Apartment near to London Bridge
- Family/child friendly
- Parking available
- Lockable room
|Address||Barnes House, SE145XH London, United Kingdom|
|Response time||A few hours|
The flat, which is on the top floor of a private block, consists of two double bedrooms, a large reception room, sofa bed ,a separate fully comprehensive kitchen and a bathroom with both power shower and bath.
There is solid wooden flooring throughout and porcelain tiles in both the kitchen and bathroom. The property, which has full double glazing throughout and is taken in a very clean state, also boasts fantastic views of Canary Wharf and comes with off street parking. The block is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac.
There are also communal gardens in this popular development. Everything can be provided for your stay, including towels and bedding.
In the local area you will find everything you need for a great stay; there is a large Sainsburys, cafes, restaurants, and trendy bars all within walking distance of the flat. The flat is very close to Goldsmith University campus, so could be an ideal base if you are visiting the university for a conference.
The area also has great transportation links and the flat is located just a few minutes from New Cross Gate Station, which gives you access to the overground and the mainline. There are also numerous buses, which pass close to the flat and go straight to central London, including several night buses, so you can always get home no matter what time of night! You can be in Trafalgar Square (by train) in just 15 minutes.
The vibrant and eclectic area of Shoreditch is also just 15 minutes on the overground. The location is ideal for any tourist!
The flat is really convenient if you are visiting the Olympic games this summer. It is just 20 minutes by bus to Greenwich were a number of events are taking place, and just 20 minutes to the stadium at Stratford, via the Overground and Jubilee Line.
House rulesIn general this is a great place to live. To keep it as such all guest need to follow the following rules for their own comfort:
wash up all dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
clean the cooker, hob, all work surfaces and table
sweep the floor or any crumbs.
return all utensils to their original place.
put all rubbish in the bins at the entrance to the estate.
Guests are asked to leave the shower in a clean and fresh state.
wear house shoes in the bedroom and the rest of the house.
re-frame from playing music before 10am and after 10pm.
Guests are reminded that smoking is not permitted in any part of the property. This includes the bedroom and smoking at the bedroom window. Anyone found to have smoked in the property will be asked to leave.
wear house shoes in the lounge and the rest of the house.
Guests are reminded that smoking is not permitted in any part of the property. This includes the lounge and smoking at the bedroom window. Anyone found to have smoked in the property will be asked to leave.
Guests are asked to respect each other and the neighbours.
Guest are asked to not leave any litter or rubbish in the lounge.
Please note that guests are not permitted to have others staying with them in the apartment. If a guests wants someone to stay over at any point the guest should agree this with Sidney before. There is an extra charge for this. Please ask for more information.
Also note that smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building. Please do not violate this.
A deposit of 200 GBP is required.
ALL RULES ARE FOR THE GOOD OF THE GUESTS.
|Price for > 4 guests||$ 133 HKD per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||On arrangement|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
Reviews for this host's other properties
Very good location! It`s easy to get to the city center from the flat without taking too much time as bus stops and the underground station is very close to the apartment. Some good pubs are also not far away :)
The flat is very clean, bright and cosy. You are free to use all devices in the flat - including wi-fi and kitchen utensils. There is even a view of Canary Wharf from the balcony!
Sidney is absolutely a great host! Very open, friendly and polite. He made time to show us the city, and even took us for a drink in a local pub.
For a budget place, this is one of the best!
1) Very, very noisy
The New Cross Road has lots of traffic all night and all day.
You have sirens from ambulance all night.
Bus Garage from London Traffic is around the corner.
There is no difference in noise reduction between open and closed window (old single glass windows)
2) "Shared bathroom" is mentioned in the text, but I didn't read it carefully enough.
This means, there is one "bathroom" (toilet and 1 basin) for the whole floor (5 frooms, maybe 15 persons or more)
I took some fotos to document this, but wimdu had no interest to publish them.
After reading the last review we actually became a little concerned. However, Sidney did everything he could to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. He even met us early in the morning to drive us back to the airport. The room itself is simple, but large. It is on the front side of the street, so if you are sensitive to noise, you may need earplugs. We were ok without. Sidney put the storage heater on while we were in the room and this made the temperature very nice. The rest of the property is large, with a decent size kitchen that you can use and separate toilet and bathroom. There are buses that go to the centre right outside the property and the station is two minutes away. From the station you can get a mainline train to London Bridge, which literally takes five minutes station to station.
Thanks again Sidney for all your kindness. We will come back here.
thx for the positive comment, but actually we regard the room as far to small for 3 persons. Anyway the room is quite economic, clean and save. For Two ok but defiantly not for the three of us.
The room is functional and clean, ideal for people who come to visit and in this sense are out and about all day. Only black spot the shower is small and capricious (hot water not continuous)
But that does not diminish the value price of housing.
La chambre est fonctionnel et épuré, idéal pour des gens qui viennent visiter et dans ce sens sont en vadrouille toute la journée. Seul point noir la douche qui est petite et capricieuse (eau chaude pas en continue)
Mais cela n'enlève rien au rapport qualité prix du logement.
Windu very good service. Our host took us twice giving the necessary for our stay and inviting us to contact her in case of any trouble indications.
We were situated a little walk away from the center but close by metro. Good shuttle service. Quiet, with many services and a cool bar cerquita neighborhood.
The bedroom and very clean and collected common rooms.
We have the impression that repeat with windu !! Good prices !!
Muy buen servicio windu. Nuestro anfitrión se puso en contacto con nosotros en dos ocasiones dándonos las indicaciones necesarias para nuestra estancia e invitándonos a contactar con ella en caso de algún problema.
Estábamos situados un poco lejos del centro a pie pero muy cerca en metro. Buen servicio de transporte. Barrio tranquilo, con muchos servicios y algún bar que mola cerquita.
El dormitorio y las habitaciones comunes muy limpios y recogidos.
Tenemos la impresión que repetiremos con windu!! Buenos precios!!
A suite for the (deaf) President of cockroaches!
First of all this room IS NOT IN LONDON BRIDGE. This is a BIG LIE. The area is called New Cross and it is a dodgy, dangerous, dirty and very noisy area of London. What makes this place even more dangerous is the fact that the keys to enter the building and flat are always left in the post box slot right outside of the house for anybody who knows (or has seen) that they are there. There is an unidentified number of disrespectful people living and moving in and out of the flat day and night. The first night we were there, a guy left in the middle of the night (after slamming his room door and talking on his phone like it is daytime) without bothering to close the main door of the flat, so basically woke up and found the front door wide open for everybody to help themselves in the flat! Couple that with the fact that the keys for the building are constantly in a public space and you can see the potential for disaster. I was living for 10 years in London and have lived in very ugly places. This room / flat is a definite champion.
The president of the cockroaches must be deaf because the presidential suite is by far the most noisy room of this horrible flat. The building is located on one of the busiest roads in London leading to the port for France, so you can get the picture. I am not even bothering mentioning the non-stop buses, ambulances and police sirens throughout all night and day. It is humanly impossible to sleep. Since the windows are from the 50s, don’t expect them to reduce the noise at all – at times I really thought that we had a window open, but no, they were all closed. The first 2 nights it was really cold in the room and the flat and we only found comfort under the duvet; the president of cockroaches does not feel any cold.
We brought our own bedsheets and towel because we read that one reviewer came in and Sidney had left the bedsheets of another guest. Also, Sidney in his welcome email lets you know that you may actually have to sleep in dirty bedsheets – if there is no time to change them netwen guests. Having our own stuff proved to be a great thing - we even used owr own duvet cover. Although our bedsheets looked clean, they had big oil marks all over which we found quite disgusting. Also there was no towel. However, I have to say that the common areas and the room were clean. The toilet was taken care of on a daily basis, which is much appreciated given the number of people who use it.
Since there are 5 rooms in the flat and some of them can accommodate up to 4 people, you may have to share the TINY shower and toilet with up to 8-10 people at a time. In our case it must have been 6-7, not sure. Don’t bother asking how long you have to queue and hold your pie (and other larger items) in the morning and you must be crazy if you expect to be able to have anything near a normal shower after 4-5 people have done so before you. So, the bottom-line is that if you are a champion in holding your pie indefinitely, remaining sleepless or sleep regardless of what happens around you, have a 30 second shower and risk having dodgy strangers in the night in your room / flat, then this is the flat for you. If you are the deaf president of the cockroaches, it is even better!
The room is unfortunately quite different than in the pictures. Our allocated room was carpeted, had a really unpleasant smell. In addition, a dirty rag was left on the table. Generally it did not seem as if the room had been recently cleaned. Unfortunately also runs every 10 minutes a train close past the house, so you especially at night can not well come to rest.
The bathroom was ok.
Localization is as described. From New Cross station is only 5 minutes or on foot. The description of the house was great.
Overall, the accommodation is very cheap, I would not book again.
Das Zimmer sieht leider ganz anders aus als auf den Bilder. In unserem zugeteilten Zimmer lag Teppich, der einen wirklich unangenehmen Geruch hatte. Außerdem wurde ein dreckiger Lappen auf dem Tisch liegen gelassen. Generell machte es nicht den Anschein, als wäre das Zimmer frisch gereinigt worden. Leider fährt auch alle 10 Minuten ein Zug nah am Haus vorbei, sodass man besonders nachts nicht gut zur Ruhe kommen kann.
Das Badezimmer war ok.
Die Lage der Unterkunft ist wie beschrieben. Von der Station new cross sind es nur höchstens 5 Minuten zu Fuß. Auch die Beschreibung zum Haus war super.
Insgesamt ist die Unterkunft sehr günstig, ich würde sie jedoch nicht noch einmal buchen.
Honestly? Next time we put money on it rather and take us a little more reasonable!
May well be that it is cheap and is very well rated, but if you travel for the first time to England (like my husband) for her shocked by the condition of the apartment, and the tiny room, the toilet (do not rinsed) and the house in general!
The house was fenced at the time of our trip, which is not bad per se ... but the train tracks next to that are not quite so friendly - kiffende- neighborhood of young people was more scary!
The path to the apartment, already shows that the quarter, one of the very poor areas in / around London.
I would look for guarantees here not even a flat!
The U rail connection is not exist- we have almost our flight verpasst- because gecancelten trains even though we were very early at all!
(Yes, the buses are ok, but go on Sundays even very irregular!)
So if you are accustomed to England and all that is very small and you from all points (as well overpainted mold) do not mind and you look just what insecure cheap, then you are right here .... If you want your luggage (or important things, such as flight documents and tickets) can not be in the apartment (can come in in the Everyone!), then the absolute is nothing here for you !!!
Ganz ehrlich? Nächstes mal legen wir lieber Geld drauf und nehmen uns etwas vernünftigeres!
Mag ja sein das es günstig ist und ganz gut bewertet ist, aber wenn ihr das erste mal nach England reist (wie mein Mann) seit ihr schockiert von dem Zustand der Wohnung, bzw. des winzigen Zimmers, der Toilette (die nicht spült) und dem Haus generell!
Das Haus war zum Zeitpunkt unserer Reise eingezäunt, was an sich nichts schlimmes ist...doch die Bahnschienen neben an, die nicht ganz so freundliche - kiffende- Nachbarschaft von Jugendlichen, war eher angsteinflößend!
Der Weg zu der Wohnung hin, zeigt schon, dass das viertel, eins der sehr schlechten Gegenden bei/rund um London ist.
Ich würde hier garantiert nicht noch einmal eine Wohnung suchen!
Die U Bahn Anbindung ist nicht die beste- wir haben wegen gecancelten Zügen fast unseren Flug verpasst- obwohl wir SEHR früh dran waren!
( Ja die Busse sind ok, fahren aber Sonntags auch nur sehr unregelmäßig!)
Also wenn man England gewohnt ist bzw. das alles sehr klein ist & man sich aus allen Punkten (wie auch übermalter Schimmel) nichts ausmacht und man nur was unsicheres billiges sucht, DANN ist man hier richtig....möchte man sein Gepäck (oder wichtige Sachen, wie Flugunterlagen und Tickets) nicht in der Wohnung lassen (in die Jeder rein kommen kann!), dann ist das hier ABSOLUT gar nichts für euch!!!
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