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James and Charlene

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Historic Bloomsbury, Central London ,From £100.00 per night

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

A large Studio apartment in a stylish 1930’s portered mansion block, with a separate kitchen and bathroom with bathtub/shower. Sleeps 1-3. The bathroom has a separate dressing area with sink to allow more room for our guests.

Located in Bloomsbury, Central London, close to Kings Cross and Russell Square underground stations. It's just a 10 minute walk to the Eurostar terminal and Euston station.It's a five minute walk from Russell Sq tube station.

The studio allows easy access to the West End shows, Soho nightlife, Oxford Street shopping, and the bar/restaurants in Holborn and Russell Square are also within easy reach. Visit the British Library at Kings Cross and the British Museum in Holborn.

Also close by is the Arthouse Renoir Cinema...showing the best in recently released independent films and classics. The Charles Dickens Museum is short stroll away.

With large leaded windows overlooking a park and gardens, the studio has an abundance of natural light. Facilities include a pull down double Murphy bed (very easy to use) an additional sofa-chair bed (very comfortable)and a full height single air bed.There's wireless internet(very fast connection), cable TV, DVD, music system, and a fully equipped kitchen. All towels and linen provided. A perfect flat for a retreat visit to London or for those wishing to explore London.There is a lovely independent coffee shop across the road where one can relax and read a paper and take in life in Bloomsbury. A stroll down nearby Lambs Conduit St almost feels as though you're going back in time. Nip in for a quick pint at the Lamb Pub (one of the few pubs in London to have 'Snob Screens', linger in the independent shops along this charming street and pop in for a glass of wine at Vats Wine Bar .This area still has several independent books shops ,all of which are within a five minute walk.

Your stay here wouldn't be complete without a stroll down Woburn Walk ,a stunning Georgian period Street with attractive bow fronted shopfronts and also once the home of poet WB Yeats.

A selection of reference books about the local area and London are available for use during your stay.Please feel free to take them out and about with you!

For guests wishing to cook at home we have pots and pans and plenty of dishes.The flat is minutes away from the Waitrose supermarket which has very high quality food products.There's also a handy 24 hour shop just opposite the building which is ideal if you need something very early in the morning or late at night.

Bloomsbury has some excellent curry of which is just around the block...a must visit!

For those traveling with children a trip to nearby Corum's Field will be sure to delight them.There are plenty of farm animals and there are often family activities throughout the summer holidays.Another attraction of the area are the secret public gardens of Bloomsbury. I seem to locate one on each visit. St George's Gardens on the corner of Handel St is wonderful.This is an ideal place for a picnic as it never seems to be too crowded and the when the sun is out it really is lovely.This is 4 minutes from the flat.

There are numerous Art Galleries in the area and the Horse Hospital just behind Russell Sq tube station is well worth a visit.It's locate on a cobbled mews street and used to be a hospital for horses....they kept the name and it's now a very good modern art gallery and event place. They have some great book launches here.

This holiday home will provide all you need for a lovely break in London.


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
James and Charlene (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About James and Charlene

James is born and bred in London, so knows the city very well! I've lived in London for over 20 years. I grew up in Canada and now call London 'Home'. I work part time in an Arts Reference Library and co own a music shop with James for the past 16 years.

James and Charlene purchased this studio in 2007

Why James and Charlene chose Camden & Covent Garden

We really fell for Bloomsbury.You can really feel the history here.The area is safe and it's so close to Eurostar...that we know that Paris is only a few hours away by train!

What makes this studio unique

The lovely porter is very helpful.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks so much. We loved your little flat-it felt like home away from home.The bed was very comfortable.

-note from our guests-
Sep 2016
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Historic Bloomsbury, Central London ,From £100.00 per night
average rating of 4.5 based on 27 reviews

good place in central London

  • 4 of 5

Very good location near British Library and Russel square.

The property quite good for two people, not more.

The relation with owners and Jessica who brought us the keys was excellent.

If returning to London we would stay in the same place.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'll pass this onto Jess too. Yes, the location is excellent for getting around Central London.The flat can easily sleep 3 people and sometimes even four if people really want to save money and sacrafice abit of space,but I understand your point. Best Wishes Charlene
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Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

This flat was great. Excellent location,. Coming from Paris we were able to walk to the Clare Court only a few blocks away from the train station. We were also able to get on the Big Bus Tours stop which was by the train station. Great little restaurants around, we never had to take a cab. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you .We hope you'll stay again on your next trip to London. Best Wishes James and Charlene
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We felt like it really was our home.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I enjoyed our visit to this Clare Court flat. It was ideally located between two Underground stops and very close to some wonderful attractions. We enjoyed the view, from the flat, of the neighboring park and watching the comings and goings of the locals.

The flat was exactly as described, a small clean property with great amenities (the Wifi was greatly appreciated by my son). My only caution would be that the bed is a little short for this tall family. But because there was an Aerobed, with appropriate linens, my son was able to find comfort for his lanky body.

We didn't meet the owners, but met one of their friends for the key exchange. Helen was very helpful in advising us on the flat and the neighborhood. There is also a very useful book the owners have put together with helpful information on just about everything. The concierge staff in the lobby were also very friendly and I felt very comfortable and safe in the building.

The British Museum and the British Library are very nearby, and I enjoyed a tour of the London Canal Museum (very interesting, especially after taking a canal tour).

Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely recommend it to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you-We're pleased you enjoyed your time in London. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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Portland, Oregon

Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, the experience in renting this flat was excellent. The owners are incredibly responsive and kind. Even when I was stuck in bad weather and delayed on my flight — they were just great.

The location cannot be beat. It is equidistant to King's Cross/St. Pancras and Russell Square tube stops. Having gone to uni around here (long ago), I always loved this part of town. The shopping (especially grocery) is fantastic.

The flat itself was wonderful. I often worry about the comfort of beds when I travel -- but this one was very comfortable and I got GREAT sleep the entire time I was here. The wifi is a huge bonus, as I was here for work and was pretty much on my computer most of the time.

Great bath, love the towel warmer (who doesn't?). The washer/dryer was a very big help and reminded me that I really don't have to pack so much on these trips. :)

I strongly recommend this flat (and the owners) for anyone looking to have a good base in London.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. We're pleased you really enjoyed staying n Bloomsbury. Best Charlene and James
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Just Right For Us!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here and enjoyed a lovely long weekend in Bloomsbury. The area was excellent. We walked to all the places we wanted to see in London.We felt really safe in this flat as the building has a porter who was also very nice to us. The flat was quite small but larger than a hotel room. It has a full bathroom and a tiny little kitchen. The kitchen is in its own room so that was good. It does have a washer/dryer which was an added bonus after we got rained upon! The was nice and warm and the best part was it was really really quiet! We would 100 percent stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about the flat. We're pleased you had a good time. Best Charlene and James
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Great Location and Cozy Place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here as it's only about two blocks to the Eurostar station and the place was very quiet.The building is quite old but we thought it was very sweet and charming.The porter was very helpful and gave us directions to places.We felt very secure with having the porter on duty,although the area seemed safe.The flat was larger than we expected and everything worked fine.It was clean and we were delighted to have use of the washer/dryer.The kitchen was small but it had all we needed to make coffee,toast and light snacks.The owners were easy to deal with and answered any questions we had.We tried to book it again for our return from Paris but the dates had gone.We'll book this place again as it's good value and we really enjoyed Bloomsbury.We would recommend this flat for a short stay in London.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you- I'm pleased you enjoyed the area and the flat worked out well for you.It's very handy indeed for onward travels via the Eurostar. We hope we can welcome you back soon. Best James and Charlene
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The British Museum
"A Must Visit"
Woburn Walk
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Situated in the Heart of Historic Bloomsbury ,our flat has a wonderful quiet location. It's close to several historic attractions and is a short walk to the Eurostar Terminal with its direct trains to Lille,Paris and Brussels.


Regent Park: 15 min

Marylebone High St: 20 min

British Museum: 10 min

Covent Garden: 15 min

Oxford Street: 15 min

Russell Square: 5 min

Leicester Square: 15 min

Trafalgar Square: 25 min


Russell Square: (5 min) -Piccadilly Line - Blue


Route 91 : King's Cross, Euston Station, The Strand, Charing Cross, Trafalgar Sq

Route 168 : Hampstead Heath, Chalk Farm, Camden Town

The nearby shopping on Oxford St and Charing Cross Road will be a real treat for people who love to shop until they drop. From high end shops to the two very large budget Primarks,one will find something to take back home with them. After a morning strolling aroud the West End a special treat of a full English Afternnoon Tea will sure to become a special memory of your time in London. Yes, it can be somewhat expensive but it should be something that should be tried if you have the time and budget. The Ritz is by far the best in London.The Savoy, The Dorchester,Browns, and Clariddge's are all expensive but worth it.The National Portrait Gallery,The Wallace Collection and the Langham are more affordable and equally as good. Fortnum and Mason on nearby Picacadilly is also worth it. Their food hall is amazing/and even if you don't have time for the full Afternoon Tea you could buy some tea to take back with you. The tin cans ar simply stunning in design.A great gift for those back home.You will find that a few of the hotels near the British Museum also offer Afternoon Tea/but the ones listed above are far better.One exception is Bea's of Bloomsbury which is well worth a visit.


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Kings Cross Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large bathroom with overhead shower and tub.Large dressing area with vanity unit and sink.Hairdryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Please note that a child could also sleep on the couch allowing for 4th guest for those on a budget.We also have a full height air bed which is very comfortable.Baby cot available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Small Cooler
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
The building is very safe and secure. There's an on site porter.

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