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Old School - Luxury Loft in Central London

Overview

OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT

• Located in the heart of Whitechapel and conveniently positioned for Whitechapel Tube (two stops to Liverpool Street station or a few more stops to the heart of London and the West End). Shadwell DLR station is 10 minutes walk giving quick access to Canary Wharf.

• Set in a peaceful, gated development with 24 hour security and concierge. The apartment looks on to the courtyard with mature trees and fairy lights giving a peaceful calm atmosphere.

• The apartment was once a school from the Victorian age - stylishly converted in to luxury contemporary apartments elegantly mixing old with new. Original features such as steel beams, brick wall and large sash windows are inside.

• Within minutes walk you have some famous London markets such as Brick Lane, Spitalfields, Petticoat Lane and Columbia Flower Market. The trendy bars and excellent restaurants of Brick Lane, Shoreditch and Spitalfields are close by.

• There is a very large Sainsburys Supermarket within 5-10 minutes walk and hundreds of restaurants, shops, bars, pubs and cafes on the Whitechapel High Street a couple of minutes away.

INSIDE THE APARTMENT

• The beautiful fitted kitchen in the open plan living area has fridge/freezer, cooker/hob/extractor, washer/dryer, microwave and dishwasher. All cooking equipment, cutlery, crockery and pots and pans are provided, as are towels and bed linen. There is complimentary tea, coffee and sugar.

• A 44 inch plasma TV is on the wall with CD/DVD and free view channels. There is high speed broadband (wireless or wired) available (chargeable).

• The dining table can seat 6 people.

• Venetian blinds on the west elevation are all electronically operated.

BEDROOM LAYOUTS:

• There is a large mezzanine first floor bedroom which can sleep up to 4 people (2 in a beautiful solid maple super king size bed and 2 in twin the other side of a shoulder high partition).

• There is a walk in wardrobe with plenty of space for clothes/luggage and an en suite bathroom with luxury Grohe shower/bath. The whole upper floor dramatically overlooks the living space.

• Downstairs there is an additional bedroom with double bed and further bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.

Summary:

Stunning loft apartment in Victorian School conversion with allocated parking. Exposed brick and beams, double height ceiling. Close to Central London. 24 hour security and concierge.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 cot
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Household:
Clothes drier
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Outside lighting

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants
Pets (Only well behaved pets allowed. Owner must be informed at reservation.)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Flying
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Sports Center
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing

Sights and attractions

Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 03.09.2012


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Extras

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
TRAVEL COT (20 GBP PER WEEK, MIN CHARGE 20 GBP) All year N/A £20.00 per booking

Paid with booking

BABY HIGH CHAIR (10 GBP PER WEEK, MIN CHARGE 10 GBP) All year N/A £10.00 per booking

Paid with booking

INTERNET ACCESS (10 GBP PER WEEK, MIN CHARGE 10 GBP) All year N/A £10.00 per booking

Paid with booking

STREET PARKING (30 GBP PER WEEK, MIN CHARGE 30 GBP) All year N/A £20.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest bar: 0.1km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Heathrow Airport: 60km
  • Luton Airport: 60km
  • Stansted Airport: 60km
  • Dover Ferry Port: 120km

Reviews

26 out of 26 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Thursday 10 May 2012
We travelled with my sister and her children (13 & 10 years old) and the 6 of us had a lovely stay. Pictures are accurate and we found what we were expecting. It is a lovely apartment with huge windows. All mattresses are very comfortable (no folding beds/sofa bed). The living room/kitchen is roomy. Any gadget we needed was there and also some "basics" like sugar, coffee or tea and even dishwashing liquid. The building has a 24-hour security guard. It is just 5 minutes walk to Mile End Road, where you find the Tube Station (Whitechapel), several buses going to the City Center and a big Sainsburys Supermarket. The owner provided a lot of support and information and the instructions given were very clear so it really helped us a lot to have a remarkable stay in London Thanks again Graham!
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Stayed Tuesday 13 December 2011
The property is at the high end of properties in this part of London. We liked it but several details about it fell short. There were three of us - any more and wed have been pretty crowded downstairs and run out of cutlery and crockery pretty soon. I would have expected supplies of soap and toilet paper to be included in a property at this price range. They werent. I would also have expected all the lights to be functioning - four bulbs were dead and one fitting was hanging loose in the stairwell. Two of the wall heaters stopped working at day 1. There was no cleaning - we were there a fortnight - and Im not sure sheets would have been changed if I hadnt emailed the owner about it. Graham, the owner, was pretty prompt at replying and did turn up to repair some items. A nice enough flat, but a few details meant it didnt quite live up to our expectations.
Owner reply:

There us enough crockery and cutlery for six guests in the property. The apartment is 1000 square foot which is a lot bigger than most equivalent apartments. The photos accurately show the space. This is a self catering property and a toilet roll is left in each of the two bathrooms at check in. As with any home, from time to time bulbs need replacing. The bulbs were replaced at the next changeover and couldn't be changed during the guests stay as 3m tall ladder was required to rech the bulb. The heaters are controlled via a central thermostat and heaters will only work when the temperature drops below a certain level. This explains why two heaters didn't 'turn on' during this guests stay. All heaters are in working order and there are additional free standing heaters available should guests need more heat. Cleaning is done at each changeover - this is a self catering property and no daily cleaning service is provided. If further cleaning is needed during your stay I am happy to discuss this at booking stage. i hope this clarifies this guests review.

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Stayed Sunday 10 July 2011
We liked the flat which is well equipped and we enjoyed our time there. Everything was as described. Its location is very good for a week in London - 10 minutes walk to Whitechapel underground station. Shopping facilities are many - we would definitely recommend it.
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Stayed Saturday 19 February 2011
Very comfortable, spacious and very well furnished flat with perfect connexion to the bus (339 to Shadwell or Mile End) for 6 persons. A great profit for evry renter ! An exceptional domicile for a fair price !
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Stayed Tuesday 19 October 2010
We were a group of 5 people in London for work, and the property exactly matched our needs. Why would you ever stay in a hotel when you can have such a great apartment for a much lower rate. I will definitely be using the apartment again.
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Stayed Monday 16 November 2009
The apartment was super - really clean and tidy, close to the supermarket. A great home from home, thanks Graham.
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Stayed Wednesday 28 October 2009
Fantastic apartment, really well set up, very comfortable - so much better than staying in a hotel. Owner very helpful and friendly at all stages of the booking and arrangements, arrival etc. We had an excellent few days.
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Stayed Wednesday 21 October 2009
The property was in great condition. The apartment was the perfect size for my family. The apartment was about 10 minutes from the Tube. This was my second trip to London in 2 years. I would rent this apartment again. The landlord was extremely helpful and easy to contact. The apartment is very safe. There is great security and is located in a quiet location.
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Stayed Wednesday 01 August 2007
The apartment itself was great roomy and clean. The car park space made it wonderful and having security was great. The only negative thing was the area does not have many eating places that are not Indian or fast food and that suit children. The pubs around did not serve food or olny did a few nights a week. Once we found this out we travelled on the tube to other areas for dinner. Howvere we had a wonderful stay and it was great value for money.
Owner reply:

The apartment is a short walk to Brick Lane and Spitalfields where there are literally hundreds of excellent restaurants. Its also one tube stop from Hoxten/Shoreditch where there are many more superb restaurants from all nationalities. Please ask for advice on restaurants as Im happy to give this!

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Stayed Wednesday 01 August 2007
The property definitely had the wow factor - we loved the tall windows and exposed London brick. It was very accessible for the underground and Sainsburys for food shopping. The only minor details which would have improved it would be some extras in the kitchen (mixing bowl, whisk, oven gloves). Would recommend it and may well book it again ourselves!
Owner reply:

These kitchen items have since been added to the property (June, 2009)

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Stayed Wednesday 01 August 2007
I stayed for a week with 2 kids. far exceeded my expectations. Top class decor, very well equipped with more than enough room for any family or 3 couples (sleeps 6). It is in excellent location, a 10min stroll to the nearest tube station. It is a very safe complex with 24hr security & free residents parking right outside your door. Overall, i could not fault this apartment and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for that special stay in London.
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We really enjoyed our stay in the Old School - Luxury Loft. The house was clean and very luxurious. Concierge was helpfull and there was a good ambiance. We were sorry there were not enough glasses and cutlery.
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Looked just like photographs.Large apartment, comfortably accommodated 5 people. Clean & well equipped..although extra cutlery would have been great. Approx 10 minute walk to Whitechapel Station. Sainsbury supermarket close to station. Pleased with the 24hour gated security due to the surrounding housing estate
"This property beats anything else we stayed in! So much space and the kids havent stopped talking about it since we got back. John the concierge was really friendly and made us feel really safe. This apartment is ideal for families who want security and a quiet environment yet good location. We only walked 5 minutes to the main street with some lovely restaurants and you need to check out the George pub (end of Jubilee St) - full of bohemians and artists and apparently some great banks play there. I love these old Victorian buildings - beats the bog standard 2 bedroom flat or hotel room any day!" Carlos and Sandra, New York
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Excellent!
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The property was overall great. Secure building and close location to tube and central London. The staff at the property were all very friendly and extremely helpful. The only negative was the proximity of some large estates between the property and the tube station,r which made for an uncomfortable, albeit we had no real issue, when walking home at night.
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Excellent property - very comfortable, well presented, clean, well appointed. Quiet location. - Good value for money - Exceeded expectations - Description was accurate (although Shadwell station is a shorter walk) - I would recommend to a friend visiting London
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A very well presented apartment with a very well equipped kitchen including washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc. We felt very safe in the gated complex which also has a 24/7 security guard. It takes about 7 minutes to walk from Whitechapel Underground so very easy and great to have Sainsburys on your doorstep too. Local people seemed very friendly and one very kind lady directed us to the apartment. My only criticism, and it is only a tiny one, would be that better directions would have helped us on arrival! All in all, a great apartment which I would definitely recommend.
Owner reply:

Thank you for your useful review and feedback. The directions and location map have been updated and are now much clearer.

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wonderful apartment, looks exactly like those shown in photos, nice& clean rooms and kitchen, transport is easy. we enjoyed our stay in this apartment.
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Clean, tidy, a home away from home and the owner was most helpful and prompt responding to enquiries
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We had an enjoyable stay at this property which is comfortable and well-designed,it makes you really feel at home.The owner was friendly and helpful.Its an ideal house for families.
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The house is amazing. Everyone loved it. Graham, the owner, was also extremely helpful. I really recommend this apartment. Its located in a lovely condominium and the apartment itself is extremely well taken care of.
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Nice place - near the City - the flat is good for a family with minor kids. The cleaning was ok - but there where dust on lamps.
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Living in this apartment made our stay in London very comfortable. The apartment was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Of the 3 apartments we have rented in London in the past 3 years, this one was by far the best. Graham was very helpful and obliging. When making our booking we were a little concerned about the location of the apartment. We need not have worried. We walked to and from the tube station at night and had no concerns doing so. We recommend this apartment without reservation.
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This property was very comfortable and the description in the advert was very accurate. My only little moans would be that due to the fact that it is situated in a renovated Victorian school house and the cealings are very high the rooms tended to be rather chilly. It could also be closer to the Underground station however this was really not a problem as the walk is only 10 minutes. Overall I was very satisfied with the apartment and the pros certainly outweighed any cons.
Owner reply:

This property has recently had draught proofing added to all of the sash windows making it noticeably more comfortable and quicker to heat up (October, 2010)

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The owner is just like a gift from god- and i am not joking at all, he had been so so helpful during my stay. The rooms were little on the small side , but hello... what can you really expect from an accommodation in London.
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The flat was wonderful. It was plenty of space for two people. The decoration was modern and so was the kitchen. It make an ideal place to stay for short or long term a real home away from home. It is walking distance to the tube, buses and shops the area is nice and quiet but not far from the centre of london so you can find plenty of night life.
'Wow what a stunning place. Love all the wide halls and brick. Really quiet and safve with security guard. Recommend the pub down the road The George Tavern - really wacky fun bands and good beers'. Jane and Lol, Bristol
'Graham was really helpful and we're coming back next year. Stayed on business trip and this loft is way better than a hotel and perfectly located for the City and West End. Amazing big bed upstairs and love the big telly on the wall - very rock and roll!'. Sam, Rob and Jon, New York

Owner

About the owner
I am a full time landlord and have been renting property (holiday homes and longer term tenancies) for 10 years - in the UK and abroad.
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