Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Ref. 16028 - This well presented apartment is situated close to the Thames in the popular Battersea area just south of the city centre and affords wonderful riverside views from the fourth floor balcony. Clapham Junction train station is either a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute bus journey away, and all the major London attractions are within easy reach.
The apartment building has a concierge and underground parking and benefits from double glazing, thus minimising noise and ensuring efficient heating. There are also well-kept gardens accessible to residents only.
Comprising of living room area with open-plan kitchen, the apartment is bestowed with all the facilities you could need for a stay away from home, such as a large leather sofa, flat screen TV with satellite channels, DVD player, hi-fi stereo and WIFI internet access.
The adjoining kitchen area enjoys a wide range of facilities and integrated appliances including oven, hob, grill, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine and dishwasher, as well as cooking utensils, and also has seating for 4 people at the breakfast bar.
The living room gives access to the balcony terrace which has a table and seating space to enjoy al-fresco entertainment.
The master bedroom features an extra long, double bed with wardrobe & rack-space for storage plus an en-suite bathroom consisting of bath with overhead shower, toilet & wash basin. The second bedroom is equipped with 2 comfortable single beds with floor to ceiling windows looking out to the river. A second bathroom provides an extra toilet, sink and shower.
The apartment enjoys great shopping and restaurants close-by, plus supermarkets for any food shopping. Just a train stop away you will find Battersea Park which houses tennis courts, lakes and bicycle paths. A short walk South you can cross the Thames by Wandsworth bridge and explore the tree-lined streets of Fulham with it's trendy shopping and cafes.
This apartment is the ideal base from which to explore London and experience all it has to offer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London City Airport 16.88 km, Nearest railway: London Victoria Station 7.49 km|
|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, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Check-in is available from 14.00
Check-out before 11.00
For check-ins after 20.00 there is an extra charge of 30 GBP
For early check-outs before 07.00 there is an extra charge of 30 GBP
Cot/High chair can be made available on request at no extra charge
Central London/Zone 2
In Short: Beautiful landscape along the River Thames/ very near centre/A lot of venues in Brixton
Highlights: Battersea Park/Holy Trinity Church /Battersea Power Station
Getting around: Two underground lines: London Overground and Northern line/National rail from Clapham High St
Why stay: The peace of Battersea and lively Clapham/Very pleasant green areas
Description: This area located to the south of the Thames, was a small village that over time has been swallowed up by the city. Before the industrial revolution the majority of the area was used for agricultural purposes; its fields were dotted with farms and it provided food produce for the city of London. From 1750 onwards industry developed particularly to the west of the district on the banks of the River Thames, since the river provided the energy necessary for factory production. A number of bridges were constructed to facilitate transport to the rest of the city such as the beautiful Battersea Bridge (1771).
Industry declined in the 1970s and gradually the factories were destroyed to make way for apartment buildings. Battersea today is a very pleasant residential area.
One of the most famous buildings in the area is Battersea Power Station, a coal-fired power station that took ten years to build and was finished in 1939. It was the very first of its kind in England and stopped functioning in 1983. It was made famous particularly by its appearance in the film Help! starring the Beatles, and in 1977 was used as the front cover of the Pink Floyd album Animals.
Despite its industrial past, Battersea offers a number of leisure options including Battersea Park, formerly the place used for duels, whilst today it hosts a small zoo for children, a lake with rowing boats, tennis courts and other sports facilities.
South of the area of Battersea is the district of Clapham, with a wonderful offer of night life and restaurants the perfect place to go out and a fashionable place to live. A visit to Clapham Common Park (1878) is an absolute must with its numerous ponds - for a trip on a boat or to go fishing. Not far is the simple but beautiful Holy Trinity Church (1766) displaying its landmark bell clock tower.