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5 Star Central London Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with king size comfortable bed, sleeps 4, with free Wi-Fi internet

Ideally located apartment for both Tourist and Professional. A quiet apartment with a garden terrace in a Victorian London street. The apartment is comfortable with a large and well equipped kitchen. King size bed and linens with new mattress. Free Wi-Fi internet. Fully equipped for breaks of 5 days or longer.

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

This has the feel of a local neighbourhood but is also 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 100m 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

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 great musicians. Originally the attractions of the apartment for me included the quiet location and easy access to the excitement of the West End and the cultural centres.

Terry Davies purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Terry Davies chose England

This flat was my home for 21 years until I began offering it for holiday rentals in 2010. I was very happy here and I now want the same for my guests. Having travelled widely, I never forget what everybody needs from a decent holiday home.

What makes this apartment unique

It has been wonderful to see the area around the flat develop into the lively 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.


London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • library
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
A charge of £80 will be added for cleaning & linen. Additional weekly cleaning & linen changes are £80. We need to pay our greeter extra for arrivals before 08.00 or after 23.00. The amount depends on your arrival time so please let us know this so we can give you an accurate figure. Local parking is controlled but we can provide residents' parking permits that cost £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 4.9733334 based on 75 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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Buck. We were very happy to help.
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Shoreham, UK; Vancouver BC, Portland OR

Good location for local bus and underground train services. Comfortable beds with superior linens.

  • 5 of 5

Well supplied and spacious lichen with lovely outdoor space. Would have been perfect except for local roof repairs daily and neighbour outdoors talking on phone late at night- both of which could happen anywhere in busy London. Hosts were great .

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-maintained flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Owner is very responsive and helpful. Close to transportation options, both bus and tube (Vauxhall). Neighborhood is residential and safe, but with shops and a variety of restaurants nearby. The bedroom is quiet and bed is comfortable. We used the reception area as another bedroom. The kitchen is wonderful and bright, well-equipped, opening out into a small, charming garden. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great accommodations! Would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience with HomeAway (or any home rental service). Terry was very responsive during the booking process. Accommodated our timings. And Peter was very helpful during the greeting, with a nice tour of the home and detailed explanation of the surrounding area.

The property was great for the 2 of us. All we needed. Reliable internet service to help plan our days. Nice, cozy home to rest after a long day of sightseeing. Appreciated having the maps and oyster cards. Nice and close to the transportation options (bus, train, tube). And, the Esskay Car Service from Heathrow was a very good, affordable suggestion.

The neighborhood was clean and quiet. We ate lunches and dinners closer to downtown, but it was great to have the grocery store walking distance away, so we could get food and prepare our breakfasts before we headed out for the day.

Would definitely recommend the property to others. Great experience as 1st time travelers to London.

Thanks Again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Delightful flat, would repeat this experience

  • 5 of 5

First impressions of this flat and its owner were very encouraging, and I can happily say these perceptions continued throughout my stay at Terry’s London flat.

This ground floor flat is a quiet respite from the bustling activity of central London. Both the armchair and sofa are comfortable to watch TV from, or read a book (of which there are a few dozen on the shelves). The sofa bed has a double mattress, and is comfortable and easy to pull from/put back into the sofa.

The double bedroom is a sizable room with a high ceiling. You’ll find a comfy mattress with a plush duvet and pillows that encourages late sleeping and ample storage for clothes in a dresser and small closet. There’s an electric heater in the closet, if needed, and an ironing board and a vacuum are effectively stored under the bed.

The bathroom is a lovely blue green tiled affair with a full-sized shower/tub. Upon arriving at the flat, I was greeted with the lovely surprise of hotel sized toiletries above the sink. This is just another example of how perfectly Terry has prepared this flat for visitors.

The kitchen was, by far, my favorite room in the flat. The pictures in the ad do not do it justice; it is far more spacious than in the photos. The kitchen is full of appliances that (as a former London dweller) are quite luxurious. There’s an oven and hob, clothes washer (no dryer), full-sized fridge, and a dishwasher. Terry has thoughtfully put salt and pepper shakers and olive oil near the oven, and washing tablets under the sink. The cabinets are stocked with all manner of kitchen things. If it’s not there, you probably don’t need it.

The flat is a short 10-minute walk to Vauxhall Station, where you can take the Victoria line into central London. Bus stops for the 2 and 88 lines are a short walk away. The surrounding neighborhood is full of restaurants. I can only vouch for the Portugal Restaurant (great food and atmosphere), as I cooked most nights. There is a giant Sainsbury’s market, a 6-minute walk from the flat on Wandsworth Road, which is great for a through shopping trip. If you’re tired after a long day of sightseeing, there is also a Sainsbury’s Local grocery right at the top of the stairs leaving Vauxhall station.

From the first contact to last goodbyes, Terry and Peter were consummate and considerate hosts. The location is very central and a quiet retreat in a lively neighborhood. I would rent this property again, and I recommend you should too.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Every time we travel to a city we use to rent apartments so we grab a bit more of the feeling of living in that city. One of our criteria is to find authentic apartments conveniently located in nice neighborhoods. London’s attractions are quite wide spread around the city so anyway you end up walking long distances or using public transportation which in London is just great, no matter where you want to go. Terry’s apartment offered us even more and our family of 3 was very happy there for one week in April.

The apartment is located in Vauxhall, 10 mins walk to tube station and 2 minutes to bus station so more than enough to get anywhere. Although 10 minutes to tube station might seem long for some, there is a nice walk especially in a sunny morning and the garden-park close by worth a 5 mins coffee break on the way instead of having coffee home.

The apartment is located on the ground floor of a typical London building, with a cute old style decorated living room facing the street. The bedroom is small but quiet, nice and comfortable. The kitchen is huge for an apartment in London, nicely furnished and with everything you need if you fancy cooking in there. The top for me was the small garden opening from kitchen which we used every morning for coffee and evening for a glass of wine before going to sleep.

We appreciated a lot Terry’s prompt answering before travelling there. We knew London quite well so we did not have to bother him during our stay but I am convinced that he would have been more than helpful. Peter, who welcomed us in the apartment, is a wonderful typical British to chat with. Thank you Peter for being so nice!

So, having the feeling of going “home” after a long touristic day was just wonderful and I would recommend staying there for business trips or holiday, especially if you want to see how it feels living in London.

Thank you,

Cristina & Co 

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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

Cleaning Fee $102.93
Additional Guest Fee $6.43 per person per night
Damage Deposit $257.33

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.