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The One and Only Place to Stay in Central London

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Wonderlful location: most central West End, close to the theatres, shops, restaurant and being in the best location of the best area: walking distance everywhere. Soho/ Covent garden/ Picadilly/ Trafalgar square/Oxford street shopping at your door step. 24 hours life and activity right outside your apartment. Unforgettable London

The space

Large for London apartment, best most central Location, right in the middle of West End/ Soho, 5th floor, great views.

Charming Victorian listed building, one of London's finest

2 double bedrooms with wash basins in each.

Double glazing to minimalise the City Buzz

Large romantic bath in main bedroom: Currently not in use due to flooding risk.

Separate modern power shower and WC

Large octagonal lounge open plan kitchen with dining table seats 6

Flat screen TV in each room.

Washer, dryer and depergent.

Luxury double sofa bed.

Free WiFI

Music system and Docking Station.

Large colonial ceiling fans for pleasant noiseless cooling breeze.

Very efficient central wont notice the Winter outside.

Step just out the front door and you are in the middle of the best Theatre land, shops, restaurants

You can simply walk everywhere, no need for busses, metro, taxis

Covent Garden is one of the most popular and expensive neighbourhoods in London!!

Metro stations 5 minutes away. Busses stops 2 min away should you wish to travel further afield

Guest access

Entire apartment. No other guests.

Interaction with guests

On arrival only and if they contact me.

Other things to note

King size bed 150x 190cm

Double bed 135x 190cm

Double sofa bed 135 x 190cm

Wooden floors throughout the apartment and building: expect creaking floor boards and footsteps.

Due to Central City location city sounds to be expected however double glazed windows minimise the sounds and earplugs provided for the light sleeper exclude all sounds.

More Details

Lenn Thirion
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Lenn Thirion

Medical Doctor, Ex South African.

Lenn Thirion purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Lenn Thirion chose Saint James's

Best location, views and City you can hope to find.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect 5 day stay in London. Just as described. Location is incredible in Covent Garden- restaurants, bakeries and theaters all within a short walk. Worked out great for stay with my family of four- my kids ages 10 and 13 loved the space. Comforts of home with more charm than any hotel. Gordon is easy to communicate with, had drinks/snacks/flowers for our arrival. Highly recommended!!!
Jun 2017
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Saint James's Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The One and Only Place to Stay in Central London
average rating of 4.9 based on 12 reviews

Character flat in the heart of London

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay in this flat in London. The building, and unit, are historic and have plenty of character/quirks. The location is superb for nightlife but with that comes noise in the evenings, so be warned. However, if you live in a city, then city noise won't bother you. The location is perfect to enjoy all London has to offer and a quick 5min walk to the tube to take you anywhere in the city. Lenn was a gracious host that was quick to answer any and all questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding accommodations in an ideal location brought the best of London to our doorstep.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was perfect. The building is very secure and the 5th floor location provided a terrific vantage point of the neighborhood. Nadia met us at the property for a quick and welcoming orientation. There was a lovely bowl of fruit, coffee, milk, juice and even a bottle of bubbly in the fridge--everything we needed after a long, overnight flight. But we didn't rest long as we began exploring London.

The location truly is ideal. We were able to walk to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral and the London Museum. For great food and drinks, I'd recommend Dean St. Townhouse, La Maison Bertaux, and the Dog & Duck Pub--all within a few blocks of the property. When walking would have been too far, even for us, we either grabbed a cab or headed underground.

Returning in the evening, the flat had everything we needed and accommodated our party of five--two bedrooms and the pullout couch in the living room--beautifully. The windows afforded an impressive level of soundproofing and the heavy interior doors also helped to create a great space in which to rest.

This was our first VRBO experience and it certainly won't be our last. When we closed the door and headed to the airport, we truly felt like we were leaving home. We look forward to our next adventure.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is unbeatable! Clean! Spacious! Great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from 4 night stay and couldn’t wait to share my review. The apartment is exactly what you see in the pictures and is truly in the heart of all the action. You can walk to all the major sites. Hosts were extremely helpful and responsive. The apartment was stocked with everything you need. The only small concern I would have about going back in the summer is that it did get quite warm. That could have been user error as we weren’t sure how to adjust the temperature and it wasn’t so warm that we needed to call and ask for assistance. If you’re thinking about booking, do it.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic flat in a central location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a great place to stay for a visit to London. It is situated in the heart of Soho, within easy walking distance of theaters, the British museum, tube stops, Coventry Garden, and more. The owner, Lenn, met us upon arrival and gave us a quick tour and review of the amenities. He was super polite and responsive. The apartment has two bedrooms as well as a pull out couch in the living room. There’s one bathroom, with shower and toilet. There is a simple yet functional kitchen with a small fridge, microwave, dish washer and stove top. One of the bedrooms hosts a washer and dryer. Everything was well maintained and the apartment was clean and inviting. The only downside- since the flat is located in such a bustling section of Soho there was quite a bit of late night street noise on Friday and Saturday as the bars and clubs closed down, but Lenn provided ear plugs for just such an eventuality. Will definitely consider staying there again for future visits to London!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location, Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a break in Central London. There were four adults in our party and the apartment was ideal for all our needs. It is spacious, well furnished, comfortable and very clean and dealing with the owner, Lenn, was a pleasure. I can unreservedly and without hesitation recommend this property.

I could be verbose and ramble on about the apartment and its suitability for staying in Central London but I think the advertisement says it all, this is "the one and only place to stay in Central London".

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic flat in great location!

  • 5 of 5

This flat, right in the center of it all, offered everything in a location that can't be beat. Lenn made sure all our needs were met and was extremely responsive when asked questions about any of the amenities. We would definitely stay here again if our travels take us to London.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $66.41
Damage Deposit $664.1

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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