1.5 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleep 2 - 5 persons. 2 double beds and 1 single bed.
- english, french, german, Dutch, swedish
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 City of London
Superb location ! and very traditional.
What makes this Apartment unique
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - nice nearby pubs have smoking areasnice nearby pubs have smoking areas
Max guests: 5
What an amazing flat. We had the best time and felt right at home. Thank you Rolf. I hope you will have us back.
London stay in January
Me and my family took a trip to London during January. The location of the place to the proximity of things we wanted to see was very good. Two easy metro stations close by. If we come back to town we surely will try to stay here again.
Fantastic Location, great communication from owners
Rolf and Mok communicated with us early and often and helped us out with some challenges along the way (even while they were own their own vacation!). A+ for communication and response!
Location is fantastic. Very central with easy access to several tube stations/bus stops a short walk away. historic neighborhood (William Wallace, John Wesley, St. Bartholmew's, St. Paul/s, Smithfield Market) you could spend days exploring and has some world class restaurants along with very accessible local pubs.
I highly recommend! It was cosy for our family of 5 and would gladly stay here again! I loved the heated floors in the bathroom!
Again, our hosts, Rolf and Mok were stellar communicators and we very much appreciated their quick responses and clarity.
Thank you for making our London visit even more enjoyable!
Easy access to public transportation
So easy to reach any mode of public transportation we needed. My two children enjoyed having their own beds (the beds, pillows and duvets were all super comfortable!). Lift was out of order during our stay but that was only mildly inconvenient when we arrived/departed because of our luggage. Definite plus having the AC unit in living space and fan in bedroom since the first two days were brutally hot. The washer/dryer unit wasn't really useful to us as it is small and took a while to dry the clothes. This didn't really affect us; we overpacked so didn't have to rely on it for clean clothes. There was a learning curve with the AC - - luckily we figured it out on our own as it was very late when we arrived; Rolf did respond to my queries the next morning. We didn't need to correspond with him anymore during our trip - he gives detailed instructions on everything you need to know. We logged into our Netflix account so the kids were happy to be able to watch their shows after our long days out and about. We are from a city so the Smithfield Market noise wasn't really an issue for us, but it is very noisy all throughout the night and early morning. Also the pub downstairs was quite noisy on the weekend, but not a big deal for us as we are used to city noises (after the heatwave, we left the windows open in the evenings to enjoy the cool breeze... noise probably much reduced with windows closed). There is a Tesco Express two blocks away - - we relied on that for water and all other basic necessities. There are nearby restaurants and a couple of nights my husband went around to them and got take-out so we could eat a late dinner in the VRBO. Buses and tube stations very convenient and London public transportation is a great way to get around. 5 minute walk to St. Paul's. The bathroom is great - - powerful shower head with great temperature water. Kitchen has all the appliances / utensils you'll need -- we did have a little trouble getting the stove top to work properly so boiling water / making a grilled cheese took longer than it probably should have (I blame user error). All in all, a great little place to stay. We were there for 8 nights and it worked out well for us!
First let me say that the owners were great, sent us very detailed emails with lots of helpful information, and explained how everything worked in the home.
It is small, and for a family of 5 it was just big enough. 3 of the beds were in the living/dining/kitchen area, but that was fine. We really weren't there much at all during the day. Also, as it turned out, we were there during the record heat wave and the only air conditioner was a window unit in the living/kitchen/dining room, so the bedroom was a sauna, even with the oscillating fan that was there. Not the owners fault of course, but I was hoping for central air when it said it had AC. Also not the owners' fault, but the elevator was broken when we were there and it was 4 flights of stairs up - not easy with 3 small kids and 3 bags. Thankfully we only had to do that once! :)
There are plenty of bars, restaurants and a grocery store within just a couple of blocks, and the Underground and bus system is pretty close and easy to navigate.
Overall we are very happy we stayed here.
Ashley thank you for staying !
I can imagine the strain, am sorry about the elevator which is now back in service. The extremely high heat is so rare in London, most times of the year we are wishing for more sun ! But glad you enjoyed and please come back to stay again soon. Alot of really exciting things happening in the area. Best wishes ! //Rolf + Mok
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.