About this listing
This is a lovely family home with a great location in West Kensington. It is within walking distance of three tube stations and with great bus routes going to all over London. It is a vibrant area with a great array of restaurants and shops too.
This is a very comfortable and spacious home in Central London. The street is an English Heritage listed, grade II street from 1893. So, you will have the experience of staying in a real old London area.
The flat has large spacious rooms throughout and it's interesting in every corner. This Edwardian house has preserved its stained windows up the staircase giving a beautiful light throughout. The kitchen is a great place to eat with the whole family around the round table. There is a separate and beautiful living room which will give the group more space without being one on top of the other.
There are three very large double bedrooms with king size beds and a single bedroom with a raised bed where another bed can be added. One of the king size beds can be split in two. All the beds are very comfortable and dressed with professionally cleaned and ironed linen.
As head of your party you will be able to enjoy the most luxurious and amazingly comfortable bed in the master bedroom. A bed fit for a King and a Queen!
All beds are comfortable and dressed in nice freshly ironed linen. The inflatable beds (when required) are top of the range and blow to full size beds and not just the mattress so they are really comfortable and can easily be adjusted to firmness preference.
There are two whole bathrooms with showers, a separate toilet, a huge fully equiped kitchen, TV, a fast and reliable wireless internet connection, a lovely living room, utility room and terrace.
Washer and dryer are available. There is also a dishwasher in the kitchen. Two hair dryers for you to use and towels and linen provided.
There is also a cot available for babies under 1 years old.
I usually set a double bed in the living room when required.
The terrace is a nice place to relax and have a drink or coffee during the summer. There you can enjoy the architecture of this lovely listed and quiet street.
The flat has excellent transport services: West Kensington station is only 3 minutes walk, Barons Court Station and Olympia station are 5 and 7 mins walk respectively. The overground from Olympia will take you to North and East London within an hour. You can go to the next station, Shepherd's Bush, in order to take the Central Line and go to Westfield Shopping Mall which is next to the station.
This is a great location if you happen to come to Olympia Exhibition Hall for work.
From West Kensington station you can take the District Line. Then, from Barons Court Station you can take the Piccadilly and District Line too. I normally go to West Kensington and then take the train in either direction to Barons Court or Earls Court to take the Picadilly line.
From Olympia you can take many buses going to different parts of London. Buses (phone number hidden), C1 and 49. Hop on the 9 bus and you'll get to Trafalgar Square within 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic. Buses are a great way to get to know the city. 27 and 28 buses take you to Notting Hill where the Portobello Market is. 27 goes all the way to Camden Market. Number 10 takes you Marble Arch to Oxford Street and King Cross Station.
49 and C1 go to Chelsea and Battersea and then to Shepherd's Bush in the other direction.
We are near the High St Kensington, Holland Park, and The Royal Albert Hall. All the museums in South Kensington are just a few minutes on the tube or bus, walking or cycling are great alternatives. Holland Park is around the corner with open air opera during the summer, a great place to jog and take the children for a play in the sandpit or playground.
During the summer, from mid June to September, The Proms are on at the Royal Albert Hall. They are so much fun and a very London Experience to have. For £5 you can go into this gorgeous hall and listen to a World Class musicians and performers every single day, sometimes twice a day. It's just an 8 minutes bus ride from Olympia and a nice vibrant and colourful 20 minutes walk through High Street Kensington. Once you finish Proming at 10.00 pm walk for a few minutes and have a delicious cheap and cheerful chinese meal at Stick and Bowl in High St Ken, before heading home.
You can walk through one of the most beautiful residential areas in London and get to Notting Hill and Portobello Market.
Piccadilly and Soho, Trafalgar Square with all the Galleries are just a 25-30 mins bus ride too. The flat is just in an excellent location.
The area is safe and quiet during the night. Although within a couple of minutes you will be able to find a great choice of shops and restaurants.
I will leave a manual with all the information you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. I will also leave enough food for the first breakfast so you don't have to run to the shops for juice, milk, eggs, bread, or cereals.
There is a strict no smoking policy in the house.
There is also a no shoe policy in order to keep the carpets as clean as possible. So please bring slippers or non-slip socks.
The deposit is withheld in case of any breakage and will be returned within three days of leaving.
I endeavor for my guests to be happy and comfortable. I will help you as much as I can to make your London stay really memorable.
You will have the whole flat for yourselves. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a separated toilet, a fully equipped and extra large kitchen, a separate living room with access to a lovely terrace and a utility room with a washing machine and a dryer.
Please don't make use of personal items such as cosmetics, clothing and food stuff. If you do use up something in the kitchen, I would appreciate you replace it.
Interaction with Guests
Most of the time I will be on your arrival and I will be contactable through email and my mobile in case you need my help or advise. I will take you around the area and brief you about the house as you come in. Then, if time permits, I will come and say good bye.
The neighbourhood is safe and the house is tucked in a quiet street, yet also central and a good selection of shops, tube stations and restaurants and local ammenities within a walking distance and a short bus or train ride if you prefer.
Three tube and train stations within 3, 5 and 7 minutes walk, giving you a great selection of transport to get you around London and out of London. 30 minutes from Heathrow Airport and 1.15 hour from Gatwick and 10 minutes from Victoria Station. Lots of bus routes taking you through the wonderful and smart Kensington area to the very centre of town within 20 minutes. The rides themselves will be a joy to look at.
Other Things to Note
If you require an early check in or late check out a charge of an extra day may be applied as I won't be able to take any other bookings for that reason.
No one night stays, Please. The house is not suitable for loud parties.
I may consider a two night stay.
Please enquire about it.
A strict non smoking policy in the house!
Please take your shoes off at the entrance of the house. Bring slippers or non-slip socks if wanted.
Please make sure children behave well and be safe as there are windows in the top floors.
Please make sure they have clean hands and keep the place clean by not eating or chewing gum in the living room and bedrooms. If they are likely to wet the bed, please place a water repellant mat or let me know so I can place a special cover too.
Let them know that we have neighbours underneath and that they should not run or jump around the flat.
No loud parties as this is a quiet neighbourhood. Strictly, no smoking in the house. Be mindful as you come in and make sure the doors are shut properly.
If you read any of the books or watch dvd's which belong to the house, please make sure to return it where you found it and place the dvd in the right box too.
Turn the lights off as you leave rooms and switch off electric appliances when no in use.
Be thoughtful of water wastage.
No overnight visitors.
I will need an ID from you upon arrival. This can be a passport or a UK driver's license.
I would appreciate if you refrain from using any of my cosmetics and item of personal use.
Please replace anything that you used up in the kitchen, such as sauces, oil, coffee, tins, rice or any other food stuff or condiments I had not bought for your use.