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Quiet central 5- Star, duplex garden apartment close to river - ideal for 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 737 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Double bedroom and bathroom on each floor, own garden terrace, fully equipped

Total of 31 x 5-star reviews over two websites (Jan 2017)

Ideal for two couples, guests have the entire apartment for their own use. Centrally located In a small, quiet development of only 16 in Broadwall behind the Oxo Tower on the South Bank of the River Thames. The entrance to the 4-storey building is on the ground floor and the apartment (70sq.m/754sq.ft) is on the 1st and 2nd floors with all floors accessible by lift/elevator. There is one double bedroom with en suite bathroom on the 1st floor and the other with a separate bathroom on the 2nd floor. Both bedrooms have conventional King-sized beds with sprung mattresses 150cmx200cm (5ft x 6ft 6ins). Both bathrooms have a shower, WC and washbasin. The en suite one also has a bath.

The open-plan kitchen and sitting room opens onto a spacious private garden terrace (16sq.m/172sq.ft), which leads onto a large (250sq.m) decked garden open to other Broadwall residents. The kitchen is fully equipped for those evenings relaxing at home. Oven, 4 place ceramic hob (US - stove top), microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere & filter coffee machine and glasses, crockery and cutlery for 6 people.

Lift/elevator to each floor. Central heating, Washer/dryer, dishwasher,

Fridge/freezer, iron & board.

Free WiFi (up to 19Mbps), Samsung 32" WiFi-connected, SMART HDTV/Radio in sitting room and Samsung 32" TV/Radio in main bedroom. MP3/Ipod sound system in sitting room.

Guests are provided with bath, hand & face towels, bathrobes and slippers.

Full bed linen. Bathrooms have shampoo/conditioner and hand soap dispensers. Softened water.

The Gabriel's Wharf restaurants and shops and the river are 100yds away and the riverside walk takes you to the Royal Festival Hall & Royal National Theatre in one direction and the Tate Modern in the other. Walk across one of the many bridges and you can be in Soho or St Paul's Cathedral in 20 minutes.

Every 10 minutes the RV1 bus, which stops outside the building, can take you to Covent Garden in one direction or Tower Bridge in the other. Waterloo and Southwark tube stations are within 10 minutes walk, as are the famous Old Vic & Young Vic theatres and the shops and restaurants in The Cut (B300 on location map). There is a small convenience store 150yds (200m) away in Coin Street.

NEW July 2016 - WAITROSE, the up-market supermarket chain, opened a convenience store 100yds from Broadwall (corner of Stamford Street and Rennie Street). Open 0700-2200 (0800-2200 Sundays).

Secure garage parking space available for £10/night.

As with most private homes in the UK, it is not air-conditioned, as there are only a few days in some summers when it would be pleasant to have. If you are lucky enough to be in London for those few days then you may wish to use the portable electric fans provided. In the British climate you may find the two resident umbrellas of more practical use.

May 1st - Sept 30th & Dec 10th - Jan 3rd £205/night (minimum 7 nights)

Rest of the year £190/night all inclusive

This is our home when we are in London so please consider our neighbours by not holding noisy parties or playing loud music. Maximum overnight occupancy 4.

Rental includes up to 4hrs cleaning at the end of a stay. Additional cleaning can be arranged for £10/hr minimum 4hrs/day.

Pets are not allowed.

To maintain a welcoming atmosphere for future guests please do not smoke in the apartment.

USUAL CHECK-IN from 3pm and CHECK-OUT before 11am but this may be flexible by prior arrangement (sometimes by use of a coded key safe).

Local regulations restrict availability for short-term rental to a total of 90 days a year.

More Details

Dr Darrall Higson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Dr Darrall Higson

Medical doctor. I have retired to a village on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds, so this is our home when in London. We enjoy making it available to guests for part of the year; (limited by local regulations to no more than 90 days per year). I endeavour to come into town to greet guests or, if that is not possible I can leave the keys for you in a key safe.

Dr Darrall Higson purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Dr Darrall Higson chose London

I am sure you will tell people how lucky you were to find such an oasis of tranquillity within walking distance of the bustling heart of London.

31x5-star reviews over this and another website ( by January 2017).

What makes this apartment unique

In the safe, lively area of the South Bank yet tucked away in a small, peaceful development. After a tiring day of sight seeing relax on your own spacious garden terrace.

As the South Bank London website says:

"The South Bank is home to an astoundingly diverse selection of events and attractions that take place in and around the iconic theatres, galleries and museums that line the riverside of the city centre. The area is buzzing with things to see and do all year round; from music, film, dance and theatre to exhibitions, debates and festivals, including many free and family oriented events.

It isn’t hard to see why the South Bank is considered by so many to be the cultural heart of the capital."


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Waterloo in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 737 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En suite bathroom on first floor with bath, shower, WC & washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 150cms X 200cms (5ft x 6ft 6ins)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bed 150cms X 200cms (5ft x 6ft 6ins)
  • One double bedroom with TV and en suite bathroom on first floor. One double bedroom/study with conventional large double bed, which can be easily swung up into wall cupboard to provide more room (see photos). Ample wardrobe storage in both bedrooms and under bed storage in bedroom 1.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Usual check-in 3-7pm and check-out by 11am but, depending on the circumstances at the time, some flexibility may be possible.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Quiet central 5- Star, duplex garden apartment close to river - ideal for 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Cincinnati, OH

Outstanding flat in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time in London for my wife and I and our two college-student sons. We could not have asked for a better place to stay for a week. Darrall's flat is comfortable, quiet, fully appointed, and meticulously organized, and the central location is absolutely ideal. It's on a quiet street, away from the tourist throng yet right off the Thames riverwalk. All of central London surrounds you, within easy walking distance across the river, yet there are great pubs and restaurants right on the South Bank as well. Several groceries are nearby, and cabs are always available - and any cabbie bringing you back can find the OXO Tower. It really is a perfect combination.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for those kind words. So glad you found Broadwall ideal for your first visit to London. You and your family would be welcome back anytime.
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Great apartment, great location, well equipped and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by this apartment for our recent stay in London. It is exactly as described, well equipped and comfortable, feeling warm and lived-in. The location is ideal for the South Bank and an easy walk to the many amenities of the area. We have no hesitation at all in recommending this property.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Broadwall. Hope to welcome you again on some future visit to London.
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

The location of the apartment was excellent. We are walkers and did not have to take a taxi, bus or tube ride during our one week visit. Darrall was extremely helpful both before we arrived and helping us get settled in. The apartment is very well appointed with lots more elbow room than a hotel would offer. The garden is delightful and a great place to start the day with a cup of tea or coffee. It is very quiet and helped us recover from our jet lag.

We would definitely recommend Darrall's apartment for a visit to London.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC

Fantastic location and extremely comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 couples traveling together throughout the UK for 3 weeks and wanted to have room to relax in the evenings, cook a meal or get some take away, do laundry, and have some outdoor space. With the 2 bathrooms and the garden area this apartment was perfect and was clean, well supplied, and very well setup for our stay. After some research I realized we needed Queen beds to be comfortable and both bedrooms had the Queens. While everything about the apartment is as described it still exceeded expectations and was just great in every way. The big bonus here was location location location. You can walk along the Thames to a huge amount of attractions in no time. We walked down the Thames to Tower Bridge and over to the Tower of London in about 30 minutes; in the other direction you can walk to Westminster Abbey in about 30 minutes; walk straight over Blackfriars Bridge and you are in the heart of London. The location cannot be beat, especially at the price. Darrall was a great host and very considerate of our comfort. Permanently bookmarked for a future trip to London.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at 25 Broadwall apartments for a week in July 2016. After travelling around the UK and staying in hotels it was soooooo nice to actually "live" in a real home and have use of cooking and washing facilities. All this and central London on the doorstep. Lots of great eating and drinking venues within easy walking distance. Very easy access to a lot of Londons top attractions including London Eye, Westminster, Soho, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square etc.

The apartment is clean and modern and has enough room to offer two couples their own private space. There is shower gel and shampoo provided and most people will leave behind tea, coffee, cleaning products etc so no need to rush out immediately to shop for these.

Darrell was there to meet us and gave a good overview of how the apartment "works" and who to contact if any problems.

I would highly recommend this accommodation as it is a very reasonable price, comfortable, and perfect location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at 25 Broadwall. Happy to welcome you back anytime.
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Great apartment !

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment. The owner greeted us as planned and was quite friendly and helpful. The apartment is in a great location next to the Oxo Tower and Gabriel`s Wharf. It is seconds from the Thames and great views of London! It is also within easy walking distance to the London Eye, Waterloo and BlackFriars train and tube stations. We could easily walk to the City, Embankment and Covent Garden areas of London. We enjoyed shopping at the nearby Borough market and had a few meals in the apartment.

The apartment itself did not disappoint. It is spacious with a bedroom and bathroom on each floor, Wifi and tv`s are provided. All needed kitchen equipment was provided and having the ability to wash and dry our clothes was a real plus.

We would definitely want to stay here again! Thanks so much Darrall.

Adele Tanguay, Welland, ON CAN

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you on board again in the near future.
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Thirsty Bear
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
The Wharf at Gabriel's Wharf
Car: not necessary

Behind the riverside Oxo Tower on the South Bank in a perfect location for exploring most of the major attractions of Central London on foot or by convenient local bus and tube.

On Google Maps you can explore the area around Broadwall and see how far it is to the nearest stations.

The Transport for London website provides information on the options for getting from Heathrow or Gatwick airports.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Waterloo, England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2017 Low
5 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 High
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Low
2 Oct 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Festive
9 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Low
5 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 High
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Low
1 Oct 2018 - 9 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive 2018
11 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.
An inventory will be provided at check in.
MONTHLY rental rate does not include electricity, which will be charged at cost. Please ask for details.
PLEASE NOTE - The owner cannot accept responsibility for personal items lost or stolen while staying at the property. You are advised to take out suitable insurance to cover these situations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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