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Old Street is one of London's trendiest areas, which retains its artistic, bohemian atmosphere despite spiraling rent prices. Apartments in this area are highly sought after due to its proximity to the well-heeled Angel area of the city and the high concentration of chic bars, galleries and shops in the area. Access Apartments gives visitors to the city a chance to experience London life in this unique part of the city, with a range of well appointed one and two bedroom units close to Angel and Old Street tube stations.
Access Apartments are decorated with stylish contemporary flair, with fully fitted kitchens, clean lines and a wide range of handy amenities. These include a washing machine and dryer, a combined living room and dining area with a large LCD TV and DVD player, an incoming telephone line, a full set of linens, 24-hour maintenance, and a wireless internet connection for a surcharge. If you don't wish to pay for the Internet in your apartment, a free Wi-Fi connection can be found in the Starbucks nearby, as well as a range of breakfast goodies.
The benefit of staying in an apartment in central London is that you have more privacy and flexibility than you would if staying at a hotel and a dedicated team on hand to assist you during your stay if needed. Access apartments provide all guests with a 24-hour emergency contact to ensure that guests are looked after throughout their visit.
The apartments are in an excellent location along City Road, just ten minutes from Old Street tube station, where you can catch the Northern Line direct to King's Cross St Pancras Station for the Eurostar terminus. Old Street is a vibrant part of the city, with renowned galleries such as White Cube, Victoria Miro, Host Gallery, 20 Hoxton Square and Rivington Place all within easy walking distance of each other, for an art crawl around the area.
Old Street is also home to many gig venues and fashionable bars, such as The Old Blue Last, CAMP and XOYO. For theatre buffs, Sadler's Wells Theatre and The Old Red Lion Theatre are both just a 10-minute walk from the apartments and the Cardboard Citizens homeless theatre troupe puts on many challenging productions in the disused warehouses of the area. The Barbican Centre is also close by for art exhibitions, films, and music and dance events.
A great range of shops is to be found in Angel, just a ten-minute walk away, where a vintage market is held each week and quirky boutiques line the picturesque back streets. For something a little rawer, Smithfield’s Market is located nearby in Farringdon, where you can buy juicy cuts of meat and delectable fish, all of which are used by the local gastropubs. If you don't fancy sampling the local restaurants and would prefer to use your kitchen, Tescos is located in Old Street, and Waitrose and M&S Food can be found in Angel.
If you want to see London's more historic sights, or you need to travel to the financial and business centres in Bank, Angel and Old Street tube stations offer a direct link there via the northern line and will take you to London Bridge, for Borough Market and the London Dungeon, and Camden Town, for London's most colourful market and a wide range of live music venues.
Previous guests have found some maintenance issues with the apartments, so it's best to do a quick inventory when you arrive to ensure you have all you will need. The apartments are basic, but spacious and within walking distance of transport and a fantastic range of things to do. If you want to see the sights of Westminster or South Kensington, these are accessible from the area by bus, but some may wish to stay in a hotel more centrally located if you don't want to rely on public transport; however for the price this is a good option for the budget traveller who wants to see a different side of the city.