Spectacular London Rental on the River

Balcony view of the 02 Arena across the River Thames
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
Spectacular London Rental on the River
3 bedrooms
5 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
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.


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 Information
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

About the owner

Owner Profile

Ms. Christine James

Ms. Christine James

Ms. Christine James

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    English Building Industry
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    Hello, I have lived in London for some 20 odd years, as a single lady working in the Capital and driving around town. I chose to purchase this property for it's fantastic river views and good location for getting around everywhere, plus off street parking.
    After renting this townhouse for a few ...
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What's so special about this house?
A: It's the setting, quiet, tranquil and yet within a few minutes walk of so much. The house sits on the river banks overlooking the 02 Arena, you can watch the cable cars travelling from the Airport across to the International Exhibition Complex to the Olympic Stadiums. A private retreat with attractions on hand. Our local is a 17th Century Smugglers Inn, "The Gun" 3 minutes walk away along the river pathway. For fine dining and River views. Wake up to the sound of the seagulls or the passing "Cox" calling his instructions to the team, it's a never ending passage of events. Sit back and enjoy!
Q: What makes this location so special?
A: This is a central property with excellent transport connections everywhere in town. It has private parking as a car isn't necessary to see the London sights although you can hire a bike outside this private square, more on that in the owners pages. You may wish to travel out of town for the day to say Cambridge. The local Airport, City Airport serves all of Europe, so you go for a daytrip! Also, you can travel to Paris via EuroStar from Kings Cross. There is so much choice let alone the many attractions of London. Nearby, the property, there are many fine restaurants if you don't wish to cook at home, plus of course Ale houses, some of which are Historic Buildings. The International Concert Arena, "The 02" is in view across the river from the house and the International Exhibition Centre is just 12 minutes away by car or train. You can reach Greenwich Museums and Markets within 6 minutes travel time, across the Thames, so this really is an excellent base for all members of the family.
Q: Locations to visit and book?
A: The most popular would be "The 02 Arena" with all it's concerts, then there's The New Olympic Stadiums at Stratford, also, we have some 12 Premier Football Teams in London, all within easy reach; The New Billingsgate Fish Market is 10 minutes walk if you wish to buy the very best of the catch. Canary Wharf represents a thriving busy area with famous Chef restaurants and famous shops, with branches in London's prestigious Bond Street. There are Museums, Parklands and even an animal Farm nearby, "Mudchute Animal Farm" where you can feed the lamas! Not forgetting the River Thames Shuttle bus from Canary Wharf, every 15 minutes to Tower Bridge, Embankment for the "Eye" and Westminster, travel time is 20 minutes into Westminster. There are time tables and many Theatres brochures in the house so you can peruse the options at leisure.
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