Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Shoreditch Studio
A large open-plan, first floor studio flat with stylish interiors and a great location. This apartment is located on a busy street in Shoreditch. It sleeps two in a partitioned sleeping area, has a galley kitchen and a separate bathroom.

In the immediate area head towards the lively local street markets of Columbia Road flower market, Brick Lane, Broadway Market, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane. Much loved by the locals the area offers vibrant restaurants (some particularly fine Vietnamese cuisine), music venues, bars and night life as well as renowned galleries and museums - the Cube and Geffrye Museum being perhaps best known. It is an area of East London full of interesting contrasts - vibrant and multicultural, trendy and traditional, affluent and gritty. It has a wonderful and diverse range of people: bohemian artists, monied financiers, Cockney Londoners to name but a few.
Amenities
  • 1st floor
  • no elevator
  • washing machine/dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player with selection of movies
  • WiFi
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • tea kettle
  • fan
  • hair dryer
  • independent heating
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
Reviews
Barbara Crawford on Jun 2016:


Certainly the price is right, location is good--interesting neighborhood, close to public transportation, the information packet is full of helpful information.
Overall appearance should be improved: peeling paint on bathroom door, unsightly stain in the corner near kitchen ceiling, mildew in the shower stall, the carpet in the entry way/stairs really needs cleaning. The fan and toaster didn't work well.
I have used Cross-Pollinate three times and will continue to do so, really appreciate their assistance in locating great places for us and their responsiveness. Thanks!
Admin on 18. Jun 2016:
The day after the guests left the place was painted - so those issues should be gone now.
Ratings
average score
4.5 / 5.0
Price/Value
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Accuracy of listing
4.0
Location
5.0
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
5.0
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
5.0
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 3 people
Payment accepted: bank transfer, by Paypal (guest pays the fees), cash on arrival in GBP
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 4 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 21 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (135 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, fee for check-in after 10 pm is £40
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 Shoreditch Studio
A
Paddington Station
B
Victoria Station
C
St. Paul's Cathedral
D
Buckingham Palace
E
Westminster Abbey
F
Tower of London
G
Big Ben
H
London Bridge
I
The British Museum
J
National Gallery
K
London Eye
L
Waterloo Station
M
Kings Road
N
Picadilly Circus
O
Tate Modern