This elegantly presented 1 bedroom first floor flat is situated in a prime location in the heart of London. A stones throw from Trafalgar Square, a short walk to the London Eye, just moment from the West End, Covent Garden, National Gallery and luxury shopping. The flat is a Georgian listed building in a one way no through traffic street right next door to the Benjamin Franklin museum .The hallway leads into a large, stunning salon boasting floor to ceiling windows, period corniced ceilings, marble fireplace, crystal chandelier and baby grand piano. There is a Mahogany dining table that sits up to 8 people comfortable sofa and chairs, television with DVD Player, video player and digital box, stereo system with IPOD dock will help to relax after a busy day at work or play!
There is a comprehensive collection of films and books for your pleasure. Broadband and WI-FI are available inclusive of the rental. The small kitchen is fully equipped with conventional and fan assisted oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer etc, as well as a nesspresso coffee machine. The main bedroom has a large Queen bed with a deep luxury mattress and plenty of storage space. There are black out blinds and secondary glazing to aid a peaceful nights sleep. Bunk beds are available for children and a double bed-pull is also available. The bathroom has both shower and bath. Natural sea grass has recently been laid throughout the flat.
Travelling to the flat is excellent. The nearest Underground is Charing X, Embankment and Leicester Square. Heathrow is straight through on the Piccadilly line or a Heathrow express train to Paddington in 15 minutes and then taxi ride. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 15 minutes taxi/ tube journey away, similarly Euston Station, Liverpool St. (Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are all short cab/tube journeys away.
Keywords: one bedroom Apartment
rosemary and Olivier lallouette purchased this apartment in 2004
This flat is in a prime location, is spacious and comfortable and stands apart from the 'conversion' flats so often found in central London. The living area is a real 'salon' with high ceilings and beautiful moulding works on both the walls and ceiling. It is a luxurious space.
Fantastic location. It is a little like spending a holiday with all the home comforts and feeling a little grand!
Loved being in your lovely apt. Will be back as often as the bank balance affords! Cheers Rosemary.
For someone like us who go to London for opera, concerts, and theatre, this is a perfect location. The flat is very comfortable. We were there in November and were not at all bothered by the pub below the bedroom window. The double window shut out all the noise, the pub was busy only on Friday night, and by the time we came back after whatever performance we attended, it was really pretty quiet. For us it was a non-issue.
My only complaint was the dim lighting. It was difficult to find enough light to read comfortably.Other than that the kitchen was functional, the washing machine did the job, and the living room was spacious and very comfortable.
We'd go back again.
I love this apartment. It is well-located, comfortable, gorgeous, owned and managed by nice people -- in short, it has a lot going for it. Right now I doubt that I will stay anywhere else in London. I could reconsider, though, if the street noise in the evening continues at the level it was on my last stay. Honestly, I don't know whether the windows can be further soundproofed but if they can, they really should be. Apart from the sound of late-night rowdies, loud enough to wake me from deep sleep, this place is truly wonderful.
My wife & I stayed 4 nights & the apartment topped off a brief but wonderful stay in London.
The location is just perfect being in a quiet street only metres from Tradalgar Square, St Martin's in the Field, Charing Cross & Embankment stations & the Thames.
The apartment is beautiful, well set up & very comfortable.
We will be back & have recommended it to family & friends.
It is a lovely apartment. If you like historical buildings with character, this is the place.
PROS: great location, super close to the Charing Cross station, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Strand Street (main street), #9 bus to Harrod's, wifi, fully equipped kitchen. There is a bunk bed in the living room where it's quieter.
CONS: lighting wasn't bright enough for us, the bedroom is above a pub and the other half of the pub is across the alley. It does get noisy but if you're doing the sites all day, you're so tired, you fall asleep. The pub is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays aren't so bad.
We planned our London escape from our normal lives to be one of high style, gastronomy, culture, art, history, and science. From my first glance at the grand piano, high and ornately molded ceilings and elegance of Rosemary’s flat, this had to be our place for the week--especially since this Georgian gem was at THE CENTRAL location of our adventures. It is up one interior flight of stairs. The flat enjoys high end luxuries. The front room is large and elegant while the kitchen is tiny and functional. This I used to great advantage to attend the annual Taste of London and bring home food goodies which could be heated in the oven. There is a coop store with lovely salads, veggies, and cheeses right at the end of the street in addition to many, many eateries nearby. The internet was peppy and permitted last minute bookings and searching for directions. The laundry was certainly appreciated as we left with everything ready for our hike on the Coastal Path of Wales. Note: Rosemary is originally from Wales.
The historical elegance of the Craven St. flat welcomed us after attending a candle-light concert of Handle and Mozart at St. Martin’s in the Field’s and inspired us to participate in the Big Sing at the Royal Opera House. Knowing that Rosemary was a highly accomplished opera star gave the flat an even more distinguished aura. Our opera director was directing the boy’s choir when we attended Sunday service at Westminster Abbey. On other evenings we saw plays and participated in the side-splitting Fawlty Towers Dinner--every event was “just around the corner and down the block.” The flat’s location encouraged us to get out and take advantage of London’s Covent Garden and West End night life. We loved never having to take a taxi home. The location was so perfect—we could visit a museum or wander then come “home” and get ready for the next event. Having a resting spot for an hour or so provided quick recharging for more exploration. One could pop out for a meal, drink, lecture, play and pop home and out again with little effort.
The pub just below the bedroom was energetically noisy the night we arrived—it was a perfect summer evening and throngs gathered to celebrate outside the pub. I found with the double windows in the bedroom and a set of ear plugs that this was not a major problem. All other evenings there were no issues and we visited the pub and enjoyed the tales of Ben Frankin’s partaking the brew here. Thanks Rosemary!
Everything describing this apartment is 100% accurate! The location is next door to the very interesting Benjamin Franklin museum which shows one what the original 18th century building interior looks like before restoration. Nearby are two Underground Stations, the Thames, Trafalgar Square, museums, shopping, restaurants, etc. Everything was so easy to get to from this location! The most wonderful home-cooked, very reasonably priced meals can also be found nearby at the Cafe in the Crypt (St Martin-in-the-Fields) Trafalgar Square. It was very hard leaving this most elegant, comfortable "home away from home" at the end of a week's stay!