Located in the heart of London, Old Street apartments are the ideal base for anyone visiting the city for short or long term stays. Each serviced apartment in Old Street has passed an extensive 150 point checklist and contains a fully equipped kitchen, stylish living space, and a comfortable bedroom. No matter the reason for visiting London, our Old Street serviced apartments are the best choice for corporate and leisure stays. Chosen and maintained to exacting standards, these luxury furnished apartments offer plush interiors and an abundance of excellent locations in some of the most popular areas of London, providing the comfort and convenience of a personal home away from home. Visitors are able to come and go as they please, running through their itinerary from the peace and quiet of a private travel hub.
Some of the best serviced apartments near Old Street include:
Offering private access facilities, fitted kitchen units, high-speed Wi-Fi, cleaning and concierge services, as well as a number of other luxury amenities, these spacious and stylish apartments are the perfect alternative to hotels, and are great for short and long stays in the heart of London. Whatever is on the agenda, business or leisure, our Old Street accommodation guarantees restful and relaxing nights, with a unique human touch offered throughout all customer service interactions that will keep guests coming back time and time again.
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Located right in the beating heart of London, the area around Old Street offers excellent transport links to and from the nearby commercial and financial hotspots, as well as throughout the capital as a whole, making it the perfect destination for sole traders and enterprising start-ups. Beautiful, bespoke living spaces, every one of these upmarket accommodation options from TheSqua.re is designed with its guests in mind. A great solution to corporate accommodation woes, the apartments come furnished with fully-stocked kitchens, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, flatscreen TVs and more, helping even the busiest business traveller unwind after a long day, and ensuring every trip is a productive and profitable one.
Old Street is also a convenient destination for those looking for a place to stay during a long-awaited city break or weekend getaway. With all of London’s top sights and attractions right on its doorstep, this neighbourhood is a great choice for both families and solo travellers looking to escape for a few nights, no matter what is on the agenda. The inclusion of home-cooking and entertainment facilities means that guests can make their own fun in their own way, accommodating for both quiet evenings in and nights on the town. What’s more, the cosy bedrooms allow guests to be well-rested for every night they are away, helping them make the most out of their leisure retreat.
A popular destination among tourists and business travellers alike, there are a number of notable neighbourhoods in the area around Old Street in which serviced accommodation is much sought-after. Hackney and Hoxton are popular destinations due to their bustling nightlife, while neighbourhoods like Angel and Spitalfields combine this social energy with a proximity to many historic buildings and businesses. Commercial travellers meanwhile should look to apartments in Finsbury or Barbican, as these properties provide easy access to the many institutions of the City of London, as well as several major travel hubs.
For the most part, London is pretty safe for tourists, especially when compared to other major capital cities, and Old Street is no exception. Even in the quieter areas though, residents are still advised to be aware of pickpockets, and it is not wise to leave any personal possessions unattended, as opportunistic thieves may operate within crowds.
Though these days most closely associated with the tech start-up scene around Silicon Roundabout, the history of Old Street still dates back to the 13th century, when earliest records had it denoted ‘Ealdestrate’. Thought to be Roman in origin, Old Street and the surrounding area is steeped in a history much in keeping with the wider city. Here then are some of our favourite facts about the area surrounding Old Street, which new and returning visitors will find fascinating:
Though less expensive when compared to some neighbouring parts of Central London, rental prices in and around Old Street can still be pretty high for most properties. The cost of an apartment can range anywhere from £900 to £2000+ per month, making serviced accommodation an increasingly viable option for longer term travellers, particularly given the many perks associated with extended stays that TheSqua.re offers its guests.
Day to day activities can range in price from the dear to the easily affordable, depending on a visitor’s choice. Weekly travel passes (for Zones 1-2) can run to upwards of £40, though there are discounts available for certain residents, while meals out can range from £15 for a meal for one to £55 for a three-course dinner for two. Medical costs will usually be far reduced thanks to the NHS, with residents normally needing to pay only for private healthcare treatments, cosmetic surgeries, or dental care. Money can also be saved on weekly entertainment, including trips to the theatre and cinema, with a wide selection of inexpensive ticket prices and membership options.
From paid day trips to fun freebies, there is plenty for visitors to see and do local to Old Street. Whatever the reason for visiting, these are just a few suggestions to help guests make the most out of their leisure time:
Q. What are the most popular things to do near Old Street?
Here are just a few of the many opportunities for entertainment and enjoyment to act as the cherry on top of any stay:
Q. What are some free things to do near Old Street?
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Q. What are the most family-friendly things to do near Old Street?
For families with children, or simply the young at heart, there are a number of fun days out we would recommend:
Wondering how to spend that precious day off? Old Street and the surrounding area are home to a great range of enjoyable and interesting places to visit, from historic buildings to popular tourist attractions. Here are a few of our favourites:
Whatever is on the itinerary, dining out is always an option in Old Street. The surrounding area is well-stocked with a fantastic assortment of restaurants and eateries catering to all tastes, from traditional British pub food, to Italian, Indian and Chinese smorgasbords.
Here are a few places to eat in Old Street we would recommend to any visitor:
Street food is also an option in the area for those travellers who are always on-the-go. Dinerama, Brick Lane and Boxpark Shoreditch are the most popular local takeaway street food options, but more adventurous visitors can also take in some of the more regular pop-up markets around Central London, such as Maltby Street Market, Model Market, Street Food Union, The Street Pig, Vauxhall Street Food Garden, and the Southbank Centre Food Market. A great dining experience no matter the season.
Offering a short commute to the most popular shopping destinations in the city, such as Oxford Street, Stratford Westfields and Covent Garden Market, residents of the Old Street area will be able to easily get out and find any general goods or specific item they need to buy. There are also plenty of high street chains and independent retailers close to home, providing a great selection of local gifts, groceries and fashion, and provide that much-needed retail therapy.
Some of the best places to shop near Old Street include:
Wherever visitors choose to hang their hats, getting around London is always an effortless matter. The capital’s Underground system is world-famous, with 11 lines covering 270 stations, which makes it arguably the most effective method of getting around. The Old Street area is served by several lines and stations, among them Old Street (Northern, National Rail), Moorgate (Northern, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City), and Liverpool Street (a central terminus serving the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines, and also providing National Rail links and airport transfers). Day Travelcards are available to purchase (accepted through Zones 1-5) for £18.10, and trains can also be purchased with a simple tap of a Contactless Payment Card.
London is of course famous for its iconic black taxis and red buses, and these can both be a great way of sightseeing during travel. Bus fares cost just £1.50 (roughly £4.50 for a day of bus-only travel), and run over 700 routes citywide, including 52 night services, meaning that wherever guests end up during their day, they can always be sure of getting back to that inviting serviced apartment. Black taxis are also a popular way of travelling, and many of the cab drivers can also offer unique insights and local knowledge of the various neighbourhoods. Fares can be a little pricy though, so make sure to use sparingly.
With a generally temperate climate across much of the UK, the weather can range from temperatures below freezing during winter, to hot and balmy heights of thirty and above in July and August. Even in summer though, rain may still be just a cloud away, and so visitors are encouraged to pack wet weather gear no matter the time of year. September is usually a good time to visit Old Street, as this month offers comfortably warm days and cooler evenings, enabling travellers to get out and about whenever they choose and make the most out of their trip.
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