Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Canary Wharf and Docklands - 4* S/C Ionian Apartment.
Spacious Central Condo, 2 bd.,2 bth., 4* S/C Holiday Renta with views.OFFER
This modern 3rd floor serviced apartment has a large Ground Floor reception. with 24 hr RECEPTION and video entry phones. Designed and built to a very high specification, with its 2 large residents lounges, with FREE WI-FI, enclosed residential gardens with outside seating. (The rate given is for 4 people, per week, fully inclusive and we offer 10% DISCOUNT for same month bookings)
There's secure free GARAGE PARKING for one car. The apartment building is part of the prestigious 'Mosaic Centre' which has certain popular facilities. On site there 's an exclusive Italian restaurant, one of three restaurants on the piazza outside, plus a Deli Supermarket. On fine days meals may be taken seated around the piazza fountain. See the pictures.
The Underground is in view, across the street as is also Chef Gordon Ramsay's, 'The Narrow' for excellent food. (Please see our notes on the array of restaurants nearby. ) The apartment, located on the third floor, is all on a single level and is easily accessed via 2 elevators, located by the side of the reception. It's layout is all on one level so suitable for WHEELCHAIRS. It is fully equipped with all the necessities for modern self-catering life. It has two generous bedrooms and two hi spec bathrooms. A full kitchen plus dining area then lounge and balcony, makes for a comfortable open plan living style.
For entertainment we have installed a full satellite package for the 40inch flat screen TV, Free for your use, plus a blu ray DVD unit. There is fast Free wi-fi, securely available for your use in the apartment, plus a second Free Wi-Fi service is provided on the ground floor of the apartment building, in both of the two residential lounge areas. There are toilets here also with full disabled facilities. We also provide FREE PARKING for one car. in the basement of the apartment building, in the secure garage. You are provided with an electronic key fob with your apartment key to enter this area. So you may take your luggage straight from the car, into the basement level lifts up to the 3rd floor apartment.
This apartment offers a private residence with many added self catering facilities. Alternatively, you may eat well and cheaply at the bistro outside the apartment building if cooking isn't for you. From early in the morning, outside on the piazza,' Verdi's Bistro' opens at 7am. It also sells groceries, it's open till 11pm. or there is a larger supermarket at Limehouse Rail Station, just 3 minutes walk. London can be expensive but there are some locations that cater for the frequent traveller. Check out Panton Street off Leicester Square for a 3 course menus for under £10. When last I checked, there were 3 or 4 eateries in Panton street, to choose from, offering different fare for families on a budget..
At the apartment you will find all you require to cook. There's a 4 plate hob, large oven with top grill feature, a separate microwave oven, toaster, full fridge, full freezer, dishwasher and a wash/dryer for your clothes in the hallway. There are full instructions for the use of the appliances.
There are two large bedrooms, we have European sized single beds which together provide a very large super king bed or two singles. Generally, they are staged as one super king bed in the bedroom with the en-suite bathroom and the second bedroom we stage as two single beds. This second bedroom is supported by a second bathroom just outside in the hallway. Both bedrooms can be staged to suit our guests requirements. `They also have seating and side bed tables and side of bed lamps. In the main bedroom, you will find a console table also, for a laptop and a private telephone for your use and for your families to keep in touch. They may also leave messages at reception if they call when you are away for the day. (We provide all this contact detail with the booking confirmation paperwork. There is a house telephone in the apartment hallway, should you wish to speak with reception at anytime.
We prefer to deal with our guests directly, allowing no middleman to add on their commissions. We deal with all payments directly having Merchant status with the bank who provide our private CREDIT CARD terminal or can process ONLINE PAYMENTS now via this holiday agent. Another method of payment would be via direct bank transfer.
We can also provide a reference for our hospitality via our 10 year membership of the ENGLISH TOURIST COUNCIL who advertise our two properties in their own web pages. They have vetted us each year and we have worked hard to maintain our 4* rating for the level of comfort we provide, throughout this 10 year period.
There is a video telephone in the apartment hall which allows you to speak to the reception should you need assistance and they also can phone you. perhaps just to let you know that your taxi has arrived. This contact with the reception, which is manned 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, can be invaluable. With the apartment being so close to town and the private layout of the apartment building, we often have senior citizens and wheelchair users choose to stay. Also., children are in a secure environment, they may play in the COURTYARD GARDENS which are overlooked by the properties cameras.
Things to do:
There are River Boat Cruises, or River Shuttle Bus trips to Westminster or down river to Greenwich are available every 15 minutes from Canary Wharf Pier. Along the River Thames are frequent shows, recently we watched some of the 1000 sailing craft of all types and style sailing past to join in the River Pageant for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It was superb.
Also, in the park at Canary Wharf there are frequent film broadcasts of the current Opera showing at Covent Garden. Garden. All for FREE.
Do check the local press for details as well as the apartment literature and the show literature in the reception, the chaps are there to help.
The 02 Arena is only 5 minutes away, with live concerts being shown most evenings. Pre booking is advised for most shows. There are lots of restaurants if you fancy just taking a look at the 02 arena facilities and checking out up and coming shows. There is also the International Exhibition Venue, Excel International nearby. All links to these places and lot of other tourist attractions are linked to on the apartment's dedicated web site, www.vacationsinlondon.co.uk
The new Olympic Stadiums are close by and easily reached by train or car, in about 6 minutes.
Most of the London Museums are free now and also young children travel on the Underground for free, ask at the ticket office for age limits, last mention it was under 15 years to qualify.
Our local Airport, London City, will jet you away to the Continent. Local business men use the airport shuttle service whereby you just turn up, take a seat on the plane and pay on board the aircraft. Most European Capital Cities are within 30 minutes flight time.
The main train stations, i.e. London Bridge, Euston, Kings Cross can take you to other parts of England within an hour or so via fast Pendolino Trains. Making visiting other Cities in the Country easy and comfortable. Visit Brighton in 40minutes from nearby London Bridge (twice an hour for the service) Or Birmingham in 1hour 40 minutes, capital city to city. Fast and easy.
For just £3/5 take a bike from outside the apartment ! Free for the first 30 minutes you register your credit card, type in the code and take the bike across town. The London congestion Charge keeps most traffic light so bike riding is comfortable. Then park it up at one of the many bike stations within the 30 minutes and the service is free. A small cost if you take it for longer or just take another bike each 30minutes! Ten minutes gets you to Tower Bridge by cycle.
You will see lots of joggers in these quiet streets. The picture gallery has lots of shots of the area.
Black taxi cabs take 5 people for the one fare, if this is the preferred travel method, we can provide a local taxi company details for the Ionian Residents to any where in town, the residents, that's you, are afforded a preferential rate.
From our guests notes left, it is well worth visiting 'The Grapes' for a fresh fish supper, (booking is sensible as it's very popular and the second floor is good as it overlooks the River Thames. Just 3 minutes walk away from the apartment. Look out for the many celebs that frequent this Historic Smugglers Inn. (Tipping is only done when happy with the service and when it hasn't already been added to your bill, just check the last item for a hidden service charge, this may be 10 or even 15%. in my younger days I was often fooled by this and tipped twice without realising. We never tip in pubs, just restaurants really.
There are several high profile restaurants in the area, we have listed some in the Ionian Apartment dedicated web site. Most tastes are catered for and also budgets. The links will take you to their menu pages for reference.
Going to the Theatre, it's good to check out the half price formal ticket building in Leicester Square. That's the brick building in the middle of the Square. The tickets that aren't sold for the day are displayed for purchase at a price much cheaper than their ticket value. Check the seat placement along with the ticket price, all if you can visit the Theatre on the same day. Ask the ticket office for the free leaflet on the show.
There is so much free stuff in London, particularly for families, so do ask at your local Tourist Information Office before arriving in London as they often can provide vouchers for you to use with savings.
If I can help you further just ask, after living 20 years in this lovely Capital City, I can find my way around most places and I am happy to advise.
Thank you for stopping by, hope to hear from you. regards Christine James - Owner - Manager.
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Ms. Christine James
Hello, I was living in London for some 20 years, working and driving into town each day from this location, it was perfect for a single business woman. Having recently moved to the Midlands of England I still commute having family nearby and have built up a fascinating business renting out this property. Folk come from all over the world and it keeps London alive for me as I am able to speak from first hand experience on aspects of London life and what it has to offer the visitor. There have been many changes to the skyline over time but it still retains it's exciting atmosphere, just listen in to the many languages and drop into one of the many eateries serving special cuisine from Vietnam to Japan. From the apartment front door, walk along Narrow Street to find a 16th Century Smugglers Inn, 'The Grapes' which is well documented in travel brochures. Nowadays, it's owner is thespian actor Sir Ian MacClelland and he can be spotted in his pyjamas polishing the stained glass windows for a special party. They serve excellent fish from nearby Billingsgate Fish Market, but do book or get there early. Indeed, all the local restaurants serve excellent fish from this famous market. If you are an early bird why not pay them a visit. Open to the public from 7.30am you may breakfast on poached eggs on smoked Haddock. They sell the very large King prawns or perhaps Seabass would be more to your liking? Just half a kilometre away, perhaps organise a taxi at reception to collect you.
Ms. Christine James purchased this apartment in 2004
Why Ms. Christine James chose Canary Wharf and Docklands
Hello, we purchased this modern apartment to back up our rental activities in London. I have been active in this industry for 11 years now with notable success. Having lived and worked in London as a young women for 20 years I was well placed to choose the best area and facilities to suit young families and business folk wanting privacy, ease of getting around town with an eye on expenditure while at the same time wanting the best facilities. The apartment is bright and airy with full self catering facilities, two large bedrooms, two full bathrooms, off a wide corridor. The living area is open plan. The full kitchen leads into the dining area and then on to the lounge with it's french windows that open onto the balcony and the gardens outside. There's the 'Limehouse' rail station in view across the street. Look to the left for London's skyline.
This area had always been a favourite of mine with it's smugglers Inns and nostalgic cobbled streets, often a drop off point on the way home from work in town. My friends and I would sit and sip in the pubs on the River's edges and contemplate holidays and weekend plans. It is close to the tube, Limehouse, which also has an overhead line C2C, one stop into the City area, Fenchurch Street, or you can travel to the English East Coastal parts. On the tube, you can get into London's centre via two train stops, (that's 4 minutes) then travel where ever in town you wish. Fast and easy.
Nowadays, there are joggers in these quiet streets and cyclists. Most of the area has been revamped leaving the Historic Inns and riverside walks. There are new restaurants a plenty, Chef Gordon Ramsay has purchased the Pub across the road which is now revamped and called 'The Narrow' after the street in which it sits. Jamie Oliver's 'Jamies Place' is a few minutes walk away in Canary Wharf and there are many others. Please visit my dedicated web site for much more information and many pictures. www.vacationsinlondon.co.uk refers
What makes this apartment unique
The special features of this location is it's close proximity to the attractions of town. There are also nearby venues such as The International 02 Arena, the new Olympics Stadiums, at Stratford; the New Billingsgate Fish Market that serves you and the whole of London's best restaurants; The Excel International Exhibition Centre, plus the London Markets, Royal Parklands; all within a few minutes walk or travel via train.
We have Many Churches in town, to suit all religions.
We have Premier League Football matches, Millwall; Tottenham Hot Spurs; West Ham; Fulham; Crystal Palace; and many more.
There's The Oval Cricket Ground and of course Wimbledon Tennis Club. Locally, we have water sports venues: Jet Biking at King George's Dock; weekend sailing from the many up river clubs. Fast motor boats and of course the cruising ships where you may dine and listen to the commentary of the passing historic places, that float by. The River Shuttle Boat runs every 15 minutes from Canary Wharf Pier and gets one to Westminster in 10 minutes. A very enjoyable trip, stopping at Tower Gateway (Tower Bridge) the Embankment (for the London Eye ) and then Westminster Pier for the Royal Parks and Palaces, plus Parliament and Big Ben. More information on
Guestbook comments from the manager
I just to drop you a quick line t say thanks so much, the apartment
was perfect for us and we had a lovely stay. The little extras do
make it very welcoming, and it was a fab location.
The Friday and Saturday at the olympics was indescribable.... and
just the whole atmosphere of London was brilliant.