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Charming and characterful 3-bedroom apartment in the heart of London

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A perfect apartment for a holiday or business trip

Charming elegant and characterful 3-bedroom apartment in a beautiful, quiet and secure period building right in the centre of London, only 200 yards from Oxford Street and Soho. Only 30 yards from Charlotte Street, with its plethora of brilliant and varied restaurants, bars and pubs. Fully equipped eat-in kitchen, comfortable lounge with coal-effect gas fire. Access to a communal roof terrace with quality furniture for sunbathing and dining. The property has been our pied a terre for 16 years and was recently refurbished. It is located on the third floor, with lift access from the first floor approached by approximately 20 steps. We also own two other apartments in the same building (each sleeps 4), also available to rent (details on request).

Facilities include: WiFi broadband, 50' Panasonic plasma 3D HDTV, Blu-Ray/DVD player, iPod speakers, DAB radio, Bosch washer-dryer, Bosch dishwasher, range cooker and microwave, large fridge-freezer, bath with overhead shower, books and films galore, baby cot and high chair available.

We have one air-conditioning unit in the lounge, and we have fans for the bedrooms.

Our intention is to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible; and memorable, too. There are cheaper apartments around, but none where you will feel more at home, surrounded by top-quality furnishings, every appliance and a thousand personal touches. This is 5-star self-catering accommodation.

With regard to your stay, we try to think of everything: feather and down duvets and pillows, because they’re the softest and the nicest (yet man-made available for allergy-sufferers); feather and down mattress toppers, to make comfy beds just … even more comfy; we do not use energy-saving lightbulbs or even LED, just warm tungsten and halogen, because it’s so much warmer and more natural; there is entertainment in the form of books and DVDs/Blu-rays scattered around, that have been thought about (England/London-focussed); ornaments and pictures create an atmosphere, so all these have been considered, to help settle, amuse, enlighten and enhance your stay; no supermarket ‘basic’ or ‘essential’ items are supplied, but just what works best (like Andrex); towels are 100% cotton and plump; bedding is 100% cotton and mostly from John Lewis (you’d be stretched to find a man-made fibre in the apartment); floors are real wood or real wood laminate; there are always rugs; there is always plentiful hot water; heating is always efficient; kitchen equipment is extensive; cutlery and crockery is elegant; and there is nothing that might aesthetically offend.

The owner is a British and Hollywood film producer. The property has been the home of many celebrities, including actor Sir David Jason OBE and BBC TV presenter Kirsty Wark. Best-selling books and award-winning film scores have been scribed here.

STOP PRESS: Fitzrovia hailed as "The best place to live in London" by The Sunday Times, April 2016.

The apartment is a 2-minute walk to Goodge Street tube/metro/underground station and 3 minutes to both Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus stations.

However, London is best explored on foot, providing of course that you're starting from the right location, and there is no better vantage point than this apartment. Here are the walking distances to places you might like to visit during your stay (in minutes, on foot):

Oxford Street (2)

Soho (5)

Regent Street (6)

Covent Garden (8)

British Museum (9)

Harley Street (9)

National Gallery (10)

Leicester Square (10)

Bond Street (10)

Theatre District/Shaftesbury Avenue (10)

Regents Park (10)

National Portrait Gallery (10)

Trafalgar Square (13)

British Library (16)

Madame Tussauds (17)

Hyde Park (17)

Downing Street (18)

Whitehall (18)

Big Ben (21)

Buckingham Palace (22)

Westminster Abbey (22)

London Eye (23)

London Zoo (26)

St Pauls Cathedral (29)

The Royal Albert Hall (37)

Natural History Museum (41)

Tower of London (46)

There inevitably may exist accommodation that is cheaper, yet further afield, but when you add-in taxi/bus/underground charges to and fro, such alternatives can prove a false economy.


We had a fantastic time in London and at Lancaster Court, and it definitely won´t be the last time that we stay there, if I have any say in the matter! For one thing: the location is perfect! Very central with plenty of good shops, pubs and restaurants close by. Easy access to public transport - both buses and the tube. We were met by Mark, who could not have been more friendly or helpful. Had even bought a pint of milk for us, so we could have a cup of tea! Flat was very clean and tidy, beds were good, with lovely linen and excellent duvet and pillows. Was impressed with DVD selection and also a nice selection of books. We liked the fact that tea, coffee, washing up liquid and the like were available on the understanding that you fill up as needed. It’s a great idea! The flat really felt like a proper home, and not a standard rental flat. Easy to feel comfortable and at home there. Rie Carlsen

Thanks so much for everything that helped make our stay at Lancaster Court one of the most pleasant we have ever had in the UK. From the Christmas Tree to the many thoughtful features. The apartment continually surprised us. Plainly you know what travellers need. I could not have been happier. And meeting Paul was a real pleasure. So thanks. We would love to come back. Richard Harman, NZ

Our stay in your home was simply perfect ! The welcome so kind and complete at our arrival, ideal facilities, so comfortable, admirable pieces of furniture and class in each detail. It will be our choice for our futures stays in London, for sure. Jean-Luc, Isabelle, Mathilde et Martin Reider

We had a great stay in London, and we very much enjoyed the apartment. It was very cozy and convenient, it had everything we needed and Paul was very nice - it was nice to know that someone was close by should there be a problem. The location was perfect for us. I will definitely recommend Lancaster Court to others looking to rent a flat in London. Sigrun Espe

Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lancaster Court, the location was excellent and the apartment was a perfect base. It had more equipment than I have at home. Paul greeted us and gave an excellent explanation of everything we needed to know. My sons were very happy to have wifi available. It was like a home from home. Erika Gittins

Thank you very much for letting us stay in your lovely house at Lancaster Court! Everything was perfect and we had lovely time in London. We enjoyed the high standard in the house - everything, from bedding sheets, plates, cutlery, towels etc was of high quality. The books in many languages and DVD's in the library, the furniture, the kitchen, the different bedrooms, the whole style in the house. You have kept the old character and charm of the house, combined with modern facilities, everything was beautiful! We will absolutely return to Lancaster Court in our future visits in London - this is a promise! Vessela Lakselvhaug and family

We all had a lovely time at Lancaster Court! Your apartment was amazing: the best I've seen. We had all we needed. The location was perfect! Paul was very helpful as well. Jennifer Shauger

We had a really nice weekend. Your apartment is splendid in every single way. Loved the furniture, the well-equipped kitchen, the large TV, London brochures. We were well received by Mark and I could communicate with him easily by phone or sms (he brought us tablets for the dishwasher on demand!). I hope to book this apartment again when I am going to London and I will recommend it to friends and relatives. Anne-Marie van het Erve

We had a lovely stay at Lancaster Court. It was fabulous to be so close to everything in London. Rebecca Richardson

Thanks again for a wonderful stay, the apartment and location was just perfect! The decor was beautiful Very cool! Elaine Laing

We had a fantastic stay at Lancaster Court. The location is ideal for accessing all manner of London entertainment/restaurants/museums and was so easy to get back to late at night after theatre etc. Brilliantly equipped, much more than we needed. Sheena Cornish

The apartment was great. It’s so complete and luxurious. Evelyne

Your lovely apartment is so warm, comfy, well equipped and central. Anna Woods

Thank you the apartment was simply lovely, very comfortable and well equipped. We found it the perfect location from which to explore London. Lucy Salmon

We had a wonderful stay in your apartment, which was lovely. Very comfortable and in a great location. Sue and Roger

I just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful stay at your home in London. We had a fabulous time. Your place is gorgeous. We will be back! Marianne

Just came back to Sweden after a lovely weekend in London. The apartment was absolutely perfect, it felt like a home away from home, beautiful! Katarina Eriksson

The stay was excellent. The flat is very pleasant, nicely decorated and cosy.

The welcome by Paul was also perfect. Emmanuel

The location could not have been better. We had a warm welcome and everything worked fine. We will certainly recommend the apartment to our friends. Heidi Kogstad

We spent a fantastic holiday in your property, it was sort of perfect! We have been travelling to London quite often, but never stayed in a place like yours: close to all facilities and very, very quiet at night. Hartmut Fleig

We had a fabulous weekend at Lancaster Court, thank you. We thought the apartment was delightful and in such a great location. Would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to have a mini-break in the centre of town. Catherine Cartwright

(Please note that in accordance with Westminster Council planning bylaws, we are restricted to being able to let for a limited number of days per year. Please enquire soonest, so we can accommodate you within that allocation.)

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Jonathan Willis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Russian
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a wonderful stay at 25 Lancaster Court in July 2017. Before arrival, Jonathan was extremely helpful in coordinating details with our travel plans. Once we arrived, Sreto was friendly and helpful! We stored our luggage in the flat before check-in, and Sreto gave us a thoughtful tour once we checked in. He also stopped by to see how we were doing later during our stay, which we appreciated; Jonathan and Sreto alike are very responsive and helpful. Services like trash and recycling were taken care of easily during our stay. The building’s lift was out of service while we stayed, but should be fixed during August. We found the flat to be clean, charming, and comfortable during our stay. The kitchen is stocked with supplies and there are several grocery stores nearby if needed - we really enjoyed cooking on the beautiful gas stove while we were there! The flat is in a great location for exploring London or taking day trips on the train. Jonathan gave some great recommendations for restaurants in the neighborhood, and we thoroughly enjoyed scoping out the dining options in Fitzrovia! Thanks to Jonathan and Sreto for a great stay.
Jul 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Fitzrovia in West End

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , (Bunk beds)
  • There is one double-bedroom with antique furniture overlooking a quiet light well. The second double bedroom is very light and airy. The third bedroom provides a full-size bunk bed, which is very comfortable, and again overlooks the quiet interior light well.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Charming and characterful 3-bedroom apartment in the heart of London
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Awesome Stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love this apartment in a really cool part of London.Right around the corner there are many trendy pubs and restaurants.Easy walk to the Tube and theatre.Sreto(?) was fantastic on the check in ease.When I bring my family back to the great city of London we will be staying here!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful flat that impressed

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 found this to be a comfortable and well-appointed apartment for the Soho/Fitzrovia area. The housekeeper was extremely helpful and easy to work with. We dropped our bags off and wandered the area when we were early for check-in, and were able to get in shortly after. The kitchen has anything you would want to be cooking the whole time you are there, but we ate out most of the time. Excellent accommodations and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central and well set up

  • 5 of 5

A very pleasant flat to stay in. Centrally located and well equipped with non intrusive support from the caretaker. Definitely to be recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable 3 bedroom apartment full of charm

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this lovely apartment full of comfort and thoughtful touches. Jonathon was so cooperative regarding our change of time

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and comfortable home away from home and more..loved it

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay. Communication with Jonathan from beginning to the end of our stay was always prompt and pleasant. The apartment felt like home the minute we stepped in. Sreto was so gracious and kind. The location is Fabulous, restaurants, pubs, parks, underground and of course shopping all within walking distance. We left wishing we had more time and knowing that we would return. Thank you Jonathan and Sreto.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very homely and well equipped. All the interactions with Jonathan were pleasant, informative and responsive, as was the meet & greet with the caretaker.

Location of the apartment is brilliant for shopping, restaurants and bars - we found a fabulous Italian just around the corner.

Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Goodge Street/Charlotte Street
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Euston / Kings Cross - St Pancras
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Goodge Street/Charlotte Street
Car: not necessary

The apartment is situated in the heart of London, only 200 yards from Oxford Street and Soho.

Equidistant from the tube/underground stations of Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus. A 5-minute taxi ride from Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.