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
Waterloo 3 bedroom
A comfortable and relaxed home, arranged over the first and second floors of a period/high street property. Newly refurbished with attention to detail and quality finishings throughout, this peaceful home is well presented in calm and neutral tones - no clutter nor fussy bits but everything you need to be at home in London.

There are two contemporary bathrooms - one with tub and the other with walk in shower.

Small rear patio offering table and seating for four and BBQ. A great space to pause, rest and reflect between London adventures

Excellent transport links to the City and central London:
Southwark underground on the Jubilee line is a three minute walk.
Lambeth North on the Bakerloo line is a 5 minute walk.
Waterloo underground and mainline station is five minutes away.

Small shops, banks, pubs, restaurants and the renowned Borough street market are all within a five to ten minute walk. Supermarkets and many larger shops are at Waterloo shopping centre.

Located on the fashionable South Bank of the river Thames within a short walk of Westminster Bridge, The London Eye and the South Bank Centre.

Ideally placed for access to the West End and the City, there are four stations, frequent bus services and a regular river boat to Greenwhich, Canary Wharf or Westminster.

Locally there are excellent restaurants, the well known Vinopolis and, of course, Borough Market for food and wine. There are some of London's best theatres within walking distance or a short bus ride including the National Theatre, the National Film Theatre, the Old Vic, the Young Vic and the Meunier Chocolate Factory and Shakespear’s Globe Theatre. Together with the South Bank Centre and Tate Modern this is now the premier London location for arts and entertainment.

Other prime attractions are the Millennium Bridge to St. Paul's Cathedral, HMS Belfast, Bermondsey Antique Market, Tower Bridge and the Imperial War Museum. Wonder through Dickensian London to Southwark Cathedral and pop in to the Florence Nightingale museum.
  • 1st and 2nd floor
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
  • dishwasher
  • tea kettle
  • flatscreen TV
  • full kitchen
  • hair dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • no elevator
  • private terrace
  • toaster
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
John Nyman on Aug 2014:

Location, location, location.
A little noisy due to pub 2 doors down. Not sure what you can do about that. Perhaps let people know about it.
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Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms), sleeps max. 6 people
Payment accepted: by credit card 60 days before arrival (guest pays 2.8% fee)
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 7 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 60 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 2 queens or 1 queen (160 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, check-out time is 10 am, smoking permitted on terrace only, cleaning fee of £95 is not included in the price, damage deposit of £200 made by credit card and refunded on departure
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 Waterloo 3 bedroom
Paddington Station
Victoria Station
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Big Ben
London Bridge
The British Museum
National Gallery
London Eye
Waterloo Station
Kings Road
Picadilly Circus
Tate Modern