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West End Studio London Covent Garden from £95.00 per night

James and Charlene

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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West End Studio London Covent Garden from £95.00 per night

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Westminster & West End Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, Double bed ,bathroom, sleeps 2-3

A charming, spacious studio flat in a beautiful Victorian mansion block in the heart of London's West End.

Our flat is literally within walking distance of so many attractions.Our guests will find restaurants ,shopping,cafes, theatres,galleries...and of course books all within a few minutes walk.

This is the perfect location for those wishing to be right in the Heart of London, wishing to explore the entire West End.Its location is excellent for transport allowing direct links to other London landmarks.The flat is in a higly convient location for those coming via Eurostar, Heathrow,Gatwick or nearby Train Stations.

...fully equipped with all mod cons to allow our guests the choice to stay in and watch a film and prepare your own meals or to just relax and read a book.

The flat is very cozy and warm in the winter months and cool during the summer. There is double glazing.

The sleeping arrangement is a Large Double Size bed(sleeps 2) and a comfortable high quality aero-bed..which is very comfortable!The air bed is suitable for an adult. We provide plenty of linens and towels.

The Flat: The flat is situated on the fourth floor of a period 1890's Victorian mansion block. The building is very secure allowing our guests an excellent location in the centre of London.

Our spacious studio flat has everything one should need to make their stay comfortable. The bed is a large double(sleeps 2)and a very comfortable air bed for those travelling with a child or suitable for another adult.

The kitchen is fully equipped from a coffee maker(French Press) to that ever necessary corkscrew! A full set of dinner plates,pot and pans are provided to make dining in a pleasure not a chore. However, with so many good affordable cafes and restaurants on the doorstep many of our guests choose to eat out.A microwave is also provided.

There is a washing machine/dryer.We also provide a steam iron and board.

The flat has lovely high ceilings giving a feeling of space.

It has excellent heating for those cold winter months and is cool during the summer.

There is a built in wardrobe and plenty of space to put suitcases out of sight.

There is a very fast Wi Fi connection for those wishing to keep up to date with their emails .A wide choice of TV channels are available.

A full length mirror/hairdryer is provided for those preparing for an evening out.

The Area: I work at the start of Charing Cross Road(other end) so I know this street very well.Our guests will have so many choices as to where to eat ,where to shop and what to see. The choice really is amazing! The flat is is a five minute walk into Covent Garden so perfect for those attending the numerous shows on offer in London.The original half price ticket booth which offers last minute daily deal on West End Shows is a 5 minute walk away. The best deals go on sale at 11am. The same is true for most opera and ballet productions. If you pop into either Box Office at the English National Opera or the Royal Opera House, they often have returned tickets avail for a better price.This is not always the case for very popular productions though.It's worth a trying.

I really can't say anything bad about this area as I know it so well.

There will probably be no need to take taxis as one can walk to most places from here!

Top Tips: During your stay...take a trip to the top floor of Centre door to Shaldon Mansions.Order a glass of wine and enjoy one of the best views over Central London.

A visit to the Pollocks Toy Museum in nearby Fitzrovia will be sure to delight all ages and the chance to pick up a trinket for those back home.

The nearby London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is a great day out

A visit to nearby Cecil Court PLEASE...I love this street.It's a perfect example of a Victorian shopping alley...just lovely to look at.The other Victorian covered arcade is the more upmarket Burlington Arcade...also worth a visit after seeing an exhibition at the RA.

We also provide a card allowing free entry into the Royal Academy for up to four people.

Our fave restaurants in the area are hands down...J Skeekey just off of St Martins Lane...and YMing in Soho!!! The area is seeing alot of development with new shops and restaurants opening what seems on a weekly basis. The area behind Shaldon Mansions used to be an old government building which has been replaced by an ultra modern development with shops and restaurants. The new branch of Jamie Oliver Union Jacks restaurant is a worth a visit. You'll also find a steak place,weekend British Food Market,Byron Hamburgers,Zilli etc.There are plans for more independent places to open up as well.The development is free of traffic so that's quite nice. There's a sweet little cafe that is open very late...I found this out when checking in a guest after midnight! They serve excellent food,coffee and fresh juices.The name is Apricot...and the decore does seem somewhat orange in shade,but it's a great place with really good snacks! Fancy dining where Oscar Wilde did...then may I suggest luch or dinner at Kettners. The cocktails are divine. The French House is nearby Soho was a second home to many artists and writers. You can sit where Francis Bacon did. The place is packed during the evenings,so it's always best to go at 3pmish.On nearby Greek St one will find the most delightful French Pattisserie ,Maison Bertaux.The cute liitle tables outside make the perfect place to have coffee or a pot of tea. The choice of freshly baked delights(made on the premises)is sweet heaven!

The flat will suit those wishing to visit for London on a short break or even one month.Please ask about our rates for longer stays.


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James and Charlene (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 5, 2015

About James and Charlene

I was born in Canada but have spend the last 20 (plus!) years living in London.I work part time in an Arts Library and co own one of London's independent record shops.I've owned the shop for 16 years.I live in Covent Garden and love the West End!

James and Charlene purchased this studio in 2004

Why James and Charlene chose Westminster & West End

I bought this property as I've always wanted one on Charing Cross Road.

What makes this studio unique

The location is wonderful and our guests enjoy the period charm of the building.It's always nice to take the cute little lift to the fourth floor. The outlook from the flat over the rooftops of the West End is divine. The location is amazing. You really are in the center of it all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Charlene and James-This is a very good place to be ! We would love to come back.Thank you very much.

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Feb 2015
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West End Studio London Covent Garden from £95.00 per night
average rating of 4.243243 based on 44 reviews
Los Angeles, CA

Wonderful location in London!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this flat for 3 nights and felt like it was the perfect location to explore London! We were very close to a couple underground and bus stops and there were plenty of restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars all within walking distance. Plus, if you want to see a show, you have many theatres to choose from all within a couple blocks! We were able to drop our luggage off before the official check-in time, which we really appreciated. Charlene and James had a greeter meet us at the flat to show us around and give us the keys and she was lovely and available to answer any questions during our stay. I was so impressed with how quickly they responded to my questions throughout the booking process. I would definitely stay here again-- the only thing that took some getting used to was how small and cramped the shower was. Other than that, we were perfectly comfortable and loved every minute of staying in this flat during our trip. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

The location of the studio is excellent.

  • 3 of 5

The studio had all equipment /amenities well laid out. There were some areas of cleanliness needing attention and shower curtain needs repair. Customer service was fine. The location is wonderful and makes London access easy.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments.I'm pleased you enjoyed your time in London and found the location to be very good. Thank you for pointing out the issue with the shower curtain.I've adjusted the spring on it. Best Charlene

Not so great except for the location

  • 1 of 5

We stayed at this flat for 3 nights last week and for sure the location is great! I do have issues with 2 majors aspects: the cleanliness of the flat and the misinformation provided on this web site by the owner.

First of all, the place is not clean and is in need of a lot of love. Between the dirty dishes, the amount of dust behind the bed, the stained curtains, the disgusting bed skirt, the tired bed linen, the finger prints on the microwave, the dirt on the glass corners of the windows, the mold in the shower, well, the place is gross. We seriously considered moving out right away but knowing that we would lose the payment, we decided to just spend as little time in the flat as possible.

About the misinformation, main thing is this is NOT a king size bed. Even for UK standard, it is not. We had just moved from a hotel room where we had a UK king size bed so we know what they are supposed to be like. Also, why advertise that you can get passes to places when it is not true. I asked about the Tate passes and got a mumbling response and then my request was ignored. Just remove it from the site please. Finally, there is absolutely no space to put suitcases out of sight, never mind to put away any of your belongings. You have to live in your suitcase and with 2 people, it takes a good chuck of the space available.

All in all, good location, Charlene is very easy to deal with but I will not come back due to issue stated above.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments-I'm disappointed to read that you had some issues with the flat. It was myself that checked you in and and gave you an early check in at no extra charge. I'm really easy to deal with so if you had any concerns at the time of check in or during your stay you should have contacted James or myself.I did put the Tate pass through the letterbox as I said I would.I should have put it in an envelope to make it more clear to what it was as it was still on the floor when you left the flat.I had a word with the cleaner and she assures me the place was cleaned to a very acceptable standard.However, I did check out the bed skirt and I did find some dust on it/but it wasn't what I would describe as dirty at all.I'll remind the cleaner in future that needs to be checked.The shower doesn't have mold but will ask the handyman from the building to put more white cocking on it.I've been through the kitchen and have thrown out 2 dishes that had chips on them/but no dirt.I agree with your comment about the stain on the curtains so thank you for pointing that out.There is a space in the closet for suitcases and under the bed there's an empty drawer for more storage.Now...the question of the bed size.It's not an North American King/but it is a UK King but will amend it to a Queen on the description so people don't have false expectations of its size. It's new bed and hopefully it was comfortable despite lacking in a few inches.I really do go out of my way to provide guests with a comfortable, clean and affordable flat in Central London and I'm sorry this wasn't your experience this time. Best Wishes Charlene and James

Great flat in a incredible location

  • 5 of 5

The flat is in a great location minutes from the West End and transport links on the Northern and Central Line.

Great for me and my partner we had two night in the flat for a weekend away to London and thought it was perfect for what we needed.

The flat has a lovely kitchen and and plenty of storage for our things.

And there was lots of great info packs in the flat for the local restaurants and shows which helped us out as we were new to London.

Next time we are down we will stay again

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. James and myself are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.I try to get the information folder up to date with current things to do in the West End. Best Wishes Charlene and James Charlene and James
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

3rd time and loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was my 3rd time staying here! Wonderful owners! Terrific location =close to theaters, Covent Garden, Leiscester Square, Picadilly, Trafalgar and National/Portrait Galleries. Lots of restaurants and pubs to choose from. Very efficient apartment with everything one needs. Cannot say enough good things about it! I plan to stay here again in 2015.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We'll see you next year.We're so very pleased you want to stay here on your annual trip to London. Best Wishes James and Charlene
Roberts Creek, B.C., Canada

A Terrific Location - Short Stroll To Oxford, Transpotation (to everywhere) In The Heart Of Soho!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I spent the month of September in this marvelous little flat, so conveniently located in Soho, that we used as our "home base" from which to explore London on this return visit to the city. The booking process with Charlene & James was very easy, questions were answered quickly and the owners had a representative meet us on arrival, providing 2 sets of keys, and took the time to explain the operation of items, including the washer/dryer, rubbish disposal, elevator, etc. The flat was neat & tidy, offering such items as laundry & dish washing & liquid hand soaps, toilet paper, dishes for two plus everything needed to prepare meals including pots, pans, spatulas, food storage containers, kettle, toaster (and the all important corkscrew & wine glasses!), a space-efficient kitchen with good-sized fridge, 4 burner gas cook top and oven, combination washer/dryer, collapsible clothes rack (for drying clothes while we were out exploring the sights), free wifi, television with large number of channels, loads of towels and bed linens, a book shelf loaded with up-to-date London guides (we had brought some of our own as well, but we purchased another local map on arrival for GBP 3.50 as we had worn our old one when we visited in 2012!) - basically everything we needed for a carefree vacation. The best part of this 5th floor flat though was the location, being so very central to buses, tube stations, grocery shops, retail shopping, restaurants, theatres, pubs (lots & lots of pubs) and more. Located on Charing Cross Rd, this flat is just a short stroll to Oxford Street, the British Museum, Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery and Portrait Gallery, Covent Garden, Neal's Yard, Little Venice, etc., etc. and as we "returned home" to the flat each afternoon/evening, we appreciated more and more the superior location of this vacation rental! The included telephone in the flat was really appreciated by us (WE NEVER BRING OUR CELL PHONE WHEN WE HOLIDAY) and 'allowed us to book theatre tickets, restaurant reservations as well as make FREE CALLS TO FAMILY BACK HOME IN CANADA. We estimated the living area of the flat to be about 350 square feet in size and with the hanging closet, shelving, bedside dresser, entrance foyer, etc., it provided us very comfortable accommodations for our stay (plus the open floor plan, 3 big windows and over-height ceilings provided a bright/airy interior environment) You can't go wrong with this London vacation rental!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you loved the flat and its Central London location.We hope to welcome you back at on your next trip to London.We do try to supply all that is needed for a comfortable stay. Best Wishes Charlene and James


Car: not necessary

Located on Charing Cross Road, next to both Soho and Covent Garden. The nearest underground station is Tottenham Court Road, a 2 minute walk away.

Our spacious, bright ,south facing studio is walking distance to the many tourist attractions of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, theatres, Covent Garden, the National Portrait Gallery, Chinatown, shopping on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.

The flat is opposite Foyles Books ,which is a must visit. You'll still find numerous bookshops on Charing Cross Road.84 CHX still exists/no longer a bookshop though

A vast choice of restaurants are in this area and Charing Cross Road has numerous coffee shops...The British Museum is a 5 minute walk and a further 10 minutes will get you into the heart of Bloomsbury or Fitzrovia.

For music lovers London's 'Tin Pan Alley' is on the next street. Denmark St is a treasure trove for those wishing to buy anything from a guitar pick to a violin

This is one of the best locations to stay in Central London.


Covent Garden & Leicester Sq: 5 min

Oxford street: 4 min

Russel Sq & British Museum: 5-10 min

Trafalgar Square: 5 min

Buckingham Palace: 20 min

Soho: 3 min


Leicester Square (4 min) - Piccadilly Line - Blue , Northern Line - Black


Route 14: Charring Cross, Trafalgar sq, Piccadilly, Green Park station Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Harrod's, Fulham

Route 19 : Angel, Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Sloane Square, Chelsea

Route 38 : Angel, Holborn, Piccadilly, Buckingham, Victoria Station

Picnic in a London Park....Our flat is within walking distance from some lovely public parks and gardens. The best one being St James which is about a 10 minute walk away from the flat. However, there are numerous Garden Squares in Bloomsbury that are lovely to relax in on a Summer or Spring day. There's a great hidden garden oasis just behind Shaldon Mansions. St Giles public garden is beautiful all year round and very quiet.This is a lovely place to relax in.

The nearby shopping on Oxford St and Charing Cross Road 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 ar simply stunning in design.A great gift for those back home.You will find that a few of the hotels near the British Museum also offer Afternoon Tea/but the ones listed above are far better.One exception is Bea's of Bloomsbury which is well worth a visit.


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Westminster & West End Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
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  • Fireplace
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  • Floorboards
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
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  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
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  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
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  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
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  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
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  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • good water pressure/constant hot water/sash full length window/good natural light,sink,heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • double bed/duvet/four pillows/all very good quality
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
All inclusive price. There are no additional charges. WI FI and the cleaning fee is included.

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