About this listing
A fantastic location for a one bedroom flat in the heart of Covent Garden in central London.
Restaurants, shops, theatres, cinemas, clubs, bars and pubs, museums and art galleries are all a few minutes walk away. Covent Garden Piazza, Soho, Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue are less than 5 minutes walk away and Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square probably take about 5 minutes.
The apartment is above Neal's Yard at the top of Neal Street. It is accessed from both Neal's Yard and Shorts Gardens up flights of stone steps and security doors at the top give access to an open air courtyard at first floor level. The hall leading to the flat is accessed directly from this courtyard.
The apartment has wooden floors and a sitting room with sofa, coffee table, dining table and four chairs. The small fitted kitchen is at one end of the room with fridge, hob and microwave (which can also be used as oven or grill). The fully tiled shower room is off the hall and there is also a washer/dryer in a cupboard in the hall. The bedroom is at the back of the flat overlooking the courtyard and is therefore very quiet with a double bed, plenty of storage space and a hair dryer in the drawer. I've just added an alarm clock (with no tick!) as requested by one of our guests.
New secure Wifi Internet is available in the flat and there is a television with dvd player in the living room.
The apartment is small but well designed and has everything you need as a base to explore central London and is ideal for two people.
The nearest tube stations are Covent Garden and Leicester Square.
The flat is off a private residential courtyard at first floor level. Please take care to be quiet when returning late at night as many of the occupants of the other flats will be asleep.
I'll run through everything about the flat when you arrive - and leave the list of explanations with a few do's and don'ts (just common sense really!) and our contact details in case you have any further questions.
Look forward to welcoming you to Covent Garden!
About the Host, Gilly/Richard
Richard and I have owned the flat for about 28 years. We live near Northampton, about an hour's train ride from London. Richard used to use the flat as a base to see his clients who were all in London. He is a freelance photographer working on location (not studios) although now mostly retired. I have always done the admin for his business and also helped with planning and sometimes assisting on photographic shoots. We've got three adult children, two sons and a daughter. Our daughter, Lucy lived in the flat on her own for six months and absolutely loved it!
We love traveling and seeing family and friends. My brother has lived in Italy for over 30 years and we always enjoy seeing our family there. Although we don't live locally, we always like to welcome our guests so that we can show them the flat and everything they need to know. It's great to meet so many lovely people from so many different countries and the flat is in such a fantastic location that our guests love it too.