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.
Many points of historic interest are nearby, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the ruins of the Roman Wall that surrounded the ancient Roman city of Londinium, London Bridge, etc. Being located in 'The City', or financial district, that provides the home for such institutions as Lloyds of London & the Bank of England, the area is extremely well-patrolled & safe. Due to the flat's proximity to the tube station you can hop on & quickly be near any major attraction in central London that does not happen to be in walking distance: Buckingham Palace, Churchill's War Rooms, Whitehall, Parliament, Big Ben, Kensington Palace, Trafalgar Square, the West End Theatre District, etc.
Just across the street, in addition to the Tower of London, is All Hallows by the Tower, a 1,500 year old church originally built in Saxon times that has import for American as well as British history - William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, was baptized in the church as an infant (his father, Admiral William Penn of the Royal Navy, was a parishioner), & John Quincy Adams, America's 6th President & son of John Adams, America's 2nd President, was married there in 1797, shortly after his father succeeded George Washington to the presidency. Underneath the church is a 2,000 year old Roman road that ran underneath the present site, as well as Roman, Saxon & Norman artifacts.
There are many pubs & restaurants within a 1-2 minute walk. "The Hung, Drawn and Quartered" is just across Great Tower Street next to All Hallows. There is also a Wetherspoons pub, "The Liberty Bounds", on the ground floor of my building - so if you don't feel like cooking, you can take the elevator/lift downstairs & try their excellent rack of lamb! A partial list of nearby places include a French restaurant (Brasserie Blanc, also on the ground floor of my building), La Rueda - a Spanish tapas restaurant across the street, an Indian restaurant, an Asian noodle place (Wagamama), a Pizza Express restaurant, a Subway sandwich shop, & a couple of small family-owned cafes all within a 2 minute walk. If you're willing to walk a bit further, you will find a seemingly endless supply of restaurants.
One not to miss is Dickens Inn (from whose rafters pirates used to be hung, so legend has it) at St Katherine's Dock Marina, a 5-6 minute walk east! The marina boasts many quaint cafes, shops & restaurants of all price ranges. For Starbucks fans, one of the world's most beautiful Starbucks is located in the middle of the marina.
Also near the flat (meaning a 15 minute walk or less) is St Paul's Cathedral, Shad Thames (riverwalk area immediately across Tower Bridge with more restaurants, pubs & shops of all kinds), Southwark Cathedral (where Shakespeare worshiped), the Borough Market, Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hinde (in which he circumnavigated the globe under Elizabeth I), the Tate Modern Museum, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre & much more.
This is a 1 bedroom flat & is perfect for a single or couple, but can also accommodate a small family for a maximum occupancy, if necessary, of 5 persons. There is a UK Double bed upstairs (similar in size to a US Queen). Downstairs there is a very large, comfy sofa which is six foot two inches between armrests & which makes up nicely into a twin/single bed to accommodate 1 person. 2 more persons can be accommodated on a queen size â€œAero-Bedâ€ (an expensive, $400, type of air mattress). (I need to emphasize that, at 500 square feet, the most the flat can accommodate is a small family of up to 5 persons - it is simply too small to be used to a group of 5 adults.).
The flat is equipped with a microwave, oven & stove/hob, fridge & freezer, coffee maker, toaster, etc. (a full kitchen minus a dishwasher), clothing washer & dryer, plasma TV & DVD player, DVD library, CD/tape player/radio, CD music library, small book library, secure video entryphone, & wi-fi. Included are all linens, towels & cutlery. The flat also has an iron & ironing board, hair dryer & electricity voltage converters (for those visiting from the US, Canada, or other countries whose electrical voltage is 110). Also included are free phone calls from the flat to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & most of Europe, so you can call your family & friends at home, or make additional travel plans for free.
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Left on 05/14/2014 for a stay in November 2013 | Marshall3996
My husband and I had the privilege of staying at this flat last November and loved it. This was our first trip to London. We found that the detailed information given about travel and the area in general as well as the fabulous location of Trinity Square was perfect for our first trip over the pond! The flat is cozy, clean and quiet. Even though the area is bustling during the day, at night it was amazingly still and we slept great. Having a full kitchen was a great asset and we were able to start and end our busy days by relaxing as if we were in our own home. There are also plenty of dining options within walking distance.
I loved being right next to the historic Tower of London and the Tower Bridge. It should be noted that you cannot see the view of the Thames and bridge from the flat window, as the flat faces the historic 10 Trinity Square (former Port Authority) on the opposite side. There was a plethora of things to see and visit right outside the door. The owner of the flat, Paul, gives fabulous historical information and walking tours for sights right outside the front door as well as other major historical locations to visit. We found ourselves relying on his expertise quite a bit as we planned our sight seeing in the city. It was like having our own personal travel guide.
In all, I can’t recommend this place highly enough! We will definitely stay here again our next trip to London.
Left on 11/22/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | William
This cozy 1 bedroom is so centrally located; you would want to stay here purely for its accessibility. The flat is perfect for a single person or a couple; however, will accommodate up to five. As advertised, the flat is located just across from the Tower of London. It actually couldn't be any closer! Nearby are several markets for groceries and sundries, and the hop-on/hop-off tour buses are located just across the street, as well as the riverboat tours, and underground too. From the Trinity Square location you can get anywhere in the city in minutes, and will be spoiled for choice in terms of transport. The descriptions and photos provided by the owner are accurate. It's a lovely flat in a great, and in a very safe location.
Far more reasonably priced and comfortable than a hotel, you won't be "nickeled and dimed" for the little things. Other than its location, this studio offers an efficient kitchen, washing machine, all the appliances and cookery that you will need. Included is wi-fi, DVD, cable (not that you'll be watching television excessively), and free telephone service to the us and Canada!
Prior to our arrival, dealing with the owner (Paul) was a pure delight. He is very attentive to your needs, responds quickly to queries, and has a plethora of historical knowledge about the city, providing you with a many recommendations for tours, attractions, we well as neighborhood restaurants and markets.
All in all, I'd definitely stay here again, and will recommend this flat to friends and colleagues without hesitation. I can't wait for my next trip!
Wonderful, thoughtful, and convenient place to stay for an incre
Left on 04/12/2012 for a stay in August 2011 | Matt
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!
Left on 04/10/2012 for a stay in September 2011 | Mr & Mrs H
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.
Left on 04/10/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
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.
Left on 07/20/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Lillian
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!
Left on 08/31/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
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!
Left on 08/28/2010 for a stay in October 2006 | Robert Higgins
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
Left on 08/25/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Orlando
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.)
Left on 01/26/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | aubulmander36
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.
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Cleaning fee $100 per stay
Damage Deposit $350 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
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.
Cancellation policy: I understand that sometimes things come up that necessitate a trip cancellation. In the event that a renter needs to cancel a reservation, I will refund 100% of your rental deposit IF I am able to refill the dates you had reserved. This will depend upon such factors as the amount of advanced notice a renter gives me of the need to cancel, and how great the demand is for your dates (it is easier to fill dates in the summer, for example, than in November or January). In the past, I have nearly always been able to refill dates when someone has needed to cancel, and will make my best effort to do so, but cannot promise. I would advise cancellation insurance if you think a cancellation may be necessary.
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