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★ DESIGNER CENTRAL LONDON HOME ★ WITH GARDEN + WIFI ★

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Fully Equipped and Beautifully Designed Islington Apartment with Private Garden

Immaculate central London home, in Islington, Zone 1. A smart and beautifully decorated one bedroom, Victorian period apartment located in Barnesbury, Islington, for Short term letting, N1. Very central with great transport links on your doorstep. Within close and easy reach to all of London's key attractions, 12 minute bus ride to both Oxford circus and Camden also only 5 minutes from Kings Cross. Very convenient with tranquil sleeping arrangements and lots of home comforts.

Smartly and professionally decorated set over one floor of a converted Victorian house and benefits from own private entrance and private use of a secluded rear garden. The location is superb being just a ten minute walk from the vibrant and trendy Upper Street. The bedroom overlooks a well kept garden and is perfectly silent considering the apartments location. Very cool in the summer with back to front natural ventilation, and comfortably warm in the winter.

Benefiting from both the relaxation and comfort of a home and the buzz of vibrant Upper Street, Angel and Kings Cross and Caledonian Road only moments away the apartment is set less than 15 minutes from the bustling West End, with an eclectic mix of bars, cafes, cinemas, theaters, clubs, supermarkets, and a vast array of designer shops close at hand. Homely, clean, spacious, modern and newly furnished your stay here will be one of luxury with the benefit of being in one of London's most desirable boroughs. This apartment is a typical London home and staying here will give you the experience of living like a traditional Londoner in the heart of the capital.

Oak flooring with great rugs for a comfortable stay, digital plasma TV, cable TV service (Freeview), DVD player, fully furnished with extraordinary furniture, automatic central heating, fully fitted contemporary kitchen with fridge & freezer, washing machine, gas hob and oven, microwave, large corner L-shaped sofa in living room for additional guests (sofa bed sleeps 2 very comfortably). There is a double bed in the bedroom (sleeps 2 others), and extra bedding can be offered for people wanting to sleep separately. For more than 4 guests we can also provide an inflatable bed and linen. Bathroom with bath and shower, and storage throughout. Secure entry with intercom and renovated entrance and stairways to building. Internet, and a courtesy UK mobile phone are in the apartment ready for your use during your stay.

Transport is outside the doorstep. Caledonian Road Overground Station (Zone 1) is a 5-minute walk from the apartment and all frequent bus services are only 30 seconds away. Highbury and Islington National Rail and Underground (Victoria Line) Station is a ten-minute walk from the apartment through the tree-lined picturesque Islington neighborhood of Barnsbury. St. Pancras Eurostar terminal to Paris and Brussels is less than a 15-minute walk from the apartment and buses connect frequently from close by. Many buses to the West End and other parts of London can be found just as close.

The center is only a few underground stops away, you could even walk there.

Close to all the amenities shops restaurants and bars of Caledonian Road and Upper Street and opposite the Barnesbury Library. There is also a Street Car nearby as well as cycle hire and bus stops. All the theaters and restaurants you could want, plus great shopping.

Arrival and departure:

You are welcome to arrive at anytime of day or night and a member of our team will always be there to welcome you at the apartment when you arrive. Check in is free between 2:30pm and 7pm. There is a fee of £30 for early arrivals (from 10:30am to 2:30pm) and a late check in fee of £40 for arrivals past 7pm, £60 past 11:30pm and £100 past 1am. Where possible we will do out best to accommodate your travel plans.

Check out is free before or until 10am however, subject to availability you are welcome to keep the apartment until 2pm for a late check out fee of £40. This must be arranged with us in advance. If you would like to keep the apartment later than this, talk to us and we'll do our best to help! :)

More Details

Property Manager
Clive
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Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Oun stay in the apartment was perfect. The condition and the location are as shown in the site. Clive is a very good host and very helpful and friendly. If we go back to London this will be our accomodation. Para los visitantes hispanohablantes, Clive habla español.
Mar 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Islington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Clean and stylish with heated towel rails and large mirrors. Towels are also included for your stay.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Living room/bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This folds into a king size bed
    Cot - 1 Cot , If needed there is a folding cot in the apartment
  • There is one double bed in the bedroom and there is a fold out king size sofa bed in the living room. The bedroom faces north onto a square of secluded gardens. It is perfectly silent considering the apartments central location, so much so that there is a chance you may over sleep!! Clean bed linen is also provided along with towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
Notes:
The apartment has recently been refurnished and decorated all facilities are in perfect working order. Pets and smoking are not allowed, however if you would like to smoke you are welcome to do so outside the building in the garden or in one of the lovely local beer gardens.

Reviews

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★ DESIGNER CENTRAL LONDON HOME ★ WITH GARDEN + WIFI ★
average rating of 4.5 based on 32 reviews
4

Nice garden flat with all the ammenities

  • 4 of 5

Key pick up was easy, the team were quick to get the baby cot and high chair we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA
5

Nice little apartment and accommodating management

  • 5 of 5

I'm going to write this review from a North American's point of view, pointing out items that might be of interest particularly for that demographic, while trying to make this apply to anyone else as well.

First, what we liked about the apartment:

- the garden in the back had strawberries & kale growing that we were welcome to use!

- kitchen small but functional, same for bathroom

- directly across the street from grocery store, mobile phone/sim card store

- management provided a cell phone that for a $6 sim next door, we were in business!

- bus stop one block away

- the apartment stayed cool due to being in basement (was good during the heat wave!)

- clean and everything in working order

- dehumidifier made it much more comfortable

- very short walk (5 mins) to canal and just a bit further is the wonderful Words on the Water book store!

- 10 min walk to Granery and lovely views and restaurants

- 1 mile walk (20 mins - not the 10 mins other people mention!) on flat/safe terrain to kings cross station or 20 mins on bus

- comfortable beds

- very roomy space by European standards

- very helpful and accommodating management, easy to reach

Advice for Travelers

- Get an Oyster Card for the week so you can bus and tube around town! Google Maps (transit option) can help you navigate the schedules.

- Save $$ on your cell phone usage by placing calls from your cell phone using Google Hangouts Dialer while using the flat's wifi.

- The flat could use a few little extras for comfort: like a fan for when it's hot, shampoo/bar soap. Bring your own shampoo. Linens provided.

- Furniture is new and comfortable but the place could use a little remodel/facelift

- Neighborhood is lively (but safe!) due to a bar next door so there might be more street noise then some want. However I slept in the front room each night and was not at all disturbed.

- Washing machine was great to have but you should know that it is uncommon in London for flats (including this one) to have a drier. You'll need to use the drying rack.

- There is no dishwasher but there is soap and sponge.

- The oven seems to cook at a slightly lower temperate than indicated (I brought a meat thermometer fortunately so didn't have any hiccups but would recommend cooking at a higher temp then you think you need.

- Eat at the Greek Larder! It's a 10 min walk from the flat, has lovely al fresco dining, good Greek food & wine, fantastic & friendly service.

- Eat at Dishoom! But make a reservation!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to leave such a detailed review Elissa, you and your family were ideal guests and are welcome back anytime. Best wishes from London!! :-)
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4

Home in Islington

  • 4 of 5

Homely. Convenient. Quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO
5

The property worked out perfect for a family of four. Our family includes a 6 and 8 years old kids.

  • 5 of 5

The property is located near the main international train station and many train/bus stations. This allowed for easy access of all of London. We took full advantage of the well stocked kitchen to prepare a few meals during our stay. The staff at Love London Apartments, Clive and Anita, were very responsive and of much assistance. I would recommend this apartment for anyone that will be visiting London and doesn't want or need to rent a car.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review Byran, you and your family were a pleasure to host and are welcome back anytime. Best wishes from London! :-)
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5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place for our family to stay. We walked to and from Kings Cross station easily and in 10 minutes - even with three kids. It was a perfect size for our family of five. The people in the neighbourhood were very friendly, and the little co-op grocery store was super close. It had everything we needed to make a couple of home cooked meals. We are looking forward to our next trip to London and will try to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The place was nice and super convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Great property in a prime location. Would definitely stay here again when we return to London!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
London City airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Prince
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Brighton
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Kings Cross
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Caledonian Road
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Albion
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Brighton

Located in Zone 1, N1 (North 1 postal code), the apartment is the ideal location if you plan to seek out the best London has to offer across its boroughs. It's in the northern part of central (as London is so big even the center is divided into boroughs), which gives the benefit of easily being able to reach the eastern attractions (15 min bus to Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Liverpool Street area) as well as the western attractions (10 min bus to Camden, Oxford Street, Soho, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and a short 5 min bus ride to Kings Cross) from the apartment.

This also means that you can walk fairly easily to the centre.

The apartment is in Barnsbury, Islington, which is one of London's most beautiful and desirable boroughs. There are shops 30 seconds from the apartment where you can buy food to cook in the apartment as well as many bars and restaurants either along the Caledonian Road (seconds away) or on the buzzing Upper Street.

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