This extremely spacious, very quiet and unusual apartment has the feeling of a home and not just accommodation to be rented out. The colours are rich and sumptuous and it is furnished with traditional English antiques. It is a flat with loads of character! The rooms are large and the feeling of calm and space that the flat offers is a welcome relief after a busy day’s sightseeing. A former guest described it as an 'oasis'!
The tube station is a five minute walk away (both Piccadilly & District Lines). Excellent groceries, many restaurants and pubs and other necessary shops just around the corner.
The apartment is on the Lower Ground Floor. The access from the street is down 10 steps to its own front door.
Once inside, a passage leads to an area with desk, and to the cosy living room which, in turn, leads to a glass conservatory used as a dining room and beyond which is the charming garden where one can dine in the summer months (table for 4 people). One of the two bedrooms is at the back of the apartment looking at the garden and is exceptionally quiet. It has its ensuite bathroom (shower). The second bedroom is at the front of the flat, also quiet, and has big bay windows facing south – its bathroom (bathtub) is across the passage.. Both these bedrooms have queen size double beds (5ft or 160cm), and there is also an additional full size single bed, if needed, in the second bedroom. The beds are very comfortable, and made up with crisp white Egyptian cotton bedlinen. A good night's sleep is assured! The single bed that we can add to the front bedroom is a normal size (90cm) and comfortable. The kitchen is small but very well equipped with everything (dishwasher/microwave/4 burner stove and full size oven/fridge with separate freezer compartment plus lots of pots pans knives etc). We leave the essentials: salt, pepper, tea coffee, sugar, milk and many other items left by previous guests.. For coffee: either an Italian moka coffee pot (expresso) or a French press pot.
There is excellent security, strong Wi-Fi, 32 inch flat screen TV with many channels.
Hand & shower soap, toilet paper; hairdryer provided.
Heathrow Airport is a 40 minute ride from all terminals direct to Earls Court on the Piccadilly line. Very stress free arrival!
Heathrow is 30-40 minutes by road and it is possible (via Google) to pre-book a minicab to be waiting at arrivals.
Gatwick Airport. The Gatwick Express goes to Victoria Station in central London. Then from Victoria the District line to Earls Court is just 4 stops. Followed by about 5-6 min walk to flat from Earls Court tube station. The EasyJet bus goes from Gatwick to central London, with a stop just around the corner from the apartment. A very inexpensive and easy option.
KingsCross/St Pancras is the station for taking the Eurostar to Europe. The station is on the Piccadilly line, direct from Earls Court. Again easy access to leave or arrive from or to my flat.
We leave lots of info in the apartment but a few favourites:
South Kensington (Natural History Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum) is a short bus ride, or two stops on the tube.
Knightsbridge (Harrods) is 3 stops. Piccadilly, West End theatres, Soho, etc is a fifteen minute tube journey on the Piccadilly line.
Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and South Bank activities are about a twenty minute ride on the District Line.
Tower of London a bit further.
Wimbledon is a direct tube ride on the district line, excellent for tennis lovers.