About this listing
A brilliantly located apartment with easy access to all the best places in London, be it tourist hot spots, or your taste in entertainment. You'll have the apartment all to yourself.
Your accommodation at this great basement apartment consists of a spacious living room with kitchenette, a double bedroom and an en-suite wet room.
The living room makes a perfect hang out, with dining table, digital flat screen TV, wifi, DAB radio/ipod dock, and a small double sofa bed ideally suited for one for any extra guests. Here you can also cook to your hearts content (or prep a cheeky take away from the many delicious local restaurants) in the kitchenette. It includes all the modern conveniences such as kettle, toaster, induction hob, microwave/convection oven, washer/dryer and under counter fridge-freezer - although the local grocery store is just across the road...quite literally!
The Double bedroom with its 'novel' wallpaper has a south-facing window, complete with en-suite wet room. There is a hanging rail and two chests of draws for those of you who have packed too much.
The ceiling height is 6'6"/2.04 metres, so if you are super tall and like a good stretch, admittedly it may not be the place for you!
The apartment was first dreamed up when we bought the Georgian townhouse it sits within. Dating back to 1830 it must have seen many an interesting guest, we look forward to you being the next.
The apartment is all yours with your own front door, no sharing required except for with your own party.
All appliances and tech are there for you to use. Unpack your case, hang up your clothes, fill the draws and make yourself at home.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house above the apartment, so if you need anything or any recommendations, we are happy to help. We love guests and look forward to welcoming you to our neighborhood. When we are away our neighbour Luke is always on hand to help out, meet and greet.
There’s a lot to do locally with a great selection of authentic cuisine and top class pubs in nearby Camberwell. We can highly recommend The Crooked Well for fantastic food, Silk Road, The Tiger or Camberwell Arms for a superb Sunday Roast, and the Stormbird for a plethora of ales to name just a few. Going just minutes on foot the other way you'll find the super cool, super chilled with great coffee and cocktails Cable Bar; Mimi's an Italian deli to die for; and juke box LA dive-bar-esque Brown Derby. How could we almost forget to mention the incredible La Taverna just meters away!! Best pizzas and pastas in town.
Vibrant place to be, Brixton is just a stones throw away, we thoroughly recommend the Ritzy Cinema, and not to be missed Brixton Village, which is best on a Saturday. Back in Oval, Saturday also is the day for our local farmers market where you can indulge in everything from mouth watering chocolate brownies to some unbeatable biltong!
Cricket fans will have an added reason to be in seventh heaven here as Oval is also home to the Kia Oval Cricket Ground and you get from the front door to the game in under ten minutes on foot.
At just a stones throw from central London this super cool apartment is a great base for all your London adventures.
Buses at the front door and Oval tube station (Zone 2 - Northern Line) just 8 minutes walk away (in heels) will take you into the heart of the City’s shopping district.
Vauxhall Underground and Overland/'Mainline' train station is a few stops on the bus or a twenty minute walk, once here you can dart right across London or out of town entirely to locations such as the country getaway of Windsor (The Queen's castle is here!)
Kennington tube station (Zone 1 - Northernline) is also 20 minutes walk away, or just one stop on the tube from Oval.
There is free parking on all the surrounding streets, and additionally a 20min loading bay both opposite and at the nearest corner.
Black cabs are easy to hail from the front door, alternatively we're happy to supply you with the numbers to book a mini-cab.
Other Things to Note
Transport to the apartment from all the major airports is easy, especially Heathrow and Gatwick where the express trains are just a bus away which will take you door to door. Full travel instructions are available to you upon booking.
We're pretty easy going but please respect that we live in the house above so no crazy parties, excessively loud music, no smoking indoors and please look after all the furniture and appliances etc...
When you are out and about ensure you shut all doors, windows and shutters fully, enjoy your stay and be nice. That's pretty much the sum of it.
We had a great time at this apartment. The place was very clean and had all the necessities we needed. Luke came over on the day we arrive and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment had convenient access to most of the tourist attractions with bus stop right in front and 10minute walk to the tube station. The apartment made our trip in London more complete.
Yes, we felt welcomed. We were pleasantly surprised that Luke (manager) dropped by on the day we arrived.
The neighbourhood was great and we loved the pubs we tried. The Tiger was great and so was The Kennington. We had a fantastic meal at the The Crooked Well our first night in London - a great way to start our holidays!
Ben & Susannah's industrial chic centrally located apartment was exactly what's shown in the pictures. It's cute, quaint and just the perfect size for me and my friend. The first day was a little rough trying to figure out our way around the city but as soon as we got the transportation system down everything was just minutes away from the apartment.
This was my first time using airbnb and I was very pleased with the outcome. Luke (neighbor) came by and checked on us to make sure everything was going okay. I throughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend this apartment to other guests.
Absolutely faultless service and stay from beginning to end. Luke was very helpful with travel information, kept in touch to make sure we arrived safely and came to introduce himself once we had settled in. The property itself was perfect-comfortable and cool! Everything we needed had been provided, including spare bedding for the sofa bed and all the basic kitchen utensils. The apartment was clean, secure and ideally situated, with free parking just a couple of minutes' walk and a bus stop and co-op literally outside the door! Access to the tube was easy too. I'm only sad that a) we couldn't stay longer, and b) we couldn't take any of the gorgeous furniture with us!!
Had and fantastic stay, this apartment really has everything you need and all the services you require. Shop across the road for those of you looking for a quite night in or sticking to a budget. Bus stop right outside the front door and tube only 5 mins up the road, plenty of pubs and restaurants near by too. The chalk board cupboard doors really give a fun atmosphere as well, plus allowing past visitors to share there experience's and storie's. Thanks for a great stay and delivering on all that was promised guys.
We had a great experience in their apartment. Luke welcomed us and informed us about everything we had to know. The place looks exactly like in the photos shown! There were towels ready for us to use and some bread and juice to get us started, thanks! There are basic kitchen utensils but if you want to cook up a bigger meal you might need to buy some things extra. Over all we really enjoyed our stay at their apartment and definitely prefered it over any hotel! Thanks again!
We had an amazing stay! The apartment was even more lovely in real life and took less than 20 minutes to get almost anywhere in central London. It was so nice to come back to after our long days, and the neighbourhood was lovely and quiet too, with a convenient supermarket opposite. The bed was amazingly comfortable as was the sofa, and the travel guides were really useful. Was also lovely to have tea and coffee etc provided. This apartment is a home to be proud of. Will definitely be staying again and will recommend! 10/10 for our first Airbnb experience, Thank you!!
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About the Host, Ben & Susannah
Hi, we are Ben and Susannah (plus baby River).
We are both freelancers working as an actor and TV Producer/Director respectively. In our spare/ 'between contracts' time we love renovating properties and like to think of ourselves as 'lifestyle entrepreneurs' (a phrase coined by good friends of ours - equally media/rennovators/day time coffee meet-uper-ers).