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5 Star Central London Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with king size comfortable bed, sleeps 4, with wi-fi

Ideally located apartment for both Tourist and Professional. A cosy apartment with a garden terrace in a Victorian London street. The apartment is comfortable with a large and well equipped kitchen. King size bed with Egyptian cotton linen. Free Wi-Fi internet. Fully equipped for shorter or longer breaks.

The apartment is in Zone 1 and is very convenient for local neighbourhood shops and services.

Unusually for London, the area has the feel of a local neighbourhood whilst being close to the city centre. The neighbourhood offers an excellent and varied selection of local pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops, local library, dry cleaning and a large supermarket.

At the same time getting to the West End and many other areas is easy and quick. Fast 24 hour buses to the West End are 150m away. Vauxhall's zone 1 underground station is within 10 minutes' walk and it is 4 stops (8 minutes) from Oxford Circus. You can also walk along the River Thames to Westminster and the South Bank arts centre.

I want you to enjoy your stay and to feel comfortable. Please check our reviews for feedback from fellow travellers.

More Details

Terry Davies
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Terry Davies

I have lived in the London area for many years and know Vauxhall extremely well. I am a composer and conductor in this city of many musicians. Originally the attractions of the apartment for me included the quiet location and easy access to entertainment and cultural centres.

Terry Davies purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Terry Davies chose London

Having travelled widely, I never forget what I personally expect from a quality holiday apartment. This flat was my home for 21 years until I began offering it for holiday rentals in 2010. My priority now is to make guests as comfortable and happy here as I was.

What makes this apartment unique

It has been wonderful to see the area around the flat develop into the popular residential centre it is today. I love the peace of the place. In the hallway you might meet Philippa, our lovely neighbour upstairs, but you are unlikely to hear her. If the weather is good, the garden terrace is a little oasis in the city, facing the sun and protected by high plants. And yet, the West End (for fun and shopping) and City financial district are quick and accessible by foot or by using the excellent transport links.


London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry but we do not accept 4 guests who are all unrelated
  • We will photograph your passports (or other photo ID) on arrival
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
A charge of £80 will be added for cleaning & linen. Additional weekly cleaning & linen changes are available for £80. We need to pay our greeter extra for arrivals before 08.00 or after 23.00. The amounts are shown in our Rental Agreement. Local parking is controlled but we can provide residents' parking permits at cost price of £5.00 per day. The apartment is not suitable for children under 10.


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5 Star Central London Apartment
average rating of 4.9634147 based on 82 reviews

Cozy, clean, spacious flat. Terry & Peter were fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

I totally concur with the other rave reviews about this property. My review will focus on how Terry and Peter came to my timely rescue during a financial emergency that arose on my vacation. I lost my wallet on the airplane from the USA and arrived at the apartment for a week's stay with just a few pounds in my pocket and no credit cards. No London bank would cash my personal check or accept a wire transfer from my bank. Terry and Peter immediately arranged for me to get access to enough funds so I could enjoy my vacation, which otherwise would have been ruined. I can't thank them enough. Hope this never happens to anyone else but know that if a problem arises, know you can rely on Terry and Peter to do everything possible to help.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Buck. We were very happy to help.
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Comfortable south central London flat

  • 5 of 5

Cozy ground floor 1 bdrm 1 bath flat on quiet street in close in but not hectic Vauxhall. Roomy well equiped kitchen with french doors to patio. Had pretty much everything we needed for a 10 day stay. 2 min to bus with access to Soho and West End and 10 min to Tube. Great for two people. Terry (owner) and Peter are very genial and easy to work with. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved everything about this place!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were helpful, the location was great(short walk to tubes and buses), it was very clean and homey. Everything was provided and more! Very thoughtful.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Convenient, & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was quiet and comfortable. The kitchen is light, airy and well equipped. The bed comfortable and the shower hot. The living room is decently furnished with a comfortable sofa and chair. The closet space is limited but okay for a short stay. The bus connections are particularly good the west end 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic. The alternative of walking down the Thames embankment is lovely. Terry and Peter were both helpful, and telling us about Esskay cars (for airport transfer) was particularly useful as the tube and Heathrow express are not particularly convenient for Vauxhall. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, North Carolina USA

comfortable close in flat with east access to all London has to offer

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, though small, flat close to central London. The kitchen is roomy and well-equipped with a sweet, private courtyard just outside. There is one quiet, comfortable bedroom and a sofa bed. There is not a lot of storage space, especially for hanging clothes but adequate for a short stay. The flat itself, is comfortable, well equipped and easy to get used to. It is very close to public transportation, both bus and tube. The bus stop is minutes away and the tube less than 10 minutes or one could take the bus to the tube stop at Vauxhall. The system is easy to use and a great way to get around. The most informative and only thing you need is Google maps which will give you everything you need to know to use the system. If you can, order an Oyster card in advance from the Transportation for London (TFL) website.

We did not meet the owner, Terry, but his cohort, Peter, is most charming and helpful. He was there to greet us and inform us fully about the flat and how to get around. We would certainly stay here again and can recommend it without reservation though Terry the owner will require a reservation.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad you enjoyed the apartment. Our guests do not need to order Oyster cards as we always provide them free.
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Wabeno WI

All worked out just beautiful. Peter did an excellent job in explaining everything.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the bus line. Great bed. Halls a little narrower than in the USA but very comfortable. Peter did recommend a taxi service for a ride to Heathrow for our return flight. The office staff sent us to the wrong terminal. The driver said it happens all the time. If we would have stayed at terminal 5, we never would have made it to our flight at terminal 2. You might call them if you have any influence.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Tia Maria
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Many around South Lambeth Road
Nearest Beach
82 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Within a 10 minute walk is Vauxhall's excellent transport hub (Zone 1) with many trains, tubes and buses to all parts of the city. And 100m away from the apartment are two regular 24 hour bus routes to the West End.

Many popular attractions are within a half hour's walk, some along the River Thames which passes nearby. Among them are the West End, Westminster (the Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament), Buckingham Palace (if the flag's flying the Queen's at home), London Eye (the UK's most popular tourist attraction), the incomparable South Bank (concert halls, theatres, galleries and cinemas) and the Imperial War Museum. Tate Britain gallery, Lambeth Palace, National Garden Museum, New Covent Garden Market and Oval Cricket Ground are all within 20 minutes walk. Wimbledon is 3 stops away.

The fast and frequent Gatwick Express from Gatwick Airport travels directly to Victoria Station, a 10 minute taxi ride away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $346.21
Cleaning and bed linen $110.79

An extra £5 per night or £30 per week is charged for a 3rd or 4th person.
A 25% deposit is required to hold your booking.
A damages security of £200/€250/$300 is required & will be held during your stay in case of loss or damages.
This will be returned to you at the end of your stay.
£80 will be added to your booking for cleaning & linen.
Additional weekly cleaning & linen changes: £80.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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