Tuesday, 14 March 2017
A Weekend At SACO's Cannon Street Apartments
London has always had a special place in my heart. I’ve been very fortunate to grow up visiting there several times a year thanks to my dad’s job, through interning and us having a second office there. So any time I get to down tools and play is always an added bonus. At the start of March we made the 200 mile trip down south for a weekend of lazing around London and with it, an overnight stay at a SACO apartment.
I’d never stayed in a London apartment before and I’d never stayed at a SACO apartment period. Ours was located bang in central on Cannon Street. For those not in the know, it’s sandwiched in between St Pauls, The Thames and for those who love a view, Heron Tower. And as for the tube, because we all know that matters in the capital, it has ample options with Cannon Street next door and St Pauls or Bank a few minutes walk away.
The minute we arrived we felt immediately at home, which in a city of millions can be hard to achieve. The apartments have created a home away from home vibe with chic surroundings from the rooms to the lobby with sky TV, newspapers and quaint furnishings. Upstairs the sleekness continued in our one bedroom apartment. Do you ever walk into a property and it’s furnished exactly how you’d do yours? Because as you can tell from these photos, I’d happily take one of everything.
Admittedly we did stick Netflix on the minute we arrived because quite frankly, despite being in the capital, the apartment was so homely, we didn’t want to leave. After a few hours of ‘oohing and ahhing’ at all of the apartment’s amenities, we did head out to explore before heading back later to cook a dinner before drinks, which made a nice change from being in a hotel. And as for getting ready to go out, with the Smart TVs, hooking up a Spotify playlist or five was as easy as 1,2,3.
Situated on the central line meant that heading out out was a definite option with the night tube fully operating. Luckily we finished our night drinking at Duck and Waffle so could literally stumble home safely in the early hours where we were met with the most dreamy bed. I’d originally planned to do a quick morning run along the Thames but unluckily (or luckily depending on how you look at it), the blackout blinds kept us sleeping in instead.
To make up for it, the apartment had breakfast covered with a choice of cereal or fruit to kickstart the day. By this point Ed Sheeran’s new album had dropped so that was the soundtrack to the morning to which I immediately fell in love with ‘Perfect’ and nearly burst into tears over my cornflakes to ‘Hallelujah.’
All that was left before checkout was a morning wake up from the apartment’s rainfall shower and me considering chaining myself to the kitchen counter so I didn’t have to leave. Staying in an apartment as opposed to a hotel was both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I loved it that much, I can’t see myself checking into a hotel anytime soon. Having the extra space was a luxury and really made me feel like the apartment was mine even though sadly it wasn’t. And it was a curse because for once, I didn’t want to leave it to explore London because of how at home I felt.
Everything had been thought of, from the Nespresso machine to the blankets, chic sofas, milk and Apple TV and the staff here are a credit to the SACO name. So props to the interior designer - in socially colloquial terms - you did good and I’d quite like you to furnish my next home. And thank you to the Cannon Street team and SACO for the apartment, I had a weekend I’ll never forget.
If you want to check out the one we stayed at - you can find it here!