|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
This property is professionally managed by Ivy Lettings, specialists in central London vacation rentals since 2009. More information on this home can be found on our website at www.ivylettings.com/ay2. If you'd like to book it, please know that it'll be cheaper to book via our website than booking on HomeAway (and it's easier for our systems to handle!). Here's a video of reviews from some of our clients: https://vimeo.com/90745841
This bright, clean and airy Pimlico apartment is the perfect pied-à-terre! Within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Tate Britain and Sloane Square - as well as being moments from the great River Thames - you are exceptionally central, but on a quiet residential street. Pimlico, reputedly named after the famous ale of the seventeenth century publican, Ben Pimlico, is blessed with a village-like atmosphere and is brimming with quiet squares, elegant lines of terraced houses and a charming character.
Living & Eating
A cosy living and dining room awaits, with a sofa and arm-chair to flop into after a busy day sight-seeing in the city. Fresh and modern decor with a traditional twist lends the room a warm and comfortable air and you will no doubt be tempted to stay in and enjoy playing board games or watching the wide-screen TV when you require respite from the bright lights of the city! The kitchenette offers you all the appliances required for whipping up a feast and there is a dining table to seat four, or six if you choose to use the extension.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Flooded with light thanks to large, full- length windows, the bedroom is beautifully put together and a tranquil spot for couples or solo travellers to pick up their fourty winks. A generous and very comfortable 5ft king sized bed and double glazing on the windows means you will enjoy a good night's rest, ready for the day ahead. Finally, the addition of a dressing table means there is no excuse but to be looking your best for your London sojourn!
A further two guests can be accommodated on the double sofa-bed in the living room.
A comprehensively fitted bathroom, complete with shower over bath, WC, and washbasin, will cater for your every ablutionary need.
Access & Suitability
This apartment is on the first floor, up one flight of stairs. Once inside the property, it is all on one level.
When you are ready to venture out, a plethora of activities await on your doorstep. Perhaps take the scenic route through St James’s Park to Trafalgar Square. Admire the, now listed, surrounding architecture that was designed by Thomas Cubbitt in the mid-nineteenth century, as you wander the area. Pop down to the riverfront, mere moments away and take in the splendid views of the bridges stretching across the Great River Thames. Riverboat services to Waterloo and Southwark run from Millbank Millennium Pier - these run as water-taxis but are a great way to see the city from another angle as you travel.
Travelling along the water’s edge you will come to the refreshing green space of Victoria Tower Gardens, and soon after Big Ben, Parliament Square and Westminster Pier.
Local amenities such as grocery stores and ATMs are close by, as well as a diverse array of restaurants and cafes. Chimes offers hearty English food in a cosy and delightful setting, or perhaps try Goya a lively Spanish Tapas bar. A favourite of the owners' is Grumbles on Churchton Street, serving yummy food in an informal bistro setting. Whatever your mood you’ll find it nearby. There is a fantastic Farmer’s market in Orange Square on Saturday mornings- great to gather supplies for a picnic or for a home cooked feast.
Don’t forget you are close to the theatres and high-end fashion of Knightsbridge and Chelsea. They are only a half hour walk for the light footed, or short trip on a bus or tube for those who wish to take their exercise inside the shops instead of on the way! Victoria or Pimlico tube stations are a quick stroll away and offer fast connections to the rest of the city. Here are travelling times to some popular destinations:
Nearest station (Pimlico): 4 minute (walk)
Westminster (for Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square): 10 min (tube)
West End (for The Theatre District, Covent Garden, Leicester Square): 20 min (tube)
South Kensington (for the V&A, Science & Natural History museums): 20 min (tube)
We are Ivy Lettings. Our mission is to provide a convenient and comfortable alternative to the often anonymous hotel experience at a fraction of the cost, whilst making sure some of London’s chicest properties do not lay dormant for long periods of the year. Having successfully accommodated thousands of happy guests, we’re delighted to set out our promises for your stay with us:
We promise that our team will act in a friendly and professional manner towards you at all times, and will be on hand to deal with any queries and comments.
We will ensure all our properties, while varied and characterful, will be professionally cleaned prior to your stay, and furnished to a high standard throughout.
Booking process was perfect. Then the trouble began. No one to meet us, shower that kept switching to boiling hot water, insufficient explanation in the generic binder on how to use the appliances, a defective toaster that caught on fire, no fire extinguisher or smoke alarm and - worst of all - really unhelpful agency when issues arose. The pictures make the apartment seem larger than it is. The apartment is very tiny and cramped. When you open the sofa bed it almost reaches the dining table. There is nowhere for the chair to go except against the fire place. The kitchen is only big enough for one person to stand in. The washer dryer combo takes hours to wash and dry anything with all the moisture venting into the apartment.
On the positive side, the location is great and the bed linens were nice.
L'appartamento è molto bello, in stile inglese. Ogni dettaglio è molto curato e non manca assolutamente nulla, anche se noi abbiamo usufruito di poche cose visto che eravamo tutto il giorno fuori.I letti sono comodi, il bagno è accogliente con asciugamani soffici. Tutto è nuovo e molto pulito. Il saloncino è molto grazioso e ben arredato, come tutto il resto. La cucina è provvista di tutti gli elettrodomestici. abbiamo trovato detersivi, saponi, e persino l'occorrente per la colazione.La posizione è strategica: in tre minuti si raggiunge la fermata della metropolitana e degli autobus. La zona è signorile e silenziosa visto che non c'è traffico.Lo consiglio vivamente. Il costo è adeguato al servizio. Nelle immediate vicinanze si trova un pub e negozi di alimentari. Il servizio clienti è molto efficiente.
This is new compact apartment with modern heating systems, the location is also nice with lots of shops near by. The train station is less than 5 minutes walk.
I will recommend.
We're a family of four people coming from ITALY. We had a very nice time in London and found the Ivy lettings'flat as it was descripted. The house was very very clean, confortable and well maintained. As it was Christmas time we'd to collect the keys to the office: in this way we knew Alice, a staff member!! She was really kind and friendly with us!! We think Ivy lettings is a very good agency and we'll return in july for 10 days. The house is centrally located and a short walk from the Big ben. We'll recommended it to friends or anybody who want to spend few days in London.
It has been a really great stay!! Thanks Alice and to the rest of the team.
Knightsbridge’s main draw is the shopping – it is the site of London’s most famous store and rich man’s playground, Harrods, which most visitors sensibly enjoy more as an attraction than a retailer. Any committed shopper will enjoy browsing the stores (or perhaps just store windows) of the area's international fashion houses or London-based designers. These shops prey on Knightsbridge’s wealthy and fashionable sets, and reflect the fact that it is one of London’s most desirable locales. Architecturally, the same residential features unite Knightsbridge and Belgravia – broad leafy streets, stucco squares, cobbled pastel mews, and an aristocratic feel exuded by large townhouses flanked by wide-set columns. In the same vein, centrally located but infinitely more affordable, sits Pimlico. The area is perfectly situated to reach central London, enjoying beautiful views across the river to Battersea and almost personal access to Buckingham Palace and Westminster.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$629|
Cancellation Policy: You can cancel your booking and receive a full refund, no questions asked, within 24 hours of making it (unless you book within 7 days of your arrival date). Just give us a call or email with your reservation number. Thereafter, if you wish to cancel, we'll refund whatever you've paid up to that date subject to our ability to re-let the property over your dates. Ivy Lettings recommends taking out travel insurance that protects you from any losses that may result from having to cancel. See our Guest Terms of Business for more information.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.