The SpaceA welcome respite after a day sight-seeing in London, come 'home' to this unique and spacious, window-filled, apartment with many original architectural features set within the exclusive gated, heritage area of the prestigious, award-winning Royal Arsenal Riverside. This split-level, well-appointed, corner apartment, is on the top floor with views of the Thames River and historic Arsenal buildings. The first level consists of open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas--complete with hob/oven, dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, microwave & washer/dryer. The spacious and bright living area has two leather sofas, armchair and an additional double sofa bed in a separate nook. Make use of the Digital HDTV, DVD player, CD, DAB radio and WiFi internet. Off the entry hallway is a tiled, walk-in shower and WC with heated towel rail. A spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms, one with king bed (U.S. queen) and en suite bathroom, the other with single beds. There are excellent direct transport options via DLR/Tube, Train, Thames Clipper, Cross Rail to all London attractions and venues -- Greenwich, the O2 Dome, Excel, London City Airport and former Olympic venues are minutes away. Our assigned parking space is just outside the front door in the gated courtyard complete with historic cannons. 24/7 Concierge.
An exciting waterfront development, The Royal Arsenal is 'among Britain's most historic sites', says English Heritage's, Survey of London. Dating from 1545, the Royal Arsenal Riverside comprises listed Georgian & Victorian buildings (several complete with their own resident ghosts!), Wellington Park, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Dial Arch Gastro Pub (where Arsenal Football Club was founded), Cornerstone Cafe, The Taproom-Hop Stuff Brewery, The Guard House, Con Gusto, Tesco's Express, Mark's & Spencer Food Hall and 7R Performance Gym. The Thames Clipper River Boat direct to London attractions is at the Pier across from our home, the DLR-Tube, Train & Bus also direct to London attractions are just across the street in the Woolwich Arsenal town centre which has a lively street market, shopping precinct, supermarkets & restaurants: Sainsburys, Lidl, Iceland, Europe's Largest Tesco's Extra, WHSmith, Boots, Primark, SuperDrug, Argos, T.K. Max, Clark's Outlet, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, McDonald's, Nandos, ethnic restaurants, fast food chains, banks and building societies. Swimming Pool and further fitness facilities are on the waterfront & in town.
Take the Thames Clipper, Train or DLR from the Royal Arsenal/Woolwich Arsenal direct to the O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower Bridge/Tower of London, Cannon Street/The City, London Bridge, Waterloo (London Eye/Southbank), Embankment/Charing Cross/Trafalgar Square (the heart of London--theatre/West End, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Whitehall/Parliament/Big Ben).
Walk/cycle along the Thames Path or Bus to Royal Greenwich (Maritime Museum, Observatory, Cutty Sark), Woolwich Free Ferry, Thames Barrier, O2 (restaurants, concerts, cinema, exhibitions, sports, theatre & cable car) & Canary Wharf. Olympic venues, ExCel Conference/Exhibition Centre (cable car), Canary Wharf & Westfield Shopping Centre by DLR.
This window-filled, spacious, light, sunny apartment has 1066 sq. feet of living space, over two floors, so everybody has their own area to retreat to. History comes alive in this period warehouse building that has been sympathetically redesigned and restored to allow you to enjoy its original brick, stone and steel beam features. You can shut your eyes and imagine yourself in 18 - 20th century London yet you still have all the modern conveniences and luxuries of a 21st century home!
It's so easy and comfortable to take the Train, DLR or Thames Clipper River anywhere and you'll be dropped on the door step of London's most popular attractions. Your bonus is unique and breathtaking views of London! Guest AccessYou will have full use of the apartment and access to the most historic gated heritage area of the Royal Arsenal Development. You are welcome to explore the rich history of the Royal Arsenal Development that is considered by English Heritage as one England's most important historic sites. The Greenwich Heritage Centre explains the Royal Arsenal's history and that of the Royal Artillery Regiment, and is free to guests. Interaction with GuestsI am available to assist you with any questions you have about your visit to London. Onsite during your stay will also be individuals to assist you with questions about our home or London. The NeighborhoodAccording to English Heritage's, Survey of London, 'the Royal Arsenal is among Britain's most important historic sites.'
The development is a mix of historic structures dating back to the 18th Century and award winning new buildings. Art and artifacts are sprinkled throughout the development and a river walk runs the length of the development in front of the Thames. Our home overlooks the Thames River and many of the Grade II Listed buildings in the heritage quarter. Our building was used to store military provisions and was built in the 19th century. Over the centuries, the Royal Arsenal has influenced the unfolding of world history. For Americans, "the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air," came from the Royal Arsenal. It very much feels like the set of a BBC Period Drama as you walk around and relax in our home. But of course, our home and the area offers all of the modern conveniences of the 21st Century. Getting AroundYour transport choices are endless: The Thames Clipper is at the Woolwich Arsenal Pier just across from our home and will take you up the Thames all the way to the London Eye and all stops in between. The DLR/Tube and Overground Train are a short stroll away just across the high street in the town centre. Buses also go everywhere and the Thames River Walk is at your feet. As you have access to a train station you can also take advantage of 2 for 1 tickets to London attractions that are only available with Travelcards purchased from train stations instead of Tube stations. Other Things to NoteUpon booking I send you a comprehensive pre-arrival document that is designed to help you make the most of your London stay.