This is a stylish and creative flat near Barbican and trendy Shoreditch in Zone 1. This central location is just 5 mins from Barbican & Old Street underground stations. St Paul's Cathedral, Tate Modern and the Thames are all just a 15-25min walk. Nearby you'll also find Cass Business School, St.Bart's Hospital and the Guildhall School of Music. It's perfect for tourists, business travellers & families alike!
Our flat is a bright apartment on floor 6, in a modern block in Clerkenwell. There are two lifts, both super fast. You can walk everywhere: You’re near a myriad restaurants, including St John (Michelin starred, one of the world’s best) on St John Street. You’re also close to the charming week-day street-food market of Whitecross Street and Exmouth Market (so pretty and bustling with excellent restaurants). Additionally, we’re only 5minutes by foot from “Silicon roundabout”, where the tech start-ups reside. Inside the flat, there’s a decent-sized open plan kitchen and living area. It has windows with views over London. From the living room’s right-hand window, you can just see the top spire of St Paul’s Cathedral, as well as a glimpse of the big wheel at Waterloo. The kitchen will have everything you need in it such as all the basic condiments, and as an added extra we make sure that there is also always plenty of tea, coffee and sugar so that you can make yourself a traditional British cuppa in the morning! There are also all the mod-cons such as toaster, microwave and kettle that you might expect. We really want to ensure that you have a comfortable stay here in London. Look over our living room balcony and you will spot our communal garden below. There’s a little playground for children; it’s relaxing to take a stroll there, or read a book when sunny. The flat is recently refurbished and has new double beds. The two double bedrooms come with fresh bed linen, pillows and fresh towels, all washed to hotel standards. The sofa in the living room also makes a third double bed. The bathroom is a polite nod to the pretty Moroccan riads you find in Marrakech. Although brand new and modern, the bathroom walls are made from tadelakt, the delicate Moroccan plaster, which adds a cosyness. The built-into-the-ceiling, “rain” shower is powerful. This flat is typical of the area. The exterior is 1950s social housing (there are three blocks together - see architecture info below); the interior is arty, colourful and breezy.
Zugang für Gäste
The apartment is your own. Cleaned professionally, it's prepared for each new visitor. It includes: ★ Living room with brand new double sofa bed, bought Oct, 2016 ★ Two brand new double beds in each bedroom ★TV ★ High speed wifi ★ Desk for working on ★ Newly refurbished bathroom & rain shower ★ Fresh towels & hairdryer ★ Retro 1950's kitchen with mod cons; washing machine, kettle, toaster ★ Ironing board & iron ★ Baby travel cot ★ A balcony to read or drink coffee on ★ Private communal garden for use downstairs ★ Plug adaptors for North American to UK plugs available
Interaktion mit Gästen
Hostmaker are looking after my home as we now live near my elderly parents, a while away. I trust them to give you a warm welcome (they're a lovely crew) and they'll look after you. If you have any questions about your stay, do get in touch through Airbnb and we'll message immediately.
Weitere wichtige Infos
For architecture and history aficionados! Our apartment is in one of three buildings on the Stafford Cripps Estate built 1951 to 1954. They were created by a famous architect, Joseph Emberton. He designed them in a pioneering Y shape to maximise sunlight in every room. Emberton believed the dwellings should have privacy so all the balconies face outward and don't look onto one another. They were built after the Second World War and are named after Sir Richard Stafford Cripps, (24 April 1889 – 21 April 1952) a British Labour politician, who is celebrated for his advocacy of social housing.
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I'm a designer, who left London a few years back. Now I live with my wife, Claudia, and my two small children on a rural farm where I run a small design agency (as well as farming some very hairy Shetland sheep!). But London remains close to my heart. It's so multi faceted and eclectic. I love heading back to my neighbourhood Clerkenwell and Barbican, a place of architects and designers as well as some of London's best restaurants. It's in zone 1 so always brimming with new openings and galleries. Of all, we miss the Barbican centre, a space of internationally renowned theatre, art and music.
Claudia and I have always travelled so we really want you to have the equally wonderful experience we have when we're abroad. If you visit, we'll look after you anyway possible. We've a list of local hotspots we like visiting for our guests too.