This snug, east London flat has bags of charm and comfort. Located on a leafy residential street in the heart of trendy Dalston it’s a perfect base for those wanting to explore the city. A short skip to the buses and you’ll be in town in less than 20 minutes, or else it’s a 10-minute stroll to overland stations and the tube. Dalston is a lively neighbourhood with cafes, restaurants and boutique shops but happily the apartment is a haven of calm and tranquillity. Wood-panelled flooring, large windows and soothing green and white tones predominate while personal touches include a wood burner, heaving bookshelf and neat kitchen stocked with teas, herbs and spices. In the evening, clubbers can take advantage of the nightlife in nearby Hoxton and Shoreditch but the lounge is so appealing that the mood might just take you to curl up on the cosy sofa with one of the well-thumbed books instead.