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Affordable Luxurious Apt. Only 15 mins by tube to West End

Bedrooms 1
Space 505 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

A stylish 1 bed apartment in a leafy, quiet street in the central area.


15 mins by tube to West End. This is a bright and cheerful ground floor 1 bedroom and 1 living room flat, sharing a nice private patio and garden with the next door flat.

It is situated in a lovely Victorian building and is furnished and fitted out to a high standard with a double bedroom and a living/dining room incorporating an open-plan kitchen.

If you want to visit London, this is a warm, cosy, safe place to stay.


The apartment has a high-quality mobile/cell phone signal booster with roof aerial to enhance reception and prevent cut-offs.

Wifi is provided with office quality connection. Both services are free.

NOTE: if getting a British mobile phone on arrival, avoid Virgin mobile, as the apartment gets no signal from this network supplier. There is no problem from other major UK networks, such as EE, O2 and Vodaphone, all of which co-operate with the major US and other national networks to provide a good mobile/cellphone service in the UK.


Although older children are welcome we regret we do not accept children under 8 years of age. One child sharing the apartment with one adult only, goes free.

If there are 2 adults, each child of 13 or younger is charged at £10 per night. From 14, children are charged at the full adult rate.


Please refer to the rate card in this listing. The rates quoted are for up to 2 adults. Additional adults are charged £20 per night.


There is a high quality king-size bed in the bedroom that can be split into twins if necessary, and a good quality double sofa-bed in the main living room.

The sofa-bed is slightly smaller than a standard British double bed. A standard double bed is 54 inches (135 cms) wide. But our sofa-bed is only 45 inches (115 cms) wide. Please ensure other members of your group are aware of these details.

All new, with cotton sheets and top-quality bedding.


Only three minutes around the corner to Willesden Green tube station, which is on the famous Jubilee line, zone 2, which means it is just 15 mins to the West End in Central London (Bond St/Oxford St). Trains run all day at a very high frequency with arrivals every 2 or 3 minutes.


The flat is just off the high street, where there is a Sainsbury supermarket, lovely pub/restaurant, Costa coffee bar, Italian and Indian restaurants including many more restaurants and cafes nearby. There is of course a typical English fish-and-chip shop as well, very nearby. Just around the corner there is also a handy 24 hour supermarket open 7 days a week.


There is a Nat West Bank just round the corner; a Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC bank also nearby. There are plenty of shops in the high street and also two chemists. Gladstone Park, only a 10-15 minute walk away, has been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award.


For your arrival we provide fresh towels, fresh bed linen, duvets, sheets, covers and pillows. All bills are included with high-speed, continuous, good connection to our Wi-Fi and also a strong, reliable cellnet/mobile phone connection - often lacking in cheaper apartments in the London suburbs!

Street parking is available: I can provide virtual Residents Parking permits, £2 per day, with your first day free of charge.


On arrival you will find a nice welcome pack so you will have some basic food supplies saving you having to shop for things such as cooking oil, salt, sugar, milk, tea, coffee, pasta and pasta sauce, and 2 small packs of cereal for breakfast next morning.


This is open plan in the living room and is not in the bedroom, like so many other flats! Apart from the usual things like a cooker, a large fridge and microwave oven, there is a kettle, a cafetiere, an iron and a nice fat cat, no I was joking! There´s no cat.


A deposit of £250 will be required against damage or missing items from the property, repayable after your departure.


The cleaning and laundry charge is £40 if only the double bed was used. If the sofa-bed was used as well, there is an additional laundry charge of £20, making a total of £60. This is payable upon your departure.


Check-in is after 12pm, but before 7pm.

Check-out is before 10am.

These times can vary by prior arrangement.

A very late check-in after 10pm is not available, as neither I nor my assistants live at the property. We understand that flight delays can result in a very late arrival at the airport; in such cases we cannot give you access to the apartment until the next morning after 9am. We can only suggest you stay at a reasonably priced hotel near the airport for the night at your expense and try to recover the cost from the airline or your insurers.


Guests are required to read the holiday rental agreement listed here specifying special terms including the identity of your host, being a UK limited company by the name of Grosvenor Gardens Holiday Lets Ltd., and insurance in the event of personal injury. By making a booking you are deemed to have read and agreed to the terms of this rental agreement. TO READ THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT, GO TO PROPERTY, RULES/POLICIES.


Non smoking and no pets, sorry. This is a quiet and peaceful place, so a few friends over for a drink is OK. Friends or family staying over will be charged the going rate per night.

More Details

Property Manager
Allan Lawson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Allan Lawson

School: London, England

Work: Retired lawyer

About: I have been renting out rooms and flats in London for 25 years but now I am retired I have a little more time to be more of a host than a 'landlord' and like to make sure my guests are comfortable and have what they need. I don't offer the kind of luxury accommodation found in Mayfair where the rents are a lot more - but I can offer my friendship and guidance whilst you are over here. I'm a born and bred Londoner after all.

Allan Lawson purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Allan Lawson chose Cricklewood

Although this apartment is just inside the central core of the city, it is very convenient and quick to get to the West End (the central shopping district) from the house, being a mere 3 minutes walk to the train station, where fast commuter trains arrive every 2 minutes. It takes 15 minutes to arrive at Bond Street tube station.

This is a high quality apartment, as can be seen from the photos. The internet wifi and cell phone connections are reliable and fast.

Finally, the beds are top quality, and very comfortable.

This is a 'Chelsea' apartment in Willesden Green! A safe and very quiet area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cricklewood in Mapesbury

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small shower room, no bath tub. Shower cannot take large people, as it is a small (standard) European size. See details in the property description in our listing.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed in the bedroom which can be converted into 2 single beds; and a sofa-bed in the living room suitable for 2 children or a slim couple, due to its narrow width.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Affordable Luxurious Apt. Only 15 mins by tube to West End
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Great location for our week long London trip!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our week long London trip! We were greeted by Susie at the flat and were shown around a bit. She was accessible as needed, but we didn’t need to contact her until the end of the trip to talk about check out. Since there was no one staying the night we left, we were able to leave our bags in the flat until we needed to grab them and go to the airport, leaving us time to spend our last few hours in central London.

It was less than a 5 minute walk to get to the tube and it took about half hour to get to central London, but we were able to have access to all of the lines.

The place had a comfortable converted king bed, which could be turned into two separate twin beds if needed. We didn’t stay in the apartment a lot, we were mostly just there to sleep. The bathroom was tiny, but it did the trick, and it had a nice fully stocked kitchen and a roomy living room area. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and a grocery store as well.

We were very happy with our stay and would recommend this flat to others!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury flat in great location

  • 5 of 5

Really comfortable flat in great location just a few minutes walk from Willesden Green tube Station on the Jubilee Line so easy access into the west end and city. Parking permits allow daily parking right outside the flat too. Sainsbury opposite the station for easy grocery shopping. Large living room with everything you could expect including washing machine. Big bedroom with plenty of space for hanging clothes and really comfortable bed. Bathroom small, but shower hot with options for hand held or rain shower units. Patio and garden when the weather is good. Owner had bread, milk and fruit, tea, coffee supplies when we arrived. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment a few minutes from underground stop with which you can quickly reach the West End.

Nice and quiet neighborhood, where you can find any kind of food store.

The apartment is well cozy and on our arrival we found fresh flowers, a basket of fruit bread and a few bottles of water.

The kitchen is very well equipped and you can find sugar, tea, coffe, salt,

oil ...... if you want to cook no problem.

However in the neighborhood there are different types of take away food shops.


  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious bedroom, decent reception, small bathroom

  • 4 of 5

Was a nice flat. Had a shared terrace with another flat and nice cooking equipment. Bedroom was big and bed was comfy. Reception medium size, and nice. Bathroom was too small for me. Nice landlord.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy apartment for two

  • 5 of 5

This place is a 5 minute walk to the underground tube which will take you anywhere within zone 1 and 2. Well furnished with all necessities and really quiet. Really enjoyed our 8 nights stay.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Wife and I stayed for 8 nights and found the apartment to be exactly as advertised. After a long day seeing the sights in London it was great to take a short tube ride back to the train station and then in the 5-7 minute walk back to the apartment pass by several grocery stores and restaurants which made the location all the better. We arrived early after an all night flight and were fortunate enough to be able to check-in early and were greeted with fresh flowers, fruit and fresh bread upon arrival. A nice touch!

Apartment is in a quiet location off the main street with easy first floor access. Should we revisit London we will certainly check availability of this apartment first.


Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Queensbury Pub
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Willesden Green underground station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Queensbury, Spice Indian, Mezzorama, Sanzio.
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
The Thames River
Car: not necessary

The area is unusually leafy and quiet for Central London, with a lovely pub /restaurant across the road and a 24-hour ethnic food supermarket around the corner. The flat is only 3 minutes walk from Willesden Green station which is in Zone 2 of the London Underground system, which means Bond Street/Oxford Street is a mere 15 minutes away. Trains run every 2 minutes!

Around the corner there is a very popular Italian restaurant, an Indian restaurant, 'Spice', and a handy chemist shop and launderette. Also a useful Bank with an ATM across the road from the station.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cricklewood, London

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Season '18
11 May 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Xmas '18
14 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning for 2 £40

The room rates quoted are for up to 2 persons. Additional adults are charged at £20 per night.
Children over 8 are welcome. If accompanied by one adult only, no charge. Otherwise, children between the ages of 8 and 13 (inclusive), are charged £10 per night. From 14 years of age, children are charged the full rate.

THE SOFA-BED IN THE SUN ROOM: If used with our bedding, an additional £20 will be charged for laundering.

By proceeding to make a booking, guests are deemed to have agreed and accepted the terms of our holiday letting agreement specifying special terms including the identity of your host, being a limited company by the name of Grosvenor Gardens Holiday Lets Ltd., and insurance in the event of personal injury. Full details in House Rules.

If cancelled more than 6 weeks prior to the booked arrival date a full refund is available. If cancelled less than 6 weeks prior to arrival and a replacement guest can be found for the vacation period cancelled, again, a refund is available according to the rent we have been able to charge the replacement guest. But if no replacement, no refund.

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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