We looked for over a year at more than 50 residences to find the perfect London home base. Take the 15 minute express train from Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station, go one tube stop or a very short cab ride. You've arrived!
Private and Spacious Accommodations
Walk through the separate gate and front door of our Edwardian townhouse. Continue up our interior staircase. You are in a private, quiet residence. This is not an apartment complex with multiple units and anonymous hallways.
The reception room has three large windows and classic features marking the style of the late 1800's: nine-foot ceilings, crown molding, crystal chandeliers and period prints. It has a sofa bed for guests. The separate dining room, stocked with Portmeirion china, is a great place to laze. The eat-in kitchen has Bosch appliances, a washer, and a dryer. The two bedrooms, on the upper floor, are large and light. The master bedroom has a queen size bed. The second bedroom has a double and a single bed. The bathroom is vast, with a tub, shower, and bidet.
We provide wireless internet, a flat screen TV, a high-end stereo system with an ipod attachment and an assortment of guidebooks and brochures. And we take care of you with our own guide to the area,including local stores and restaurants, great walks, and easy transportation. We post this to you, along with a tube map and street map of London, before you arrive. Email us with questions. We or our English property manager will get back to you promptly.
The Charming, Safe Neighborhood
Maida Vale is one of Central London's upscale neighborhoods. Our block hosts a parade of shops, with a florist, hairdresser, beauty parlor, restaurants, and delis, such as Bon Appétit, specializing in homemade croissants. Paddington Recreation Grounds is one block away. This large park has two children’s playgrounds, workout facilities, and a running track. Little Venice, with its 18th century canals, quaint pubs, and notable white Georgian architecture, is a ten minute walk.
Want to venture a bit further? Take a walk to two different, well-known antique districts and open markets -- Church Street (Marylebone) or Portabello Road (Notting Hill). Try a stroll to numerous trendy restaurant areas or check out Abbey Road, where the Beatles recorded.
Central London at Your Door Step
Our townhouse is close to two tube stations, Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue. You can get anywhere in Central London with ease. For example, Oxford Circus, London’s shopping mecca, is a ten-minute tube ride. Piccadilly Circus, the center of the theater district, is a twelve-minute ride. The Number 6 bus runs 24 hours and stops two blocks from our residence. It has the best City route – stops at Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, and Trafalgar Square. You can get on and off the tubes and buses easily with a travel card. Whether you spend your days navigating the crowds on Oxford Street, touring Westminster Abbey, or awed by the Tower of London, you will welcome returning to our quiet, safe oasis.