Vary spacious and bright double bedroom in a clean and modern two-bed flat within easy walking distance to Greenwich Village. You will have your own private bathroom and are welcome to share the kitchen and living room with me. The apartment is tidy, clean and nicely laid out with the two bedrooms at opposite ends for maximum privacy.
Hi, I'm Karoline and I'm hoping to rent out my guest room to some lovely people this summer. I'm a research analyst and work in the City and have lived in this flat for seven years now.
You're looking at a vary spacious and bright double bedroom in a clean and modern two-bed flat within easy walking distance to Greenwich Village. The flat has wooden floors throughout, tiled in the kitchen area and cream carpet in the bedroom. It's tidy, clean and nicely laid out with the two bedrooms at opposite ends for maximum privacy.
The flat is situated in a modern complex inhabited mostly by young professionals working in the nearby Canary Wharf financial district. It's on the fourth floor, with lift and phone entry system, convenience store, Italian restaurant offering yummy pizzas, pasta, dessert and more, and a residents' gym with pool (open 6.00-24.00) to work it all off afterwards if you like.
Otherwise the flat has all the mod cons that you'd expect from home: all the kitchen utensils, ironing board, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster and kettle, dish washer, George Forman grill, washing machine, that you are more than welcome to use during your stay. You can also connect to wireless broadband internet with your laptop. The one thing I don't possess, is a TV – instead I have a projector and large white wall, plus a mixed DVD collection that I am happy to share, making for amazing movie nights – or simply watch whatever you can stream through your laptop. But I'm sure you're not in London to sit indoors and watch TV anyway.
Your bedroom comes with a double bed and bedding, floor to ceiling mirrored wardrobe (including hanging shelves), chest of drawers, comfy chair and a hair dryer, so you don't need to bring yours along. You will also have your own modern bathroom with shower and bath; towels are provided. The flat is non-smoking, which I hope you'll respect, but comes with a balcony for those that just can't not!
For breakfast help yourself to any of my coffee, teas (herbal, green and English Breakfast), breakfast cereal and honey, jam and if you're really lucky even Nutella for breakfast toast, or go into Greenwich for one of the many coffee shops, greasy spoon cafés or the market with dozens upon dozens of food stores from all over the world and just as many craft stands.
Parking at the flat is a problem, as it is throughout most of London, and driving in the City centre is expensive (daily Congestion Charge applies). So, most people living and visiting here use public transport, which tends to be quite reliable and well connected. I recommend buying an 'Oyster Card' (a transport charge card) for travelling in London; it makes transport cheaper and easier.
The flat is situated just outside of the DLR station (Deptford Bridge, Zone 2) to go into Canary Wharf (12mins) for those of you here on business rather than pleasure, Bank (for Liverpool Street, 28mins) or Tower Hill (30mins) for the City, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and beyond. Or take the train from Greenwich mainline station within 10 minutes walk which can take you to London Bridge (10mins), Charing Cross (20-30mins) for Trafalgar Square, and Cannon Street (15mins). Otherwise – if you're not rushing to get anywhere – there are a number of buses that go into town (Liverpool Street or Westminster/Oxford Street) or across all the way to Marylebone and the West End 24 hours.
A little closer to home, you have Blackheath Common (15mins walk) and Greenwich Village (15mins walk), with its cafés, shops, pubs and restaurants by the waterfront, Greenwich Market, Greenwich Park, the Observatory with the '0' Meridian and the newly refurbished Cutty Sark (the fastest tea clipper of its time) and Greenwich Maritime Museum. From there you can also take the Seacat and River Boat services to go down the Thames to Tower Hill, Embankment, Westminster and the London Eye, and all the way to the West of London.
If you have a little more time in London, why not try the Tate Modern with its rooftop café and restaurant with beautiful view over the River, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the British Museum, the National Gallery, V&A, Natural Museum, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey (Prince William got married here) or a little further out, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace. There is so much to see in London, and many of the museum are free, you will definitely want to come back!
All London airports can be reached via public transport, and depending on the time of day this can sometimes also be the quicker option rather than taking the taxi through London. However, if you decide for the convenience of a taxi all the way, make sure you book one before you get there as that's likely cheaper.
-- If you're coming from Europe and fly into Stansted, take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street (50mins) and either a taxi from there (about £20) or carry on on the underground or bus system.
-- Heathrow is right on the other side of London, but connected to the tube network, so you can make your way to mine cheaply via Piccadilly and Jubilee Lines (about 1.5hrs and you get to see some of West London overground).
-- Gatwick can be reached via train (Gatwick >London Bridge> Greenwich) and should take you less than an hour door to door.
-- City Airport is the easiest to reach all the way on the DLR (30mins).
So, if you still have any questions, don't hesitate to get in contact with me and ask away. I hope you will decide that my flat is the place to be and enjoy your stay in this pretty capital city.
You will have your own bedroom and bathroom, but please feel free to use the living room and kitchen to your heart's content. I would appreciate you not eating in your room, and there is plenty of space to do so comfortably in the kitchen.
Do use all pots and pans, plates, glasses and cuttlery, as long as you look after them and they find their way back to where they came from; and help yourself to tea, coffee and milk.
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I live on the premise myself, so will be around. I also work from home at times, so there will generally always be someone about if you have a question. Ask me for local tips and my favourite bars/pubs/restaurants; you might end up going somewhere most other tourist wouldn't have spotted.
Absolutely no smoking in the flat, please.
Sorry, no pets.
I want you to feel at home in my flat so please do join me in the living room, cook to your heart's content, and feel free to use my DVDs and books during your stay - as long as everything finds its way back where it came from.
Please eat warm meals in the kitchen/living room and generally keep the place clean and tidy.
There's a £70 deposit on the keys and electric door fob - these are difficult and costly to replace, so please don't lose them and we're both happy.
Hi, I'm Karoline and I'm hoping to rent out my guest room to some lovely people this summer. I'm a 30-something research analyst and work in the City. I have lived in London and surrounds for over 15 years and have lived in this flat for six years now.