This luxury one bedroom executive flat is in 190 Strand, a property by St Edward. The entranceway is rather spectacular, somewhat like a four-star hotel. If the grand piano didn’t interest you, try some light reading on one of the many sofas. There’s a 24 hour concierge available for help with luggage and security. Other amenities of the lobby include health and fitness club, pool, on-site parking and business centre.
The apartment, accessible by lift, is on the first floor of a seven-story building. There are wide carpeted hallways giving a very comfortable hotel feel. The entranceway to the apartment is somewhat spacious with a nice chair to help you put your shoes on. The living room has seating for four. There is recessed lighting in the ceiling around the perimeter. There’s a 50 inch Samsung HDTV, with high speed internet for your entertainment. There is central heat and air conditioning throughout. A small balcony for two is accessible from the living room.
The bedroom has a queen size bed with headboard and is nothing short on closet space. There are three full sized mirrored closets that illuminate the closet contents and dresser drawers when opened.
The kitchen has ample workspace on the marble counters. It is fitted with Miele oven and electric hob, with dishwasher, wine rack, and full size refrigerator. Amenities range from Nespresso machine, knife block, kettle and four slice toaster.
The Strand is one of the main London arteries. It connects the boroughs of Westminster and City of London. The street runs from Trafalgar Square parallel to the river Thames for 3/4 mile eastward toward Temple Bar where it becomes Fleet Street. This area is famous for the many writers and cultural thinkers that have lived here over the years. Once established, Fleet became eponymous with journalism. London’s first newspaper The Daily Courant was located there in 1702. It was largely for the print business until Rupert Murdoch decided to move three newspapers off the street in 1986.
There aren’t too many shops in the immediate area except Birley’s Sandwiches Essex Street. There are large entrances, courtyards and elongated steps that seclude this area from the neighbouring area. Just a few more steps away and you have some smaller establishments including Yen London, Temple Brew House, Daly’s Wine Bar, The George, Soho Coffee Co., Pret a Manger, Fraiche, Edgar Wallace, and The Cheshire Cheese. The original Twinings tea shop that has been open since 1706 is just around the corner.
Walk over to Fleet Street for many more restaurants, fast food, and shops. Should you need some fresh air, take a stroll down to the River Thames. It’s brilliant first thing in the morning or evenings around dusk. The nearest tube is Temple for the Circle and District lines. Blackfriars station, five minutes away, makes the same connections, as well as to Thameslink and Southeastern trains.