Be a part of history & stay in a home that has consistently been ranked as one of HomeAway's & AirBnb's very best London properties....A welcome respite after a day sight-seeing come 'home' to this unique and spacious, window-filled, light & sunny apartment that has 1,066 sq. feet of living space over two floors--everybody has their own area to retreat to. It is set within the exclusive and gated heritage area of the prestigious, award-winning Royal Arsenal Riverside and retains many original architectural and period features. According to English Heritage's, Survey of London, 'the Royal Arsenal is among Britain's most important historic sites.' This 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 bright living area has two leather sofas, armchair and an additional double sofa bed in a separate nook. Make use of the Digital HDTV, DVD player, CD, DAB radio and FREE 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 2/3 single beds. A baby cot is available. There are excellent direct transport options via DLR/Tube, Train, Thames Clipper & CrossRail/Underground (late 2018) to all London attractions and venues -- the O2 Dome, Royal Greenwich, Excel, Canary Wharf, London City Airport, Tower of London/Tower Bridge, former Olympic venues are minutes away. From December 2018 take the new high speed Elizabeth Line to Oxford St. & Theatreland in minutes, and directly to & from Heathrow too. Our assigned parking space is just outside the front door in the gated courtyard complete with historic cannons. 24/7 Concierge
Just beyond the gates of our historic courtyard is the Thames Clipper Pier, Wellington Park, the Greenwich Heritage Centre and Public Transport--DLR/Tube, Thames Clipper, CrossRail-Elizabeth Line and Train all providing direct connections to London's most popular tourist sites and attractions. It is so easy and quick to get anywhere!
Take the Thames Clipper, Train, DLR/Tube, CrossRail/Elizabeth Line (Underground) from the Royal Arsenal/Woolwich Arsenal direct to the O2, Royal Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge/Tower of London, Cannon Street/The City, London Bridge, Waterloo, London Eye/Southbank, Embankment/Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square, the heart of London--theatre/West End, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Oxford Street, and Whitehall/Parliament/Big Ben. No other location in London provides as many transport options to get anywhere!
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 imagine yourself in 18-20th century London yet you still have all the modern conveniences and luxuries of a 21st century home! It's like being on the set of a BBC period drama.
It's so easy and comfortable to take the Train, DLR-Tube or Thames Clipper anywhere. You'll be dropped on the door step of London's most popular attractions and your bonus is breathtaking and unique views of London!
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.
Our apartment/flat is perfectly situated for accessing 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 and most recently broadcast the Royal Wedding of Harry & Meghan.
Royal Golf - England's oldest Golf Course (1608), 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 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 behind 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. Also, Severndroog, Windsor, Dover or Scotney Castles.