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'Cheap and Cheerful' in a Superb Location is exactly what it is. This is a small, 20 square meter (215 square feet) studio flat with lots of light and a superb location with WiFi. STRICTLY NON SMOKING
NOTE ABOUT MINIMUM STAY: Please write to ask if you wish to fill a shorter stay gap.
Note: The flat has now been repainted, the wooden Venetian blinds have been replaced with white blinds (be careful not to be too rough with the cords please), Thick white curtains for the winter. New flooring. Nice and fresh. The bath tub is old and there is a shower overhead.
The Studio: Located on the 4th floor (5th floor for North Americans), with lift, with rooftop views. The whole of one wall is window so the flat is very light indeed. One comfortable double bed, ample storage space, desk, TV, small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, sink, two ring hob to cook on, kettle, storage, cutlery and crockery.
Bathroom with wash basin, bathtub with overhead shower, toilet.
Ideal for a single or a couple visiting London for a week or more. Although small, it is very light and airy. The location is absolutely superb with the whole of London within very easy reach.
Where is it? : Just over a minute's walk from Kensington Gardens with the Peter Pan statue, Italian fountains, Kensington Palace. This just next to where Kensington Gardens joins Hyde Park. Wonderful for strolls and picnics. Walk through the park to the Royal Albert Hall, the museums of South Kensington and the up market areas of Kensington and Knightsbridge (with Harvey Nichols and Harrods).
A 15 minute walk (if you don't want to take one of the many buses or the tube) to Park Lane, Mayfair or Oxford Street (Selfridges) or a little further to Bond Street.
A 20 minute walk, or a short bus ride to Portobello Road.
Transport is fantastic in this area: The flat is a two minute walk from Lancaster Gate tube station - very frequent and short journeys to Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road (for Soho and Theatreland) OR to Notting Hill, Holland Park or Shepherds Bush for the largest city centre shopping centre in Europe - Westfield.
Many and frequent buses.
If this is not enough, you will be a 5 minute walk from Paddington station with the Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect and another 4 tube/underground lines. Mainline trains to the West of England - Bath, Oxford etc, Wales.
Many buses available here too.
Queensway, a 24 hour International eating area is just a 10 minute walk away.
Super Location - London could not be easier than from this spot.
NOTE: Check in - We always try to get you in as soon as possible however, if your flight arrives early in the morning you must understand that you will not be able to enter the studio until 1100 - that is the earliest we could do it.
Check out is by 1100.
STRICTLY NON SMOKING.
Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to stay in Central London for such a reasonable price. I really think I was lucky to find your wonderfully light studio at such a bargain price.
The location was superb, as you had promised and the studio, although small, was more than adequate for my six month stay.
I shall be in touch again when I next come to London.
Small apartment in great area. Comfortable bed nice little dinette. Shower head was terrible but we managed. Elevator worked most of the time except when a resident on floor 2 would not close the door properly. I would recomend this to travelers that don't need perfection but want a good clean place.
Fantastic Location. The apartment is small but well equipped. We felt very secure and safe during our 5 night stay. The large windows give it an open feeling. There was lots of storage area. The only negative is the tiny bathroom, but we knew that in advance and had no problems with it. What do you need other than lots of hot water?
A huge plus was meeting Derek's Dad who gave much of good advice including the best place to buy groceries which is Sainsbury at Paddington. He was a true joy to talk with. We lost a key and had immediate communication with Derek about the cost to replace (10 pounds).
From the apartment it is less than 5 min to the Lancaster Gate tube station where you can get your Oyster card. We were 2 minutes from Hyde Park. We walked to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the canal and Regants Park and other locations. Would definitely stay there again.
Thank you Derek and Don
Jim and Ellie Stephens
We absolutely loved our stay at this flat! I traveled with my boyfriend and it was the perfect size for us to come in and out of during our week in London. The bed was comfortable and it had all the amenities we needed (wifi, tv, sink and kitchen appliances, bathroom, etc.). It is on the smaller side but you will not need anything larger, I promise you. Location is wonderful - easy access to two tube stations which can get you anywhere and a two block walk from one of London's best parks. I highly recommend this flat for your London vacation and hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Thanks to Derek and Don for providing the space and the great accommodations!
We had, my litte daughter and me, a verry nice stay in this studio, first because its central situation in Westminter City,
next to tube, to several buses and Hyde Parck. It is louminous, clean et intelligently equiped - excellent bed, all kitchen
necessary,household linen etc.Kind reception by Don, Dereck's father alwys kind and available. We'll retourn!
We loved the location of the flat. It was a nice flat, clean with all the needed essentials. We really enjoyed the pub on the corner, the Mitre. The street was lovely with easy access to both Lancaster Gate and Paddington tube stations. We also enjoyed easy access to the beautiful parks near by and even walked from the flat all the way to Buckingham Palace. Derek's father, Don was very friendly and helpful when we first arrived at the flat and then walked through the cold rain to check us out the day we left, very kind.
Our complaints about it are the need for a bathroom up-date and the need for a new kitchen faucet. The bathroom was small, we were warned about that, so that was not the biggest problem. The real problem with the bathroom was no electrical plug for a hair dryer. Don told us Derek had future plans to redo the bathroom. When that happens, I would recommend to get rid of the bathtub, put in a standing shower in there to make space for a sink with counter space. Also please throw out anything that people left behind, it is not helpful to other guests and only takes up space in the cabinets. As for the kitchen faucet, it is extremely hard to turn on and off but maybe Derek and his father where not even aware of that, I don't know. But the faucet needs to be replaced.
Other than those up-dates that need to be made, the flat is nice and comfortable. The location is great. I loved the big windows with lots of natural light. It is also nice to have a lift to get the luggage up and down.
Thank you for the hospitality. Very best from Texas!
The apt was perfect for our needs. Once the elevator is fixed it would work for all types of visitors. Don, Derek's uncle is the absolute BEST ambassador for the apartment and London as well! Many thanks!
An extremely convenient location with plenty of public transport but also many things within reach on foot.
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3 night minimum stay
Minimum stay of 2 nights.
There is one rate: 65 pounds per night plus a one off departure cleaning fee of 30 pounds.