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EXPERIENCE THE CLASSIC LONDON LIVING THIS CHRISTMAS AT OUR 1 BED RESIDENCE!

Kremena and Alexander Smith

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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EXPERIENCE THE CLASSIC LONDON LIVING THIS CHRISTMAS AT OUR 1 BED RESIDENCE!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in City of London Financial District - Dufferin

A warm welcome awaits in this beautiful central London flat with classical features throughout.

A bright, smart and sleek apartment -perfect for couples or a small family, In the heart of Central London and good transport links to other areas in the city.

This is a lovely, comfortable, bright 1st floor apartment with wooden floors throughout within a small, quiet residential apartment block. It comprises an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with flat screen TV, leather couch and armchair, dining table with 4 chairs. The modern kitchen is fully fitted with a new 4 gas-ring stove recently installed. There is plenty of work space for the budding chefs amongst you! The main bedroom has a comfortable King size bed (pocket-sprung mattress) with plenty of wardrobe/drawer space. A smaller room by the front door can be used as a study or a second bedroom with 2 single futon mattresses that would be ideal for up to 2 children or 2 adults who don't mind sleeping on the floor. The bathroom, with tiled floor, is next to the main bedroom with an amazing power shower and bath.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the flat.

Parking is very limited in the area, but really is not necessary as we are so close to all forms of public transport.

Having lived in the property for nearly fifteen years, we feel very lucky to be in such a prime location - on a quiet side street just a few minutes stroll from public transport, tourist attractions, restaurants and night life. We are very happy to use our home as a holiday rental and hope other people can benefit from staying in such a lovely, comfortable flat.

Our flat is up one flight of stairs and is well maintained, spacious and bright with all modern appliances. We have also left a bread maker, rice cooker, food blender for those who want to do a little cooking themselves.

Around the corner is Whitecross Street Market that has food stalls during the week cooking up Indian, Thai, Mexican, Brazillian, Spanish, Italian cuisine to name a few. There are also some very nice cake stalls. On the street itself, there are two very nice cafes, (Fix and Comptoir Gourmand), great restaurants include Pham Sushi, Cozzo, The Iskele, and Carnivale an intimate vegetarian-food only affair.

Jamie Oliver has two restaurants nearby, Fifteen, in Old Street (booking necessary) is a ten minute walk and Jamie's Italian in Bank is less than 20 minutes' walk, but only open weekdays. He has another branch in Angel which is a short bus ride or 1 tube stop away or 25 minutes' walk that is open every day and is extremely child-friendly.

John Torrode's Smiths of Smithfields is less than 15 minutes' walk away. It's opposite London's world famous Smithfields wholesale meat market and serves the freshest steaks, burgers in town as well as a wide variety of breakfast/lunch options. Brick Lane - for those that like a curry (mainly Bangladeshi restaurants) is 20 minutes' walk away.

The Artillery Arms is a cosy pub around the corner catering towards workers after work or to the locals. Sunday evening is Quiz Night and it shows most of the main sporting events. If you are looking for a more up tempo nightlife, then the bars in Old Street, Shoreditch, Hoxton Square areas are just 15 minutes' walk away. Nightclubs such as Mother, 333, Plastic People and Club Aquarium with its swimming pool (!) are 10-15 minutes' walk away.

Anyone with children, there is a nice playground just off Whitecross Street (Fortune Street Park). Also there is a popular storytime session at the Barbican Library around the corner on Monday mornings for toddlers and Friday mornings for babies up to the age of 18 months.

There is no shortage of places to visit that are walking distance:

- The Museum of London is less than a 15 minute walk

- The Barbican Arts Centre is around the corner

- St Paul's Cathedral is a 20 minute walk

- The Tate Modern is a 30 minute walk (past St Paul's and crossing the Thames River over the Millennium Bridge)

- One New Change shopping centre (opened at the end of 2010) opposite St Paul's has the usual high street shops under one roof with lots of restaurants and a terrace with some good views

- Spitalfields Market has an array of restaurants as well as clothes, food, antique, art stalls. It is a 20 minute walk

- Petticoat Lane Market around the corner from Spitalfields is open on a Sunday and sells clothes, shoes, household utensils and goods plus much more. Combining this with Spitalfields Market makes for a great Sunday

- The London Financial areas (also known as the City of London) of Moorgate and Bank is a 10-15 minute walk away. It is bustling during the week and very quiet at the weekend. As well as the Stock Exchange, Mansion House, Bank of England, the Royal Exchange, Monument Tower, there are numerous restaurants, cafes and shops.

- The Tower of London is also 30 minutes' walk away (but also easily accessible by underground from Barbican or Moorgate underground stations).

Other London Tourist Attractions can be reached by bus or underground such as:

- Madame Tussauds is a quick five tube stops away from Barbican station or a 25 minute bus ride getting off at Baker Street.

- London Zoo is also the same tube and bus stop as Madame Tussauds with a lovely stroll through Regents Park - The Natural History Museum/Science Museum/V&A Museum are based in South Kensington and can be reached easily in under 30 minutes by taking the tube from Old Street or Barbican to King's Cross and then changing to the Piccadilly line

- Buckingham Palace can also be reached in under 20 minutes by taking the tube from Old Street or Barbican to King's Cross and then changing to the Piccadilly line to Green Park or Hyde Park Corner or the Victoria Line to Victoria Station

- The London Eye/Southbank area can be reached in under 20 minutes by taking the tube from Old Street to Bank and then changing to the Waterloo&City line. If the W&C line is not working, then Old Street to Elephant & Castle changing to the Bakerloo Line for Waterloo Station

- The British Museum can be reached by catching the number 55 bus from Old Street station (20 mins journey)

- Trafalgar Square (with Nelson's Column, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery) can be reached in 15-20 minutes by taking the tube from Old Street or Barbican to King's Cross and then changing to the Piccadilly Line for Leicester Square station or bus route 23 from Liverpool Street (30 mins)

-Covent Garden/China Town/Theatreland can all be reached in under 20 minutes by catching the tube from Old Street or Barbican and changing at King's Cross on the Picadilly line to Leicester Square/Covent Garden

Waitrose supermarket, open daily, is around the corner and has everything you need should you wish to eat in. They have a fresh meat, fish, cheese and deli counter.

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Valid Identification (in the form of a passport, photo driving licence or national identification card (with photo) will be required from all guests at check in.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kremena and Alexander Smith (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, Spanish, Russian, Bulgarian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2014

About Kremena and Alexander Smith

Hi, my name is Kremena Smith. I have manage holiday rental properties in London. My team and I really enjoy making our guests feel really welcome in our great city.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My partner and I have stayed twice now at this apartment and would recommend it to anyone! It is like home from home with a functional kitchen, washing machine and all mod cons. It's very light and airy and spotless. There is a Waitrose on your doorstep together with several pubs and restaurants and the Barbican is a stone throw away. We love it !!
Jul 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Experience the Classic London Living this Christmas at our 1 bed residence!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews
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Experience the Classic London Living this Christmas at our 1 bed residence!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3794898
+44 -(0)7726 495 886
City of London Financial District London
5

A Beautiful Apartment in an Excellent Location

  • 5 out of 5
I stayed in Jacqui's apartment for 9 nights. It is a wonderful apartment. The photos are completely accurate, if anything, the apartment is more spacious than I realised. The apartment was perfectly clean, and it has a really nice atmosphere. It's also really quiet. Another great thing about it, was that there were plenty of products and ingredients left by the owner that I was welcome to use. This makes a huge difference when one is traveling. I didn't have to go out and buy cleaning products or laundry powder or shampoo or salt and honey and so on. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything I needed to prepare food, I mean, chopping boards, and a bamix and a salad bowl etc etc, there was no having to make do with a limited availability of cooking utensils like one can sometimes face when renting a short term apartment.

Jacqui was an excellent communicator with me prior to my visit, and I could tell she has a heart of gold. All communications with her were kind and friendly and timely. I asked if there was something in the apartment I could plug my i-pod into, and she purchased it before I arrived. The apartment has wi-fi, great tv and nintendo and dvd player, you name it, it was there. She left a detailed folder of instructions, including lots of information about the local area. Also a kind welcome pack, including organic milk, coffee, tea, flowers and a bottle of wine. Now that's going the extra distance to make someone feel welcome. I was met at the apartment by a friendly managing agent at the agreed upon time, and they were totally flexible about arranging to meet me a time that suited me.

The apartment is in a wonderful location. Very close to 3 different tube stations, meaning I had access to at least 3 different tube lines, which made getting around London a breeze. The best thing about the location for me, was the street market just a 2 minute walk away. It's on 5 days a week, and I could get fresh healthy food there every day. Plus there are lots of good shops and restaurants in whichever direction I walked in.

This is the best apartment I have stayed in in London, in the best location, with the best access to tube stations and restaurants. Five Stars! Thank you Jacqui!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Marisa, thank you so much for the glowing review! I am really happy you had great time in London and more importantly you had everything you needed in the flat. We are very lucky to be so centrally located with public transport and restaurants within walking distance.
Safe travels back to Australia and if you are ever back in London, please contact me!
Jacqui
business
Experience the Classic London Living this Christmas at our 1 bed residence!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3794898
+44 -(0)7726 495 886
City of London Financial District London
San Jose, California
5

Fantastic little flat

  • 5 out of 5
This is a great little quiet place close to several tube stops. Jacqui was super helpful and answered all my questions and even called for my taxi ride from and to the airport. The kitchen is stocked with all basic supplies (salt, pepper, olive oil etc) and cooking gear. We used the Waitrose market around the corner every day. Thai food close by was delicious. I would definitely recommend this place.
  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claudie
Thanks so much for your review.
I'm glad you and your sister enjoyed your stay in the flat and made use of our kitchen and the supermarket around the corner. Yes, we are lucky to have so many nice restaurants to choose from!
Do get in touch if you are back in London again.
Thanks
Jacqui
business
Experience the Classic London Living this Christmas at our 1 bed residence!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3794898
+44 -(0)7726 495 886
City of London Financial District London
5

Great, well located and spacious apartment

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed for 10 nights at the beginning of April. We found the property ideal for our stay. Its location is great - close to 3 tube stations, though we always used Old Street, which was about 10 minutes walk. The neighbourhood is an interesting mix of commercial/residential; when we came home late at night we were the only ones on the surrounding streets (although there was never a sense that safety was a concern). The Waitrose just around the corner was a huge bonus. The apartment has a very nice feel to it - it is extremely spacious and well maintained, with plenty of natural light. It is simply but adequately furnished. It is very quiet, with no traffic or other noise. The kitchen is well designed, with everything we needed to make meals at home. It was also well stocked with basic food items, and there was a very thoughtful and appreciated gift of wine and snacks when we arrived. Jacqui was very responsive and easy to deal with - before, during and after our stay - and had left a very comprehensive and useful folder of information about the apartment. In short, we had a great stay at the apartment, would certainly recommend it and plan on staying there again when we visit London next year.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Richard,
Thanks so much for your review.
I am happy that you enjoyed your stay in the flat, and made use of our kitchen.
We are lucky to be so centrally located yet it is quiet and safe.
I hope to hear from you next year!
Jacqui
business
Experience the Classic London Living this Christmas at our 1 bed residence!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3794898
+44 -(0)7726 495 886
City of London Financial District London
5

Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I just spent 9 nights in Jacqui's apartment, and it was wonderful. The apartment is very clean and well appointed. The kitchen is renovated and has everything you could possibly need for preparing meals and eating, including a dishwasher. When we arrived, there was a bottle of wine to welcome us, as well as fruit and milk for our coffee. In addition, there were many condiments available for our use. The living room was comfortable and had a TV. The bed room had considerable storage, and in addition, there was a small room off the bedroom, which in our case, served as the "suitcase room", so that our luggage never had to be in sight or in the way.

The location of the apartment was great. We used the Barbican and Old Street Tube stops, and the bus stop near Old Street was very close. We walked to many of the places that we wanted to visit. One of the best things about the location for us was the Waitrose store that was just around the corner, which sells all kinds of organic foods and wonderful prepared meals, in addition to wine. You can even sign up for a temporary Waitrose card and get the benefit of more discounted prices.

Jacqui was a pleasure to work with and even arranged for a cab to pick us up at the airport when we arrived. We would certainly come back again.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharryn,
Many thanks for your very kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and had everything you needed in the flat. Yes, we are lucky to be so central and within walking distance to so many things
Please do get in contact with me again if you are ever back in London.
Jacqui
business
Experience the Classic London Living this Christmas at our 1 bed residence!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3794898
+44 -(0)7726 495 886
City of London Financial District London
Barcelona
5

Excellent location, beautiful flat

  • 5 out of 5
Stayed here on a work trip for three nights. Jacqui was very prompt with her communication and the check in process was very smooth.

The flat is great, located on a quiet road just near shops and restaurants on Whitecross Street. The transport links are good and there's two great pubs moments away, as well as Shoreditch/Hoxton a bit further a field.

Would happily stay here again and would heartily recommend to others.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Loz,
Thanks so much for your lovely review.
I'm really pleased you had a great time staying in the flat and that you made use of the many amenities close to us.
If you are back in London, do get in touch with me again.
Best wishes
Jacqui
business
Experience the Classic London Living this Christmas at our 1 bed residence!
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3794898
+44 -(0)7726 495 886
City of London Financial District London
5

A fantastic, relaxing and spaceous apartment!

  • 5 out of 5
My partner and I have stayed twice now at this apartment and would recommend it to anyone! It is like home from home with a functional kitchen, washing machine and all mod cons. It's very light and airy and spotless. There is a Waitrose on your doorstep together with several pubs and restaurants and the Barbican is a stone throw away. We love it !!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise,
Thank you for your lovely review. We are always happy to have repeat guests stay with us and would be thrilled to have you back the next time you plan a trip to London. We are indeed very lucky to have everything on our doorstep.
Take care
Jacqui

Location

Car: not necessary

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From £130 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in City of London Financial District, London

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2 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£1,000
£3,990
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£540
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£1,140
£4,590
 
 
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1 Oct 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£630
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£1,350
£5,490
 
 
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Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Cleaning and Services £90
Notes Valid Identification, in the form of a passport, photo driving licence or national identification card (with photo) will be required from all guests at check in. Please note that we will not be able to exchange keys without a valid for of identification.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in City of London Financial District in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
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