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Spacious in safe and family-friendly historical London close to all amenities

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


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Fantastic restaurants plus supermarket 2 min walk. Private parking plus Internet

Enjoy our spacious, modernised, comfortable apartment with wireless internet, private parking and fast and easy access to the cultural and historical attractions of the city centre. A large supermarket and fantastic local restaurants and cafes are only 2 minutes walk away in our family-friendly area of London.

The modernised apartment is in one of the oldest and most striking Tudor-style houses in the Crystal Palace area. The apartment comes with all towels, linen etc., wireless internet access and digibox TV. Private parking is available.

Access to central tourist attractions is quick and easy. The mainline station is a short walk away with frequent, inexpensive and fast trains to the centre. We (Stuart and Vivienne) live nearby and will be pleased to help you enjoy your stay. We have had very positive feedback about the apartment and have had visitors from all over the globe, from Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.

Itinerary suggestions: Historical

Day A. Historic London. Boat trip on the Thames taking in Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Tower Bridge. Trip on the London Eye. Dinner in Soho. Show in the evening.

Day B. Historic England. Leeds Castle, Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Royal Tun bridge Wells. Dinner at The Alchemist, Crystal Palace.

Day C. Historic London. Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, Dickens' House and Museum, St James' Palace, Kensington Palace. Dinner in Lambs Conduit Street.


Day A. Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Imperial war Museum. Dinner in Brick Lane (traditional Indian).

Day B. Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum. Dinner in China Town, show in the evening.

Day C. Old Market's Day. Portobello Road Antiques Market, Borough Food Market, Camden Clothes and knick-knacks Market, Convent Garden Market. Trip on the canal (Camden to Little Venice). Dinner in Convent Garden, show in the evening.

Suggested days out: Day A. Day trip to France by ferry or Paris by train.

Day B. White cliffs of Dover, Hastings (site of the Battle of Hastings), Brighton. Dinner at Crystal Palace (Thai, Chinese or Indian).

Day C. Col-harbour village with traditional English pub, Leith Tower, Box Hill (South Down Hills), Dorking village and antique trail.

Good for food lovers: Eating out in Crystal Palace is a must with excellent food from all regions of the globe. Crystal Palace park is the place to work up an appetite or antique hunting is always good fun.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Stuart Wilson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
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October 21, 2016
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Why Stuart Wilson chose England

Crystal Palace is a lovely area full of restaurants and family-friendly bars with great views of central London. We love living here.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Spacious in safe and family-friendly historical London close to all amenities
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews

Great value great location plenty of room

  • 4 of 5

When we realised we'd been given the largest of the apartments for such a great deal we were stoked. Although quite basic the apartment had all the kitchen equipment needed to cook, much more than most expensive places I've stayed. The bedroom we used was huge and bed was very comfy. Sofa was a little old and not for sitting on for hours but for the price we paid we thought it was an amazing find.

Shower was great. Even had a bidet. We'd spent quite a bit more on another stay for 3 weeks beforehand and the shower was crap. Wish we'd stayed here sooner! Washing machine was new and very handy to have for the week.

To top it all was the absolutely stunning view from the living room window overlooking the beautiful oak tree and rustic garden and views of London.

The apartment is old but its got great character. Loved the church windows and Victorian period features. It's a stunning building from the outside too.

Great for short or long stays for family holidays or commute to London. Crystal Palace park is a great place to run and the town has a great village feel with heaps of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

I loved my stay. Thank you. Hope to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Markwood, Australia

A little oasis from the city madness

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here for a week in April 2014 & really enjoyed the flat & especially the backyard. Being Spring, it was brimming with flowers & greenery & was an excellent place for our 8yo son to explore. The flat was excellent value and the facilities all worked well and there were a decent amount of kitchen utensils to cook a proper meal.

It was easy to catch the train into the city & we quickly found out it was far easier to catch the bus from the stop across the road from the station & get off at the next one to avoid having to walk up the steep hill after a tiring day of sight seeing.

We really liked the view from the lounge room window, watching the city skyline & the squirrels playing in the oak tree at our eye level.

There were plenty of shops & supermarkets nearby to get supplies. We have recommended the flat to friends & would love to come back if we get the chance to visit the UK again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great area, lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Apartment as promised, very nice area. Owners helpful with info how to reach the house and in recieving delayed luggage. The kids loved the place! Overall quality of the place very much in line with pricing, in my opinion.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey, USA

A nice flat for a family of 5

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Crystal Palace flat. It was clean and comfortable and had a lovely backyard. It was within walking distance of a grocery store and different places to eat and shop. There also is a nice park to wonder through. We found it easy to get to central London by bus and train. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The only thing we found frustrating was the wireless internet connection did not work well. But, overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to our friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the area too and it is great when our guests enjoy exploring it. The internet, unfortunately, was out of our hands as our service provider had been upgrading and this caused some outage. It works fine now and the speeds are better than ever.
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Very Good Family Holiday Flat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three children and it was perfect for us. We were able to easily get in/out of central London every day using a Travelcard. The neighbourhood around the flat is great, with shopping and restaurants very easily accessible. Crystal Palace park is a lovely place to spend an afternoon - check out the dinosaurs! The hosts were very ammenable and helpful in every way. We absolutely would (and have!) recommended this flat to others. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wellington, New Zealand

Crystal Palace flat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks in January 2010 and had a great time: convenient location, well laid-out, very spacious and a real haven to come back to at the end of each day. The flat lives up to its description, the owners are helpful and friendly, and we'll definitely be back at some stage.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when our guests enjoy Crystal Palace as much as we do. We love living here and chose the area because of its great village atmosphere, lovely parks and restaurants. And it is really peaceful despite being a short commute to central London.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Gatwick and Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Crystal Palace
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Dover and Folkstone
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Crystal Palace
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Crystal Palace
Car: not necessary

Crystal Palace, close to the centre of London, is a very family-friendly area. Eating out in Crystal Palace is a must with excellent food from all regions of the globe. Crystal Palace park is the place to work up an appetite or for the more sedate, antique hunting is always good fun. As well as easy and quick access to the centre of London with its famous historical and theatrical landscape, the apartment offers access to South East England's fields and forests (eg the famous Winnie The Pooh Ashdown Forest) and a slice of history (Leeds Castle and Hastings where Normans and Saxons slugged it out)

Other Activities: National Sports Centre close by, sightseeing, theatre, cinema


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Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
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London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Power shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Alarm clock/radio, wardrobes and chest of drawers
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is one double and one triple bedroom. All linen, towels etc are provided. We live in the apartment below so can be on hand for any queries. Babysitting can be provided for a small fee. There is free internet access for laptops. There is a digibox enabling access to many digital tv channels.

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