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SPECIAL OFFER!! Stunning Penthouse 1 Bedroom Apartment Central London Sleeps 3-5

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 living room, 1 landing, sleeps 5-6

Contemporary design meets classic London in this newly-renovated period flat situated in the heart of the lively and desirable area of Angel, Islington, N1. This city retreat is just a stone’s throw away from London’s nightlife, theatre and restaurants, and minutes away from London’s best attractions, giving you the perfect base from which to begin your authentic London experience. Clean, comfortable and equipped with all the amenities you need, plus impeccable service, the apartment is ideal for families, leisure or business travelers.

As my guest you will enjoy superb service and a smooth check-in. We arrange a suitable time beforehand based on your flight times and then wait for you inside the apartment to welcome you. We give you 2 sets of keys and show you around the apartment.

We are available to assist you promptly before, during and after your stay and the apartment also comes with complete instruction manual with pictures and detailed instructions for everything you may need.

This exceptional 1 bedroom property will ensure your stay is comfortable, convenient and memorable.

• A master bedroom with a king-size bed, comfortable mattress and down pillows and bedding.

• The living room, ideal for a couple and for 2 children, with a sofa-bed and 1 single bed- luxury blow up bed

• A baby crib and high chair can also be offered.

• A fully-equipped, modern kitchen with oven, microwave combo and hob, complete with every appliance and utensil you need, including a blender, and the latest Nespresso coffee machine with a selection of flavour capsules. Washing machine as well.

• A bathroom with a bath and shower, fresh towels, a hairdryer and a selection of luxury soaps and shampoos from The Body Shop.

• A huge living and dining area

• The dinner table, with chairs and stylish extra stools, means cooking and eating a delicious meal for your family or friends is easy and enjoyable – whether you’re fixing a quick bite before heading out or celebrating with a full course dinner.

• High speed broadband internet/Wi-Fi with 2 backup connections - ensures you stay connected throughout your trip – great news for our business travellers. A courtesy UK mobile phone is also provided for your use during your stay and we have power adaptors and USB charging stations throughout the apartment.

• The entertainment system comes with a 42-inch plasma TV, cable TV, a Blu-Ray and DVD player, an iPod docking station with speakers and a PlayStation PS3 console with a selection of games, keeping you (and especially the kids) occupied on rainy or tired days.

• Central heating with digital easy-to-us controls (and there’s no AC and no need for it in London)

• A handy instruction manual for every detail of your stay, plus a friendly, helpful service from myself (the owner) and my team, who offer great multilingual communication and support.

Sleeping FAQs

Make the most of everything this exciting city has to offer without compromising on sleep and relaxation. This apartment is located on a substantially quieter block than the rest of this busy area. The bedroom is at the back of the property, with blackout curtains, double glazed windows and the latest memory foam mattresses, all dressed in luxurious all-year cotton duvets, with 2 pillows per guest.

A baby crib and high chair can also be offered.


The area

Angel is an eclectic neighbourhood, famous for its nightlife and collection of iconic local pubs, stylish cocktails bars, renowned international restaurants and upmarket, boutique shopping. One of the most in-demand places to live in London, this safe and eco-friendly neighbourhood is also popular with celebrities – Emma Watson, Boris Johnson, James McAvoy, Colin Firth and Lily Allen are all famous faces that have called this vibrant area home in the last few years.

Yet despite it’s amazing reputation and convenient Zone 1 location, the area still has a relaxed, trendy atmosphere. Angel is frequented by local Londoners, with fewer tourists, so you can enjoy an authentic London experience with the luxury of being close to London’s attractions if you wish to explore the city.

The apartment is extremely close to many restaurants, shops, supermarkets and ATMs.

• There are 10 coffee shops within 20 metres

• There is a shopping centre 100 metres away

• There are 3 supermarkets within 50 metres

• There is a 24/7 convenience store just next door

Getting around

The apartment is located on Upper Street, an extremely accessible location for all of Central London, North, South, East or West and with unbeatable transport links.

Angel tube station and Highbury-Islington tube station are both 5 minutes walk away and there is a bus stop right outside the apartment. You can even rent bicycles from automatic stations nearby.

There is public (pay and display) parking for your car, should you chose to drive into London. You can park on the street, or a nearby indoor carpark. However, we recommend public transport instead, as it’s far easier and quicker to explore London in this way.

• Oxford Street (15 minutes)

• Camden Lock Market (20 minutes)

• Regent’s Park (20 minutes)

• British Museum (20 minutes)

• Old Street and Silicone Roundabout (10 minutes)

• St Paul’s Cathedral (20 minutes)

• Shoreditch (15 minutes)

• Westminster (30 minutes)

• West End (30 minutes)

• Southbank (30 minutes)

Getting to the apartment from the airport is easy using public transport (tube, train or bus) but it’s more economical to hire a private taxi if you have a lot of luggage or many guests. I will give you the information to book this.

Our local recommendations

• Walk down to the Turkish restaurant next door for a mix-grill or Turkish breakfast; or even a full English breakfast at the Workers Café with some real London people.

• Have brunch at Ottolenghi, the flagship branch of the world-famous restaurant and patisserie. The cosy venue is minutes from the apartment, where you can enjoy incredible French toast, brownies, smoked salmon breakfasts and colourful salads.

• Enjoy a cocktail and fine dining at Hoxley & Porter, or a traditional pint at the Hope & Anchor pub.

• Buy your groceries from one of the exceptional London supermarkets or organic food stores such as Planet Organic, Waitrose or Marks & Spencer’s.

• The Blow Bar is a must-visit if you’re going somewhere special on your London visit. This boutique hair bar will wash, blow dry and style your hair in just 30 minutes.

• Diverse is a beautiful clothing boutique loved by local fashionistas where you can buy the latest chic pieces from Diane von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Isabel Marant and See by Chloe.

• See a live gig at Union Chapel, a beautiful Grade II listed church that has been converted into an unbeatable live music venue.

• Family-friendly attractions in the area include the Geffrye Museum and it’s splendid Kid’s Zone, the V&A Museum of Childhood, London Zoo and an abundance of parks and outdoor spaces such as Highbury Fields, Victoria Park, Regent’s Park and London Fields. The cafes in the area also welcome families.

• Other places to visit nearby include the Dickens Museum, Camden Market, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Crystal Maze, Emirates Stadium, Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and much more.

You can see the location map here on the website, with the precise location.

The full address will be sent to you with your booking information, along with all contacts, arrival instructions, and apartment guide and detailed transport information.


The apartment consists of a 3rd floor of a renovated period building, accessed by stairs. Entry is via an intercom with buzzer for security, all doors have two locks.

It can be rented for short stays from 2-3 nights, with discounts for stays of 6 nights or more. This discount increases for 12 nights or more, and bookings can be made for stays of 2-3 months. The price is inclusive of all utility charges and taxes, with no surprise extras.

All bedding, sheets, and towels are provided, with checkout cleaning and laundry also included. Should you wish to do laundry during your stay, there is a washing machine in the apartment.

This flat is managed by a professional support team who consistently provide outstanding customer care. The multilingual team speak English, Italian, French, Portuguese and Spanish, to answer all your questions and needs.

We have a housekeeping and maintenance team to ensure that your flat will be spotlessly clean upon arrival. Our housekeeping service is always eco-friendly, using only environmentally-safe cleaning products.

We welcome children, under adult supervision.

For your convenience we will meet you at the apartment on arrival so you don’t have to go to an office to collect keys. We will provide you with 2 sets of keys and all the information you will need for your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to London!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Paulo

Originally from Southern Europe, and now living between London, Hong Kong and Bali, I strive to make my properties the most accommodating in the area of town where I live myself- what I found to be the best !

As a seasoned traveler myself, I understand the importance of the comfort of home as well as an adventurous experience in a new city. I combine both of these to ensure a positive, memorable experience for all of my guests.

I enjoy traveling, great food, and vibrant atmospheres and want to share that with others through our property locations. These locations are all minutes away from my friends and my favourite restaurants, bars, and shopping areas. We really love it here and know you will too!

I look forward to welcoming you !


Paulo purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Paulo chose Islington

Super location, great finishes, clean and comfortable just like being at home.

High Speed Internet/WIFI connections. Top floor so very quiet, and with double-glazed windows throughout. Very bright with natural light, and with blackout blinds for comfort. It has a great open-plan spacious feel as a 1 bedroom apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

Location close to attractions and transport, in a real London non-touristic trendy neighbourhood with all amenities from supermarket across the street to cafes, restaurants and even bars and pubs. The flat is very bright and airy, yet double glazed and with blackout blinds for comfort.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Whole experience was great. Paulo & partner were very friendly and responded quickly when we had questions. Excellent location. There were 4 of us (2 adults 2 kids) and the space was just right. Would definitely recommend
Apr 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Islington in St. Mary's

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet times 10pm to 9am
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Tiled and mirrors
  • Quality bathroom, with tiled floors and walls, large mirrors in walls, extractor-ventilation automatic on timer, bath and shower combination with glass shower screen.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room - 1 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa-bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King-size bed
  • Wooden floors, built-in wall wardrobe, 4 storage drawers under the bed (one with spare duvet, bed linen), two large sash windows, with secondary glazing. Large wall canvas, and lampshades.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
Everything is exactly like in the pictures presented. Secure entry with intercom and buzzer and renovated entrance and stairways to building. High Speed Internet/WIFI connections. Broadband wireless internet, via fiber optical cable, therefore very powerful. A must see, will go quickly! We use a transparent price policy, so the weekly and monthly prices given on this website is the total price. This price is inclusive of all services in the apartment, even checkout cleaning. There is nothing else to pay for up to 4 guest, the price is the same. For more than 4 guests, we may charge a supplement per night. Either way, the price will be totally inclusive, no extras whatsoever. When you enquire for a few days, there will be a checkout fee (it is not possible to build it into the daily rate). Available for short term rentals; special rates available for bookings for several months. Email me for special longer term offers. Feel free to email if you want to book straight away, or ask


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SPECIAL OFFER!! Stunning Penthouse 1 Bedroom Apartment Central London Sleeps 3-5
average rating of 4.404762 based on 50 reviews

Fantastic location, clean, charming and a quiet night's sleep!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Paulo's flat for a week this past May while visiting family and sightseeing. Anita was there to greet us and was extremely friendly and helpful while showing us around the apartment. Everything was clean and smartly decorated. The large living room windows let in lots of light in the morning, and allowed us a bird's eye view of the street life below. The bedroom is in the back and we had very comfortable and quiet sleeps, even though the apartment is located in the heart of Upper Street. The location was fantastic, with many excellent restaurants and shops just a few steps away. Two Tube stations are close by and it was very easy to get to the heart of everything from this location. Paulo was an excellent host and promptly responded during all our communications. We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us, great guest. We are so glad you loved the apartment and made your stay all the more enjoyable and memorable. We are glad you found it very clean and comfortable and fully equipped with everything you needed along with being very accessible in the great location of Angel with many restaurants, cafes and shops right at your doorstep. We would love to have you back again in the future when you are visiting London again.
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Neat apartment with excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was simple and clean. Paulo and his team was fantastic! The location was unbeatable. It’s in the midst of local shops & restaurants, short distance from subway. We enjoyed Islington so much!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. The apartment is fully equipped if you want to cook at home. Or stay home in Winter and watch cable tv or play Playstation. Theres also washing machine and fully equipped kitchen with oven and hob and all utensils.
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Great location, well-organized

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this location during Christmas holidays and found Paulo and his staff to be extremely well-organized. The unit was cleaned with all the amenities you will need. Paulo's "welcome-to" binder covered everything that could possibly come up with many tips for making your stay a pleasant one. The location was perfect, close to shops, restaurants and the underground. Downtown London was a 15 minute trip. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Realistic reviews , central location , small clean no surprises

  • 5 of 5

We are frequent users of home away and similar services and often go to London. The reviews on this place were correct . We liked the location and it would be especially good for people who know London a little. Easy to get to places in the north of the city and kings cross.

The third floor apartment is next to a pub/theater and prior reviews suggested it might be noisy. We did not have any problems in fact if closed the windows you heard nothing. The apartment is on a main street so expect some noise but it did not bother us.

Paolo communicated clearly with us and his team was easy to reach and very friendly. We had one little issue and they were accessible and help solve the problem

The apartment was clean, the wi fi worked well and you are close to two tube stops

We liked the area lots of restaurants and fun to walk over all very good

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and 5-stars review. We do our best for good service before arrival, on arrival, and during your stay. The apartment has secondary glazed windows- which are sound-proof and heating insulated as well, for our guests comfort. We also have blackout blinds and curtains for a nice night sleep, as well as many other carefully decorated and equipped spaces.
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Berkeley, California, USA

Fall stay in London apartment

  • 3 of 5

We just spent four nights in London and enjoyed our time there a lot. The location of the apartment is great within about seven minutes walk to Angel tube stop. Paolo was very helpful in allowing us to check in early 11:30am since our flight arrived very early in the morning. We appreciated that. The apartment was nice for us although the pictures (as pictures do) make it appear a little bigger than it is with furniture being moved. The blinds in the windows were not working well so we had very little light when we were there during the daytime. The housekeeper had apologized and said they were going to be fixed but unfortunately that did not happen while we were there. The location of the bed is a little tight near the bedroom door and both of us slammed our shins into the bed once or twice because of the cramped layout. It was still a good value for the money.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cheyenne, Wyoming USA

Amazing location, fabulous flat, Paulo was so helpful & easy to work with, we would stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a month & loved it! Location, location, location. This flat was in an amazing part of town, 2 tube stops each on different lines are right there, a few minutes walk or reachable by bus if your exhausted from your busy day or saving your feet for sightseeing. 4 bus lines with stops just infront of the flat going in either direction, including a night bus so we could get home anytime. So easy to get anywhere, close to everything. Loved taking the busses to see all the sites in this terrific borough. Right in the heart of London but with a neighborhood atmosphere. Safe, good area. Never concerned to walk around with my 10 year old son anytime of day or night. Many great grocery stores right there & Paulo had a trolley for our use in the flat so that we could do a big shop. Zaco's, a small 24 hour shop just next door had everything you could need (especially helpful when arriving late at night & needing sustenance!) Restaurants!!!! Upper Street is lined with them, every different type of food. Both dine in & take away, we walked to a different place almost every night. Lots of places open late too so we had plenty of time to sightsee, come home clean up & still go out for a great meal. The flat was perfect for us. The kitchen was so well equipped, we had everything we needed. The beds & pillows were wonderful. Good ventilation, fans & the air moved through the flat well. It was decorated so nicely with great artwork in all the rooms & hallway, even in the kitchen! Really attractively done. We had our 10 year old son with us & he was impressed with the PS3, the flat screen, cable channels (we were too). Hot water, endless! We could all shower, do dishes & laundry without a problem & great water pressure! Lots of lovely amenities, shampoo, nice hand soap, dish cleaner & sponges, laundry soap, trash bags, hangers, etc. Paulo was great to work with. Such quick response while we were booking, really helpful, super friendly. Very detailed with all the information that we needed. In the flat there is a manual that literally describes EVERYTHING that you need to know about the flat & staying there, plus neighborhood info. It was amazing & super helpful. I had no questions after I'd read it. We had zero problems while there but Paulo has many fail-safes in place should an issue arise & that was comforting. Loved it loved it loved it. We would stay there again in a second or would stay in another of Paulo's properties with great confidence!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orbital Comics
Ottolenghi - Islington
Superb lunch place and breakfast too.
The Breakfast Club
The King's Head Theatre
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London
The British Museum
Piccadilly Circus
Green Park
Victoria and Albert Museum
Regent's Park
St James's Park
London Bridge
Apple Store Covent Garden
Somerset House
Hyde Park
Covent Garden Market
Number 10 Downing Street
British Library
Nobu London Old Park Lane
Paddington Bear
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Heathrow Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Many Pubs & Bars at 50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
WaterWorks Nature Reserve & Golf Centre
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Kings Cross St Pancras (Eurostar) & Euston at 1
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M2 and M25
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Many Restaurants in and around the same street
Nearest Ski
155 Miles
Scotland at 155 Miles
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
Car: not necessary

Angel and Highbury and Islington underground stations are on the same street as the apartment. St.Pancras station and its Eurostar terminal to Paris and Brussels is less than a 20-minute walk away. Many buses into the centre and other parts of London can be found literally on your doorstep, and the West End can be reached in 15 minutes.

Famous for its nightlife, buzzing Angel offers an impressive choice of entertainment, from bars and restaurants, to renowned theatres such as the Almeida and Sadler’s Well Dance Theatre. Several live music venues are also close by, the Union Chapel, O2 Academy Islington and The Garage to mention some. And right on Upper Street: “Union Chapel is one of the most beautiful settings to enjoy live music in London and has a totally unique atmosphere” said Tim Arthur, editor-in-chief of Time Out London. The Grade-II listed church in Compton Street, Islington, beat competition from Brixton Academy and the Royal Albert Hall to take the top spot in Time Out magazine’s poll.

Other well-known attractions in the area include the Dickens Museum, the London Canal Museum, Camden Passage Antiques Market, Chapel Market, Columbia Road Flower Market, Brick Lane, Broadway Market, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane. The Emirates football stadium is within walking distance, or a quick bus ride away.

The area is family friendly with attractions like the Geffrye Museum and its splendid Kids’ Zone and the V&A Museum of Childhood. There is an abundance of parks and outdoor spaces such as Highbury Fields, London Fields, Clissold Park and De Beauvoir Square. There is a wide array of child friendly cafes both on Upper Street and in surrounding areas.

o Easy walk to Oxford Street and Regents Street and Regents Park.

o Very close to Angel Tube Station (3 mins walk)

o Kings Cross St Pancras Station (8 mins walk).

o Easy walk to Business Design Centre (1 mins walk)

o Easy walk to Arsenal Football Club (15 mins walk)

o Near to Camden Lock Market (9 mins)

o Near to Regent Park (10 mins).

o Also near Euston Station and Kings Cross St Pancras Station (5 mins)


Prices & Availability

Ask Manager a Question

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £67
Damage Deposit £150

You will also get for FREE:
- early check-in and late checkout
- baby crib
- extra guest bed and beddings
- checkout cleaning included
- all bills and taxes included
- **The apartment now comes with a splendid NESPRESSO coffee machine**

The prices for special bank holidays/national holidays are higher, and there are also special promotions on occasions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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