Hello! Boutique Chic is available for longer lets only (3 weeks or more).
Your own pad close to the South Bank, Borough Market, Tate Modern and The Shard - with excellent transport to the financial centre and West End.
Want to stay somewhere just minutes to Borough Market, Tate Modern, St Paul's, Shakespeare's Globe and the city's cultural hub at the South Bank? No sweat! All of these are on the doorstep, plus excellent public transport connections (Borough Tube 5 mins, Southwark Tube 7 mins) to the rest of the capital. It's less than 15 mins to Piccadilly Circus, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, St Paul's, the British Museum and all that!
The apartment is ranged over 3 floors with kitchen/diner on the 1st, master bedroom & bathroom on the 2nd and bedroom-cum-study (sleeps two on a sofabed and a further single sofabed) and roof terrace on the top. We like mid-century furniture, and the overall look is spacious and clean (though normal wear and tear on the paintwork!) with a few feature items. All mod cons.
So come, stay in style and experience the best of cultural and gastronomic London on the doorstep.
NB We won't be staying when you are, and nor will our small short-haired dog.
Use the place as your own.
Interaction with Guests
We'll welcome you, answer any questions you have and then leave you to enjoy your stay. Of course you'll have our numbers in case you need to call.
Dive into history, culture, art, food and architecture right on the doorstep. Even though it's right in the heart of London, Borough is a quiet, easygoing area.
You're spoiled for transport - there are 3 underground stations within easy walking distance!
Southwark tube - Jubilee line
Borough tube - Northern line
Elephant and Castle tube - Bakerloo line
You've also got quick access to Waterloo and London Bridge on foot and Liverpool Street by direct bus (route 344).
The main thing is to enjoy yourself!
If something unexpected happens or you need something that most households have (and can't find it), please don't hesitate to call us straight away. We'll be happy to help.
The only truly vital rule is not to lock yourselves out! And to leave the keys when you check out.
Our family of 3 enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Holiday at Kieron and Jo's apartment. The apartment is exactly as it appears in the photos provided on the site. The beds are very comfortable and our teenage daughter loved having the third floor all to herself!
Communication and responses from Kieron were excellent before and after the booking.
We really liked the location of the apartment, both for the fact that it was quiet at night for sleeping, but with easy walking access to many sites,activities and amenities, as well as to several subway stations.
It is easy to prepare meals at the apartment since it is so well equipped including all your spices, and basic condiments.
Our favourite sites within an easy 10 minute walk included: The Southwark Cathedral (The Christmas morning Choral Eucharist was wonderful, but it is worth a visit just for the architecture and design), Borough Market (take in the sites and sounds and do your shopping), the Globe Theatre (even if no plays are on, the museum and tour are a must!).
If you are planning a visit, avoid the business of Leicester Square, and take in a play at the Old Vic Theatre - just over a 10 minute walk away - it features some of the best plays/actors available and is the oldest working theatre in London.
One feature that we loved was the BBC digital radios throughout the apartment. We are public radio buffs, so for us this was particularly nice.
We would love to return to this apartment during another visit to London, and would not hesitate to recommend it to your friends.
You couldn't ask for a better host or a better apartment. Communication with Keiron was wonderful and he was always super helpful and very kind. The apartment is in a very handy location and is just as described in the listing. It was very clean and comfortable. I definitely recommend it and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Everything perfect! Thank you Kieron, I hope to see you as soon as possible.
Our stay in Kieron and Jo's awesome flat made our second month in London so much more special than we had ever imagined. As we were in London for work we felt as though we'd jumped right back into our life in London 6 years ago which was awesome - and it was completely down to our stay in this amazing flat.
We had a lovely welcome from Kieron who showed us around and explained everything before he left and it really felt like a home away from home.
The kitchen was stocked with absolutely everything we could have asked for so we were able to have friends over for dinner and cook (they have a great collection of recipe books!) and we even did some baking! We really loved the retro radios too and found ourselves listening to them constantly.
The bathroom was gorgeous and the free standing bath was an amazing treat in a London flat. All of the towels and bedding provided were also great. The bed was also super comfy. We didn't use the upstairs living room as much as we thought we would - although it was cool space and nice to have for an option to watch TV and hang out in. Having the sofa bed / couch was perfect as we had extra guests a couple of nights so we stuck them up there to sleep which worked out well.
One of the best things about this flat is the location. We were working in Farringdon so were able to walk into work each day which was lovely and much more chilled than having to take tubes and buses. Walking down to the river or along to SouthBank only took 10 - 15 mins so we found ourselves wandering a lot on the weekends and evenings. When we did take buses and tubes the options were always convenient - Southwark and Borough tubes are both close to walk to.
Restaurant wise there was heaps of great places close by - we ate Japanese, Italian, Argentinian, Mexican, Latin American - along with trying out a few of the local pubs too, all of which were great. Borough Market is only a 5 min walk so we loved spending time there on the 2 Saturday's we were free. There are some amazing food stalls, cafes and restaurants in the market and you'd need a year at least to get through them all!
When we ate at home we shopped in the local Co-op or M&S both of which had everything we needed and were really well stocked.
I could go on and on about how cool our stay at Kieron and Jo's place was but I'm about to run out of words! So I'll just say we can't recommend it enough! For anyone visiting London that wants to experience London living at it's absolute best - this cool, quirky and unique flat is absolutely perfect!
Thanks Kieron and Jo!
Wonderful apt close to everything! Spacious, updated, quiet, well appointed and just perfect for our needs. Just like the pictures! Kieron met us there, showed us how everything worked, a very gracious host. If we ever get back to London would love to stay here again.
Kieron's apartment was really comfortable for the four of us and convenient for our 6 days trip into London centre. The apartment was clean and safe, and had all the necessities to make our stay comfortable. The flat is nicely decorated (just as depicted in the photos), the atmosphere is resful and the terrace is pleasant and well exposed provided that the sun shines!
We met Kieron and his friend for just 15-20 minutes when we arrived, they were really kind and informative in helping explain about the apartment, its facilities, the surrounding area and how getting into different places in London. With two supermarkets (which are open very late) less than five minutes walk away from the apartment, a park just behind the flat, and different underground/buses stations not far away, it is really a good place for anyone who wants to be close to the centre of town. The district is quite, you can come back late in the evening without any trouble. This apartment is an excellent place to use as a base. Thanks Kieron for helping make our trip to London an enjoyable one, all our family thanks you and your friend!!
We just returned from 20 days at Boutique Chic. The flat was great for our needs (2 adults, a teenager, and a toddler), and the layout of the rooms across 3 floors felt as if we had plenty of space. The location can't be beat -- close to the tube for easy access to the rest of London but also within walking distance of museums, shops, and the south bank area. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Web editor, amateur writer, photographer, theatre-goer and general enthusiast for everything! I love London, and having lived all over the city I can't imagine a better place than Borough to base myself if I was visiting for pleasure, on a work trip or wanted to hook up with friends.