Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Marylebone - Balcombe Street, Marylebone
One Bedroom, One Bathroom, Modern apartment in London Townhouse with free WiFi
Just a short walk from Baker Street Station you will find this cosy modern apartment. A perfect place from which to explore London's West End and visit all the sights and attractions.
This quiet street has no through traffic so you won't be disturbed at night, yet you have all of London on your doorstep. Madame Tussaud's and the Sherlock Holmes museum are just around the corner. Marble Arch and the famous shops on Oxford Street are just a 15 minute walk through the streets of the West End. Catch a bus or tube from Baker Street Station and before you know it you will be admiring Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Take a stroll along the South Bank and visit the London Eye. The British Museum, the National Gallery on Trafalgar Square and Tate Modern are all within half an hour’s travel.
This is authentic London so try traditional London grub, get Fish and Chips at the Seashell or enjoy Sunday lunch at The Chapel, my favourite local pub with a fine selection of beers and a gourmet menu. All of these are just a few minutes away. A little further along explore the intriguing metropolis London has become. Edgware Road, with it's delicious Middle Eastern restaurants. Crawford Street has splendid Thai and Indian curry houses. Baker Street has many restaurants, from Pizza and Pasta to Mexican and Japanese.
Rustle up a quick breakfast or dinner in the kitchen, fully equipped with gas hob, microwave combination oven and a fridge freezer. Both Tesco and Marks & Spencer supermarkets are less than 5 minutes away and they are open late, so grocery shopping is quick and easy. Eating in can be fun too and helps balance the budget! Don't want to cook? Just order a takeaway for delivery within the hour.
There is free unlimited WiFi so you can connect your phone or computer to the internet, or use the classic iMac which is in the living room. Check the latest bargains or current exhibitions London has to offer or connect with the folks back home. Once you have seen the major sights, why not take time to explore the area and find your own London. Stroll down Marylebone High Street with its wonderful shops or visit the fascinating Wallace Collection on Manchester Square.
Check out some television on the 32' flat screen TV or watch a movie on the Blu-Ray player, which also has Netflix, YouTube and the BBC iPlayer. There is a collection of DVD's and Blu-Rays including some classic Sherlock Holmes movies. Or relax with a good book.
If you have an iPhone or iPad I recommend the City Mapper app for getting around London and the Table Pouncer app for finding a table at a restaurant with a huge discount!
Constant hot running water is available for a long bath to relax or a refreshing shower: the choice is yours. Fluffy towels give you that luxurious feel. If you are staying a bit longer, feel free to use the efficient Hotpoint washer dryer. The 30 degree time saving wash gets things done in just over an hour. Clothes airer, Ironing board and Iron are provided as well as a hair-dryer. There is also a first aid kit in the kitchen for those little emergencies.
I think it's got all you need for a comfortable stay in London. Try it for yourself and let me know if you think the same!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Neil Roberts
This was my first flat when I was working as an editor in the West End, I bought it because I didn't like the idea of commuting in every day and I'm so glad I did.
The area is lovely with easy access to the West End but with the tranquillity of Regents Park and so many great shops and restaurants.
Neil Roberts purchased this apartment in 1985
Why Neil Roberts chose Marylebone
The apartment is close to the bustling heart of London but in a quiet street with no traffic. Ideally located for travelling by underground from Baker Street, train from Marylebone and even by air from Heathrow which is only half an hour away on the Heathrow Express from Paddington.
What makes this apartment unique
Location, Location, Location! This flat is so centrally located but in a quiet street within easy walking distance of Regents Park, Baker Street, St Johns Wood and Edgware Road. Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and London's Theatreland are just a few minutes away by bus or tube as are all of the tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and the London a Eye on the South Bank.
Guestbook comments from the owner
This apartment was wonderful as was Neil the owner, he met us upon arrival at the apartment for our 4 day stay and helped us with our suitcases up the stairs. I was travelling with my 19 year old daughter and 75 year old father. My daughter and I shared the double bed in the bedroom and dad slept on the fold out sofa bed. There was plenty of nice bedding and the apartment was even equipped with basics like shampoo and washing up liquid etc. Neil was also nice enough to start us off with a loaf of bread, some milk, jam, marmalade and a welcome bottle of Prosecco - totally unexpected but lovely. The apartment is only about 150 metres from Marylebone station and maybe twice as far from Baker Street station so we could get to anywhere in London very easily, quickly and cheaply. The apartment was clean and had WiFi and an Apple Mac PC.... Couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend it. We'll be back next time we visit London.