You will have the exclusive use of my bedroom for the duration of your stay.
Comfortably fits two people.
There is a double bed with a super-comfy pocket sprung mattress.
Clean sheets and towels are provided.
There is plenty of space for suitcases, space to hang your clothes in the wardrobe if required.
The flat has been recently refurbished so is in great condition throughout!
You will have access to a fully kitted-out kitchen to help keep your food costs down!
This includes gas cooker, oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, pots & pans, utensils, cutlery and crockery. Plus a dining table and chairs.
There is a bathroom with a bath, shower, sink and toilet. You are welcome to use your shower gel, soap, shampoo etc. - although if you prefer to use your own obviously that's no problem!
A washing machine (plus detergent etc.) is provided, and there is an airing cupboard with a rack that can be used to dry the clothes pretty quickly.
We also have storage space for two bicycles - if required!
On street parking is available outside the flat, which is free on evenings and on weekends (from 5.30pm Friday to 9am Monday). However, there is usually quite a lot of cars parked up, so finding a space can sometimes be time-consuming. If you are travelling by car let us know in advance and we will provide some further guidance.
Finally, you will have your own set of keys so you can come and go as you please 24 hours a day!
The only areas that are off-limits are the other bedroom, and some of the storage (drawers etc) in the room itself.
Depending on when you come to visit, stay either me or my flatmate will be around (and probably staying in the other bedroom). We will give you a quick guided tour of the flat (won't take long!), show you the local area (including how to get to the nearest tube stations and bus stops) and, if needed, offer up ideas for things to see and do during your stay.
However we also appreciate your right to privacy, so will leave you to come and go as you please without interference once the introduction is out of the way!
The local neighbourhood is relatively quiet housing estate, comprising several blocks of flats, and a mix of families and young professionals.
We have not had any issues with noise from the neighbours since the day we moved in.
The neighbourhood sits just over the road from capitalism's shining citadel Canary Wharf.
Here you will find literally hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. Safe to say you will never be stuck finding somewhere to eat, although deciding which one to go for is another matter!
There are many supermarkets and convenience stores where you can pick up food, drink and beer most hours of the day. We'll show you where these are once you arrive.
Your nearest tube station is Westferry (DLR) - 3 mins walk from the front door. Although this may look slightly out of the way on the tube map, the transport links are surprisingly good!
Bank/Monument station only 7-8 minutes away on the DLR. From there you can access the Central, Northern, District, Circle and Waterloo & City lines, which can take you pretty much everywhere in Central London.
Alternatively change at Shadwell (4 mins journey time) to the Overground and you have easy access to Shoreditch, Dalston, Islington and Clapham.
You can visit the Olympic park by taking the DLR from All Saints station (5 mins walk, then 8 mins tube), or head south for a day out in beautiful Greenwich.
Canary Wharf tube station is around 10 mins walk away, and gives you fast direct access to the South Bank and the West End via the Jubilee line.
Daytime buses - the two main routes which go from Westferry (2 mins walk from flat) are D3 to Whitechapel / Bethnal Green; and the 135 to Brick Lane / Aldgate / Liverpool Street / Shoreditch / Old Street.
Night buses - N15, N550 and N551 all start from Trafalgar Square and go past on the main road via St Paul's, Bank and Aldgate.
Cycle route CS3 is about 50 metres away from the front door, so if you own a bike you have an easy route to Tower Hill (takes less than 10 minutes) then onwards into Central London.
If you don't own a bike there's a Boris Bike dock less than a minute's walk away (Thornfield House).
I can also recommend a cycle up the nearby canalside paths that lead up to Hackney and Stratford. A drunken scoot back from Crate Brewery at Hackney Wick with a belly full of their delicious pizza has to be done at some point in your life. Just make sure you keep the bike outta the wet stuff.
Canary Wharf pier is about 7 mins walk from the front door, where you can take the frequent Thames Clipper boats up or down river. That way you get to travel up into Central London without having to get on a stuffy tube, and you get some ace views of the major landmarks on the way!
Finally if you're flying in from overseas you can get from London City Airport to our front door in around 15 mins via the DLR. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and the other London airports are a bit more tricky. Best simply heading towards central London then taking the tube.
In the kitchen, we will have a selection of tea, coffee, milk and sugar which you can help yourselves to free of charge.
If you're lucky you may even find a couple of beers in there too!
For breakfast, we also have toast, jam, marmalade and margarine which you are welcome to eat. We understand the importance of a good solid breakfast to set you up for a hard day's sightseeing!
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