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Lovely apartment, quiet, very central, walk to the main tourist sites, free wifi

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cosy, two bedroom apartment with kingsize in one and double bed in other

A really central London apartment, yet at a very low price, in a quiet 'mews' (pretty cobbled street) which has a real feel of London history.

* Perfect if you're flying in to Heathrow - it's on the direct Tube train line from Heathrow.

* Brilliant if you want to be right in the centre - it is within easy walking distance of London's tourist sites

* Ideal for morning arrivals - bagdrop is from 11am

* Also ideal for late arrivals - after midnight is not a problem

* Convenient if you want plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants close by - The Brunswick shopping mall is just around the corner

* Also very easy for arrivals on the Eurostar train to St Pancras and for guests arriving at Gatwick or Luton who can take the fast Thameslink train to St Pancras. From St Pancras it's just an 10 minute walk away down a straight road, or one stop on the Tube.

Our apartment is one of the very few "budget category" apartments to be right in the heart of Central London. It is round the corner from the British Museum, and is within walking distance of most of the tourist sights such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Theatreland, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye. It's in a great area - there are plenty of cafe's and restaurants just a few minute's walk away, and a choice of three supermarkets around the corner.

There is very reliable and fast internet and of course we offer free wifi !

Flat 7 has a kingsize bed in the main bedroom and a double bed in the other bedroom. Plus, if there are 5 guests, we can provide a folding bed suitable for a child (under 130lbs) at a cost of £20 per night.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS APARTMENT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR 5 ADULTS - IT CAN TAKE 5 GUESTS ONLY IF SOME ARE CHILDREN.

If you prefer to have a kingsize bed and two single beds please see Flat 9 which is the sister flat to this flat. It's just across the landing and is exactly the same apart from having a kingsize bed and two single beds. See Flat 9, reference 8191992.

Flat 7 is in the "budget category" because the sitting room is small and because it is in an historic building so the bathroom and kitchen facilities are not new - but are perfectly adequate. So you don't get 'swanky' but you don't get 'costly' either!

The apartment is on the first floor of the building (in the UK that means up one flight of stairs). The interior has lots of character, and has a beautiful original oak floor throughout. Our traditional sash windows (typical of London) let in loads of light and add to the character.

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We have chosen lovely beds and high quality mattresses, good linens, soft Egyptian cotton towels and stylish furnishings, so you will have everything you require to get a hotel level of sleeping comfort. Both bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space, bedside tables and lamps. We also provide a soft bath robe and a choice of pillows.

There is a main living room, containing the sitting area, kitchenette, and dining area. The sitting area may be small but it's cosy with three-seater sofa, coffee table and satellite TV. Please note, if you are a larger group and all want to watch TV together you may need to use the dining chairs as well as the sofa.

The dining table is extendable so it can be used small if there are just two or three guests, or it can be pulled out to seat up to five. There are five dining chairs.

The small kitchenette isn't new but it is very well equipped so that if you want to self-cater you can cook to your heart's content! We have provided plenty of attractive white crockery, serving dishes, nice glassware and loads of pans, cutlery and utensils. There is a microwave, kettle, cafetiere (french press), teapot, toaster, big fridge-freezer and a washing machine suitable for small loads of holiday laundry.

The flat is well heated with a very efficient gas central heating system. In summer it has the advantage of windows on either side, which provide a good flow of air. We also provide room fans.

Flat 7 offers excellent value for money, especially for families and is particularly attractive for two friends who need separate rooms but can't afford the high prices of a more roomy or more classy apartment.

Our location, on an historic London 'mews' street, has loads of history and character. Because this is a narrow cobblestoned street it has no through traffic, so it's astonishingly quiet for a place to stay which is right in the centre.

Bloomsbury is famous for its garden squares and mews, making it one of the most expensive residential areas in the centre of London. It was just the same centuries ago, when the wealthy intellectuals chose Bloomsbury as THE place to live. Charles Dickens and J M Barrie (Peter Pan) lived just around the corner from the apartment, while Virginia Woolf, Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Lytton Strachey, and John Maynard Keynes lived in some of the squares nearby. Even Gandhi chose Bloomsbury for his home during his time in London. This is a place that is steeped in history, and you will see many blue plates on the sides of houses as you walk around the streets, telling you who lived there.

The mews still has the original cobblestones while the properties along its length are built from the mellow London brick, characteristic of the 1800's. The residents tend to have huge urns of flowers and window boxes to decorate their homes.

Bloomsbury is also the perfect central area from which to explore London. Please do Google it. You can easily walk to so many tourist sights, and because the Tube station is so close it's really convenient. Our apartment is particularly close to Covent Garden (for the shops and restaurants) and to Theatre land if you fancy a London show. The British Museum is just a short walk. Nowhere is far away, so even if you take a taxi back it will be a short journey and therefore it will not be expensive.

The other big difference between our apartments and many others are the personal touches we offer. We are not a rental company, just an English couple who adore London and enjoy introducing others to all it has to offer. We have carefully furnished and decorated the apartment to this high standard because we really want our guests to have a fantastic time - happy guests mean more to us than high profits. So unlike some apartments, you will not find cheap beds, cheap mattresses, hard pillows...or any of the other horrors you can find with the squeeze-every-penny-of-profit apartment rental companies. We pride ourselves on giving a very friendly, helpful and professional service. We want you to feel you made exactly the right choice!

More Details

Owner
Janet
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Janet

Hello, I'm Janet and I've had a busy life as a journalist and running my own small company. But I'm now taking a bit more time for myself, so running this apartment gives me something to do without taking up all my time. Even so, I've always been a perfectionist - I like everything to work like clockwork, so I think my basic personality and skills are just right for offering this sort of service.

Janet purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Janet chose Bloomsbury

I love mews streets and I love history. If I go abroad and need to find somewhere to stay I would much rather choose a place with some historical interest, some sense of character, than choose a bland hotel. The buildings on this little street are definitely not bland!

What makes this apartment unique

The street is quiet yet it's right in the centre so that you can walk to see the sights. That's pretty rare in Central London Also we only charge a modest price because the interior of each flat is not brand new and the living area is fairly tight for space. So it's a good compromise if you really want to be central but can't afford the high prices of other 'swanky' apartments.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Bloomsbury, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR DATES BEFORE BOOKING ! Thanks... Jan 😊
  • Your ARRIVAL DAY cannot be on 25th or 26th December, 1st January, or on Good Friday or Easter Monday as we have no cleaner on these Bank Holidays
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The bathroom is not new and so isn't super-modern or swanky! But it does have everything you need, it all works well, and is perfectly adequate.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Kingsize bed is 5 foot with quality mattress and comforter
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , Can also put the folding bed in here for a child
  • Both bedrooms are fairly equal, though one has a slightly larger bed. They are both well equipped with wardrobes, bedside tables with drawers, lamps, and there are blinds at the windows as well as curtains. We provide a bath robe.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lovely apartment, quiet, very central, walk to the main tourist sites, free wifi
average rating of 4.7534246 based on 73 reviews
5

Lovely flat- Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in London and the location of this flat was key for us! We arrived via St Pancras station and found it was an easy walk to the flat with suitcases and children in tow. We found the Russell tube station also easy for our needs to travel throughout the city. The 2 bedroom flat worked perfectly for our family of 4 (2-adults; 2-children (11 & 14)). We found the property to be very clean and it had everything we needed for our comfort. The Waitrose grocery and the pub at the end of the mews were tops on our list of this neighborhood.

From the beginning of the rental process to the end the owner was on top of everything. Any questions I had were always quickly answered via email in a very short period of time! Thank you Jan for a wonderful experience and we would absolutely recommend renting this flat!

  • Review Submitted: 17/07/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very kind ! I'm delighted the flat met your needs so well and you had such a good stay in London. Many thanks.
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5

Good place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very handy to the tube station and good grocery store nearby. Lots of restaurants in the area. Was a quiet area at night. Everything we needed was supplied. Within walking distance of many attractions. Would stay again if in London.

  • Review Submitted: 11/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
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Colleyville, Texas
5

Girls get away

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect flat for friends traveling together. Everything is well thought out and very comfortable. The location is super because it out of the hustle of tourist London but very easy access to all attractions. Tube station is less than a block away. Great places to eat nearby plus a large grocery store in a nearby shopping center. British museum and the West End are an easy walk away. We would be very happy to stay here on our next trip to London.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m very glad it worked so well for you. Of course, I’d be delighted to see you again!
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Orange County, California
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this apartment for its location and it turned out to be even more perfect than we expected. It is located right around the corner from the Russell Square tube stop on the Piccadilly line, making it incredibly easy to get around London. We met with the owner Jan upon arrival, she was very helpful in sharing with us the important info of the apartment and the area. She also provides an info book to help familiarize yourself with the apartment and neighborhood. The apartment is small, but well laid out with 2 bedrooms, plenty of closet space, a kitchen with all the necessities, and a sitting & dining area. We loved being on the mews, it is a charming area. Having Waitrose groceries just around the corner was handy, for breakfast/lunch & snacks, but we also enjoyed eating at the pub on the corner and Tortilla just around the corner. We loved our 8 days in London and this cute apartment, thank you to Jan for allowing us to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for this lovely review.
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Helsinki
5

Great location, well equipped apartment

  • 5 of 5

The two bedroom apartment was perfect for three adults. The location was quiet and the transport connections were excellent. The apartment had everything needed and all worked. The apartment was clean and the beds were of good quality. The owner had made good instructions and quickly answered extra questions.

  • Review Submitted: 08/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. I'm so glad it all worked well for you.
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Santa Ana, CA
5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The flat is perfectly located, with Russell Square tube station a short walk around the block. On the Picadilly line, it was an easy ride from Heathrow to the station, and walk to the flat.

Janet was there to greet us and fill us in on the workings of the flat. We stayed 10 days so the washer/dryer was a huge boon! The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen and bath perfectly functional, and we could not imagine a more perfect HQ for our trip to England.

I would strongly recommend this flat: location, amenities, and cost (for January, at any rate!) was just right for our needs.

Now I just have to figure out how to visit again!

Much appreciate the graciousness with which all my interactions with Janet were conducted. Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's lovely! I'm so glad you were happy with your stay and I hope you figure out how to visit us again...
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
'Friend at Hand' wonderful traditional pub
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
St Pancras
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Euston Road
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Carluccios
Car: not necessary

The apartment is in Bloomsbury, a lovely residential part of central London. famous for its inspiring Georgian buildings, often arranged in large squares around beautiful public gardens. It's a well-to-do but lively area with great restaurants and cafe's and a distinct 'buzz'. The British Museum is in the heart of Bloomsbury, as well as Dicken's home in Doughty Street. Covent Garden is the neighbouring area and very close. But Bloomsbury is also the perfect location if you plan to visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly, Leicester Square and Oxford street - they are all in walking distance or if you're not a good walker then they are only one or two stops on the Tube (metro).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Bloomsbury, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June 2018
4 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$321
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 16 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$321
AU$2,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
August 2018
17 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$339
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$357
AU$2,231
AU$8,923
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$357
AU$2,231
AU$8,923
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$303
AU$1,963
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$357
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$303
AU$1,963
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$375
AU$2,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
January 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$286
AU$1,785
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
February 2019
1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$286
AU$1,785
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
March 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$357
AU$1,963
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 16 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$357
AU$2,320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2019
17 Apr 2019 - 24 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$393
AU$2,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
May 2019
25 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$393
AU$2,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$393
AU$2,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
October 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$375
AU$2,320
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
November 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$321
AU$2,141
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2019
25 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$393
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
December 2019
1 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
4 night minimum stay
AU$321
AU$1,963
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020
5 night minimum stay
AU$393
AU$2,498
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$36 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$178.45
cleaning AU$107.07

We provide a personal service - happy to help with queries before and during your trip.
We meet you when you arrive - check in (or bag drop) is from 11.15am. Earlier check-in may be possible at no extra charge, subject to previous guests' departure time
Very late arrivals can be met at a small extra charge - please enquire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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