Serviced Apartments located in the City of London

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Marlyn Lodge, 2 Portsoken Street, London, E1 8RB

With the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, River Bus, St. Katharine's Dock and more all within 5 minutes of our apartments your children will definitely love the area.


Those with younger children will very much appreciate our local park (20 seconds from the front door!)  - it is a great place for your little one to run around and play safely.  A rare and valuable park in London on your doorstep!


Our location is perfect for visiting the historical and iconic sights within the City of London including; St. Paul’s, Bank of England, Lloyds, Gherkin, etc. We are situated only five minutes walk from the Tower of London with its World Heritage status, also the famous Tower Bridge and the yacht marina at St. Katharine’s dock with its many bars and restaurants. There are excellent views of Tower Bridge, the amazing battleship HMS Belfast and of the London Thames scene from the walkway in front of the Tower of London. Across the river you can find Butlers Wharf/Hays Galleria, TATE Modern and more.

We are also very good for accommodation near the Scoliosis SOS Clinic as it is only a 30 second walk.

Tube - Underground

The nearest underground station is Tower Hill on the District and Circle lines, which is a few minutes walk from the Lodge. Exit the station facing the Tower of London and walk 100 metres to the left to the main road. At the main road turn left and walk under the railway bridge to the first set of traffic lights in Minories (street). Portsoken Street is on the right at the lights and Marlyn Lodge is at the far end of the street on the left. Entry to the lobby is by the car park. Connections to all parts of London and the West End are available from Tower Hill, though it may be necessary to change trains for certain destinations.

River Bus

The River Bus and cruisers depart from nearby Tower Pier (to the right of Tower of London)  both east to Greenwich for Cutty Sark & Greenwich Maritime Museum and west to Westminster and beyond stopping at various points including the London Eye & Millennium Dome.  It is an excellent way to see the city and get around.


Our mainline railway stations are Liverpool Street (10 minutes away) and Fenchurch Street (3 minutes)


- Stansted Airport

- South East

- East Angia


We are only 2 minutes away from the DLR and Tower Gateway Station


- Canary Wharf

- Excel Centre

- Stratford Shopping Centre

- City Airport


The number 15 bus will either take you West or bring you home


- St. Paul's

- Westminster

- Piccadilly Circus

- West End

Travel from Airports - Train


Heathrow Express to London Paddington Rail Station (£25 single or £37.00 return). Under 15's are free. Journey time approx. 23 minutes. If you book in advance, the single price is reduced to £5.50 for an adult single!



Gatwick Express to London Victoria Rail Station (£18.50 single or £36.00 return). Under 5's are free and child rates (5-15 years old) are generally 50% of the full adult cost. Journey time approx. 30 minutes.



Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street Rail Station (£19.00 single or £32.00 return). Under 5's are free and child rates (5-15 years old) are generally 50% of the full adult cost. Journey time approx. 48 minutes.



Luton Airport to London St. Pancras (£15.70 single or £27.50 return). Under 5's are free and child rates (5-15 years old) are generally 50% of the full adult cost. Journey time approx. 41 minutes.

Travel from Airports - Private Car

We know how important it can be to stick to a budget when travelling, and sometimes it is cheaper and easy to hire a private car service for your transport to the City, especially if you are travelling in a party of 3 or more. A private car for 4 people averages out between £50.00 - £75.00 each way. Journey time depends on the time of day and airport, but is approximately 1 hour from the 3 main airports. Prices as of 2020


Heathrow - £55.00; Gatwick - £56.00; Stansted - £50.00; Luton - £57.00; Southend - £75.00; London City - £30.00


Great Britain Cars


4 people with 2 suitcases and 2 hand luggage


*For extra space, order an estate/family car for £5.00 extra.