Big Ben & London Eye 20 mins by bus

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Belmore St, London, SW8, United Kingdom
Jo And Luka

Come and stay in our sunny studio that sleeps up to 3-4 people. It's perfect for those keen to make the most of their London holiday as we provide what you need at home, leaving you free to get out and enjoy the city center that's only 2.4km away.

Your host, Jo And Luka
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Come and stay in our sunny studio that sleeps up to 3-4 people. It's perfect for those keen to make the most of their London holiday as we provide what you need at home, leaving you free to get out and enjoy the city center that's only 2.4km away.

The Space

We are long standing and popular hosts on airbnb and it is our top priority to make sure you have a welcoming apartment to call home whilst on holiday in our wonderful city. May you enjoy your time at our place!

Firstly, this studio apartment is completely private. You'll be staying here alone with your party, so all rooms and amenities are for your private use.

The studio apartment is clean, cozy, calm, extremely private and has free WIFI. Airbnb have come to visit to take these photos, so rest assured what you see is what you get.

Our studio is on the fourth floor of a block which you access through a lift. The studio has got three rooms: kitchen, bathroom and one large bright room - one half is the bedroom and the other half is the sitting room with a fireplace. The main room steps out onto a balcony, all of which is bright and catches the morning sun through until mid-afternoon.

We've decorated the studio with some British art and crafts so you get to see more of British life whilst at home - replica artwork by the eclaimed British graffiti artist Banksy, artwork of famous London locations and cushions made by Welsh artisan craftsmen using recycled bottles.

Guest Access

As hosts it's our job to make your holiday and smooth and fun as possible. With that in mind we've filled the apartment with things you'll need.

Beds - One of the most important things a host can provide are good beds for a restful night's sleep after a long day on the tourist trail. So we specially selected a European Kingsize (American Queensize) orthopedic bed and a new futon sofabed. Past guests have commented on the quality of sleep they get, so we're pleased we did our job here.

Alongside bedding and towels, we offer these special extras:
* Free WIFI
* For having fun in London: two mobile phones and two transport passes (Oyster cards) that make travelling around London easier and cheaper (you just need to load them up at the local shop), London tour books and guides.
* For beauty: Complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, iron and ironing board
* For refreshment: Breakfast cereal, coffee, tea and electric espresso coffee machine
* For entertainment at home: flat screen TV/DVD (with 30+ TV and radio stations), a book exchange and DVD collection.

The kitchen has full amenities, including washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge/ freezer, kettle and caffetiere for you to prepare your fresh coffee. Take advantage of the supermarket 2 minutes from the house and cook something nice!

The bathroom has a shower and bathtub with glass screen. We provide towels and complimentary toiletries.

Interaction with Guests

We live and work close by and are always on hand to assist you whenever you want or need us. We provide mobile phones with our number on speed dial so you are able to ring us whenever you want.

Check-out is before 11am, check-in is after 1pm. In some cases we can be more flexible, so just let us know what times you need and we'll see what we can do.

The Neighborhood

Our studio is in a typical inner-city London neighbourhood with residents from many different cultures. It's not yet trendy, but is popular with Londoners (especially young professionals) because of its close proximity to the heart of the city and great transport links.

The studio is set within a 1950's purpose built block in a housing estate of buildings that look exactly the same (you'll walk past some of these when walking to our place from the main road). The building and those around it are typical post-war London apartment blocks that you'll see all over London. From the outside, they're not fancy but once inside they're cosy, warm and flooded with natural light.

Our apartment is close to many things you might need. It's 3 mins away from a supermarket where you can buy your groceries, a bus stop to take you directly into the heart of the city, a restaurant to eat an evening meal and a newsagents to top up your travel card.

It's close to an area called "Little Portugal" in Stockwell - home to London's Portuguese community and people of Caribbean, West African and Indian descent. The high street close to our apartment has some cafes, restaurants, barbers and shops run by people from these communities.

We're 5-7 mins bus ride from Vauxhall, London's largest transport hub and emerging social scene. From here you can take buses, trains, tubes or a ferry to literally anywhere in London and beyond. You can also hire bikes by the hour – quite the way to see the city! Vauxhall also has your closest Starbucks, Pret-a-manger, bars, nightclubs (in the newly named area of VoHo) and restaurants overlooking the river Thames.

Getting around

You'll choose to stay here for it's close proximity to the heart of London tourist sites. Reach London's biggest tourist sites - Big Ben and London Eye in 20 minutes by bus or 30 minutes walking. Stockwell tube station is 10 minutes walk, Vauxhall tube station is a 5 minute bus journey.

* Bus to Big Ben and London Eye in around 20 minutes, walking in around 30 minutes.
* The following popular tourist sites can be reached quickly by the underground - Vauxhall station (which is a 5-7 min bus ride/15-20 min walk): Oxford Circus (8 minutes); Buckingham Palace (6 minutes); Camden Town (15 minutes); British Museum (13 minutes)
* Airports; Heathrow (1 hour); Gatwick (45 mins); London City (39 minutes)
* By ferry from Vauxhall you can reach: Theatre Land for the west end musicals, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and The Strand (10 mins)

Other Things to Note

To help you make an informed decision about whether our studio is for you, we thought you might find it helpful to hear some of the private feedback we've had from our 70+ guests:

1) All our guests have loved our listing because it's close to the action, has everything you need, it's cosy in winter and floods with light in the sun and because we are experienced hosts who are responsive to your needs.

2) One or two said they would have liked a prettier apartment block and neighbourhood, so if you're looking for the pretty Victorian terrace on a traditional London street, then we might not be a great fit.

3) We have many bookings of 3-4 people staying. One or two times, guests who wanted to spend lots of time in the apartment thought the maximum capacity should be 3 as they thought 4 would be a bit of a squeeze. However, the majority have said the apartment can sleep 4 easily and if you're planning on just using our studio as a base to eat and sleep then we think you'll be just fine.

4) Finally, although none of our 70+ guests have ever commented on it, you might like to know that the apartment is near to a flower and fruit market. In winter months when tree cover is less, you might see part of the market building upon exiting the lift, but once in the studio you'll see none of it.

We hope that's everything covered, but if you have any more questions please get in touch. Happy holiday planning!

Jo and Luka

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $790 /week
Monthly Price: $2645 /month
Security Deposit: $264
Cleaning Fee: $44
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • We had a great time in London!! Jo's flat was perfect! We were a party of four, two couples. While the apartment is studio style with a small curtain separating the two "rooms" it still worked out. Everything was clean! There was edible food in the cupboards and stuff in the fridge. A little grocery store is just a short walk away as well as a great bus stop! We would stay here again!!

    July 2014
  • Nous avons séjourné 3 nuits à Londres et ce fût un réel plaisir de traiter avec Jo, elle est une hôtesse incroyable. Du début des démarches pour la réservation jusqu'au départ, Jo s'est fait un devoir de voir à ce que nous manquions de rien, elle répond aux e-mails en l'espace de quelques minutes au pire quelques heures.

    Il n'(email hidden) de surprises, les photos représentent la réalité . L'épicerie à proximité et les arrêts d'autobus à quelques minutes du loft facilitent énormément les déplacements.

    Le quartier peut surprendre mais on se rend vite compte qu'il est sécuritaire.

    Peut-être le seul point négatif serait le bruit provenant du parc juste à côté, mais le calme revient après 21:00.

    Nous recommandons ce loft pour la propreté, la proximité des commodités et le rapport qualité prix.

    Linda, Daniel et Alexane
    Montréal

    July 2014
  • We had a really enjoyable stay at Jo and Luka's (website hidden) was really helpful and friendly, and the details such as Oyster cards to top up are very much appreciated. The studio was everything we needed, and well placed for public transport and trips into central London, or down to Clapham Junction for the train line to Gatwick. We would very happily return.

    July 2014
  • We stayed at Jo's apartment for 10 days. The apartment was just as described, enough space, well equipped, clean and nicely arranged. The location of the apartment is great too. Easy access to the city by bus/tube and Tesco is just around the (website hidden) was a great host, she was very kind offering assistance, help during our stay.

    We definitely recommend to stay!

    June 2014
  • The flat was clean, comfortable, and well-stocked with appliances and supplies. The location is convenient, within walking distance of two tube stations, a Tesco, and several very good (website hidden) was an extremely helpful and gracious host, and she went out of her way to help us out with issues like laundry and extra keys. Highly recommended!

    June 2014
  • I stayed at the apartment for two weeks with my mother while I attended Makeup school and my mother worked on her papers. It was a lovely apartment, exactly the same as on the photos. Short distance from buses and trains, so no problem getting around. It usually took me only 30 min to get to my school (Soho) in rush hour, as I chose to walk instead of taking a bus to the train (website hidden) was our main contact and she was very nice and helpful. Thank you so much for our stay!

    April 2014
  • My wife and I stayed at Jo and Luka's apartment for our honeymoon, Jo was very friendly and easily contactable. She made our stay very pleasant and comfortable, we were even lucky enough to find a small gift for our honeymoon upon arrival. The apartment is very cosy and the pictures are a great representation of what you get, Jo's guide to picking up the keys and finding the apartment made our arrival very swift and easy. We really enjoyed our stay in London, the only thing we would be mindful of in the future would be to stay a little closer to central London as we were visiting for the first time.

    Thanks Jo and Luka for be amazing hosts and helping us to kick off our honeymoon on such a good note.

    March 2014
  • We spent a nice month in Jo and Luka's apartment ! Everything we needed for such a long stay was provided, and when we asked for something (just a peeler, actually...), Jo brought it the day after ! Jo is really helpful and kind, and we didn't miss anything during our stay. The apartment is really agreable, and the bed is WONDERFUL. We were in London to work, and it was a pleasure to wake up every morning relaxed. It is true that the neighbourhood might appear not reassuring if you're not used to, but basically it is very very quiet ! Besides, it is really easy to go to the center of London by the public transports, and personally, we liked not to take the tube, but stay in the bus 87 (2mn from the apartment) until Trafalgar Square : really a practical and nice trip !
    In the flat, we have just been a little bit cold sometimes, but otherwise, everything was perfect : pretty, clean, well equipped, quiet and agreable. We felt just as we were at home so thank you Jo and Luka ! :)

    Nous avons passé un mois très agréable dans l'appartement de Jo et Luka ! Tout ce dont nous avions besoin pour un si long séjour était fourni, et lorsque nous avons demandé qqchose (juste un épluche-légumes en fait...), Jo nous l'a apporté le jour suivant ! Jo est vraiment très attentionnée et gentille, et rien ne nous a manqué durant notre séjour. L'appartement est vraiment très agréable et le lit est MERVEILLEUX ! Nous étions à Londres pour le travail, et c'était réellement un plaisir de se réveiller chaque matin détendues et en ayant passé une bonne nuit. C'est vrai que le quartier peut paraître un peu inquiétant lorsqu'on ne connaît pas, mais en fait il est vraiment très tranquille ! De plus, il est très facile d'accéder au centre de Londres par les transports, et personnellement, nous aimions ne pas prendre le métro, et rester dans le bus 87 (à 2mn de l'appartement) jusqu'à Trafalgar Square : voyage vraiment très pratique et agréable !
    Dans l'appartement, nous avons juste eu un peu froid parfois, mais en dehors de ça tout était parfait : bien décoré, propre, bien équipé, calme et agréable. Nous nous sommes senties comme à la maison donc merci Jo et Luka. :)

    Emilie and Elise

    February 2014
  • Jo was an excellent host. The communication was very quick, she was very friendly and she made sure we had everything we needed. We felt very much looked after. The lovely apartment was just as described: enough space for three or maybe even four people, clean, nicely decorated and well equipped. The location of the apartment is great too, with buses from our doorstep it`s quite easy to go anywhere you like. Even supermarkets are close. We definitely recommend a stay!

    January 2014
  • Nous avons passé un excellent séjour chez jo and luca ! Ils sont aux petits soins :disponibilités téléphoniques , visite pour vérifier que tout se passe bien :l'accueil est vraiment charmant c'est très agréable !
    De plus leur appartement est parfait : très bien équipe , confortable parfait pour une famille de 4.
    On peut préciser aussi qu'il est vraiment idéalement situé on peut tout faire en bus de chez eux directement pour la plupart des destinations touristiques :Musee d'histoire naturelle , zoo ,westminster ´ la cité ......
    Nous y retournerons sans hésiter

    Merci encore
    Melanie&david

    November 2013
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Hello! We're a British-Brazilian couple living here in London. We work in marketing and party catering and love being hosts. We've had so many fantastic experiences getting to know our guests and may all this fun continue! We love London and would be pleased to help you enjoy the city exactly as a Londoner would. If you choose to be our guest we will do our best to help with information and make you feel at home. It is our aim to provide a clean and relaxing home whilst you visit our city and if you feel we can improve what we offer, we're very happy to hear your suggestions - we're always looking to make a better experience for our visitors! Lastly, having worked and lived around the world, we know how nice it is having a home away from home, so we look forward to meeting you and making your stay in London a great one! Please feel free to get in touch to ask any questions. Bye! Ciao!
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