|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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.
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
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
Location, location, location!
Nice place in a great location. About a 10 minute walk to Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
|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
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
|Cleaning & Management||£60|