About This Listing
Comfy, safe and stylish 2 bed 1 bath. 5min walk to Trafalgar Sq, Leicester Sq, Oxford St, 50 theatres on door step. 2 min to Leicester Sq station. You will be in the very heart of London. Food, shopping and fun all near by!
Clean, well equipped, modern, comfortable 2 bedroom flat in the heart of London. 3 minute WALK to all major tourist attractions:
Film premiers – Leicester Square
Shopping -- Covent Garden, Oxford Street
Theatres – London West End, 50 theatres nearby.
Food – China Town is on the ground floor, hundreds of restaurants/cafe.
Museums – British museum (15min walk), National Gallery
Royal – Buckingham Palace, St James Park, Hyde Park are all 15 minutes walk.
GETTING TO THE FLAT: Leicester Square Station
from HEATHROW AIRPORT:
by underground (45min) take Piccadilly Line(dark blue colour on tube map) to Leicester Square.
by Heathrow Express train (15-20mins) to Paddington Rail Station. From Paddington Station by underground take Bakerloo (brown line) to Piccadilly Circus, then 5min walk.
from STANSTED AIRPORT:
about 35 miles north-east of central London.
by Standsted Express (45-50mins) to Liverpool Street Rail Station. From Liverpool Street Station by underground, take Central Line(red colour) change at Totthenham Court Road for Northen Line(black colour) going southbound towards Leicester Square.
from GATWICK AIRPORT:
about 30 miles south of central London.
by Gatwick Express or Southern Rail (30-35mins) to Victoria Rail Station.
From Victoria Station by underground take Victoria Line( light blue colour) change at Green Park for Piccadilly Line(dark blue colour) going eastbound towards Leicester Square.
from LUTON AIRPORT:
by First Capitol Connect rail from Luton Parkway train station (25-30mins) to King's Cross St.Pancras International. Piccadilly line to Leicester Square station.
This is a apartment within a large secure block. There are lifts and it's on the 2nd floor.
Bedroom 1 – large double bedroom with plenty of space to move about. (1 kingsized bed, 1 single 70cm wide sofa bed)
Bedroom 2 – small double room with fitted walldrobe. (1 standard double bed)
Kitchen -- simple quipped kitchen with 3 ring electric hobs, a washing machine and family sized fridge/freezer. Toaster, kettle and microwave.
Bathroom – standard bath with shower, toilet and wash basin. Simple, bright and clean.
Beddings are provided. Please kindly bring your own bath towels. This is due to the fact that a few of the previous guests were unsatisfactory about home cleaned towels and the quantity supplied. I therefore decided not to provide towels any more, I am simply unable to meet the high expectation of some of the guests. I am also tired of trying to wash out stains such as make-up, baby oil, hair dyes etc from towels. My new towels are often subjected to uses which I am sure people won't do to their own towels. I am able to provide home cleaned towels by request and as long as you are not expecting hotel standards.
I have 1 small single sofabed and also baby cot with sheets available on request.
I would say this apartment is very well suited to a family of four or five. The location is great and everything is so conveniently located.
Because we live close to the flat (5min walk), so if you experience any problem, we can usually come around and help out pretty quickly. But we have jobs, so can't be on-call 24/7.
I also state that the apartment and the building is absolutely NON SMOKING and NO PARTIES. I expect all guests to respect this rule.
Just a few things I am clarifying from various feedbacks from guests, so guests can be clear about the apartment:
1. This is not a luxury hotel -- it's a comfortable home, but I don't stock piles of professional laundered towels and beddings. If you want professional laundered towels and beddings, I can hire them for you at supplier's cost from hotel linen services, the price quote is anything from 20 pounds to 30 pounds for a set.
2. Water pressure is low -- this is a common issue for flats in Central London area. I have new combi boiler, but the water pressure isn't something I can fix.
3. The building -- there are other flats in the building. It's not a historic house or new build. Please don't expect luxury carpeted corridors and flower decorations. The bonus is that it has lifts, many other flats in the area only have stairs.
4. Noise -- the windows have secondary glazing, but there are still light noises from the street. So if you are from a peaceful countryside, then it may be too noisy for you.
5. Check-in -- the earliest luggage drop off time is 11am usually. We work, so we don't wait at the flat for guests (arrival time is highly unpredicatable). You may need to pick up the keys from our work place not too far (5min walk). We do our best to accommondate check in time. However after midnight, there is a 10 pounds extra charge.
6. Check out time -- If we have new guests arriving on the day of your departure, we need you to pack up by 10:30am. We try our best to liase with new guests about leaving luggage for collection later. However it's not always possible. There are left luggage facilites in the nearby Charing Cross train station (5 min walk).
We are easy going hosts and we do our best to help and accommondate your requests. Any questions, please do ask.
Wifi, washing machine, iron, hair dryer,
Interaction with Guests
Guests are left to enjoy their stay in peace. If there's any problem, we try to resolve ASAP.
You are in China Town, Soho, Covent Garden. Fantastic theatres all around you. Excellent food and shopping facilities. Lively and safe and fun.
Other Things to Note
This flat is in the heart of London, so it's noisy as it's facing the street. Please be aware of this especially if you are not used to noise.
Please keep clean and be considerate to our neighbours.
Jenny was very friendly and her place has everything you need to feel right at home in the center of London. It's in a very touristy area, and very busy - but you wouldn't know it inside. The apartment has glass installed to keep out all the noise of the busy London streets. But you can open it if you want to listen and feel part of London! The kitchen has everything you would need to cook a full meal...or just reheat delicious leftovers from Chinatown, which is just outside the apartment building. The place was spotless. We had a wonderful time.
L'appartement est très très bien situé en plein cœur de (website hidden) est conforme aux photos présentées sur le site.Lors de notre arrivée ,malgré le fait que je ne maitrise pas du tout l'anglais les consignes et l'aide d'Helen nous ont été très (website hidden) recommande cet appartement pour sa position géographique et le fait qu'il y ait 2 chambres.Thank you Helen and Jeny.
The location of this apartment is amazing! It's perfect for two people traveling together who want separate rooms (we went for a business trip) and who won't be spending much time in the apartment (common area is quite small). Read the description carefully because it, indeed, is not a luxury accommodation, but it was really convenient and the host was easy to communicate and coordinate with leading up to and during our stay!
This was my first airbnb stay and it was a great success. We picked the keys up from a nearby restaurant and received our directions. The flat was perfect for our stay. It was as advertised and in a great central location just minutes from Covent Garden. Some of the other reviews mentioned that it was noisy so we took earplugs, the road was loud but only what you'd expect from a flat located opposite Leicester Square tube station. I'd book this flat again. Thanks for our stay.
Excelente apartamento, muito bem equipado e com ótima localização. Condizente com o anúncio. E a anfitriã foi muito solícita e prestativa. Recomendo.
L'appartement correspondait bien a ce qui avait été décrit et il est très bien situé au centre de Londres
We thank our hosts for our wonderful stay in London. The flat is perfectly located for a city trip - any must-see is in walking distance. We felt very welcome throughout our stay and communication with our hosts was kind, quick and informative. The flat is well-equipped - even with Internet, the beds are cosy to sleep in.
However, the fridge smelled very badly. We wouldn't open it (again) at any time. The toilet flush is extremely loud - loud to a point that it wakes you in the night. But we got used to it and slept soundly.
At first we believed that the neighbourhood was a bit dubious but our doubts didn't last long. As the street is very busy it would be unfair just to judge the neighbourhood by some shady people out of several hundreds you might notice.
Nevertheless, every person to our group of 5 would highly recommend this flat and book it again and without hesitation.
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