- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the manager
Our two bedroom 2 bathroom apartments feature contemporary décor accentuated by soft beiges, glass and stone tiles. 2 full baths, shower and toilet, is located just off the hallway. The apartment offers stunning views of the city’s skyline and the infamous Gherkin building. It also has a sofa bed, comfortably housing up to five guests. If you are looking for a London holiday rental, the Albert Collection is ideal.
The kitchen is an open-concept floor plan, fully stocked with all utensils, pots, pans, instant coffee, tea, sugar, milk potties, oil, salt, & pepper.
The living room is tastefully decorated, with a dining table, four chairs, and ...Read more
The Albert 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Apartment
Additional Location Information
Vauxhall is an inner city area of South London in the London Borough of Lambeth. It was once in the historic county of Surrey.
It has also given its name to the Vauxhall Parliamentary Constituency, which also includes parts of Brixton and Clapham, and to the Vauxhall Motors car manufacturer, which originated in the area.
In 1998, Vauxhall became part of the borough's North Lambeth town centre, for local government administrative purposes.
It is generally accepted that the etymology of Vauxhall is from the name of Falkes de Breauté, the head of King John's mercenaries, who owned a large house in the area which was referred to as Faulke's Hall, later Foxhall, and eventually Vauxhall. The area only became generally known by this name when the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens opened as a public attraction. Initially most visitors would have approached by river, but crowds of Londoners of all classes came to know the area after the construction of Westminster Bridge in the 1740s.
Vauxhall is a very ethnically diverse area, with approximately 40% of residents originating from a non-white ethnic group. There is a significant Portuguese community, some with a connection to Madeira; many Portuguese restaurants and bars are located in South Lambeth Road and the surrounding area. There is also a significant Muslim community, with amost 6% of residents declaring themselves as Muslim in the 2001 census.
The late 1990s/early first decade of the 21st century explosion in London property prices has led to a boom in riverside construction and property re-developments, such as the large St George Wharf development by Vauxhall Bridge. Residents include John Major and Chelsea Clinton.
The impact of new construction and the rise in land values has created a dramatic change in Vauxhall's demographics.
By Vauxhall Bridge is the central headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service (more commonly referred to as MI6), which occupies offices built between 1989 and 1992 and commonly referred to as Vauxhall Cross. More recently, a large complex of apartments and offices has been built to the south of Vauxhall Bridge at St George Wharf. Part of this development includes the planned St George Wharf Tower, which upon completion will be the tallest residential building in the UK.
The MI6 building has featured in several James Bond films, initially filmed without permission but then condoned by then Foreign Secretary Robin Cook with his memorable "After all James Bond has done for Britain..." quip. It is seen in GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough (wherein it suffers a fictional terrorist attack that prefigured a genuine incident) and Die Another Day. The latter featured a fictional London Underground station, Vauxhall Cross, a supposedly closed stop on the Piccadilly Line now employed by MI6 as an extension to its HQ. In fact, the Piccadilly Line does not come south of the river at all; only the Victoria Line passes anywhere nearby, and the secret entrance to the station shown in the film is on the east side of Westminster Bridge some considerable distance down river.
More About This Location
City vacations, Waterfront
Last updated on December 18, 2014
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- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Clothes Dryer
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Phone / Internet
- Wireless Internet
- Internet Access
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask