About the property
- Apartment500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
Albany Court is a delightful apartment situated in-between the Royal Family's residence, Buckingham Palace, and The Houses of Parliament. This is a one-bedroomed apartment with US king bed, and an additional murphy wall bed (in the living room), directly opposite St James's Park tube station!
Albany Court is on the 1st floor and has an elevator. Located on the corner of Palmer Street and Petty France (please see the street map link below), it's situated in one of London's most prestigious neighbourhoods - the regal and historical district of Saint James's Park, beside Mayfair.
Why not take a Royal stroll alongside your London home? Saint James's Park is a magnificent sweep of open lawns, trees, and gardens with a lake at its very heart!
Once you've crossed the park, you'll arrive at the Mall - a broad open avenue that runs between Trafalgar Square, London's Theatreland, and Buckingham Palace. You'll notice Trafalgar Square and Admiralty Arch on the right, with Buckingham Palace on the left. The Mall is lined with many stately buildings.
Check to see if the 'Royal Standard', the Queen's flag is flying outside Buckingham Palace - this means she's at home!
Catch the Changing of the Guards or visit the state rooms of Buckingham Palace itself or the state carriages and splendid horses at the Royal Mews.
Check the London Tourist Board's website to see what's happening (the Queen's Birthday, Lord Mayor Show, etc.). Albany Court will give you an advantage when all these events are on, as you're so close to all the action!
To the right of Albany Court are the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames and Westminster Abbey. You can literally adjust your wristwatch to Big Ben within two minutes of leaving Albany Court. At the Houses of Parliament, visit the House of Lords, House of Commons, and the 'Strangers' Galleries.'
Westminster Abbey is the ceremonial site of almost every British coronation from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Monarchs buried here include Henry VII, Elizabeth I, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Nearby is the Tomb to the Unknown Warrior and Poet's Corner, the resting place of Chaucer, Robert Browning, and Alfred Tennyson among others. Number Ten Downing Street, the Prime Minister's office, is also nearby.
The River Thames is besides the Houses of Parliament. At Westminster Pier, catch a boat to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern art gallery, Saint Paul's Cathedral, and Greenwich to visit its Maritime Museum and Observatory. Alternatively, visit the London Eye, London Aquarium, and South Bank Arts Centre just a walk over Westminster Bridge.
You will also be surrounded by London's - if not the world's - greatest art collections: The Royal Academy (home to Constable, Gainsborough, etc.), Tate Britain (Hockney, Turner, and British art from the 1500s onwards), The National Gallery (Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Goya, and Rembrandt), or take a Damien Hirst-designed boat to the Tate Modern (Dali, Picasso, Mattisse, Munch, Pollock, Lichtenstin, etc.).
For some shopping therapy, visit Pall Mall, Picadilly Circus, Regent Street, Oxford Street, or New Bond Street. Foodies will love Fortnum and Mason's food hall. To stock up on general groceries go to various mini supermarkets such as Little Waitrose on Victoria Street just round the corner (only 100 metres away).
Saint James's Park tube station is RIGHT BESIDE Albany Court. This is extremely convenient for all, particularly those travelling to/from Heathrow Airport.
Gatwick Airport travellers just take the Gatwick Express train to/from Victoria Train Station, which is just at the end of Victoria Street and literally a five-minute taxi journey.
The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, gas hob, electric oven and dishwasher
The bathroom was recently remodelled and features a Matki shower enclosure, natural light and a heated towel rail. The entire flat is bathed in sunlight as the ceilings are very high and it benefits from both south and west aspects.
There's a telephone with answering service, as well as high speed ADSL Broadband Internet Access and a LCD TV with multi-regional DVD/CD Player,. The TV benefits from digital freeview so expect more than the normal 5 terrestial channels, you'll have hundreds!
There are heaps of guidebooks and novels in the property for your personal use.
Rent with confidence from owners with 14 years' experience of accomodating VRBO-ers.
Albany Court is waiting to offer you a truly ROYAL experience!
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- Apr 16, 2018
A Londoner born and raised in South London who moved to Central London in 1991, where she still lives, and knows it like the back of her hand.
Anita purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Anita chose Westminster
I used to travel up to Central London as a child with my mum and her best friend to feed the ducks at St James's Park and loved the area from knee-high. This apartment is so centrally located to all the touristy sites and is prestigious with top security yet quiet.
What makes this Apartment unique
Imagine beating the queues by going to Westminster Abbey within 5 minutes' stroll from your Central London apartment, then returning home to relaunch, then walking in another direction to find yourself in front of Buckingham Palace within another 5 minutes - this will be your life at this apartment.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Convenient, clean and quiet apartment
Pro: Comfy apartment for three; conveniently located a few steps from St James tube stop; walking distance to Westminister Abbey and Buckingham Palace; convenience store and Starbucks a stone's throw away; nice bathroom/shower
Cons: None, really.
Would Definitely Stay Again
This apartment has a fabulous location. It's within walking distance of so many of the major sites and a tube station is just around the corner. Given its central location, it is surprisingly quiet. The apartment is very functional and comfortable.
Location, Quality, Comfort, and Convenient - All There!!!!
This is the absolute best place to stay in London for all ages. My 90 year "young" Mom was able to take the elevator to this wonderful, comfortable flat! You are able to walk,. catch a bus, ride the tube, and/or take a train. There are range of dining places, grocery store, convenient store, Adam & Eve Pub, etc. close by. You are withing walking distance of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminister, museums, upscale shopping, etc. We did not spend a lot of time in flat, but enjoyed every moment we were there. We had some questions for Anita during trip, and she was extremely responsive by both phone calls and emails. Whatever our concerns were they were taken care of immediately. She is an awesome host with well stocked kitchen, tourist books if needed, great wifi, probably tv (never turned it on), plenty of bedding and towels, and quick to return deposit. I would highly recommend this flat to all travelers to London! It made our trip so much more special!
Thanks for your review and for choosing this location. It was a pleasure to host you and your mother. I hope you made lovely memories and will come back one day.
Great Location and Perfect for our Family
Anita was fantastic and prompt with her responses while booking... I would certainly give her 5 stars. The location is hard to beat... which also gets 5 stars. We ended up walking almost everywhere and the tube is just a stones throw away from the apartment. We took the Heathrow Express into downtown London and hailed an Uber to the corner and was in our room within an hour after getting out of customs... The place has several modern touches, especially the bathroom which had adequate water pressure and a fabulous shower head... In our week stay we took advantage of the washer and dryer in the apartment. There was indeed a Murphy bed but we didn't have a need for it and only used the other room to relax a bit between our trips. I have no regrets and would happily return on future visits. There is a convenient book that has everything you would need to know about the apartment and the surrounding area. Literally a 5-10 minute walk to the park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Parliament and Westminster Abby. Amazing... We ended up taking the tube everywhere else in London... We went in December and the weather was great... A little cool at night in the 40's and 50's and overcast skies but beautiful and not much rain that I can think of...
Close, Convenient & Comfortable
We chose this apartment for the location and it turned out to be excellent. The flat was comfortable and clean with lots of light. It is located in a quiet area of town, as it is surrounded mostly by office buildings. We felt safe, could it be because the New Scotland Yard was a block away? We always used the stairs but there is a small lift. The flat is on the second floor (or as they say, 1st floor), over a convenience store and across from a pub. It is one minute walk from the St. James Tube Station, by a Starbucks, and a block from the Post Office. Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Parliament were five minutes walk one way, with Buckingham Palace ten minutes the other, so the location was splendid. The kitchen was well equipped for small meals. The washer/dryer was convenient though slow. The locked entrance to Albany Court as well as the door to our flat felt safe. We will stay here again if we get the chance.
Thanks for a great spot!
The best place to begin my comments is with Anita. She was very responsive during the booking process, met us at the apartment with the keys, showed us how to work all of the appliances and went out of her way to ensure our stay was great. I've booked several vacation properties over the years. Anita was the best property owner by a landslide.
Now the property itself.....was terrific. I'm not sure how you find a quiet street with only a 7 minute walk to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben in central London, but if that's what you're looking for, this is the flat. It had the room my wife and I needed, and all the amenities required to make our 9 day stay great. We walked everywhere from this apartment, and with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby, we were never too far from what we needed, or wanted to do. Oh, and the bed was fantastic!
The marriage of a great property owner with a great property is hard to find. If that's what you're looking for, book this place.
duck and squirrel feeding at St James's Park!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We do welcome stays of less than five nights if the dates coincide with gaps in our calendar. Any day can be a changeover day. Discounts are given for stays of two weeks or more. Paypal payments require an additional payment of 4% of the amount paid. Easter is charged at the same rate as the festive season.