I'm a publisher, author and editor specializing in cultural heritage and environment. I've got a London (Central), large studio flat off Kensington Church Street between Kensington High Street and Notting Hill Gate tube stations.
Struan and Karina are very friendly and hepful. We couldn't expected better host! We had a wonderful time staying at the apartment. Walking distance to Mudchute (DLR) and easy access to local amenities. I would highly recommend it!
I have been in London for two months and had a wonderful time at the flat. Karina and Struan are very nice hosts, supportive and caring. The flat is located in a quiet street beteten high street kensington and notting Hill Gate- a great neighborhood! The flat has been equipped with everything i needed. In short, I am recommending this apartment.
My two teenage sons and I stayed here for a week. The apartment is in a wonderful location and within easy walking distance to two tube stations.
I would stay here again.
Great location if you plan to visit some of the South Kensington museums, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens.
Nous avons passé 2 semaines dans le studio de Struan et nous avons passé d'agréables vacances. Le studio est très bien situé, dans un quartier calme et chic de Londres, à 5mn à pied du métro et à proximité d'un grand parc.
Nous recommandons cet appartement sans complexe pour tous ceux qui veulent être au cœur de la capitale.
The location of the apartment was great, and it was good value for money. Struan was very helpful with suggestions on transport to the apartment and was flexible with check-in and check-out. Although there is a pull-out sofa for a third person, the room is on the small side and we had to move the sofa around every night to be able to open it. Overall a good stay.
I couldn't believe how charming this neighborhood was! It was a truly authentic London flat experience. We met Karina at the flat and she was very friendly and helpful in helping us settle in. We kept in communication over our stay, and she was very flexible with our needs.
The flat is small, but has everything you need. It's perfect for two or three people. Everything worked fine, the TV had cable, and the kitchen was fully stocked with cooking supplies and tea!
The location is IDEAL. Located in the heart of Kensington, the flat is only a 5 minute walk to High Street Kensington and a Circle Line stop. We felt very safe taking the Tube at night since the area is very residential and charming. We were close to all major attractions. Nothing beat walking home through Kensington Park after dinner.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a place to stay in London. If arriving by train (or by Heathrow Express), the cab from Paddington was only about 15 pounds.
Thanks Karina and Struan for providing a wonderful first stay in London!
We had a great time. The flat is in a perfect location. The hosts were helpful.
Karina & Struan Simpson were absolutely amazing hosts. They had made arrangements for everything for us, especially since I & my wife were traveling with our 2 sons aged 4 yrs & 7 months. Karina had kept some nice toys for them to play as well as a baby cot for our baby to sleep. The refrigerator was well stocked with the basic essentials. The location of the flat was perfect for us as I had my conference happening at the Olympia Exhibition Center, which was just a 15-20 mins walk away. The close proximity to the High Street Kensington tube station and many good restaurants made matters simpler. Good super markets like Whole Foods & Tesco around the corner. Holland Park is nearby, so my wife could take the kids there while I was away. Overall, a very pleasing experience. I would highly recommend Karina & Struan and would definitely stay here again.
Fine location vis a vis busses and the tube; the flat needs a microwave; fold out sofa futon a bit tired, Struan said they do plan to update soonest; Hornton street, although quite narrow, is a bit of a drag strip; nearby Holland Park to the w is a real gem and worth seeking out for morning walks; a bit scary from a fire situation b/c both the front door and the exterior metal grate door can only be opened by placing a (different) key in each lock - imagine in an emergency situation; flat has world's highest water pressure. Struan and wife checked in on us very kindly; altho basement unit, noises above not bad.
Great guest - very clean and respectful. thanks!