About This Listing
This is a large fully spec'd studio flat in prime London location of Kings Cross, exceptional local amenities coupled with fantastic location for London, it is also right on top of prime a transport hub. The apartment has a brand new fit out, all mod con's, fully serviced, garden area, fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, micro, hobbs, all crockery, cutlery, glassware etc. Towels, bedding, Wifi, HD LCD TV with 100plus cable channels, printer and scanner, leather sofa, great stereo, local phone, the list goes on and on. .
Extremely convenient very VERY central for London, fresh towels & bedding provided.
The flat is located in charming Victorian terrace, (originally built in 1845) there is everything you need right down the street, very close, there is also convenience stores, supermarket, take out food joints, bars, restaurants, clubs and fantastic transport links on your doorstep.
I send an introductory email a few days before your arrival with full instructions for location and access, including a little map, link to (website hidden) maps, handy phone numbers and contact details etc.
Once you've arrived and are settled I leave you to it. I have multiple methods of contact for myself and other support personnel to make sure there's always someone if theres an emergency.
Interaction with Guests
I use email primarily, and am constantly checking. I have the flat set up for smooth flow of arrival and departure with the minimum of fuss, a great system that has worked flawlessly for almost 2 years now. We may meet, we may not, but Ill make sure everything is all good for you.
Kings Cross, a great location with brilliant transport links, a cool vibe of an upcoming busy area and all the facilities you could wish for.
I trust you with my place, please look after things and treat them as your own.
I'd prefer it if you didn't smoke.
It's not really possible to squeeze more than 2 people in, the flats not set up for that, no bed etc, and it'd be a bit tight, so I kept it at 2 people only.
The apartment is in a protected Victorian building with wooden flooring throughout. The wooden floors are nice to look at and easy to clean, but they also amplify noise and can be creaky below, it's an old building ! So I ask you to please be considerate to other residents, if you could be kind enough to avoid using the washing machine late in the evening or very early in the morning, and make sure that you're not noisy late at night, that would be very much appreciated !
If you can ensure gentle movement in the flat, as sound carries through the floor. I find that bare feet is just fine, heels make some noise to the apartment below, do step gently!!
I have an agreement with the other flats that guests should maintain “quiet hours” between 10pm and 8am. I politely request that guests acknowledge their understanding of this. It’s a simle request and will keep everyone happy.
Excellent stay in a very clean and well located apartment. Mark has thought everything through and communicates well with you both before and during your stay! Would recommend to anyone stating in London!
We didn't actually meet Mark but feel we knew him by his excellent communication and his very informative printouts in regard the apartment and the surrounding area. The apartment was fantastic with everything you could need. Well done Mark. It felt like a home away from home.
Hi Lesley, Thanks for your comments. I know the entrance way needs a lick, its something I need to sort out amongst the other landlords so takes a bit of doing. Im on the case .... ! Wall clock no problem, I always have my mobile phone, or the TV on the background with the time up, but Im sure I can get one ...
Mark arranged everything perfectly, nothing was missing. Not mentioned in the description so far: Hair blower, adapter plugs (german), insider tips.
We had a great stay in the heart of London - thank you very much!
My husband and I stayed at Mark's flat for our honeymoon trip to London. It was perfect! 5 min to King's Cross/St. Pancreas station (which was awseome as we took the Eurostar from St. Pancreas to go next to Paris).
Mark was in touch with us throughout our stay and gave us great advice on which neighbourhoods we should visit based on our interests.
The kitchen was very well equipped with all the cooking utensils, dishes, pots and pans we needed, plus a few miscellaneous jams in the fridge and spices, cooking oils etc in the cupboard. With the Tesco grocery mart less than 2 blocks away, making dinners and lunches and breakfasts was a cinch and really helped us stretch our budget for our stay!
The wifi was awesome--fast and great connection. The people upstairs were a little heavy footed and played loud video games at night but they seemed to quiet down by midnight so it wasn't a problem for us at all.
The washing machine wasn't working while we were there, but Mark went above and beyond in trying to get it fixed for us--we simply washed our clothes in la Gaie Paris :)
Mark was super friendly, responded right away to our messages and emails and the whole apartment was just fantastic. Super comfy bed with super comfy sleeps--very important after long days spent on foot touring all over the city!
We would stay at Mark's place again in a heartbeat! Just give us two years to save up again Mark!
If you want to be in the heart of the city, in a decent neighbourhood (and save money on eating out for meals) this is the best flat to book. Some others may be cheaper, but given the location and all the flat's amenities, we saved money in the long run by staying at Mark's.
Thanks so much for making our trip so wonderful Mark!
Lora and Collin
Mark's flat near King's Cross was perfect. It met our criteria of being clean, cozy, and convenient to the Tube. The flat itself has everything you might need. When one or two issues arose, Mark texted me back within minutes with a resolution, and he stayed in touch throughout the visit. There's a great flat screen, printer, and tons of kitchenware. There are some nice pubs about as well as the Blue River Café for breakfast. We plan to book with Mark again next year.
Small but complete and clean apartment.
Reminded me of New York City sized living spaces albeit more kitchen facilities here.
Lots of woodpanels give intimate atmosphere that is unfortunately diminished by poor lighting arrangement.
Comfortabel bed, crips bed linnen.
Somewhat noisy both from traffic and upstairs neighbour.
Mark responds promptly and pleasantly.
About the Host, Mark
I've been a London resident for over 10 years and am lucky to have this superb flat to let out.
I work in hospitality, namely restaurants, and develop concepts & business for international clients.
Can't live without good food, Razor Clams, butter garlic & parsley please.
Wash it down with nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc, Rhone Red if we're on main course !
Very happy to sit on the sofa all day and channel surf, my flat is well kitted out for this.
Have travelled extensively, and still love to hop on a plane and go explore.
Not very good at books, but flick through huge amounts of magazines and periodicals.
As a host, I try to make sure you're all sorted out with the place, and leave you to it !
Remote contact via phone / email / sms , I never leave my comms behind !
I lived in the flat for 4 years, so kitted it out & made it comfy. Now it's yours so my stuff isn't there, but I left behind all the handy stuff, cable TV, wireless net, great sofa, super comfy bed, fully kitted kitchen with some devilish chilli sauces, dishwasher, washer dryer, printer, copier, scanner etc.
Super convenient location with all you could need on the street, all night convenience stores, bars restaurants, international transport hubs, access to the world....
Let me know how you are and how I can help, hope you enjoy the flat, it's my home when I'm in town.
Cheers - Mark