Hi, We are an Australian couple living in London now for the last 10 years. This is our much loved Clerkenwell apartment where we spent some of our most memorable times on London. We now live a little bit further out of the city in a suburb called Dulwich, having to move (begrudgingly) to a house once our kids arrived. We still love the neighbourhood, going back regularly to the wonderful bars and restaurants in the area.
Chris purchased this Apartment in 2010
Why Chris chose London Borough of Islington
We loved living in the flat which is on the top floor of an old Georgian house in a street and an area with lots of history. . The neighbourhood has become a known area now for designers of all types. Clerkenwell design week becoming an industry must for many companies. With that the area is full of fashionable restaurants and bars which attract a very cool crowd. Exmouth Market is just 5 minutes work away, somewhere where Im sure you will be eating at a least a couple of times during your stay. The flat itself is on the top two floors, tucked away in very quiet street but one street each way and you are back in the hustle and bustle. Being on the top floor it feels very quiet. we fully renovated the flat about 5 years ago to a very high standard and have maintained this over the years. Difficult to find a period apartment with such a large open plan living similar to this.
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Great spot in a great neighborhood
We really enjoyed our time staying at Chris’ place. The flat was as-advertised, with nice design touches and a lot of space for our family of three. The windows everywhere were great in getting breezes through the flat, even on warm nights.
We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to London!
Great stay in cozy flat in convenient location.
Thanks for great stay. Flat was well equipped, very clean, cozy. Host Chris was great- checked in with us about our stay, was flex on arrival and departure times. Highly recommend.
From begining to end the flat exceeded our expectations and was wonderful.
Chris was great to deal with from day one. Check in was simple. When we arrived the apartment was just as represented in the photos and description. CLEAN and even had fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival! The neighborhood is a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the London City yet so close that you are near everything and anything. My family of 4 was extremely comfortable in the flat. The flat exceeded our expectations and was fully stocked... Paper towels, bath tissue, soap, shampoo, garbage bags, cleaning supplies etc. The kitchen was fully stocked as well. Chris even provided adapters for plugs for us that are from overseas. We loved the heated floor in the bathroom as well. There was an ample supply of towels in the bathrooms and we didn't need to do laundry at all. The neighborhood had a variety of restaurants in close proximity and even several that were open late. My family used the tube as it was a short walk away and simple to navigate. We felt safe at all hours walking in the neighborhood. If you are looking for a quiet, clean, comfortable flat to use as home base for a London vacation I highly recommend this Apartment. My family has nothing but positive things to say about it!!! Enjoy!
Beautiful, convenient, great location
5 stars! Lovely flat in a fabulous location. Close to stores, restaurants, pubs, and transportation. Chris was responsive and available. It's fully equipped and had a wonderful fireplace. I would happily stay there again.
Great choice for a London visit with family
My family (wife and 2 boys ages 8 and 6) traveled to London and enjoyed our stay at this apartment. We will definitely stay here again when we return to London. Highly recommended.
The Apartment: clean, modern and spacious. There was plenty of space for our family of 4 to spread out and relax. The fully equipped kitchen was great for our young family, allowing us to prepare breakfasts at home before going out to see London.
The Location: We really appreciated the location. The Farringdon tube stop and bus stop were both a 5 minute walk away. There is a spacious park with a great playground for the kids 2 blocks away. Grocery stores (Waitrose and Tesco Express) are a few blocks away. Some great pubs were all within a few blocks from the apartment.
The Owner: Chris was a great host! Prior to our stay he answered many of our questions as we planned our trip. During our stay he was very responsive to any questions we had.
Light, beautiful apartment
We loved this property and would stay there again in a heartbeat. It is on the third and fourth floors of a well-located building in Clerkenwell. So, be mindful it is not for you if steps are a problem. For us, it was perfect. The upper floor has a large bedroom suite with a fully integrated bathroom (that means everything including the toilet is open to view.) Lots and lots of storage space in concealed units makes for a peaceful uncluttered master. The downstairs level is an open-plan unit with fully equipped kitchen, living and dining areas, again with generous space and storage. The second bedroom, smaller, is downstairs. Also downstairs, a nicely decorated full bathroom with tub/shower.
One tube stop is five minutes away, the other, the more useful Angel stop is 12 minutes' walk. The supermarket and a Pret sandwich shop are very close. Nice restaurants are in easy walking distance. What really makes the apartment is the light modern decor with lovely furnishings and accents and beautiful natural light. Chris was very responsive to every question and need.