An ideal choice for the budget-conscious traveller looking for a great-value room with all the benefits of this unbelievable location right in the heart of London's West End. Read my reviews - dozens will reassure you there's no finer spot in town!
This room is perfect for one, and cosy for two, at 92 square feet / 8.1 square metres, with a small double bed (4" x 6"3, 120cm x 187cm), handmade in August 2012 by the famous British bedmaker Warren Evans. It has a floor-to-ceiling patio door that opens onto a Juliet balcony, which overlooks the alleyway. Bedding and towels from my favourite department store John Lewis. A desk with a huge mirror and dressing-room-style lights above it.
Your room has a kettle with Fairtrade-certified tea and coffee. A fan if you need it, ditto a radiator. Towels for the bathroom, toiletries, a hairdryer, and an alarm clock. A guidebook I've written to give you some ideas and get you acquainted with the neighbourhood. And of course, free and unlimited high-speed wireless internet for all of your mobile phones, laptops and tablet devices.
Your room also contains several pieces of furniture from the athletes' bedrooms at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Bought from the official sale after the games, we'll never know who used them - but it's fun to imagine who might have done!
If you need more space with an en-suite bathroom, please consider my other listing - to see it, click my name to view my profile, then at the bottom of the left column click "Luxury flat in Soho / Covent Garden".
This is my home, and the bathroom (with toilet, bath and shower) is shared with me, but your room is private, since you don't have to pass through my lounge or bedroom to get there. In general you won't have access to elsewhere in the apartment, so no kitchen or lounge access, but you'll have your own keys and can come and go as you please.
I'm very happy to help you kick off your London experience, with a walk around the neighbourhood, a beer or two perhaps, breakfast - whatever you feel like. If you want to keep yourself to yourself, that's fine too.
The location - Seven Dials, between Covent Garden and Soho and right in the heart of London's West End - absolutely cannot be beaten. Read my reviews - nearly everyone talks about the location. Guests often tell me I've undersold it, and despite what I wrote they still can't believe the location when they're here. Lots of listings claim they're central. You've found one that actually is :-)
Absolutely ideal for tourists - all of the following are within a ten minute walk: British Museum, National Gallery, Covent Garden Piazza, Soho, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the River Thames, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Carnaby Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, and all the major West End theatres.
It's bustling with life during the day, but surprisingly quiet at night - all the nearby pubs close at 11pm and the late-night clubs and bars, whilst close enough for you to easily walk home, are far enough away that there's usually little noise after midnight. Sometimes, in the dead of night, you can even hear Big Ben chiming, over a mile away. It's also very safe, both day and night.
This really is the most extraordinary place to stay - click the Street View tab above to take a look around. I've also highlighted some interesting and useful places nearby - please click the Guidebook icon above. A printout of this guidebook will also be in your room when you arrive, to give you some ideas and get you acquainted with the neighbourhood.
You're within a couple of minutes' walk of both Leicester Square and Covent Garden Underground stations - but if you stay here, you probably won't use "the tube" much - you're right in the thick of it all and can walk everywhere!
When you book, you'll receive an automated email with detailed arrival instructions from all London airports and by Eurostar. Any questions, please ask.
I'm a vegetarian and I request that you don't bring meat or fish products into the apartment; furthermore, fur is expressly forbidden. There are dozens of cafés nearby catering to all palates and budgets.
It's thanks to Airbnbers like you that in 2013 I was able to afford an amazing new boiler, with heating on-demand so the hot water never runs out. It's situated in this bedroom, since gas boilers these days must be directly connected to an external vent. It's about as modern and quiet as it's possible for a boiler to be, but you will hear it clicking into life sometimes.
I'm gay, but very straight-friendly :-) I'm a nice guy and I'm happy to help you in any way I can to make your stay more enjoyable. I've lived in central London most of my adult life and I'm happy to advise on things to see and do. I've created a whirlwind two-hour circular walking tour covering many of the major sights that I can send you on (or perhaps even join you on) - first-time visitors to London usually love it. And it certainly doesn't take much to persuade me to join you in the pub!
Kenny's place is awesome and cozy. It's very close to all the landmarks and super convenient in terms of food, bars/pubs and shops.
Even though I did not get to meet Kenny, he was super responsive. The room was clean and had everything I need for my stay. The WIFI was a bit slow near the desk area (I was using Facetime and watching youtube), but not a big problem.
I will definitely stay at Kenny's place next time I travel to London. So if you decide to stay here, please keep it clean!!
Great location, easy access to tube stations, and many attractions are within walking distance. Chic and trendy shops, café and restaurants around, while ladies can enjoy shopping and the gents can sit down, relax and have a cup of nice coffee. Kenny's being helpful and friendly. The guidebook he prepared was cool and very useful. (I tried the avocado wrap, lovely!!!) Would like to come back next time for holidays!
Great neighborhood, great space, great host: THANK YOU KENNY :-) for a great time.
Perfect Location. So close to everywhere : the center of the city center. Bars, pubs, restaurants, Tube... by walk, by train, we couldn't find a better place to stay during 2 days. Great experience, Kenny was very welcoming. We shared a beer together and he was very helpful and patient with us.
However, we have to say that the room was a bit noisy - hot water and street... because of its perfect location !
Thank you for all Kenny.
Kenny is a fantastic host, very quick responses, and his place couldn't be in a better location. After 6 years away from London, Kenny's flat was the perfect place to call home (even if only for a weekend). I highly recommend staying here, and will be sure to see if it is available on my next trip to the city.
We spent 4 days at Kenny's and it was really great.He's really friendly , funny and helpful for every little concerns we had.We shared a beer with him on our first day and it was really cool ! Also his place is really clean , cosy and quiet and the location in London is just PERFECT !
Location, location, location! This was quite possibly the best one in the whole of London. Absolutely perfect! Everything that you could possibly wish for was in very close walking distance: restaurants, pubs, cafes, coffee bars, wine bars, theatres, shops, boutiques, massage places, all the top tourist spots, including Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Soho, Shaftesbury Road, the list is endless. We barely even used the Tube as walking around London from Seven Dials was easy and very pleasant.
Well situated right in the middle of London ....easy walk to Trafalgar Square and has many restaurants around it....we couldn't meet with Kenny as he was away but he was always in touch, caring and very helpful. Thank you Kenny.
Kenny is an excellent host and did a great job in making sure I had a superb London stay. His place is in an great location with easy access to all activities. I would definitely stay here again.
Had a delightful stay at Kenny's place. The room was comfy and warm and the bed great. The location is unbelievable - I was always home before I knew it. Bathroom nice and clean. Brilliant London base.
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