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Light-filled flat in central London with canal view, superb transport connections, 24-hour security, all utilities. Walk to Eurostar and British Library.

London, England, United Kingdom

Listing #27479

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home
Rates from GBP £595 | Weekly
Last Updated 154 days ago


This is a contemporary flat in Ice Wharf, located on the Regent's Canal with a balcony view of moored narrow boats on the Battle Bridge Basin. All main rooms have large windows facing south for ample light yet excellent privacy. The flat is on the fourth floor with elevator, one of twenty in a building that is gated and highly secure, with 24-hour security staff. "A little Venice," says one tenant; "highly conducive to creative work," reports another. The building was designed by Tchaik Chassay as a contemporary rendition of traditional canal-side warehouses, a moated grange with immediate access to all the amenities of the central city. Ice Wharf is a ten-minute walk from the British Library and a five-minute walk from King's Cross/St Pancras, "the best connected transport hub in London and the UK." The Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, and Circle Underground lines all come to King's Cross. Of 64 Underground stops in central London (Zone 1), 52 can be reached directly without a change of lines: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Oxford Circus, South Kensington, Paddington, and more. Eurostar operates out of St Pancras, putting you a five-minute walk from a fast train to Paris or Brussels. Many bus connections are available, as well, but most daily needs are within walking distance: not only the shops of the train stations and the local area, but also the British Museum, Bloomsbury, Islington, and West-End theater. As the gateway to England for those arriving by Eurostar, King's Cross is a buzzy center for dozens of new restaurants, events, and amenities. The flat has a spacious living/dining room with sofabed, lounge chairs, dining table seating six easily, flat-screen TV, and DVD player; bedroom with queen-sized bed and generous closet; study with desk, bookcase, laser printer/scanner, and sofabed; fully-fitted, modern kitchen with washer and dryer, full-sized refrigerator/freezer, and microwave; bathroom with deep tub and power shower. Bath and bed linens, dinnerware and kitchen utensils are all provided. The main rooms of the flat are open-plan; the fourth "wall" of the studio is open to the living/dining room. However, the bedroom is private and self-contained. Both bedroom and studio have separate doors onto the front hall that gives access to the bathroom. Power, water, heat, TV license, high-speed internet access, and taxes are included without extra charge. Phone is provided but billed by use (and can be avoided with cell-phone use). Cleaning services can be arranged if you choose. Direct trains from Heathrow and Gatwick airports make arrival and departure easy, as does the Eurostar terminal. The photos show: (1) the living room towards the study, including the balcony, (2) the gated Ice Wharf building (our balcony is directly under the H in Ice Wharf), (3) the living room, (4) the dining area, (5) the fully self-contained bedroom (6) the study, (7) the entry hallway, (8) the view from the balcony, (9) the courtyard below us with local geese, and (10) one of the Basin's resident mated swans, who had seven cygnets this year. Ideal for faculty on sabbatical and faculty directing study abroad programs. The flat is next available for the fall 2020 semester. Rent quoted is for reference but is payable in American dollars.




770 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From September 1, 2021 until December 1, 2021

Minimum Stay

3 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Prefer semester-long stays.


Apartment or Condo in London, England, United Kingdom

Closest University


Nearby Universities
University College London, London School of Economics, Birkbeck College, RADA

Comments: Canal view


  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from GBP £595 Weekly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included


The home is not suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available





High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio




Wheelchair Access


Security System








Comments: Resident Porter / Security on duty 24 /7


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Lena Orlin

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