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Superb Highbury apartment in historic building, close to tube, free broadband

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Friendly helpful owners, great neighbourhood, two bedrooms, separate shower

The great thing about this superb apartment is its location. Built in 1774, it is adjacent to the buzz of one of London’s “destination streets” (Upper Street), one minute from the underground (Victoria line), and on Highbury Fields, which London's colourful mayor, Boris Johnson calls 'the jewel of our borough, positively bursting with artistic and cultural delights' and where he plans to make good his new year's resolution to lose a stone. The apartment's proximity to the underground and its excellent connections, makes it the perfect place to come home to. Part of an historic Grade II listed terraced house, it has recently (February 2010) been completely re-decorated, and is modernised to a high standard. Our guests frequently comment on its attractive “feel” and many make return visits.

We are very happy to arrange a taxi from the airport if required.

Please note this is a non-smoking apartment.

The property consists of:: One double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with 100 percent cotton sheets and wool blankets; living room with colour tv, freeview digital channels, DVD player, VHS, hi fi, sofa and sofa bed with duvet (sleeps two); modern kitchen fully equipped with washing machine, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker and gas hob, extractor hood, microwave, coffee machine and toaster, bathroom with separate shower.

More Details

Warren Price
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments from our guests: 'What a wonderful apartment. So close to the tube, excellent outlook, well equipped and such great taste. Thanks so much for the wine, flowers and welcome card. It was a thoughtful touch. We loved our short time here and hope to be back soon.' June 2007

'You came highly recommended from family and we can see why. A bright, clean flat that welcomed us 'home' each night. It was great to spread out and have our own space. Thank you for the welcome package.' June 2007

'We feel like at home! The flat is lovely.' September 2007

'Thank you for the wonderful welcome card and most enjoyable wine. Had a great time visiting London. It was made even better by this lovely flat and all your hospitality.' August 2007

'Thank you for sharing your lovely flat. It is wonderful.' August 2007
Nov 2007
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Highbury East Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • The bathroom has a tub and a separate shower cubicle
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin. A collapsible travel cot is also available for very young children. There is a sofa bed in the living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a fast, free, broadband wifi connection available in the flat. The apartment, which is light and airy, is on the third floor (no lift or elevator). A sofa bed in the living room sleeps two. Downstairs there is indoor space to store bicycles (at your own risk). The apartment has a DVD player and Free view multi-channel digital TV. Tennis rackets can be borrowed if required. There are two hairdryers.


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Superb Highbury apartment in historic building, close to tube, free broadband
average rating of 4.652174 based on 47 reviews

Fantastic London Flat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at this fun flat in the Islington neighborhood. Our children loved the twin beds in their room and we loved the charm of the apartment, which included pretty (non-working) fireplaces in the rooms and a cute but very functional kitchen. The building is historical -- very cool "Old London" looking and it overlooks a park on one side and the (surprisingly quiet) Overground train track on the other. You're very close to the train station and bus lines, plus lots of great restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. We're city people so the city noise was "normal" for us but might bother someone unused to that. We loved the top floor views, but should note that there are lots of steep steps up, which would be difficult for people with babies or injuries. Also of note: Laundry in the apartment, including a brand new clothes dryer! Very handy and nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to do your review. It is much appreciated. We are also very glad that you had a good time!
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Spacious flat with easy access to tube

  • 4 of 5

The owners were wonderful. Kind and generous with information about the area.

The flat is very popular and has been consistently booked for many years. It mght be time now now for a minor brush up. We wouldn’t have chosen the flat for a two week stay if we had known that there was no working freezer space for frozen vegetables, or a working dryer for our washed clothes. We expect some noise when we stay in a large, vibrant city. Islington has superb public transportation with overground, as well as underground trains. Be aware, however, that the trains run late at night and the rails are very close to the flat.

We were aware of the comments made about the steep and narrow last section of stairs. We adjusted by bringing very small suitcases to make our lives easier. Having minimal clothing with us shouldn’t have been a problem as there was supposed to be a working dryer for our clothes.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We very much enjoyed meeting you both and especially running into you in our local Italian restaurant! Apologies for the non-working freezer. This is due to be replaced very shortly. This property has never had a tumble dryer and to the best of our knowledge has never been advertised as having one. The last flight of stairs are smaller and narrower than the rest - a consequence of this being a converted Georgian building, originally built in 1774! The overground / underground station is approximately one minute from the flat which of course means that the tracks are also close to the house. The vast majority of the trains however, are electric and quiet which generally guests get used to very quickly. Again great to see you during your stay and hear about your time in London.
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Loved it. Great for families.

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six, with four young boys. Absolutely loved 2 Highbury. With the park and metro station within 100 meters it was super convenient. The restaurants and grocery storre are also just around the corner, less than 5 mins walk. Sally and Nigel were so pleasant and accommodating. Great experience. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, convenient food and gluten free options

  • 5 of 5

This flat is almost within sight of the Highbury-Islington station. The Victoria line is fast and goes to a lot of good locations. We really liked how convenient it was to get into and around town. If you're from outside the UK, look into getting a Visitor Oyster card before you arrive.

There are two small markets within sight of the station (Tesco & Waitrose) and another very close by (Sainsbury), so food shopping is super easy. You can shop one day at a time without having to carry food super far. There are definitely a lot of steps, so this is probably a good thing.

If you need gluten free options, this is a great part of London. There are multiple gluten free bakeries (Beyond Bread and Artisan Gluten Free) a short walk down the street and a nice restaurant (Niche) not too far away in Angel. The Tesco had lots of GF options and they are good about explicit labeling. They had refrigerated GF Pizza Express personal pizza in stock for part of our stay. There's also a Pizza Express in Angel.

Finally, the hosts are incredibly gracious. They were very helpful and super nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great highbury flat

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Highbury flat. We love this flat. It is ideally located , very near the tube and shops and restaurants. Nigel is a very attentive host and is very helpful. We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

The place was very clean and comfortable. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The best part was the superb location. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M1 junction 1
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located in fashionable Islington, home to award-winning restaurants, fashion and food shops, this attractive apartment is on the top (third) floor of an 18th century Georgian townhouse. Less than a minute from the tube (Victoria line) it overlooks the beautiful green space of Highbury Fields, while being 10 minutes from Oxford Street and the West End. The famous Almeida Theatre, Sadler’s Wells dance theatre and cinemas are on the doorstep, and the nearest Tesco supermarket is just 5 minutes walk. An ideal base for exploring London, the apartment is also perfectly placed for day trips to Paris. Just one tube stop away is the iconic, beautifully refurbished St Pancras station (stop off at Europe’s longest champagne bar before you leave), and the dazzling new arts and music venue, Kings Place (opening 1 October, 2008). We have been letting apartments in London and Edinburgh (see no. 12881) since 1998, and pride ourselves on making our guests welcome. Do come and try it for yourselves!

Other Activities: Theatres, cinemas, fine dining, museums and galleries


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

From May 2014, the weekly rate is £1050 for up to four people sharing and staying 6 nights or more. For 5 nights for fewer for up to four people, the rate is £795. Shorter stays are negotiable and depend on other bookings.
The price includes electricity, gas, towels and linen. Telephone calls are usually free, but charged at cost if costs apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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