This luxury apartment is situated in a pretty gated, landscaped courtyard with a private garden in the heart of London. It is extremely central and within walking distance of the British Museum, London University and the new British Library. Public transport (busses and metro) to all parts of London is just a short walk away. A large large children's playground incorporating a small zoo (Coram Fields) is a 5 minute walk away. We are also just minutes away from the recently renovated award winng Brunswick Center which includes London's best supermarket, cafes, and boutique shops and an art cinema. This is a family owned apartment, available at reasonable rates, and is suitable for visitors who would enjoy living in the comfort of somewhere like home in central London. Please note the property is available for a minimum stay of 5 nights.
This apartment did not dissappoint in any way. The owner were so welcoming and helpful, and the standard of the flat superb. I highly recommend staying here.
The home is a duplex with an enclosed garden off the living room and a well-appointed kitchen where 6 can share a meal. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and well-designed. The living room and 3 bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated. Most of all, the home has an instantly comfortable feel. The host is very gracious and thoughtful.
The home is located on a short quiet residential street a convenient and short walk from St. Pancras Station and King's Cross Station and a few blocks' walk to Russell Square tube.
There are quite good restaurants nearby and good pubs.
The place is a gem.
My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teenagers) rented the flat earlier this month. It couldn't have been better. First, Olga was a delight in helping to work out a few details prior to the arrival. Then, even though our flight didn't allow us to get to the apartment before midnight, she was waiting for us. She'd left some food in the fridge which not only gave the kids a much-needed snack (it was only 6 pm body-clock-time), but also provided a basis for our breakfast the next morning. She'd even been kind enough to include a bottle of red wine that I'd rquested to help ease us on to bed.
The location of the flat is perfect. It's a very short walk to St. Pancras/King's Cross which was not only fabulous for the Tube connections but the second leg of our journey was going to be over to Brussels on the Eurostar which leaves out of St. Pancras.
The unit itself worked out great for everyone. The kids shared the hall bath and we had our own. The outdoor garden area was lovely.
As noted in the other reviews, groceries, laundry, pubs and restaurants all in easy walking distance. I'd highly recommend Karpo and The Harrison (Olga's suggestion). The Sunday Roast at The Harrison was a perfect wrap-up meal to our visit.
We will definitely come back if we make another family trip to London.
We loved this place! It was more than spacious enough for the four of us traveling together, and the location near St. Pancras Station and Kings Crossing made it so very convenient. The amenities are fabulous, and Olga is a very helpful and kind host, and she had a "food starter kit" ready in the refrigerator. We would most definitely stay here again.
All of the other reviews are spot-on. This is a perfect place to stay as one explores London. It's an easy walk to King's Cross Station, where all of the major lines pass. It's an easy walk to markets, restaurants on Tottenham Court Road, to the British Museum. The apartment is very nicely furnished, comfortable and cozy. The beds had the most comfortable pillows of anywhere we've ever stayed. Hot water was always in supply. The owner was very kind. She even sent my son's 10-year-old baby blanket back to us after we returned home and realized we had left it beneath the bed linens.
My only concern about writing this review is that we will have trouble booking this flat again in the future. Thank you so much for everything!!
Our family of 5 (my husband, myself and our 3 young adult children) recently stayed here for a 1 week stay in London. It was ideal. Very close to the tube and train station. It made it quite easy to take a tube ride home in the middle of the day for some down time. There are small grocers and pubs nearby as well as a wonderful patisserie. The flat is accurately described. The bathrooms are updated and showers had excellent water pressure. The kitchen was well equipped and the owner provided us with starter supplies. The owner is incredibly welcoming and we truly felt like we were staying at a friend's home. Plenty of room for us to spread out. It was clean and well maintained. Everything was in working order. The garden looked charming. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate and we were not able to enjoy it. I would recommend this flat without hesitation and would certainly stay there again should I ever be fortunate enough to return to London.
The flat is in Bloomsbury, within walking distance of the British Museum, galleries and exhibition centers. The area was populated by artists and writers, e.g. Hogarth, Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf, and retains many of the buildings of the period. There is now an interesting mix of commercial and residential life with garden squares and parks, restaurants and health food shops. Saddlers Wells, RADA, and other theatres are very nearby.
The flat is excellently located for public transport. It is 5 minutes walk to Kings Cross station (trains to Scotland), St Pancreas (Eurostar) and Euston. The nearest tube stations are King's Cross, Russell Square and Euston. Bus stops are within 3 minutes walk, from where buses take you to all parts of London.
Other Activities: Museums/galleries, sight-seeing, restaurants and shopping