Our newly re-furbished self-contained studio,bright white and sunny in Brackenbury Village with delis pubs and shops close by. Studio is one room with double bed, separate shower room and kitchenette.TV, free internet/wi-fi, washer-dryer. All freshly decorated. Central for business, tourism & shopping.Short walk to tubes/buses, 35min to Heathrow/Eurostar. Enjoy London relaxing in your own secure space.
Super Studio well located for business and tourism in central London
- english, french, german, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Dec 2018
About vivien morgan
I'm a Communications Consultant working in policy and the charitable sector. My career was in TV News and I traveled the world for many years- but now happy to be more in London- and by the sea where my partner and myself go sailing. I am sporty and tennis is my favourite sport- along with table tennis!!!
vivien morgan purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why vivien morgan chose Hammersmith
We like our house’s location because it is in a village-type area with such good amenities in the next street and close-by. It’s safe walking about and is a friendly neighbourhood. I belong to a bookclub, my gym is nearby and I play tennis also in a local club. Getting around with 4 tube lines at Hammersmith is easy and we love to cycle in the city too. The Thames River and walks are close- if you want peace and queit and lovely views, but so is the great Westfield shopping centre.
What makes this Apartment unique
Our house gets the sun all day which fills it with light- and so the studio is sunny in the afternoons. Our table and chairs in the front patio gives you fresh air for a morning coffee or afternoon tea.Enjoy!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
We stayed for 2 weeks in this flat and I agree with some of the other reviewers. It's small. The kitchen smoke alarm will go off when you cook anything, even toast. The bed is firm but small, a US double with lumpy pillows. The bathroom is compact but has good water pressure and fixtures. We were in London when it was 30C/90F and were boiling hot in the flat. We purchased a small fan and left it behind.
The neighborhood deli/cafe has good coffee and breakfast. We liked the quiet neighborhood and transport links. There are great food options and its quiet at night. You will hear the owners upstairs. They are attentive to any issues though and the flat is well maintained. We would stay again if the overall flat was a bit bigger. It's very cramped for 2.
Compact with a spacious feel
We really enjoyed staying in Viviens and Doug’s apartment. It had everything we needed and was an ideal base for us to explore London. It’s close to the tube, supermarkets, great pubs and cafes. We would have stayed there on a return trip to London but it was unavailable.
Tiny and quite basic
I had 5 nights here recently. It’s in a pretty good location and only 10 mins walk to Hammersmith tube. However it is very small- there is no way that 2 people could stay here comfortably, luckily I was on my own. The kitchenette is not useable, the appliances are cheap and old. I couldn’t even use the toaster as it smoked almost immediately triggering the fire alarm to go off each time so I gave up trying to do anything like that. It was very cold despite it being glorious outside. As the upstairs owners control the heating I needed to have the electronic heater on constantly. The shower/ toilet is so small you can barely dry yourself without smashing your elbow in to the wall. Even for London standards I think it is pricey for what you get. When the owner knocked on the door to offer a good will gesture of chocolate because a bag of dirty laundry was left on the bed when I first checked in (which was very thoughtful), she asked if everything else was ok. I said yeah but it is quite basic. Vivienne actually laughed and flounced off up the stairs instead of being interested in why I felt that way. Was a very peculiar reaction. Also there is a tv that is so small you have to sit about 30cm away to see anything. Sorry I couldn’t be more positive.
We are disappointed to read your comments about the studio as they are simply not true.
Any guest coming to stay may look at the many reviews from happy guests over the years including recent ones.
We take pride in making the studio as comfortable and well-provided for our guests many of whom travel from the USA, Canada and Australia.
So we are correcting the points you made as follows:
• Unfortunately our cleaner (now no longer with us) did forget the dirty laundry in the studio. She did come and collect it as soon as we were told and I did bring you chocolates to apologise for the inconvenience.
• I retreated from meeting you because I was shocked and embarrassed by your tone and comment that our well-equipped studio was ‘basic’ and by your lack of any common courtesy.
• The studio is small but not basic. · Our appliances are not old. We have a new washer/dryer, new hob, microwave, hairdryer, iron etc. Only the fridge has not recently been renewed.
• We provide shampoo, new boxes of soap, cotton wool pads and cotton buds, plus plenty of toilet rolls and tissues. We also provide tea, coffee, sugar and washing powder.
• Also available are an umbrella and shopping bags; a choice of books to read and a detailed guide of where to eat locally, plus tube maps and a London street map book.
• The studio’s size is clearly stated so if more space is what you desired there are many other options to rent.
· As to the heating- it is on for ten hours every day. You stayed when it was exceptionally cold - but did have an electric boaster heater to keep you warm 24/7.
We have been lucky to have met and hosted many nice and appreciative guests over the years.
Well appointed studio, but unsafe and noisy
This little studio apartment is well appointed and efficiently organized. However, during my stay two issues occurred that caused me much misery and sleeplessness. The exterior door was difficult to unlock from the inside. Sometimes it would unlock and other times not, with the result that I was often locked in. I was not given a key to the windows, so it was impossible for me to exit the apartment. There was also a rushing water noise that occurred every 22 minutes. I am sure that these issues would not have been so severe had the homeowners been present, but they were on a 2 week holiday. They told me they could not deal with the water noise until they returned, but by that time I would have been gone. They did send someone by to help me with the door, but it still got stuck afterwards. It was disappointing that the homeowners displayed no sympathy with my plight and in the end accused me of "exaggerating".
I can't recommend this apartment in winter
The apartment was nice, well presented, and generally comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and it has a great shower, so that makes it feel very homely. The location was pretty good (a good 15 minute walk to the station and shopping area). The nearby shops and the local pub are pretty good too.
Unfortunately there were two main things that prevent me from recommending this apartment in winter. Firstly, the heating is controlled by the main house, which is fine, but they only have the heating on for a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the evening. No heating during the very cold nights, and I had to leave the apartment each day (thankfully there is a great co-working space nearby, but it was costly). There is a small electric heater but it's not one that you would feel safe enough to leave on overnight or for the whole day if you want to work from the apartment. Thankfully the temps didn't drop as much as was expected and the bedding was warm, and with some extra layers on, I was not too cold, but it was just an unnecessary worry when just leaving the heater on would work better.
The second issue is that the kitchen / entry area has a vent to the outside which lets in all the cold air, so you need to shut the kitchen door to keep the heat in, which makes the kitchen off limits because it's just so cold in there.
I'm sure it would be a lovely apartment in the spring or autumn when it's not so cold.
Other things that would really improve the apartment are a bigger TV, a better hairdryer, and a side table by the bed.
Apart from the worry about the cold I did enjoy my two weeks in Hammersmith.
Thanks Jodie for your message. You did arrive in London for the coldest period recorded in years. So definitely a shock after your Melbourne heat.
To reply to your specific points about being in London in winter.
We do have heating on 12 hrs of the day(that's 4 hours in the morning and 8 hours from afternoon to night), plus there is a certified, extra plug-in electric 2KW heater to ensure guests are warm at all times. Plus there are two extra blankets, for whenever required. It is up to you to use the heater -all night if you wanted it!
We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Hammersmith and hope next time you travel to Europe in winter you won't hit such a freezing cold spell that surprised us all.
Great location and very suitable for one.
A bit tight for two.
We bought a bread toaster to make our stay better and have left the toaster for the future inhabitants.
We like our house’s location because it is in a village-type area with such good amenities in the next street and close-by. It’s safe walking about even at night and is a friendly neighbourhood. Local cafes and restaurants in Brackenbury Village, one or three streets away:The Brackenbury, The Grove, Brackenbury Deli, Raoul's Restaurant and Deli, Italian ice cream parlour. The Anglesea Arms,Butcher’s Hook, Dartmouth Castle and Andover Arms- gastro pubs.
Two local delis (with fresh french bread,great coffee, pastries and salads and light snacks), General store, butcher, dry cleaner, hardware store- all in next street. Supermarket,banks and main shops all 5mins walk away
Direct tube travel(from 20-30 minutes only) into all main London attractions: the London Eye,House of Parliament and Big Ben, Tate Modern, Covent Garden and National Gallery and British Museum.
Close to Portobello Rd market (ten minutes by tube), Notting Hill and the Kensington museum and Palace gardens.
River Thames is 8mins walk away.( half km)
Westfield shopping mall is a 15 minute walk ( 1.5km)
Additional pricing information
ARRIVAL Check - in is after 16.00hrs DEPARTURE Check - out is before 11.00hrs