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For most Londoners, an apartment with views overlooking the River Thames is an unreachable goal, due to sky-high rent prices and the fact that they are as rare as gold dust. However, for visitors to London, you can experience the best of London living for a fraction of the cost, even if just for a short period. The Waterfront Apartment offers a luxurious bolt hole on the south bank of the Thames, in the Battersea District of London.
The apartment is a beautifully designed and well appointed, with a good range of fittings and comfortable furnishing. Whilst most luxury apartment rentals in London favour a muted colour palette and minimalist styling, this apartment offers something a bit different, with striking purple accent walls and thoughtful touches, such as colourful throw pillows, vases of flowers and even directional sculptures scattered about. The apartment contains a fully fitted kitchen, flat screen TV in the living room and bedroom, towels and linens, complimentary toiletries, a free Wi-Fi connection, a phone and even a little balcony where you can look out over the river. The apartment is on the fourth floor of the building, so you can enjoy stunning views of Chelsea Harbour from the floor to ceiling windows. There are some local shops just 5 minutes walk away where you can pick up groceries, and for a laid back night out, head to Le Quecumbar for live jazz and drinks. Thai on the River and The Greyhound offer tasty treats if you want to eat out locally one night.
The apartment is not as convenient for travel as some London hotels, as Clapham Junction Station is a 20 minute walk away and trains tend to stop around midnight, so if you want to experience a late night out in London you may have to splash out for the odd taxi. For seeing the sights, you are in a fairly good position, as 200 metres from the apartment, there is a bus stop where you can catch a bus to Victoria Station (where you can catch the Gatwick Express Train) or Chelsea. In Chelsea, you can shop along the legendary King's Road, watch Chelsea Football Club play at the Stamford Bridge stadium or pop in to the Saatchi Gallery to muse over some occasionally controversial artwork. The Royal Hospital Chelsea is also located here, where you can attend the Chelsea Flower Show in May.
From Chelsea you can easily reach South Kensington. Here you will find some of London's best museums, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is dedicated to art and design from around the world and through the ages. The Science Museum offers some wacky interactive installations, which will fascinate the kids whilst they learn; and the Natural History museum has a real life diplodocus skeleton called Dippy in the main hall of its ornate 'cathedral of nature' building. The Royal Albert Hall hosts fabulous concerts and Harrods Department Store is filled to the brim with luxury goods, from pets to luggage, you can find anything and everything here.
In the local area, you will find Battersea Park a fifteen-minute walk away, where you can enjoy funfair rides and Battersea Children's Zoo, which contains otters, monkeys and flamingoes. The shops and brunch cafes of Clapham Junction are also just a 20-minute walk away.
You may not wish to leave the Waterfront Apartment after your stay, as it is very easy to get comfortable in such lovely surroundings. The balcony is a real plus as well as this is a rarity in London; however, some may feel that for the price, the apartment is a little to far from the city centre and tube lines, so only stay here if you don't mind rushing for the last train, or taking the odd taxi cab.