There are 4 ways to get to the apartment from Heathrow:
Heathrow Express to Paddington plus Circle Line for two stops to Baker Street then Jubilee Line for six stops to London Bridge.
Piccadilly Line from Heathrow to Green Park then Jubilee Line for four stops to London Bridge.
Piccadilly Line from Heathrow to King’s Cross St. Pancreas then Northern Line for five stops to London Bridge.
To reach the apartment with a taxi we have a recommended driver for you. He can offer you a pick up service on a black London cab for a smoother journey to and from the airport at a competitive price.
This is often the most convenient and cheapest way to get to and from the apartment when it is more than 2 people travelling.
The driver will meet you at arrival point with a sign-post with your name and will drive you straight to the apartment within 30 to 60 minutes (according to time of day and traffic).
We’ll give you his contact to arrange everything with him.
There are just 2 ways to get the apartment from GATWICK AIRPORT:
First Capital Connect train direct from Gatwick to London Bridge.
Pick up from the airport by a recommended driver.
The driver will meet you at arrival point with a sign-post with your name and will drive you straight to the apartment within 50 to 70 minutes (according to time of day and traffic).
We’ll give you his contact to arrange everything with him.
Bus routes at the doorstep take you to both Central London and South East London for convenient rides to the underground station if you don't fancy walking 10 minutes. London Bridge station on one side Bermondsey station on the other side are both under 10 min walk.
Tooley Street is located in one of the nicest areas of London, between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. The apartment in itself is located directly opposite Shad Thames, famous for it’s charming cobbled streets and wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Moreover it is located between two famous markets: Borough Market and Maltby Street Market, two lovely destinations for food and wine lovers. This street is few minutes far from lots of London attractions: Tower of London, Southwark Cathedral, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Rose Theatre, Design Museum, Millennium Bridge.
Below we have listed for you a few names of pubs and restaurants we recommend in the surroundings of Tooley Street and in the borough of Southwark:
The Barrowboy & Banker, a traditional gastropub, 6-8 Borough High Street, London SE19QQ Tel 020 74035415
The Globe Tavern, lovely old pub with a good selection of beers, located right in the middle of Borough Market where “Bridget Jones” was filmed, 8 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL Tel 020 7407 0043
The Woolpack, an independent public house that serves freshly cooked seasonal British food, 98 Bermondsey St, London Tel 020 7357 9269
The Garrison, is the only inn with balcony remained in London: Shakespeare, Pepys e Dickens were his customers, 77 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NH Tel 020 7407 2056
The Pommelers Rest, a nice pub where you can find ales and hearty fare, 96-198 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2UN Tel 020 7378 1399
The Draft House, a charming place where you can experience great beer and good food, as a pub but not traditional, with a different interior design, 206-208 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP Tel 020 7378 9995
Rabot 1745, a unique restaurant and bar, it serves dishes that draw on the best culinary traditions of the West Indies and Britain, using roasted cocoa as a subtle savoury spice, 2-4 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL 020 7378 8226
Boro Bistro, a truly authentic slice of France in London, 6-10 Borough High Street, London SE1 9QQ Tel 020 7378 0788
Elliot’s Café, an excellent restaurant which serves the New British Cuisine with ingredients that come just from the Borough Market, 12 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD Tel 020 7403 7436
Blue Print Café, Modern European cooking is the order of the day at this restaurant, where you can eat with a spectacular view of the river, 28 Shad Thames, 1st floor Design Museum, London SE1 2YD Tel 020 7378 7031
Oblix at the Shard, if you are looking for a sophisticated location and an amazing view of London. It serves urban casual dining with a renowned menu, 32nd floor The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY Tel 020 7268 6700
The Cat & Cucumber, this café is a Bermondsey institution. The format is one of strict order: one must approach the counter, order quickly from the vast menu and then find a seat, mindful all the while not to lose your numbered ticket, 182 Tower Bridge Road, London 2AD SE1 Tel 020 7407 2945
Bermondsey Street Coffee, it pays attention to who has some kind of intolerance, in fact you can find gluten free snacks, organic and almond milk, 163-167 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UW Tel 020 7403 7655
The apartment is halfway between two markets. Just a few minutes walk turning left in Tooley St outside the apartment towards London Bridge, you can reach Borough Market, under the railway bridge and next to Southwark Church. It’s a lovely market, open all day from Thursday to Saturday, and just for lunch from Monday to Wednesday, where you can find every kind of food you can think of.
To reach Maltby Street Market turn right outside the apartment and go ahead until the end of Tooley St, then turn right into Tanner St, you will find the market nestled between the railway arches. It’s open just on Saturday and has a huge gastronomic offer.
There are three supermarkets a few minutes away from Tooley Street: two Tesco and one Mark & Spencer, the closest are located in the same street of the apartment, towards London Bridge; the other one is besides Tower Bridge, just on the right side. They are open late every day. A little bit far away from the apartment there is a larger supermarket, Sainsbury’s, in Bermondsey Square, almost 10 minutes walk. There are also OFF LICENCE stores selling alcohol and tobacco in the area, the closest one is just in front of the apartment.
Museums and Monuments
Few minutes away from Tooley Street you can reach the riverside, starting from Shad Thames, then the Queen’s walk and Bankside, where attractions range from the Design Museum and the Tate Modern, next to the Millennium Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, the Shakespeare’s Globe, London’s tallest building, The Shard, and obviously Tower Bridge. Away from the river to the South you can reach lots of other attractions: the Clink Prison Museum, the Fashion and Textile Museum and the Old Operating Theater, with a show of the surgical techniques of the Victorian era.
Instead crossing Tower Bridge to north you can reach Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, knows as Tower of London, a historic castle used in different ways starting to the medieval age.
There is a theater very close to the apartment, just two minutes away towards London Bridge, the Unicorn Theater, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ Tel 020 7645 0560
There are two car parks close to the Tooley Street:
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Union Car Parks – 70-78 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 3QU, Tel 020 7378 9749
Open Mon-Fri 6:30 – 19:00; Sat 9:00 – 17:00; Sun closed
There is a lovely green space not far from the apartment with great view of the River Thames and the London skyline, it is the Potters Fields Park.
If you go along towards the end of Tooley Street, when the road becomes Jamaica Road, you can reach Southwark Park which hosts tennis courts, a boating lake, some cafés, an art gallery and many wonderful gardens.
The closest underground stations are London Bridge, on the Northern and the Jubilee lines, and Bermondsey on the Jubilee Line. These two stations are almost equidistant both at opposite directions of each other on the same straight line of Tooley Street.
Also Monument and Tower Hill, on the District and the Circle lines, are not so far.
Southwark is also served by National Rail Service to London Bridge Station. Bus routes which run centrally from London Bridge are following:
141 - from London Bridge to Palmers Green through City of London and Shoreditch
133 - from Streatham to Liverpool Street through Brixton, Lambeth, City of London
43 - from London Bridge to Friern Barnet through City of London and Islington
21 - from Newington Green to Lewisham through Walworth, City of London and Shoreditch
RV1 - from Tower Gateway to Covent Garden through Waterloo, Southwark and Tower Bridge
381 – directly outside the apartment goes towards Waterloo passing by London Bridge and towards Bermondsey. This is convenient if you want to jump on the bus to reach either underground stations in less than 5 minutes.
The area has lots of docking stations for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme, the closest one is in the same street of the apartment, just in front of Potters Fields Park.
There are four Oyster cards in the apartment for guests to use. They can be loaded with credit at any underground station and retailers with the Oyster card sign. They allow you to use the underground, buses and train at a discounted price than single tickets and are very easy to use. There are leaflets in the apartment that explain how to use them.
Date of Stay 18 August, 2016 – Devon Mansions
The home was imaculate. We had everything we needed for the week's stay. Perfect location. We would recommend this address and hope to stay again on our next visit to London.
Date of Stay 20 June, 2016 – Devon Mansions
"Very convenient location"
Listing description was accurate. Very convenient location. Very clean, comfortable, and friendly, easy check-in. Would recommend.
I loved this place. It's very modern and comfortable and is immaculately clean, and just as the ad says, it has been decorated and furnished at the highest standard. It's very quiet. I never heard anything from within the building, and rarely heard anything from outside, even with the windows open. And it's big! I was alone, but it will sleep 5 very comfortably. There is a big and excellent television with many channels, and good WiFi access. The kitchen has new appliances (refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher) and a large supply of dishes, glassware, eating and cooking utensils, and pots and pans--all seem new. The kitchen was stocked with coffee, tea, cereal, and spices, and there is a small Co-operative Food store about a block away, and a huge TESCO a few blocks away. The bathroom is modern, with a good shower and tub, and a washer-dryer (with laundry soap). The location is great--10 minute walk to London Bridge Station (trains and Underground), also to Tower Bridge and all the many restaurants along the river; buses stop practically right in front of the apartment building. I spend a lot of time in London, and always stay with my friends who live about a mile from this apartment. I was here this time for about a month, but there was a week in the middle of that time that construction was going on in their house, and I wanted to not be in the middle of it, so I rented an apartment. I've rented apartments in London, and other cities, many times over the past 20+ years, and I don't recall ever having a bad experience, but this apartment was definitely the best ever. I was treated most kindly throughout the entire experience. Making the reservation, and checking in and out couldn't have been easier, and a couple times when I had questions, my calls were answered immediately and very pleasantly (even one question which turned out to be a very stupid one on my part resulted in a kind response and a pleasant conversation). This was my first experience using Airbnb, and based on this experience, I will likely be a repeat Airbnb customer. I hope that my friends have construction in their house again, so that I can rent this apartment again.
Date of Stay 17 March, 2016 - Devon Mansions
"Great time in London"
My two friends and I had a great time in London. The apartment was very clean and spacious. The renters are very quick with response and give nice, personal feedback. We loved the styling, the kitchen, the big closets and the neighbourhood. The area is really calm and the Tower Bridge only a few minutes away. We enjoyed the stylish restaurants in the warehouse area near the bridge where they served Share with Friend menu's. The walk to the subway is about 10 minutes, a little bit further away than we thought. We had loved a bigger couch or some comfortable chairs where we could relax after strolling through London all day because there is plenty of space in the livingroom. But what was really great, is that we were able to leave our luggage the day of departure. Otherwise we would have had a problem. Would love to come back again some day.
Date of stay 13 Mar, 2016 – Devon Mansions
Great apartment and lovely welcome. I travel to London regurarly on business and plan to use this apartment as my base for as long as it's still available.
Date of Stay 26 Dec, 2015 - Devon Mansions
"Well located, well furnished and clean"
We stayed in this flat close to Tower Bridge from the 26th until the 30th of December 2015. We would definitely like to recommend it: it is well located, ideal for 4/5 people, it is well furnished and we found it clean. The decoration is modern and we felt comfortable inside. We were prefectly welcomed and supported to book a cab to Heathrow and we appreciated a lot the services provided. Thank you again for this moment.
Date of Stay 2 Jan, 2016 - Devon Mansions
Our stay in this apartment was nice, we really enjoyed it! If we decide to go back to London, we will definitely contact you again.
Author: Eduart, Eleonora, Federico, Daniela
Date of Stay 22 Sep, 2014 – Devon Mansions
We had a nice stay in London in Tiziana's apartment. Everything was as we had imagined: well located, so cute and clean. The communication with the host has been very easy and friendly. Good customer care. We enjoyed every attractions nearby and reached easily the others by bus and underground.
Date of Stay 6 Sep, 2014 – Devon Mansions
“Fall in London”
We recently spent a week in London in a newly decorated apartment with all of the required amenities. Location was fantastic, just a few blocks from Chad Thames where there are many choices in restaurants and excellent views of the river and the Tower of London. Check in and out was easy, we decided to book both to and from the hotel via Nicks Cab which was fun and a great intro to the city as Nick made his way to the apartment while driving close to many of the main attractions. Access to food was easy, local pub on the corner open till ten, small shop on the corner with most main items, large food shop two blocks away. Transportation was easy, we used Tower above ground to Greenwich and underground to the city, we also used London Bridge station for variety depending upon where we were going. Walking was very safe, minutes from the Tower of London, The Globe, the Tate, and across millennium ridge to St Paul's. If you go you will have a great time, bring good walking shoes and a good camera, there is lots to see and do. We are thinking of trying this companies apartments in Poland as we found them easy and reliable to deal with.
Date of Stay 25 Sep, 2014 – Devon Mansions
The flat was really nice and good located. Tiziana sent someone to wait for us in the apartment, gave us the keys and explain everything about it and the city. Everything went great and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or stay again.
Date of stay 19 Sep, 2014 – Devon Mansions
“Close to Tower Bridge”
The apartment was beautifully finished, newly renovated with high ceilings and with nice finishes. It is located close to Tower Bridge with a nice bar across the road. The apartment backs onto another housing estate with windows over looking this area. The entrance has a number of steps before reaching the elevator to bring you to the floor needed. The common areas of the building need a little TLC but the apartment itself has been finished to a very high standard.
Author: Ashley & Niall
1.1This document constitutes the standard terms and conditions.
1.2The Agreement is made on the basis that the Property is to be occupied by the Guest(s) for a holiday as mentioned in the Housing Act 1988, Schedule 1 paragraph 9 and the Guest acknowledges that the Agreement shall not confer on the Guest any security of tenure within the terms of that Act.
1.3As a holiday letting, the Agreement is an excluded Agreement for the purpose of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977
1.4Where the Guest comprises two or more people any obligations whether express or implied are deemed to be made jointly and severally.
1.5The Arrival/Check in time is from 14:00 hrs on the first day of the letting. The Owner may agree to a variation of this time provided there are no departures from the previous night. The Guest should check in advance with the Owner/Agent who will oblige where possible
1.6The Departure/Check out time is from 10:00 hrs on the last day of the letting. The Owner may agree to a variation of this time provided there are no arrivals on that day. The Guest should check in advance with the Owner/Agent who will oblige where possible
2 The Property
The Property is as specified in the registration form together with any outside space or garden
3.1In order to confirm their booking Guests are required to fully complete the registration form and make a non refundable payment of 20% of the total letting fee. Please note that to process the payment a fee of 4% is added to your bill from the payment gateaway. The balance due is payable two weeks prior to arrival. In the event that the Guest fails to make the payments when required then the Owner will deem the Guest to have cancelled the booking in accordance with part 20 of these terms and conditions. Please note that you choose a different method of payment you are kindly requested to still take the transfer fee at your end in order for us to receive the full amount agreed.
3.2 A security deposit of £300 (or 350 Euro, $ 500) is also payable in cash at arrival or Paypal if you have a Paypal account. Please note not to make a payment with credit card on the section security deposit because we are not able to refund it on your credit card. This fee will be refunded at departure on satisfactory inspection of the property.
4.1 At all times throughout the Term the Owner shall effect suitable building insurance cover for the Property and shall insure the Owner's fixtures, fittings and effects against loss or damage by fire and any other risks he decides to insure against from time to time, with an insurance office of repute for the full cost of reinstatement.
4.2 The Guest must not do anything, or fail to comply with any requirement, as a result of which the policy of insurance effected by the Owner for the Property and the Owner's fixtures, fittings and effects may become void or voidable or by which the rate of premium on any such policy may be increased.
4.3 The Guest must ensure at all times that their personal possessions are insured. The Owner does not accept any liability for theft of, loss of or damage to personal possessions. The owner suggests that guests arrange adequate travel insurance in case of cancellations.
4.4 The Guest should also ensure that they are insured in respect of any personal accidents, illness and any subsequent medical cover. The Owner does not accept any responsibility in this regard.
The Guest must not assign, underlet or part with or share possession of the Property or any part of it.
6 Use of Property
The Guest shall use the Property for the purpose of a private holiday residence for a maximum of ‘agreed’ persons only and not for any other purpose whatsoever and the Guest must not use the Property or any part of it for any improper, immoral or illegal purposes. The Owner retains the right at all times to refuse access to the property for people who are not members of the Guest’s party.
The Guest must not display notices or advertisements in the windows or elsewhere on the Property.
The Guest shall not (nor allow others to) cause nuisance or annoyance to the Owner, other Guests or any neighbours.
The Guest shall not (nor allow others to) cause any damage or injury to the exterior, structure or any part of the Property or adjoining property.
10 Alterations to Property
The Guest shall not (nor allow others to) make any alterations or additions to the Property or its decorations, fixtures or fittings and the Guest shall not (nor allow others to) remove any of the items specified in the inventory or any of the Owner’s possessions, from the Property.
11.1 The Guest shall keep any fixtures, fittings and effects of the Owner in good repair and condition and must replace any damaged fixtures, fittings and effects with similar articles of at least equal value, reasonable wear and tear and damage by accidental fire excepted.
11.2 The Guest must not move any items of furniture from room to room in the Property and must replace in its original position any furniture that is moved within rooms.
11.3 The Guest must keep free from all blockages and obstructions all baths, sinks, lavatories, cisterns or pipes.
The Owner must pay all the water and sewerage charges and any rates or taxes levied in respect of the Property.
The Guest shall not keep or allow pets of any kind at the Property without the express written permission of the Owner. If any pets are permitted they must be kept under strict control at all times and must not be left unattended in the Property. The Guest will be responsible for all damage caused by the pet.
14 Reporting Disrepair
The Guest must report to the Owner any disrepair or defect in respect of the Property or the fixtures and fittings and report any failure of mechanical or electrical appliances.
15 Rights of Access
The Guest must allow the Owner, his agent or contractors access to the Property at reasonable hours during the day, to inspect the condition of the Property or to carry out repairs or other works to the Property that may be necessary during the Term pursuant to the Owner's repairing obligations or to carry out maintenance of the appliances or to execute all work necessary to remedy the Guest's breach of any covenant contained in this Agreement regarding repair, maintenance or decoration.
16 End of the Term
The Guest must deliver up the Property at the end of the Term in the same clean state and condition it was in at the beginning of the Term, reasonable wear and tear and damage by insured risks excepted.
17 Safety Regulations
17.1 The Owner confirms that all furniture and furnishings comply with the relevant fire safety regulations.
17.2 The Owner shall ensure that all appliances, flues and installation pipe work in the Property are checked by an appropriate maintenance company.
17.3 The Owner confirms that all electrical appliances and equipment supplied by him are safe so as not to cause danger.
18 Public Indemnity and public Liability
Owner and/or the Agent do not accept any responsibility or liability for acts of omission of third parties, which may prevent or disrupt a Customers booking. The booking contract exists between the Owner and the Guest and is limited to the rental of the Property and associated facilities only. The information and descriptions supplied are believed to be accurate and are offered in good faith. It may be possible that certain facilities or features may not be available on occasions due to circumstances beyond the Owners control for which the Owner and/or the Agent accepts no liability. In addition, no liability can be accepted by the Owner and/or Agent for any injury, loss or damage to the Customer, any member of the Customers party or any visitor to the Property arising out of or in connection with the use of the Property or Facilities.
19 Force Majeure
The Owner will not be liable or accountable for any unforeseen situations or unforeseen circumstances. This may be such situations as freak weather conditions, local or national strikes, or anything out of the ordinary.
If cancellation is made by the Guest more than 3 weeks before the arrival date then the Agent will be entitled to retain the letting fee already paid. If cancellation is made by the Guest within 3 week's of the arrival date then the Guest is responsible for the full letting fee. Please note that we trust our Guests to pay the fee regardless of the fact that they may not have paid it in advance.
In the unlikely event that the apartment becomes unavailable, due to any circumstances, then the Guest will be offered a full refund. Any refund is restricted to the letting fee or total sum paid by the Guest at date of cancellation, whichever is the lesser. In the event that no suitable accommodation can be offered then a full refund of any sums paid will be given.
When possible we will give you the keys on your arrival ourselves. Please let us know at what time you are planning to arrive. If you wish to check in after 9 pm or check out before 8 am we will need to ask for a £ 40 fee due to the unsociable working hours. Photocopies of your passports are required in order to receive the keys. Please remember to take a copy of the document of each guest to leave with us at check in.
PLEASE NOTE A CALL OUT CHARGE IS APPLICABLE OF £ 40 IF WE ARE REQUIRED TO COME TO THE APARTMENT IF WE FIND IT WAS UNECESSARY. BEING A SELF SERVICE APARTMENT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE INTERVENTION IN THE SAME MANNER OF AN HOTEL. WE KINDLY ASK TO TRY AND RESOLVE SMALL PROBLEMS WITH OUR PHONE OR EMAIL SUPPORT.