Comfortable, Clean, Convenient and Safe
Submitted: February 28, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
My husband and 17 year old son enjoyed this lovely apartment super close to the Old St. tube stop and a well-stocked grocery store. It was close enough to all major attractions by tube, but away from the hustle and bustle so we could relax after a day of touring and shows. The security was excellent and we appreciated the helpful concierges.
The kitchen was well equipped and I liked the fact that there were several dishtowels in addition to a bag of paper towels. The dishwasher ran quietly, too!
Everything was sparkling clean and fresh, the beds were comfortable with nice white bedding (mattresses on the firm side which I like.)
One peculiarity of note, which was no big deal, was that even though the hold and cold water valves were connected to one spigot in each bathroom, the hot and cold streams of water ran side by side. They were not blended. So, to wash my face, I had to make fine adjustments so my left hand wouldn't get hot. There were no issues with the showers or kitchen sink.
We made good use of the extensive library of tour guide books, and enjoyed the large dining room table because we could spread out all our books and maps and still have room for our plates when we took our meals at home!
The small gym was sufficient for most, but it was winter and there was no heat. We preferred to go to Fitness First one tube stop away at Angel stop. 10 pounds well worth it for the extensive equipment, dry sauna, steam room and even an aromatherapy room with heated walls and fiberoptic lights. Soooo relaxing after a workout.
We did bring an older model American electric converter, but it only worked in the power strip on the floor. Americans should bring the newest converters to fit into the wall outlets. I might suggest to the owners that they store a multinational converter kit which can be purchased at a hardware store. It would be very convenient.
I did an extensive search for accommodations, and having no sense of the layout of London nor the exact location of the various apartments, I'm pleased to say the Lexington exceeded my expectations. It was a great fit for our family.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
People with Disabilities,
Helpful votes: 2/2
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