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
Mark's place was perfect for myself and my colleague working away from home. It was clean and functional without being too fussy. Access to the building was not as described but common sense prevailed (its the top key safe). Once inside everything was as it should be. The flat is small and the kitchen limited but was not an issue. The area is great, just a short walk to Angel tube and plenty of places to eat and drink.
Information & communication at the time of booking was professional & informative.
Followed instructions & obtaining key & entry to the property was straight forward & easy. We are a family of two adults & two children & booked this as an alternative to all staying in one hotel room. The apartments is on the small side but worked well to give us a little privacy between the four of us. Apartment was very clean & well presented. Bedding & towels were well laundered & spotless. We had the space & services we needed for a short stay & the location worked well as we were a short walk from Sadlers Wells Theatre which is where we needed to be. The shops immediately below the property were quiet & caused no disturbance & sell all sundries you may need. Absolutely no complaints.
Uns hat es sehr gefallen. Es ist ein Bus vor der Tür, den wir aber garnicht genutzt haben, da die Ubahnstation auch garnicht so weit weg ist. Ein 10min Spaziergang.
Es war alles sauber, die Zimmer waren wie auf den Fotos abgebildet und wie hier beschrieben. Wir waren zu viert dort, es waren genug Handtücher für alle da.
Das einzige was ein bisschen gestört hat sind die Fenster im Wohnzimmer, die sind glaub ich nicht ganz dicht. Aber da es nicht so kalt war wo wir dort waren, war das eher ein kleiner Mangel.
Stayed here for 1 night as I was attending an event in Islington. The apartment was less than a 10 minute walk from Angel underground station. Mark was very helpful and answered his phone without any issue when retrieving the keys. The place was as listed, clean and well presented with fresh towels etc. Would happily stay here again if the need came up.
Déjà la documentation pour obtenir les clés ne correspond pas, donc une petite incertitude en arrivant...
Ensuite le second couchage était cassé, impossible de dormir à deux dessus, l'une des deux personnes étant obligées de dormir quasi par terre.
Il y a plusieurs appartements à louer dans l'immeuble, la premiere nuit l'un l'a été pour servir de discothèque. Résultat, des hurlements (sisi...) jusqu'à 4h du matin.
Le savon pour se laver les main dans la salle de bain quasi inexistant.
Sans parler de "l'expérience airbnb" qui sert juste ici de site de location banale car nous n'avons pas vu notre hôte, et qui quand je lui ai posé des questions avant notre voyage m'a juste promis un mail générique (sans doute automatique) pour nous guider à l'appart et comment y entrer (où la documentation ne correspondait pas pour récupérer la clé).
Bref nous ne reviendrons pas et c'est dommage car l'appartement est très bien placé.
Thank you for your honest feedback and sorry to hear you have not had the experience you where expecting.
Unfortunately as you well mentioned one of our 2 bed apartments was hijacked during the dates of your stay by an other AIRBNB GUEST who has disregarded the house rules and has used the property for a party of which has left us with extensive damage. Airbnb are on the case and the guest who has caused this inconvenience has been now banned from the airbnb community and other legal prosecutions are following too.
I am so sorry this has been of such a disturbance to you and we work very hard and depend on airbnb to stream their guests before we are able to accept their booking.
As mentioned upon your booking acceptance all properties we own are operated on a self check out / in and we will not be present at the property ,We have taken note of all your feedback and will update the locks image on the check in sheet we send out but in principle all key locks operate on the same operation of aligning 4 digits which I am sure you where able to work out despite the different brand of a key box - we changed the key boxes only recently as the previous locks where getting jammed and causing an inconvenience to the guests upon self check in.
The contracted housekeeping have been informed too about the hand soap which has not been re filled and and again I apologise on their behalf as these are one of the times that are on their check list of which it seems they have missed.
I do sincerely hope you would re consider and re try us again when visiting London as we would like to offer you a reduction on your next booking if you choose to book again with us.
Great place, exactly what I was looking for. Quaint little flat in a great area of central London. Mark provided me pretty much everything I could ever need upfront, including a complete overview of what was in the neighborhood (cafe locations, bars, restaurants, transportation). Would stay again!
I had a really poor experience.
Although there was eventually some assistance given after calling the support number 15 times, an email seemed to work. But at 8.30pm in the centre of London, with an inaccurate postcode, it wasn't enough.
To kickstart, the PDF entry instructions were for a completely different door and key safe - I fortunately used my intuition and painstakingly swivelling the numbers into all three (half secure) manual key safes close by, finally releasing the building key on my final attempt.
Yet - the key did not open the building door - I spent the best part of 15 minutes trying to enter - later being told there is a 'knack' to it - as if that would suddenly gave me the door opening / key turning master skills I was so lacking in my person.
Eventually being buzzed in via another resident - I then had another job - tackling the digital door system - there was a lack of instruction again, but I finally gained access after a series of attempts.
The flat itself was a little grubby, but had the amenities I needed for the one night stay. There was no toilet paper provided and not even a pint of milk to make a cup of tea. I'd say it could be much more welcoming for the price paid for an evening stay.
Needless to say, I left for the evening to find more welcoming accommodation in the form of a local pub.
I'd not stay here again - I was thoroughly disappointed with the way my stay begun and would warn others of the poor standard of accommodation provided. I appreciate this is my opinion, but I am very open minded when staying somewhere new, my first poor review in years.
Thank you for your comments although it is not a favourable one.
I am sorry to learn about your experience and since your stay we have looked into our housekeeping contract with the company Viva Services we where using and have chosen to move on and find a better company that can assure the standards we like to offer to our guests (* as you can see in the feedback from other guests the majority if not all have positive experience with us )
We now enjoy the good service from a new housekeeping company and we are already enjoying again the good feedback as we are used to having.
We hope we can host you again to make up for your experience and please contact me directly in order to enable me to offer you a healthy reduction hoping your next comments for your stay will be of a great improvement
Best regards David and we hope to see you back for a second chance.
P.S - the locks have now been replaced and entering the property is no longer an issue so no Knack is required :P
Thank you for your feedback as it is what keeps us alert to always improve our service
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