The Old Shoemaker's Shop
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Fully equipped and very unusual this one bedroom maisonette has been converted from a former London Shoemaker's workshop.
The open plan kitchen/Reception with dining table, sofa-bed and TV/DVD has a high ceiling, large feature bay window, solid wooden floor, decorative metalwork and old fashioned style school radiators all enhancing and reflecting its commercial origins. To enable maximum enjoyment out of your visit to London you will find here a good selection of information on attractions and transport.
A beautiful wooden staircase leads to a most attractive bedroom with double bed, custom made cupboards, exposed painted beams and roll-top bath. Also a small en-suite wet room with shower and basin.
There is a nearby Boris Bike hire station and direct transport links to Knightsbridge, Kensington (museums & Palace), Notting Hill, Hyde Park, Piccadilly & Oxford Street less than 1 minute away. Transport to City of London, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and West End theatres approx. 5 mins away. Also close to Queenstown Road Battersea Rail Station (4 mins to Waterloo).and for day trips to such places as Hampton Court Palace, Windsor, Brighton and the South Coast.
A very convenient local store will meet most of your holiday needs and there are other local shops, supermarkets, PO. A pub, various restaurants and takeaways including one serving, in our opinion, some of the best Fish & Chips in London are within a five minute walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow or Gatwick, Nearest railway: Queenstown Road, Battersea Park (nearest) or Claph|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The South East England region
London, arguably the greatest city in the world - something for everyone whether you like history & pageantry, fashion & shopping, nightlife & theatres, museums & galleries, architecture, parks & gardens.
Central London/Zone 2
The immediate area is Victorian urban London with brick terraces forming an interesting diamond shape dissected by the broad but surprisingly quite Queenstown Road which, especially at night, provides a stunning view of the Iconic Power Station immortalised with the addition of a floating pig on the Pink Floyd album.
Head in that direction along Queenstown Road back towards the railway station and Chelsea Bridge and about 7 minutes later you will reach Battersea Park. This park has it all. Cafes, a lake with wildfowl, small boating lake, children's zoo, flower gardens, regular art exhibitions and fairs, tennis courts and sporting fields, watch the local cricket team in action and then take in the beautiful views across the Thames to the Royal Hospital Chelsea where the annual flower show is held.
Continuing past the park you are right on Chelsea Bridge from where a short walk will take you into the heart of Knightsbridge. Come in the summer and may be lucky enough to do so on an open square day when you get to meander around one of the enchanting private garden squares you will pass.
If you want to see a new area of London as it emerges turn east just before you reach Battersea Park and passing the renowned Dogs' home realise the true size of the Power Station and its chimneys and witness a hive of activity in front of you as skyscrapers grow along the Thames. On your right Covent Garden fruit & veg market - why not get up early and pay it a visit? Within a few minutes you will come to Vauxhall a transport hub for rail, tube and bus. Its real gem is a survivor of Georgian London bravely holding out amongst its modern neighbours 'Lassco' a treasure trove of rescued and renovated architectural items from the small to the very large and heavy. Well worth a visit and a great place for an unusual souvenir for your home or garden.
From Vauxhall over the bridge will take you past the Tate Britain, and into Westminster, or staying on the south side of the river past Lambeth Palace, home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, to Waterloo and the South Bank centre.
Turn in the opposite direction as you enter Queenstown Road and wander south and you will pass small shops, smart restaurants and take-aways until a few minutes later you reach the junction with Lavender Hill. Continuing straight over leads to the wide open space of Clapham Common also used for music events, circus etc. It is dubbed to increasingly take over the role Hyde Park plays in hosting large concerts. Alternatively west down Lavender Hill (ever to be associated with the Ealing Comedy) will take you after a brisk walk, or preferably bus ride, to Clapham Junction with its major chain stores and very busy station.
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7 Aug 2014
l'appartamento è delizioso,curato nei particolari,credo recentemente ristrutturato e, cosa molto importante ,è pulitissimo ! Susie è disponibile per qualsiasi cosa.. se dovessi ritornare a Lon… More
11 Jul 2014
"Great base for exploring London"
We stayed 4 days, which was a good amount of time to relax and explore the area and greater London. Neighborhood is fine, and a short walk will lead to more choices in restaurants. Not having a tube s… More
9 Jun 2014
"Great apartment, location and owner"
Owner was very easy to contact, location was great and accessible by train or bus. The apartment was a great size, clean and the facilities (kitchen, bathroom) were perfect. The price was similar to… More
28 May 2014
We were a group of four people and we stayed in this lovely apartment for a week. Everything was perfect and Susie is a great landlady. The house was very clean and there were all the facilities we ne… More
12 May 2014
"Agréable petite maison typique"
Petite maison refaite à neuf.Nous avons passé un bon séjour dans cette maison refaite à neuf, propre et plutôt assez proche de l'hyper centre de Londres.Je conseille cette adresse pour une f… More
24 Apr 2014
"Great apartment and stay"
I was really pleased with the apartment rental. Everything was newly installed and worked as expected (after a slight issue with the heating, which was resolved by the landlady straight away). The location was perfect for our needs in London, easy access to central London and transport options, due to train stop within 2 stops of Waterloo only 5mis away.
Property located in a quiet residential area, which felt very safe at all times.
Located near a couple of Boris Bike stations, so easy to get around by bike if willing to try that mode of transport.
Very happy with the cleanliness and facilities on offer in the apartment.
The landlady was very helpful and quick in responding to any inquiries and there was loads of information on things to do and see in London available in the apartment.
I would definitely come back and I would highly recommend the apartment for a stay in London.
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