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LONDON OASIS W/FREE WIFI, CLOSE TO TUBE, THE REST IS HISTORY

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LONDON OASIS W/FREE WIFI, CLOSE TO TUBE, THE REST IS HISTORY

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Apartment, Studio + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath

Our flat is a cozy, top floor haven in Highgate, one of London's most desirable areas. It's a studio on a lovely, quiet street of restored Edwardian homes. Transport links are excellent; the Highgate tube station is less than 5 minutes from the flat (from there it's a quick 15 minute ride to central London) and double-decker buses leave from just outside the station.

Highgate Village is an easy walk and quaint shops with food and supplies are just around the corner. The flat has a double bed and a double futon plus full kitchen and bath.

The village has a genuine 19th century feel and remains relatively unchanged since Hogarth, Coleridge, Carlyle and Dickens came here. Highgate benefits from over 800 acres of Hampstead Heath and enjoys magnificent views of London.

Picturesque lanes and pretty Georgian cottages abound, as do historic pubs where the ancient ceremony of 'Swearing on the Horns' is still carried out. Highgate also boasts London's largest private residence after Buckingham Palace. Baroness Burdett Coutts, John Betjeman, Oliver Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Rod Stewart, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Clive Owen and Sting are just a few of the former and current residents of this wonderful village. If you’re up for something different, take a tour of Highgate Cemetery, a vast Victorian necropolis where Dickens, George Eliot, Karl Marx and an array of other illustrious Londoners now rest.

Feel like a stroll (or run) through the forest? The entrance to Highgate Wood is just a block from the flat. Walking/jogging paths traverse 70 lovingly preserved acres of oak, hornbeam and holly wood that were originally part of the Ancient Forest of Middlesex which covered much of London, Hertfordshire and Essex. 70 different species of bird have been recorded here, alongside foxes, grey squirrels, and butterflies. There are also football and cricket fields, a children’s playground, a café and an information centre.

Note from previous guest:

'Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful flat. The girls were thrilled when we arrived (your directions were perfect even for us first timers). They couldn't stop exclaiming how sweet it was and how they'd want to live in a little apartment just like that! We loved the way it was decorated - it looked even better than in the pictures and Highgate was a perfect spot from which to enjoy London. The neighborhood was so charming and relaxed and yet the tube gave us easy access to the hustle & bustle of central London. We loved Hampstead Heath and Highgate village - we attended a musical at the Gatehouse and a town faire in the local park. We had a grand time in London and were always happy to come 'home' to our little flat. Thanks again!'

L. Cozine, CA

Here's what London Walks says in their description of the Highgate Village 'a world apart' (highly recommended) walking tour they do every Sunday:

'What kind of sorcery is this? We're just a few stops up the Northern Line, but we're in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond. Yes, we've taken a brief tube journey into timeless England. Here are lanes and cottages and Georgian houses and spectacular views across London. Here are Coleridge, Dickens, Betjeman, Cromwell, Nell Gwyn, Dick Whittington, Yehudi Menuhin, George Michael, Annie Lennox, and Sting. And after the walk, there's Highgate Cemetery ('one of the most astonishing places in London...architecture's answer to Hieronymus Bosch') or, on its wooded slope on the Heath, Kenwood House. In short, this is the perfect London Walk for a fine Sunday afternoon. But keep it under your hat, because if the word got out Highgate would be a major tourist attraction!'

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
My niece and I had a wonderful time on our trip to London and staying at this flat was a great part of our time in England. The flat was a wonderful place to relax and spend the evenings updating our blog with the wi-fi and chatting about the next day's plans. It is a small place, what would be considered a small studio in the US. It is great for a couple, two friends or an aunt and niece for example...but any more than that it would be crowded. Cooking was a bit of a challenge, the kitchen is very small. It is best suited for a simple breakfast and take-out food. It is a walk-up so you need good mobility to get in and out of the flat and to and from the Tube. It was in a quiet neighborhood where we felt safe walking in together. The access to the Tube is fantastic, it's just a 5-10 minute walk! We ran around London all day and came home to the flat for relaxation, it was a very memorable trip. We would stay there again for certain!
May 2013
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4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
business
London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p32579vb
Barking & Dagenham London
Illinois
5

AB FAB!

  • 5 out of 5
The Highgate flat was a superb fit for the 2 of us, both retired teachers. The 2 flights of stairs up to the charming studio were no problem, as we packed simply, each with just a roller bag carry on. That was all that was needed for our week there, as the flat has a washing machine. The queen size bed was super comfy, as was the couch that converts to a double sized bed. The Northern Line tube station is a few short blocks away. You pass many small cafes, pubs, and shops along the way between the flat and the station where you can obtain just about anything you would need. There is a Sainsbury small grocery near the tube station, and a large one just a short bus ride away. We never needed to go that far, as we often picked up dinner on our way home from our visits to other parts of London, or ate at one of the fine historic gastropubs close to the flat. Going to 2 evening plays on the tube was superbly convenient, and we were joined by many other play-goers from the Theater District on our return trip to Highgate, feeling very safe even walking to our flat after 10:30 P.M.
Outside is the crown jewel of the flat - a most lovely neighborhood, with friendly neighbors made up mostly of families. Mums walked their children to school each day past small front yards chock full of tulips, daffodils, etc . We walked to Kenwood House set on the edge of the luscious Hempstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens which were populated by many families with romping children and their dogs the Sunday we enjoyed a delicious alfresco lunch with them courtesy of the Kenwood Café. From the Heath, one can view London ( including the Gherkin and the Shard) as did those fortunate enough to escape the Great Fire of 1666, who watched it burn.
Working with owner Krista was seamless. She was very detailed in the instructions she emailed prior to our departure, and quick to respond to our email questions. I will assuredly stay at the Highgate flat when I next visit London!
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p32579vb
Barking & Dagenham London
5

PERFECT STAY IN HIGHGATE

  • 5 out of 5
We had such a great time staying in Krista's flat the first time around that my husband and I decided to stay there again on a subsequent trip to London.

The flat is perfect -- it's well decorated but still comfortable and homey enough that you can relax. The kitchen has been redone in the last few years, and we enjoyed cooking a few evenings once we'd tired of restaurants for every meal. And the bed was incredibly comfortable.

We used the flat as a base to explore all of London (quick journey to the center of town on the Northern Line) but also really enjoyed the surrounding area. There are lots of great pubs (Red Lion & Sun was our favorite) and the big wooded park nearby is a nice respite from the hustle & bustle of town.

Krista was also very easy to work with and quick to respond, so we felt well taken care of. I'm sure we'll contact her the next time our travels take us to London.
  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p32579vb
Barking & Dagenham London
New York
5

GREAT SPOT, GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed in Krista's studio while I was working in London for the summer. It's a great place -- well-appointed, clean, on a leafy street, 5 mins from the tube. Highgate has many good pubs and gastropubs and is one of London's most pleasant areas. Access to Central London is easy. Perfect for a short or longer stay in London.
  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p32579vb
Barking & Dagenham London
5

FANTASTIC PIED-A-TERRE IN LONDON

  • 5 out of 5
I spent six weeks in London with this flat as my home, and I couldn't be more pleased with my stay. The neighborhood is quiet, safe, lovely. Close to shops, cafes, pubs, fantastic walks, and of course the Tube and a very convenient couple of bus lines.
The flat itself is clean, comfortable, with all conveniences. It was plenty of room for just me, and also when I had a friend to visit on weekends. All of my correspondences with Krista were friendly and efficient, and all of the logistics (getting keys, etc) went very smoothly.
I can't recommend it enough. I want to go back now!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p32579vb
Barking & Dagenham London
USA
5

HEAVENLY HIGHGATE

  • 5 out of 5
I would be staying in London for nearly 3 months, but what to do as someone completely unversed in London?

As a former New Yorker, I knew that neighborhoods mattered. I didn't want "Times Square" or "Hell's Kitchen." And though "Upper East Side/Upper West Side" are nice, I wanted something cozier. More like "Park Slope." How lucky I was to find this cozy corner of London & to land here for the duration of my stay!

Cozy, calm and quiet, the Highgate flat was exactly what I'd hoped for. I already miss the bright and big window and its panorama of sky, rooftops and ancient church steeple.

Within an easy stroll of about 4 wonderful pubs/gastropubs (or more like 6 if it's not raining!), I was in a real residential neighborhood but never felt isolated. Would it be the corner table at "The Wrestlers," with its massive hearth and snapping wood fire, the warm lighting and softer restaurant feel of "The Bull," the more gastronomic flair of the "The Red Lion and Sun," the casual and easy-going "Victoria"? Or, were it the afternoon, would I stroll to Highgate Village to take cream tea at the charming "Highgate High Tea"? These are the difficult decisions that await you, living in the Highgate flat.

With "London Walks," I explored many of London's neighborhoods, but always found myself grateful to come home to Highgate. It's where I would live in London (well, if I were one of the lucky few!) and a flat that I wouldn't hesitate to book again.
  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
London Oasis W/Free Wifi, Close to Tube, the Rest is History
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Barking & Dagenham London
5

GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AFTER WALKING LONDON ALL DAY!

  • 5 out of 5
My neice and I had a wonderful time on our trip to London and staying at this flat was a great part of our time in England. The flat was a wonderful place to relax and spend the evenings updating our blog with the wi-fi and chatting about the next day's plans.
It is a small place, what would be considered a small studio in the US. It is great for a couple, two friends or an aunt and neice for example...but any more than that it would be crowded.
Cooking was a bit of a challenge, the kitchen is very small. It is best suited for a simple breakfast and take-out food.
It is a walk-up so you need good mobility to get in and out of the flat and to and from the Tube.
It was in a quiet neighborhood where we felt safe walking in together. The access to the Tube is fantastic, it's just a 5-10 minute walk! We ran around London all day and came home to the flat for relaxation, it was a very memorable trip. We would stay there again for certain!
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Barking & Dagenham, London

Notes

  • $140-$160/nt
  • US Dollars
  • 7 nights or more $140/night
  • 6 nights or less $160/night
  • Special Event rates available upon request.
  • Prices are in US$. Cleaning fee of $80. Deposit of $200 due on reservation.
  • Deposit required to hold dates.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Barking & Dagenham in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
TV/DVD, Washer/dryer, High Speed Internet

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