Conveniently located 2 bedroom
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Spacious split level 2 bedroom flat, comprised of a double bedroom (king size bed), a single bedroom (two single beds) with open plan lounge/kitchen (queen size sofa bed) and a bathroom. Ideal for family holidays or professionals seeking short-term let.
Flat is located in East Greenwich.Only a short ride from Maritime Greenwich (World Heritage Site) by bus 129, 177, 180 or 286 from East Greenwich Library stop D (80m from the flat). Sainsbury's 24hr supermarket and Starbucks are 6min walk (450m), while a classic English pub is just around the corner (30m).
Flat benefits from excellent transport links. Westcombe Park mainline rail station is 2min walk, with frequent direct services to central London:
-London Bridge (14min), with following attractions within a short walk: Tate Modern, Borough Market, Shakespeare Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shad Thames.
-London Cannon St station (18min) for The City or 'Square Mile' , London's financial district.
-(weekdays before 9am and after 9pm) Charing Cross station, with following attractions: Trafalgar Square (1min walk), National Gallery (1min walk), Piccadilly Circus (10 min), 10 Downing Street (10 min), Horse Guards Parade (8 min), Parliament & Big Ben (14min walk); via Waterloo East station (for London Eye, National Theatre, Southbank Centre).
North Greenwich is the nearest Tube station where you can take Jubilee (Grey) Line to central London (West End, Bond Street, etc). To North Greenwich station take bus 129 (Stop E) or 422 (stop D) from East Greenwich Library. From North Greenwich station take 108 or 422 (stop B) and exit at Westcombe Hill Police Station, or take 129 (stop C) and exit at East Greenwich Library.
- Going out: Night bus N1 leaves from Aldwych/Somerset House toward Thamesmead. Exit at East Greenwich Library stop (average journey time: 33min ).
The O2, state-of-the-art concert arena, which also includes a music club, cinema, exhibition space, bars and restaurants is located by North Greenwich station.
There is no parking, however there are several parking places nearby advertised for short-term rental at www.parkatmyhouse.com .
Local bus links map
London Rail and Tube map:
Check-in: 3pm ( flexible depending on booking)
Check-out: 11am (flexible depending on booking).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Westcombe Park (WCB) 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The South East England region
London is a global city, very cosmopolitan, with strengths in literature, finance, entertainment, fashion, and music. It has a wealth of historic monuments, buildings and museums (Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament) some of which are the best in the world. The choice on offer is vast with modern attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern, and the O2 concert venue, providing some of the best art and modern music concerts, too.
You won't be lost for things to do and places to go and if you want to see the quieter side of London, there are several Royal Parks to walk through (St James, Richmond, Greenwich). You will not be disappointed when you visit - we can give you lots of tips and information if you request any.
Central London/Zone 2
GREENWICH AREA: From the flat, take bus 129, 177, 180 or 286 from East Greenwich Library. Alternatively, take the mainline rail from Westcombe Park to Greenwich (2 stops).
Maritime Greenwich, World Heritage Site, is an unique ensemble of buildings and landscape of exceptional artistic value, the work of a number of outstanding architects and designers. At the same time, it is of considerable scientific significance by virtue of the contributions to astronomy and to navigation. Enjoy a walk along the River Thames or in Greenwich Park before eating in one of Greenwich's restaurants. Greenwich shopping is excellent, with plenty of quirky, independent shops and street markets.
Greenwich is easy to reach by Docklands Light Railway, tube, rail, bus or riverboat.
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM:
Following the National Maritime Museum's £20 million facelift, the 19th century Neptune courtyard has been covered over by a glass roof. The revamped museum is bright, airy and the whistling wind and fresh air make you feel like you're on deck. The various exhibitions in the galleys/galleries offer an interactive experience with heaving open hatchway doors, turning the ship's wheel and using Viking oars. Check out ancient uniforms, follow Admiral Nelson's sea-faring career, watch archive material of passenger ocean travel, discover what life was like in Britain's maritime heyday, and get involved in the All Hands exhibition. Wind down in the lush Global Garden - the glorious result of exotic seeds brought back by sailors. Admission is free.
ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE:
Designed by Christopher Wren, this building was founded by William III as a hospital for the Royal Navy. The Painted Hall, decorated in the 18th century by James Thornhill, is particularly worth a visit. The grounds also include the Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul in Queen Mary Court, its Rococo style restored in 1980. The Royal Naval College is found alongside the River Thames, within a few minutes walk of the picturesque Queen's house. One-hour guided tours are available for GBP5, GBP4 concessions.
Designed by Hercules Linton, the Cutty Sark was renowned throughout the seafaring world as one of the fastest ships of the period. After a colourful career, she was moved to a dry dock in Greenwich in December 1954. Officially opened in 1957 by Her Majesty the Queen, she's been visited by over 13 million people since. The number of 'the old lady's' admirers are bound to increase, as she remains a living testimony to a glorious bygone era of sail and Empire.
It won its Royal Charter in 1700 and specialises in antique, collectables arts and crafts (Thur-Sun).
ROYAL OBSERVATORY GREENWICH
Founded in 1675 by Charles II to find out the 'so much desired longitude of places for perfecting the art of navigation' It is home to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and Meridian Line. The Museum is a top Tourist attraction all year round.
GREENWICH ROYAL PARK:
Covering 74 hectares (183 acres). Greenwich is the oldest enclosed Royal Park and home to a small herd of fallow and red deer. Situated on top of a hill, visitors enjoy sweeping views across the River Thames to St Paul's Cathedral and beyond. The park is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, host to the Prime Meridian Line and the old Royal Observatory, as well as having the National Maritime Museum as a neighbour. Royal Park was a site of 2012 Olympics Equestrian event.
OTHER NEARBY ATTRACTIONS:
* Firepower (the Royal Artillery) museum
* Greenwich Heritage centre
* Greenwich Youth theatre and Woolwich Pier.
* Thames Pathway. Walk or cycle along river Thames pathway extending southwards to the Millenium Dome and Woolwich and northwards to the Docklands and Central london.
* Woolwich town centre. It has a wide range of shops and eateries. This includes the first McDonald's restaurant opened in UK in 1974
* Charlton stadium, home to Premiership football club, Charlton Athletic FC is 3miles away.
* Thames Barrier
* Millennium Dome
* Trafalgar Rowing Club
* Blackheath Golf Course
* Excel Exhibition Centre
* Bluewater Shopping Centre
To find out more about the local area and it's amenities I have included some useful websites:
SOUTH EAST LONDON
The south-east corner of London is one of its richest areas to explore, in part because until 1750 the only fixed crossing spanning the River Thames was at London Bridge. If you enter the area here and walk through the dense streets of Southwark, running east from Bankside to Rotherhithe, you'll discover an atmospheric jumble of venerable churches, towering warehouses, gentrified wharves and cobbled lanes leading to defiantly surviving pubs. Life is not stuck in the past, though - there is also an immense energy here, fuelled by floods of daily commuters and a spirit of renewal epitomised by Renzo Piano's Shard, the 72-storey “vertical city” now arising at London Bridge to become the tallest building in Western Europe.
There's more, for this is a place where cultural powerhouses and landmark attractions are lined up like dazzling jewels. There are the hugely popularly galleries of Tate Modern, the revitalised Southbank Centre, the consistently rewarding National Theatre, the confidently spinning London Eye – how much time can you spare?
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17 Nov 2014
The flat was located nicely. It was a quick walk to the bus which was a couple of stops from the underground which took you anywhere. The pub next door was pretty good. The place was clean and comfort… More
18 Oct 2014
"Nice flat with owner more than helpful but......."
Flat was very clean and was very suitable to a city break holiday. However furnishings were quite basic e.g. no wardrobe space in 2nd bedroom and there were a number of lightbulbs not working. Also … More
15 Jul 2014
As previously said does need some TLC, curtain and blinds don't work and there were a few bulbs missing. However it was in an excellent position for the train, it was clean and comfortable. Lily … More
26 May 2014
Excellent location. Easy to get anywhere in the London area from here using the trains and buses. Nice place to stay and come back to after a long day touring. Clean and bright.
21 May 2014
"Buen apartamento para conocer Londres"
Apartamento bien conectado por tren y autobús, en vecindario tranquilo. Limpio y ordenado. Supermercado y tiendas cerca, así como sitios de comida para llevar.… More
20 May 2014
"Good Accomodation & Great Location"
Fantastic location for central London with great local amenities (sainsburys, nandos, cinema). Very helpful & flexible owner regarding the arrival time. Generally the property is comfortable and well equipped albeit it could do with a little TLC. However if we stay in London again, we will definitely book this property.
16 May 2014
It was all we wanted and some ore on top. It was cozy and convenient (local market and 2 minutes to the railway station). Full set of appliances furniture. I will go again :)
8 May 2014
"Lovely house to discover London"
We went to London for a 4-day sightseeing trip. The house is clean, really comfortable and we just felt welcome. The train station is really closed by and the busses are even passing the street. Hence it is only a stone´s throw to London´s sights.
Not far away from the house you will find a pub (same street), a supermarket (5 minutes) and some possibilities to get quiet good take-away food (i.e. Indian, Chinese, pizza...)
Combedale Road is definitely not a quiet street (as well as the street behind the house), but even if you want silence and green around you, you can have a walk or jogging trip uphill to the Wilderness around the Royal Observatory with an amazing view over parts of London.
We are still really impressed by the the city and we are still happy that we decided for this home for our trip. On the one hand the value for money is unbeatable, on the other it is a "warm" home in which you don´t feel just like a customer but more than a guest.
Thanks for this!
6 May 2014
"Good property as described."
Self contained, tidy property that is very close to the station. Trains every 10 mins to London Bridge station. Property owner, Lily was a very friendly and helpful.I would definitely recommend this p… More
27 Apr 2014
"Lovely flat in a great location - 2 min from rail link"
We really enjoyed our stay in this flat and would recommend it. We would use it again if visiting London in the future so that tells you a lot.
It has take aways, corner shops and a Sainsbury's nearby.
The local rail station is 3 min walk up the road and it's therefore quick and easy to get into the centre of London by train - it was about £9 for an adult all day Zone 1-6 off-peak (after 9:30am) railcard which you buy at an automated ticket machine at the station.
There is no parking at the flat (permit holders only) so we rented someone's driveway (4 min walk away) for the week for £25 (via parkatmyhouse.com) which I'd recommend.
The owner met us upon arrival and was lovely.
The flat looked smart with veneer wood flooring. The dining table/chairs were nice. The kitchen was smart with a washing machine & tumble dryer. It was well stocked with utensils. The double bedroom was a good size with good wardrobe storage. The twin room was a reasonable size although not much floor space besides the beds and little storage space. The Bathroom was nice and clean. The flat was nice and warm - the heating works well and is reliable. There is digital Freeview and a Virgin Media Tivo box together with broadband wi-fi at the flat so that was great.
The only negative was that the shower was tricky to get consistently hot and some of the curtains/blinds wouldn't open/close properly. Overall these are only minor things though, like I said, we'd be happy to stay here again if we visit London again!
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