Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Welcome to Eagle Wharf. Before you step inside this chic, one bedroom apartment, take a moment to familiarise yourself with your surroundings. Think old cobbled, Victorian streets; think historic warehouses, now converted but still bearing witness to their ancient Shad-Thames past. There are wine bars and restaurants dotted around and the river flows just moments away. This smart, executive apartment is within easy walking distance of Tower Bridge and provides a fantastic base for couples, small families or corporate stays.

Living & Eating

Open-plan living and dining area with table to seat four guests and fully equipped kitchen. The exposed brickwork, tiled balcony and wrought-iron furniture are in keeping with the contemporary and design-orientated area.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

There’s one bedroom with a king-size bed (5ft wide) and charming balcony overlooking the intriguing streets below. A double sofa bed (4ft 6" wide) in the sitting room can accommodate an additional guest if necessary.

Access & Suitability

Located on the second floor with stairs or an elevator. This home is very suitable for couples, families and also corporate stays.

The Ivy Lettings Team Explores Tower Bridge: History, Architecture (and Groceries!)

Named elliptically after the St John at Thames Church, which once stood nearby, Shad Thames was not always the bustling hurly-burly of cosmopolitan sophistication and joie de vivre with which it is now synonymous. Completely the opposite in fact: it was originally a haven of bucolic charm, consisting of a large riparian field upon which horses and cattle grazed in pastoral tranquility. However, during the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, this Arcadia was turned on its head, as large warehouses were built in which to store teas, coffee and fine spices imported from all over the Empire. The scent of spice still lingers on in the evocative names of the now converted buildings: Tamarind, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Fennel, Ginger, Cumin, Coriander and Anise, to list but a few. Nowadays, the chimney sweeps and street urchins of Dickens’ London have been replaced by City workers and young professionals – this really is the place to be. The renowned Pont de la Tour restaurant is a few minutes away, and well worth a visit, while the Design Museum is on your doorstep. A little down river, you will find the Tate Modern, and almost rubbing shoulders, Shakespeare’s Globe, where you can spend many a happy summer evening under the stars, transported to the Forest of Arden, Egypt, or the Blasted Heath by the eternal strains of the Bard.

You have an excellent view of Tower Bridge, which is a stone’s throw from the vacation rental, and this iconic London landmark spans the Thames with impressive majesty – dull would he be of soul who could pass it by! The Tower of London, erstwhile prison and palace, stands colossal against the London horizon, and rings with the echoes of the great, the good and the wicked that people Britain’s history. This is well worth a visit; the ceremony of the keys takes place every night to this day; the crown jewels lie bewitchingly, restored from the thieving hands of the sanguine criminal, Colonel Blood; guided tours will give you a fascinating and unforgettable insight into the country’s history, and ravens daily hold their raucous parliament. All in all, an experience not to be missed.

This London holiday home is within convenient walking distance from multiple grocery stores, ATMs and charming little coffee shops, with the greatest draw its proximity to the fabulous and unique Borough Market. The nearest tube station is Tower Bridge, allowing easy access to the rest of London and a 15 minute journey to the West End.

London Travel Information

Here are travelling times to some popular destinations:

Nearest station (London Bridge): 10 min (walk)

Westminster (for Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square): 10 min (tube)

West End (for The Theatre District, Covent Garden, Leicester Square): 15 min (tube)

South Kensington (for the V&A, Science & Natural History museums): 20 min (tube)

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

General TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1)
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

Central London/Zone 1

The Ivy Lettings Team Explores Tower Bridge: History, Architecture (and Groceries!)

Named elliptically after the St John at Thames Church, which once stood nearby, Shad Thames was not always the bustling hurly-burly of cosmopolitan sophistication and joie de vivre with which it is now synonymous. Completely the opposite in fact: it was originally a haven of bucolic charm, consisting of a large riparian field upon which horses and cattle grazed in pastoral tranquility. However, during the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century, this Arcadia was turned on its head, as large warehouses were built in which to store teas, coffee and fine spices imported from all over the Empire. The scent of spice still lingers on in the evocative names of the now converted buildings: Tamarind, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Fennel, Ginger, Cumin, Coriander and Anise, to list but a few. Nowadays, the chimney sweeps and street urchins of Dickens’ London have been replaced by City workers and young professionals – this really is the place to be. The renowned Pont de la Tour restaurant is a few minutes away, and well worth a visit, while the Design Museum is on your doorstep. A little down river, you will find the Tate Modern, and almost rubbing shoulders, Shakespeare’s Globe, where you can spend many a happy summer evening under the stars, transported to the Forest of Arden, Egypt, or the Blasted Heath by the eternal strains of the Bard.

You have an excellent view of Tower Bridge, which is a stone’s throw from the vacation rental, and this iconic London landmark spans the Thames with impressive majesty – dull would he be of soul who could pass it by! The Tower of London, erstwhile prison and palace, stands colossal against the London horizon, and rings with the echoes of the great, the good and the wicked that people Britain’s history. This is well worth a visit; the ceremony of the keys takes place every night to this day; the crown jewels lie bewitchingly, restored from the thieving hands of the sanguine criminal, Colonel Blood; guided tours will give you a fascinating and unforgettable insight into the country’s history, and ravens daily hold their raucous parliament. All in all, an experience not to be missed.

This London holiday home is within convenient walking distance from multiple grocery stores, ATMs and charming little coffee shops, with the greatest draw its proximity to the fabulous and unique Borough Market. The nearest tube station is Tower Bridge, allowing easy access to the rest of London and a 15 minute journey to the West End.

London Travel Information

Here are travelling times to some popular destinations:

Nearest station (London Bridge): 10 min (walk)

Westminster (for Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square): 10 min (tube)

West End (for The Theatre District, Covent Garden, Leicester Square): 15 min (tube)

South Kensington (for the V&A, Science & Natural History museums): 20 min (tube)