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The apartment has been designed to guarantee a comfortable stay in the city of London experiencing the daily London Life while being in the centre of London, enjoying the cafes, pubs and restaurants and food markets
HI - We have just finished refurbishing this newly converted 1 bedroom apartment and we look forward to start hosting you in this perfectly located central London flat which benefits of being located within the city of London with just a very brief walk from three of the main underground stations and just a short cab ride ( 10 Min ) from Kings Cross/ St Pancras rail station.
The apartment is just a few minutes away from three main underground stations( Old street, Farringdon and Barbican ) not to mention all the London Buses that will take you to Oxford Street , Tottenham Court road etc with all the bus stops just across the street ) and if walking is your thing then you are just a short walk to St Paul's Cathedral , Millennium bridge , Tate Modern and the cultural hub for London - Barbican Centre
If you are feeling fit for a 35 MIN walk then you can stroll all the way to Oxford street with great ease as its practically just a straight road heading west.
The apartment has been designed to guarantee a comfortable stay in the city of London experiencing the daily London Life while being in the centre of London, enjoying the cafes, pubs and restaurants and food markets that are carefully placed between all the designer furniture shops, architect design shops and the quirky independent shops.
The apartment greets you immediately with is decor and attention to detail giving you the warm , safe and cosy feeling you are used to when you are in your own home making your choice to stay in our apartment feel like you have never left the comfort of your own home
We have designed the apartment to accommodate 4 people ( 2 couples )
the sleeping arrangement is 2 people ( 1 couple ) in the private bedroom on a comfy double bed with semi orthopaedic mattress and an other 2 people ( 1 couple ) on the double comfy sofa bed ) - all bed linen, pillows and towels are supplied at no further cost and if you are travelling with a baby we also supply a cot and high chair at no other cost either
The apartment is comfortably situated amongst some of the best restaurants and coffee shops , pubs and bistros. Most of them either listed on the michelin guide or run by some of the UK's leading chefs such as Gordon Ramsey, Raymond Blanc and Jamie Oliver. But taking no merit off the other well established great eateries such as St Johns Restaurant , Thai Thai restaurant , Modern Pantry and so many others to choose from ... don't worry about all these recommendations as we will send an info / welcome pack when you place a reservation to make sure you get to absorb the best of your surroundings when you will be staying in London in our apartment
Please have a look at some of the pics and will be uploading some more as we get some more pics taken
Thanks for choosing our apartment and we look forward to your requests
HI -I have just finished refurbishing this newly converted 1 bedroom apartment and we look forward to start hosting you in this perfectly located central London flat which benefits of being located within the city of London with just a very brief walk from three of the main underground stations and just a short cab ride ( 10 Min ) from Kings Cross/ St Pancras rail station.
An London based artist friend of mine co founder of Le Gun ( illustrators collaborative ) Chris Bianchi has kindly supplied some of his artworks to be hung in the apartment complementing the London modern urban design - hope you enjoy and please look him up
I hope you like the apartment enough to want to live in it and I look forward to posting up some of my next projects in refurbishing other London properties
Our house rules are based on respect to others and common sense
We trust you will look after our apartment like it where your own home , you are kindly asked not to smoke in the apartment and no parties are allowed in the apartment as we would like to respect the other tenants within the building by being considerate when it comes to noise levels - The norm is to not be loud after 11pm
Please ensure that the apartment door is locked when you leave and that you enjoy yourself as much as you can when you are in London
I stayed in marks flat for 3 nights, perfect location only about 10 minute or less walk from old street station. Nice little cafes and restaurants around. His communication was great always replying to my requests and was able to help me with dropping my bags to the room earlier which was a good help.
Everything was really great! The apartment looks just like in the pictures. Everything is well decorated, and it makes you feel at home. The host is so efficient that on his instructions e-mails had already everything that you might ask, all the questions already answered. The location is really great, taking the bus you are a few minutes from a lot of nice places of London.
Nice little flat, clean, tidy, had everything we needed and in a good location. Perfect for two people but any others have to sleep on the sofa which faces a very busy and noisy road. We didn't meet the host. Checking in was OK with a bit of common sense but checking out was not as easy as described, the electronic lock went a bit temperamental, we couldn't lock the door from the outside without the key and ended up leaving it unlocked.
Check in information was very clear and thorough. The flat and linens were clean and the apartment is in a good location, convenient to downtown London. We needed a few things while we were there and Mark responded promptly and delivered everything that we needed in a timely fashion.
The only negative that I would say is that the furnishing are a bit tired. The futon, which constitutes both the couch and second bed, is sagging quite a bit so when you're sitting on it or laying on it while it's closed, you are pitched forward and feel like you're going to roll off. With a little bit of money invested to update things, the flat would be a real winner!
We very much enjoyed our stay in the flat and found everything as described. The flat is very well located within easy reach of the city via tube (Barbican or Angel) and bus. It is an interesting neighbourhood with good facilities.
We had a very good first experience with airbnb. Mark was wonderful. He was in constant contact with us. He made us feel very welcome. He gave us a ton of information i.e. tube information, maps, places to eat, things to do etc. Everything was nearby and convenient. We were able to walk to St. Paul's Cathedral (about a 10 min walk), and from there we caught a tour bus which took us to all the main sites we wanted to see. The flat was perfect for our needs. Plenty of room for the 4 of us ( 2 kids, age 10 and 17). Some street noise in the am but the kids weren't bothered by it, they were knackered after a days excursion ( they slept on sofa bed in living area). Flat was clean, airy, and nice view. Loved it has multi coffee shops in the area, and lots of eating establishments. Would definitely recommend this place, it was a great experience for us.
Mark sent us excellent instructions about how to get into the apartment. The apartment itself is more run down than it appears in the pictures though it is definitely bright. The bathroom was very clean. The bed linen and towels were spotless. It is a fairly long walk to the Barbican underground station.
The big drawback was that there was a terrific stench (like sewage?) next to the dining area which would come and go so we were unable to sit there. That really made the stay difficult.
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