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South Bank...the New Heart of London. Garden Apartment.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Garden Apartment - 3 Bedrooms - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 2-5)

Our Southbank garden apartment, in the new heart of London, is 100 yards from The Thames behind The OXO Tower between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

Our apartment is on the first and second floors of a small, modern block of 16 apartments. The first floor comprises of a living room and full kitchen. There are patio doors onto a beautiful, planted deck with a table and chairs for al fresco dining. There is also a double bedroom and shower room on this floor. There is also a a third bedroom with bunk beds suitable for two children or one adult.. On the second floor is an en suite master bedroom overlooking the garden deck. There is an elevator.

We are very close to the cultural heart of London including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theatre, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre and The London Eye. There are lots of places nearby to eat and drink to cover all tastes and budgets.

Location: We are ten minutes from two tube stops (Waterloo and Blackfriars), which have 5 lines between them as well as British Rail services. For the most picturesque walk along The River, we use Embankment Station, which takes 15 to 20 minutes depending on how many photos you take!

Eating: We have plenty of places nearby to eat including two very good restaurants in The OXO Tower, which have great views. There are lots of less expensive restaurants within a short distance, many overlooking The River, and a couple of pubs on The River that serve food and drink throughout the day.It truly is the best location in London!

More Details

Owner
David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh

David and Julia have always loved the culture of London's South Bank and when the opportunity arose to purchase an apartment they couldn't believe their luck.

They have an eight years' old son, Sebastian.

Julia is a professional, classical singer having trained at The Royal College of Music. Since the birth of Sebastian she has been a full time Mum fitting in the occasional concert.

David is a full time Dad and says it's the best thing he has ever done!

David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh purchased this apartment in 2005

Why David and Julia Batchelor-Walsh chose London

The South Bank is the vibrant cultural centre of London. Our apartment is near Tate Modern, the world's most visited modern art gallery and a host of other attractions including The Globe Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, The National Theatre, The National Film Theatre, Hayward Gallery, The Royal Festival Hall, London Eye etc etc.

We are within walking distance of theatreland and Covent Garden and there are lots and lots of places to eat and drink to suit all tastes and budgets.

Public transport is fabulous particularly the RV1 bus which stops outside our apartment block and runs, mainly along The River, from Tower Hill to Covent Garden via Waterloo. It is a very frequent service. Taxis are abundant.

What makes this apartment unique

Garden apartment in the middle of London close to many of London's major tourist and cultural attractions and a short walk from The Thames.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear David,



I would like to tell you that we 4 really enjoyed our holidays in London.



Your flat is great. Thank you for all the breakfast-things in the refrigiator.



Even the weather was fantastic !!! So we had a wonderful view from the London Eye.



If we decide to come back to London your flat will be the first choice for us!!!



Best wishes



Martina, Thomas, Radka and Ansuze

Germany
Oct 2013
  • 1 of 2

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Waterloo in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms have hand basins
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Beds each measuring 6 feet by 3 feet
  • There is a third bedroom which has bunk beds and is suitable for one adult or two children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have an elevator, full kitchen, garden deck/patio, TV in the lounge and bedroom. Our apartment is one minute from The River Thames and a short walk to many of London's major attractions including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral, The Globe etc..

Reviews

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South Bank...the New Heart of London. Garden Apartment.
average rating of 4.8510637 based on 143 reviews
5

Wonderful apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for two weeks in David and Julia’s apartment. It was very well equipped with everything we needed and a great location. David was very responsive in answering our questions and was the perfect host. We purchased prepared food at the nearby outdoor markets and ate our dinners on the apartment patio with a bottle of wine from the supermarket. There were 5 adults in total and everyone had a very good time. We will definitely stay here next time we are in London! Thank you very much for making our vacation a huge success.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Rolf for the review. I hope you will stay again soon. Best wishes David
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5

Wonderful flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

David met us at the flat to make sure we were all set. The flat was very clean and well represented in the pictures. Very close to all London landmarks, the tube, eateries/ pubs. It was a lovely stay and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, but...

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for 6 days in August. The location is great, walking distance to Westminster (20min) along the waterfront and to St.Pauls Cathedral (15 min).

The apartment is big enough for two people, as it has two bedrooms and two small bathrooms. Those are the positives. Better space than a hotel but just as pricy.

Be aware the shower is too small for some people, the other bathroom has a tub (with out shower curtain though so everything gets wet) that is bigger. We had some water pressure issues and the upstairs toilet doesn't really flush, even after being told how to get it too.

The kitchen is functional for making breakfast in the morning. Just don't look to closely at the cleanliness (kitchen appliances, bathroom)

The outside space is shared with other units so it doesn't provide any privacy. The apartment is the first one and next to the garden door, so every time someone went to their unit they walked by us and could see directly into the apartment. Some even waved. So no privacy.

I have stayed in many rentals and in many countries through this site (which is great) and although the location was good I will stay elsewhere next time around.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

London Flat

  • 4 of 5

Thanks to David and Julia for letting us use their apartment. The apartment was large enough for my family of 6 and the location was perfect. London eye and train stations were within 10 minutes walk.

Chris

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for exploring London

  • 5 of 5

This flat is ideally located for visiting so many of London's attractions on foot. The outdoor patio area enhances the urban experience. The flat housed five of us very comfortably and is well appointed. The building is very secure. We enjoyed our stay very much and appreciated that we could make a cup of tea upon arrival! We would recommend this flat to friends planning a trip to London. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, and cafes in the immediate neighborhood and a few small supermarkets close by. A more relaxing experience than staying in a hotel.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review Lesley.Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes David
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5

Amazing Place, everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Gill. Hope you will stay again soon. Best wishes David
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Location

Oxo Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie
London Eye
Tower Bridge
Big Ben
Trafalgar Square
Tower of London
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Dover
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Waterloo
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
m25
Car: not necessary

Our Southbank garden apartment, in the new heart of London, is 100 yards from The Thames behind The OXO Tower between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge.

We are very close to the cultural heart of London including The National Theatre, Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theatre, and Tate Modern. They are all within a five to ten minutes walk along the river bank . A little further and you would reach The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. If you cross Waterloo Bridge, Covent Garden is two minutes away.

Other Activities: Sight seeing and cultural activities

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Waterloo, England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£269
for 1 night
From
£199
£1,463
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70

The actual rate payable depends upon the time of year, length of stay and number of people.

Monies once paid are non-refundable if dates are changed or cancelled unless the property is re-let.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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