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James and Charlene

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

Historic Bloomsbury, Central London ,From £100.00 per night

22 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Kings Cross holiday studio

Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 3)

A large Studio apartment in a stylish 1930’s portered mansion block, with a separate kitchen and bathroom with bathtub/shower. Sleeps 1-3. The bathroom has a separate dressing area with sink to allow more room for our guests.

Located in Bloomsbury, Central London, close to Kings Cross and Russell Square underground stations. It's just a 10 minute walk to the Eurostar terminal and Euston station.It's a five minute walk from Russell Sq tube station.

The studio allows easy access to the West End shows, Soho nightlife, Oxford Street shopping, and the bar/restaurants in Holborn and Russell Square are also within easy reach. Visit the British Library at Kings Cross and the British Museum in Holborn.

Also close by is the Arthouse Renoir Cinema...showing the best in recently released independent films and classics. The Charles Dickens Museum is short stroll away.

With large leaded windows overlooking a park and gardens, the studio has an abundance of natural light. Facilities include a pull down double Murphy bed (very easy to use) an additional sofa-chair bed (very comfortable)and a full height single air bed.There's wireless internet(very fast connection), cable TV, DVD, music system, and a fully equipped kitchen. All towels and linen provided. A perfect flat for a retreat visit to London or for those wishing to explore London.There is a lovely independent coffee shop across the road where one can relax and read a paper and take in life in Bloomsbury. A stroll down nearby Lambs Conduit St almost feels as though you're going back in time. Nip in for a quick pint at the Lamb Pub (one of the few pubs in London to have 'Snob Screens', linger in the independent shops along this charming street and pop in for a glass of wine at Vats Wine Bar .This area still has several independent books shops ,all of which are within a five minute walk.

Your stay here wouldn't be complete without a stroll down Woburn Walk ,a stunning Georgian period Street with attractive bow fronted shopfronts and also once the home of poet WB Yeats.

A selection of reference books about the local area and London are available for use during your stay.Please feel free to take them out and about with you!

For guests wishing to cook at home we have pots and pans and plenty of dishes.The flat is minutes away from the Waitrose supermarket which has very high quality food products.There's also a handy 24 hour shop just opposite the building which is ideal if you need something very early in the morning or late at night.

Bloomsbury has some excellent curry houses...one of which is just around the block...a must visit!

For those traveling with children a trip to nearby Corum's Field will be sure to delight them.There are plenty of farm animals and there are often family activities throughout the summer holidays.Another attraction of the area are the secret public gardens of Bloomsbury. I seem to locate one on each visit. St George's Gardens on the corner of Handel St is wonderful.This is an ideal place for a picnic as it never seems to be too crowded and the when the sun is out it really is lovely.This is 4 minutes from the flat.

There are numerous Art Galleries in the area and the Horse Hospital just behind Russell Sq tube station is well worth a visit.It's locate on a cobbled mews street and used to be a hospital for horses....they kept the name and it's now a very good modern art gallery and event place. They have some great book launches here.

This holiday home will provide all you need for a lovely break in London.

PLEASE NOTE-WE DO OUR BEST TO KEEP OUR CALENDAR UP TO DATE.WE ALSO HAVE OTHER FLATS THAT COULD BE AVAILABLE.PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
James and Charlene (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

About James and Charlene

James is born and bred in London, so knows the city very well! I've lived in London for over 20 years. I grew up in Canada and now call London 'Home'. I work part time in an Arts Reference Library and co own a music shop with James for the past 16 years.

James and Charlene purchased this studio in 2007

Why James and Charlene chose Camden & Covent Garden

We really fell for Bloomsbury.You can really feel the history here.The area is safe and it's so close to Eurostar...that we know that Paris is only a few hours away by train!

What makes this studio unique

The lovely porter is very helpful.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks so much. We loved your little flat-it felt like home away from home.The bed was very comfortable.



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Sep 2016
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Reviews

4.5
based on 22 traveller reviews

Historic Bloomsbury, Central London ,From £100.00 per night
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 29 reviews
Raleigh, North Carolina
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a great location for exploring London. It's between two subway lines, including one that comes straight from Heathrow. Across the street from the apartment is a patissiere, and a block away is a wonderful market and cinema. West End theatres, Picadilly, Covent Garden, and Camden are within walking distance.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen- I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Bloomsbury and found the location to be ideal for your stay in London.I hope to welcome you back on your next trip to London. Best Wishes James
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Tiburon, CA USA
4

Small studio in great location

  • 4 of 5

This studio in Bloomsbury is ideally located, within easy walking distance of the West End and Soho, the City, and many other parts of London. About midway between the Kings Cross and Russell Square tube stops; very close to St. Pancras International Station. A Waitrose market is very close for shopping. The bed is comfortable and the water is hot. The kitchen is tiny (one person max) but adequate for breakfasts. It would be a bit nicer if the owner would fix the deferred maintenance (small broken window, broken tile), and provide better desk and night lighting. James was very accommodating and replied immediately when there was a small problem with the wi-if (easily fixed).

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in Bloomsbury. Yes, we must fix a few things but hopefully that didn't detract from your stay. The Waitrose supermarket across the road is one of their best branches so it's very handy having it so close to the flat.We hope you'll stay again on your next visit to London. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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4

good place in central London

  • 4 of 5

Very good location near British Library and Russel square.

The property quite good for two people, not more.

The relation with owners and Jessica who brought us the keys was excellent.

If returning to London we would stay in the same place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'll pass this onto Jess too. Yes, the location is excellent for getting around Central London.The flat can easily sleep 3 people and sometimes even four if people really want to save money and sacrafice abit of space,but I understand your point. Best Wishes Charlene
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5

Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

This flat was great. Excellent location,. Coming from Paris we were able to walk to the Clare Court only a few blocks away from the train station. We were also able to get on the Big Bus Tours stop which was by the train station. Great little restaurants around, we never had to take a cab. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you .We hope you'll stay again on your next trip to London. Best Wishes James and Charlene
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5

We felt like it really was our home.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I enjoyed our visit to this Clare Court flat. It was ideally located between two Underground stops and very close to some wonderful attractions. We enjoyed the view, from the flat, of the neighboring park and watching the comings and goings of the locals.

The flat was exactly as described, a small clean property with great amenities (the Wifi was greatly appreciated by my son). My only caution would be that the bed is a little short for this tall family. But because there was an Aerobed, with appropriate linens, my son was able to find comfort for his lanky body.

We didn't meet the owners, but met one of their friends for the key exchange. Helen was very helpful in advising us on the flat and the neighborhood. There is also a very useful book the owners have put together with helpful information on just about everything. The concierge staff in the lobby were also very friendly and I felt very comfortable and safe in the building.

The British Museum and the British Library are very nearby, and I enjoyed a tour of the London Canal Museum (very interesting, especially after taking a canal tour).

Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely recommend it to a friend or relative.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you-We're pleased you enjoyed your time in London. Best Wishes Charlene and James
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Portland, Oregon
5

Fantastic Experience

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, the experience in renting this flat was excellent. The owners are incredibly responsive and kind. Even when I was stuck in bad weather and delayed on my flight — they were just great.

The location cannot be beat. It is equidistant to King's Cross/St. Pancras and Russell Square tube stops. Having gone to uni around here (long ago), I always loved this part of town. The shopping (especially grocery) is fantastic.

The flat itself was wonderful. I often worry about the comfort of beds when I travel -- but this one was very comfortable and I got GREAT sleep the entire time I was here. The wifi is a huge bonus, as I was here for work and was pretty much on my computer most of the time.

Great bath, love the towel warmer (who doesn't?). The washer/dryer was a very big help and reminded me that I really don't have to pack so much on these trips. :)

I strongly recommend this flat (and the owners) for anyone looking to have a good base in London.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. We're pleased you really enjoyed staying n Bloomsbury. Best Charlene and James
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Map

Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Situated in the Heart of Historic Bloomsbury ,our flat has a wonderful quiet location. It's close to several historic attractions and is a short walk to the Eurostar Terminal with its direct trains to Lille,Paris and Brussels.

WALK TO:

Regent Park: 15 min

Marylebone High St: 20 min

British Museum: 10 min

Covent Garden: 15 min

Oxford Street: 15 min

Russell Square: 5 min

Leicester Square: 15 min

Trafalgar Square: 25 min

TUBE STATION:

Russell Square: (5 min) -Piccadilly Line - Blue

BUS ROUTES:

Route 91 : King's Cross, Euston Station, The Strand, Charing Cross, Trafalgar Sq

Route 168 : Hampstead Heath, Chalk Farm, Camden Town

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in Kings Cross, United Kingdom

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cleaning fee A$68

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Kings Cross, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Large bathroom with overhead shower and tub.Large dressing area with vanity unit and sink.Hairdryer provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Please note that a child could also sleep on the couch allowing for 4th guest for those on a budget.We also have a full height air bed which is very comfortable.Baby cot available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The building is very safe and secure. There's an on site porter.