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Modern London apartment, in Covent Garden, walking distance to Oxford Street

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom apartment, sleeps up to 4, in Covent Garden

This apartment is extremely well located in the heart of London, with just one block separating it and the start of Covent Garden. It is within walking distance to many London attractions. The street is quiet at night and the bedroom is at the rear of the building away from any possibility of noise. Moments away are some excellent of bars, restaurants and shops, and parks.

This cosy apartment is ideal for families on vacation and business travellers alike. It has a double bed in the bedroom, a double sofa bed in the lounge, and an open-plan kitchen; it can easily accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. A cot and high chair can be made available for babies/toddlers upon request.

The perfect apartment for business travellers or visitors to London who want to live like true Londoners; in an area with lots of charm, character and history.

More Details

Property Manager
London Life Apartments
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, hungarian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We booked the apt for a week, 5 business and 2 sightseeing days. It's very very central London located so we only used the underground a couple of times (which was situated just around the corner), as we discovered it easier to walk to different places. In terms of sightseeing, we spent a lot of time soaking up the atmosphere and walking around the many shops in Covent Garden. We also saw an amazing production of La boheme at the Royal Opera House. This apt is in the heart of theatre land and close to the wonderful British Museum which we both had not visited since childhood and will return to on our next visit. The apt was well furnished, comfortable and quiet, with a good kitchen not that it was needed much as there are many fabulous restaurants out and about which we took full advantage of. Overall a great base if you require a central location.
Sep 2015
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Amenities

London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Modernised bathroom comes with towels, one for each guest and is included in the cost. Power adaptor for shavers, 240 and 110 volts.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Cot on request
  • Bedroom contains chest of drawers and fitted wardrobe. A travel cot or single fold-out bed can fitted snugly into this room upon request. Bed linen is provided and included in the cost.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Internet is provided by way of mobile WiFi broadband. It is provided free of charge and intended for light usage. Central heating is thermostat controlled. A local swimming pool is located only a short 5 minute walk from the apartment. A range of services are available upon request. There is an extra charge for these and include, - A basket of essentials (food or toiletries) can be provided at arrival - Housekeeping / daily apartment servicing - local mobile phone SIM cards - Bottled water or alcohol - Airport transfers.

Reviews

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Modern London apartment, in Covent Garden, walking distance to Oxford Street
average rating of 4.1 based on 22 reviews
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Well located and clean.Unfortunately rather noisy as fronting a busy London street.

  • 4 of 5

Had everything necessary for us. Sofa bed needs attention but otherwise everything OK. Useful familiarisation from Sean.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Noisy, busy, but convenient.

  • 5 of 5

What a great location with Holborn Station around the corner, we were able to get everywhere. And it was a beautiful walk to Lincoln Fields and onwards, or to the British Museum. We loved Sicilian Way on the way.

Sean was very helpful giving us good tips on travel, phones, and finding a pleasant neighborhood for dining. The café right in Red Lion Square has the best cappuccino.

We were awakened at 5am every morning almost by the construction going on outside our bedroom window; since the weather was so nice we had our window open, but we did get used to it.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and wel kept apartment

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location and well kept apartment. More importantly, great support service from Sean!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Holborn flat

  • 3 of 5

The location is excellent, and it was surprisingly quiet for a busy locale. Upkeep of the flat left much to be desired. The kitchen sink dripped constantly; draperies didn't close; there's no light over the sink in the loo, and one of the overhead bulbs was burnt out; a window latch in the bedroom was broken, so cold air blew in constantly. Layout of the apartment is not well designed.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Flat in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This flat, first and foremost, was in a fantastic location if you want Central London at a great/reasonable rate. The staff is very responsive and thorough. We were scheduled to meet the staff for entry at 10pm on the night of our arrival and they were there at EXACTLY 10pm. A 2 minute walk to Holborn station (Piccadilly and Central Lines) makes it incredibly convenient. Also a quick walk to Covent Garden and other tourist locations. Having been a resident of London previously (Hampstead), I was so thrilled to be in Central London given that it was my niece's first trip there and to be able to do so at the cost of a small hotel room. She (11yrs old) and I travelled with my parents and they were very comfortable in the private bedroom...as were we in the pull out sofa, which was spacious and soft.

The amenities were great, which included anything you'd require in the kitchen, in addition to a washer/dryer. If you're an American with the intention of washing/drying clothes multiple times during the course of your visit, I would advise against relying on the drying aspect if youre in a hurry. The washer is great and they provide a drying rack in the closet. The dryer itself, which is the same machine as the washer is slow and a bit temperamental. Still a convenience, however.

My only caution would be the ability to lock oneself inside the flat. In the US, this would be considered a fire hazard, but I believe these locks are probably common in the UK. Upon entering with the key, you must turn it to the right. If you turn it all the way to the left, the padlock will remain open and if you close the door, you will find yourself locked in. Worth mentioning so our mistake isn't yours. Its a bit unnerving to be locked inside, however the staff was quick to respond and "rescue us". I've also contacted them to recommend that this be changed due to the fire hazard should it occur and someone is trapped.

Overall, just a wonderful experience and we absolutely recommend this apartment to anyone with 4 people or less. Would absolutely stay there again.

-Sarah B.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

have stayed here six times, terrific every time

  • 5 of 5

So I'm a regular, in that I have to go to London frequently for 2-3 days, and sometimes longer. I tried an Airbnb apartment the first time, then a hotel, and finally this Red Lion apartment. I was amazed at how much bigger and better it was than the Airbnb apartment, and how it cost about the same (and less than the hotel.) It really is just as it looks in the photos -- very clean, very modern, with plenty of light and a nice view on the road. Also, Roberto is extremely accommodating, allowing last minute changes, and regularly dropping the keys off at my place of business (except one time when I arrived late, and he waited for me at the apartment.) Unlike another reviewer, I have never had a problem with noise, except early one morning when the city picked up the bottles outside the bedroom window. I rarely see the neighbors, and never had a problem with any of them. So my experience has been first-rate, and I would recommend it to anyone. My only quibble (if only so you believe everything else) is that it would be good if they left a bar of soap or maybe even a bottle of shampoo in the medicine cabinet. The apartment is clean, clean, clean, so even a can of soda is removed (rather than left for the next guest.) Others might prefer it that way, but I'd be happier not having to bring my own soap. Still, this is my only "complaint." The apartment is great value for money and -- almost forgot -- the location can't be beat.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Heathrow Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
The Square Pig
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Dover
Nearest Train
180 Metres
Holborn tube/ St Pancras / Kings Cross
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
M1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
The Square Pig
Nearest Beach
87 Kilometres
Brighton

The apartment is in the very heart of London with fantastic direct transport links to Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, and London City Airports. Gatwick airport is also easy to access via underground lines and express train service.

Eurostar (St Pancras) is less than 0.5 kilometres from the apartment.

The nearest underground stations include

Holborn– 2 minutes walk

Tottenham Court Road (8 min walk)

Covent Garden stations (10 min walk)

From Heathrow Airport it is a 40 minute taxi ride or 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express Train, followed by a 10 minute taxi or tube ride.

From Gatwick Airport, take the Gatwick Express, followed by a 15 minute tube journey or taxi ride.

From Stansted Airport, take the National Express bus - it stops in the adjacent street

From Luton Airport, take the Greenline Express bus - it stops in the adjacent street

From London City Airport, take the DLR then Jubilee Tube direct to the apartment.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.87 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.99%

Cleaning: End of stay servicing per booking: £45 - this is a 3rd party cost.
Hire of cot (crib) per week: Free and included
Towels (1pp) and Bed linen : Free and included
Internet : Free and included. This is provided for light usage.
Serviced apartment - £25 per service.
Babysitting: £12 per hour.
Off street parking: on request approx. £35-45 per day or £120-150 pw

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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