|Minimum Stay||6 - 10 nights|
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A charming one bedroom very clean apartment located in a Victorian Mansion, with one sitting room with a double sofa bed to accommodate a child or a guest for one or two nights, one double room with a very comfortable double bed, a bathroom with bath and shower, a kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave and cooking facilities.
My apartment is so quiet that at times you forget that you are in the heart of London. It is tucked away on one corner of the 4th floor - 64 stairs - which makes it very bright. There are plenty of windows as you can see from the pictures. Please bear in mind that there is no lift.
It is located near a garden Square and at the back there is a lovely courtyard with no traffic access.
It is just a 4 minutes walking distance from Holborn Station or just 2 minutes away for the nearest bus stop should you wish to travel by bus. I barely use public transport as everything is walking distance. British Museum 8 mins, Covent Garden 15 mins, Trafalgar 20 mins, Oxford Street 10 mins, Soho 13 mins. Leicester Square 15 minutes.
If you are here to explore London this is the right choice.
We are also extremely close to the legal hub of London. Originally this Mansion was built to accommodate the Barristers working in London during the week who would go back to their family country home at the weekend. The block was originally built on the grounds of Gray's Inn. One of the three Inns of Court in London. The other two are Lincoln's Inn and Inner and Middle Temple.
This apartment is ideal if you wish to stay just a week or a month. I have been living here permanently for 16 years this July and I still love it.
It is ideal for a single person, for a couple and even if you have a guest for a night as there is a double sofa bed in the living room.
Even though the flat could possibly accommodate 4 adults I do not advertise it as such because if you use the living room as another bedroom it will leave only the kitchen as a communal area and the kitchen is not big enough for that.
It will be my pleasure to meet you when you arrive and when you leave and I will also always be contactable by mobile or email should you wish to speak to me during your stay or before you book or arrive.
I am afraid but no pets are permitted and no smoking in the flat nor communal areas is allowed and please be respectful towards our neighbours.
I love living in central London as I like going to exhibitions, theatres, restaurants and just walking around looking at the architecture. Finding a new pub where to stop is always very exciting, you never know what beers they have or what type of food they serve. Despite the fact that I have been living at the flat for nearly 16 years I still find discovering new things very enriching. I am very happy to share my knowledge of central London with you. Please do not hesitate to ask me.
Luisa purchased this apartment in 1999
Because I love London and this apartment is the perfect location to do it.
The flat is very clean, comfortable and practicable; it is beautiful to me. I like bright and quiet places and my apartment is a little oasis in the heart of London.
I really can not say enough good things about this place. Luisa’s flat is exactly as described and pictured in the listing. First, the place was absolutely spotless. Second, the flat is on the top floor so there was zero noise from neighbors and it had wonderful bright natural light in every room. Lastly, this was the most well outfitted vacation rental I have ever stayed in. There was plenty of nice dish ware and cook ware, detergent for the washing machine and dish washer, fast wifi and a nice TV (with a chromecast). Luisa was a wonderful host that made it a point to meet us on our arrival and on our departure. She explained how to use everything in the flat and gave us all her local recommendations for restaurants and things to do. The overall experience was truly wonderful as we felt at home the whole time. I give this place my highest recommendation and will definitely stay here on my next visit to London.
The apartment is located in a beautiful red-bricks building that overlooks a pleasant green square, close to Holborn underground station, at walking distance to the British Museum.
Being at the 4th floor, the place is very bright and quiet. Unfortunately there is no lift (as we had been informed about this in the booking phase, it didn't represent a major issue).
It is very well furnished, there is a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable bed, hi-quality linen and towels.
We found it very clean and cosy.
Luisa is a nice person, her welcome was friendly and warm.
If back in London, for sure we will return there.
This compact fifth-floor flat was an ideal place to spend six wonderful weeks in London. I have nothing but praise for the apartment and its location on Red Lion Square, a little park with its own cafe open through the day. The square is just five minutes from the Holborn tube station, and many bus lines run right nearby. There are several main thoroughfares within a couple of blocks of the apartment but the park creates a kind of quiet and peaceful sanctuary. Bloomsbury, the British Museum, and Lincoln Inn fields are all within a few minutes. Many fantastic places to eat of various cuisines within one or two blocks including a corner with three competing cafes all of which offer excellent breakfasts and sandwiches. An attractive pub called the Square Pig seems to be a local institution, and being London there are several more within a stones throw. The flat has great natural light from high windows, a great shower, and a compact kitchen that had everything I needed (although one time I bought some ice cream before remembering that there isn't a freezer - I had some vanilla soup which was fine). The owners are gracious and considerate hosts who met me when I arrived and saw me off on the last day. I miss the flat and neighborhood already.
The apartment was very clean, bright, cheerful -- and in a great location. It is relatively small but arranged well and fully-equipped. It is very quiet in the building. The neighborhood is quite nice and has many restaurants, coffee shops, etc. and two nearby grocery stores. The convenient location made it easy to walk many places of interest from the apartment. The tube station (Holborn) was close (2-3 blocks) and a very good starting point for anywhere we wanted to go. If we return to London for another week next year, we will try to get the same place. The owner (Luisa) is very nice and helpful.
This apartment is a real FIND. I stayed here by myself for six nights and it was everything and MORE than I could have hoped for. Truly wonderful.
First of all, let’s talk location-location-location. The closest tube stop is a short walk away and the apartment is situated in a vibrant area of London. You have access to two lines on the underground and getting around town is EASY.
I loved how I could easily walk to the theatre district + the British Museum, the British Library, Trafalgar Square, and the Courtauld Museum, for example.
The kitchen is equipped with an excellent gas stove, but I was very taken by all the casual eateries in the neighborhood that had healthy options so I did a lot of “take away” / “take out” during my visit. What I particularly loved was that supermarkets & groceries (and an authentic French patisserie too) were all close by.
The apartment has large windows that bring in a lot of light. And the quiet of the building is so welcome. The living room is very comfortable with a sofa, chair & table and wide screen TV. Every room in the apartment was so clean & neat. In the bedroom I loved the comforter on the bed (and I wish I could find one like it at home).
When I arrived I was determined to use my laptop during my stay. However, I learned that I had brought the wrong electrical adapter with me. No problem! Luisa the owner put her partner Michael in charge of the issue. He went out to a store IMMEDIATELY and purchased the correct electrical adapter for me. That was a very generous gesture indeed.
If I had a question at any time, Luisa the owner was available to communicate with me right away. She was so helpful to me during my stay. I HIGHLY recommend this apartment – it was terrific in every way!
The only reason we cannot allot five stars to this apartment is that it is five floors up (sixty-four steps)
without a lift. This was not a surprise, as it is clearly mentioned in the online advertisement.
Everything else (with one exception, noted below) was delightful. Luisa was swiftly responsive
via email and text, and met us at the apartment to give us a warm greeting and comprehensive tour.
Not that the place is huge but that is has everything you might want, and all in working order---full kitchen, wi-fi, dishwasher, washing machine, converter plugs for American or continental devices, excellent thermostat, small table that transforms from a table for two into a table for three or four, television, guide books, pull-out couch in the living room. (The pull-out couch is, however, not particularly comfortable once pulled out, since it appears either to have lost its springiness or never had springs to begin with, so our one overnight guest told us.) The apartment is quiet and well-windowed, unlike many hotels and b&bs in the area, and is within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants of all sorts, at least three supermarkets, an electronics components store (if you need batteries etc.), the Holborn tube station, and buses galore. Twenty minutes' walk or thereabouts will get you to the British Museum (West), the Strand and the Courtauld Museum and Covent Garden (South), the City and the Tower (East), Euston and St. Pancras Station (North). An ideal location for scholars as well as tourists, since you easily walk to the British Library, LSE, the School of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of London library, Courtauld Institute, Warburg Institute.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.