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Charming Apartment minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral!

Bedrooms 2
Space 452 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1.5 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleep 2 - 5 persons. 2 double beds and 1 single bed.

Nicely designed third floor apartment with high ceilings, located in a beautiful former 1800's Bank Building from the Victorian era, overlooking a park and the historical Smithfield Market. The apartment has a bright living room with lots of light, a kitchen area, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.


The location also has the fantastic fine dining and cafe culture of Smithfield and Clerkenwell on its doorstep with traditional pubs, Michelin-starred restaurants, many cafes and great options for family or late night dining. It is a perfect location for enjoying London, with all the famous landmarks very nearby. Museum of London and the original Roman city walls are 4 minutes walk away, St. Pauls Cathedral just 600 meters. A short walk further brings you across the Millennium footbridge over the Thames to the Tate Modern Museum and attractions near London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

For transport, it is 3 minute walk to both Barbican (180 m) and Farringdon Underground Stations (3 min), very close to St Paul's station and has direct links to Luton, Gatwick, Stansted and Heathrow airports.

Culture and Attractions: You will enjoy the many cultural attractions nearby, including Barbican Center for Theatre, Art and Dance - Europe's largest multi-arts venue and home to the London Symphony Orchestra is a 3 minute walk (300 meters); British Museum, Portrait Gallery, and many other venues within minutes. The location is ideal for quick access to the trendy Hoxton and Shoreditch areas [we live there - great area on weekends - ask us for the best new spots to go out]

Note: The lift (elevator) is working again.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Rolf

Originally from Boston, I've lived in many cities in Europe and am now in London for more than a decade. I travel non-stop and really understand what travel for work, pleasure, or romance is about.

Rolf purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Rolf chose Farringdon Within

Superb location ! and very traditional.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Farringdon Within in City of London

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 452 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming


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Charming Apartment minutes walk from St Paul's Cathedral!
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 55 reviews

Great flat in great location.

  • 5 of 5

This flat was in a great location, with easy Metro access and walking distance to many major sites. Mok and Rolf made everything about the stay easy and were quick to respond to any questions. I was a little concerned after reading other reviews about the noise from Smithfield Market, but it was NOT a problem -- we even slept with the windows open a few nights. Lots of places to eat close by.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

This a great apartment in a great location! We arrived in London during a record breaking heat wave and the AC unit struggled to keep up but Rolf was very accommodating to the unusual situation. People in London aren't accustomed to using air conditioning because it is rarely very hot but the 3 days we were there were boiling! The apartment was very clean and comfortable. Rolf made the check in / out process very easy and he provided lots of information on the area and the apartment. I wish all apartment owners were as detail oriented as Rolf. There are plenty of great restaurants, cafes, pubs and shops just outside your door. The Thames is just a short 12 minute walk away!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, very clean, attentive owners

  • 4 of 5

Fun location near lively bars and restaurants. Owners were very attentive and responsive. There is no couch/chairs besides the kitchen table chairs, but that didn’t bother us much.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, clean and stylish space, exactly as pictured and described.

  • 4 of 5

Rolf was the perfect communicator from the start and everything ran smoothly from the beginning to the end of our stay! We felt so comfortable and relaxed in the flat and it was perfect, even for our two teenaged sons. Rolf and Mok were also sweet enough to allow us a couple extra hours as our flight was a late one!! We honestly didn’t want to leave!

Being right beside Smithfield Market did prove to be a bit noisy on the Thursday evening (car horns honking for a bit in the middle of the night) but all was incredibly quiet for the rest of our stay. Ear plugs would do the trick, but it all added to the charm :)

Would absolutely stay again and can’t wait to do so!

Thanks Rolf and Mok

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little place in a great locaion

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely in its furnishings and very comfortable. It was a little tight for me and my two grown girls, but with the trundle beds, everyone got a comfortable bed for the night. The location was great, being very close to two tube stops and numerous places to eat. Mok was fantastically responsive to our few questions and I would not hesitate to book this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central, bustling city location - fun and energetic

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Apartment was in a bustling neighborhood right next to Smithfield’s meat market - yes there was a lot of action at night (I noticed on my first night with my jet lagged state. But second night with ear plugs and the double pane windows I slept just fine.). Apartment met our needs as a safe retreat and we usually had breakfast there. Everything went smoothly, getting into the place & finding it was easy. Fun pubs and restaurants right downstairs. Beds were fine. Nice bathroom and shower was awesome. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kara thanks for your note, indeed there are a ton of fun places to walk to both daytime and for the evening. We have updated our instructions for the windows; when closed far better for a restful nice :-) Hope you can visit again soon !
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Car: not necessary

Excellent family and Michelin-starred restaurants, very old pubs, cafe's, late-night dining plus a perfect starting place to see London. Very easy access to transport with direct train to several airports, three underground stations within minutes, walking to major sights.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Farringdon Within, London

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
late sep
20 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
new years
28 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jan 2019 - 5 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & linen £25

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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