About this listing
This is a lovely (at least we think so!) 1 bedroom flat, which can sleep four (such as a family with two children). The apartment has all the amenities you will need, i.e. bathroom and kitchen with appliances, including the washing machine and (NEW) dishwasher. The kitchen is separate from the living room. Sorry, we have no TV, but there are plenty of books. There is wireless internet throughout the apartment. We use the flat during the university term and are happy to rent it out during the vacations, such as during the Christmas holidays and sometimes for weekends. The apartment is located on the 2nd floor, counting from 0 and it has no elevator- please take notice of this if you have problems with stairs. More details about the apartment are in the "house rules".
NEW: This flat suffered from low water pressure, problematic for taking showers. We have now installed a power shower which creates its own pressure, heap, works great!!!
The flat is in a perfect location for exploring London and further afield. We are located just a short walk from Kings Cross/ St. Pancras Station. Kings Cross/ St Pancras gives access to 5 underground lines, making travel around the city quick and easy. There is also the Piccadilly Line which runs through Kings Cross, taking you to Heathrow Airport. From the St Pancrass station there are trains which run directly to Luton and Gatwick Airport.
You will find all you need in the local area. Close by there are a number of food shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. The campus of UCL and SOAS are within walking distance. Camden Town and the world famous market is a short bus or tube ride away, or a 20 minute walk. Equally you can be on Oxford Street in 5 minutes. This is the perfect location for you to explore London!
Everything mentioned above.
Interaction with Guests
I am a pretty good communicator, if you ever have a problem I am just on the other side of the email ...
The location is very convenient for the Eurostar train. The neighborhood is sort of bohemian, quite but not too gentrified, with art galleries (Gagossian just across the street), fun libraries, bakery shops ... And of course the British library!
This is one of the best connected neighborhoods in the city, King's Cross is basically on the every metro line and there are many buses too.
Other Things to Note
The small news (July 2014) is that we installed the dishwasher. Use it and the laundry machine if you like but please buy your own washing powder. There are many 24 hours shops within 1-2 minutes walk.
Just behave as you would in your own house, with respect to the place and to people around you. IF YOU ARE COMING ON THE DAY SOMEBODY ELSE IS LEAVING, OR VICE VERSA
There will be some changeover during that day. Depending on your time of travel, this may or may not effect you, but generally what we try to do is to ask the people already in the apartment to let the cleaning lady come in no later than 11:00 and she prepares your entry so that everything is ready no later than 15:00. You can in the meantime come and leave your luggage and the people already in may leave theirs until they leave. In the end it always works out! But it will be helpful to know the time of your arrival/departure.