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Beautiful Bijou Apartment in Amazing Central Location

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Westminster

1 Bdrm Apartment With Period Features in the Heart of London

Hello and welcome to our lovely little flat we look forward to hosting you soon.

Located in Zone 1 and with high ceilings and period fireplaces this flat is the perfect place to stay in London. The flat has a fully equipped kitchen ceramic stove, oven/microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is a 40' wall mounted flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod docking station and sofa bed in the living room. The bedroom has a comfortable queen size bed and plenty of storage. There is both a washing machine and dryer in the bathroom and linen and towels are provided. For your safety the flat has a security door entry phone system and smoke detectors.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Tim Young
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Tim Young

I am from New Zealand but have made London my home for the past 12 years. I have travelled extensively and have also lived in Canada and the U.S. I love London and intend on making this my home for the foreseeable future, however I must admit to being a little home sick at times and try to get back to NZ as often as my busy work life allows.

Tim Young purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Tim Young chose Westminster and West End

My apartment is in such an amazing location, most Londoners travel at least an hour to work and back everyday missing out on the enjoyment and wonder that living in Central London brings. The apartment is perfectly formed, well laid out and comfortable. The period features add to the character of the apartment. I just think it is a super little flat in an amazing location

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location!


based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Bijou Apartment in Amazing Central Location
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Nice place in a great location. About a 10 minute walk to Big Ben and Westminster Abbey

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lives Up To It's Name

  • 5 of 5

Being a Zentangle artist, I knew what the word Bijou meant and found it incredibly uncanny that Tim's "Bijou" was available the exact three days we needed it. Not available before or after! Bijou is a jewel in the heart of a beautiful area. We had a late check in, 10 PM, which made us quite nervous. The agent Tim arranged to meet us was wonderful. We would agree with all previous reviews so I will try to add information. There was nothing that really put us off - we rent through Home Away for the home experience. The apt was clean and had everything we needed and more. If you like to be neatly pressed, Bijou has a fantastic steam iron! Wish the medicine cabinet was just a flat mirror on the wall - it doesn't allow access to the bathroom sink.

The neighborhood is quiet and well maintained. The two food establishments across the street were great for a coffee, light breakfast, quick bite or a snack.

While we were there, the two bus stops closest to Winchester were not operating. No notice, no reason - perhaps because of the proximity to Parliament? Be aware that tickets for the buses have to be bought at an Underground Station - we discovered this when at a great distance from the Underground. On a future visit, I will definitely get a bus pass. Side note: We used National Express to get to Southampton. It was fifteen dollars for two tickets - great value!

We would rent Bijou again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Cozy, Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This was a great location for exploring the city! Walking distance to the major monuments we wanted to see, and close to the tube station to get us around to places that were a bit too far for walking.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Small but Great Location - could use some TLC on the interior

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed in this apartment for 4 nights and would overall, recommend it ( but for no more than 2 people due to it's size). The location is superb; close to the St. James Park underground station, and even closer to the major bus stops at Westminster Abbey. The street is incredibly quiet and safe - really an ideal location. Regarding the interior: there are some simple cosmetic fixes that the owner should certainly attend to.

A new water heater was placed on the wall of the shower/tub but it's obviously smaller than the one it replaced - the caulking around the new unit is pathetically patched. Also the tub is VERY deep and it was dangerously difficult to get in and out of ( a handle attached to the wall for getting in and out would be a great improvement.) A strange medicine cabinet is placed directly above the TINY bathroom sink, so it's impossible to place your head over the sink for teeth brushing etc.. ( suggestion: remove the cabinet and replace with some simple narrow bathroom shelving.) There are other patching issues throughout the apartment that wouldn't take much time or money to address, but would make this a much more pleasing apartment to stay in.

The bedroom is small, but it wouldn't be bad if a huge and predominantly useless floor to ceiling modular cabinet wasn't taking up so much room! You have to squeeze by the closet to inch your way to the door (which won't open fully because the closet is in the way!) It's still workable, it would just be so much nicer with a closet about half the size of the one that's there.

All this being said, the neighborhood is quiet, the location great, and the apartment small, but cute enough. Some simple improvements would make this a no-brainer for someone wanting an apartment in a great area for visiting London.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and Quaint

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed London. The flat was clean, nice and simple. The owner was quick at responding to emails and took great concern that everything was just right for our visit. The bed was very comfortable. The flat is close to many sights. We walked almost everywhere around Westminster area. St James Park is nearby and a lovely place to walk through on the way to Buckingham palace. My favorite was laying in bed and listening to Big Ben. It's not loud, but peaceful. <3

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was small (to be expected in central London) but was a fantastic location 2 blocks from Westminster Abbey!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.4 Miles
Heathrow and/or Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Numerous Pubs
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Thames Clipper
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
St James Park
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Cinnamon (Modern Indian)
Car: not necessary

Quite possibly the best centrally located flat in London! Moments from the Thames and a short walking distance from these London attractions and Landmarks:

Westminster Abbey (3 min walk)

Westminster Cathedral (11min walk)

Houses of Parliament (4min walk)

Parliament Square (4min walk)

Jewel Tower (5min walk)

Big Ben (6min walk)

Victoria Tower Gardens (5min walk)

Trafalgar Square (15min walk)

Buckingham Palace (15min walk)

London Eye (15min walk)

The South Bank (15min walk)

Victoria Palace Theatre (10min walk)

Apollo Victoria Theatre (10min walk)

The West End (20min walk)

St James Park (7min walk)

Green Park (10min walk)

Sight seeing tour bus (4min walk)

Tate Britain (12min walk)


Nearest Underground -

St James Park (6min walk - District and Circle lines)

Westminster (7min walk - Jubilee, District and Circle lines)

Victoria (10min walk - Victoria, District and Circle lines)

Nearest Mainland station -

Victoria Railway Station - (10min walk)

Nearest River transport -

Thames Clipper - Millbank (10min walk)

The area is also serviced by an extensive bus network and London Taxi's are numerous.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Westminster, Westminster and West End

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
15 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning & Management £60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Westminster in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A large sash window makes this bathroom light and bright. It contains an electric shower with good pressure and a half bath if you want to soak. Plenty of quality bathroom towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Linen Provided
  • With high ceilings and large sash windows the bedroom is light and spacious. Large cupboards offer ample storage space. The bed is a comfortable queen and excellent quality bed linen is provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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