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High Street Kensington Rooftop Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful, spacious, bright and quiet, one bedroom apartment sleeps 4

Our spacious (52 sq metres) top-floor quiet one bedroom flat is situated in a prestigious portered block in the heart of Kensington, ideally situated to explore all the delights London has to offer. All mod-cons provided including Molton Brown toiletries, Nespresso Coffee machine and pods, Egyptian cotton bedsheets and duvets, goose-down pillows, 42" flat screen TV and DVD player, real wood flooring throughout and marble-tiled bathroom and access to a roof terrace.

The best things about this property are:

1. Location - Right on Kensington High Street, 2 minutes away from High Street Kensington tube, 2 minutes from Holland Park, 5 minutes from Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. This makes it a perfect location for events at the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History, Science, Design and V&A museums and easy to get links into Soho and London's West End Theatres. Wonderful nightlife including Michelin restaurants, funky bars and clubs.

2. Safe and Sound - It's very well spaced large one bedroom top floor flat (approx. 52 square metres), at the back of a prestigious portered building making it great for security and a sound nights sleep as there's no one upstairs and high enough not to hear the street sounds below.

3.. Comfortably sleeps 4 adults - as well as a large kingsize bed in the bedroom, the living room has two large sofas, one being a large double sofa bed (10 metres away from the bedroom, thus maintaining privacy).

4. Complimentary bicycles for all the family to enjoy both the parks and getting around.

5. Football, Cricket, Tennis balls', goals, wickets, bats racquets, frisbees, kites and picnic basket and rug to enjoy in the parks - both Holland Park and Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park are around the corner.

What's not so good is that there is no lift, therefore not great for the elderly or disabled - but there is a private roof terrace to take in the rays on a summer's day.

More Details

Moses de Silva
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Moses de Silva

I've lived, laughed, cried and worked in London for the last 50 years, apart from a brief sojourn in Minneapolis for 5 years in the 90s. My loves are my family, reading, cooking, music, dancing and walking the land.

Moses de Silva purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Moses de Silva chose Kensington

Perfect location in well-heeled Kensington.

Top floor apartment at the back of a prestigious portered building, making for a safe and sound goodnights sleep.

Access to rooftop terrace to laze around on sunny days.

What makes this apartment unique

The location makes all the top attractions on your doorstep.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kensington in London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Marble tiled with Molton Brown toiletries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed, goose down pillows and Egyptian linen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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High Street Kensington Rooftop Apartment
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely fabulous! The apartment was so comfortable. The location is perfect! Moes this was such a kind and generous and present host. Answered all of our questions and went above and beyond the call of duty!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nadejda, Many thanks for writing such a lovely review and I hope you and the girls had a pleasant trip home. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Moses
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Good Location

  • 3 of 5

The location was very convenient to the tube and to Kensington sights. Everything with the apartment was fine except the WIFI. We had issues the entire stay (never worked). The owner definitely tried to help, stated a couple of times that it was functioning correctly, even sent instructions on how to connect. However it never worked for any of our devices (network never even showed up in the list of available networks). I am not sure if there was something incompatible with our devices (from the U.S.), but we never had issues with any other wireless networks during our stay in the UK. Overall, it was fine - not bad but not great either.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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All required amenities and great location

  • 5 of 5

Moses was very accommodating and helpful. He made sure we had everything we needed and was always available for questions. The flat was clean and spacious. It was also very close to the Tube station and there is lots of good shopping near by! There are many stairs to climb but we enjoyed being in the penthouse because it was quiet considering you are near a busy London street. We have family in London so we will look to stay at Moses's place again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Close to several grocery stores. A 5 minute walk to the underground and about a 30 minute walk to the museums. Close to Hyde Park. A bus stop just outside the building. Nice area. Quiet. Moses was very accommodating with our check-time and was very friendly and helpful. The fridge had drinks and a chocolate bar for us when we arrived. Adequate supplies in the kitchen. Lots of stairs to the apartment, however, Moses helped to carry our bags. Overall, we enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you. Glad you had a good time
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Very friendly host

  • 4 of 5

Moses was great and very responsible. The renter before me was very destructive and the host had to clean up. Unfortunately, the cleaning solution was very strong-smelling and unpleasant. The location was great and everything worked well.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and well presented

  • 5 of 5

Great location from tube station and easy to find. The owner of the apartment Moses was waiting to greet us and help us settle in and answer any questions. There was a welcome pack of groceries waiting for us and nothing was too much trouble. The apartment is very clean and has everything you need to have a great stay. Moses check in with us the next day to ensure everything was ok in the apartment. We had a fabulous time and when we return to London we will be checking availability for this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle, Many thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure to host you and your family and we hope we will the honour to host you again in the future. Warm wishes Moses
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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