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**** All 5star reviews except one which was 4star ****
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**** Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square are 12min away ****
SAFE, QUIET and CLEAN apartment near Clapham North underground station.
Are you a lady traveling on your own and looking for a safe reliable place to stay in London? Are you a cozy couple looking for a romantic getaway that affords you wonderful space to be yourselves at a decent price? Or do you simply need a place with ample space to sleep up to four people AND has unlimited Wi-Fi? My flat is suitable for all of the above and when you book it there is NO sharing with people you don't know ;-)
There is a minimum booking period of 3 nights but I've left my settings to allow for 1 night bookings for occasional left overs between lengthier bookings. Cleaning is free for bookings over 6 nights!
The flat can accommodate up to 4 people (Bedroom + SofaBed in the living room).
If you key in 4 guests, airbnb will give a quote for all the 4 people. For e.g. 4 friends staying for a week in Sep 2013 would be under $50 per person per night! But if you are a couple then the price is under $150 a night for both of you! This is a very nice flat for a low price! On top of that it is even less expensive during low season months. And of-course it is more expensive during peak months of July-Aug. Please check my calendar for price!
If you want to experience living in a real London neighborhood, this is one of the best area. The local shops, pubs and cafe are great (to top it up very reasonable price cafe, shops, restaurants are around as well as pricey once too).
It is 5-7 minutes walk from the famous Clapham Common (Public Park) which is buzzing with life and local people all year round. It is the best place to spend a few summer afternoons. There are a couple of local council (government) leisure facilities which could be used on a pay as you go basis. They are usually a few £ for each use which includes gym, clean and indoor warm swimming pool, racket sports.
It is located 2 minute to underground station which can take you to central London (e.g. London Bridge, Bank, Embankment, Oxford circus and Leicester square) within 12-15 minutes. Buses and over ground trains also run frequently between my flat and all parts of London including central London. Additionally there are a couple of night buses which will bring you safely from central London if you fancy a late night out e.g. night clubs.
There are a lot of grocery stores e.g Sainsbury's, Tesco and M&S all within walking distance AND few £1 shops around (you will be surprise what you can get for a £1 in those shops:-)
Brixton (10 minutes bus 15 minutes walking) itself is a bit like a cool village within a large metropolis. It is a lively spot with many bars, restaurants, clubs, cinemas, cafes, markets and health food shops to name but a few. And if you value your food and the planet there is a great organic farmers market locally every Sunday! Brixton will give you a taste of the real London for those of you looking to go off the beaten tourist track into the local heart of this great city. If in doubt check out 'Brixton Village' market online and you will then know what I am talking about! It's even been written up in the New York Times.
Other nearby Amenities - Coin Laundromat - 2min, Pay as you go Gym and Swimming pool - 2-3min.
This would suit anyone traveling through London who wants to see a bit of authentic London life with its pubs, bars, people and local living, and have wicked access to the west end and all the sights. Basically this is where the real Londoners live!
The flat has got everything you would need during your stay in London.
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You can use everything in the flat including the closets. Please turn off lights and turn down heating when leaving for the day. We also expect the flat to stay clean throughout your stay so please spend a couple of minutes every now and then to keep it tidy. Otherwise just have fun!
We just returned from our trip to London, and staying at Amit's London Clapham apartment was perfect for us! The apartment was clean, comfortable, and exactly what we expected. There were three of us, so having the pull-out couch in the living room was great. It is not located in the center of London, but it located in the Clapham North area, which is easily accessible throughout London via the Northern line. Using the underground you get anywhere in London in about 20-30 minutes. There is also a bus station around the corner if necessary.
Amit met us at the flat, and kindly waited for us as we were a little delayed from our flight. He welcomed us warmly into the apartment, showed us around, and even left us some yummy cake. Checkout was easy -- we just left the keys on the table and locked the door behind us. Amit was also flexible without checkout time, which was convenience for us since we had a later departure.
There are also two grocery stores on the road between the flat and The Underground. This made it easy to grab some fruit and yogurt for the morning on the way home at night. There is a french press in the apartment, so you can also make a cup of coffee in the morning.
As a suggestion: if you book this place, take the underground to the Victoria station where you can grab a train to Gatwick on the Southern rail line. This was very easy for us on the way out. We accidentally took the EasyBus on the way in, which I would not recommend.
Overall, we would definitely recommend Amit and the London Clapham Apartmer - 4. Thanks for a great weekend, Amit!
Great location. Clapham High Street(CLP) overground station is just a couple of minutes away for travel to/from Gatwick airport. Or if like us you had an early morning departure from Gatwick, take the 345 bus to Clapham Junction and the train to Gatwick. Clapham North underground is also a couple of minutes away for sight seeing trips to London (the eye etc). Get a regular Oyster card.
The apartment itself is well equipped, great wifi, good sleeping arrangements that could accommodate 4 with a sofa bed in the living room. Kitchen has all the basics including pots/pans, microwave, fridge etc.
There will be some noise specially from some of the tipsy revelers that hang out late on Friday nights but I would expect that in any major city.
We had clean towels and sheets and shopped at both Sainsburys and Tesco right on Clapham High Street.
One small suggestion is to add curtains to the living room for light sleepers like myself. Amit was great to deal with and I would stay in the same apartment again!
Amit was a very polite and welcoming host. As it was my first stay in London alone, I would recommend this flat to almost anyone. It was clean and Amit ensured that I was satisfied with the place. It is just a few minutes walk to the tube and the bus stop is around the corner. Lots of restaurants and a grocery store minutes away as well. Very pleased with my stay and would stay again if needed.
The flat was nice and well kitted out, with a very convenient location.
Amit was a very kind host and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay.
Only comments would be that the flat can be quite noisy at times, with traffic noise from Clapham High Street, and the bedroom blinds don't keep the light out so the room does get bright in the early mornings (summer time)!
merci amit, appartement fidèle aux photos, hôte accueillant, facile d'accès, rapidité pour arriver au centre ville en métro, appartement très bien desservi bus, taxi , métro.
merci Peltier, for the benefit of potential guests I am taking the liberty to translate your review in English. Please let me know if I make a mistake. Hope to see you again!
"thank you amit, correct apartment pictures, welcoming host, easy to access, quick to get to the city center by metro, excellent apartment close to bus, taxi, subway."
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Amit was a helpful host, and was there to greet us and explain how everything worked when we got there. The location of his flat is perfect! Really close to tube and train stations and there are loads of great places to eat and drink, as well as supermarkets.
As his place is up quite high, there is not really any noise from the street, however, the bedroom is very bright, so if you're a sensitive sleeper, bring an eye mask. We found it cold in the apartment, (and cold in the shower) and couldn't turn the heat up, however we didn't call Amit and ask for help. He may have been able to turn it up.
Thank you for your kind words. I will have a look at the bedroom blind and change it if it is too thin. There is no need to bring an eye mask (unless you really do) as it is my responsibility :) The previous guests were feeling warm so I tuned down the heating for them. I would have obviously cranked It up if the guest have asked, although It is as simple as rotating a knob on the boiler in the kitchen :)
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Dear Traveller - First of all my motto is hospitality! It is culturally very important for me to make my guests comfortable in my apartments. Thus I usually try to provide any thing my guest might ask me during their stay. Hopefully some of my reviews would support my claim.
Secondly, I Love traveling myself so understand some of the basic needs of the travellers. I manage my properties very professionally i.e. professional cleaning and comfortable bed.
Last but not the least I love living in Clapham myself. I've been living here for the past few years therefore I can tell you where all the best bars and restaurants are.
You’ll have plenty of your own space to do your own thing and yet I’m just a call or a text message away if you need anything. I look forward to hosting you in my awesome apartments.