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2BR West-End Apartment +Balcony by Oxford St W1, Theatreland FREE WiFi+Longstay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 844 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

Overview

About the property

Uniquely Central Fully-equipped 2-Bed/1.5 Bath Self-Catering Flat Sleeps 1 to 4

Welcome to the very heart of London! Overlooking Soho + Covent Garden, this superior accommodation is ideal for singles, couples, families/groups, offers wonderful panoramic views of the capital, and is in walking distance of the main tourist attractions.

Nearby is Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, The British Museum, No 10 Downing Street, Big Ben & The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London. Right outside your door are the main London shopping, restaurant and theatre districts plus cinemas, museums, art galleries, nightclubs, parks, 24- hour shops etc, and excellent transport links to anywhere you need to go.

Our great location attracts both holiday-makers and business clients (Deutschebank, Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhouse, Royal Opera House, Chicago The Musical, Borders Books) ... click "MORE DETAILS" for full details + NEWS ...

Unit comprises: kitchen, lounge/diner with balcony, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom+2 toilets (see full layout on floor plan pic).

Where Exactly are you located: Centre Point! many advertisers on this site use the term 'Central London', yet for the unwary they are not! Some of them are at least an hour (some nearer two hours!) train ride into what is truly the centre of London. These apartments are beside the landmark Centre Point Tower at the top of Charing Cross Road.

The Charing Cross stone outside the station is the point where all distances in UK are measured from, so you can say we are not exaggerating about the location.

See the exact location and aerial photograph, or look up postal code WC2H 8LW on GOOGLE maps.

How Noisy Are The Apartments: The apartment is in a semi high-rise which overlooks but is set back from the junctions of Oxford Street + Charing Cross Road, on the small St Giles High Street. All rooms have secondary glazing so noise is not a big issue (secondary is better than double glazing - it is a whole additional sliding panel).

Clients who have viewed the apartment in person (banks, blue-chip companies, theatres always do this for longer stays) are often very surprised at how quiet this unit is for such a great, central location and we would not have had the client list above or the repeat business if this flat were too noisy. one example: for 6 years Deutschebank booked in graduates who need a quiet place to study and work hard on training modules - they would not do so if the unit was in any way unsuitable, or if feedback from the graduates was negative.

N E W S !: London Underground is rebuilding Tottenham Court Road Underground Station to relieve congestion, with a ticket hall nearly 6 times the current size, step free access and improved interchange. A new Crossrail line is being constructed, with services starting in 2017 providing 24 trains an hour. A new plazza is being created outside Centre Point. It will be great when finished, as tube journies from Heathrow will run direct to the apartment in 30 minutes - half the time it takes now! Please be aware that there is therefore construction work going on across the road, however we have had long let rentals in the building renew tenancies for 12 months, so it is not putting off renters. There may be WORKS going on (daytimes only) below the flat as the retail units are being refurbished this year

Please Note: This property is now set up to specialise in LONG-LET RENTALS (ie not nightly / weekly rentals)

More Details

Owner
Apartment Centre (Check-in Agents for the Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your services related to our stay at Centre Point. We have stayed in lots of furnished rentals and yours is probably one of the best kitted out, which made it really comfortable. Everything from the cosy chenille throws on the sofa, to the laundry soap, to the generous supply of towels, to the hair dryers, mirrors, and converters everywhere you'd want them...so well-done. As I think I mentioned I manage a furnished rental myself, and I will definitely be taking a page from your book. All the best and thanks again
Feb 2013
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Amenities

Fitzrovia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 844 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large mirrored wall + basin + shaver point
    Cloakroom - toilet , With basin and mirror + shaver point
  • Soaps, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bath foam and toilet rolls are included as a welcome pack. Towels, bathmats + hair-dryers are also supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bed can divide to 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bed can link to 1 SuperKing
  • The bedrooms are the same size - one faces east and the other faces west and both contain mirrored wardrobes, desk areas and bedside cabinets + storage drawers. The beds are set up as 1 super king (UK 6ft wide x 6ft6' long) in one room and 2 singles (UK 3ft wide x 6ft 6' long) in the other. The owners supply the best quality Dunlopillo super luxury pillows for the best support and comfort, plus hair-dryers and laundry bags for guests convenience. Notes: (1) for elderly or infirm, please bear in mind that the apartment has a fully-enclosed internal staircase with handrail, therefore requiring 12 steps up to the bathroom, toilet + bedroom level. (2) laundry rooms - please note that there are 4 washing machines and 4 dryers free to use outside the apartment in a communal laundry rooms open 24 hours, so it is not actually in the kitchen area.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
The owner of this serviced apartment prefers longer stays at the moment, so it is rarely available.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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2BR West-End Apartment +Balcony by Oxford St W1, Theatreland FREE WiFi+Longstay
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 40 reviews
Toronto, Canada
5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this apartment was wonderful. Simon was waiting for us when we arrived, and went through all the details of the rental. The location was perfect – within a few minutes walking distance of all the shops, restaurants, and quaint little streets of Soho. The apartment had tons of space and all the amenities you can think of. The construction going on around the building (which Simon had forewarned us about) turned out to be a total non-event for us – it didn’t bother us in the least. No noise or inconvenience (the apartment is very soundproof). We loved coming “home” and relaxing after a busy day sight-seeing.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kind words and great renters. Thanks for calling it your "home", and for the great review. I would love to welcome you again anytime.
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5

Great Apartment for a family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay here.  The apartment is in an excellent location.  Lots of restaurants and entertainment choices are close by.  Very short walk to the tube station and bus stops.  The Wifi worked perfectly.  It was spacious, clean and well-equipped with soaps, shampoo, maps, guide books and cooking utensils.  During our time the flat was very quiet.  Si James met us as planned and helped us get settled including walking us through all our groups wifi connections.  He gave us hints for shopping and restaurants.  A brilliant choice for our family's first experience of London.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wishing you all the best for 2017!
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5

Two week stay over the Christmas Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My teenaged daughters and I spent two weeks in one of Si's apartments (Dec.16-30). The location is excellent - just a minute or two from Tottenham Court Road tube station, and within walking distance to many West End theatres. Our unit was well laid out, with two good-sized bedrooms upstairs, as well as a full and a half bath. The living room is very comfortable. The television and WiFi worked well. Apart from the construction noise (from roughly 8 am to 6 pm weekdays), the building is very quiet. Si and his housekeeper were very attentive and readily available to answer any questions. I would definitely stay here again, without reservation.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for your words, and for looking after the apartment so well. You are welcome to return anytime.
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3

comfortable, quiet place

  • 3 of 5

This positive experience was marred by the fact that I was bitten by bedbugs in the double bed of the back bedroom. My sister in the other bedroom was fine.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: UPDATE: JG Pest Control London did a survey today and found no past or present signs of any bed bugs at the property. We will keep this review LIVE so future guests can see we take ACTION when issues are raised, even if the problem reported could be caused by outside factors. Thank you for posting this review and bringing this to my attention. As the review is initially showing as anonymous at our end, I am having to guess which guest I am responding to. I welcome you to contact me directly to be of further assistance, as you did not mention this to us at any time and I do wish to clarify the source of your problem. We think it is highly unlikely that you got bed bug bites from this property, for the following reasons: 1. The guests in before you were in the flat for over a month and made no comment on this 2. My assistant and I stayed in the property the night before your arrival, as there was a train strike on the day of your arrival. Neither of us were bitten then, or had any reactions since. 3. The current guests in place have not made any comments on this. I believe your sister was travelling here from another stay elsewhere in the UK, so it is possible she had picked them up enroute. If this is the case, perhaps you would be so kind to contact me to confirm the latest situation with your sister.
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5

Fantastic Location - Spacious - Friendly and Professional People

  • 5 of 5

Location:

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station is under going a major renovation. Additionally there are buildings surrounding that are renovating in preparation for the "new look". The finished product will be fantastic, but this flat is definitely worth staying at right now! There are construction noises, but they only keep day hours. We were out exploring the city of London much of the day and only occasionally heard the construction. The price also currently reflects a deep discount due to the work. The location of the flat is fantastic! You are a few steps from a tube station making the city yours to explore or at the end of a full day of walking, just a small number of steps puts you tucked in and cozy in the flat. If you prefer to walk (we do), then you will find this to be central to most everything. The British Museum is a 4-5 minute walk. Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, The South Bank, The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Oxford Street, and more are all walkable. Right around the corner are several groceries to choose from, banks, and our favorite -Wasabi! Franko Manka (sourdough pizza) is a 10 minute walk and can have a long line of people committed to wait though there are other options near by.

Spacious:

The flat is quite spacious! There is a full separate kitchen that is well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils. The living and dining area are very comfortable, well furnished, and have a lot of natural light with the generous windows. There is a cute balcony off the living room from which you can watch the people going by while pretending that you are in your own little yard. The bedrooms are upstairs and the beds are clean, comfortable, and the rooms spacious with full closets. There is a large full bathroom and a separate 1/2 bath. All of the windows are doubled for warmth and sound proofing and have heavy light blocking curtains. The flat is clean and quite nice.

People:

The manager of this flat is terrific! He is incredibly organized, detailed, friendly, and helpful. He sent us comprehensive directions with up-to-date pictures of how to get to the flat, was waiting for us upon our arrival, showed us around the workings of the flat, talked with us about things we've seen and done in London before and made wonderful recommendations including lesser known options like climbing the O2 dome. We also enjoyed meeting the friendly people working at the construction site and around the city proper.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a fantastic review! Your words are really appreciated, and we're so happy you enjoyed the flat and all that London offered on its doorstep. Please come back anytime.
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4

Wonderful flat! Wonderful location! Wonderful stay!!!

  • 4 of 5

Si made everything smooth and easy for our 5 night stay. Even accommodated us with an early arrival, allowing us to drop our luggage at the flat.

Flat was clean and everything was in good working order.

The location cannot be beat!!! Easy walk to Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

The ONLY reason for 4/5 stars is the construction around the flat. As long as you anticipate it, it is NOT a problem. Work hours were as advertised. Since we were there for sightseeing, the works hours did not bother us.

Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments, much appreciated.
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Gatwick(32)/City(9)Luton+Stansted(34) and Heathrow
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Dover or Southampton
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M1 Motorway (North London)
Nearest Beach
49 Miles
Brighton
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in a semi high-rise building on a small road called St Giles High Street, opposite the pretty St Giles in the Fields Church. This uniquely places the apartment at the direct meeting point of Soho, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury + Holborn - in an area also known as Centrepoint, the West End + Theatreland.

The rooms overlook the intersection where the top of Charing Cross Road joins New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Rd + Oxford Street (London's main shopping streets). There are views of East and West London in the distance, so you can get some terrific sunrises and sunsets!

On the doorstep: Supermarkets (Sainsbury, Morrisons, Waitrose, M&S Simply Food, Tesco), Newsagents, Boots Pharmacy, Starbucks, Cafe Nero, Foyles bookshop, Carphone Warehouse, Argos, numerous Restaurants, Bars, Convenience Stores + Cafes.

This is a fantastic location to be based!

Other Activities: 6x pools/gym/fitness centres from 2 to 8 min walk: Central YMCA; Oasis Sports Centre, Soho Gyms; CentrePoint; Canons Health Club; Jubille Hall

N E W S !: London Underground is rebuilding Tottenham Court Road Underground Station to relieve congestion, with a ticket hall nearly 6 times the current size, step free access and improved interchange. A new Crossrail line is being constructed, with services starting in 2017 providing 24 trains an hour. A new plazza is being created outside Centre Point. It will be great when finished, as tube journies from Heathrow will run direct to the apartment in 30 minutes - half the time it takes now! Please be aware that there is therefore construction work going on across the road, however we have had long let rentals in the building renew tenancies for 12 months, so it is not putting off renters. There may be WORKS going on (daytimes only) below the flat as the retail units are also being refurbished this year, and a new Social House block of flats built by our entrance.

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Rates & Availability

Fitzrovia Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
1 or 2 weeks
May 19 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,640
$5,247
 
 
4 weeks
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
$1,312
 
 
13 weeks ANYTIME inc bills
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
90 night minimum stay
$1,115
 
 
26 week ANYTIME inc bills
Mar 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
180 night minimum stay
$912
 
 
52 weeks ANYTIME exc Utilities
Sep 1 2018 - Feb 28 2020
180 night minimum stay
$780
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$912
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

ALL INCLUSIVE RATES range from £750 to £1500 per week fully inclusive of ALL UTILITIES + WEEKLY CLEAN .....
OR if you prefer to pay UTILITY* suppliers yourself (ie rental rate is EXCLUSIVE of utility services - Council Tax, Electricity, Water Rates, TV Licence + Communications), discounts are offered for 12-MONTHS or more FULL PRE-PAYMENT of rent IN ADVANCE from £600 per week on 2 or 3 year rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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