James and Charlene

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Apartment, 2 Bedrooms +Sofa bed + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

A beautiful and generously sized duplex maisonette with a large private south facing terrace in the heart of Fitzrovia, Central London.The street is free of any traffic allowing our guests to enjoy a quiet relaxing stay in the middle of London!

Arranged over the second and top floors of a well maintained Victorian building in the heart of fashionable Fitzrovia, this beautiful large two bedroom maisonette offers bright, modern interiors/whilst keeping its period charm and has a superb south facing private roof terrace.

The property comprises reception room with ample dining space and contemporary open-plan kitchen,with divine corian worktops, two good-sized double bedrooms and bathroom suite with separate walk-in shower and separate bath with additional hand held shower.Please see our floor plan.

The flat comes fully equipped to make your stay in Central London most enjoyable. No corners are cut on towels or linens/and there are plenty spare for those who don't wish to wash and dry on holiday.

Apartment Features: We're happy to arrange our cleaner to come in if this is requested.

The living room has a flat LCD TV and DVD player with a selection of DVD's to watch during your stay. .A WI game console is also provided.

The flat was fully refurbished less than three years ago and features solid oak flooring throughout, provencial stonework in the bathroom and integrated kitchen appliances.There's a dishwasher/fridge/freezer,ceramic glass hob and plenty of pots and pans for those wishing to cook meals at home. A water filter is also supplied.There's a filter coffee maker, a French Press and an espresso machine. There's an excellent choice of shops that sell fresh ground coffee.

We Just added a new sofa bed.

Our lovely terrace has plenty of room for outdoor dining(London weather permitting...) and also has a barbecue.The terrace is such a wonderful place to relax after a day out in London.

The kitchen has all mod cons and also a selection of cookery books should you wish to experiment at home.

There's a selection of grocery shops within a five minute walk of the flat, Sainsbury's, Marks and Spencer, Tesco and Waitrose will have all you need for your stay.

There's the independent Villandry on Great Portland St for the more special culinary treat...and also the simply fantastic La Fromagerie for cheese.This is one of the best cheese shops in London.

The bathroom has very good water pressure and constant hot water ,so there will be no worries for larger groups staying at the flat.The flat benefits from independent central heating for the somewhat cold British winters.

Both bedrooms have wardrobes with hanging space and suitcases can easily be put to the side of these.

Cleveland Street is home to a number of local shops, cafe's and restaurants and is well positioned close to Charlotte Street and Oxford Street.

Fitzrovia is a neighbourhood in central London, near London's West End lying partly in the London Borough of Camden (in the east) and partly in the City of Westminster (in the west); and situated between Marylebone and Bloomsbury and north of Soho.

More about Fitzrovia: This historically bohemian area was once home to such writers as Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw and Arthur Rimbaud, Bob Dylan played one of his first shows just down the road.

A few minutes away is Fitzroy Sq...a piece of Georgian design that has aged beautifully.A few more blocks away and one can view the architecture of Nash and his row of terrace houses near Regents Park.

For those traveling with young children a visit to Pollocks Toy Museum on nearby Whitfield St will be sure to delight them.The perfect place to pick up gifts for those back home! I have to admit even I go in there and I'm always in awe of the treasures of childhoods past that they have on display.Next door is their theatre print shop...again...well worth a visit. Whilst on the subject of theatre there's the Theatre Bookshop on Conway St with its numerous books on all theatre related matters.

The number of restaurants on nearby Charlotte St really is amazing.There's something to cater to every taste and budget! We can assure you that you'll love this street.This street is less than 5 minutes from the flat.

The London Zoo is nearby and this should delight all ages.

The nearby shopping on Oxford St will be a real treat for people who love to shop until they drop. From high end shops to the two very large budget Primarks,one will find something to take back home with them. After a morning strolling aroud the West End a special treat of a full English Afternnoon Tea will sure to become a special memory of your time in London. Yes, it can be somewhat expensive but it should be something that should be tried if you have the time and budget. The Ritz is by far the best in London.The Savoy, The Dorchester,Browns, and Clariddge's are all expensive but worth it.The National Portrait Gallery,The Wallace Collection and the Langham are more affordable and equally as good. Fortnum and Mason on nearby Picacadilly is also worth it. Their food hall is amazing/and even if you don't have time for the full Afternoon Tea you could buy some tea to take back with you. The tin cans are simply stunning in design.A great gift for those back home.

Best Of Fitzrovia -some of the best dining places are only moments from our flat


Da Paolo


Salt Yard




Charlotte Street Hotel

Elenas L'etoile

Pied a terre


Chez Gerrard




The Agra

The Gaylord

Palms of Goa





Scandinavian Kitchen


Pizza Express

Spaghetti House


pubs PUBS

Yorkshire Grey

Fitzroy Tavern

The Lukin


Smugglers Tavern

The Northumberland Arms

Grafton Arms

Carpenters Arms

The Hope

The Newmans Arms

Duke of York

Green Man

The Blue Posts

The Champion

Marquis of Granby

The Black Horse

Charlotte Street Blues

The Crown and Sceptre

The King and Queen



The Slug and Lettuce

The Wheatsheaf

bars BARS

Bourne and Hollingsworth



Crazy Bear

The Eagle Bar Diner

The Social


Sanderson Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel

The Heights

The Paramount Centrepoint


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
James and Charlene-Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your wonderful apartment! We loved every minute and look forward to future visits.Thanks again!

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Dec 2013
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James and Charlene

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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2 Bed Victorian split level in Fitzrovia//Oxford St/Terrace/ From £150- £180
average rating of 4.6 based on 45 reviews
2 Bed Victorian split level in Fitzrovia//Oxford St/Terrace/ From £150- £180
+44 7884060676
Westminster & West End London


  • 3 of 5
We stayed here for six days. The flat is in a great location, spacious and light. 15 minute walk to the West End, two tube stations nearby, Fitzroy Square is lovely, and the shops and restaurants on Tottenham Court Road are a few minutes away. The flat is very quiet, though with the windows open it might be less so. However, the street is quiet, so it would probably be OK. The bed is comfortable, there is lots of hot water - though the tub is very slippery. A rubber bath mat would be a good idea.
A major consideration is the stairs. There are more than forty very steep and narrow stairs from street level to the top floor of the flat: two flights up to the front door of the flat, then two flights up to the bedroom level, then two more up to the kitchen/sitting/terrace level. Not for the faint hearted or the weak-kneed!
When we arrived the flat was not very clean and well maintained. I contacted Charlene and she sent someone over the next day who spent most of the day cleaning and fixing. I was pleased with her quick response, but would have preferred the place to be in good shape when we arrived. There was no working phone, though I had been told that there was one. Charlene tried to get it fixed while we were there, but nothing happened.
The wardrobes and chests were full of the owners' stuff, so there was nowhere to unpack.
This being said, it is a nice flat and a great location. With just a bit more attention to detail and cleanliness (like cleaning the white couch and having enough matching dishes), this would be a wonderful place to stay.
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to hear that that you didn't find the flat to be in tip top shape upon arrival.We always ask our guests to contact asap if there's something that needs doing. Our regular cleaner was away and we used an agency one/and I'm very disappointed to hear that it wasn't up to scratch.I've taken this up with agency.I'm pleased that our handyman was able to fix everything for you.The phone is provided by Virgin Media and there were technical issues with the cable at street level. This had an impact on the entire street and not just our flat..The amount of stairs is standard for a Victorian conversion of that size and hopefully the size of the flat and the fact that it's on two levels rather than just one floor gave a feeling of space and more privacy for your family as I feel it's better to have an upstairs and a downstairs rather than being just on one floor. I'm pleased you enjoyed Fitzrovia and its shops and restaurants. Best Wishes Charlene and James
2 Bed Victorian split level in Fitzrovia//Oxford St/Terrace/ From £150- £180
+44 7884060676
Westminster & West End London
Vancouver, British Columbia


  • 5 of 5
We love this apartment! The proximity to everything (Tube, restaurants, groceries, shopping, and etc.) is a big bonus to us. The apartment has everything we need for our 4 nights stay in London. The email communication with the owners, James and Charlene are prompt and easy. The greeter Helen is very helpful and provided us a lot of useful info. We got our deposit back the very next day. :-) Thanks James and Charlene for letting us stay in your wonderful place. We will stay here on our next trip to London for sure!
  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thak you so much for your kind words. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Best Wishes
Charlene and James
2 Bed Victorian split level in Fitzrovia//Oxford St/Terrace/ From £150- £180
+44 7884060676
Westminster & West End London


  • 4 of 5
Our stay at the Fitz was great. It was a great location. The place is spacious and easy to find even with all the stairs and narrow passage. Off the main area and away from car traffic is great. I would have given this stay a 5 star if a few things were improved.
1. It would be very helpful to leaving direction on how the oven works. It also would have been helpful in labeling the important switches in the flat to save LOTS of time. Took a while to know what switch went with the oven.
2. Having a working phone in the flat as stated would have been great since we are from the states and have no telephone with us. Was told one was working buy could not get a dial tone.
3. The flat has no working fan and on a warm day/evening it would be nice to have air movement that doesn't involve leaving the windows open. Both fans made horrible noises. The windows are awesome at keep the sound out and makes it hard to sleep at night hearing the noise with them open.
4. We have got spoiled having soap left in the houses we stay at. There was no shower or bathroom washing soap. Every place we have stayed at either has a body wash or travel soaps you can get for a few pennies.
5. Putting a flat sheet on the bed would have been nice but we found some in the flat after a search for the right size.
As you see these minor things that would NOT have kept you from enjoying the place just require thought to either figure out or adjustment.
Thanks Helen for meeting us early to drop our bags off. It was a great help.
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments about your stay in our Fitzrovia flat.We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the location and found the lack of traffic noise a huge plus.This street in Central London is almost free of any traffic noise so our guests can really enjoy some peace and quiet.I've have done some oven instructions and left them in our guidebook..That needed to be done.There was an issue with the cable company that provides the phone service.Thankfully it didn't have any impact on the internet ot TV. James and I have now put a pay as you go mobile phone in the flat just in case this happens in the future.There was body wash and soap in the small cabinet in the bathroom.This is something that we always provide and spare ones are also kept under the kitchen sink.There are plenty of spare linens and I'm pleased you found additional sheets.I know it's standard to have flat sheets in North America but not so much here in the UK.However, we do take this point on board.We purchased some new fans as you were correct about the old ones making abit of noise. We do hope you will stay in the flat again when you return to London and thank you for again for your comments as it's how we learn to improve things for our guests. Best Wishes Charlene and James
2 Bed Victorian split level in Fitzrovia//Oxford St/Terrace/ From £150- £180
+44 7884060676
Westminster & West End London


  • 5 of 5
Myself and 3 friends stayed here for a long weekend on my way from Dublin back to Melbourne and everything about it was fantastic from the ease of dealing with Charlene and James to the central location to the absolute comfort of it all. I've been to London many times and stayed in many locations but in future when I go, this is where I'll be staying. Cannot recommend it enough, thank you Charlene and James!
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind comments about the flat and its location.We're pleased you had such a good time.

Best Wishes
James and Charlene
2 Bed Victorian split level in Fitzrovia//Oxford St/Terrace/ From £150- £180
+44 7884060676
Westminster & West End London
Ewa Beach Hawaii USA


  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying in the charming and spacious flat in Fitzrovia. The accommodations were perfect for our family of 5 adults. Initially we thought that having only 1 bathroom would pose a problem, but in the end, everything worked out fine. The 2 separate bedrooms allow ample privacy, and the sofa bed in the living room creates another sleeping area. The open kitchen is well equipped and cooking in the flat helps with budgeting. The photos and description of the flat are very accurate and depict what you receive. The apartment is well maintained, and communication with the owners, before, during and after our stay were excellent. Loved the high speed Wi-fi that kept us connected back home.

The flat is situated near two Underground stations that allow easy access to all of London. The Great Portland station and the Warren Street station are each an easy 5 minute walk from the flat and navigating the Tube is a snap. There are several grocery stores nearby. Our favorites were the Tesco Express by the Great Portland station and the Sainsbury, near the Warren Street station.

We highly recommend this apartment in London, and if you are considering staying there, we know that you will enjoy it. We look forward to staying there again in the future. Thank you James, Charlene and Helen for your hospitality. Cheers and Aloha!
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your second stay in Fitzrovia.James and I will be delighted to welcome you back for a third.

Best Wishes
Charlene and James
2 Bed Victorian split level in Fitzrovia//Oxford St/Terrace/ From £150- £180
+44 7884060676
Westminster & West End London
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay at this flat in London. The set up is ideal if you are travelling with children although not toddlers as the stairs between levels may be a source of worry. We never expected to have this much space in the heart of London. We were only a short tube ride away from just about everything in London. We enjoyed the local restaurants but it was great to have our own kitchen. My only recommendation to the owner would be to review your kitchen inventory. It does need a bit of updating if a person is doing a lot of cooking during their stay. I highly recommend this flat.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Warren Street Tube
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
so many to choose from!
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Many fantastic restaurants minutes away!
Car: not necessary

Situated in Central London ,a few minutes walk to Oxford Steet. There are so many attractions close by that public transport or a car won't be necessary! However, if you do wish to travel outside of the West End ,our flat is within a 5 minute walk of three tube stations. The area is very safe and has very little traffic!

Fitzrovia has a village feel to it.It's a very charming area of Central London.There are plenty of independent shops and restaurants as well as numerous art galleries.


Regent Park: 5 min

Marylebone High St: 10 min

British Museum: 15 min

Covent Garden: 15 min

Oxford Street: 15 min

Russell Square: 15 min

Leicester Square: 20 min

Trafalgar Square: 25 min

Camden Market: 25 min


Great Portland street: (5 min) -Hammersmith and City Line - Pink

Warren Street (5 Minutes) Northern Line and Victoria Line


Route 14: Charring Cross, Trafalgar Sq, Piccadilly, Green Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Harrods'

Route 24: Camden Market , Leicester Sq, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Sq, Buckingham Palace, Victoria station

Route 27 : Marylebone Rd, Regent Park, Baker St, Paddington station, Notting Hill Gate

Route 29 : Camden Market, Leicester Sq, Trafalgar Sq

Route 30 : Angel, King's Cross, Marylebone, Baker St, Oxford St, Marble Arch

Route 31 : Camden Market

Route 73 : King's Cross (Eurostar), Oxford St, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Victoria Station

Route 88 : Oxford Circus, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Sq, Westminster Abbey, Tate Gallery

Fitzrovia is home to several traditional English pubs. We suggest that you have at least one drink in one.If you're staying on a Sunday, a pub Sunday Roast with all the trimmings is a great way to spend an afternoon.Most pubs have lovely outside space,so for those coming to London in the summer months this is a must.We have a selection of good pubs in our guidebook.

Art is the word in Fitzrovia. There are numerous Art Galleries in the area. The owners are friendly and don't mind people popping in for a look.

Escape the pressure of everyday life as you loosen up within one of London’s finest spas, Spa illuminata. It has been said to give out one of the best massages that you could possibly imagine. Apart from that, it does not give an all female vibe, as it has been a place for the secret male spa-goer. One of the best treatments that it offers is the Decleor Harmonie facial, with scalp, hand and head massage. Spa Illuminata is located in Mayfair.This is about 10 minutes from the flat..

Berkeley Spa would surely help you unwind from the stress of the city as it lets you unwind with certain therapies such as facials and calming massages. Clients swear the results such as soft and rejuvenated skin afterwards a treatment. The Berkeley Spa is located near Hyde Park.15 min from the flat.

If you're coming to London with some of your closest girlfriends then a vist to the women's only Sanctuary in nearby Covent Garden is a great day to spend a full day or early evening.This is 7 minutes from the flat.

For those wishing to keep fit whilst on holiday one will find that walking around Central London should do the trick.However, a number of gyms now offer daily memberships at a good rate.Good Vibes is an excellent yoga/spinning studio located 5 minutes from the flat.A run in Regent's Park is also a lovely way of getting some fresh air.

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Westminster & West End Apartment Rental Rates

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Jun 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
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Dec 31 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
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£180.00 per night.;
£1200 per week (7 night stay).;
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Westminster & West End Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Heating
  • Floorboards
  • Intercom System
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • There's both a lovely walk in shower and a seperate bathtub that also has a hand held shower. Bath foam and soap is provided.A large heated towel rail will ensure warm towels during the winter months.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • New double sofa bed in the living room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • disco club
  • bowling center
  • photography
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • roller blading
  • equestrian events
  • cycling
Cable/Satellite TV: Virgin Media with over 60 channels. Video Library: a selection of dvd's are available for our guests to view. Video Game Console: Wi with a selection of games. Music Library: a selection of cd's are available for our guests. Full Kitchen: all mods cons,everything is top notch and it will be a delight for our guests to cook here!
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