Light, spacious 3 bedroom flat; sleeps up to 6, 3 double beds. Fully equipped dining kitchens. Comfortable sitting room. Free (website hidden). Balcony with seating. Great part of town and incredibly convenient for local, national & international transport.
This is a very light, airy, stylish 1940s flat has been fully updated throughout. The flat is on a quiet and peaceful street, yet it's just 3 minutes walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras. It is unusual in London to get so much space, so centrally. A bright, sunny lounge comfortably seats six people and has access to the flat's private balcony for sitting outside. The sofas are meltingly comfortable if you are needing an evening in front of the TV. The kitchen is fully refurbished; a good size, it is fully equipped with a fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Good quality cutlery, crockery and glassware are available for 6 persons, utensils and pots are ample. A folding dining table in the kitchen can seat 4 people easily and six at a slight squash. The two main bedrooms are both large, double bedrooms with ample space and storage space. The largest bedroom also has direct access to the balcony. The third bedroom has a double futon with a super-comfortable mattress and can sleep 2 persons, but that room is a little smaller than the other two bedrooms; there is less storage space. The main bathroom is newly tiled in clean, white tiles and newly re-plumbed with a commodious shower enclosure, sink unit and toilet. The second bathroom, also newly renovated has a toilet and wash hand basin. Towels are provided. A hair dryer, iron & ironing board are available.
The flat gets lots of natural light and feels spacious, yet cosy. The accommodation would suit a group of friends or a family. The apartment is safe for young children and there is enough space for them to run around a little. There is access to a private garden with a small play area.
Guests can generally access the flat from 11am onwards (the checkout time for previous guests) at least to collect keys leave bags whilst we clean, but official check in time is 4pm. We will clearly negotiate check in times prior to your travel and as we are private individuals with full time jobs, we can only make last minute changes to arrangements in emergencies, such as travel delays. If you need more flexibility than that, please tell us in advance. We have free, high speed wifi. Excellent TV with freeview. Well stocked with cleaning and laundry products and all bathroom basics. Hairdryer and iron/ironing board available. Quality towels and bed linen are provided. Tea, coffee and some kitchen basics are provided so that you don't have to run out shopping immediately on arrival. There is a balcony has a table and 2 chairs. Culinary herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley etc) for your use are growing on the balcony's small garden, which also has flowers. There is a private, tree-lined communal garden with seating and a small children's playing area that guests can also access.
I work with my friend Micky and my husband Tony in looking after the flat and our guests. We live relatively locally and know many areas of London very well. One of us will meet you personally at the flat and show you around and give keys. Thereafter, we will leave you to it, unless you have any questions for us. We have prepared a file with suggestions for local shops, restaurants and services that we can personally recommend. We can help with your travel plans, if you need us. If there is any problem with your accommodation, we will sort it out promptly.
If you need to arrive at late hour (after 6pm) we do understand - international travel doesn't always land you where you want to be when you want to be there. But please let us know well in advance - we all work full time and both have families, so we cant always be were you might wish us to be exactly when you prefer it. We will do our very best to accommodate you but if it's a really odd time of the day or night, we may have to pay someone to come and let you in and charge a modest late check-in fee. Advance warning really helps us to help you best.
I love this area. Its an "old", "solid", safe area with many local people still residing but it's undergoing massive and exciting change with fabulous refurbishment of both the mainline rail stations, several new hotels, amazing restaurants, and world famous educational institutes.
The British Library moved here a few years ago and is a great place to spend time. Central St Martins School of Art recently located here on Granary Square behind St Pancras - the wonderful space by the canal also houses a great restaurant, Grainstore. The Crick Institute will soon open nearby. UCL's main campus is 10 mins walk away.
There are are great places to eat and drink ranging from the grand and stylish (Great Northern Hotels cocktail bar or restuarant Plum and Spilt Milk) and the amazingly romantic (world's longest) champagne bar in the St Pancras station to the innovative and amazing Kerb - a street food market just behind Kings Cross station.
Within 5 minutes from the flat, you can eat English breakfasts at local cafes, coffee and cakes in artisan bakeries, Sunday roast in the local pubs, comfortable meals in familiar chain restaurants and fine dining in fantastic, innovative high-end restaurants is on your doorstep.
But you can also easily walk from the flat to anywhere in the West End. Many of Londons major tourist attractions - museums, galleries and theatres are within walking distance (15-20 minutes ) or can be reached even more quickly by tube or bus.
As well as local "corner shops" , there are several high quality food stores within walking distance. For families with children there is a lovely local park. Coram's Fields, which is a unique seven acre playground and park for children and young people living in or visiting London.
In our guidebook section, you can find some specific recommendations which are described and mapped.
You will have fantastic access to transport, 3 minutes walk from local underground (Kings Cross has Metropolitan/Hammersmith and City/Circle/Northern/Piccadilly & Victoria lines), British Rail to the midlands, the North and Scotland. And of course, the Eurostar to Europe. You can be in Brussels or Paris in less than 3 hours! The Thameslink station to Gatwick Airport is 4 mins walk. A constant supply of London red buses run from Grays Inn Road and Euston Road. Ideal for those short journeys in the rain when you just cant be bothered to walk. A local minicab firm can be called to send a cab to the door. If you are feeling flush, you can just hail a black cab from the street. If you want to cycle there is a "Boris bike" Transport for London Cycle hire station 2 blocks away: you can just grab a bike - cycle rides of less than 30 minutes are free. (website hidden)
If you have a car, it is usually possible to park right outside/very nearby the apartment, in a public parking bay, but the parking prices are expensive and the local traffic wardens are very astute at catching people out.
Well-equipped kitchen with full cooking facilities including oven, grill, gas hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and some recipe books.
The entire apartment is let as a unit. Free wifi, TV, fully equipped kitchen, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher 3 double bedrooms and small balcony with table and 2 chairs. Ample cleaning materials supplied. Good quality bed linen and towels. Basic amenities such as shampoo and soap and bathroom tissue are supplied. Large framed local map and tube map are on the walls as both art and helpful guides.
Interaction with Guests
We all live relatively locally and greet all guest personally. We are happy to answer questions during the stay.
Fabulous neighbourhood - still retains a lot of local charm whilst fast becoming an internationally destination for learning and enterprise (UCL, Central St Martins, the Crick institute, British Library, (website hidden) are all nearby). You can walk to the West End but there is plenty to occupy the visitor right on the doorstep with some fantastic restaurants and bars. There are good quality local shops for food and other essentials. See GUIDEBOOK section of the site for our personal recommendations.
4 minutes from Kings Cross/St Pancras a major tube (Northern, Circle, Picccadilly, and Metropolitan lines) as well as local and national and network rail hub. Incredibly convenient for Eurostar to Paris and Brussels. Buses to all over London from the end of the road. "Boris bikes" can be obtained from one block away.
Just 3 rules
Please can you take away all trash when you leave? Please recycle - plastics, cardboard, bottles, cans should all be taken across the road to the recycling centre on Loxham St (about 50 meters). Household garbage (small bags) can be placed daily in the rubbish chute just adjacent to the elevator.
2) Consideration for neighbours:
Please be considerate of our neighbours - dont play music loudly or enter and leave loudly at night. We have 2 neighbours on our landing, both are friendly and have lived in the local area all of their lives. They have our phone number and will call us if our guests cause them any problems.
3) Please don't burn tealights or candles except those we know which are in a safe casing, which are available within the flat already.
Nice appartment, amazing location, everything as agreed.
I'llbe back soon
We loved London and Adele's apartment is very conveniently located at kingcross where we arrived by eurostar and left by tube to heathrow airport. Micky was there to meet us when we arrived and when we departed, friendly and nice. Apartment was spacious and clean and there were 2 big maps (1 tube map and 1 map of London) plus loads of information in the binder file. We were thankful that was a lift in the building and the neighbourhood was quiet and safe. Lots of convenience store located on gray inn's road nearby too. Will definitely come back again next time.
We were very happy and very comfortable with the facilities and location of Dell's apartment for our London stay. It is close to everything- pubs, convenience stores, public transport (and the hospital which we unfortunately required) . Apartment was incredibly clean and well stocked with those essentials like milk and toilet paper!! Dell was always prompt in responding to our communication and to top it off we enjoyed glorious London weather on their little balcony with flowers! Many thanks - a lovely stay for this adult family of 5.
This is a super apartment - cozy, colorful, spacious and wonderfully located just south of the booming Kings Cross area, and nestled among the university buildings of Bloomsbury. Mickey made us feel very welcome upon arrival. The kitchen was well stocked, and there is a great pub just across the street. Apartment was immaculately clean with fresh flowers, and in finer weather I would have been happy to sit out on the small balcony. Lovely stay, and would definitely return.
Adele and Micky were great to work with. Our plans were more fluid than I would have liked but they made every accommodation to meet us early and get us into the apartment. Having wifi as our only means of communication while we were travelling makes things more difficult. But things went along smoothly. I found the apartment to be as described and the location is perfect, right between two tube stations. There are plenty of places to get coffee and there is large grocery down by Russell Station. We also found the large Map of London with legend as well as the tube map to be priceless. Overall I would highly recommend. For the price, the size and the location it was perfect.
I live and work in London; I absolutely love my city and I know it very well. I also love to travel and have spent some years living in the US. I am very fortunate to have an apartment in such a great location in London and I'm extremely pleased that I can share the warmth and pleasure I feel at living in this city with other travellers. I work together with my friend Micky, my husband Tony (and sometimes my son Alex helps) to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.