A welcome respite after a day sight-seeing in London or visiting the countryside, come 'home' to this unique and spacious, window-filled, apartment with many original architectural features set within the exclusive gated area of the prestigious, award-winning Royal Arsenal Riverside. This split-level, well-appointed, corner apartment, is on the top floor with views of the Thames River and historic Arsenal buildings. The first level consists of open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas--complete with hob/oven, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, microwave & washer/dryer. The spacious and light living area has two leather sofas, armchair and an additional double sofa bed in separate nook. Make use of the Digital HDTV, DVD player, IPod Dock, CD, DAB radio and WiFi internet. Off the entry hallway is a tiled, walk-in shower and WC with heated towel rail. A spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms, one with king bed and en suite bathroom, the other with single beds. Excellent direct transport options via DLR/Tube, Train, Thames Clipper to all London attractions and venues. London Attractions, O2 Dome, Excel, London City Airport and Olympic venues are minutes away by Thames Clipper from the Royal Arsenal Pier, or by Rail or DLR/Tube. Our assigned parking space is just outside the front door in the gated courtyard complete with historic cannons.
Popular Holiday Let & Popular Location Too!: This window-filled, spacious, light, sunny apartment has 1066 sq. feet of living space, over two floors, everybody has their own area to retreat to. History comes alive in this period warehouse building that has been sympathetically redesigned and restored to allow you to enjoy its original brick, stone and steel beam features. You can shut your eyes and imagine yourself in 18 - 20th century London yet you still have all the modern conveniences and luxuries of a 21st century home!
It's so easy and comfortable to take the train, DLR or Thames Clipper River Boat to Greenwich/O2, Excel, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Cannon Street, Embankment, Charing Cross, London Eye, Waterloo, Westminster and Victoria Stations or Piers/Central London. Your bonus is unique and breathtaking views of London's most famous landmarks from the comfort of your own seat (unlike the crowded underground). You'll be dropped on the door step of, or be within a short walk/double decker bus/tube ride to, London's most popular attractions. Land lovers can use the excellent DLR/Tube, Train and Bus links or the Cable Car between Excel and North Greenwich (O2).
Royal Arsenal Riverside History: In 1512, Henry VIII established a Royal Dockyard at Woolwich. His largest warship, the Henri Grâce à Dieu or the Great Harry, was built and launched here in 1514. The Arsenal, originally known as The Warren, was established as an Ordnance Storage Depot in 1671. The Royal Laboratories were added in 1696 and the Royal Brass Foundry in 1715. In 1716 Royal Artillery companies were formed by Royal Warrant. The Royal Military Academy (which has become Sandhurst) originated at the Arsenal in 1720. In 1805, King George III decreed The Warren be known as the Royal Arsenal. By this time, Woolwich was already a busy military centre. Many of the Arsenal's original buildings remain (this apartment is located in one of them), and historic artifacts are found throughout the site. The Royal Arsenal carried out armaments manufacture and explosives research for the British armed forces until it was decommissioned in 1967. For those who have an American connection, 'the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air' all came from the Royal Arsenal. All Victoria Cross medals (the highest honour in the British military) are struck from Guns residing at the 'Firepower' Museum onsite, which is believed to be the world's oldest military museum.
The Olympics & Paralympics, Royal Blackhealth Golf Club, Arsenal & Charlton Football, Henry VIII:
The Olympics & Paralympics - Our apartment/flat is perfectly situated for attending sporting events at or visiting all of the sites used for the London Olympics/Paralympics. Woolwich is the permanent home of an Olympics Live Big Screen in the town square.
Royal Golf - The world's oldest Golf Club, the Royal Blackheath is a short drive or bus ride away and welcomes visitors for rounds of golf. The club museum contains hundreds of years worth of golfing artifacts and memorabilia including the world's oldest golfing medal and England's oldest golf club. The museum is set within the stunning Eltham Lodge which was completed in 1664.
Henry VIII - Eltham Palace, Henry VIII's childhood home is across the street from Eltham Lodge and welcomes visitors. Eltham Palace was Henry VIII's favourite home.
Arsenal & Charlton Football Clubs - The Arsenal Football Club (The Gunnners) was founded in 1886 onsite and matches were played at the Dial Arch which is now a pub. Charlton Athletic Football Club is 2 miles away.
The first McDonald's in the UK opened in Woolwich, October 12, 1974.
A travelling circus or carnival often resides on the Historic Blackheath.
Visiting Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Bolelyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, is a perfect day trip by car. William Morris' Red House is nearby.