Here is the perfect apartment, right in the centre, offering a high standard of comfort in a stylish, attractive interior. If you are looking for an interesting place to stay, which has character and space, and which is extremely well equipped, then this is for you.
We have just refurbished it and started renting, so we don't have many reviews, but we have deliberately set the price very low in order to fill our early dates. So you can see it offers excellent value for money, especially if you are a large group.
Our apartment oozes with history and character. It is located in one of London's historic 'mews' streets, where the horse-drawn carriages of the wealthy Bloomsbury intellectuals would draw up. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner.
The mews still has the original cobblestones while the properties along its length are built from the mellow London brick, characteristic of the 1800's. You can easily imagine yourself living in a wealthy neighbourhood from a Dickens novel. Not surprisingly these houses and flats are now highly desirable residences, with potted plants on the cobbles outside the doors and pretty flowering window-boxes in the summer. Our apartment is on the first floor of one of these very attractive 200-year-old buildings. Because this is a mews, there is no through-traffic, so our apartment is amazingly peaceful and quiet for a residence in the very centre of London.
The interior has been completely refurbished to a very high specification We have a beautiful original oak floor throughout, with attractive beds, high quality mattresses, and lovely furnishings and bedding. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character of the apartment. Yet all the facilities are updated and modern, with excellent showers in the two bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen.
All three bedrooms, the bathrooms and the sitting room are spacious as you can see in the pictures (we don't need to use a wide-angle lens!)
Best of all, our apartment is just two minutes away (really) from the Tube station at Russell Square - and that's on the direct Tube line from Heathrow. So if you are arriving at Heathrow you can quickly reach your accommodation without having to change trains or heave your luggage around. A real bonus!
The apartment is also very convenient for arrivals at St Pancras train station. Our Tube station at Russell Square is just one stop away from St Pancras (for the Eurostar trains to Europe), or it's a very easy walk from St Pancras to the apartment down a straight road.
Bloomsbury is also the perfect central area from which to explore London. Please do Google it. You can easily walk to so many tourist sights, and because the Tube station is so close it's really convenient. Our apartment is particularly close to Covent Garden (for the shops and restaurants) and to Theatreland if you fancy a London show. The British Museum is just a short walk. Nowhere is far away, so even if you take a taxi back it will be a short journey and therefore it will not be expensive.
The apartment has three full-size double bedrooms, which altogether provide two kingsize beds plus a double bed...or one of the kingsize beds can be arranged as two singles. All the beds have high-quality mattresses, comforters and linens so that you really feel you're staying in a good hotel. All the rooms are of a similar standard, and have about the same space, so if you are all adults, eg three couples, no one will feel they have 'pulled the short straw' !
There are two good shower rooms, each with a shower cubicle, sink, mirrored toiletries cupboard and WC. We provide clothes airers and we will give you plenty of soft egyptian cotton towels,
There is a lovely sitting room with plenty of sofa space, large coffee table, dining table big enough for 8, satellite TV, and superfast wifi which is free.
The kitchen is just off the sitting room, offering all you would need for self-catering.... a hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine/dryer, toaster and kettle. We have provided lovely glassware and attractive white crockery.
The flat is well heated with gas central heating.
The character of the accommodation is really highlighted by the lovely old oak flooring throughout, which gives a warm homely feel.
The apartment is on the first floor. It has its own front door at street level, leading to stairs (about 12) up to the first floor, and then another door into the sitting room, making it very safe. The whole apartment is on the same level.
Best of all the location of the apartment is hard to beat. It really is right in the heart of the centre of London, so you can walk to most of the places you'll want to visit, and you are surrounded by an area filled with interesting cafe's and restaurants.
The other big difference between our apartment and many others are the personal touches we offer. We are not a rental company, just an English couple who adore London and enjoy introducing others to all it has to offer. We have lovingly furnished and decorated the apartment to this very high standard because we really want our guests to have a fantastic time - happy guests mean more to us than high profits. So unlike some apartments, you will not find cheap beds, cheap mattresses, hard pillows...or any of the other horrors you can find with the squeeze-every-penny-of-profit apartment rental companies. We pride ourselves on giving a very friendly, helpful and professional service. We want you to feel you made exactly the right choice!
Overall we are happy to offer you a lovely, spacious three-bedroom apartment, on the first floor, and in a fantastic location, which is ideal for visitors to London who want to be able to walk to most of the tourist sights and activities. We hope it will give you plenty of fond memories of London to take home.
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