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Georgian Elegance in the Heart of Bloomsbury

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

This bright, elegant Georgian (1760's) apartment is your perfect pied-a-terre in Central London. Situated in Handel St. a quiet, tree lined side street just off Brunswick Sq. in the heart of Bloomsbury, the flat is barely five minutes walk from Russell Square tube (Piccadilly line) or the red double decker buses on Woburn Place/Southampton Row. A pleasant ten minute walk though Russell Sq Gardens and you're at the British Museum and UCL Campus or walk North to Euston Rd for the British Library and St Pancras (Eurostar). To the South (two tube stops) or 20 minutes walk, takes you to Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Ave and the West End theatres.

The whole building was completely refurbished in 2005 and this first floor flat (US second floor) is a charming place to return to after a busy day of sight seeing or shopping. Retaining the original marble fireplace and painted wooden shutters, the high ceilings and long Georgian windows give a feeling of space and light whilst modern, quality furniture ensures your comfort. All has been recently painted in cool grey with white woodwork with deep pile fitted carpet throughout.

The queen-size bed has pocket spring mattress and the sofa bed is very comfortable. The arm chairs are of cream leather, the kitchen area is fully equipped and the pull-out dining table can seat four or more if necessary. The bathroom, newly refurbished in 2013 now has a full walk in shower with 'deluge' shower head, heated marble tiled floor, heated towel rail, toilet and basin. The separate utility/laundry room on the landing has a sink, washer and dryer, iron/board and room to store luggage.

The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsburys new High St. is moments away and affords great grocery shopping at gourmet supermarket Waitrose, two Chemists, a Starbucks, plus an interesting Farmers Market on Weds and Sats serving great street food! The arty Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema has been newly rebuilt, now having six screens and couple of bars .

Travel to the flat is excellent with Heathrow barely an hour away, straight through on the Piccadilly line. Also easy to get to Euston, Marylebone and Paddington for trains. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 10 minutes walk or one tube stop. Liverpool St.(Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are a short ride away by cab, all of which give this bijou 'home away from home' the advantage of a most central location whilst enjoying a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood setting.

A recent visitor from VA says...'we LOVED the flat. The location was superb, we fell in love with Waitrose and enjoyed walking in the gardens nearby. The light was wonderful and the history of the house fascinating, we had never seen windows with shutters like that! You had thought of everything - the advantage of you the owners living here part of the time is that it is so well equipped and comfortable. We definitely want to come again.

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More Details

Owner
Judith Loft
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About Judith Loft

Judith and Ed live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Judith is a Brit who lived and worked for many years in London before meeting Ed in Rome one sunny morning in June 1994! They were married in London 1995 and she moved permanently to the USA. However...her family, children and grandchildren all live in London, with eldest daughter and family in Brussels. Having their own base in central London was something they wanted to have when Ed retired and now they are able to spend about three months every year in their own lovely little pied-a-terre on Handel St.

Judith Loft purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Judith Loft chose Camden & Covent Garden

We wanted a flat that was as central as we could afford, with easy access by tube and by foot to theaters, museums and with good local shopping. We stayed at the Russell Sq Hotel for a few nights to attend a family wedding and realized the area answered all these criteria. Quite by chance we found the property in nearby Handel St. It was in the process of being refurbished and the flats just coming on the market. It didn't take long to decide that we wanted to buy. The building itself is lovely, 1760's Georgian with long windows looking out onto a quiet side street. A plus is an easy walk to the British Museum, British Library, St. Pancras and yet moments from neccesary good shopping!

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is amazingly convenient for all the urban delights offered by being in such a central situation. The nearby Brunswick Centre re-opened recently with it's fun shops and restaurants and The British Museum is a 10 minute stroll across Russell Sq. But the extra bonus is the Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras. In ten minutes or so you can wheel your bag up to the check in, hop on the early morning train and 2 hours later enjoy a mid morning coffee and croissant in Paris or Brussels!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kings Cross in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Pocket spring mattresss, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(68 traveller reviews)

Georgian Elegance in the Heart of Bloomsbury
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 68 reviews
5

Character and Charm in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The flat was perfect for the two of us. It is charming - great character and with all the amenities needed. You are 3 blocks from Kings Cross/St. Pancras stations for train and underground anywhere. Russell Square underground station around the corner too. Plenty of local places to eat right close by and several great local pubs.

Antonia is extremely helpful and everything you need to know and helpful tips laid out for you in a notebook.

Great experience and great location!

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Kris for your very kind comments....we are delighted you enjoyed our little spot on Handel St...hope you'll come again sometime! Judith
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San Francisco, CA
5

At Home in London

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this attractive, comfortable, well appointed apartment in an amazing neighborhood in Bloomsbury. Not only are there restaurants, cafes, pubs, parks and a museum within a few blocks, but also a large Waitrose Market less than a block from our door! Russell Square Tube is a 4 minute walk. The street is small and quiet and the bedroom is at the back with a garden, so very quiet for sleeping. We were met and oriented as planned and made good use of the detailed written material provided by the manager thru out our stay. We would happily return and stay longer. We loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The flat served all our needs. It allowed us to cook simple meals when we wanted to eat in and was wonderfully close to shopping, restaurants, the British Museum, and the Underground. The flat is attractively furnished, clean, and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything, our second stay here. Super comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dixie, delighted you came again to Handel St. and enjoyed. And thanks for being OK with the impromptu Margaritas! Best Regards, Judith
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Laguna Beach
5

Perfect Flat. Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We've lived in Bloomsbury for a total of several years and know the area well.

The flat is perfectly located for central London and excursions to Cambridge, the countryside and elsewhere and is an ideal jumping off point for France via Eurostar. Greys Inn Road is just through St George's garden with access to buses to St Paul's and access to the Globe across the Millennium foot bridge. A short walk in the opposite direction (west) puts you on Woburn Place with bus access to the South Bank and the National Theatre. Russell Square Tube station and the British Museum are very close. Don't use the front entrance of the British Museum which can be very crowded. Go to the Montague Place entrance just opposite Russell Square.

Judith and Ed's flat is ideally located and well set up for a short or extended stay. The kitchen is modern and convenient, the internet works well and the TV is excellent. The laundry is on the landing a short flight of stairs down and is convenient with clear instructions posted.

The very convenient access to the excellent Waitrose super market makes shopping for cook in meals a cinch. And Brunswick Square has some good restaurants. We like the Hare and Tortoise even though Judith thinks it has fallen off a bit.

This is the place for two people to stay in Bloomsbury but please try not to overlap with us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks to you both for your very comprehensive and complementary review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Handel St. and hope you'll be able to come again ....as you say, there's much to say and do and eat and all within relatively easy access. Many thanks, Judith.
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Fitzroy North
5

Happy holiday

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier. The Handel Street flat proved a great location - for exploring (on foot or by tube), for grocery shopping, for quiet nights. We were happy eating in or dining out. Saw many museums and attended concerts and restaurants. In particular we recommend a few hours at the Wellcome Institute just a short walk away on Euston Road. Superbly curated exhibitions, a permanent display and the best of bookshops.

We will be back - thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, I am so glad you enjoyed you time in London and in our flat Handel St. Regards Judith
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Location

Nearest Point of Interest
Waitrose
Nearest Point of Interest
London Heathrow Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
King's Cross St. Pancras station
Nearest Point of Interest
The British Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
The British Library
Nearest Point of Interest
West End Theatre District
Car: not necessary

A small quiet street yet moments from excellent grocery shopping, selection of good restaurants serving international foods, delightful parks and very good local and international transport connections.

Only four tube stops to Piccadilly, barely twenty minutes walk to Convent Garden, Soho, theaters and under ten to British Museum, British Library, or St Pancras Intl. for Eurostar to Paris or Brussels.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kings Cross, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holidays
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,275
for 7 nights
£1,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
7 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 7 nights
£1,160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £57.98
Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91

One week minimum stay for 60+ day advance booking; Otherwise five night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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