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Ben was the perfect host. Amazing flat in the Barbican centre. I would definitely recommend 100%.
Super cool flat with original Barbican features. Lovely views from the terrace over the gardens, and partial views of the Shard and the Gherkin in the distance.
We had a great time at Ben's place. Perfectly located and secured, his appartment is big, bright, decorated with taste and very confortable! The bed is really nice to rest too. The closest tube station is like 5min away by walk and you can go home at any time of the night thanks to the bus which drives you also 5min away from the appartment.
And among all this, I have to say that Ben is a great person, a very attentive host. We hope to have a drink with you as soon as we come back to London! xx
Ben's place in the Barbican is the epitome of cool. It's in a great location, close to the action but super-quiet at night. It is clean, comfortable and attractively designed.
We never met Ben but he was always quick to respond to our email and text and he was kind enough to leave us a lovely bottle of port and some delicious mince pies. He seems like a really nice, laid-back guy.
The apartment was exactly as described, however I do think that potential guests need to know that the shower is a bit messy - unavoidably leaking water onto the bathroom floor. This isn't a big deal (easy to clean up with the squeegee left in the bathroom for that purpose), and Ben did tell us about it before we arrived, but perhaps some people would like to know about it before they book. Also, even though the bed is quite comfortable, it is very soft (and I prefer a firmer base). This is not a complaint, just a personal preference.
Overall I would not hesitate to recommend this flat to anyone wanting a super-cool base in London (everyone we told about it was suitably impressed at the location - we felt rather cool!!!).
A great stay!
Very clean and big apartment. Location was great... close to 2 tube stations. Ben was very nice, available for any questions, and even left a nice bottle of bubbly.
Highly recommend this flat.
This was our first trip to London and our first AirBnB experience and it was a really great experience. The area is quiet, there is little traffic. The apartment is really bright and indeed very centrally located. There are some good restaurants in the surrounding area, e.g. The Iskele. The famous Fabric club is just 10 minutes walk away.
The apartment itself was very clean and there is nothing to complain about. Ben was very friendly and he always responded quickly. By the way - listen to his music! He has great songs. All in all it was a great experience and fully worth the money.
On arrival to the property Ben was very welcoming and warm hearted. He made sure we had everything we needed before leaving us to our own in the beautiful peaceful urban apartment at the Barbican.
Spacious and calming the apartment will make you relaxed in a very noisy and busy city.
Great location & great view. I'd definitely go back.