This cool, compact, well equipped one bedroom flat has a private courtyard garden and is located in a very pretty and tranquil canalside area close to tube stations, easily and quickly accessible to the centre of London.
A cool one bedroom apartment on the canal at Little Venice with private courtyard and big communal garden in a tranquil location with easy access to central London.
This is the owner's London base but frequently available to visitors. Regrettably it can only accommodate a maximum of two people and is not suitable for babies or small children.
There is a well equipped kitchen; towels and linen are provided. There is a washing machine but no dryer. A launderette in nearby Formosa St offers a drying service. There is a clothes drying rack, iron and ironing board. There is Wi Fi, a printer, a TV and a docking station for an iPod/MP3 player.
Access to private courtyard and communal gardens.
Interaction with Guests
Communication is principally by email as I live a long way out of London and am rarely able to meet guests personally. However I always check shortly after their arrival to make sure everything is satisfactory.
The neighbourhood is remarkably peaceful and very pretty with lots of mature trees, attractive streetscapes and boats on the canal. It is pleasant to take an evening stroll along the towpath - you can walk for miles free of traffic with only the odd bicycle to avoid.
There is a wide selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants within close walking distance. There is a very good choice of local shops in Clifton Gardens including a butcher, greengrocer, deli, pharmacist, wine shop, cafes, florist and small supermarket.
It is a 10-15 minute walk to Regents Park and Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park which offer hectares of green space, lakes, play areas and both sporting and cultural activities.
It is a 5 minute walk to Warwick Avenue tube and Paddington mainline station which has a regular 15 minute service to Heathrow. Meter parking during day, free after 6.30pm.
The Number 18 bus stops very close by and takes you to Baker St from where you can stroll down the delightful Marylebone High Street with its many attractive shops and on towards Oxford St, Soho etc. A folder for guests inside the apartment gives further information and travel tips.
The two tube stations are a few minutes walk away. Warwick Avenue on the Bakerloo line, Paddington on Bakerloo, Circle and District, Hammersmith and City lines. Paddington is also a mainline station to the west. There are several convenient bus lines nearby. There are 'Boris bikes' to hire in Warwick Avenue which also has a taxi rank.
Other Things to Note
Please note there is limited storage space - just one hanging cupboard in the bedroom. I plan to provide a small chest of drawers in the near future.
Normal consideration for neighbours. All rubbish to be removed to communal bin beside main entrance on leaving. Recycling goes in blue bags in top bathroom cupboard. If you are here on a Monday please leave recycling out on pavement in the evening or early Tuesday morning for collection.
Please water plants and feel free to snip off any dead flowerheads. Help yourself to herbs.
Please leave the flat as you found it.
Nice and comfortable flat located in a calm area just in the hearth of London. I enjoyed my stay very much.
Great stay at Jane's flat. I bet Little Venice is spectacular in the summer, but even in the middle of winter it was a great place to stay as a tourist and get into the city to see all that London has to offer. Jane was very responsive and helpful.
We had a very pleasent time in Jane's apartement during Christmas time. The apartement is just as described in the photos and very quite. It is very closed to Paddington and Warwick Avenue stations. Jane is very helpful too and let us a very detailed note with all information needed to have a good stay. she is a very nice person and she is worried about the well-being of the tenants.Thanks again Jane.
We had a very pleasant time in Jane apartment. Well furnished, very clean, bright, calm AND close to multiple public transport options. We warmly recommend this place for your next trip to London and will stay there again if it is available !
It was a succesfull first experience with Airbnb. Jane's apartement was a good choise! Very clean, confortable, well equiped, nice view on garden and an ellegant, lovely and quiet area close to metro, shops.
The instructions concerning heating and keys were very clear.
My week went so fast, had a marvelous time in London, visiting museums and friends, shopping, Miss Saigon show and much more.
Will remember this adres for my next stay in London.
This is a wonderful place to stay in London. The location was very convenient, especially if you are traveling through Heathrow since it is just a few minutes walk from Paddington Station. It is also easy to get just about anywhere in London because several tube lines cross at Paddington Station. The flat itself is clean and comfortable for a couple. The Wi-Fi worked well. Jane sends you good information ahead of time on how to get there and get installed in the flat. The neighborhood is residential and safe. However, there is a short section of the walk from Paddington Station that passes under a bridge along the canal where the lights were out and could be a concern for someone traveling alone. But this can be avoided by getting off at Warwick Avenue, the next tube station.
This was our second time at Jane's lovely flat. It's a perfect location for exploring London in all directions. To get acquainted with Little Venice, we took one of the London Walks walks there, which expanded our knowledge of the history and local streets. It's easy to wheel your suitcases to Paddington Station, about a ten-minute walk, and take the Heathrow Express to Heathrow (leaves every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to travel).
The flat doesn't have a microwave or a decent coffee brewer, but that wasn't a major problem.
We will happily return.
I am a journalist with three grown up children. I live in the country and the apartment is my London home which I use two or three times a month for a night or two. Otherwise it is often available for Airbnb guests.
Sadly I am rarely able to meet my guests as I live a long way out of London but I keep lines of communication open, answer questions promptly and always check that everything is OK after their arrival.
I lived in Sydney for several years and am happy that many of my guests come from Australia - they are great travellers. Quite often guests have come to visit their adult children who live and work or study in London.
My favourite holidays are active: riding, walking, tennis. Favourite destinations: Patagonia, Kenya, SW France, Tuscany. Currently reading: The Master by Colm Toibin. Last read: Do no harm by Henry Marsh. I love dancing, cooking, gardening, walking, tennis and riding.
Life motto: never be afraid to entertain strangers lest you entertain angels unawares.