We’re pleased to introduce you to one of our newest London Perfect vacation rentals – the Tower Bridge! Just take a look at the incredible view above from the living room of this lovely apartment and you’ll spot right away how it got its name. Right there you have a perfectly framed view of the Tower Bridge! This beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom rental is located in an historic warehouse in Rotherhithe sitting right on the south bank of the River Thames. The views are stunning and the architect-designed apartment has maintained the building’s original features, such as the lovely exposed brick walls and timber beams, and accented them with a contemporary décor.
The Tower Bridge vacation rental features an open plan living room and dining area with the kitchen nearby, making it a comfortable space to relax with family and friends in the evenings. There are little London touches throughout that we just love. Especially the Union Jack guard dog, which we (very creatively) have named Jack! The kitchen is fully equipped and includes everything you need to prepare and serve an elegant meal at home at the Tower Bridge rental. Simply open the window next to the dining table and you’ll enjoy the sounds of the Thames lapping against the banks during dinner. At night, the lights of the Tower Bridge and London are a favorite with guests!
The living room and master bedroom have gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the Thames and London landmarks, such as the Shard skyscraper soaring high above the city. The views framed by the original brick walls are a work of art in themselves. Both the living room and master bedroom have views of the famous Tower Bridge, too! The master bedroom has a luxurious king size bed and lovely en suite bathroom with a bathtub-shower combination, toilet and sink.
The second bedroom in the Tower Bridge vacation rental features a cheery decor with two twin size beds with trundles that can be pulled out. The living room also features a comfortable sofa bed that sleeps two as well as a large TV and stereo with iPod docking station. To make getting ready easy in the mornings, another full bathroom is located nearby in the hallway. There’s so much of London to discover nearby that you’ll be ready to head out sightseeing after a enjoying your coffee or tea overlooking the Thames. There in the distance you might just spot your first stop – the Tower Bridge itself!
One of London’s classic images, the Tower Bridge was completed in 1894 and is one of the most interesting bridges across the Thames. Learn more about the fascinating history and enjoy the great views from the top by visiting the Tower Bridge Exhibition. Getting there from the Tower Bridge vacation rental is quick and easy if you jump on the 381 bus (towards County Hall) and get off at Tower Bridge Road. You can’t miss it! And just on the other side you’ll see the Tower of London.
One of London’s most visited destinations, the Tower of London has been a feared, admired and enchanting piece of London’s history. Visitors today can tour the Tower grounds with the brightly dressed “Beefeaters,” the Yeoman Warders that live at and guard the palace. Whether you’re going for the medieval architecture, the history or the sparkle of the Crown Jewels, the Tower of London is a fun spot for the whole family to discover London’s past.
The Tower Bridge vacation rental is located in Rotherhithe, a peaceful residential area steeped in London history. It is an area famous for shipping and here is where merchant ships docked in the peak of the English Empire and where the Mayflower left for its famous voyage to America in 1620. From the Tower Bridge flat it’s only a short walk to the Rotherhithe Overground station, which connects to the Underground’s District and Hammersmith & City lines at Whitechapel just a few stops away. Or walk to the Canada Water station conveniently located on the Underground’s Jubilee line, and you’ll be in Westminster and Central London in minutes or Canary Wharf in the Docklands the other direction.
The first Mayflower pub was established in 1553, but the present building is a recreation of the original. The name is very familiar to American visitors to Rotherhithe, and it does indeed honour the Mayflower, which captained by Christopher Jones set sail for it’s famous voyage to America in 1620 from right near here in London. The history of more than London has taken place along the Thames, and you can feel the past very much present as you stroll along the banks and imagine the city hundreds of years ago.
The Tower Bridge vacation rental is a great spot exploring the City, visiting St. Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark and Bankside, Tate Modern, the Bermondsey antiques market, Canary Wharf in the Docklands and all the best of Central London easily reached by Overground and Underground public transport. The Rotherhithe neighborhood is a peaceful spot where many of the historic warehouses have been transformed into designer apartments like the Tower Bridge and are surrounded by supermarkets, shopping and dining options. Discover the history of London along the River Thames with a stay at the Tower Bridge vacation rental!