★ En-suite Room Covent Garden ★

Apartment - Private room · Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2N 6AR, United Kingdom


Your host, Ian
85 Reviews
Response rate: 98%
Response time: within a few hours


The Space

Spacious double room with lots of storage in a modern conversion in the heart of central London. The room is available for short term visitors, ideal for people on holiday or business in central London. The apartment is on the first floor (one floor above street level) with around twenty stairs, and no lift/elevator. It has a good sized reception room and well equipped kitchen. All windows have secondary glazing so the apartment is quiet despite being on a busy street.

✓ UK Kingsize bed with spring mattress
✓ Desk & chair
✓ 22" television with Freeview channels
✓ Two large windows w/blinds, lots of light
✓ Large triple wardrobe
✓ Modern en-suite bathroom (excellent water pressure)
✓ Good quality, clean bed linen and fresh towels
✓ Shampoo, shower gel & hand wash
✓ Travel plug adapters
✓ Hairdryer
✓ In-room Safe
✓ Umbrella (on request)
✓ Standing fan (on request)
✓ London A-Z Map Book and local info
✓ Access to iron & ironing board (on request)
✓ Access to printer on (request)
✓ Secure building with CCTV

- 10 seconds walk to Charing Cross tube/train station
- 30 seconds walk to Embankment tube station and the River Thames
- 2 minutes walk to Trafalgar Square
- 5 minutes walk to Covent Garden or Leicester Square
- 10 minutes tube ride to Victoria/South Kensington
- 20 minutes walk to Buckingham Palace

- Heathrow (LHR): 50-60 mins by tube, 30-40 mins by Heathrow Express (into Paddington) and tube
- Gatwick (LGW): 40-50 mins by train (via London Bridge)
- Luton (LTN): 30-60 mins by train (into St Pancras) and tube
- Stansted (STN): 50-70 mins by train (via Liverpool Street) and tube

I work regular office hours so cannot always meet guests for check-in, which will be a mutually convenient time. If you can't be flexible with this arrangement please do not book.
However, with advance notice I can be flexible with check-in/out times depending on previous/next guests and our availability. Please send details of your estimated check-in/out time when booking.

- This listing is for a room rental, NOT a whole apartment.
- This a non-smoking property
- Guests will be asked to provide a copy of their passport upon/prior to arrival, if you're not comfortable with this please do not book
- Airbnb charges (on my behalf) a security deposit of £100 which is refundable at the end of your stay if the apartment is left in the same condition you found it at the check in

- There is no microwave
- The bedroom blinds are NOT blackout
- The bath does not have grab handles, if you need these to shower/bathe please DO NOT book
- The bed is a UK KING SIZE BED, apparently different to an American King size

If you found other peoples reviews useful when making your booking please reciprocate, and build the Airbnb community, by leaving a review for your stay.

The Neighborhood

- 10 seconds walk to Charing Cross tube/train station
- 30 seconds walk to Embankment tube station and the River Thames
- 2 minutes walk to Trafalgar Square
- 5 minutes walk to Covent Garden or Leicester Square
- 10 minutes tube ride to Victoria/South Kensington
- 20 minutes walk to Buckingham Palace

Other Things to Note

This listing is for a room rental, NOT a whole apartment.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $176
Cleaning Fee: $53
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • It was my first time with Airbnb and I highly recommend this kind of accommodation. Ian was very kind and helpful with us and he was concerned about our necessities before and during our stay.
    The room was lovely, very comfortable and the way we expected.The room and bathroom were really clean and with all the equipment (towels, soap, sheets...). Futhermore, Ian provided us maps and some London information.
    The best thing of all is the location. It is worth paying a bit more to be in the heart of London. You won't need to get any public transport, you can almost go anywhere by walking.
    I highly recommend this host and accommodation.

    July 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed this property! Location, location, location! For first time London-goers this property is perfect. It's directly across from the tube and the Eye, Trafalgar Square, all the theatres, Westminster Abbey, etc are all within a quick walk. One of the bonus features for us was the restaurants that are in the same block that provided us with 2 of the best late night dining experiences we had during our 3 weeks in the UK. Lupita's Mexican and the Italian spot right next door are fabulous. The actual room and ensuite were immaculate. The bed is super-comfy and the atmosphere is uptown chic. Ian is a great host and as a rookie Air BnB user he patiently helped me along when I needed instructions or messed up the timing of getting the keys. The cleaning staff were very friendly and helpful, too. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and in terms of value for dollar - this can't be beat.

    July 2014
  • It was a lovely stayed. We enjoyed staying at Ian's place. The flat is located very close to tube stations and a few minute walk to piccadilly circus and covent garden. Definitely come back.

    July 2014
  • Ians place is superb! really nicely presented and spotlessly clean and the bed was very comfortable Couldn't have been in a more central spot for seeing London with easy walking distance to Trafalgar Square,Leicester Square,Regent Street and Piccadilly as well as being close to many of the west end theatres. Charing Cross station is just on the end of the street with regular buses running from the Strand around the corner.You can also walk to the Hungerford Bridge and cross the Thames.The road outside the flat was buzzing with great atmosphere during the day,though not noisy at night with lots of places to eat ,during our weekend stay we ate in 3 of the restaurants literally just outside the door.(La Piazza do a great Pizza!)We loved it and felt very safe in the neighbourhood.Ian is a lovely guy,very friendly and a good communicator,we would definitely love to stay again and highly recommend it to all.

    June 2014
  • This is a great little apartment!! It is in a perfect location - very easy to access underground stations and within walking distance to Trafalgar Square! Room itself is quite big and it's great having your own en-suite! We didn't meet Ian as he was away - but great with email communication and Olga (the cleaner) was very helpful and friendly! Would definitely recommend this place!

    June 2014
  • Stayed 4 days and Ian was a great host, very accommodating and friendly.

    The apartment was in a perfect location, was very clean and comfortable and had everything you would need.

    Highly recommend.

    June 2014
  • The flat is lovely, very large and the room available really comfortable. Ian had prepared the room wonderfully and we arrange check-in with ease. He seemed like a really nice chap and I would be very happy to stay at this flat again - I understand it is very popular so book early!

    the location is great, right by charing cross - perfect for so much of London.

    Thanks again!

    June 2014
  • Ian's flat is incredibly nice! Everything is super clean and you will really feel like home as nothing is missing (from the hairdryer to the safebox, Ian thought about every single need).
    The location is perfect to discover London (10 minutes walk from the National Gallery, 10minutes from Covent Garden market...), 2 steps from the Metro station (don't be afraid, you don't ear any train at anytime) and close to many restaurants, pubs and supermarkets.
    Really easy to do check in and check out.
    We would definetly come back to Ian's place!

    June 2014
  • Just back from the beautiful 8 days in London at Ian's premises. What can we say? Ian is a perfect guy, friendly, tidy, very helpfull in all issues starting from the London's leaflets, guide books, maps and up to printing of our boarding card. The room is beautiful, comfortable, very very clean, perfectly located at the very heart of London. Certainly will come back for another trip. Ian, thank you once again and I am sure that all your potencial clients will benefit from communication with you.

    June 2014
  • Everything was perfect. Very well located.
    Thanks a lot Ian
    We will go back for sure for our next trip to London

    May 2014
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AS HOST: Friendly, 30-something British gay guy with professional job who works regular office hours. Happy to assist with anything throughout your stay. AS GUEST: Clean & tidy, respectful of people and their homes.
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