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Studio flat w. terrace Islington London, £75-100 night (no.of days/max 3 people)

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


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Unique, well located, easy travel 30 min door to door to/from Central Ldn

Holiday getaway or pied a terre for working visits to London. Suits single, couples or couple plus 1 (including childe). The flat (35msq) is a 2008 addition to the house below and incorporates modern appliances for self contained living including:- fully equipped kitchen (fridge, microwave, gas stove and oven); bathroom (wet room with shower); desk area (full internet access); living/dining area (dining table and chairs); outside deck for sunset dining (3.6m x 2.5m). The sleeping area is set into the rear of the studio and offers some separation from the living/kitchen area which has a comfy double sofa bed. The studio is very bright and has views of both the sun rise and the sunsets. London can be dull and grey but only rarely in this flat. Access is via an external spiral staircase from a courtyard garden. The flat is 13 minutes* stroll from Finsbury Park tube (*source Transport for London website). 15 minutes by tube to central London/the City (Victoria Line or Finsbury Park/Crouch Hill rail)

Landlord assistance: The agent and landlord are easily contactable. He or an agent will be available by mobile phone and happy to assist with any booking requests or day to day tenant needs to the best of their abilities.

Access to the Property: Access to the flat is via an entrance from the street into a courtyard garden shared with the flat below. Access to the top floor apartment is via an external spiral staircase for the renter's exclusive use. The spiral staircase takes you to a lovely terrace and entry to the flat is through an entrance door off the terrace

Enjoy London: The flat offers a hassle free and easy base for enjoying London for a long weekend or a pied a terre to stay while working in the City. The West end is only 30 minutes away door to door and the City the same. Finsbury Park has enough amenities and open spaces to enjoy a weekend in the area and the flat is pleasant to spend time in - sun all day long and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The nightlife attractions of Shoreditch, the East End and the West End are easily reached by public transport or taxi (approx. £20 by black cab). Most Central London attractions and transport links (museums, theatres, landmarks) are well connected via bus lines and the Picadilly and Victoria tube lines.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Adrian Blomfield
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, russian, mandarin chinese
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016
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About Adrian Blomfield

Currently living in Beijing, China working for a renewable energy company.

Adrian Blomfield purchased this apartment in 1997

Why Adrian Blomfield chose England

I lived in Finsbury Park for 14 years and found it a convenient place to access the City of London where I worked and other parts of London - especially the East End and Central London.

The property was originally a bakery and then a sweet shop until conversion into residential property shortly after the war (as far as we can work out). The holiday flat is an extension having been built in 2008 on top of the existing flat roof house.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat comes with a private terrace, is well designed, bright and cheerful;

Our agent is generally on hand and accessible to deal with any issues promptly within 24 hours


based on 16 traveler reviews

Studio flat w. terrace Islington London, £75-100 night (no.of days/max 3 people)
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Excellent flat with great location!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great find. We had three adults and the sleeping arrangements were ideal. The flat is conveniently located within walking distance to the Finsbury Park tube station with access to both the Piccadilly and Victoria lines and has several excellent restaurants right in the neighborhood (highly recommend La Fabrica and the White Lion pub). Max, the agent, lives right downstairs and is so very accomodating and helpful and the process of checking in and out is simple. Water pressure in the bathroom is terrific as is the available hot water. I really have nothing negative to say about our week long stay and would highly recommend this flat to anyone interested in visiting London.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect home base for exploring London

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a solo holiday in London and it was wonderful. Max and Adrian were easy to work with and the place itself is just as pictured. Amazing amounts of natural light. Comfortable furnishing and it's well stocked with kitchen basics (spices, cooking oil, tea etc.) and the like.

In terms of transit, not only are you within easy walking distance of the Underground, there are also two good bus lines nearby (91 to Central London and 210 which goes near Highgate Cemetery OR can be used for transit to the Finsbury Park station when you're coming/going with your luggage).

Just an all around great place and I would definitely stay again should my travels bring me back to London.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We recently had our second stay in this fun apartment and have already booked another for November. Our daughter was living nearby and it worked out perfectly. Although she has moved closer to Arsenal, we love the area around the Thorpedale apartment and look forward to our next visit. – great pubs, restaurants and a market are close by! I love coming through the gate after a busy day and climbing the great spiral stairs to the cozy unit.

Things I would recommend -- instructions on how to use the TV! More heat! (does the towel warmer in the bathroom work?)

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hilary, Thank you for the positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed the flat. We have overhauled the heating system and the new combi boiler reliably delivers hot water to all the radiators and the towel warmer to maintain an appropriate room temperature in the flat. I hope your next stay is improved because of this!
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Lovely little flat

  • 4 of 5

This is such a lovely little flat. Tidy and in a great location. Max and Adrian were both fantastic and really helpful.

The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that for our family (two young kids - 9 and 6 year olds) we felt it was a little too small. I wouldn't recommend it for 4 fully grown adults. But then, this was our first accommodation on a year long holiday, and we all felt a little cramped in the apartment - but I think that was probably us adjusting to each others company 24/7 :)

I was constantly worried that my kids were being too loud for the neighbours. Early wake ups on Sunday mornings always made me "shhh" them - probably not necessary though.

There is a Sainsburys local 5 minutes walk away. The Stapleton Pub is close-by too - they do lovely modern pub food and have an awesome room with old books which we sat and read happily.

There is also a laundromat at the end of the street - a load of washing with drying cost us about 8GBP.

Thanks for a lovely stay and all your help.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the input and the stay. The flat is best suited to 1-2 persons. Short stays for 2 couples are possible but are not adviseable if any appreciable time is going to be spent in the flat together. We are considering limiting rentals to only 2 persons but have found that giving flexibility is sometimes appreciated. We will advise more strongly that tenants carefully consider the floor plan and consider the space constraints. The agent can wash a load upon request for a fee of 5GBP payable to the agent. The laundromat does larger loads if the tenant prefers to do its own washing.
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Great Sunlight, Great View, Quiet, Private &Secure

  • 5 of 5

Loved our month stay in this apartment. Even though the central heating was on a timer and the sun was going down at 3:30pm and the heating didn't kick in till 6 or 6:30pm, we found we were warm. With the combination of sun pouring in during the day and a portable oil heater, we were more than comfortable. All windows had rolling blinds and some had venetian blinds inside the double glazing as well. There were also 2 lovely large curtains covering the west facing glass doors for even further privacy, so there was plenty of versatility in managing the light. I did not hear one neighbour and even though it blew a gale some days, we felt so secluded up there. The hot water and presure was good, the bath towels and tea towels were a little old and used and there was no bath mat ... but we just bought our own bath towels and used the drying rack and paper towels in the kitchen and kept the mop behind the shower curtain to give the wet room a quick squigy after each shower... I'm thinking a bath mat would be completely useless any way with the amount of water that gets around. The layout of the apartment was spot on, fitting so much into such a small space, yet it felt so open and spacious, must be some kind of wizardry. However the layout had a flaw and I found myself eyeing off the size of the window in the bathroom in case of fire and the one only entry and exit was blocked. The need for a key to get out of the fence downstairs also triggered off my fire safety alarm bells, but enough of that. The mattress was comfy - it's a double mattress and our friends stayed over a couple of nights on the fold out couch and said it was fine. There is a good lot of storage space, shelves along the wall, wardrobe with shelves, under there bed and a bulk head over the bed that we were able to hide our suitcases away in once we unpacked. There is a good little robotic vacume cleaner that I used nearly every second day, however there is no washer/dryer so cleaning your clothes is a bit of an issue. The dining table extends out to make it a bit bigger and there's everything you need in the kitchen except a potato peeler. We loved the balcony and it perfectly faces the sunset, we sat up there and watched the birds during the day and the foxes on the street a night. Thanks so much for being the perfect host Max. We highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Charming unique stay near Finsbury Park station (about 10 minutes walk). Beautiful modern alternative interior. All you need is around within 10 minutes (pubs, supermarkets, transport, etc.). Very nice look over the neighborhood from the top (it's a pretty quite part of London).

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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London Docks
Finsbury Park
Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
"small independent theatre/ play house with cafe. Very near station. Performances change regu..."
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Old Dairy Pub
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Kings Cross or Crouch Hill station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Old Dair
Car: not necessary

Finsbury Park, Islington, North London. Flat is 1 km (13 minutes walk*) to the Finsbury Park tube/rail station. Alternatively 2 minutes bus and 2 minutes walk* from Finsbury Park tube/rail station (*source Transport for London website) From the station there are the Victoria and Picadilly Line and overland rail link to the City (15 minutes). There is also easy transport links from Finsbury Park station to:-

(i) Central London and tourist attractions (Victoria and Picadilly Line tube);

(ii) the City (tube or overland rail link to Moorgate);

(iii) Stansted airport (change at Tottenham Hale (Victoria Line) for Stansted Express rail link);

(iv) Kings Cross Eurostar (tube);

(v) Heathrow (Paddington rail/tube station and Heathrow Express);

(vi) Victoria Rail and Coach stations (Victoria Line tube).

(vii) Gatwick airport (via Victoria station)

The flat is close to amenities:-

(i) nearby shops, pubs and restaurants of Hornsey; Holloway, Crouch Hill and Stroud Green;

(ii) nearby fitness centre's;

(iii) hilly North London walks and parks.

Easy access out of London by car to the North and East Anglia or from all major train stations.

Other Activities: Nearby sports and fitness centres. Numerous pubs including the Stapleton and the Faltering Fullback


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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $122

Standard rental rates range from £75-£100 night night depending on number of persons, duration and dates (time of year/week). Maximum number of persons is 3 persons (x3 adults or x2 adults and 1 child). We can occasionally allow 2 couples if your enquiry fills a gap in bookings. Please make your enquiry with your requirements re numbers; duration and dates and the landlord will give you a quote for the period you are interested in. A breakages deposit of around £100 is required to cover any breakages and non-standard cleaning. The deposit is deducted only if the flat will require cleaning over and above the standard 2-3 hour cleaning we normally carry out. The flat should be left substantially as provided at the start of the tenancy i.e. dishes/kitchen cleaned, floor swept, tenant belongings removed and rubbish bagged for removal.

The owner will set out rental terms in the email response. However, in summary, a non-refundable deposit (normally 1/2 the total) is paid to book the property (via paypal) and the balance paid on arrival.

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London Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 34 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bright and pleasant bathroom. Good shower with curtain and new (2013) fittings (refurbished 2013). Small sink. Small mirrored vanity cupboard. Opening window. Fully tiled.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A comfortable double bed with freshly cleaned linen in the rear sleeping area and wardrobe. The living area opening on to the terrace has a fold down double sofa bed. Both areas access a separate bathroom with wet room/shower and the open plan kitchen. Bedding will be provided on request for the sofa bed.
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • live theater
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
I am happy to discuss arrangements and requirements including discounts for extended stays; cleaning arrangements; laundry service etc. More pictures and detailed terms for booking will be provided on enquiry.

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