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High Street Kensington Rooftop Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Beautiful, spacious, bright and quiet, one bedroom apartment sleeps 4

Our spacious (52 sq metres) top-floor quiet one bedroom flat is situated in a prestigious portered block in the heart of Kensington, ideally situated to explore all the delights London has to offer. All mod-cons provided including Molton Brown toiletries, Nespresso Coffee machine and pods, Egyptian cotton bedsheets and duvets, goose-down pillows, 42" flat screen TV and DVD player, real wood flooring throughout and marble-tiled bathroom and access to a roof terrace.

The best things about this property are:

1. Location - Right on Kensington High Street, 2 minutes away from High Street Kensington tube, 2 minutes from Holland Park, 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. This makes it a perfect location for events at the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History, Science, Design and V&A museums and easy to get links into Soho and London's West End Theatres. Wonderful nightlife including Michelin restaurants, funky bars and clubs.

2. Safe and Sound - It's very well spaced large one bedroom top floor flat (approx. 52 square metres), at the back of a prestigious portered building making it great for security and a sound nights sleep as there's no one upstairs and high enough not to hear the street sounds below.

3.. Comfortably sleeps 4 adults - as well as a large kingsize bed in the bedroom, the living room has two large sofas, one being a large double sofa bed (10 metres away from the bedroom, thus maintaining privacy).

4. Complimentary bicycles for all the family to enjoy both the parks and getting around.

5. Football, Cricket, Tennis balls', goals, wickets, bats racquets, frisbees, kites and picnic basket and rug to enjoy in the parks - both Holland Park and Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park are around the corner.

What's not so good is that there is no lift, therefore not great for the elderly or disabled - but there is a private roof terrace to take in the rays on a summer's day.

More Details

Moses de Silva
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Moses de Silva

I've lived, laughed, cried and worked in London for the last 50 years, apart from a brief sojourn in Minneapolis for 5 years in the 90s. My loves are my family, reading, cooking, music, dancing and walking the land.

Moses de Silva purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Moses de Silva chose Kensington

Perfect location in well-heeled Kensington.

Top floor apartment at the back of a prestigious portered building, making for a safe and sound goodnights sleep.

Access to rooftop terrace to laze around on sunny days.

What makes this apartment unique

The location makes all the top attractions on your doorstep.


Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Marble tiled with Molton Brown toiletries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Kingsize bed, goose down pillows and Egyptian linen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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High Street Kensington Rooftop Apartment
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely fabulous! The apartment was so comfortable. The location is perfect! Moes this was such a kind and generous and present host. Answered all of our questions and went above and beyond the call of duty!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nadejda, Many thanks for writing such a lovely review and I hope you and the girls had a pleasant trip home. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Moses
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Great location and well presented

  • 5 of 5

Great location from tube station and easy to find. The owner of the apartment Moses was waiting to greet us and help us settle in and answer any questions. There was a welcome pack of groceries waiting for us and nothing was too much trouble. The apartment is very clean and has everything you need to have a great stay. Moses check in with us the next day to ensure everything was ok in the apartment. We had a fabulous time and when we return to London we will be checking availability for this apartment.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, Many thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure to host you and your family and we hope we will the honour to host you again in the future. Warm wishes Moses
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Great Apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this apartment. The location is great, very central with easy access to the tube station. Moses was very helpful. He meet us on arrival and showed us through the apartment. He also arranged some extra bedding for us so my son could use the second sofa as a bed. Would definitely stay here again if in London.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay, excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

Moses is an excellent host, very friendly and welcoming. The apartment is great, very spacious, clean and has everything you could possibly need! Everything was perfect just be ready for the 10 flights of stairs! :D

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment in a great neiborhood

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this nice apartment on High Street. Small and cozy...perfect for a couple to enjoy a stay in London. It was close to the Underground and many stores and restaurants in the area. Moses was very friendly and helpful. Make sure you are in shape for the 81 stairs though.....

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size, location, and host!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, me and a friend stayed here in October for a few days and it was the perfect size and location. There's one bedroom and a comfy pull out sofa in the lounge. The bathroom was recently decorated and clean, and was stocked with toiletries which was great.

We went to London for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall which was walking distance from the flat. And the High Street Kensington tube station is only a few blocks away for traveling farther afield.

What really made this place stand out was the host, Moses. He kept in touch beforehand to make sure our arrival went smoothly, and answered all my random questions throughout the booking process. When we arrived, the place was stocked with everything we needed - there was even cereal to eat in the morning!

The listing description was accurate, but note that there wasn't a working lift when we arrived (not sure if that's a temporary or permanent issue) so there a quite a few steps to navigate to get to the top floor, but Moses helped bring our luggage up.

I wish we were going back to London soon so we could stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $52.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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