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

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Cricklewood - Flat 1, Garden Flat

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. There is a small European-size shower in a small washroom positioned between the 2 main rooms so that it can be entered from either room.

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 sign a holiday letting agreement on arrival 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 available upon request.


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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Susie Silvey
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016

About Susie Silvey

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.

Susie Silvey purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Susie Silvey chose Camden & Covent Garden

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.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Affordable Luxurious Apt. Only 15 mins by tube to West End
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Nice and convenient

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice and easy welcome, also pre-arrival exchanges with the owner were very easy and replied in due time. They also provided us with some bread, fruit, milk and coffee, which we appreciated a lot as it avoided to go shopping on the very first morning.

The place is small but cosy and, above all, surprisingly quiet. It is well located, only a few minutes walk from Willesden Green tube station, with excellent connections to all interesting places in London. It is also located in a nice neighborhood, with all necessary shops nearby. We cannot really recommend the nearby pub for eating - rather pricy and disproportionate to food quality... You'd rather go to the Italian just across the road from the tube station.

We were three, so we had to use the sofa bed as well - which is a real backbreaker... but you can live with that for a few nights, I'd say. In my view (who used that sofabed), the sleeping conditions would be considerably improved if it was replaced.

The bathroom really IS small, so only one person at the time, which requires some coordination - but again, you can live with that for a few nights. If necessary, you can also wash your clothes there. Everything else was nice, well-maintained and all necessary amenities provided.

A separating wall in the garden collapsed during a thunderstorm. I informed the owner by text, and it was repaired the same day - appreciated!

Next time we come to London, we will definitely check again on availability of this apartment (if we're still three, otherwise I'd consider it too small) and we can alse definitely recommend this property to other travellers - leisure or business.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind review. Many earlier guests have given similar reviews and we are so happy to be able to please our many guests, including those who have never commented on the sofa-bed. No sofa-bed can be as comfortable as a proper permanent bed, and our sofa-bed is an expensive, top of the range item, with a firm mattress - something which perhaps you might not have been used to if you normally like a soft mattress. Many say a firm mattress is better for the spine, and that is why we chose this type of mattress. We do supply a mattress comforter, which would have softened the mattress if you had used it. We hope you will stay with us again in the future when we will ensure you know what the mattress comforter can achieve if placed on top of the mattress when making up the bed for the night.
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Great location! Warm and cozy

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I stayed here for a week and were very happy with the accommodations. Suzie greeted us when we arrived and was not only extremely pleasant, but had provided us with some groceries for our stay as well. She gave us some great information about the area and set us on our way. She was easy to contact the entire we were in London and very helpful throughout. The space was exactly as described and did not let us down one bit. I highly recommend this property. Don't forget to support the local pub - McGowan's, they also took great care of us!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Willesden Green, so close to the West End

  • 5 of 5

The Flat was very comfy, ideal for a family of three... A perfect location, not that far from the West End. Every aspect of this flat made us feel like we were at home, something that cannot be reached when staying at a traditional hotel. Our 9-year old daughter was pretty exhausted after roaming the London streets every day, so it was nice staying indoors in the evening. The only drawback was the lack of a second bedroom, but apart from that, don't look any further for your future stay in London.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as expected!

  • 5 of 5

The flat is exactly as described and totally met our expectations. It is at less than two minutes from the underground and less than 15 20 minutes to central London.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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What a Terrific Place!

  • 5 of 5

Look no further, this is it! This apartment is clean, modern and as convenient as it gets. We had a very comfortable four-day stay in this location and could not have been happier. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to London!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Susan, for your generous and kind review. You will be welcome back any time, Wishing you all the best in your future travels, Allan
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Perfect location, perfect host, perfect apartment

  • 5 of 5

The photos online are accurate. The apartment is very convenient, being a short walk from the tube station, and when you enter the building with your heavy shopping, the front door to the apartment is right there - no climbing up stairs. As soon as you enter the apartment it is lovely to feel the warm welcome from the efficient heating. The wifi connection is extremely good as is the cel phone reception. The flat is beautifully decorated and very well equipped, it makes you feel at home immediately. Susie, the property manageress, was very friendly and made sure I was comfortable and answered all questions - I can't say enough about how well I was treated. Thank you so much. It was also great being only 15 minutes from central London, with the tube running every two minutes. I look forward to returning to this lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: 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, Camden & Covent Garden

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Xmas/New Year 2016/17
16 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Easter/Spring Break
3 Mar 2017 - 27 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Summer high season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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

Cleaning for 2 £40
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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.
Guests are required to sign a holiday letting agreement on arrival 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 available upon request.

There is a cleaning charge of £60. An extra £20 is payable if the sofa-bed is used.

HOLIDAY LETTING AGREEMENT - full details on request.

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 full refund less 10%. But if no replacement, no refund.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cricklewood in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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