A large (for London) cosy and contemporary flat in an oh so quiet street in central Clearkenwell. Which means you're at heart of London but without the volume turned up high. There's even a patio, trees and a quite garden to relax in.
Large spacious apartment in one of the best kept secrets in London: Clerkenwell. This area is possibly the best location for all corners of London: great for the City, the West End, East End, and, hey - it's in central London, Zone 1, so it makes traveling around that bit cheaper.
The apartment is set on a quiet residential street, so it is oh, so, so quiet. Two double bedrooms and a large living room gives plenty of space for four people (only two double beds) so the flat is suitable for either two couples or four close friends.
There's a nice little patio to the rear of the building so you can enjoy our glorious sunshine in a quiet leafy area. (OK, that's a bit of an exaggeration - you can enjoy our damp/grey/wet/grey British weather in a quiet leafy area).
The area is a mix of historical sights and tourist attractions and also home to a thriving design industry, so there are lots of creatives buzzing around the area from Monday through to Friday and it's all peace and quiet at the weekends. Thanks to that creative mix of designers and architects, there's a choice of cool bars and rated restaurants all within walking distance of the apartment.
Ten minutes walk takes you into the Old Street/Shoreditch area, which offers even more entertainment options, and a short bus away takes you further into Shoreditch/Hackney Broadway Market and London Fields - the area which is often described as home to London's cutting edge art.
ID will be required once you have booked.
Please do not smoke inside the flat, as I have had recent complaints of stale smoke in the flat. Smoking is allowed outside on the patio.
It's nice out there and so quiet for central London.
Virginia's flat was small but warm and comfortable. Clerkenwell is a quiet part of London but within a short walk to more of the hussle and bustle around Shoreditch, Kings Cross, Islington and Barbican. Close by there's good pubs and restaurants so you don't have to wander too far with supermarkets also close by. The nearest metro is a 10 min walk so all in all the place is well positioned. We enjoyed our stay there are enjoyed seeing another side of London. Thanks Virginia.
Lovely flat - very comfortable and loads of amenities. Neighbourhood ideal. Very central, without being overrun with tourists. Everything in central London very easy to reach by transport & taxis. And amazing shops: coffee house, pub, grocery shop & more a 2-min walk away. Also very accommodating host. Would recommend.
We had such a great stay at Virginia's flat! It's cute, clean, and incredibly well located (close to grocery stores and restaurants, and a short walk to the tube). Virginia was lovely and accommodating and, even though we only met briefly, was very friendly and welcoming. She had some food in the fridge for us, and all the information we needed about staying in the flat was very clearly laid out.
Virginia was a great host with a great flat, and I would happily stay there again/recommend it to my friends!
Virginia is an excellent hostess, with a lovely home in a amazing part of London. We spent a week here with our teenage daughter and the nearby Shoreditch and Spitalfields markets are wonderful places to shop, dine and find great deals. Virginia's home is lovely, comfortable and in an excellent neighborhood. At no time were we uncomfortable, unable to sleep or unable to catch a cab. I definitely recommend her as a hostess to anyone. This was our first trip using Airbnb and she provided all the know-how that we needed to ensure it went smoothly.
[EN] We are delighted with our stay at Virginia's lovely flat! The apartment is nice and well equipped, exactly like the photos with a beautiful living room and two clean rooms. Well located, 8min Barbican underground, the apartment is very quiet and we were awakened by the sound of birds .. in the center of London!
We had a realy good contact with the owner, very available and responsive in our exchange (via email or SMS). if I had to choose again, I would not hesitate one second.
[FR] Nous sommes ravis de notre séjour chez Virginia ! L’appartement est joli et bien équipé, fidèle aux photos avec une belle pièce à vivre et deux chambres fonctionnelles. Bien localisé, à 8min du métro Barbican, l’appartement est très calme et nous avons été réveillé par le son des oiseaux.. en plein centre de Londres !
Nous avons eu un très bon contact avec la propriétaire , très disponible et réactive dans nos échanges (par email ou par SMS). Si c'était à refaire, je n'hésiterai pas une seconde.
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My wife and I stayed in Virginia's apartment for a weekend with our 18mo daughter. It is in a great location with excellent transport options. Each room has plenty of space for our small family - the washing machine is definitely a bonus. We also found one of our best London coffees at the end of the street.
Virginia was easy to communicate with and made every effort to accommodate our early arrival. She also left the staples (bread, milk, tea and coffee) which made us feel at home.
An earlier review makes note of the smoke; non-smokers should be aware this is a smoker's apartment. There is a strong, persistent odour that is temporarily relieved by opening the side door, but you'll notice it each time you return. For us this was unfortunate, though we still enjoyed our visit. If smoking doesn't bother you you'll feel right at home.
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