About This Listing
Self contained apartment: double bedroom en suite shower room, open plan sitting room-kitchen next to Hyde Park, Lancaster Gate, Paddington. Secluded quaint mews road right in the centre of London. Great transportation links. Just refurbished
Welcome Dear Guest
A double bedroom, with en-suite shower room/sink/bidet/toilet, open plan sitting room and kitchen on the first floor. Perfectly located for central London; 2 story home in a quiet and quaint, traditional cobbled street (mews) next to Hyde Park. Quick and easy access to the bustling West End in one direction and Notting Hill in the other, yet next to the relaxing open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Regents Park is also close by and Buckingham Palace and Camden Market are just a few tube stops away.
*Only bookings showing a photo of the guest will be accepted.
*The price does vary according to seasonality.
* Don't try to walk to the house with large wheelie bags. The cobble stones make it difficult. Better to take a taxi. Small wheelie bags are ok.
Recently re-built house in a charming cobbled street, that is lined with olive trees, shrubs, flowers and benches. At the far end of the mews there are the last working horse stables in central London.
Minimum stay 3 nights but 2 nights is possible by agreement.
The apartment is situated on the first floor (2nd floor USA terminology) with:
-En-suite shower room, sink, toilet, bidet
-Fresh bed linen, towels etc every check in
- Shampoo, conditioner, soap
-Fitted cupboards, shelves, storage
-Use of washing machine & tumble dryer
-No additional charges such as cleaning fees, deposits etc
-Your own keys
No official breakfast but help yourself to: tea, coffee, cereal, toast, jams, yoghurts, fruits, fruit juice etc.
No smoking in the house but there is a bench/table under the olive tree in front of the house which you are most welcome to use for drinking and smoking.
-300 metres walk to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
-300 metres walk to bicycle hire location
-300 metres walk to Lancaster Gate tube/metro station (Central Line: runs East-West across London)
-300 metres to bus stop
-5 min walk to Paddington Station (Heathrow Airport Express Train to/from airport, 20 min); 5 metro lines, open-top London bus tours
-5 min by metro/bus/taxi to Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Park Lane, Bayswater, Kensington, Notting Hill (Portobello Road)
10 minutes by metro to Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square.
15 minutes by metro to Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, Camden Market
-Plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and English pubs within 3 min walk. See my Guidebook. The Bathurst Deli, 200 metres, probably has the best croissant, pain-au-chocolate, and baguettes in London and is open from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm.
You share a common entrance to the house with me (I live on the ground/lower ground floors) but your apartment is on the first floor and is separate and private.
Interaction with Guests
I always try to be at the property in person to welcome you on arrival. After that it is up to you.
I am always happy to assist with knowledge of where to go and what to do in London
Other Things to Note
Large wheelie bags are difficult to pull down the cobbled street. I seriously suggest coming by taxi when you first arrive. And don't forget, there is one flight of stairs to carry the luggage up.
Relaxed. No smoking in the house but there is a bench/table under the olive tree, in front of the house, that you are welcome to use for smoking. Also good location for a bottle of chilled wine in the hot summer months.
Minimum 3 nights stay
Would greatly appreciate being informed as to your estimated time of arrival when making an enquiry/reservation.
Not obligatory but would appreciate shoes being removed once inside.
A terrific host and the perfect location! Robert's flat is conveniently located to Paddington Station, the Lancaster Gate and many bus stops making it a great spot to use as home base while exploring London. The flat is just as described and photographed - exceptionally clean and very welcoming and located on a very quiet street.
Robert was very helpful during my stay. I can't say enough about how wonderful my experience was and would whole heartedly recommend staying here. I look forward to coming back soon!
This was our first time using Airbnb, and we were not disappointed with the experience Robert provided for us. His place is in an excellent location, very close to Paddington Station. Robert was a wonderful host, and his place was quiet, clean and comfortable. He offered many helpful suggestions on places to eat in the area, and we were quite happy with all of the ones we tried. Robert also provided us with all of the essentials we would need in the apartment, including a few items to eat and drink. We would definitely stay here again on a return visit to London.
Robert was very welcoming, showing us all around the neighborhood and making local suggestions. The apartment description was very accurate. If anything, he doesn't give it enough credit for its unbelievable location and classic London quaintness. The neighborhood was really a special place. Right next to Hyde Park at Lancaster Gate, one of the last remaining stables in London on a cobblestone street, great cafes and pubs. It's a very quiet backstreet in the heart of the city. Robert stocked the apartment with water, fresh fruit and nuts, cereal, coffee...everything you would need for a stay. We haven't always found this at other Airbnb's, but it was a nice touch!
This was one of the best Air bnb experiences I've had. It's centrally located and absolutely charming. Robert's home felt like a home! He was helpful and checked in to make sure that everything was ok (it was!). There are working stables in the news which definitely adds character although his home is far enough away so that don't actual smell the horses! Definitely recommend!
We had a wonderful time at Robert's appartment. The weather was awesome, the place was very comfortable, clean, with everything we needed and the area was very beautiful and quiet. A few minutes walk from Hyde Park or Paddington and yet very charming, as if we were in a small village in England!
The flat is wonderful: light, airy, and nicely furnished. The location is superb, a few minutes walk to Heathrow Express at Paddington and the Circle Line at Lancaster Gate. The Victoria pub is a must for a pint and fish and chips.
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About the Host, Robert
Educated in England but born in Kenya and lived in India, Bangladesh, Qatar, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, USA and France. I have lived in London for the past 12 years. So I do know what it is to be a traveller and how a friendly face with local knowledge can be an added bonus to your trip.
I run my own little company from a home office in the house and thoroughly enjoy the area and all that it has to offer. The street must be one of the most friendly streets in London with neighbours sitting outside in the summer, drinking wine, BBQs etc
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