2 bedroom, grand central vista.

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Princess Street, London, SE1 6JS, United Kingdom

Spacious and light 10th floor flat in zone 1. Totally refurbished in 2013, lots of character, comfort. Full self catering facilities. Views across central London. Welcoming owners live next door and will help with any needs.

The Space

You are welcome to stay in our guest flat, with two double rooms, living room, kitchen,bathroom and separate loo on the 10th floor in Zone 1 central London SE1 postcode. The light spacious flat offers wonderful views of central London in both directions, towards Westminster from your bedroom and towards The Shard from the living room. The flat has been entirely refurbished, decorated and furnished in 2013 by us.

Elephant & Castle Underground (Bakerloo & Northern Line) is directly opposite. This currently our guest flat, we are next door in the same block and will be available to pop in and service the flat for you and try to answer any questions about your stay in London - we love giving advice.

An architecturally commended high rise residential block built in 1970 at the heart of London's Zone 1 dynamic Elephant & Castle district. Your flat is split over five floors upside down! By which we mean on the 10th floor there's your entrance hall, stairs down to 9.5th floor for kitchen and living room, 9th loo and bathroom 8.5th bedrooms and 8th floor fire exit lobby) providing a spacious and characterful layout with spectacular views both east and west.

Husband and wife Richard and Lyla have lived here for seven years and totally refurbished the flat to a high quality with a range of vintage restored furnishings and decorations. Free wifi.

Double bedrooms in spacious maisonette with a panoramic view facing west towards epic sunsets. Double beds, one wrought Iron Victorian with new pocket sprung mattress and one 1930s walnut veneer with new memory foam mattress with pillows and duvet (sheets and blankets if you prefer). Carpeted with wardrobe for storage. Bathroom / shower room - cotton towels provided.

Occasionally we have our own guests to stay in one room. On these occasions we mark this property listing as unavailable and instead rent out one bedroom for Airbnb guests, which we list here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/889540. View more Airbnb verified photos of this property at this listing.

Simple breakfast of tea, coffee, cereal, toast, spreads provided by hosts self service. Fully equipped kitchen where you are welcome to cook and use the washing machine.

You will be staying 10 floors above a bustling central London district with lots of facilities very near by, shops, pharmacy, cafes. Transport connections are great. We have London's new Bike Hire scheme opposite the building and a Cycle Superhighway passing us. For WALKERS you are:
5 mins from Imperial War Museum, London South Bank University.
10 mins from The Old Vic Theatre, Young Vic Theatre.
15 mins from Waterloo Station, Borough Market food lovers paradise.
20 mins from renowned Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe theatre, National Theatre, iMax Cinema, Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, Hayward Gallery, Sea Life London Aquarium, The Garden Museum.
25 mins from Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Monument.
Of course all these places are much closer if you hop on a bus, bike, taxi or tube.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $52 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $416
Cleaning Fee: $52
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a great time @ Lyla & Richard. The appartment is spread over 3 levels.... very cool :)
    It's easy to access all the regular tourism site from the subway across the street, so very convenient :)
    The flat is clean, super sunny in the living room when you get up. You don't like the sun... stay in the bedroom downstairs :)

    April 2014
  • Very central, tube across the road which was easy to navigate. Clean, warm, comfortable apartment that was well equipped. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in central London

    April 2014
  • It's a nice appartment. Great space, it's near all the hotspots of London. I had a great time with my dad.

    March 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at this nice and airy apartment. We had everything we needed and felt at home at once. The tube is very close by, which is convenient. Because of the loaction some noise was to be expected, but it didn't prevend us from having a good night sleep ;-)
    Layla was very helpful. We will recommend this place to friends and family.

    March 2014
  • I really enjoyed staying in this apartment. It's very clean and the building is very secure. It's right next to a bus stop and the tube so you can get around very easily. Lyla was very helpful and responded to our needs quickly.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Lyla and Richard's flat for few days and enjoyed it very much.
    The flat is very well located, beautifuly designed, clean and pleasant to stay.

    February 2014
  • I had a wonderful time staying at Layla & Richard's . Their flat is located just opposite the tube station and it's a very nice apartment . The house is equipped with all necessary appliances what you need to live during your stay . Layla has been very nice and helpful throughout our stay . I would definitely come back and stay at their property when I'm in London again . What I like about their home is the location as it is literally close to all the major places in central London .

    February 2014
  • It's been a great stay, central location, cool flat and very nice hosts.

    January 2014
  • The apartment was exactly what my family and I wanted during our short stay in London. Neat, tidy and easy to get to via public transport. Would happily stay there again. Thanks Lyla and Richard.

    December 2013
  • Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour à Londres chez Lyla et Richard.
    Appartement très bien situé et décoré avec goût. Superbe vue panoramique de Londres grâce aux larges baies vitrées (même dans les chambres).
    Quartier agréable et très pratique, avec le métro juste en face de l'immeuble.
    Richard est un hôte charmant et très attentionné. Dommage que nous n'ayons pas rencontré Lyla et que nous n'ayons pas pu dire au revoir à Richard à notre départ!

    December 2013
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Lyla and Richard Reynolds are husband and wife residents and hosts. Their high rise home reflects their passions for cooking, music, gardening, art and the recent past. Lyla works for TRAID and Richard has a number of activities which you can learn more about at his website GoodatMagic We have used Airbnb when traveling around Europe and have been hosting guests since January 2013.
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