Studio, Double bed ,bathroom, sleeps 2-3
James Koumis property manager
About James Koumis property manager
You are renting this flat from Charlene Coleman, the owner. James Koumis is the property manager.
James Koumis property manager purchased this Studio in 2004
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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Right in the thick of cool stuff
Comparing properties is always tough, it all depends on expectations. This property was awesome for our stay in London. I have come to expect smaller showers, smaller beds, and such in Europe, compared to the US. Nothing wrong with that, just differences. This flat was very close to an Underground station, so getting around London was easy. It was close to the theaters, so seeing a show was on the menu. Close to restaurants and pubs, we walked everywhere. Had the typical small shower and a US sized double bed, not the Italian “double”. Thankfully, my wife and I like to sleep close. Elevator was small, but worked great. It was the old fashioned type, where you open and close the gates. Noise from the street would not have been excessive, except London was having a heat wave, and being close to the bars and theaters, means late night patrons, and we had the windows wide open. We used ear plugs just fine. Being 5 floors up, you probably would not get the noise with the windows shut.
Everything in this flat was clean, we really enjoyed our 4 night stay. The check in n was easy, the host gave us a great restaurant recommendation, plenty of towels, a washing machine, fridge, stove. We had a lot of fun in the local area. Hope to come back!
Thank you so much. I'm so pleased you really enjoyed your time in the West End!
I really enjoyed my stay here, but be aware that there is quite a bit of construction going on. And people also bar-hop in SoHo till all hours. It can be a bit noisy. Buy some earplugs. Otherwise, it offers a tremendous location in the middle of everything. The flat isn’t gigantic, but with all that’s around you, how much time are you really gonna spend hanging out there? My favorite feat
Thank you. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time in Central London and found the flat suited your needs.I know it's not a huge flat but I hope it was good value for money for such a Central location..I hope to welcome you back on your next visit to London.
Everything you’d need for a stay in central London
Perfect accommodation for your stay in central London. Right next to the central line tube and close to all amenities. A short walk to Soho and many of the famous theatres. A clean, well maintained, well equipped West End studio with WiFi and easy access. Highly recommended !
I hope to welcome and your partner back on your next visit to London.
We booked the flat but, upon seeing it, did not stay and instead found a hotel in the neighborhood. The flat was dirty and walls were banged up looking - we just did not feel comfortable staying there. . Great location, but unsatisfactory maintenance
Thank you for your comments. It's a shame you didn't contact me after you checked in. You seemed OK at the time of welcoming you. I know you had a three hour wait at the airport with an already delayed flight...so I fully understand that after that ordeal that a hotel room with room service would have been the preferred choice(I would have done the same given the delays with travel insurance...)However, I fully inspected the flat and whilst there is some suitcase wear and tear, I thought flat was in very good order, so I have to disagree with you.The previous guests had a great time and they were there for two weeks, and again the guests after you also thought it was good value for money.yes, it's an old building but that's why we love it. It's a real flat in the West End that has welcomed over 100 plus guest from all over the world that really enjoyed staying there.The cleaner did a fantastic job, so I wish you had given more details about that issue.We do try, but it's hard when people have higher expectations than what is on offer, which to be fair is a budget flat in a safe area and not a four star hotel...I take on board your comments and wish you had let us try to sort out any issues you had...which of course we would have done,. I really just wish you had said you weren't satisfied at the time.I do hope you managed to enjoy London, despite all the travel delays and I hope you'll give us another chance should you wish to visit the UK again.
Excellent Location and Everything You Need is Provided
We met with the owner for about five minutes when we arrived- they were waiting for us and explained pertinent details of the flat as well as the location of local grocery stores and tube transportation.
The British Museum is a 5 minute walk, and everything else is right there.
The flat contains everything you need to live- comfortable bed/closet space/power outlets/nice radiator heat/free WIFI/ a fridge, washer/dryer/ range/oven/microwave/kitchen sink/pot and pans and dishes/soap/paper towels/plates/silverware/coffee press and on and on. I don't know of anything that could be added for your stay.
We went to the grocery down the street and bought eggs, rashers, porridge, fruit, milk etc and cooked a simple breakfast in-house each morning. Then packed our lunch for the day. We came back after dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the access to the tube system less than 1/2 block away.
Think of this as a reasonably priced flat that will suit the needs of a no-frills but entirely complete temporary residence for a vacation. It certainly met our expectations and beyond. We would be happy to stay here again without any reservations. we were on our honeymoon having been married the day before and have great memories of our experience. We are world travellers and have stayed in many accommodations and were completely satisfied with our stay.
Yes, there is some club across the street that opens at something like 0200 but there are thick soundproofing curtains that mute it- we only heard the noise when we went to the lavatory where the window was open.
We highly recommend this for a great London stay!
Thank you so much for your very kind words. I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the flat.I hope to welcome you back on your next visit to London.
This was a good location for our quick trip to London. It was nice to have a selection of books and DVDs in the room as well. The elevator was a bit snug - we had to use it one at a time with our luggage - but it added to the old building nostalgia. I tried to find some history on Shaldon Mansions, but was unsuccessful. I'm sure there are probably some good stories over the years. I would stay here again.
Thank you for your comments. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the flat.The building was originally known as Halberstadt Mansions ,which was changed around 1914!The building has always attracted a more bohemian group of people that choose to live and stay right in the heart of London. Brian Epstein had a flat there when his office was on Denmark Street in the 60's. The lift is small but it's in keeping with the building, and I'm glad it hasn't been replaced with a more modern one. I hope to welcome you back on your next visit to the UK and thank you again for your kind words.
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.