Spectacular London Rental on the River

Balcony view of the 02 Arena across the River ThamesDoing a spot of Gardening and just look what is passing by!Comfy swivel chair so as not to miss anything happening on the river.Top floor bedroom with full size balcony with outside seatingTop floor bedroom - balcony - en suite - TV. The house, back of, showing the private square with it's off street parking.Local area, Canary Wharf waterways and skyscrapers2nd floor bedroom with river viewsPhoto taken from the house, the old meets the new!Early morning picture taken from the loungeTop floor en suite bathroomOur neighbour's cat "Teddie" meets concrete "Freddie" on our door step16th Century Smugglers Inn, "The Grapes" nearby, serves excellent fish dishes.16th Century Smugglers Inn,  "The Gun" this is our local, 50 yds away.Ample Leather seating for comfortHello, I have been in this industry for 10 years and am a member of the ETCFull kitchen facilities: dishwasher; washing machine;fridge/freezer; large ovenChef Gordan Ramsays Gastro Pub nearby in Narrow Street.Evening Picture taken from the lounge, of the 02 Arena"The largest residential ship, "The World" salis past our window.Nessling inbetween the skycrapers at Canary Wharf, a collection of ships.Our 4* certificate from by the English Tourist Council. Annual inspections.
1 Capstan Square, London, Greater London E14, England

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 5
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Type: Home
Description of the London vacation home rental
'Riverside' is a rather special self-catering townhouse in probably London's most historic area London Docklands, close to THE EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE; 02 ARENA; TOWER BRIDGE, THE TOWER OF LONDON and the trendy financial world of CANARY WHARF. Set on the banks of the River Thames in a private, quiet off street square, the owner has created a warm and inviting family home. A member of the ETC for 10 years now, a 4 star S/C award from the English Tourist Council has been maintained each year. This house provides excellent modern accommodation for up to 6 people. There's FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, PRIVATE PARKING and 40' HD TV. Located in Zone 2 of Central London's Underground Network, it's the cheapest tube fare and very easy to reach everywhere in town. Use the local Black London taxis, Red London Buses, the Underground or the River bus. We have 3 local tube stations, Canary Wharf, South Quays and Crossharbour. There are Supermarkets nearby and some fine restaurants allowing us discounts.

Private Square location with Spectacular views : The front of the property has suburb River views, there are no passing cars, no fumes etc., just tranquil tidal waters teaming with fish and wildlife. The occasional passing ship or cruise liner slowly sails by, as does the River bus on route every 15 minutes East to Greenwich or Westminster up river. Catch this at Canary Wharf Pier.

The other side of the property has beautiful lawns in a communal Private Square filled with mature rose bushes, lawns, trees and seating, affording the most charming and private of holiday locations.

Each house has it's own private parking reservation adjacent, which is free.

EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE is close by and easily accessible by car or train. Other business attractions are the marbled HQ offices of World wide large financial Institutions, located at CANARY WHARF, within easy walking distance. The 02 ARENA is across the Thames, easily reachable via local trains. The famous Billingsgate Fish Market is nearby for the best catch of the day!

Restaurants: As would be expected given the close proximity to the City, there are plenty of excellent local restaurants to suit most palates. Nearby Billingsgate Fish Market ensures the very best of seafood for the public purchase and London restaurants.

An excellent Indian Restaurant is within easy 5 minutes walking distance and WE HAVE NEGOTIATED A 10% DISCOUNT WHEN YOU BOOK FROM THE HOUSE. ALSO, A SECOND INDIAN RESTAURANT NEARBY AT SOUTH QUAY STATION ALSO ALLOWES 10% DISCOUNT TO OUR GUESTS, Plus a 3rd Restaurant. FULL DETAILS AND CARDS TO SHOW ON ARRIVAL, IN THE HOUSE.

There is a local supermarket just 5 minutes walk from the house, which is open from 7.30am until 9.30pm.

Plus, there are lots of local tourist attractions and a superb selection of speciality shops in nearby Canary Wharf.

There are landscaped gardens with waterfalls and fountains, a very large selection of eateries and clothing shops. It's a very rich area teaming with financial traders who live and work in the area.

Getting around Town: With so much to see, we have excellent transport arrangements.

Travelling around town is a breeze, literally. The River Bus operates during commuter hours and there's also the Central London Underground, particularly the Jubilee Line. So one can be wisked off to pastures new, in minutes.

The house sits in Zone two of Central London, this is the cheapest zone on the Underground, thus, the cheapest ticket!

Greenwich, (which sits in zone 3, the next rail ticket price band), The Tower of London, The London Arena Concert/Sports Stadium, The Excel Exhibition Complex, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, the 02 Arena are only minutes away.

Cars in town aren't to be recommended and simply aren't necessary. Beware the congestion charge of £8.50 per day during business hours. So best leave it at home in our free off street private parking spot outside the property.

Ms. Christine James

Area Info
We have many attraction nearby: Excel International is the world wide exhibition centre for Trade and Industry; "The 02 Arena" is the worldwide concert and entertainments Venue where one can see the best shows in town; The new Olympic Stadiums at nearby Stratford where you have the new Westfield Shopping Centre, many bars and restaurants and tour the Olympics buildings; Canary Wharf which is a "mini Manhattan of marble skyscrapers, shops and restaurants;
Greenwich where you can visit the Maritime Museum, the Markets, the park overlooking the whole of London and "The Cutty Sark" the newly refurbished wooden Tea clipper from the 17th Century; we have 3 local 17th Smugglers Inns to visit, "The Grapes" is well documented, "The Gun" our own local is but 75 yards from the house front door, "Booties" located in Narrow Street alongside Chef Gordon Ramsay's Gstro pub, "The Narrow". We also have "Jamies Place" Chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant and many more notable Chefs have restaurants in the area, so no need to venture far. Nearby we have the water ways of "The Limehouse Yatching Marina" and near still, just 100 yards away you reach the water ways of Canary Wharf where you can see many navel ships, pleasure cruisers and the like, in dock.
Not least is the River Boat, that is a shuttle service up to Westminster stopping along route at Tower Gateway (Tower bridge), Embankment Pier for the London Eye and Westminster. All in 15 minutes and not a lot more than the Oyster Card
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Excel Exhibition Centre
The 02 Arena
The Billingsgate Fish Market
Tower of London
Tower Bridge
The new Olympic Stadiums
Greenwich Observatory
Canary Wharf many restaurants
Churches
Cinemas
Museums
Winery Tours
Water Parks
Sight Seeing
Outlet Shopping
Gambling Casinos
Medical Services
Massage Therapist
ATM/bank
Hospital
Swimming
Roller Blading
Markets
Tourist Attractions
Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook

Dear Christine,
Thank you so much for your E-Mail. Right now we are staying in your beautifull house and everything went as you planed. The journey was fine, too. The chambers and the view to the thames are incredible. We're looking very forward to staying in London.
Best regards
Harald

Review #6112401 "Excellent 3 bedroom"

The clean 3 bedroom apartment is set in a quiet neighborhood on the Thames with a view of the O2 Arena. The description of the apartment was spot on. Since we stayed for 9 nights the housekeeper came after 4 nights and cleaned the apartment and changed the linens. That was a bonus we did not expect. The entertainment system was excellent and the wifi was sufficient especially since we had to contact people after the Boston Marathon. We were able to enter the apartment early which was nice especially after a long night flight to London. Obtaining the key was easier than expected. We chose to walk to Canary Wharf every day to catch the Jubilee line. It was a nice 15 minute walk, and decided it was easier than to walk to South Quay and catch the DLR only to have to change to Jubilee. We also chose to have our main meals out so we did not use the full kitchen facilities. The 3rd floor bedroom was the largest and the best so put your dibs in early! We have stayed in Christine's apartments before and have recommended them to our colleagues.

Hello Christine, Sorry for late reply. Not long back to Australia and a
frantic couple of weeks catching up on work.
Thank you we had a wonderful stay at Riverside. It is welcoming and cosy,
and we love the constantly changing view.
Many thanks for keeping it well presented, and our thanks to Angela who is
obviously very consciencous in here care of it.
Have sent review to trip Advisor.
Deb

Dear Christine, I enjoyed my stay at your lovely vacation home for our 10 days in April. We all quickly adjusted to the busses, ferries and underground and were able to visit most all of the places we wanted to see including sights out of London such as Warwick Castle and Stonehenge. We enjoyed the Tower of London and Greenwich and found a number of restaurants and pubs to our liking. We shopped the grocery stores successfully, cooked 3 or 4 dinners and all our breakfasts in your efficient and pretty kitchen.
Your tour books, albums and notes were of great help and went a long way to getting us into the picture very quickly. It was so nice to have a home to come to at the end of our busy days. Arriving from a pretty warm California, I feel a little guilty about thoroughly enjoying the rain and snow, but it really didnât stop our enjoyment one bit. We were able to see Billy Elliott one evening with perfect 4th row seats purchased at the last minute that day. On a couple of half-days, I elected to stay home to do a few chores and enjoy the view and watch various projects being worked on, I just kicked back all by myself. It was lovely.
Thank you for your gracious help when we arrived. I surely would recommend your rental. I had not been to East London before, but have read many novels describing how The Isle of Dogs used to be and marveled at the beauty it has become.
Warmly, Joan K

Review #6112401 "Excellent 3 bedroom"

The clean 3 bedroom apartment is set in a quiet neighborhood on the Thames with a view of the O2 Arena. The description of the apartment was spot on. Since we stayed for 9 nights the housekeeper came after 4 nights and cleaned the apartment and changed the linens. That was a bonus we did not expect. The entertainment system was excellent and the wifi was sufficient especially since we had to contact people after the Boston Marathon. We were able to enter the apartment early which was nice especially after a long night flight to London. Obtaining the key was easier than expected. We chose to walk to Canary Wharf every day to catch the Jubilee line. It was a nice 15 minute walk, and decided it was easier than to walk to South Quay and catch the DLR only to have to change to Jubilee. We also chose to have our main meals out so we did not use the full kitchen facilities. The 3rd floor bedroom was the largest and the best so put your dibs in early! We have stayed in Christine's apartments before and have recommended them to our colleagues.

Hello Christine, Sorry for late reply. Not long back to Australia and a
frantic couple of weeks catching up on work.
Thank you we had a wonderful stay at Riverside. It is welcoming and cosy,
and we love the constantly changing view.
Many thanks for keeping it well presented, and our thanks to Angela who is
obviously very consciencous in here care of it.
Have sent review to trip Advisor.
Deb

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