|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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!
This flat couldn't be in a more perfect location!! We were within walking distance to 95% of everything we wanted to do, and just a short Tube or cab ride away from everything else. It was cozy, clean, well organized, and had all the amenities we needed to feel at home for the week. It is a small flat, but the ability to close doors and have your own space, or cook breakfast before heading out on your adventures, is more than you'll ever find in a standard hotel room for the same price (if not more).
We are a family of three: My husband, our 11 year old daughter, and myself. As a parent I am always concerned about the neighborhood, but I can honestly say it is extremely quiet and safe. Several times my daughter and I strolled the streets alone at night down to the grocery store or the coffee shop with no worries at all....and having a coffee shop right outside the front door just topped off the level of perfection!! Tim is very quick to respond to emails and goes out of his way to make sure everything is taken care of.
London is a magnificent city that should be experienced and explored!! It has so much to offer and is, by far, the cleanest and safest places I have ever visited! I can't wait to return...and I will definitely stay here again!! Thank you, Tim!! CHEERS!! :)
I visited London with my friend for the first time for a three night stay. I can not imagine a more lovely location to truly feel at home in London. The Beautiful Bijou Apartment is as beautiful as shown in the pictures, very quaint and tastefully done. Although we did not spend very much time at the apartment as the location allowed us to explore the area so conveniently, we appreciated coming back to our sweet apartment mid day for a break before our next adventure. I was attracted to come to this apartment when I read a review saying they enjoyed hearing the bells of Big Ben at night. This was a highlight for me as well. It gave me great joy to know where I was in the world. I loved my short early morning walk Sunday morning to Westminster Abbey to attend services there with all it's beauty and amazing choir. We leisurely walked to all the sites I hoped to see in our short stay, St. James Park, the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, beautiful walk across the river with all the extremely talented street musicians to London Eye, visited the 1600's pub The Red Lion where Charles Dickens had frequented, historic Trafalgar Square with all the colorful people and beautiful viewpoint from the steps of the National Gallery Museum, marvelous dinner in China Town. Returning to the airport was done with ease walking to tube Westminster Station (with one connection). This short walk allowed me see Westminster Abbey and Big Ben one last time:). I highly recommend this stay. Although we did not meet Tim, we had very good correspondence with him and he made arrangements for our entrance to the apartment. Thank you, Tim, for sharing this gem. We fell in love with London from here.
Wonderful location close to the underground stations of St James Park and Westminster, yet in a quite neighborhood. The flat needs some updating but everything you need is all there. We had a great time!
We stayed here in October and were absolutely delighted. The flat is adorable and just as pictured. Tim was very pleasant to deal with. The location can not be beat for walking to attractions. We could hear Big Ben chiming which was very nice. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
We easily walked to the London Eye & Buckingham Palace. Churchill War Rooms. National Gallery. Westminster Abbey truly is just a a five minute stroll away. Really the only thing, and I didn't consider it to be a problem, is that it is a business area and is very quiet after business hours. There are not many restaurants or shops in the immediate vicinity. We used the Pret a Manger across the street to pick up a quick sandwich or breakfast and were quite happy.
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!
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.
|Cleaning & Management||£60|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|