Just five minutes from Old Street station, this apartment is right in the heart of east-central London’s vibrant scene of eating, drinking, and culture. Six minutes away is Victoria Miro, an art gallery in a former furniture factory, so it’s no surprise that this flat suits the hip personality of the area. The decor is modern and minimalist, with exposed brick walls, dark-wood parquet floors, and a range of black metal-framed furniture. There’s certainly an industrial edge to the interiors which marries up well with the local architecture. On rainy evenings in the city, pick up one of the host’s coffee-table art books and settle down on the plush grey sofa with a gin and tonic. But on a bright afternoon, take a fourteen-minute stroll to the Barbican Centre, where you can spend the entire day perusing the art exhibitions, films, and food on offer. At night, hop in a ten-minute taxi to Shoreditch High Street to experience a taste of east London nightlife. This bustling area of cocktail bars and trendy restaurants is sure to keep you busy until the early hours.