“Definitely coming back...” 5 of 5 stars
My family and I planned this trip to London for almost a year. There are six of us, my wife and I, and our four children age 5 to 13, so we tend to stay in vacation rentals for longer trips.
We all loved this place. It was really nice and exactly what we expected. Everything was immaculate. The kitchen is full of all kinds of dishes, utensils, and pretty much everything you need.
There are books and movies everywhere. The electronics were superb, from the LCD TVs to the Wii to the DVD player. They even had a VCR, which none of my children had ever even heard of.
The bathrooms were great. The bedrooms were great. Everything was. There are two outside patios, one on the ground level and one on the basement level (still trying to figure that out!) that were fun for meals.
Ivy was great. We were helped by the very professional Alexa who even went grocery shopping for us before we arrived. It was nice having a stocked pantry when we got there.
The location is amazing, especially if you have children. Regent's Park is literally across the street. Well, two streets technically, but less than two minutes to get there. The back of the park has the London Zoo and that is a great walk. We paddle boated in the lake and just really enjoyed the park.
Next door to the property is a pub which has good food, and next door to it is the famed 221B Baker Street where there were always people waiting to take a photograph. Down Baker Street just a bit is the Underground. You don't even have to cross a big street to get to it, just Baker.
That's about it. I would offer a couple of considerations. First, there is wireless Internet in the basement and the connection speed is good. As you go up from there, the signal gets weaker. So if someone needs a connection, I would suggest avoiding the 4th and 5th floors. Second, the property, according to my son, has 68 stairs from the basement to the top floor. I never realized how often I need to go from room to room, which in essence means walking a flight of steps. So consider this when you are assigning rooms. We put our smallest children on the top floor which may not have been the best decision. Oh, finally, if you are an American, get Kate or Alexa to go over the operation of the oven. There are instructions, but it took us awhile to figure the whole system out.
That's about it... We are planning a return trip and certainly plan to stay here again.
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