Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Soho - Broadwick Street Studio
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home just yards from vibrant Carnaby Street
The hippies, the mods, the Mary Quant miniskirts: Carnaby Street was the crux from which sixties London swung. Only these days, you should look just around the corner. A home for those that delight in difference, in Broadwick Street Studio you’ll find mint-green floors and yellow Lulu scoop chairs, as well as retro microphones and postcard racks spilling over with history. And don’t lose too many afternoons watching the creative sorts from your scenic arched window. Head downstairs and join them, in the many bars and eateries nearby.
A writer, a broadcaster and a photographer, your host may be the living embodiment of Soho’s creative energy. Indeed, his black and white snaps on the walls serve as the proof.
Gated in fact, but certainly not in fancy, this studio is a maverick of the imagination. Swivel your chair from the slick desk and peer at the storied postcard stand, or follow the grey rug’s bold lines to the kitchen. Wooden, curvy and wondrously retro, you’ll find the crisp bathroom tucked behind its jutting form.
Ready something suitably zingy and sit down at the wheeled dining table, or pluck a vintage book and read until the sun dips low. But don’t fold down your sleek double bed just yet. With Soho’s bohemian charms yards away, you might just dream better outside.
- non smoking only
onefinestay gives you the chance to stay in someone's place while they're out of town. You get to live their life for a few days and nights.
Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room. And there's service to match.
Nobody wants to be a tourist, so our homes come with recommendations from the people who live in them. For everything else, we're here 24/7.
Soho – an untidy warren of West End streets and alleys bounded by Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Regents Street and the Charing Cross Road - is today known for innovative fine dining, media-centric members bars and a run of gay pubs and bars on Old Compton Street, the closest London comes to Castro Street. And it’s pretty close.
Soho is the effective centre of the British film industry and there are still dozens of gone-digital post-production houses here. It also has a good measure of advertising and PR agencies, all of which gives Soho – despite an unnerving sense that it psychically stuck in its 1980s glory days - an undeniable glamour and a certain swagger.
And if hipster London is now way east of here, there are still a smattering of cool boutiques. Even Carnaby Street, and the newly fangled ‘Newburgh Quarter' isn’t quite the stretch of exploitative tat it once was. And if you include Liberty in the mix, Soho can claim the best department store in town.
Booking a stay is as easy as booking a hotel room, with online payment and confirmation. You get the same attention to detail and personal service too.
Every home is properly cleaned before and after you stay, beds made (we can even do hospital corners) and bathrooms kitted out with luxury toiletries. There’s a maid service if you want it, as well as other hotel-style amenities.
Once we’ve helped you settle in, we’re just a call away, 24/7. If it’s something we can’t solve over the phone, we’ll pop over to lend a hand.
And because nobody wants to be a tourist, our homes come with personal and unique recommendations from the people who live in them – places to eat, things to do and adventures to go on.