Chelsea Bridge Thameside
About the home
This 5th floor apartment has fabulous views, day and night, across the river to the London Eye, Post Office Tower, The Shard and Central London. These views can be enjoyed from the wraparound balcony or the floor to ceiling glassed walled living area, and bedroom. The apartment is luxuriously appointed with contemporary stylish furniture (2012) and all modern appliances.The development was completed in 2003 and embodies style, security, and high living. Landscaped gardens and fountains, underground parking (extra charge), a comprehensive grocery store, and 24 hour concierge and a stylish hotel provide a special environment in which to relax and enjoy a visit to London. Whether you wish to explore London on foot, bicycle, bus, tube, or taxi, the apartment is well located for easy access to all the major sights for shopping, galleries, museums, restaurants, theatres and parks. Sloane Square tube station is an easy 15 minute walk away and buses outside the apartment go directly to Sloane Square, Knightsbridge (Harrods), Royal Albert Hall, Kensington (Victoria & Albert, & Natural History Museums), Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Victoria Station, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, and Covent Garden. Battersea Park, adjacent to the development is a 200 acre park which offers a leafy verdant respite from the hustle and bustle (Bike hire, lakes, boats, tennis, gym, zoo, cafes) and Chelsea's shops and galleries are across the bridge.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 19, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Brighton, 80km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Jacuzzi / Hot tub, DVD player|
|Pool:||Shared indoor Pool|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Bicycles available, Shared tennis court on site|
|Access:||Lift access to property, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Beautifully appointed and luxuriously furnished. Approx 600 sq feet. The white gloss dining table is extendable and suitable for fine dining complemented by Philippe Starcke dining chairs. A bistro table and 2 chairs on the balcony provide an al fresco dining opportunity in order to enjoy the wonderful view. The king size bed is luxuriously upholstered in velvet. A clock radio with ipod/iphone docking is in the bedroom. Guide books on London and Secret London are available for your information. The tv provides 50 plus freeview channels and a selection of DVDs are available.
A welcome selection of wine, olives, food, milk etc is provided for your enjoyment. The onsite supermarket (0730 - 2300) offers daily fresh croissants and pastries, international newspapers, takeaway cappucinos and dry cleaning services.
Further details outdoors:
The wraparound balcony provides views westwards beyond the Chelsea and Albert Bridges to Chelsea and eastwards over the River Thames to Westminster, the London Eye, Canary Wharf, and south of the river to the adjacent Battersea Power Station. The balcony overlooks the riverbank walk way which continues westward to Chelsea Bridge, Battersea Park and beyond. Battersea Park offers extensive recreational and sporting facilities. Rollerbladers congregate on Saturday mornings for a collective ride around the park. Bicycles, Recumbents, Pedaloes, and Rowing Boats are available for Hire. Tennis, football, athletics, cycling, pilates, aerobics, adventure playground, and cafes are also on offer.(extra charge) Further walks and gardens are available over the bridge at the Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Hospital Chelsea (the location for the Chelsea Flower Show). A bicycle hire docking station is situated on the north side of Chelsea Bridge together with a designated cycle lane. (https://web.barclayscyclehire.tfl.gov.uk/maps). There is secure onsite garage parking (approx £1.80 per hour, £20 per day weekdays, £10 per day weekends) .The 4* Hotel Pestana which opened in 2010 offers a luxurious indoor swimming pool, spa, jacuzzi/Hot tub and gym (all extra charge), restaurant and bar
Check in from 3pm - Check out by 11am. (there is flexibility depending on the circumstances).
This apartment offers the best of all worlds; it offers a spacious and beautifully furnished alternative to hotel accommodation with the addition of self catering facilities. It is an opportunity to experience the best of London living during your visit to this vibrant capital.
This is a strictly no smoking flat, including on the balcony.
Full payment is required upon making a reservation. We would strongly advise that you consider taking out insurance to cover your loss in the event of cancellation. No refunds are made in the event of cancellation unless the property is relet on the same terms in which case 80% of your fees will be refunded.
The apartment provides sleeping accommodation for up to 2 adults in the bedroom; if desired a child could sleep in the lounge on a roll mat with sleeping bag.
The apartment is situated on the river between Chelsea Bridge and Victoria Railway Bridge; light sleepers may find ear plugs beneficial, although the bedroom is triple glazed which significantly reduces exterior sound
- All payment must be paid in GB sterling or Euros by PayPal (3% charge), electronic transfer or on line banking in arrangement with your bank.
- Keys will be handed to tenants, or pick up can be arranged from the concierge.
- Electricity and water bills are not included in lets of 4 weeks or more. These will be calculated based on metered usage and and will be deducted from the refundable deposit.
The South East England / London region
LONDON!!! - cosmopolitan, diverse and exciting - where history and culture collide with you at every point- jump the tube (that's the metro/subway in our British lingo!) and explore the historic sights of the Tower of London with the Crown Jewels and Tower Bridge. Jump on the top of a double decker bus and enjoy the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben at Westminister, Covent Garden, Picadilly Circus, and St Paul's Cathedral; take a trip on the London Eye with its panoramic views across London; or a river taxi down the Thames to Greenwich craft market, the Cutty Sark and the Meridien Time Line; or how about some shopping at some of our world famous stores such as Harrods, Hamleys Toy Shop, Selfrides and Harvey Nicholls or a trip for the young and old to Madame Tussards and the Planetarium...and that's just for starters. And of course, the Kings Road is a short walk from the apartment, as is the Charles Saatchi Gallery located there. If you are coming from May, then there's the Royal Chelsea Flower Show (24-28 May 2011), Queens Club Tennis (June 2012 ), Wimbledon (20 June - 3 July 2011), Ascot horse races, and International cricket and rugby matches.
If it's culture you want, there are no shortage of West End Theatre shows, opera and ballet at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, international art exhibitions at the National Art Gallery and National Portrait galleries in Trafalgar Square, The Tate Modern on the Thames, and the many world class museams such as the British Museum and Victoria and Albert (V &A) Museum which house many of the spoils of Britain's colonial past.
For children and young people, there's the superb Natural History Museum for dinosaurs and Darwin, the Science Museum where you can fly like superman or learn something new through their many exciting interactive exhibitions, or the London Dungeons for a trip into London's sordid past! Come summer, London's parks open up to concerts and open air festivals showcasing the best of British pop music, or take a river taxi to the O2 concert halls in Greenwich to see a big band if you are lucky.
Dont forget to take a break, and enjoy a picnic in one of the many London parks - Hyde Park, Green Park, St James Park, open air theatre in Regents Park, Zoo and Canal and open air opera in Holland Park. And explore the markets - Spitalfields, Columbia Flower Market, Covent Garden, Portobello Road.
If you want to slow things down a bit, why not take a day trip by train from Battersea Park station (change at Clapham Junction - 1 hour journey) to Brighton on the South Coast, or Portsmouth, home of Britain's naval history. Alternatively, sample the historic English towns of Oxford, Cambridge and Winchester which are all within 45 minutes of London. Trains, and coaches(from Victoria) run regularly between London and all parts of the country, so it's easy to use the flat as a base to explore other parts of England that grab your fancy. We can't guarantee the British weather, but come rain or shine, one thing is for definite - this is one holiday you won't be short of things to do!
The Central London/Zone 2 / Battersea area
Shopping and entertainment: the apartment is walking distance to Sloane Square tube (Zone 1 - 0.75 mile) and Battersea Park rail station, and ideally located for those who want a cosmopolitan city break in one of London’s most fashionable and elegant areas. Designer shopping, stylish restaurants and galleries and trendy night-life are all on its doorstep, with Sloane Square and the famous Kings Road just a 15 minute walk. Knightsbridge and famous stores such as Harrods and Harvey Nicholls are just a 5 minute bus/taxi ride away, there is also easy access to the West End, Marble Arch, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. World class restaurants, stylish cafe bars and quaint pubs are all within a 2 km radius of the flat, and on arrival, we will provide you with a restaurant guide to help navigate your way through the international cuisines available.
Arts and culture
London, home of some of the best theatre in the world, with its famous West End shows, from classic dramas to musicals, all within easy access of the flat by public transport or taxi. The Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square is an intimate small theatre which showcases new and modern play writers before they hit the West End, with a cool urban bistro downstairs.
World famous museums such as the Victoria and Albert ( V & A), Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are all found in South Kensington, 1 tube stop away from Sloane Square and international art fairs and outdoor jazz concerts are held regularly in Battersea Park. There are 2 cinemas nearby on the Kings Road and Marble Arch and The Royal Albert Hall is easy to reach for opera, ballet and music concerts.
Sightseeing and International events
In June 2012, you will have exceptional access to see the Queen's flotilla of ships sail down the Thames from the balcony of the flat and then there is the 2012 London Olympics with events in Hyde Park within easy access or a pleasant 30 minute walk. At other time, If the weather is good, we would recommend a walk over the Chelsea Bridge and then stroll right along the river , past the Tate Art Gallery on the Embankment to Westminister, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament; or navigate your way to Sloane Square and around to Green Park, Buckingham Palace and Picadilly Circus. Look out along the way for London’s Blue Plaques which mark the residences where famous people used to live in London. Alternatively, jump the bus/tube and explore the sights.
The flat is a stone’s throw from The Royal Chelsea Flower Show (May), and is conveniently located to get to Wimbledon (June/July), and international cricket matches at The Oval cricket grounds by public transport. The international London fashion show is generally located in venues nearby. Wimbledon and Queens Club international tennis are easily accessible.
Leisure and sports
A unique aspect of this city flat is that you can step out and enjoy the beautiful 200 acre historic Battersea Park opposite – here you can go for a peaceful stroll through its attractive gardens, have a picnic or enjoy the children’s zoo. For the more energetic, how about an early morning jog along the river, or play tennis, or go to the local gym. There is an athletics track for serious runners and a boating lake where you can hire pedalos and rowing boats for a pleasant trip on the lake where you can spot herons and various wildlife.
And don’t forget to check out the magnificent Peace Pagoda next to the river - given as a gift by Japanese monks and built in memory of the victims of the Hiroshima bombing. Numerous sporting possibilities on the doorstep!
There is also a Bicycle rental docking station located on the north side of Chelsea Bridge where bicycles can be hired by the hour and day: https://web.barclayscyclehire.tfl.gov.uk/maps.
Dinghy sailing club at http://www.southbanksailingclub.co.uk/
Powerboating at http://www.westminsterboatingbase.co.uk/watersports-powerboating.htm
Guide books on London are available for reading in the apartment.
How to get there
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Airport: Gatwick: 25 km
Railway: Victoria: 2 km
Ferry: Dover: 70 km
1. From London airports:
Good transport links from any London Airport (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, City, or Luton). The flat is 10 minutes by taxi from Victoria Station or Sloane Square tube, or direct buses run from both stations to the flat. Further directions can be emailed upon enquiry
i) From London Gatwick Airport (approx 30 - 45 mins to flat) : http://www.gatwickairport.com/transport/to-london/
- By train: Gatwick Express to Central London (Victoria Station).
- By direct coach to Cental London (London Victoria).
- Prebook pick- up taxi; rates from £32 one way (45 minutes).
- Self drive hire Car - pick up hire car at airport.
ii) From London Heathrow (26km/16 miles; approx. 30-45 minutes to flat):http://www.heathrow-airport-guide.co.uk/london.html#f
- By train: Heathrow Express to central London (Paddington Station) The take the underground to Sloane Square (District/Circle Line)
- By direct coach to London Victoria.
- Prebook pick up taxi from £25 one way (25 minutes)
- Hire Car - pick up car at airport.
iii) From London Stanstead (68km/42 miles):http://www.stanstedairport.com/transport-and-directions/stansted-to-central-london
- By train: Stanstead Express to London (Liverpool Street). Then London Underground to Sloane Square (District/Circle Line).
- Pre-book taxi or car hire from airport.
iv) London City Airport (21km/13 miles)
- By train: London City Airport Docklands Light Railway to Bank Station. Then London Underground to Sloane Square (District/Circle Line). (0.75mile)
v) Luton Airport (64km/39 miles; 70 mins)
- By train: Fast train to St Pancras, Kings Cross (20 mins). Then London underground to Victoria Station or Sloane Square.
2. Rail links and public transport.
- Eurostar trains go to London St Pancras Kings Cross. Then take the underground to Sloane Square (30 minutes)
- The flat benefits from good transport links to both mainlaine rail station and London Underground - Battersea mainline rail station (National Rail) connects to Victoria Station in 5 minutes and Clapham Junction (5 minutes); the nearest tube is Sloane Square Tube (District/Circle Line).
- Direct trains to Battersea station from London Victoria (5 minutes), and Clapham Junction (5 minutes). Sloane Square tube is on the District/Circle line with easy direct access to central London and London Victoria.
- Frequent buses from outside the flat to Sloane Square, Victoria and Oxford Street.
3. Road links
- Chelsea Bridge is easily reached from South West England, Sussex and Hampshire using the motorways M3 and A3.
- Oxford and Central England are easily reached using the M40.
- Go to www.racrouteplanner to plan your journey to Chelsea Bridge, Battersea (SW8 4NN) from anywhere in UK or one of the airports. Please email enquiries for further details.
Activities near Central London/Zone 2
Tennis in town
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|spring||13 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 735||£ 126||£ 126||3 Nights|
|summer||1 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 840||£ 147||-||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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