TOP LOCATION IN THE HEART OF TRENDY NOTTING HILL & PORTOBELLO - SLEEPS UP TO 4!

Lee Thomas

Speaks french, german, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Lee Thomas

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TOP LOCATION IN THE HEART OF TRENDY NOTTING HILL & PORTOBELLO - SLEEPS UP TO 4!

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

For visitor reviews visit: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/405455

Behind a blue door [now blue/green], and just 18 yards from the famous Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill, this modern one-bedroom apartment is at the epicenter of the trendiest location in London. With a host of great restaurants, bars, boutiques and the world renowned Portobello Market just a few steps away, this chic little home just couldn't be better located.

The restaurant below the apartment was the often-mentioned bar/restaurant in the Bridget Jones’s Diary books, where she met up with her friends to talk about her love life and other things (well, mainly just her love life). Today, it is a great family-run Italian restaurant and, formerly known as just '192' (the original sign is still below the window), it was the popular haunt of media types and many a celeb – not just the British ones, but also Hollywood megastars when they were in town.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A NON-SMOKING APARTMENT. If you feel you simply have to smoke, making the next guests feel sick when they arrive after you, then please book somewhere else!

At the very hub of the Notting Hill scene, this little block alone boasts six fine restaurants and cafés, the famous 100-year-old and beautifully restored Electric Cinema and Brasserie, the Notting Hill Community Church and several of the area's trendiest clothing boutiques – all accessible without you even having to cross the road! There's also no need to leave the block to catch the brilliant 23 bus which will take you to dozens of London's top tourist attractions – including Paddington Station (with direct access to Heathrow Airport within 15 minutes), Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, The Strand, Waterloo Bridge, Fleet Street, St Paul's Cathedral, The Bank Of England and Liverpool Street Station (with direct access to Stansted Airport) and close to trendy Brick Lane and Shoreditch. So, no need to take the Tourist Sightseeing Bus – this great regular local service practically has them all on its route for you already. And just a few yards away along the street, further local buses give you direct access to Notting Hill Gate, Kensington High Street, Kensington Palace & Gardens, The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Harrods, Piccadilly Hard Rock Café, Buckingham Palace and Victoria Station (with direct access to Gatwick Airport).

All those famous landmarks easily reached without even having to venture onto the tube/subway system! But with two underground stations a short walk away – Ladbroke Grove five minutes (Zone 2) and Notting Hill Gate eight minutes (Zone 1) the whole of the capital is within easy reach. Without having to change trains from either station, the former is just 17 minutes to St Pancras International Station with direct access to Paris and Brussels (just over two hours away), and the latter a mere 8 minutes away from Oxford Circus. This apartment just couldn't be better located for everything this great city has to offer!

Whether you're staying for a long weekend, on vacation or on business, this apartment is a fully-fitted home from home and has a quiet working/study area in the double bedroom at the rear of the property which includes a pine desk and laser printer and, of course, a WiFi internet connection is freely available. The spacious L-shaped sofa in the lounge converts into a high-quality and comfortable bed for up to two further adults. The kitchen is fully-fitted with a Smeg dual-halogen hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric fan-assisted oven and washer/dryer. There is gas central heating and hot water.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE WROTE: "We had the most lovely stay here at Lee's. First of all, Lee is the best host ever, very kind and available, even if we had a little travel problems as we missed our flight he was always very comprehensive and reachable. The appartment is the best location one could possibly find in London, only 5 minute walk away from the circle metro line, with all amenities on doorstep and all of that in the very heart of portobello. The appartment in itself is not huge but a cosy, tasteful home for any demanding person, perfectly fitted for a couple or, like us a father and his son planning a last minute trip! There was really no bad aspect, we will save the adress for any future trip in London and I recommend it strongly! A delighted french father." (submitted via Airbnb website at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/405455)
Apr 2012
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Lee Thomas

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, german, english

I've worked in the media for the past 35 years – across publishing, advertising and for the last decade or so in the film industry. I'm currently a partner in an international talent agency and also write and consult on feature film script development and international co-productions. I love the media vibe and the unique creative energy that Notting Hill has to offer (which is why I moved there 12 years ago) but now new and exciting adventures are taking me to Vienna where I will be spending most of my time – hence I have decided to share my lovely apartment with you for the foreseeable future!

Lee Thomas purchased this apartment in 2005

I love the media vibe and the unique creative energy that Notting Hill has to offer (which is why I moved there 12 years ago) but now new and exciting adventures are taking me to Vienna where I will be spending most of my time – hence I have decided to share my lovely apartment with you for the foreseeable future!

At the very hub of the Notting Hill scene, this little block alone boasts six fine restaurants and cafés, the famous 100-year-old and beautifully restored Electric Cinema and Brasserie, the Notting Hill Community Church and several of the area's trendiest clothing boutiques – all accessible without you even having to cross the road! There's also no need to leave the block to catch the brilliant 23 bus which will take you to dozens of London's top tourist attractions – including Paddington Station (with direct access to Heathrow Airport within 15 minutes), Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, The Strand, Waterloo Bridge, Fleet Street, St Paul's Cathedral, The Bank Of England and Liverpool Street Station (with direct access to Stansted Airport) and close to trendy Brick Lane and Shoreditch. So, no need to take the Tourist Sightseeing Bus – this great regular local service practically has them all on its route for you already. And just a few yards away along the street, further local buses give you direct access to Notting Hill Gate, Kensington High Street, Kensington Palace & Gardens, The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Harrods, Piccadilly Hard Rock Café, Buckingham Palace and Victoria Station (with direct access to Gatwick Airport).

All those famous landmarks easily reached without even having to venture onto the tube/subway system! But with two underground stations a short walk away – Ladbroke Grove five minutes (Zone 2) and Notting Hill Gate eight minutes (Zone 1) the whole of the capital is within easy reach. Without having to change trains from either station, the former is just 17 minutes to St Pancras International Station with direct access to Paris and Brussels (just over two hours away), and the latter a mere 8 minutes away from Oxford Circus. This apartment just couldn't be better located for everything this great city has to offer!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

TOP LOCATION IN THE HEART OF TRENDY NOTTING HILL & PORTOBELLO - SLEEPS UP TO 4!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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TOP LOCATION IN THE HEART OF TRENDY NOTTING HILL & PORTOBELLO - SLEEPS UP TO 4!
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Notting Hill Kensington & Chelsea
5

GREAT LOCATION, TREMENDOUS VALUE, EXCELLENT HOSTS

  • 5 of 5
Lee and Haydn's flat is the perfect base if you want to experience London like a local. Bang-central in the best part of Notting Hill, the flat is exactly as described in the pictures. Clean and comfortable, it's a nice home away from home compared to most cramped London hotel rooms. There are plenty of restaurants and shops within steps of your front door. If you're there on a weekend, it's fantastic to have the Portobello market just one block away. Public transport is near-by and easily accessible if you want to visit all of the usual London landmarks.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
16.2 Miles
Heathrow
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Ladbroke Grove
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
A40(M)
Nearest Beach
55.6 Miles
Brighton
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Montgomery Place
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Luna Rossa
Car: not necessary

Behind a blue door [now blue/green], and just 18 yards from the famous Travel Bookshop in Notting Hill, this modern one-bedroom apartment is at the epicenter of the trendiest location in London. With a host of great restaurants, bars, boutiques and the world renowned Portobello Market just a few steps away, this chic little home just couldn't be better located.

The restaurant below the apartment was the often-mentioned bar/restaurant in the Bridget Jones’s Diary books, where she met up with her friends to talk about her love life and other things (well, mainly just her love life). Today, it is a great family-run Italian restaurant and, formerly known as just '192' (the original sign is still below the window), it was the popular haunt of media types and many a celeb – not just the British ones, but also Hollywood megastars when they were in town.

At the very hub of the Notting Hill scene, this little block alone boasts six fine restaurants and cafés, the famous 100-year-old and beautifully restored Electric Cinema and Brasserie, the Notting Hill Community Church and several of the area's trendiest clothing boutiques – all accessible without you even having to cross the road! There's also no need to leave the block to catch the brilliant 23 bus which will take you to dozens of London's top tourist attractions – including Paddington Station (with direct access to Heathrow Airport within 15 minutes), Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, The Strand, Waterloo Bridge, Fleet Street, St Paul's Cathedral, The Bank Of England and Liverpool Street Station (with direct access to Stansted Airport) and close to trendy Brick Lane and Shoreditch. So, no need to take the Tourist Sightseeing Bus – this great regular local service practically has them all on its route for you already. And just a few yards away along the street, further local buses give you direct access to Notting Hill Gate, Kensington High Street, Kensington Palace & Gardens, The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Harrods, Piccadilly Hard Rock Café, Buckingham Palace and Victoria Station (with direct access to Gatwick Airport).

All those famous landmarks easily reached without even having to venture onto the tube/subway system! But with two underground stations a short walk away – Ladbroke Grove five minutes (Zone 2) and Notting Hill Gate eight minutes (Zone 1) the whole of the capital is within easy reach. Without having to change trains from either station, the former is just 17 minutes to St Pancras International Station with direct access to Paris and Brussels (just over two hours away), and the latter a mere 8 minutes away from Oxford Circus. This apartment just couldn't be better located for everything this great city has to offer!

Whether you're staying for a long weekend, on vacation or on business, this apartment is a fully-fitted home from home and has a quiet working/study area in the bedroom at the rear of the property which includes a pine desk and laser printer and, of course, a WiFi internet connection is freely available. The kitchen is fully-fitted with a Smeg dual-halogen hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric fan-assisted oven and washer/dryer. There is gas central heating and hot water.

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Availability & Rates

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Notting Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 27 2014 - Aug 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$270
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Notes The rates shown are for TWO ADULTS ONLY - children under the age of 18 are free but additional adults (a maximum of 2) are charged at the additional rate of $80 PER NIGHT EACH (that's £50 or €60 extra per night). There will also a cleaning fee of $80 (£50 or €60) added to the bill to cover the cleaning and laundry fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Notting Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The double bedroom is located at the rear of the property and faces east. There is also a working desk area/dressing table with a chair and a laser printer for those who need to a peaceful place to work.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • roller blading
Notes:
In spite of having all the facilities for a self-catered city break, the beauty of this apartment is it's location to some of the best restaurants in London - including the great-value family-run Italian restaurant which is directly downstairs!
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