Uniquely positioned in the ‘heart’ of Covent Garden and London’s main theatre and entertainment district, Shelton Street is only 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden market with its famous Victorian architecture and vibrant mix of craft stalls, boutique shops and street entertainment and of course the Royal Opera House. For Jazz fans Ronnie Scott’s Club and the Spice of Life pub are within strolling distance. As Artists ourselves we can direct you to all the latest live music events (including our own!).
Covent Garden Underground Station (Piccadilly line direct from/to Heathrow Airport) is within a short walk from the apartment (approx. 3 minutes). There are so many restaurants (Carluccio’s, The Ivy to name two), famous theatres and bars close by that we can’t name them all here! In fact, there is so much to see on-foot, within your immediate vicinity, you won’t need to use the Underground at all if you choose not to!
If you do want to travel further afield there are a number of Underground stations close by, taking you to for example, London’s premier shopping streets, Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and Kensington, or to visit St. James Park and Buckingham Palace. Also within easy walking distance is Piccadilly Circus, the River Thames and its South Bank attractions, Trafalgar Square and 10 Downing Street. For a day trip further afield, Charing Cross Mainline Station, is within easy walking distance and will take you to the South coast of England in under 2 hours.
The apartment itself is within a small development of recently built apartments constructed within a small, traditional Victorian warehouse building, which retains a wealth of traditional, architectural character and benefits from modern easy-to-clean facilities such as wide oak flooring and the latest kitchen and bathroom designs. Appliances include: washer/drier; microwave; hob; oven and fridge-freezer. Being located in a quiet street behind Long Acre, (one of the main shopping streets in Covent Garden), means you can keep popping back home to drop off your shopping, or before going out to the theatre in the evening, to put your feet-up and have a cup of tea!
The apartment interior and furnishings are new and contemporary in design and furnishings, with multi-channel television, DVD/video player and Hi Fi available for your entertainment (with a selection of CDs, DVDs and videos). Sleeping arrangements (for up to six adults) include two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and one a zip & link super king size bed, which can be easily transformed into twin beds (ideal for children). There is further accommodation on a double sofa-bed in the living room. All linen is included. Tesco Metro and Marks and Spencer are both within 2 minutes walk for grocery supplies. China crockery cooking utensils, bed linen and towels are all provided.
If you are looking for the perfect mixture of location and facilities, our apartment is the ideal. We know you won’t be disappointed!
It's a one year anniversary since three of us rented this nice, clean and cozy apartment. It looked exactly as pictured. It had a feeling of a freshly remodeled place and we liked it a lot.
Our eight year old enjoyed her own bedroom just to herself and needless to say we enjoyed this fact too.
We arrived rather late at night. Alison was extremely friendly and helpful. She stayed for quite a while to show us around. Five days later Alison and Don helped us to catch a cab back to the airport. Openness and friendliness of the owners deserves a special praise. You rock!
I can not add much to the location as it speaks for itself, being within a walking distance of nearly everything. The rest is easily accessible though a convenient Piccadilly line. Do not miss Belgo Centraal next door -- look it up now. The mussels and beer was fantastic.
I'd not hesitate for a moment to recommend this place to a friend. In fact this is exactly what we did on a number of occasions. Nor will we hesitate to rent it again.
This small, compact flat had all one needed for a comfortable stay. Martin was an excellent host who was easy to reach by phone and was on hand to explain the details and make great recommendations for restaurants. Main bedroom was rather tight and we had to climb over each other to get into bed but bed slept well. Wonderful hot water for shower. Lots of storage and kitchen was well equipped with plenty of dishes, utensils and cookware. We would recommend this property for its location near theaters, restaurants and museums. Only a few steps up from foyer to elevator. Thanks for the stay.
The host, Martin, was extremely kind and helpful. This very clean two bedroom one bath flat was quite small but had the necessary amenities. Getting into the double bed was a challenge as it filled the room. 2nd bedroom had two single beds. Lots of storage in the hall stocked with helpful tourist information.
The kitchen was well stocked and nicely organized with condiments, plenty of dishes and cutlery. Dishwasher was good, washing machine very handy altho dryer did not work. The best thing was the location. So close to all the main sights and restaurants and theaters. Martin recommended a wonderful restaurant in Covent Garden. The recommendation to buy an Oyster card at the station was terrific. We started with 5 pounds each and added another 5 for riding the tube and bus. We would absolutely recommend this lodging and the manager. D and J, Tennessee, USA
We had a WONDERFUL stay in this flat with our two children (4 and 6 years old). The location is perfect - please try the Belgian restaurant next door!!!!! - close to markets and food. Martin met us for our late arrival and gave us all the info we needed. I would definitely stay here again! Also, if you want to hire a car for airport transfers, hire the recommended company. We did not and regret it!
We were greeted by Martin upon arrival, who proceeded to give us a very thorough walkthrough of the apartment and the neighbourhood. He was always available via email or phone and was extremely prompt in topping up things we needed, like extra dishwasher tablets or repairing the kettle. Not that the apartment was lacking, mind you. It was fully equipped right down to bottles of olive oil and vinegar which we happily used when preparing meals.
The apartment was bright and clean and comfortable for a family of five, even when one of us had to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room. The location was superb - Matilda was just around the corner and restaurants like Jamie's Italian and Hawksmoor were extremely close by. The Covent Garden tube was only a 2 minute stroll and there were multiple boutiques (Ted Baker, Superdry, Kate Spade etc) and supermarkets all around the area.
I really valued the centrality of this apartment and even though it is not cheap, you save money in terms of transport and the convenience of being able to rest your feet after shopping before you head out for dinner and the theatre is pretty priceless. Plus, I got to take a photo with Tom Hiddleston who was performing in the Donmar just behind the apartment :)
Thanks again to Martin for making our stay an enjoyable one!
The apartment has an absolutely fabulous location. It is within walking distance to dozens of great restaurants, take-away, and shops. The apartment was spacious enough for our family of four, and was clean and modern. We would definitely stay again!
Covent Garden is at the centre of ' theatre land'. it is one of the cultural focusses of London with the major West End Theatres, Royal Opera House and Art Galleries within a few minutes walk of the apartment. The traditional Victorian Covent Garden Market is approximately 3 minutes walk away and Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square and the River Thames only 10 minutes walk.
You won't need a car because there is so much to see on foot with countless clubs, bars and restaurants on your door step. Moving around the rest of London is easy too from Covent Garden tube (Piccadilly Line) approx 2 minutes walk away.