A ridiculously central, stylishly designed flat within 7 minutes walk of Kings Cross and St Pancras Tube and Rail stations - easy access to Paris and Brussels on the Eurostar -and five bike rental docking stations. No need for a car!
Recently described by Conde Nast Traveller as "the coolest neighbourhood in London", Kings Cross is truly amazing and constantly evolving. It still has some of the grittiness of the urban landscape, but millions spent on urban renewal, the direct link to Paris via the Eurostar from St Pancras and tons of new development in the area makes it a perfect central location to base your London experience.
Only 20 minutes walking distance to Oxford Street, Russell Square, Islington, Regent's Canal, Camden, Primrose Hill, Old Street and Shoreditch. There's literally so much to do, it's impossible to describe without knowing what you like.
This rental period can be anything from one week to six months. For longer-term, it's ideal for anyone staying in the area for a while. If you're on a sabbatical, a placement or because you're relocating to the area and need somewhere to stay before you find a more permanent place to live, this is literally the perfect place for you to stay.
It's super close to the Universities - SOAS, Central St. Martins, UCL, LSE.
It's an 11 minute walk to The Guardian and a 15 minute walk to the British Library.
The flat is on a quiet, cobbled street occasionally used by TV crews to film period dramas, in a very friendly building. It's around the corner from the Gagosian Art Gallery, with it's international shows, like Damian Hirst's dots.
Fantastic street food and local markets are around the corner too thanks to @_kerb & the brand new Granary Square. There's even a roof garden, which is a great place to watch summer fireworks or look out over the stunning view over St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye and the Shard to the south, and St. Pancras Mansion, Kings Cross and Hampstead Heath in the north.
Inside, there's wifi access and an iMac for entertainment, plus a Sonos music system. There's also a washer/dryer, a dishwasher and plenty of posh cookware and a global village of spices and ingredients from my world travels for your use in the kitchen.
As for what's going on in the area, tell me what you're interested in and I'll create a bespoke list of suggestions of what to see and what to do; I love showing people around and offering insider knowledge. Specialties include food and markets, unexpected local history and surprising walks.
I'm happy to help!
Had a great time at Aleks' apartment! Everything was clean and ready for us upon arrival. She made obtaining the keys as easy as possible. The apartment was the perfect size for two people and overall, I would definitely recommend this property.
What a delightful apartment in a fantastic location. The place was well appointed and inspiring. Mornings are greeted by a beautiful sunshine that warms the front room and motivates one with the promise of a new day. Being surrounded by books and moments from a life well lived, further the creative spirit. Aleks has provided an experience in London living that is both unique and comfortable. From the well thought out built ins and the delightful decor, one might spend the entire time indoors and enjoy every minute. Being so close to the Underground and trains to Paris and points domestic makes this location ideal for the explorer, business person and romantic. I look forward very much to my next visit. Oh by the way, Aleks is not only a wonderful host, she is a delight. 5 thumbs up, and that is just my left hand.
The flat is nice, clean and well equipped. It is situated in near small street in a silent area but in 15 minutes walk to the centre.
We really loved Aleks! She was very nice to us!
I highly recommend the place!
I had a wonderful time staying in Aleks's absolutely lovely flat in London! It really is an oasis in the middle of a busy city, a quite beautifully cozy and charming place with lots of natural light. Aleks was a wonderful host--although I didn't get a chance to meet her in person, she had everything organized for my arrival and departure and was always quick to respond if I ever had a question. Wonderful experience!
Hi Aleks! we loved stay in your flat! exellent (email hidden)easant and welcoming environment. Thank you for your kindness and for the tips. We'll indicate to our friends for sure. Thank you! In portuguese: Obrigado!
Marta e Geraldo
Fully kitted kitchen, great library, clean and very good location (for us). We were able to arrange pick up of keys with Aleks and found the place with no difficulty. Aleks provided very good written instructions and information on the apartment and the neighbourhood. She was also very accessable by email throughout our stay - very much appreciated, Aleks, thanks.
The place is funky chic with lots of neat stuff from Aleks' (presumed) travel. A fully operational imac provided plenty of entertainment at the end of our sight filled days walking the streets of London. The street is very quiet but well lit. Access is easy by elevator. Lots of shops and restaurants nearby to stock the kitchen. Tube and St Pancras are a 5-10 minute walk.
Aleks's place is everything we hoped for and more. We stayed there for one month and felt like home all that time. Aleks has a great book collection and superb kitchen, comfy bed and lovely sofa in living room to lay down after long day. Aleks is super-friendly and responded to all of our questions about apartment and places to go and see. Will definitely stay there again when coming back to London. Thanks, Aleks!
La verdad que desde el primer momento el apartamento nos parecio perfecto, en todos los sentidos, las bibliotecas llenas de libros para investigar y leer algo la cocina a la que no le falta NADA DE NADA. La zona la verdad que muy comoda lo cual ayudo en nuestra estadia ya que nunca tardamos mas de 20 o 25 minutos en llegar a cualquier parte del centro de londres.
Aleks la verdad siempre respondio mis mensajes y todo lo que necesitaba, nos quedamos con ganas de quedarnos mas tiempo ahi.
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