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Stay at the Best location in London.

Bedrooms 1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

One bedroom. 75 square metres in all. Living room 50 square metres

This elegantly presented 1 bedroom first floor flat is situated in a prime location in the heart of London. A stones throw from Trafalgar Square, a short walk to the London Eye, just moment from the West End, Covent Garden, National Gallery and luxury shopping. The flat is a Georgian listed building in a one way no through traffic street right next door to the Benjamin Franklin museum .The hallway leads into a large, stunning salon boasting floor to ceiling windows, period corniced ceilings, marble fireplace, crystal chandelier and baby grand piano. There is a Mahogany dining table that sits up to 8 people comfortable sofa and chairs, television with DVD Player, video player and digital box, stereo system with IPOD dock will help to relax after a busy day at work or play!

There is a comprehensive collection of films and books for your pleasure. Broadband and WI-FI are available inclusive of the rental. The small kitchen is fully equipped with conventional and fan assisted oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer etc, as well as a nesspresso coffee machine. The main bedroom has a large Queen bed with a deep luxury mattress and plenty of storage space. There are black out blinds and secondary glazing to aid a peaceful nights sleep. Bunk beds are available for children and a double bed-pull is also available. The bathroom has both shower and bath. Natural sea grass has recently been laid throughout the flat.

Travelling to the flat is excellent. The nearest Underground is Charing X, Embankment and Leicester Square. Heathrow is straight through on the Piccadilly line or a Heathrow express train to Paddington in 15 minutes and then taxi ride. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 15 minutes taxi/ tube journey away, similarly Euston Station, Liverpool St. (Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are all short cab/tube journeys away.

Keywords: one bedroom Apartment

More Details

rosemary and Olivier lallouette
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

About rosemary and Olivier lallouette

classical singer

rosemary and Olivier lallouette purchased this apartment in 2004

Why rosemary and Olivier lallouette chose London

This flat is in a prime location, is spacious and comfortable and stands apart from the 'conversion' flats so often found in central London. The living area is a real 'salon' with high ceilings and beautiful moulding works on both the walls and ceiling. It is a luxurious space.

What makes this apartment unique

Fantastic location. It is a little like spending a holiday with all the home comforts and feeling a little grand!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved being in your lovely apt. Will be back as often as the bank balance affords! Cheers Rosemary.
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lambeth in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
In the cultural heart of West End and Covent Garden


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average rating of 4.8627453 based on 52 reviews

Great Location, Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I totally enjoyed the stay on Craven Street. The flat had all the amenities, was clean and very comfortable. We were located above the Ship and Shovel which was fairly loud early evenings but quieted down by 10PM so we found this to not be a problem whatsoever. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location location location!!! Walking distance to everything London!

  • 5 of 5

The aptartment was perfect for us. Great location near Charing Cross Station. Very easy to work with owners. Wish we could have stayed here the whole time we were in London! Hard to leave!! Thank You!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boulder, CO, USA

No Air Conditioning!

  • 3 of 5

Visually, this apartment is stunning, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. However, two major negatives made us greatly reduce the score.

First, the VRBO description listed air conditioning as an amenity. There is none. There is a small portable swamp cooler that that made no dent in the afternoon room temperature and was too noisy to sleep with. We asked our Londoner friend if a swamp cooler qualified as A/C in British culture and he said absolutely not. During the first night of our 4-day stay in May, we broiled in the small stuffy bedroom! We had no choice but to try to sleep with the window open. Big problem. The bedroom window is directly above a pub and just down the street from a wildly popular night club. Hundreds of people party in the alley until 4 a.m. on weekend nights. Even on weeknights, groups of young people with too much beer in them gather in the alley late at night talking and singing loudly. We tried moving to the bunk beds in the living room, but a street light just outside the window turns night into day inside the room and there are no blackout curtains.

The second negative was the bad service. We made contact by text message with the apartment manager a few days before arriving. Because of our rush hour arrival, we arranged to send her a text when our taxi from Stansted airport was an hour away. We sent a text from the taxi but got no reply. We arrived to find the front door locked and the manager was not answering her phone. Luckily, another tenant finally let us in off the street so we could wait an additional 45 minutes in the hall with our luggage until the manager's assistant showed up. He was surprised to see us waiting; obviously he had not been informed. Once inside the apartment, he scurried around tidying it up. Towels from the previous tenants were still hanging on a drying rack in the living room but he did not put them away. Oh well, things happen. We arranged with the assistant to vacate the apartment by 11 a.m. on our departure day. Unfortunately, he showed up a little after 10 a.m. that day with a cleaning lady and they started in cleaning despite the fact that we were still packing. Unacceptable.

Take our advice - on previous visits, we have stayed at the four-star hotel above Charing Cross Station. Their superior room with large sitting area costs less per night than this apartment. It has real A/C and a thoroughly professional staff. A much better night's sleep!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Fantastic Location but Noisy at Night

  • 4 of 5

As others have said, the location of this Flat is fantastic. It is near two underground stations, multiple bus stops and a two minute walk from the national Gallery, Saint Martin's in the field, the national portrait Gallery and Trafalgar Square

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elegant and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was my 5th stay in this flat, so clearly I love it. As others have written, it is well furnished and perfectly located. The building dates to 1730 and, as you can see from the photo, the living room has a feeling of history and elegance. And imagine: a baby grand piano in a rented flat!

On a more practical note, the apartment is clean and comfortable. Rosemary and Olivier, the owners, are helpful, easy-going and completely trustworthy. (I say this after having had a unpleasant experience with another London flat that I rented years ago.) The caretaker was understanding and flexible when my plane arrived late and I couldn't be there as planned.

I am looking forward to my 6th stay on Craven Street!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews were spot on; this place is a gem. The location is terrific and incredibly convenient for the start of any exploration of the city ; you are within walking distance of Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery, the West End (and Covent Garden) and your choice of tube stations (Charing Cross or Embankment). Down the block are the Thames and Hungerford/Golden Jubilee Bridges over to the Southbank Centre. The flat itself is very comfortable, and a lovely place to relax in between excursions. There is a bit of noise on Friday and Saturday nights (we also arrived on St. Patrick's Day celebrations), not so much from the pub around the corner, as a nightclub in the arcade between Villiers and Craven Passage. But the thick windows and blackout curtains do their job ( I always sleep with earplugs when traveling and it didn't bother me at all). We also live in a city, so that's not a tremendous concern. Our host was extremely helpful - our flight was delayed by 12 hours into London, so we couldn't arrive before midnight- a huge thanks again for having someone at the flat so late to meet us. We had an amazing week and would happily stay at the flat again. (As fans of Baroque music and opera, we were thrilled to come across our host's scores and realized we have recordings on which she sings. We thought that super cool!)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Heathrow Airport
Nearest Beach
73.6 Miles
West Wittering Beach
Car: not necessary

moments from the national Gallery, London eye, Covent Garden,horse guards parade, Buckingham palace and 10 Downing street!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Lambeth, England

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £413

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