HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

West End Studio London Covent Garden from £95.00 per night

Bedrooms 1
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Double bed ,bathroom, sleeps 2-3

A charming, spacious studio flat in a beautiful Victorian mansion block in the heart of London's West End.

Our flat is literally within walking distance of so many attractions.Our guests will find restaurants ,shopping,cafes, theatres,galleries...and of course books all within a few minutes walk.

This is the perfect location for those wishing to be right in the Heart of London, wishing to explore the entire West End.Its location is excellent for transport allowing direct links to other London landmarks.The flat is in a higly convient location for those coming via Eurostar, Heathrow,Gatwick or nearby Train Stations.

...fully equipped with all mod cons to allow our guests the choice to stay in and watch a film and prepare your own meals or to just relax and read a book.

The flat is very cozy and warm in the winter months and cool during the summer. There is double glazing.

The sleeping arrangement is a Large Double Size bed(sleeps 2) and a comfortable high quality aero-bed..which is very comfortable!The air bed is suitable for an adult. We provide plenty of linens and towels.

The Flat: The flat is situated on the fourth floor of a period 1890's Victorian mansion block. The building is very secure allowing our guests an excellent location in the centre of London.

Our spacious studio flat has everything one should need to make their stay comfortable. The bed is a large double(sleeps 2)and a very comfortable air bed for those travelling with a child or suitable for another adult.

The kitchen is fully equipped from a coffee maker(French Press) to that ever necessary corkscrew! A full set of dinner plates,pot and pans are provided to make dining in a pleasure not a chore. However, with so many good affordable cafes and restaurants on the doorstep many of our guests choose to eat out.A microwave is also provided.

There is a washing machine/dryer.We also provide a steam iron and board.

The flat has lovely high ceilings giving a feeling of space.

It has excellent heating for those cold winter months and is cool during the summer.

There is a built in wardrobe and plenty of space to put suitcases out of sight.

There is a very fast Wi Fi connection for those wishing to keep up to date with their emails .A wide choice of TV channels are available.

A full length mirror/hairdryer is provided for those preparing for an evening out.

The Area: I work at the start of Charing Cross Road(other end) so I know this street very well.Our guests will have so many choices as to where to eat ,where to shop and what to see. The choice really is amazing! The flat is is a five minute walk into Covent Garden so perfect for those attending the numerous shows on offer in London.The original half price ticket booth which offers last minute daily deal on West End Shows is a 5 minute walk away. The best deals go on sale at 11am. The same is true for most opera and ballet productions. If you pop into either Box Office at the English National Opera or the Royal Opera House, they often have returned tickets avail for a better price.This is not always the case for very popular productions though.It's worth a trying.

I really can't say anything bad about this area as I know it so well.

There will probably be no need to take taxis as one can walk to most places from here!

Top Tips: During your stay...take a trip to the top floor of Centre Point...next door to Shaldon Mansions.Order a glass of wine and enjoy one of the best views over Central London.

A visit to the Pollocks Toy Museum in nearby Fitzrovia will be sure to delight all ages and the chance to pick up a trinket for those back home.

The nearby London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is a great day out

A visit to nearby Cecil Court PLEASE...I love this street.It's a perfect example of a Victorian shopping alley...just lovely to look at.The other Victorian covered arcade is the more upmarket Burlington Arcade...also worth a visit after seeing an exhibition at the RA.

We also provide a card allowing free entry into the Royal Academy for up to four people.

Our fave restaurants in the area are hands down...J Skeekey just off of St Martins Lane...and YMing in Soho!!! The area is seeing alot of development with new shops and restaurants opening what seems on a weekly basis. The area behind Shaldon Mansions used to be an old government building which has been replaced by an ultra modern development with shops and restaurants. The new branch of Jamie Oliver Union Jacks restaurant is a worth a visit. You'll also find a steak place,weekend British Food Market,Byron Hamburgers,Zilli etc.There are plans for more independent places to open up as well.The development is free of traffic so that's quite nice. There's a sweet little cafe that is open very late...I found this out when checking in a guest after midnight! They serve excellent food,coffee and fresh juices.The name is Apricot...and the decore does seem somewhat orange in shade,but it's a great place with really good snacks! Fancy dining where Oscar Wilde did...then may I suggest luch or dinner at Kettners. The cocktails are divine. The French House is nearby Soho was a second home to many artists and writers. You can sit where Francis Bacon did. The place is packed during the evenings,so it's always best to go at 3pmish.On nearby Greek St one will find the most delightful French Pattisserie ,Maison Bertaux.The cute liitle tables outside make the perfect place to have coffee or a pot of tea. The choice of freshly baked delights(made on the premises)is sweet heaven!

The flat will suit those wishing to visit for London on a short break or even one month.Please ask about our rates for longer stays.


More Details

Property Manager
James and Charlene
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 May, 2017

About James and Charlene

I was born in Canada but have spend the last 20 (plus!) years living in London.I work part time in an Arts Library and co own one of London's independent record shops.I've owned the shop for 16 years.I live in Covent Garden and love the West End!

James and Charlene purchased this studio in 2004

Why James and Charlene chose Westminster and West End

I bought this property as I've always wanted one on Charing Cross Road.

What makes this studio unique

The location is wonderful and our guests enjoy the period charm of the building.It's always nice to take the cute little lift to the fourth floor. The outlook from the flat over the rooftops of the West End is divine. The location is amazing. You really are in the center of it all.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear James and Charlene-Thank you-had a lovely stay and all was very comfortable.
Dec 2015
  • 1 of 8


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Soho in Covent Garden

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Floorboards
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • good water pressure/constant hot water/sash full length window/good natural light,sink,heated towel rail
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , One large double bed and a full height airbed.
  • double bed/duvet/four pillows/all very good quality
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
All inclusive price. There are no additional charges. WI FI and the cleaning fee is included.


Very Good! 4/5 -
(64 traveller reviews)

West End Studio London Covent Garden from £95.00 per night
average rating of 4.03125 based on 72 reviews

Apartment was clean and satisfactory. Location was excellent. Good stay.

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at apartment. James and Charlene were very prompt in attending to any query and pleasant to deal with. They were also very accomodating which we appreciated. We enjoyed our stay in the apartment. Location is so central and handy to high street shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, sights, West End etc. All in all a good experience! Thanks James and Charlene.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about your stay.We hope to welcome you again on your next trip to London. Best Wishes James and Charlene
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy Soho Flat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Shaldon Mansions. The location is great and the flat was charming and had everything we needed. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We'e pleased you really enjoyed your stay. Best Wishes Charlene and James
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great value right in the middle of the city

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is right in the middle of city. 1 minute from your Tube stop, less than 8 minutes on foot to Trafalgar Square, to the British Museum, to St. Martin-in-the-Fields, to the West End, to Carnaby Street pedestrian area, to Oxford Street shopping, to Covent Garden.

It is small. Was a tight fit for our family, which consisted of my wife, my 17-year-old son, and myself. But it was clean and convenient, with a friendly host. London is one of the most expensive cities on the planet, and to be in the middle of some of the best parts at this price is definitely worth it. Good and fast Internet, too, if that's important to you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you.We're pleased you enjoyed your stay. We know it's not the biggest flat but we really hope it was a good base to explore Central London from.I hope to see you again on your next visit to London! Best Wishes James and Charlene
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Small cozy place close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Nice apartment in busy area, close to underground station. Lovely hosts who were flexible with check in time. Noisey at night as the streets are busy.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you- I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay.The flat is right in the Heart of the West End so it's difficult for the area to be totally quiet. I hope you stay again on your next trip to London. Best Wishes Charlene
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Location

  • 3 of 5

The flat is in a great location. It is convenient to the tube and the theatre district which I was able to see two musicals. I did have an incident here and James worked to resolve the issue. Thanks for your kindness and great customer service, James.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time at the flat. James and myself always respond to any issues that guests may have about their stay and do our best to resolve it asap.We hope you stay at the flat on your next trip to London. Best Wishes, Charlene and James
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Owners were very accommodating & proximity to the Tube is great

  • 4 of 5

Property was in a great location for getting around but the street is quite noisy. There were many travel books for us to use which was great & very helpful in helping us plan our daily activities. A couple things that would have made the stay a little more enjoyable: more/better lighting; take some things out of the closet to allow more room for clothes & suitcases; fix the toilet seat; fix the windows so they open more easily & stay open. Loved having a washer & drying rack. In spite of the few negative comments, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you- We're pleased you enjoyed your stay.Thank you for your helpful hints too. I removed some extra items from the closet and will ask the on site handyman to tighten the seat to the toilet.He has now made the windows easier to use.I take on board all comments as this is how we can improve things for future guests.We're delighted to hear you would stay in the flat again ! Best Wishes Charlene and James
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: not necessary

Located on Charing Cross Road, next to both Soho and Covent Garden. The nearest underground station is Tottenham Court Road, a 2 minute walk away.

Our spacious, bright ,south facing studio is walking distance to the many tourist attractions of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, theatres, Covent Garden, the National Portrait Gallery, Chinatown, shopping on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street.

The flat is opposite Foyles Books ,which is a must visit. You'll still find numerous bookshops on Charing Cross Road.84 CHX still exists/no longer a bookshop though

A vast choice of restaurants are in this area and Charing Cross Road has numerous coffee shops...The British Museum is a 5 minute walk and a further 10 minutes will get you into the heart of Bloomsbury or Fitzrovia.

For music lovers London's 'Tin Pan Alley' is on the next street. Denmark St is a treasure trove for those wishing to buy anything from a guitar pick to a violin

This is one of the best locations to stay in Central London.


Covent Garden & Leicester Sq: 5 min

Oxford street: 4 min

Russel Sq & British Museum: 5-10 min

Trafalgar Square: 5 min

Buckingham Palace: 20 min

Soho: 3 min


Leicester Square (4 min) - Piccadilly Line - Blue , Northern Line - Black


Route 14: Charring Cross, Trafalgar sq, Piccadilly, Green Park station Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Harrod's, Fulham

Route 19 : Angel, Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Sloane Square, Chelsea

Route 38 : Angel, Holborn, Piccadilly, Buckingham, Victoria Station

Picnic in a London Park....Our flat is within walking distance from some lovely public parks and gardens. The best one being St James which is about a 10 minute walk away from the flat. However, there are numerous Garden Squares in Bloomsbury that are lovely to relax in on a Summer or Spring day. There's a great hidden garden oasis just behind Shaldon Mansions. St Giles public garden is beautiful all year round and very quiet.This is a lovely place to relax in.

The nearby shopping on Oxford St and Charing Cross Road will be a real treat for people who love to shop until they drop. From high end shops to the two very large budget Primarks,one will find something to take back home with them. After a morning strolling aroud the West End a special treat of a full English Afternnoon Tea will sure to become a special memory of your time in London. Yes, it can be somewhat expensive but it should be something that should be tried if you have the time and budget. The Ritz is by far the best in London.The Savoy, The Dorchester,Browns, and Clariddge's are all expensive but worth it.The National Portrait Gallery,The Wallace Collection and the Langham are more affordable and equally as good. Fortnum and Mason on nearby Picacadilly is also worth it. Their food hall is amazing/and even if you don't have time for the full Afternoon Tea you could buy some tea to take back with you. The tin cans ar simply stunning in design.A great gift for those back home.You will find that a few of the hotels near the British Museum also offer Afternoon Tea/but the ones listed above are far better.One exception is Bea's of Bloomsbury which is well worth a visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Soho, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £40

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals