Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Bloomsbury - Bloomsbury Two Bed Number 7
Two Bedrooms, Kitchen, Shower- Room, Small Sitting Area
This is a very central apartment yet with a budget price-tag (rare!) located in a quiet 'mews' (cobbled London street) which is attractive and has a real feel of London history. This apartment is ideal for people arriving from Heathrow airport, as it is just two minutes from Russell Square Tube station (honestly!) which is on the only direct Tube line from Heathrow. So it's a really easy journey to your very central accommodation. It's also ideal for arrivals on the Eurostar to St Pancras as it's just an 8 minute walk away down a straight road, or one stop on the Tube.
Our apartment is right in the heart of London, and is within walking distance of most of the tourist sights. It's in a great area - there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants just a few minute's walk away, and a choice of three supermarkets around the corner.
We have just started renting it, so everything inside - the furniture, beds, furnishings, linen etc - are all brand new. The apartment is offered at a budget price because we haven't had the chance to gain any reviews yet, and also because it is in an historic building so the bathroom and kitchen facilities are not new - but are perfectly adequate. So you don't get 'swanky' but you don't get 'costly' either!
The apartment is in a building with just two flats. It is on the first floor (in the UK that means up one flight of stairs). The interior has lots of character, and has a beautiful original oak floor throughout. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character of the apartment.
There are two good-sized double bedrooms, one with king size Rococco bed (5 foot) and one with a double bed. There is also a folding bed suitable for a child and very comfortable, which can be placed in one of the bedrooms. We have chosen lovely beds and high quality mattresses, good linens, soft Egyptian cotton towels and stylish furnishings, so you will have everything you require to get a hotel level of comfort. Both bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space, bedside tables, lamps and bedside rugs. We also provide soft dressing gowns.
There is a main living room, containing the sitting area, kitchenette, and dining area. The sitting area may be small but it's cosy with three-seater sofa, coffee table and satellite TV. Please note, if you are a larger group and all want to watch tv together you may need to use the dining chairs as well as the sofa.
The dining table seats four, but will pull out to seat more. There are five dining chairs.
The small kitchenette isn't new but it is very well equipped so that if you want to self-cater you can cook to your heart's content! We have provided plenty of attractive white crockery, serving dishes, nice glassware and loads of pans, cutlery and utensils. There is a microwave, kettle, cafetiere, toaster, big fridge-freezer and a washer dryer for laundry.
The flat is well heated with a very efficient gas central heating system. In summer it has the advantage of windows on either side, which provide a good flow of air.
We provide free wifi and the broadband signal is strong, reliable and super fast.
So you can see it offers excellent value for money, especially for families or two couples and it's particularly attractive for two friends who need separate rooms but can't afford the high prices of a more roomy or more swanky apartment.
Our location, on an historic London 'mews' street, has loads of history and character. Because this is a narrow cobblestoned street it has no through traffic, so it's astonishingly quiet for a place to stay which is right in the centre.
Bloomsbury is famous for its garden squares and mews, making it one of the most expensive residential areas in the centre of London. It was just the same centuries ago, when the wealthy intellectuals chose Bloomsbury as THE place to live. Charles Dickens lived just around the corner from the apartment, while Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lytton Strachey, and John Maynard Keynes lived in some of the squares nearby. Even Gandhi chose Bloomsbury for his home during his time in London. This is a place that is steeped in history, and you will see many blue plates on the sides of houses as you walk around the streets, telling you who lived there.
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. The residents tend to have huge urns of flowers and window boxes to decorate their homes.
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 Theatre land 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 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 carefully furnished and decorated the apartment to this 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!
If you wish to book, please click on 'contact the owner' so that i can make sure you have all the information you need and you have been quoted the best price before you commit to a reservation.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
Hello, I'm Janet and I've had a busy life as a journalist and running my own small company. But I'm now taking a bit more time for myself, so running this apartment gives me something to do without taking up all my time. Even so, I've always been a perfectionist - I like everything to work like clockwork, so I think my basic personality and skills are just right for offering this sort of service.
Janet purchased this apartment in 2014
Why Janet chose Bloomsbury
I love mews streets and I love history. If I go abroad and need to find somewhere to stay I would much rather choose a place with some historical interest, some sense of character, than choose a bland hotel. This apartment is definitely not bland!
What makes this apartment unique
The street is quiet yet it's right in the centre so that you can walk to see the sights. That's pretty rare in Central London Also we only charge a modest price because the interior is not brand new and the living area is fairly tight for space. So it's a good compromise if you really want to be central but can't afford the high prices of other 'swanky' apartments.