SELF-CATERING STUDIO FLAT - GOOD WIFI, Central London, 15 mins by tube to West End.
This is a bright and cheerful studio flat, up one flight of stairs overlooking a nice private garden. It is situated in a lovely Victorian building and is very clean with a modern kitchen in a completely separate room and a separate bathroom. Ideal for 2 or 3 people who want to visit London and have a warm, cosy, quiet, safe place to stay.
THE ABOVE PHOTOS
These were taken by a professional photographer with a wide angle lens. Accordingly, the rooms do appear larger than they really look in real life! Bear in mind, the entire apartment is a mere 28sq. meters, or 300sq. feet.
There is a high quality 4'6" (1m 37cm) double bed (for 2) in the main room and a single sofa-bed (for 1) in the conservatory area. The sofa-bed is brand new and has a sprung mattress.
We regret we do nat take children under the age of 8 due to the delicate nature of the furnishings and fabrics.
Mobile/cellphone signal reception is generally good. But note, that if getting a British mobile phone on arrival, avoid Virgin mobile phones, as the apartment gets no signal from this network provider. There is no problem from other major UK networks, such as EE, O2, Vodafone, all of which co-operate with all major US and other national network suppliers to provide a good mobile/cellphone service in the UK.
Only three minutes around the corner to Willesden Green tube station, on the famous Jubilee line, zone 2. Trains run every 2 minutes and take just 15 min´s to the West End in Central London (Bond St).
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
The apartment is just off the high street, where there is a Sainsbury supermarket, lovely pub/restaurant, Costa coffee bar, Italian and Indian restaurants including a Brazilian charuscaria and many more restaurants and cafes nearby. There is of course a typical English fish and chip shop as well, very nearby. Just around the corner there is also a launderette and a handy 24 hour supermarket open 7 days a week.
There is a Nat West Bank just round the corner; a Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC bank also nearby. There are plenty of shops of all kinds in the high street and also two chemists. Two lovely parks are nearby, one just a short walk away.
For your arrival I provide fresh towels, fresh bed linen, duvets, sheets, covers and pillows. All bills are included and there is high-speed Wi-Fi access and a flat screen TV. Street parking is available at £4 per day. Let me know before you arrive if you need this, so I can arrange it for you.
I also supply a welcome pack of goodies so that you will have some basic food supplies on your arrival and something to eat and drink for your first breakfast next morning.
This is a separate room with a door and is not in the bedroom, like so many other flats! Apart from the usual things like a cooker, a tall fridge and microwave oven, there is a kettle, a cafetiere, an iron and a nice fat cat, no I was joking! There´s no cat.
The cleaning and laundry charge is £40 if only the double bed is to be used. If the sofa-bed will be used as well, there is an additional laundry charge of £20, making a total of £60. When you book, you will be charged the basic £40. If the sofa-bed is to be used, please bring with you the extra £20 in cash to hand to us on your arrival.
CHECK-IN; CHECK-OUT - LIMITED ACCESS TIMES
Check-in is after 12pm, but before 7pm.
Check-out is before 10am.
These times can vary by prior arrangement.
A very late check-in after 10pm is not available, as neither I nor my assistants live at the property. We understand that flight delays can result in a very late arrival at the airport; in such cases we cannot give you access to the apartment until the next morning after 9am. We can only suggest you stay at a reasonably priced hotel near the airport for the night at your expense and try to recover the cost from the airline or your insurers.
It's very trendy, lots of good restaurants, coffee bars, and shops - mostly for food purchases. The streets are tree-lined and the area is remarkely quiet for an urban setting. Weekends around here are pleasant, sleepy affairs, good for families and for lovers.
The easiest way to get around in London is by the famous "tube". This is the underground commuting train system in London. It is fast, cheap and is very close to the property, being a mere 3 minutes walk away. This station is called Willesden Green and is on the Jubilee line on the tube. From here, the trains run every 2 minutes (yes, they really are that frequent) and can get you to Bond Street in 15 minutes, handy for some of London's greatest department stores - including Marks & Spencer's and Selfridges.
After midnight, all night, the frequency of trains is reduced to one every 15 minutes.
There aren't any, well pets aren't allowed, sorry. Also the apartment is strictly non-smoking.
A few friends over for a drink is OK, but this is a quiet place and please remind them about the no-smoking rule.