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Bright and Spacious, Central, 1.5 Bedroom Art Deco Apartment

Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Rates from GBP £850 | Weekly

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Available Dates:
From November 25, 2024 until January 31, 2025


Our characterful 1.5-bedroom flat is in the heart of London’s most historic district in a handsome Art Deco building just a few steps from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The flat is exceptionally airy and spacious with high ceilings (2.9m), wooden and stone floors throughout, and large (double glazed) windows, which overlook a cobbled alley with trees. Murals decorate many of the walls and ceilings, and bookshelves line the office. There is one master bedroom with a super king size bed (190 x 200 cm), two reading lights, blackout blinds and ample shelves/hanging space for clothes. The office is book-lined, with both sitting and standing desks, lamp, office chair and printer as well as a leather reading chair. It can also be easily turned into a guest bedroom with two comfortable single mattresses (99 x 200 cm, though no bedframe). The sitting room is spacious and ideal for relaxation with hand-painted wall murals and a range of plants, though it can also be used as a second study space with a secretarial desk and chair or another guest-sleeping space – the reading chair is a pull-out, twin-sized cot (comfy if combined with the above-mentioned, extra mattresses). The kitchen is cosy with an oven, electric stove-top, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric kettle and compact table and chairs (2 in situ, plus 2 others spread throughout the apartment). There are two bathrooms. One is small and has a shower. The main bathroom contains a bath with shower nozzle as well the usual amenities of mirror, basin and toilet. The building contains its original Art Deco charm – originally constructed in 1934 as marine insurance offices. It was residentially repurposed in the early 2000s and so also contains modern amenities, including a lift and great water pressure. The area is crossroads for the financial buzz of the Square Mile to the northwest, the historic Tower of London and St. Katherine’s Dock to the south, Whitechapel to the east and to the northeast Spitalfields, London’s creative centre. Markets accent the neighbourhood throughout the week and artisanal coffee shops in every direction offer spaces to work outside the flat. The area, including neighbouring Shoreditch, is justly renowned for its restaurants and bars and is also a short walk from the Thames and leafy parks. The nearest stations are Tower Hill and Aldgate Tube stations, which are three minutes away on foot and connect to the Circle, District and Metropolitan lines between them. Liverpool Street Station is a 10-minute walk away, with connections to 4 Underground lines, reaching Holborn, Oxford Circus, Hyde Park, King’s Cross, Victoria and more without changing trains. Bus routes go across the city, there are two bicycle rental ports nearby and a few blocks away is the Minories Car Park, a 24/7 parking garage. In terms of transport, there isn’t a better location in East London, and for the intrepid visitor there are many routes for exploration on foot.




122 m2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From November 25, 2024 until January 31, 2025

Minimum Stay

3 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Rental windows open for consideration between: (1) 19 Aug - 10 Sep & (2) 25 Nov 2024 - 1 Feb 2025


Apartment or Condo in Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Closest University

All central universities within easy reach

Nearby Universities
Cass | Queen Mary | King's | LSE | Courtauld | UCL | SOAS | UAL | London Business School | Warburg | London South Bank University | City University

Comments: Aldgate, Tower Hill, City, Spitalfields, East End, Whitechapel, South Bank

Explore the Area


  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from GBP £850 Weekly | Negotiable

The cost of utilities can be discussed

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Rate per week negotiable if you stay for 3 weeks or longer


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with plants or garden

There are a few potted plants in the sitting room that need to be watered once and a while





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Listing Owner

Member Since 2016

Trust Score (24)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic

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Trust Score (24)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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