About this listing
A GREAT CENTRAL LONDON LOCATION FULLY EQUIPPED FOR SIGHTSEEING OR BUSINESS VISITORS.
10 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. James Park, Horse Guards Parade, this self-contained and fully equipped studio flat is ideally located to be a really central pied-a-terre for visitors to London.
The flat is a studio on the fourth floor of a secure block with entryphones and two lifts looking out over a quiet pedestrian passage.
It consists of:
•A small entrance hall with a coat cupboard and big shelf over it to store your suitcases.
•A separate kitchenette with electric hob and a microwave/oven/grill, refrigerator, washing machine, Nespresso machine, toaster, electric kettle and all china and equipment necessary.
•The fully tiled bathroom has a full length bath with hand-shower unit and new thermostatic head shower, hand basin and WC.
•The flat is comfortably furnished for two people, with one queen-size bed. There is also an automatic inflatable mattress for one extra person for shorter stays, and a folding travel-cot for babies up to 15kgs (see photo). There is hanging space, shelves and drawer space. There is an iron and ironing board, a hair drier, basic sewing kit, radio, Bluetooth music system, TV with (website hidden) Chromecast.
For business there is high speed internet and a WiFi and Airplay all-in-one printer/copier/scanner. There is a post-office and courier services available just round the corner.
There is good central heating and hot water. The block is not centrally heated in the summer, so there is an electric fire in case of cold days.
The rent includes heating in winter, hot water, electricity, linen and high-speed broadband connection.
There is excellent easy shopping 5 minutes away on Victoria Street: Waitrose, a Marks and Spencer with good food hall and groceries, the usual High Street stores, supermarkets, fast-food outlets, take-aways and some nice pubs mean you can get meals and other necessities pretty much 24/7. There is also a great range of up-market (including Michelin-starred) restaurants nearby if you are looking for fine dining.
For exercise-lovers, you are three minutes jog from the contiguous green areas of St.James' Park, Green Park and Hyde Park with great 5, 10, 20 k circuits. There is a Pilates mat in the flat and also a Bikram Yoga centre in the next block.
No smokers, no pets.
No smokers and no pets please.
The kitchen and bathroom are stocked with every-day consumables and we like to invite our guests to feel free to make use of these on the basis of "use and reasonably replace".
The telephone only takes incoming calls, and can also be used to dial emergency services. However the Internet is high-speed and can comfortably be used for video-calling.
The price includes one full set of linen and towels, renewed every two weeks for longer staying guests. I do ask for an additional contribution for laundry if guests use extra linen and towels, which are stocked in the apartment.
Nossa estada no apartamento do Piers foi perfeita! O apartamento é muito limpo e organizado. É muito bem equipado e tudo funciona perfeitamente. O prédio é muito seguro e silencioso. Está a poucos passos da estação de metro St. James, e dos principais pontos turísticos. Sua localização não poderia ser melhor! Piers mesmo estando fora do país manteve-se presente e nos deu todas as informações e suporte necessário!
Although we haven't met Piers, he did welcome us very much and arranged the caretaker help us very well. This apartment is very convenient to every must-see in London. Besides the location, this cute apartment has everything we need. Public transportation around here is good. This is my first time to use BnB, and it's very fantastic. We love this apt, and definitely will live here again if we travel to London. Thanks a lot to Piers.
We really loved staying in Piers' flat. The flat is clean, spacious, brilliantly located and everything you could ask for. The flat also has a lot of consideration given to travellers, with the supply of things like guide books and power adaptors.
Piers himself was very responsive and helpful whenever we needed to contact him.
We would highly recommend Piers' flat to anyone and are looking forward to hopefully returning.
Great location halfway between Buckingham Palace and the Parliament buildings on the Thames. Really enjoyed walking through StJames Park most days. The flat was compact and comfortable and we really appreciated the basic groceries available when we arrived. Check-in was easy as We had spoken to Piers on Skype a couple of times to organise this.....thanks to Roger the building Caretaker for his advice and assistance. In spite of the major renovation work going on each day in the building we had no problems.
This is my first Airbnb experience and Piers made it so easy and enjoyable! From the first communications and meeting his lovely caretaker Maria everything was perfect. When you enter the flat the first thing you notice is the clean scent of fresh linens. The kitchen and the bathroom are newly renovated and spotless. The bed is comfortable and the wifi is very strong. Piers has thought of all that one might need , even a printer and paper! He was available when I needed him and responded right away.
The location of the flat is superb, you can walk everywhere to museums, theaters and shops. There is wonderful dining and coffee nearby. It is extremely useful that the nearest tube station is on the Circle line and direct to Paddington where I can get Heathrow express.
A tip for future guests: please check daily for events in The palace as this can help you plan your day.
I would be happy to be Piers' tenant again! Highly recommended to anyone! Thank you , Piers and Maria!
Well equipped and quiet pretty apartment. Very central - 3 mins from St. James tube station and 5 mins from St James park and Westminster Abbe - just what you need to stay in Westminster. Friendly and fast management.
Piers is a great host, he was very responsive to our questions and his apartment is fantastic, fully equipped and perfectly located with excellent public transport connections near by! Our move in and move out went very smoothly! We were received by Maria, who was very nice and helpful and also cleaned the apartment midway through our stay!
I would recommend Piers to anyone wanting a nice stay in London!
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About the Host, Piers
My wife and I have been described as global gypsies, having lived and travelled extensively around the globe. Professionally, I have long experience of and affection for emerging economies, in which I have lived, invested and done business.
Personally, travelling is an enriching priority for our family, and we have met and made many good friends across the globe. We tend to target a country and then cover the ground rather fast, typically staying no more than two-three nights in one place - however we often go back to the same country, re-exploring and re-discovering.
I currently advise young companies in the UK, Switzerland and France on growth strategies and operations; also sit on corporate and non-profit Boards. My wife established and runs a corporate university. Our children are at school and university.
Although it may sound a bit corny, the notion of lifelong learning is strong for us all - probably the closest thing to a motto, along with a strong focus on values and human dignity.