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Apartment Centre (Check-in Agents for the Owner)

Member since: 2001
Speaks English

2BR West-End Apartment +Balcony by Oxford St W1, Theatreland FREE WiFi+Longstay

23 Reviews
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Camden & Covent Garden - 2BR West End/Theatreland Apt

Uniquely Central Fully-equipped 2-Bed/1.5 Bath Self-Catering Flat Sleeps 1 to 4

Welcome to the very heart of London! Overlooking Soho + Covent Garden, this superior accommodation is ideal for singles, couples, families/groups, offers wonderful panoramic views of the capital, and is in walking distance of the main tourist attractions.

Nearby is Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, The British Museum, No 10 Downing Street, Big Ben & The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London. Right outside your door are the main London shopping, restaurant and theatre districts plus cinemas, museums, art galleries, nightclubs, parks, 24- hour shops etc, and excellent transport links to anywhere you need to go.

Our great location attracts both holiday-makers and business clients (Deutschebank, Ernst & Young, Pricewaterhouse, Royal Opera House, Chicago The Musical, Borders Books) ... click "MORE DETAILS" for full details + NEWS ...

Unit comprises: kitchen, lounge/diner with balcony, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom+2 toilets (see full layout on floor plan pic).

Where Exactly are you located: Centre Point! many advertisers on this site use the term 'Central London', yet for the unwary they are not! Some of them are at least an hour (some nearer two hours!) train ride into what is truly the centre of London. These apartments are beside the landmark Centre Point Tower at the top of Charing Cross Road.

The Charing Cross stone outside the station is the point where all distances in UK are measured from, so you can say we are not exaggerating about the location.

See the exact location and aerial photograph, or look up postal code WC2H 8LW on GOOGLE maps.

How Noisy Are The Apartments: The apartment is in a semi high-rise which overlooks but is set back from the junctions of Oxford Street + Charing Cross Road, on the small St Giles High Street. All rooms have secondary glazing so noise is not a big issue (secondary is better than double glazing - it is a whole additional sliding panel).

Clients who have viewed the apartment in person (banks, blue-chip companies, theatres always do this for longer stays) are often very surprised at how quiet this unit is for such a great, central location and we would not have had the client list above or the repeat business if this flat were too noisy. one example: for 6 years Deutschebank booked in graduates who need a quiet place to study and work hard on training modules - they would not do so if the unit was in any way unsuitable, or if feedback from the graduates was negative.

N E W S !: London Underground is rebuilding Tottenham Court Road Underground Station to relieve congestion, with a ticket hall nearly 6 times the current size, step free access and improved interchange. A new Crossrail line is being constructed, with services starting in 2017 providing 24 trains an hour. A new plazza is being created outside Centre Point. It will be great when finished, as tube journies from Heathrow will run direct to the apartment in 30 minutes - half the time it takes now! Please be aware that there is therefore construction work going on across the road, however we have had long let rentals in the building renew tenancies for 12 months, so it is not putting off renters. There may be WORKS going on (daytimes only) below the flat as the retail units are being refurbished this year

Please Note: This property is now set up to specialise in LONG-LET RENTALS (ie not nightly / weekly rentals)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Apartment Centre (Check-in Agents for the Owner) (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your services related to our stay at Centre Point. We have stayed in lots of furnished rentals and yours is probably one of the best kitted out, which made it really comfortable. Everything from the cosy chenille throws on the sofa, to the laundry soap, to the generous supply of towels, to the hair dryers, mirrors, and converters everywhere you'd want them...so well-done. As I think I mentioned I manage a furnished rental myself, and I will definitely be taking a page from your book. All the best and thanks again
Feb 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

2BR West-End Apartment +Balcony by Oxford St W1, Theatreland FREE WiFi+Longstay
average rating of 4.652174 based on 35 reviews
5

Fantastic Location - Spacious - Friendly and Professional People

  • 5 of 5

Location:

Tottenham Court Road Tube Station is under going a major renovation. Additionally there are buildings surrounding that are renovating in preparation for the "new look". The finished product will be fantastic, but this flat is definitely worth staying at right now! There are construction noises, but they only keep day hours. We were out exploring the city of London much of the day and only occasionally heard the construction. The price also currently reflects a deep discount due to the work. The location of the flat is fantastic! You are a few steps from a tube station making the city yours to explore or at the end of a full day of walking, just a small number of steps puts you tucked in and cozy in the flat. If you prefer to walk (we do), then you will find this to be central to most everything. The British Museum is a 4-5 minute walk. Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, The South Bank, The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Oxford Street, and more are all walkable. Right around the corner are several groceries to choose from, banks, and our favorite -Wasabi! Franko Manka (sourdough pizza) is a 10 minute walk and can have a long line of people committed to wait though there are other options near by.

Spacious:

The flat is quite spacious! There is a full separate kitchen that is well stocked with dishes and cooking utensils. The living and dining area are very comfortable, well furnished, and have a lot of natural light with the generous windows. There is a cute balcony off the living room from which you can watch the people going by while pretending that you are in your own little yard. The bedrooms are upstairs and the beds are clean, comfortable, and the rooms spacious with full closets. There is a large full bathroom and a separate 1/2 bath. All of the windows are doubled for warmth and sound proofing and have heavy light blocking curtains. The flat is clean and quite nice.

People:

The manager of this flat is terrific! He is incredibly organized, detailed, friendly, and helpful. He sent us comprehensive directions with up-to-date pictures of how to get to the flat, was waiting for us upon our arrival, showed us around the workings of the flat, talked with us about things we've seen and done in London before and made wonderful recommendations including lesser known options like climbing the O2 dome. We also enjoyed meeting the friendly people working at the construction site and around the city proper.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a fantastic review! Your words are really appreciated, and we're so happy you enjoyed the flat and all that London offered on its doorstep. Please come back anytime.
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Wonderful flat! Wonderful location! Wonderful stay!!!

  • 4 of 5

Si made everything smooth and easy for our 5 night stay. Even accommodated us with an early arrival, allowing us to drop our luggage at the flat.

Flat was clean and everything was in good working order.

The location cannot be beat!!! Easy walk to Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

The ONLY reason for 4/5 stars is the construction around the flat. As long as you anticipate it, it is NOT a problem. Work hours were as advertised. Since we were there for sightseeing, the works hours did not bother us.

Thanks!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind comments, much appreciated.
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Comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best choices for this vacation. I stayed in two of the apartments. The first one, vety beautiful and the second one it really felt like home. Such a comfortable central area and I had a great night sleep even with all the construction was going on around the area. The funny thing is, it was so easy to find the way back, having that tall building tied next to other one. I truly recommend it to others who want to have a pleasant experience. Modern, comfortable and clean! I have not even a negative word to say about it and I'll definitely have consider it as a choice with no hesitation for the next time I'll be in London.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive words and stays with us. There is a construction boom going on in central London so I am pleased that you were not disturbed by the Crossrail and street works. You were a great guest. Please come back and see us soon!
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5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Chose this apartment because of the attractions encircling it. The British Museum which is just a 2-minute walk from the flat, Buckingham Palace & St. James Park, also at a short distance, London Theatreland and Oxford St. which houses the Europe's largest shopping destination are right outside our door. St. Giles Church and Phoenix Gardens can be viewed from the lobby. In addition, the flat is well appointed with sizable bedrooms and a cute balcony overlooking the city.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michelle for your excellent rating!
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5

Perfect For Central London.

  • 5 of 5

It actually gives me pleasure to write a review for this property. As previous apartments used whilst in London were unavailable we were directed to the Home Away site by our daughter and spent a month researching apartments before confirming a booking. We are so glad we did.

We found the general description and photographs accurate and the reviews of other tenants and their positive comments overall reflected our experience. The owners take an obvious pride in their property, evident from the furnishings, quality of fittings in bathroom and small kitchen, linen and numerous little touches which make a stay comfortable and rewarding.

We spent three weeks at the apartment with its main attraction being its location. It is really in the centre of all that one wishes to see. Tottenham Court Road underground is opposite, supermarkets moments away and three main bus routes within a fifty metre circle.

I must mention two things that other reviewers have not commented upon. The sounds of the two lifts being operated late at night can be annoying although we did find over time this depended largely upon who were in other apartments. In the first week of our stay they generally weren't used after about 11 pm. The other is the noise when windows were open at night, not from the Crossrail construction directly opposite but from traffic. There is excellent crossflow ventilation in the apartment and we tended to have windows open until we retired to bed then closed to block out most noise. They were very effective in this regard. However, on warm nights, which we experienced a few, it may be a little noisy to have windows left open.

Si James, the property manager, was great. He answered emails promptly and speaking with him from Australia on a few occasions, offered very helpful advice. My wife, a doctor, was booked in for a medical procedure following a preliminary visit earlier, and needed somewhere with a little comfort and space to recuperate and relax. The facilities in the apartment made this perfect for our needs/. We had a late evening flight and Si suggested we leave our bags at the apartment for collection later rather than take them to leave at Paddington Station as we have done in the past. We appreciated this and Si's time in explaining the features of the apartment. It was handy to know a phone call to him would be meet with a smile, patience and rapid assistance.

When next in London we will definitely consider using this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal Location, Great Service, Nice Property

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this flat in April, and have nothing but positive reviews. Si James was wonderful, and always available. We had a few glitches of our own doing, and he was nothing but pleasant and accommodating. Check-in was a breeze.

The location is truly ideal. We were able to walk to the two shows we'd booked, were so close to endless restaurants, Covent Garden, shops, railway stations, etc. Unfortunately Tottenham station is closed until November, but it's a quick walk to other stations (i.e. Leicester Square).

The apartment is great; all kitchen implements are provided, there is satellite tv, wireless works fine, plenty of hot water, no noise. We didn't use the laundry facilities as we were only there for a few nights, but we found that everything was exactly as described. The king-size bed was very comfortable.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property, and would love to have the chance to stay there again in the future. Overall, very, very, very good experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, it was lovely to meet you, and I only wish you had a longer stay! Just want to let people know that Tottenham Court Road Station is OPEN. The Central Line (Red) is running normally, as is the Northern LIne (Black), except that Northern Line trains are not stopping at this station whilst some upgrading is done. Northern Line trains will stop here again from November, and meantime if you need to use this Black Line, the nearest alterntive station, Leicester Square, can be reached in about 3 minutes on foot. It's been very rewarding for me to hear that nearly every guest comments they have found our new Super-King size(!) beds comfortable, since we upgraded them last December. I chose an expensive bed make, so am very happy people have noticed the value!
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Gatwick(32)/City(9)Luton+Stansted(34) and Heathrow
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Dover or Southampton
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M1 Motorway (North London)
Nearest Beach
49 Miles
Brighton
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in a semi high-rise building on a small road called St Giles High Street, opposite the pretty St Giles in the Fields Church. This uniquely places the apartment at the direct meeting point of Soho, Convent Garden, Bloomsbury + Holborn - in an area also known as Centrepoint, the West End + Theatreland.

The rooms overlook the intersection where the top of Charing Cross Road joins New Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Rd + Oxford Street (London's main shopping streets). There are views of East and West London in the distance, so you can get some terrific sunrises and sunsets!

On the doorstep: Supermarkets (Sainsbury, Morrisons, Waitrose, M&S Simply Food, Tesco), Newsagents, Boots Pharmacy, Starbucks, Cafe Nero, Foyles bookshop, Carphone Warehouse, Argos, numerous Restaurants, Bars, Convenience Stores + Cafes.

This is a fantastic location to be based!

Other Activities: 6x pools/gym/fitness centres from 2 to 8 min walk: Central YMCA; Oasis Sports Centre, Soho Gyms; CentrePoint; Canons Health Club; Jubille Hall

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Covent Garden, Camden & Covent Garden

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
2 weeks
23 Jul 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
14 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 14 nights
£1,250
 
 
3 or 4 weeks
17 Oct 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
21 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 21 nights
£1,000
£4,000
 
 
13 weeks ANYTIME inc bills
9 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
90 night minimum stay
£9,643
for 90 nights
£750
 
 
26 week ANYTIME inc bills
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
180 night minimum stay
£17,871
for 180 nights
£695
 
 
52 weeks ANYTIME exc Utilities
1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
180 night minimum stay
£15,300
for 180 nights
£595
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
£5,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

ALL INCLUSIVE RATES range from £750 to £1500 per week fully inclusive of ALL UTILITIES + WEEKLY CLEAN .....
OR if you prefer to pay UTILITY* suppliers yourself (ie rental rate is EXCLUSIVE of utility services - Council Tax, Electricity, Water Rates, TV Licence + Communications), discounts are offered for 12-MONTHS or more FULL PRE-PAYMENT of rent IN ADVANCE from £650 per week on 2 or 3 year rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Camden & Covent Garden in London

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 844 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large mirrored wall + basin + shaver point
    Cloakroom - Toilet , With basin and mirror + shaver point
  • Soaps, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, bath foam and toilet rolls are included as a welcome pack. Towels, bathmats + hair-dryers are also supplied.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bed can divide to 2 singles
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bed can link to 1 SuperKing
  • The bedrooms are the same size - one faces east and the other faces west and both contain mirrored wardrobes, desk areas and bedside cabinets + storage drawers. The beds are set up as 1 super king (UK 6ft wide x 6ft6' long) in one room and 2 singles (UK 3ft wide x 6ft 6' long) in the other. The owners supply the best quality Dunlopillo super luxury pillows for the best support and comfort, plus hair-dryers and laundry bags for guests convenience. Notes: (1) for elderly or infirm, please bear in mind that the apartment has a fully-enclosed internal staircase with handrail, therefore requiring 12 steps up to the bathroom, toilet + bedroom level. (2) laundry rooms - please note that there are 4 washing machines and 4 dryers free to use outside the apartment in a communal laundry rooms open 24 hours, so it is not actually in the kitchen area.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
Notes:
The owner of this serviced apartment prefers longer stays at the moment, so it is rarely available.

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