This development, in the center of London, is a very good example of utopian constructions that manage to function (usually such developments become 'gray' zones in the demographics of cities) and I think this is due to several factors. Barbican is not simply a set of residential buildings but also an important cultural center (The Barbican Arts Centre), a public library, an important school of music and performing arts (Guildall School or Music and Drama) and a school for girls. All these establishments comprise the Barbican Complex and devour a good afternoon of a day trip. The complex was built by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon between 1965 and 1976, today it's one of the most coveted residential sites.
Last weekend we traveled to the wonderful city of London. Needless to say, this is a fantastic city, full of attractions and things to see. We are a married couple with two children aged 10 and 12. Although we had first chosen a hotel in the Kings Cross area, after having problems with Vueling, we had to cancel that reservation and by chance there was availability at the MINC City Reach.
Well, it was a very pleasant surprise! The apartment was very good. Ours had two spacious rooms, two bathrooms, a dining room and a large kitchen. Everything was great, and fully furnished in a modern style. As a bonus, the Aldgate East station is 70 meters away. Transportation is good, and in addition to the metro there are lots of bus lines.
If you must find a downside, it would be that the hotel is in the city, and the weekend is a bit dead, but in 10 minutes or less you are in Picadilly.
I highly recommend this place for a family. You can make do with the kitchen, as dinner in London is generally expensive. A word of advice - if you stay here, you must remember to ask for the access code before leaving for your trip. It's very easy and when you book the hotel, they will tell you how to do it. That said, it is important to have the check in part done because there is no one working in the building. They are shared apartments with no contact person.
After all that, the important thing - enjoy London!
This past October, my wife and I took our second trip to London. We decided to find quality accommodation, alternative to a hotel, and found this place located three minutes from Acton Town underground station. For 4 people, it was great value for money, I will leave the link so you can see it. http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p824633 # map.
Want to visit London? Magalie offers a rental apartment with two bedrooms in the heart of the city. It's quiet at night and you get your own set of keys so you can come and go as you please. Bed linens and towels are provided. The apartment is situated near the Elephant and Castle and Borough tube stations. You're also only a 15 minutes' walk from London Bridge.
I would totally recommend this place for its excellent value. It's a hostel, and more of the rooms are shared, with shared bathrooms, too, but there are also doubles with en-suites, which is the option I went for. There's a fully equipped kitchen on each foor, a TV and internet lounge, a terrace and laundry facilities. The clientele are quiet, there's no noise pollution, and the beds are pretty comfortable. It's located in Zone 2 of the underground, and there are plenty of shops and supermarkets nearby. They give you linen and a towel, and you'll have to pay a £5 deposit for the key, and another 5 if you want a hairdryer. The rooms are small, without any chairs, but there's a closet and a small fridge. The only bad thing is that they only clean the rooms twice a week, and the cleaning is really just changing the sheets and towels.
It's situated on a quiet and picturesque street near the river, close to the famous Tower Bridge. This apartment has a great location that's ideal for people who want to be close to the popular tourist attractions in the area and to it's surroundings. It's also located in a beautiful area with excellent restaurants and cafes along the river.
The Sapphire Apartments in London offer a spacious, comfortable and welcoming environment. The master bedroom of the apartment has a double bed and a spacious closet. The en-suite bathroom includes a shower and clean towels upon your arrival. The second bedroom also has a double bed and a sunken closet with space to store your things. There are two sofas so that you can watch television or enjoy a good DVD. Opposite the open kitchen lounge you will find a dining room table with six chairs.
The 196 Bishopsgate Apartments are in London's prestigious Financial District just across from Liverpool Street, one of the most important streets in London. This excellent location is ideal for both business and leisure travelers.
The Prince Apartments 4-3 (London) are located in an elegant Victorian building. They are one-bedroom apartments with 24-hour reception and dining services (a bistro for breakfast and dinner) within the building. Each apartment has a lounge/dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, a desk and a comfortable sofa bed. The bedroom has a king bed and the bathroom has a bath, shower and hairdryer. There are several apartments in this style available.
Prince Apartments 3-4 is one of the best places to live and get to know the city of London. It is very comfortable and there is easy access to all the attractions. It offers super decoration, tastefully and cheerfully designed. The building is Victorian, with access to a beautiful private garden. You'll have a great time at this site.
The Grove Apartments (London) are just minutes from historic downtown Greenwich. It is a typical London townhouse in a rather residential neighborhood. The apartment is located in the center of Greenwich Village, with a wide range of shops, restaurants and services found in the historic waterfront district. They have wood floors, light and very comfortable decor, fine furniture and accessories, and a nice garden.
Clarges I Apartments are located in London, England. They are in the picturesque and sought after Shepherd's Market in Mayfair. It is such a quiet and exclusive residential street. It is located on the second floor of an elegant building with a direct lift access to the apartment. It has cozy and tasteful furniture. The two sofas are made of leather. The kitchen is fully equipped and so is the bedroom, to help you enjoy your stay.
The View Apartments are located in London, England, in Britain. The View Apartments have an excellent design. It has a neutral hallway, a large lounge / dining room, modern kitchen, two bathrooms and three bedrooms. It's all very well equipped to provide the guests with the best comfort and the ability to rest. The great advantage of staying here is that you can organize the amount of people that come to visit so that everyone is together.
The Light Apartments are located in London, England, in Great Britain, on the ground floor of a beautiful Victorian building, typical of the area. It is a place best enjoyed with your family or a group of friends.
The site has a spacious living room with large windows, and really spectacular wooden floors.
It also has two large bedrooms perfect for relaxing in, all well equipped with closets, television and more so that your only job is relaxing and resting.
These exclusive apartments are spacious, comfortable, stylish, silent, quiet and comfortable. They are all fully equipped with the latest technology. It offers a quiet, air-conditioned room and provides an oasis of peace. An ideal place for an unforgettable stay in London, Britain.
The Clarges III Apartments is a bright apartment with noble wooden floors. It features an elevator that provides the apartment with access to the garage. It is fully equipped, comfortable, spacious, mellow and quiet. Once inside the apartment, you can enjoy its comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, making your stay relaxing and easy.
Definitely the place to stay when visiting London, the closest thing to being at home. It's clean, spacious and in a location that's both quiet and central. The amenities are great. Totally recommended, I've been in plenty of hotels in London but this is the one I want to go back to.
Located in the heart of Chelsea; Chelsea Cloisters Hotel is one of the most modern and cultural city hotels that are bordered by the elegant shopping and gastronomic facilities of Kings Road, South Kensington and Knightsbridge. Chelsea Cloisters invites you to visit its prestigious building, just a few minutes from the subway, with easy access to the city, the West End and international connections from Waterloo Heathrow and Gatwick.
The Expressionism I apartments are located in the wonderful city of London. This charming place has a first class hall and reception area. The customer service is wonderfully equipped to cater to any and all customer needs. The walls are painted with light colors and decorated with delicate objects.
Each Modernism Flats apartment comes with a large terrace that wraps around it. Guests can enjoy meals outside on this terrace, with space for sleeping up to six people. There are two bathrooms, one with a full bath and shower, and the other with a shower. Whether you are here on business or with the family, this apartment is a luxurious way to spend your days in London.