Living like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments - Canary Wharf

Posted on 19. Feb, 2013 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Reviews, United Kingdom

When I visited London last November, I found myself in a difficult situation that made me both desperate for the comfort of home, and angry at amateurs of this world - my accommodation, which had been arranged for months, had been cancelled, just a few hours before I was supposed to check in.

I had a huge suitcase, dark circles under my eyes, sore muscles and nowhere to go.

Luckily, I remembered the positive experience I had had with Citybase Apartments back in June, and decided to give them a call just to see if they had anything to offer a desperate travel blogger. Even though it was a really busy weekend for them and had very low availability, they managed to find me a beautiful apartment in the heart of Canary Wharf, and in the space of a few hours I was all set up.

Talk about customer service!

Citybase Apartments Canary Wharf : The Location


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I had never been to Canary Wharf before, but I was very excited to discover this new area of a city I already loved so much. And I wasn’t disappointed!

I wouldn’t go as far to say that Canary Wharf is a vibrant neighborhood with tons of things to do, as it’s very business-oriented - hence the many conference centers and office buildings in the area. Nonetheless, I wasn’t disappointed with this, because in all honesty, all my body needed was a good home-cooked meal and a long night sleep.

  • The Pros: The apartment is just a few minutes walk from the South Quay DLR station which will take you to Tower Hill in 15 minutes, close to a grocery store and a handful of restaurants and bars. Also, it’s a very safe area.
  • The Cons: The DLR, which can sometimes be a hassle. There aren’t many late-night options in the area, and it may feel dormant and lacking in atmosphere to the urbanites of this world.

Citybase Apartments Canary Wharf : The Apartment

The apartment is in a brand-new construction on a very quiet side street, which felt very homey and “I’m a busy businesswoman coming home to my fancy flat after a long day at work”. The feeling was great!

I was assigned a beautiful flat which comprised of a big bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, a hall and a modern bathroom, as well as beautiful views over the whole Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs area. Everything in the apartment was spotless, newly purchased and tastefully decorated.

Whether you want to take a hot bath, watch cable TV, browse the Interwebs or cook a good meal, it’s all possible here. It really is like being home, only without the worries of actually owning an enviable London property and paying taxes!

Again, this was exactly what I needed.

After spending 4 days at an exhausting conference, introducing myself 4059 times a day and running from seminars to seminars, all I wanted was to make a quick stop at Tesco’s, whip up an easy recipe and eat in the living room while watching insipid British television. And that’s pretty much what I did.

I can’t thank Citybase Apartments enough for *cue drama music* keeping me off the gritty streets of London and offering me shelter for two nights, when in reality they really didn’t have to do that.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Citybase Apartments on this trip. As always, all opinions are my own. And I really mean it when I say they are wonderful, helpful and in overall pretty awesome.

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4 Responses to “Living like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments - Canary Wharf”

  1. Erica

    21. Feb, 2013

    Love that area! Although - it is quite the ghost town on the weekends.

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  2. Andrea

    21. Feb, 2013

    What a wonderful company - this looks great!

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