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Alvin London Holiday Apartment

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
This contemporary apartment locates in an impressive historical brewery residential building between Whitechapel and the City of London (Zone 2) The apartment is situated to the south of Bellevue Place, which forms part of the Stepney Green Conservation Area. “Hidden away behind the Genesis Cinema and Wickham’s lopsided department store is Bellevue Place. To get there, you walk up a side street from the Mile End Rd where you discover a bright green door in an old wall hung with ivy. Push this door and enter another world just as writer and artist, Geoffrey Fletcher, did when he walked through the same doorway in 1964.” In The London Nobody Knows he wrote,“A green gate opening in the wall leads to a totally unexpectedly corner of London, one that may well disappear if Charrington’s, ...This contemporary apartment locates in an impressive historical brewery residential building between Whitechapel and the City of London (Zone 2) The apartment is situated to the south of Bellevue Place, which forms part of the Stepney Green Conservation Area. “Hidden away behind the Genesis Cinema and Wickham’s lopsided department store is Bellevue Place. To get there, you walk up a side street from the Mile End Rd where you discover a bright green door in an old wall hung with ivy. Push this door and enter another world just as writer and artist, Geoffrey Fletcher, did when he walked through the same doorway in 1964.” In The London Nobody Knows he wrote,“A green gate opening in the wall leads to a totally unexpectedly corner of London, one that may well disappear if Charrington’s, who own the property, ever decide to expand. Bellevue Place is well named. It is a cul-de-sac with a paved pathway leading to the far end, under a creeper-covered wall. The cottages are early nineteenth century, and have true cottage gardens fenced with wooden rails, pointed at the top. Here are unbelievably rural gardens, full of lilac, lupins and delphiniums – all a minute’s walk from the Mile End Road.” Heritage Statement Bellevue Place was originally built as a crescent of cottages around a green which served in the Victorian period as tea gardens. Charringtons built a brewery on the site, cutting the terrace in half, constructing a wall round it and using the cottages for their key workers. Enclosed on all sides, there is a door in one wall that led directly into the brewery, which remains locked today, now the brewery is gone. “Bellevue Place, unseen from the street and surrounded on four sides by high walls, is a magical place where it truly does feel as if time has stood still. The walls form a wind break, creating an atmosphere of warm still air in the gardens. There is an innate quiet in this corner.” (In Geoffrey Fletcher’s footsteps, 2010, by The Gentle Author) The garden setting is arguably a principle part of the heritage of Bellevue Place. Accessible only by foot through a single door from the street, the setting cultivates an strong relationship between the house and its occupants, with the leafy front and back gardens surrounded by high, plantcovered walls creating continuous views of greenery from every angle. This intimate acquaintance between the terrace and the gardens forms a key part of the design concept. The proposal is sensitive the fabric and layout of the existing Grade II listed property, leaving the principle house largely untouched with minor alterations to the interior. There are no proposed changes to the front of the property, with those to the rear being in-keeping with the massing, scale and materiality of the original terrace. This 1 bedroom holiday apartment provides a high quality modern accommodation with private entry and is located within a few minutes away from the public transports link (Underground Stations, Overground Station and Bus Stops). This stylish apartment has been completely renovated presented with a modern, fully fitted open plan kitchen cum reception room. A modern and clam contemporary bedroom with a queen-sized bedrooms and a newly fitted bathroom.The financial district Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge, the City, Bank and St Paul are only 5 to 10 minutes from public transport link so this holiday apartment is ideal for working professionals and tourists. The District, City & Hammersmith, Central and East London lines as well as the shops and restaurants around Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Bricklane and Hoxton square are in proximity to this holiday apartment.As a host, my main aim is to ensure your stay at my apartment will be a comfortable, relaxing and satisfying with a high standard of hospitality.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Highchair
Dryer
Towels Provided
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Good Nightlife
Microwave
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
VCR
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
Additional amenities & feature info
This holiday apartment is newly renovated. The interior facilities are all new. It provides an inviting and comfortable ambience for your holiday stay in London. I have run this holiday apartment and i have constantly received 4* & 5* from my guests. I am very proud of my own achievement. I will continue to ensure all my guests receive the best hospitality. Thank you for booking with Alvin London Holiday Apartment. To my previous, i am taking this opportunity for saying a Big 'THANK YOU' by returning to Alvin Holiday Apartment and by referring your friends and family to my holiday apartment.
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a very nice 1-bedroom apartment, simple and unpretentious. The host is supremely gracious and accommodating, close by (in the same building) but not at all intrusive. The apartment itself is spotlessly clean, surprisingly quiet, and a convenient 5 minute walk to Stepney Green...More

Thank David S
Alvin163, VR Owner at Alvin London Holiday Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

David and wife are very charming couple to host. They are very clean, quiet and completely observed the house rules. Perfect guests to welcome to your house.

Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Alvin was friendly and very helpful. The apartment was neat but very small, and there was no room in the bedroom for our luggage, which was a bit inconvenient. I don’t think the photos give a clear indication of the actual size of the space....More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was A GREAT apartment! Alvin was terrific, and the apartment was both well stocked and in immaculate condition. The grocery store and underground station were nearby. The apartment has a great map of the underground network, making city navigation a breeze. We’d love to...More

Thank Pat S
Alvin163, VR Owner at Alvin London Holiday Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for your kind words regarding my apartment. You and your family are wonderful guests to welcoming. Thanks for leaving the apartment in an excellent condition.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I stayed with my daughters for the whole month of December. We had a fantastic time. Alvin’s is close to the city and public transport is only a few steps away. All major amenities are within walking distance including supermarkets, restaurants and a quaint little...More

Thank Rebecca M
Alvin163, VR Owner at Alvin London Holiday Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Perfect family to host for short, medium and long term. They looked treated the apartment like their second home in London. Spotless, quiet, total responsible and sincere through out their 30 nights. You guys are fab.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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About the Owner
Alvin W
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
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About the neighbourhood
The Tower Bridge & Tower of London are 3 minutes by underground. Financial District (Bank Station) & The City are about 10 minutes by underground. City Airport/ Dockland financial district 15 to 20 minutes by DLR and Overground. West End 20 minutes by underground. Shoredicth, Brick Lane and Columbia Flower Market 5 minutes by Overground There are a lot of interesting places to visit nearby my holiday apartment such as Spitalfield and Broadway Markets, trendy/funky Brick Lane/ Shoredicth areas, famous Sunday Columbia Flower market, the new financial district of Dockland and Greenwich. There are famous pubs and restaurants around Wapping, Dockland which locate in front of River Thames. There are many challenging activities you can participate such as Jack the Ripper's walk through the night walks around East London.
How to get there
All Major London Airports. Nearest Airport is City Airport about 20 minutes by DLR and Underground. Stansted Airport approximately 30 minutes to Liverpool Street Railway station and 2 stops to Whitechapel station. Heathrow Airport approximately 1 hour 25 minutes by underground. Gatwick Airport about 27 minutes and 25 minutes to Whitechapel/Stepney Green station by underground. Eurostar to St Pancras and 15 minutes to Whitechapel /Stepney Green Station.
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