|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||500 square feet|
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Description from the owner
Trinity Square Flat, which has been featured in a story in the New York Times Travel Section, is just across the street from the Tower of London & next to the beautiful & historic Trinity Square Gardens. Just 100 yards from the Tower Hill tube stop, & 2-3 minutes from the Tower Gateway DLR & several bus stops (including the hop on, hop off tour bus service), you'll find this flat the ideal base from which to explore London! Despite being so centrally located, the building is peaceful & quiet, making it the perfect location for a business trip or a vacation.
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TrinitySquare Flat, Named 2012 Top Vacation Rental
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|Rate Summary||$220 - $280||$220 - $280||$1,420 - $1,840||$0||3 nights|
|Mar. 1 2013 - Sep. 29 2013
High season 2013
|Sep. 30 2013 - Dec. 19 2013
|Dec. 20 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
Christmas/New Years 2013-2014
|Jan. 5 2014 - Mar. 1 2014
|Mar. 2 2014 - Sep. 27 2014
Spring & Summer 2014
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|Sep. 28 2014 - Dec. 18 2014
|All Other Dates||$280||$280||$1,840||-||4 nights|
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- Additional guests - $20 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
- Cleaning fee - $100 / stay - Cleaning Fee
- Damage deposit - $350 - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Rates listed are based upon occupancy by 1 or 2 persons. For each additional person over 2, there is a minimal additional charge of US$20/night and US$120/week. These rates include taxes. There is also a US$100 cleaning fee and a fully refundable US$350 damage deposit that is returned shortly after your stay.
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Washington DC, District of Columbia
What Dreams May Come ... When You Stay at Trinity Square.
In February of 2012, my husband and I were taking our first trip back to London since our move back home to the us. We were eager to find better accommodations than the standard hotel or traveler hostel due to the length of our trip and our familiarity with the city. At the same time, since we were very familiar with the City - as we had lived in London for 3 years - we wanted a unique experience, not the typical tourist trap or over-priced, generic, characterless chain hotel. I did considerable research â checking out many websites and considered many of our favorite locations before coming across the flat at Trinity Square. When I came across the description â I really thought it was too good to be true. I had worked in that neighborhood previously and it is by far one my favorite locations in London. However, I had no idea that such a lovely, well-furnished, and quiet flat could be located in an area which I had only ever known for its bustling commercial and tourist atmosphere. The location is quite central to major attractions, close to several transport options and has several shops/restaurants just around the corner. I contacted Paul who responded promptly, indicated availability and explained the process for booking. Paul was professional, polite and responsive. This was the first time we rented a private flat as opposed to booking at a hotel and we were a bit anxious as to what to expect â however, Paul made everything easy. He offers his guests a wealth of helpful information â about the flat itself and about general tourism in London, restaurant recommendations, travel tips, the works. When we arrived at the flat, everything was just as Paul had described. The flat itself is terrific â furnished to a high quality with everything a visitor would need for a proper stay in London, well apportioned, very clean, quiet, and just a wonderful balance between modern living and the historic grandeur of the neighboring buildings. It was great to have a full kitchen at our disposal â we were able to walk to the local supermarkets and purchase food and drink to prepare ourselves when we desired. The flat was also very quiet despite being in a highly trafficked area. We heard very little if any outside noise and enjoyed comfortable sleeping every night. Paul has put together a very well organized booklet explaining how to operate everything in the flat â including the phone which offers free calls to the us and free WiFi! There is also a lot of great general tourism information in the booklet which is very nice for the first time traveler. My husband and I were truly happy with our choice. While we were there, we had a few random questions for Paul â and when I emailed him, he responded promptly each time with helpful answers. We felt well taken care of indeed! Overall, I give Paul and his flat the highest marks. We absolutely plan to stay at this flat again when we return. The biggest problem we have is that we've been spoiled now and recommend the flat at Trinity Square without hesitation.
Excellent Location & Great Flat With a Couple Minor Hiccups
We stayed at Trinity Square flat in June 2012. The location is great, steps from the Tower of London and just across the street from the very underrated all Hallows Church. The neighborhood is lively in the evenings until the local bankers and such head home, then it gets pretty quiet actually, which I think is a good thing. The entrance is actually on a quiet side street with plenty of safety features in terms of access to the lobby and the flat itself. The flat is plenty of room for 2, would be cozier with 4 there. However, having a kitchen and laundry facilities was so nice for the price of what we'd clearly pay for a nice hotel in London per night. Having a tube stop as close as Tower Hill is to this flat is a huge plus. Getting around is so easy, and when coming home from a show or dinner you emerge from the tube station and are just a few easy steps from the flat's front door. The only real hiccups were that several light bulbs burned out and we did not have access to the roof as advertised - a sign posted on the door to the roof indicated it was not available to users of this flat and was owned by a neighboring flat owner, so we missed the views from up there that looked very attractive on the website. I wouldn't let that trouble you however - we didn't. Paying by wire transfer is a bit of a pain too, which the owner insists upon, but the owner is in every other way responsive and very helpful in preparing for and during your stay. He even let us stay a little later in the flat than planned on our check out day when our flight was pushed back, which was much appreciated. Directions to the flat and help in using its applicances and features were all supplied in great, well thought out detail by the owner in advance of our stay. Overall, this is a great option and one we'd definitely recommend to anyone, including those with kids or first time visitors (such as ourselves) to London. Cheers!
Excellent Location, Excellent Owner
Paul's London flat could not be in a better location. Walking distance to the tube station, across the street from the famed Tower Of London, perfect. The flat is small, so it is perfect for two or three people. We were very comfortable. The first night it snowed and got very cold. We contacted Paul and let him know and he got right back to us and told us how to use the floor heaters. (It was very simple, but we were impressed with how accommodating and speedy Paul was!) Although you are in the middle of the city, the flat with it being tucked away from the traffic, was amazingly quiet. Another plus, was that there are directions on how to use everything in the flat, the tv, dvd, wifi, washer/dryer, etc. There are even delivery menus available so you can eat in if you so choose. Liberty Bounds is the pub downstairs. It was more than adequate, in fact it was the best fish and chips we had on our entire trip. We will not hesitate to book Trinity Square Flat again. Thanks, Paul!
My wife and I stayed at Trinity Flats for 7 days last march. The property is next door to Tower of London, Pubs, Tube station, Dockland area and grocery stores. It , like many city properties, is a bus ride away from many places to see in Central London. And Paul is a good communicator. He also has a very helpful compilation of things one can do in and around the area; many well marked routes.
While the place is generally quite comfortable: i) there is no place to put luggage; ii) the spiral staircase is fairly steep and narrow; iii) the upstairs bedroom is in an alcove. You have to climb up narrow steps of a small ladder to get to it. If you have to get up and out of the bed at night for any reason you have to be very careful not miss a step. And the mattress is very soft. These, like all reviews however, are personal observations.
Fabulous flat rental near Tower Hill Tube station
I stayed at Trinity Square flat with my two adult children for three nights. The location is fabulous. It is right next to the Tower Hill Tube station which made our travels throughout the city a breeze. It was wonderful to return after a long day of being out and about sightseeing to the home-like comforts and quiet location of this well maintained and exceptionally clean flat. The flat offered a great place to relax and rejuvenate for the next day's activities. While it is a bit small, everything is extremely well laid out and very efficient. It was somewhat tight for three of us (my son is 6'4") but the space and comfort were miles beyond what we got in a one night stay at a London hotel; it would be perfect for a couple. The staircase is definitely very steep so not for anyone with climbing issues. Also the (extremely comfortable) bed is on a raised platform requiring a climb up a short ladder (about 4-5 steps) which might be difficult for someone with physical restrictions.
I cannot say enough about how pleasant it was to deal with Paul. He was so helpful and extremely professional from the moment I expressed interest in renting the flat. He was incredibly responsive when I had questions and quick to resolve a very minor issue prior to my arrival. I could not have been more pleased with our experience and would highly recommend Trinity Square flat to friends and family without hesitation.
Wonderful, thoughtful, and convenient place to stay for an incre
A couple of friends and I had a terrific stay at Paul's flat! We were absolutely amazed at the location: situated right across the street from the impressive Port of London authority building and the lovely Trinity Square Gardens, the flat overlooks the Tower of London and, just beyond it, the iconic Tower Bridge. Absolutely stunning view. The Tower Hill Tube Station is no more than a couple minutes walk down the sidewalk and there are several good restaurants and pubs in the area. The apartment itself is the ideal London flat. Not too large, but by no means cramped, Paul (the owner) has thoughtfully stocked it with all the essentials for a very comfortable stay. Kitchenette and laundry appliances were extremely useful. Also, for travelers, free Wi-Fi and long distance calling are invaluable. Paul was exceptionally easy to work with, making the trip all the more enjoyable and reducing so many of the stressful details that are so prevalent on trips. I recommend it in a heartbeat. Hoping to go back some day!
Greg, Shannon, and Quinn Gasaway
Little Rock, AR, USA
My family of three stayed at Trinity Square Flat the week prior to Christmas 2011. My husband had visited London before but this was my and our 19 year old son's first trip out of the USa. The flat was the perfect choice!!! The location was perfect to reach the tube, or just walk. The pubs in the area were awesome. The views from the rooftops were amazing day and night. The flat was comfortable and well equipped for our needs. My only issue was with the washer/dryer which was a combination unit that I was unfamiliar with!! It is a perfect rental place. The trip was an experience that we will never forget and the ease of the rental process with Paul and the comfort of the flat made it even better. Hopefully we will be able to visit the lovely city of London again and would surely try to rent this flat and would recommend it to anyone! Paul was also extremely helpful recommending transportation from the airport, and recommending transportation to soccer (oops, I mean football) games that we attended.
Shannon, Greg, and Quinn Gasaway
Little Rock, AR, USa
West Hollywood, CA
Trinity Square Flat was our best experience ever. We got so much more than we ever expected. We were greeted at the front door by the manager. She helped us with our bags and took us to the flat where she gave us the grand tour and instructions on everything. The flat is so well appointed, there was even tea waiting for us. There was absolutely nothing we needed to get but our food.
The flat had many tour books and the owner provides a guide to London that rivals Frommer's. The location couldn't be more perfect. We could walk to markets, dry cleaner, Post office , dozens of restaurants and more. The underground was steps from the flat and we were able to get all over London without issue.
You are right across the road from the Tower of London where we were able to see the Ceremony of the Keys. You have to get tickets way in advance but the owner gave me instructions and we scored!
The wireless internet worked flawlessly and the TV had more stations than you could watch. The shower was fabulous and has its own water heater and the washer-dryer worked flawlessly.
We saved thousands of dollars by staying at the flat instead of a hotel. Plus, the roominess made one feel that they were in a home instead of being in a claustrophobic hotel room where it costs 5 bucks every time you want a cup of coffee.
Saving the best for last, the phone in the flat is a universal phone so you can call home for free anytime as well as many other Euro countries.
We would never stay anywhere else. You really feel London at the flat.
Nice stay in London
Moments after we (3 kids and 2 parents) booked this apartment we were contacted by the owner discussing our travel and such, he's really nice and friendly and wanted to make sure everything was ok which was great.
The place was of course very central to everything and was a great place to stay when visiting London for the first time and is very close to the tube. The apartment was clean, everything worked and we had no problems at all. It was nice for three kids and two parents but may be a little small for 5 adults.
I'd love to stay here for my next visit.
Mr & Mrs H
Woodbridge, Western Australia
Lovely short but sweet stay in central London
We had a lovely short but sweet stay at the little flat in London...
The view from the roof of the building was breathtaking, and even better than we imagined. The flat was ideally located and kitted out with everything we could possibly need. Not that we chose to cook for ourselves, especially with a fantastic pub serving food (and great coffee) from early morning, a 2 minute walk from our door. The Liberty offers all types of dishes, even vegetarian.
Thanks to the owner for the info on getting to and from the flat, and around London. We walked everywhere, and took in the sights on foot; around every corner we came across one landmark after another! Access to the tube was also so close by for times we ventured further afield. Being so centrally located made our day trips quick and easy.
The flat was clean and neat, and prefect for the three of us. As the owner advised us, the accomodation could sleep three adults, plus a couple of kids, but would not suit 5 adults. Whilst the flat is small, it felt spacious being spreadout over two floors. Perfect for a couple or small family.
Thanks again to the owner for answering our emails and queries ahead of time so promptly.
We will definately be back to stay, next time we're in London.
Family of four
A lovely time was had by all
My family of four stayed for a week last summer at Trinity Square Flat -- my wife and I showed our two daughters, 16 and 11, the sights of a city we know and love. What a delight to stay at Trinity Square. It is cozy, but perfectly located. Everything was as described and the owner's written suggestions were terrific! The tube is within steps and we walked to everything else.
Our girls were at an age where they fell in love with the rooftop of the building. They would go up there, looking over the Tower and the Thames, and let their imaginations flow.
Would we return? On the next flight if we could.
Plan to stay again!
Great location, attentive owner. Great for our family of 4. Perfect base from which to explore London. Easy access to Tower Hill tube station. Amenities provided us with a perfect vacation. Wireless Internet allowed for planning of the next day's activities. Free phone kept us in touch with relatives and aided in planning. Television just enough for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. Kitchen was perfect for the necessities needed to be comfortable and to have a meal in if desired. Tons of restaurants nearby. Markets nearby to provide anything from snacks to full meal prep.
AB from Sydney
Wonderful stay in a fantastic location
Thank you Paul for sharing your lovely flat with us. We appreciated the service you provided during the booking process and the many guide books that were in the flat too. The flat itself was perfect for us. Don't even consider expensive hotels, because this flat has it all - spotlessly clean, nicely furnished with all the modern cons and a great location which made it easy to travel around. Can't wait to go back!
Top spot to stay
Loved the area, full of lovely old buildings, a coffee shop with the best hot chocolate ever (Star Mugs Coffee) which is near Tower of London. Paul, the owner could not have been more detailed in his instructions on everything and his caretaker (Kremena) was solid gold in terms of fixing the only real problem we had (the WiFi wasn't functioning). The one thing which was less good for me with my middle-aged bones (my daughter was fine with it) was the mattress which sagged somewhat in the middle. After 2 nights I moved to the air mattress and stopped the nagging backache. My suggestion would be to perhaps put a futon down and place some sort of pillow-top protector over it - lasts longer than inner springs and easy to clean and care for. Also, when the time comes to replace the sofas and armchairs I'd go for something more compact and streamlined and perhaps a sofa bed upstairs instead of the ottoman and big chairs. The area is very small and with suitcases, airbed and bodies, the more thoughtfully the space is utilised, the better. Having said all this, it is still a good place to stay and I'd definitely come back (that's if he'll have me after this review! - Just kidding). The transfer of funds was via bank deposit which I don't mind except that both Paul and I got slugged with fees at both ends for both the deposit and the balance. I'd recommend looking into visa and Mastercard at least - have already mentioned this to him. It is too soon to see if I've received my $200 security deposit back, we are still travelling. I imagine Paul will be as meticulous about this as he has been about everything else. All in all, quite trouble free and a good holiday.
Location Location Location
From start to finish we could not fault the service we got from Paul. The flat is perfectly located with everything on your doorstep. We did find it cozy for 2 adults and 2 teens but when you are really only sleeping here it does not really matter. It was a comfortable place to lay our heads for our week in London and Paul could not do enough for us. His communication was excellent and only served to enhance our London experience.
Livingston, United Kingdom
Fantastic Flat - Perfect for Our Little Family!
What a fantastic find! This flat was perfect for our little family (me, DH, DS(9), DD(6)). It has a lovely little lounge with a comfy sofa and chairs plus open plan kitchen downstairs. Then you go up the spiral staircase to a cosy sitting area, bed in alcove and the bathroom opposite. It's a great flat for younger (age 5-12 maybe) kids - my daughter was delighted by the spiral staircase and alcove bed! There is a good blow up mattress in the downstairs closet, but we found it best to start the kids off in the upstairs bed then move DS to the sofa and DD in the two chairs pushed together. Both children swore they had the best sleep ever.
The location of the flat is unbelievable! You are right across the street from the Tower of London (let me repeat that as I didn't fully appreciate this when booking - it is RIGHT ACROSS the street!), 5 minutes from Tower Bridge, 2 minutes from the Thames and boat pier for the Thames Clipper and maybe a minute from the Tower Hill tube stop (Circle & District lines). The views from the flat are amazing - my children dragged us back up there every evening!
The City pretty much shuts down over the weekend, but a 5 minute walk away is St Katherine's Dock (plus you are a short ride away from the theatre district via the #15 bus) and Sunday evening found us wandering around there with our pick of restaurants (finally chose Cafe Rouge, part of a chain, but good and reliable) overlooking the marina.
Paul, the owner, was great to work with - prompt responses to emails and he's left a booklet in the flat with tons of information ranging from how to work the appliances to maps with local supermarkets to walking tours.
I'd highly recommend this flat to couples or families with younger children!
The Slater Family
"Waved to the Queen of England"
Our family of 3 adults and 2 teenagers spent 3 nights at Paul's Trinity apartment in June. Cosy if a little cramped for our large group, but it suited our needs perfectly as we took off early each morning after a filling, and inexpensive breakfast at the corner pub, and a pleasant short walk to the tube. We attend the Ceremony of the Keys, had a romantic evening walk down by the river, (it's a relaxing, safe area), and even got a wave from the Queen of England. We returned one evening and noticed a Bentley parked outside Trinity House flying the Royal Standard. We where having a pleasant banter with the Bobbies milling about in the light drizzle when Queen Elizabeth and the Prince Consort came, gave us a smile and drove off. We enjoyed returning to the peace of the neighborhood after our days in the hustle and bustle of the city, yet we remained in all that history right out the door. Paul was timely and polite with all correspondence, including patience with a mysterious held check on my end that I had to rectify. My only caution would be to those contemplating staying with small children. A comparison might be a (2 story) one room hotel in the States, privacy is not to be had. But if you just want an affordable place to crash after getting as much out of London as you can. This apartment has the right address.
Beach Park, IL
We loved this apartment!
This apartment was just what we were looking for! My son and I visited London in May, 2011 and stayed at this apartment. We had never been to London before and wanted something in a good location and close to the tube. The apartment is stylish, comfortable, clean and well equipped. The apartment is in a secure building and we always felt safe in the building and neighborhood. After a long day of sightseeing, it was nice to have a place to come back to where we could lounge around and relax. Eating out all the time can get old no matter where you are, so being able to have food on hand was a big plus. Even though the apartment has a stove, I'm not one to cook when on vacation and the nearby Tesco had a nice selection of ready made sandwiches, salads, etc., in addition to the usual grocery store fare. For me, one of the best features of the apartment is the clothes washer. I expected the weather to be a bit warmer and didn't bring enough warm clothes, so it was nice to wash a few things that I could wear again. Being so close to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge was the icing on the cake! The views from the roof of the building are awesome. We took the tube everywhere, and the Tower Hill tube station is just minutes away. It was a short ride on the tube to wherever we needed to go. I was apprehensive about renting an apartment, as I'd never done this before, but dealing with Paul was a pleasure. He was very thorough in explaining the process, always answered my e-mails/questions promptly and provided a wealth of information. We hope to go back to London and would definitely stay here again. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting London!
Authentic & Amazing!
When I stayed at Paul's flat, it was my 1st trip to London, after a long tour in the Middle East. Whether visiting London for the 1st or 10th time & want an authentic experience, this flat provides that & so much more! Paul's description is spot-on & I've broken down the 2 major categories from my perspective: Location: After 8 trips to London now, this is still the best & most memorable place I have ever stayed at. The Tower Hill Tube is literally next door; invest in an Oyster Card, it is worth it! The Tower of London is across the street & who can beat a tasty croissant & cup of English tea from Pret'A Manger right downstairs? Did I mention the pub downstairs too? (Kopparberg's Cider!) Fantastic atmosphere; there's even a quaint mini park just outside the stoop. I made quite a fool of myself walking barefoot in the grass my 1st day there. Tesco & Starbucks are a short walk down the street. I was able to cook, which saved a lot of $. The Flat: I simply did not want to leave. If I ever get the chance, I would buy this flat! It was the perfect size for myself & friend. The kitchen is well equipped with cookware, washer/dryer, etc. There is also a great selection of music, Dvd's & quides that others have left for your use in the living area. (The photos really do not do Paul's flat justice.) The bed was heaven & I spent quite a bit of time sitting in the window at the foot of the bed, just listening to music and the sounds outside, writing in my journal. Not if, but when you stay here - be sure to go upstairs to the rooftop and take in the beautiful view of the Tower Bridge! A hotel will not give you 1/4 of the experience and accomodations as Paul's flat. On a personal note: Paul, I want to thank you for making your flat available for others. It was my first experience in London & came at a time when I needed to relax, reflect & heal. To this day, I still smile when I think of my stay there. I cannot wait for a chance to visit again. Cheers!
Loved it..better than imagined, close to it all.
Hope to make it back. Very clean, central to many attractions and eateries. Paul left many reference guides and maps handy to help my daughter Melissa and myself navigate and plan our days. Very close to transportation. Nice and quiet after a day of sightseeing. Fully equipped for a long stay (I'm hoping for a much longer one soon) and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to any of my family or friends. Perfect for business or pleasure.
We stayed in Trinity Square Flat in London in early November 2010 right after my deployment in Iraq, and it was a wonderful choice. We flew into Stansted and took a Terravision bus to Liverpool Street/Station. The apartment was less than a ten minute walk from there. We bought the London Pass - highly recommended for the unlimited travel alone. The closest station (Tower Hill) was literally a 30 second walk from the apartment. Words cannot express how excited I was with the location. The apartment is also in an affluent part of the city so no need to worry about running into a rough crowd.
Walk just past Tower Bridge and you will find a dock area with a bunch of restaurants/bars - very nice.
Also, the Jack the Ripper Tours start at Tower Hill Station; one .
The apartment was perfect for my husband and I. If you see the picture of the loft containing the bed and are worried about it being too small/short - worry no more. My husband is 6'5 and had no problems. Having a washer/dryer and kitchen was very useful as well. I'm sure you know that London is quite expensive so we mostly lived off groceries (instead of going out) while we were there.
The free calling to the States was nice (won't get that in a hotel!). Also, there was a plethora of London guide books in the apartment in addition to the "Guide to Trinity Square Flat" containing nearby restaurants, grocery stores, historical locations, etc.
Don't forget to go to the roof of the building for great views of Tower Bridge!
Los Angeles, California
Yes, this place is real. Itâs also a really great place to stay
I will admit at first I wasnât sure this place was âfor realâ â perhaps because the glowing reviews made it seem too good to be true. But after spending a week at the flat with the family (2 adults, 2 young kids), it is indeed real, and was a wonderful âhome baseâ for our stay in London.
The location is just moments away from the Tower of London, the Tower Hill tube station, and the #15 bus line - which features the classic Routemaster double-decker busses! The neighborhood is busy during the day, and is quiet in the evening without feeling âdeserted.â The building itself felt safe, and was clean and quiet. And the lift was larger than many European hotel elevators that Iâve experienced.
The flat has two levels, and the layout maximizes the space. There was a good amount of natural light from the windows, and nice blinds for privacy. From an american perspective it might seem small for an apartment, but itâs bigger and has much more of a âhomeâ feel than any hotel Iâve stayed at in London. And if youâre like us, youâre not travelling to London to stay inside a flat all day!
The loft bed upstairs has its own little nook, with the bathroom on the opposite side of the upper floor. The kids slept downstairs with no problems, and found the inflatable bed to be very comfortable. The integrated air pump in the bed made inflating/deflating it a simple task.
Being able to cook meals at the flat saved us from eating out every meal. In addition to the nice quality pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc., the kitchen also had some cooking basics like salt and vegetable oil. (As for groceries, in my opinion the Waitrose is worth the walk over the closer Tesco.) There were several small appliances, including toaster, electric kettle and coffee maker, in addition to the larger kitchen appliances; and all were of the sort of quality you would have in your own home. The bonus of having a washer/dryer while we were there allowed us to pack light and avoid extra airline baggage fees.
The free wi-fi was another huge bonus, allowing me work from both my iPhone and laptop durng the week (especially considering other London hotels Iâve stayed at charge ÂŁ12 per hour for internet access!) The TV has all the basic channels, so we got to watch Top Gear and Strictly Come Dancing while eating dinner at the flat.
Significantly, the owner of the flat, Paul, was always responsive to my emails, and was very easy to communicate with. He went over and above to make sure we had keys to the flat before we left for London.
And if you do stay here, you must go up to the roof at least once. Itâs an incredible view!
Cons: The spiral staircase and three step âladderâ to the loft bed might be difficult for people who have trouble getting around. We didnât have any problems (the kids thought the spiral staircase was âcoolâ) but itâs something to consider. If youâre not from the UK, I would recommend looking at âwelcomeâ book for tips on how the appliances work (they work fine once you know what youâre doing!) And if you have four people, youâll probably want to deflate the air mattress if youâre going to have a sit down meal in the flat. Again, this was no big deal for us.
Overall we the whole family loved staying here. Iâd highly recommend Trinity Square Flat, and would definitely stay here again.
Jake & Patti
Terrific Trinity Square
We had a fantastic week-long holiday at Paul's flat. The location is ideal, so close to the Tower and the Tower Hill tube stop. There were only 2 of us so there was plenty of room. Many previous guests have left guidebooks and maps which help in your planning. Make sure you get an "Oyster" card for the tube and bus fares. We plan to go back and stay there again!
Fort Worth, Texas
12 Trinity Square made our London stay perfect.
My husband and I recently returned from London. We were fortunate enough to find this flat on the internet. It was indeed the perfect location and very easy to navigate our way through the city. This apartment has everything one could possibly need, including a 1-800 telephone line to the states which made it very easy to keep in touch with my 97 year old mom. Even though a bit small (as everything in London is), we had ample space for all our luggage and still room to be very comfortable when we needed to relax. I loved being able to prepare easy meals and do laundry. We saved a bunch of time and money. Also, when we arrived, the flat was spotless and even had some very nice bathroom amenities. We felt secure, even arriving after a late evening out. The owner is so easy to work with and handled all my enquiries quickly. We will be definitely be recommending 12 Trinity Square to our family and friends.
Santa Fe, NM
Great location, comfortable flat
I loved the location of this flat in the City of London where the contrast between the old and new is so interesting. There is an elevator to the front door of the flat, (no luggage lugging) which is on two levels. The spiral staircase to the sleeping area was easy to negotiate, the bed very comfortable with nice sheets, and the bathroom had a good shower. The kitchen was well-equipped which was important to me as I eat in a lot. Comfy couches make for good naps after a day of sightseeing. The tube was nearby and buses to the South Bank were great as I go to the National Theater frequently. I visit London often, and this was one of the most pleasant visits. Also, you can get the boat to Greenwich nearby at the Tower, and many of the London Walks start in nearby locations. There is a Marks and Spencers nearby as well as other shops. While there are many office workers around during the day, it is splendidly quiet at night and on the weekends. I hope others enjoy their stay as much as I did.
Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA
Excellent all around place
I would stay here again without a doubt.
--It is so tastefully decorated, is very comfortable and fashionable, and has all of the comforts of home--even down to very little details. Everything is nice quality (bedding, furniture, kitchen/appliances, bathroom, windows, decorations, etc.).
--The owner goes out of his way to provide everything you need to navigate your stay, including finding grocery stores and restaurants, touring London;'s well known tourist spots and local secrets, etc. He even has print outs of his self-created walking tours! It was like having self-guided tour options all laid out for us and a concierge as well! He even has internet included.
--Even though it is small, my husband and I and, believe it or not, 4 kids (infant, toddler, 9 and 11 year old) managed to squeeze in well.
--The location was amazing. So much was right there, but the Underground station was a short block away and quickly took us anywhere in London.
--The owner's communication skills are also excellent. He is so responsive to emails and phone calls. He provides tons of information, makes the booking process easy, sends keys to you in advance if possible. He was personable and made us feel trusting in the "deal"...that it was legitimate.
--Would definitely stay here again.
In real estate, and I would submit in vacation rentals, it's all about "location, location, location.” By that standard, Trinity Square Flat is as good as it gets!
Essentially across the street from The Tower of London, yet nestled in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood, and convenient to excellent pubs and restaurants, that is Trinity Square Flat. The space is beautiful, clean, cozy and simply the perfect spot for a few days of enjoying the incredible city of London.
I don't know whether I'll have the joy of returning to London. However, I know that, if I do, my home base will once again be Trinity Square Flat!
Mike in Winston-Salem NC
What a find!
What a find! We needed a place in London for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. This flat worked out great and the price was even better. Not too toght for a family. (It would be romantic for a couple!). Beautiful and well-fitted apartment and a really nice location: close to tube (subway) so all of London was easily ours. A safe neighborhood filled with history, good food (including asuper market and casual pizza) and friendly locals. Our "landlord" Paul provided a warm welcome, professional money transaction and suggestions on local highlights. Check out the roof! This is a real find and I hope to be able to use it again.
Great Location, Great Stay
My wife and I enjoyed our stay near the Tower very much. It's very close to the Tube as well as one of London's premier historical sites. I would highly recommend this flat to anyone staying in London for more than a day or two. (The internet and free calls back tot he States was a nice feature as well.)
Professional couple from OZ we decided to pack up & settle in London 31/12.09 4 7 months. We looked online for a Hotel & discovered the priv ownership website VRBO. Value for money Our criteria was LOCATION VALUE FOR MONEY GREAT SERVICE LOCATION we were sceptical handing 100s of GBP/$ 2 strangers. We didnt know if the person was genuine & our travel insurance wouldnt have helped us We made contact with Paul Jun 2009 from the 1st contact he made us feel comfortable due to his quick response & willingness to give us âtouristâ hot spots around London in particular right at his door! This I TRUSTED & we payed JUL we were always questioning our decision! Why? HANDING YOUR MONEY & HOLIDAY FUNDS OVER TO A STRANGER flight was delayed We arrived in London approx 1 hr late & 1 of our bags was LOST, got tube from Heathrow5 & arrived at the flat 1 hr late, a private transfer may have helped. On arrival to the flat called Paulâs contact in London and she came with keys. The info left in the flat was GREAT to find shops/restaurants etc. Great view of Tower Bridge from the roof VIEW SECOND TO NONE The flat was very spacious for London It was very clean & all amenities were in excellent condition. Toiletries were supplied such as shower gel, hair products. There is also a selection of books available such as LonelyPlanets & London AZ. we needed a place to stay again for a short time. We were by ourselves & the only âFRIENDâ we had was Paul I contacted him & he went above & beyond the call!!!! He helped us out in a desperate time providing us with the flat again The attribute about Paul which I liked the most was that he has an interest in his customer he was in contact with us before, during & after Everything about our stay at the flat was positive & would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone holidaying in London & who are wanting a more ârealâ London experience. âTHANKS MATE
Best Location and Value in London!!
My wife and I stayed in the Trinity Square flat in March 2008 (just now writing the review January 2009). All transactions with the owner were professional, he was very responsive, and there was never a worry about anything. The location was great - especially with the Tower of London only 3 minutes walk away! The fact that it was right off of the Tower Hill tube stop was very helpful as well. The owner helped us with any question we had from where to eat nearby, to transportation inquiries, to sightseeing - he was critical in our successful trip. The flat was spotless and perfect for the two of us - we loved the alcove bed and the spiral staircase. The TV was not working while we were there but we were so exhausted each night that it did not matter. I would DEFINITELY recommend this flat to anyone looking for a comfortable and affordable base for their London trip. I will most assuredly be looking to stay here again on our next trip to London. Enjoy!!
Response from Paul, Trinity Square Flat Owner - 01/28/2010
Kyle's right about the television - it died just prior to his arrival. There is now a 28 inch plasma TV in the flat.
Trip of A Lifetime
For my mom's 65th birthday I wanted to do something really special.
While in college, I spent a semester at the LSE. I fell in love with every nook and cranny. I even liked the Barbican.
Without my mom's support and sacrifice I wouldn't have had such an incredible opportunity, so I decided to share the city I love with her.
Now, there are three parts to picking where to stay in London. Price. Comfort. Location. You can have two of the three at any given time. YOU WILL NEVER GET ALL THREE.
At least that is what I thought until a friend recommended Trinity Square Flat. For the same price as a night in an okay London hotel room in an okay location, I got a fabulous 2-level furnished apartment; complete with a modern kitchen, washer and dryer, tv, free internet and phone, ACROSS the street from the Tower of London.
When my mom saw the historic building, her jaw literally dropped open. When we got inside the apartment, she smiled, her eyes sparkled, she looked and me and said, "I can't wait to tell Lynette. She is going to be so jealous!"
Every morning we would either make our own breakfast or if we weren't in the mood, eat at the pub on the ground floor of the building.
Then we'd walk across the street to people-watch at the Tower while we planned out our day. Or not plan it. You are so close to everything. Pick a direction. Start walking and you will find something(s) to entertain you in less than five mnutes. There's also a tube stop (Tower) just across the small but beautiful park.
I can't say enough great things about Trinity Square. so I'll just leave you with what my mom said to me on the flight home.
"Thank you honey for the trip of a lifetime."
Great honeymooners suite at a great location!
My husband and I stayed at the Trinity Square Flat for our honeymoon, and we loved it. It is a cute, split-level apartment that is well lit, with a kitchen/living room level and a half-level with a bathroom and a fun, lofted bed. It has all the amenities, a fridge/freezer, full stove and a small laundry unit, and cable as well as being reasonably stocked with the essentials-kitchenware, etc.
The location is excellent-- right next to the metro and immediately across the street from the Tower of London, and the neighborhood itself has a few grocery stores and a handful of fun pubs and restaurants. The rooftop also offers a wonderful view of the Tower of London, especially at night.
Overall, the apartment felt just like a little honeymoon suite without being unreasonably priced.
Great flat,great location!
We stayed at Trinity Square Flat 4 years in a row
for a business convention.The first 2 years we
rented the flat for 3 persons.It was big enough for
all of us.The flat is very clean,bright and safe.
Everything you need to make you feel at home is
provided as well easy to use and in good condition
We were extremely happy with the location:1 min
walk to the Tower Hill tube making it super easy to
travel within London,as well as getting there from
any airports.There's plenty of restaurant,pubs etc
around the flat.Be aware they tend to closed early
as you're in The City part of London and this area
is moslty busy during the day.There's a grocery
store close by if you wish to cook at home.
The owner Paul is a very nice person,honest and
easy to deal with.
We deeply recommend the flat to anyone.It's a great
flat,in a great location for a great price.
..Make sure you climb to the roof during your
stay..The view is beautiful!
The Heart of London
My wife and I stayed at Paul's flat in the shadow of the Tower of London last
February. It's a great location with all facilities, close to a tube station and
walking distance to many sights. It is quiet and the streets are safe at night.
If you prefer a stay away from a hotel so that you can "do your own thing" this
is a great option. We found Paul to totally honest and forthcoming in his
dealings with us. We had planed to stay at his flat again in the fall of 2009 but
other contingencies precluded that plan. When we return to London we will
certainly stay at his flat again.
We recommend his rental without reservation.
Free cleaning service a $100 value
Free cleaning service
For the three nights of May 21-24, no cleaning service fee will be charged.