My sister and I stayed almost a month in Enrico’s inventive flat. Enrico was a perfect host, attentive and helpful—even when he was shortly out of town. The apartment is very modern with nice, surprisingly new, well-functioning fridge, freezer, clothes washer (no dryer), gas stove, double oven, and shower (no bath). The location can’t be beat—it’s only a few stops away from Oxford Circus and easy underground distance from all the major tourist attractions. It’s in underground Zone 1 which means that your travel will be cheaper day to day. Now for some things you might want to know before booking:
-It is small. It was fine for two people but after a few weeks it began to get pretty close. Speaking at a normal volume in the bedroom, anyone can hear it easily from downstairs. The apartment is cleverly designed (Enrico did a great job) so short-term stays aren’t a problem and if you’re doing a lot of sightseeing you won’t be in the apartment much anyway, but, be aware, the place is small.
-There is no clothes dryer so after washing your clothes you’ll need to hang them on some racks (provided). There isn’t a lot of room to set up the racks and it takes a while to get the clothes dry but it’s doable with a bit of shimmying about. But it does have a washing machine so at least your clothes get clean.
-The beds are firm singles. Not uncomfortable but not plush. If you like a firm bed, they’re perfect.
-There’s really good proximity to grocery shopping. There’s a daily (except Sunday) market within a few minutes’ walk as well as a Tesco Metro and Sainsbury’s Local close by.
-The neighborhood feels safe (children playing in the streets, lots of families, etc.) and my sister and I didn’t have any safety problems. There are plenty of interesting ethnic food restaurants around since the demographic of the immediate area is mostly foreign (lots of languages spoken in the streets).
-We didn’t have any problem with noise. The apartment isn’t next to any major street and the neighbors didn’t bother our sleep at all.
I strongly recommend this apartment. Its location alone makes it a steal and if you can deal with all mentioned above you’ll love the place. Happy renting!