Central London - Homely and secure

Apartment - Private room · Longleat House, Rampayne Street, London, England SW1V2TG, United Kingdom
Your host, Phillida
25 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: a few days or more

The Space

Really, really, central in SW1, only two minutes to the Victoria Line subway, we offer a comfortable, clean double room in a warm, quite, secure flat located close to Tate Britain.

We also have a single room from September 9th to Novemebr 9th for £35 a night.

We have a pleasant courtyard garden with BBQ, which looks out on green trees in a pedestrain square. Internet, weekly cleaner, etc all inlcuded with friendly well travelled professional family.

The best thing about this place is the central location. It is so quick to get anywhere in central London from here. Guests can hear Big Ben striking from their bed!

We are very well positioned here for most London sights. it is a 20 minute walk to Trafalgar Square through St James Park, but the best way to reach most attractions is to walk along the Thames Path. I really like walking along the River, it is quick and really interesting. Vauxhall is the nearest point and it is then quite quick to walk along the Thames to Westminster and the South Bank. There is a pier at Vauxhall and at Tate Britain for boats too. One my favorites is Tate 2 Tate which goes from just round the corner at Tate Britain to Tate Modern. I think the River is a great way to see London.

Pimlico Tube is 300 meters away and is in Zone One on the Victoria Line. We are very well placed for the various airports. It is just up the Victoria Line to St. Pancres for the train to Paris or the Heathrow Express. The Gatwick express comes into Victoria which is one stop away. So it couldn't be easier for international travellers.

the Victoria Line goes straight to Green Park ( 2 stops) for Piccadilly and Oxford Circus ( 3 stops).

The buses are a 24 which goes from Pimlico to Westminster Abby , Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and ends up on Hampstead Heath! I always send guests on this for a cheap orientation to the main sights.

The No 2 bus goes straight to Selfridges!!!!!! and Oxford Street , well that's a consumer trap..........and the 36 and 436 goes to Oxford Street too.

The best though is that the no. 360 goes straight from here to the Museums ie the V & A and the Natural History Museum via Sloane Square and the Sachi Gallery.

Oh! Yes Pimlico has dozens of restaurants including some very good inexpensive ones. The 'Cask' up the road is the best local pup and has great beers on tap but there are heaps of others.

There is a terrific street market which does wonderful lunches and is especially good from Thursday to Saturday.

We (email hidden) household and I provided organic homemade muesli and homemade jam for breakfast with free range eggs decent organic coffee and let guests make there own when they feel like it. I also supply organic toiletries from ' Faith in Nature'. We may live in the city but we dont have to poison the planet.

The flat has lots of guidebooks, maps, A to Z's etc.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $565 /week
Monthly Price: $1764 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)

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  • A cracking location only a few hundred metres from Pimlico tube (email hidden) who I wish I had more time to chat to. Very friendly and welcoming and a comfortable bed. I only stayed one night but would have happlily stayed longer.

    September 2013
  • Phillida was super nice and friendly. She gave me alotta informations about London. The room was cozy and clean, I could have a toast, fruits, milk and eggs for breakfast, and used kitchen whenever I wanted. Fantastic location, very close to underground (Pimlico station), Victoria, and the river. I got a cold, she made me a magical tea for getting better every morning. Nice and safe neighborhood as well. Everything was perfect!

    한국분들께 강력추천합니다. 주인할머니 굉장히 친절하시고 아시아 여행을 많이 하셔서 이해도도 높구요, 방도 아늑하고 포근하고 깨끗한 이불, 냉장고에 있는 뭐든 꺼내 먹을 수 있었구요, 아침으로 토스트 우유 과일 등 풍성하게 제공됐어요.. 위치가 정말 좋아서 공항에서 가기도 쉽고 유로스타 갈아타러 가는 역도 가깝구요, 걸어서 템즈강 산책 10분, 빅토리아 10분, 핌리코역은 3분이면 갈 수 있었구요. 제가 감기에 걸렸었는데 아침저녁으로 차 만들어주시고 약 찾아 꺼내주시고.. 정말 친절한 분이었어요 강추합니다!

    September 2013
  • Merveilleux accueil de la part de Phillida, à 10 minutes à pied de Westminster, quartier très calme, bus et métro à côté.
    Très heureux de cette expérience.

    September 2013
  • Phillida (email hidden), she gave me great ideas and tips about what to see and do in London including things that I wouldn't have known about on my own and about things that the rail travel information offices didn't mention or know about. All the things she mention enhanced my stay and what I saw in London and my enjoyment of my holiday there.
    She is well prepared for the traveller and visitor to London and has a range of tourist-related booklets, information and maps which were SO helpful and I suggest you make use of them - invaluable. As were her hints and tips.
    Phillida was most kind in coming to pick me up at/close to Pimlico Underground/tube station when I arrived, especially as it was a hot day for London. She is also wonderful to chat with, knowledgeable, friendly and interesting and, for me, that was one of the nice things staying in a host's house - that I had someone to have a chat with, especially as I was travelling alone.
    Phillida's home in Pimlico is VERY, VERY WELL SITUATED to get around London and a bit further out by the use of PUBLIC TRANSPORT. The #24 bus goes into the City via a lot of tourist sites and at least 3 of the larger rail and bus hubs, being Charing Cross Station, Victoria Station and Tottenham Court Rd. AND IT IS A 24-HOUR A DAY, 7 DAY A WEEK SERVICE that runs very frequently. The Underground/Tube line from Pimlico station also runs frequently 7 days a week, although isn't 24 hours a day. That was fantastic.

    September 2013
  • Phillida has been very kind with us, we felt comfortable and she helped and suggested many places to visit. Every morning she prepared breakfast with fresh fruits, bread and homemaking jams, coffee and whatever you want! I suggest her place for these reasons and even for the facility by using bus and underground (it's very close!) I hope I'll come next time I'll be visiting London!

    August 2013
  • Phillida is wonderful, very kind, welcoming and helpful. Before arriving she sent us a mail with all the details on how to arrive to her home. The house is very central 2min walk from pimlico tube station, and other bus or bicycle or walk to tourists sights. We arrived in the morning by eurostar and could directly leave our bags in our room, for our departure we could also come back during the day to pick up our bags at any time, very helpful!
    The other plus is the wonderful breakfast every morning, hmmm delicious muesli, fruits, yorgurt, juice and a lot of other choices! We could help ourselves in the kitchen at any time, there was a guest refrigerator full of wonderful organic food. It was like at home. We could come in and out the house whenever we wanted, we never had the impression to disturb. We had a wonderful stay and learned a bit about Phillida's experience in New Zeland.
    The room was clean and confortable, very calm and safe neighbourhood at night. Just note that you share the bathroom, but it was never a problem for us.

    August 2013
  • I stayed 5~6 days in her house. She was very kind woman. The location is very good and I come to her home late everyday because of musical, but It's OK everyday. She give us very delicious breakfast and tell me much information to me. And the room and bathroom was also very wide. Ofcouse full wi-fi.
    I was so thanksful to her and her husband.
    I strongly recommend her house!!!
    Thanks you so much!!!

    August 2013
  • Das Zimmer ist wunderschön, die Wohnung liegt sehr zentral. Obwohl die Wohnung so zentral liegt, ist es dort sehr ruhig. Wie beschrieben, ist die Wohnung nur ein paar Minuten von der U-Bahn entfernt. Phillida hat uns tolle Tipps gegeben! Sie ist sehr gastfreundlich und zeigt einem alles. Sie hat uns sogar bis zur Bushaltestelle begleitet und uns gesagt, in welchen Bus wir einsteigen müssen.

    Für einen zentralen Aufenthalt in London genau das Richtige!

    Sollten wir noch einmal die Möglichkeit haben, London zu besuchen, würden wir gerne wieder bei Phillida wohnen!

    August 2013
  • Très agréable rencontre avec Phillida => On se sent vite "comme à la maison".
    Merci de ton accueil.
    Chambre à la literie très confortable, à deux pas de la station Pimlico. Adorable jardinet.
    Quartier calme, mais pubs, restos,... en nombre à (website hidden) passez pas à côté de chez elle... Foncez!!!

    August 2013
  • Homely and secure indeed! And a very convenient location for central London. Loved staying with Phillida - thanks for breakfast!

    July 2013
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We are a relaxed family of two older professionals with four adult children, one of whom is resident with us here in London. The others are spread around the globe from NYC to the antipodes. We have lived on four continents but now (email hidden) here in the heart of London surrounded by our books and friends. We enjoy everything about London. John walks everyday to work in Whitehall, while Phillida walks to our local market to stock up on our local goodies.
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