An exceptionally light and airy penthouse apartment in Dalston/Shoreditch. There are also views southwards to the financial district and you'll see the top of the Shard, Tower 42 and the City's skyscrapers. This is a vibrant area with much to do in the immediate vicinity - from walks along the canal to Broadway Market and Islington, Columbia Road Flower Market, Hoxton Square and Spitalfields. You are also just a 20 minute tube ride to Oxford Circus.
Beautifully decorated with modern interior design, art-work and quality appliances, this is a spacious 2 bedroom. At the back of the property, there's an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with one great wall of double-height windows. This opens out to a wooden balcony to accommodate al fresco dining and drinks as well as providing a super spot to view the Regent's Canal and watch the houseboats, kayakers and families of swans and ducks go by! You'll feel like you're in a little oasis... right in the middle of the City.
The navy and white bathroom is functional and equipped with fluffy towels and toiletries with a bath (with shower overhead), loo and sink.
The downstairs bedroom has a double bed, ample hanging space and a chest of drawers.
Let the mezzanine be your sanctuary after a hard day's work, shopping or sight-seeing. There's a comfortable king-size bed (with memory foam mattress) and a further sitting area with large grey suede sofa, matching armchair, coffee table and 42'' flatscreen tv. For guests visiting in winter time, this area is particularly cosy!
Guests will enjoy a quiet nights sleep in this property (from either room) as it's set well away from the nearest road... another one of the benefits of being on the canal!
Walk to Hoxton Square, Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Broadway Market, Columbia Road Flower Market and Islington - all within 10-20 minutes. Or, if you'd like to see more of what is being called the coolest part of London - Dalston - you needn't walk too far from the front door at all. Further down the same street is 'Pho Mile', home to London's finest Vietnamese restaurants, as well as other edgy and arty cafe/bars. Youll find a wide range of cuisine within the local area British gastro pub, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian and even an American-style diner by Old Street. Handily, there is a Tesco supermarket across the road for all your food and basic needs.
The closest Underground stations are Liverpool St and Old St. It's a 2 minute walk to the Haggerston Overground, which will zoom you down to Oxford Street in 20 minutes, Canary Wharf within 15 minutes or give you handy connections at Whitechapel for the District line (to Kensington in 45 minutes). Alternatively, there are buses on the road opposite to take you directly to Oxford Street/ Tottenham Court Road, Waterloo and Holborn. If you're a City slicker, you could walk to work or catch one of the many buses outside the apartment leading down to Bishopsgate and reach the City with 5-10 minutes.
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in June 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 18, 2012Stayed Jun 2010
This apartment was my sanctuary and office when I came to take my law transfer exam. It was a blissful week weather-wise. If I wasn't working from the big dining table, I'd sit at the table on the balcony. It was a wonderful distraction to watch the houseboats below and all of wildlife in the canal!! I'd wander to Towpath, a little café on the canal and for a break or my lunch. Having the Tesco across the road was so convenient. Transport was easy from the bus stop across road. A few times I walked to Liverpool Street and went into town from there. I would love to come back with my husband and little girl as I have such great memories... and I passed my exam!! Thanks for making my stay so comfortable. -Meg H, Miami
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