 25 Min Jubilee Line.Trains go direct to Charring Cross passing London Bridge, or to Waterloo. The Station, Town centre and market are 3 Mins walk, as are restaurants, cafes and a vibrant fruit market. The Thames walkway goes past the house as does a Thames cycle route. The Couture Deli and Museum Cafe are both near-by (1min).
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||50 km|
|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: London City Airport LCY 3 km, Nearest railway: Woolwich Arsenal DLR and Rail 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 20|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The Main Hall is 45ft long with a 40ft high Domed ceiling.. the Gallery surrounds the whole room, reached by spiral stairs it gives access to the Master Bedroom its En-Suite and the Roof Terrace.
It is styled like a Colonial Club - bright, sunny and surrounded by paintings, both contemporary and classic. The Halls twelve double height windows bath the whole room in light.
On the gallery, large leather rocker chairs sit in the sun and read, contemplate your next days visit over a glass of wine.
The Master Bedroom is set in a large spacious room on a central mezzanine and surrounded by a gallery walkway, it has it's own LCD TV with world current news and UK channels, radio and DVD. Its en-suite bath situated off the gallery, with contemporary Victorian style tilling and modern fittings.
The second large double room is on the ground floor with two large double height windows. It also has it own LCD TV with fifty channels.
The four single beds are fold out beds.. the further two beds are on the chaise lounges. If you wish to use these beds we ask that you bring your own bedding.. we can supply pillows and cases.
Behind the bedroom the large roof terrace - ideal for those sunnier warmer mornings or evenings.
Relax on Recliners in the shade of the Wisteria the scent of Clematis and potted plants.
The kitchen and lounge area below are open plan. Two long suede sofa's and two sofa bed loungers. With six double height windows on each level you're bathed in light and warmth.
We own an estate in France and are undertaking to offset our emissions in London by planting woodland and hedges there.
In the lounge area there is also a 50 inch LCD..DVD and Stereo. The property is fully heated.
Situated on the ground floor off the entrance hall is a laundry room and linen store. This is for the sole use of the proprietors and cleaners.
|Further details outdoors|
Next door to the museum.. and it's Cafe restaurant.
The Dial Arch Bar and Restuarant is also very close by serves coffee breakfast, lunch and dinner... Has an area set aside for children in the daytime.. Both offer free internet when you purchas,e a coffee or tea.
No BBQ's on roof terrace..
The South East England region
This area of England has long been a favoured place to live since before the Romans who developed Londinium or London as it's now known. The two local areas of Greenwich and Woolwich (one meaning "Green Harbour" and the other "Wool Harbour" in old Saxon English) have long been important. The English Kings had their Palaces here alongside the river. These later became military academies and hospitals and are now protected as museums and areas of great historic significance.
The transport links from this part of London are second to none. You can take the tube, train or boat to an amazing variety of destinations. One change to Camden or Richmond and Kew Gardens. If you wish to visit further afield to Brighton for instance, you need only change once at London Bridge.
Central London/Zone 2
Set in this Historic Conservation Area stretching along the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The Royal Arsenal and Military Academy date back to the 15th century. The Historic Royal Artillery Buildings and Museum are overlooked by The Hall.
There are also grass areas along the river 1min walk away or so.. you can sit on these and have a picnic. Traffic is very limited in The Royal Arsenal, the speed limit is 5mph (8kph), most of the area is Pedestrian only. 21 Gun Salute Fired from Parade Square near house on the Queen's birthday.
Thames river boat service leaves from a pier just by house direct to Westminster, it also stops at the O2, Canary Wharf, Tower of London and other places. A tube link under river direct to London City Airport 5 mins (DLR), continues on to Canary Wharf and Tower of London. Trains go direct through Greenwich to Charring Cross passing London Bridge, or to Waterloo. The Station, town centre and market are less than 5 mins walk, as are restaurants, cafes and a vibrant fruit market. The Thames walkway goes past the house as does a Thames cycle route.
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26 Nov 2012
"Perfect House for a relaxed weekend with family"
I had booked a surprise weekend for my partners birthday and unfortunately just 4 days before the event our original Penthouse booking was cancelled by the Company; Luckily I came across The Royal Academy Hall and contacted Adrian who was absolutely brilliant, and managed to have our booked confirmed just 12 hours after first contact.
On arrival Adrian met us and gave us a very informative talk about the House and the surroundings including where to go for dinner/breakfast, and this made us feel really at home and confident that our weekend was going to be brilliant.
The House is in a very quiet area, yet there is still a lovely pub/restaurant just around the corner called the 'Dial Arch', we went there for dinner and the food, atmosphere and service was amazing.
There was a very large group of us in the House but there was plenty of room for everyone, and the lovely outdoor terrace upstairs was fantastic for a bit of fresh air.
The House has all the neccessary bits and pieces including an iron and a hair dryer which came in very handy, along with enough cups, glasses, cutlery, plates and bowls for everyone.
All beds were very comfy and we had 2 lovely nights sleep.
I can't thank Adrian more for making our stay really memorable, and I would reccommend this House to anyone hoping to be in a great London location with a large group of friends or family.
I certainly hope we will be able to stay again in the future.
20 Nov 2012
"Very big and spacious although really only comfortably sleeps 2 couples"
The property itself is in a lovely area conveniently located close to the DLR station (last stop Woolwich Arsenal) and it has a number of other transport links nearby.
A couple of complaints however -
The property was advertised as able to sleep 10 people with sofa beds and single beds available. There were absolutely no sofa beds at all and the 'single' beds were simply fold out springs with very thin mattresses on it.... there were 4 of us in total staying at the house - 1 couple and 2 singles. Unfortunately for our friend he stayed on the fold out single bed which wasn't the greatest.
The other thing is that the property is advertised as being in Zone 2 Greenwich which it is not. For our purposes this wasn't a major issue however being that it was located in zone 4 instead (Woolwich Arsenal) it did mean the Oyster card was running out of money fast. This may be a real problem for anyone on a bit of a travelling cost budget.
Other than that the house was fairly clean (although we did have to supply our own toilet paper as there wasn't any spare) and apart from some dirty dishes in the cupboard overall it was a pleasant stay.
I will say that the heating in the property is VERY efficient and we were amazed at how warm it was of an evening.
Lovely big space with good deco and would be ideal for 2 couples and a group (if extras don't mind sleeping on the sofas).
Would recommend but suggest that the descriptions of the sleeping arrangements and Zone location be updated.
13 Dec 2011
"Perfect Blend of History and Convenience"
To stay in London in a Historical building while in a neighborhood environment with local pubs and markets yet still a simple and easy boat river ride from all of London's main tourist sites is an attempt to describe a stay at the Royal Arsenal. What can I say more that I plan to return here yearly! Simply Wonderful!
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