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Charming Apartment minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

About the property

1.5 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleep 2 - 5 persons. 2 double beds and 1 single bed.

Nicely designed third floor apartment with high ceilings, located in a beautiful former 1800's Bank Building from the Victorian era, overlooking a park and the historical Smithfield Market. The apartment has a bright private living room with lots of light, a kitchen area, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.

The building has a lift directly to the apartment, making it much easier for families with children, luggage or those with limited mobility (3 steps from the street level).

The location also boasts the fine dining and cafe culture of Smithfield and Clerkenwell on its doorstep with traditional pubs, Michelin-starred restaurants, many cafes and great options for family or late night dining. It is a perfect location for enjoying London, with all the famous landmarks very nearby. Museum of London and the original Roman city walls are 4 minutes walk away, St. Pauls Cathedral just 600 meters. A short walk further brings you across the Millenium footbridge over the Thames to the Tate Modern Museum and attractions near London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

For transport, it is 3 minute walk to both Barbican (180 m) and Farringdon Underground Stations (3 min), very close to St Paul's station and has direct links to Luton, Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow airports.

Culture and Attractions: You will enjoy the many cultural attractions nearby, including Barbican Center for Theatre, Art and Dance - Europe's largest multi-arts venue and home to the London Symphony Orchestra is a 3 minute walk (300 meters); British Museum, Portrait Gallery, and many other venues within minutes. The location is ideal for quick access to the trendy Hoxton and Shoreditch areas [we live there - great area on weekends - ask us for the best new spots to go out]

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Owner
Rolf
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, swedish, thai
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Amenities

Farringdon Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lounge - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Holistic massage available on location with appointment.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Charming Apartment minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral!
average rating of 4.638889 based on 36 reviews
5

Best place to stay and best hosts in London

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is beautiful, clean and perfectly located, the hosts Rolf and Mok are extremely kind and helped us whenever we were in need. There's just one word to describe our stay: perfect! We strongly recommend this aprartment and definitely will return! Barbara, Stefania and Miriam

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good, clean, well located flat

  • 4 of 5

Advance communication from the owners was excellent providing all possible information one could need. We arrived 2hours earlier than expected and that was also no problem. The apartment is exactly as described & pictured and accommodated 2 adults and 3 children well. All essentials were supplied including plenty of towels. Very unusually in my experience, there are even international electrical adaptors for 220V devices. There was no sound to be heard or any other kind of disturbance from Smithfield meat market which is active all night across the road nor from the bars downstairs. The location is a few minutes walk from cafes and restaurants for breakfast and other meals and transport links for every sight that London has to offer. There is a small supermarket 5 minutes walk away and several more within 10minutes walk. I would recommend this flat.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A good place to stay for a family of four

  • 4 of 5

The best thing about this apartment is the location. It is easy to get there from Gatwick airport with the Thameslink train to Farringdon station, and it is close to several Underground stations. There are many restaurants and places to visit (like St.Paul’s catedral) nearby. The second best thing about the apartment is that it is very clean and tidy, not all holiday apartments are. The kitchen however is more a kitchenette than a kitchen, with very little cutlery, and is placed in a corner of the livingroom/second bedroom. It is worth noting that the apartment we rented is not the one that is photographed in the advert. It is similar, but the furniture and wall colourings are different, and the bathroom less luxurious. The single bed in the livingroom/second bedroom is not the beautiful daybed pictured in the advert, but a homemade (?) bed that would not have been comfortable for an adult. I suppose the owners have more than one apartment and uses the same advert for them all. We never met neither Mok nor Rolf, but they seemed relaxed about everything, and in the end we left the rent for them to collect while we were out. All in all a good place to stay for a few days for two teenagers with parents!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Truly very clean, bright and well organized! Rolf and Mok could not have been more helpful. They even helped us with ordering a taxi service to pick us up since our flight arrived so late. The apartment is very close to at least 3 Underground stations and the area is very quaint with many restaurants and coffee shops. It is also very close to St Paul's Cathedral (as advertised). I stayed there with my two teen children and felt very safe in the area. The Smithfield market was busy the night we arrived but we did not hear much once the windows were closed. I would certainly stay here again and would recommend it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Signal Mountain, TN
5

Excellent location for touring London.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was very clean and exactly as described. Two tube stops nearby made for easy transportation around the city. We had two adults and one grown child. Size of the apartment was perfect for us. With a grocery nearby we made use of the kitchen for breakfast and late night snacks. The Smithfield market is outside the apartment and is busy and noisy during the week late at night but fine on the weekend. If you are a light sleeper you will probably need earplugs but not on the weekends. The pub below is quiet after 10. Having a washing machine was great. There are a variety of restaurants nearby. The owner was really a concierge at heart as he left us with a list of all the nearby attractions, directions to the grocery, restaurants and their fare, and tube stops, etc.. Just really helpful. And yes, it really is only a 5-minute walk to St. Paul's Cathedral. We had a fantastic time in London seeing all the sights.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Liedekerke
5

Fijn en zeer goed gelegen appartement

  • 5 of 5

Het appartement is centraal gelegen en toch rustig om na een drukke dag in de stad lekker uit te rusten. Er is wat beweging tijdens de nacht rond de markt die rechtover het gebouw ligt, maar de overlast hiervan is beperkt. Het appartement is zeer netjes en goed onderhouden. Wij hebben de eigenaars niet ontmoet, maar alle communicatie is zeer vlot verlopen en alles was in orde.

Voor ons Belgen is Londen een dure stad. Qua sightseeing is er echter een ruim aanbod aan gratis musea e.d. Goed voorbereid kan je dus zeker met relatief weinig geld veel leuke dingen ontdekken. Met de Oyster card kan je ook grenzeloos gebruik maken van het openbaar vervoer tegen een aanvaardbare prijs. Ruil je Oystercard ook in aan het einde van je verblijf (aan een automaat) en je krijgt je waarborg en het niet verbruikte krediet terugbetaald.

Wij gingen met de wagen naar Londen. Parkeren in het weekend kan gewoon gratis langs de straten in de buurt. Op weekdagen moet je rekening houden met een kost van 36 euro per dag in de tegenover het appartement gelegen ondergrondse garage.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Excellent family and Michelin-starred restaurants, very old pubs, cafe's, late-night dining plus a perfect starting place to see London. Very easy access to transport with direct train to several airports, three underground stations within minutes, walking to major sights.

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Rates & Availability

Farringdon Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
spring
Mar 1 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay
$181
 
 
early summer
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$193
 
 
high summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$193
 
 
late summer
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$193
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$181
 

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