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Modern 1 Bed, Sleeps 1-5, V Centre Of London-Covent Garden/Soho

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Stylish Accommodation With Many Of London's Sights Just A Short Stroll

Summary:

* Bright, comfortable 1-bedroom apartment

* Unbeatable location, v centre of London

* Sleeps 1-5

* Quiet—sleep not disturbed by sirens etc

* Parking

* Minimum stay 3 nights, unless shorter stay fills vacancy

Details:

* Polished granite breakfast bar seats 5

* Fully equipped kitchen: fridge, freezer, dishwasher, induction hob/stove, oven, microwave, toaster, breadmaker, cooking utensils

* Good quality cutlery/silverware, plates, glasses

* Designer bathroom: toilet, shower, large tub, underfloor heating

* Clothes washer and dryer

* Carpeted underfloor heating

* Free wifi (normally 12Mbit/sec download, 1 Mbit/sec upload).

* Additional bedding: sofa converts to king sized bed; air bed

* 31" flat screen TV, large number of channels

* 27” high res computer monitor, HP Photosmart 5515 printer/copier/scanner

* Trouser press, iron, ironing board

* Optional on-premises parking, £40/day

* V quiet. Extremely unusual in London centre, no noise from sirens etc, can sleep with windows open

Location:

* V centre of London, everything easy walking distance

* Covent Garden piazza, Soho’s lively Old Compton Street at doorstep, teeming with people 24x7

* Short walk to many sights, eg Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, River Thames, Southbank, St. James's Park, 10 Downing Street

* Short walk to most theatres

* Many nearby restaurants, world-famous to modest/informal, enormous variety of cuisines, all price ranges

* Many of London's finest restaurants within 5 minutes' walk, eg Sheekey's, The Ivy, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Rule's (founded 1800, London's oldest restaurant)

* Short walks to trendy boutiques of Covent Garden and Carnaby Street, big department stores of Oxford Street, exclusive shops of Jermyn Street

Savings from Central Location:

* Big savings of money and time from central location

* Eg 1 person London Transport off-peak day pass: £12.10, zones 1-6, September 2016

* Cabs/Ubers after midnight expensive

Transport:

* Public transportation v easy

* Cabs everywhere, if ordered show up within 5 minutes

* V easy tube, bus links

* Tottenham Court Road tube station 2 mins walk

* All main line stations, Eurostar close

Food & Provisions:

* Supermarkets nearby, open seven days

* 15 minute walk to London’s best organic farmers’ market, Marylebone Farmers’ Market

Financial:

* Upfront fees: £45 cleaning, £300 security deposit

* More than 2 guests: £25pp/nt

* Optional on-premises parking, £40/day

Small Print:

* Bathroom/toilet accessed through bedroom

* Crowded with 5 guests: during day best to put airbed aside, perhaps fold up sofabed

* No wheelchair access

* Clean bed linens, towelling, new toilet rolls every 5 days

* Computer monitor requires HDMI cable. Bring own cartridges, paper for printer

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sara Abraham
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Sara Abraham

Londoner. Came to San Francisco enticed by Stanford PhD in philosophy, bronzed surfing girls, academic career. Diverted into computers, mathematical logic, artificial intelligence research. Ran high tech companies, set up museum.

Recently became landlord to provide for retirement, assisted by Angelica, Ellen, Martha, Sara (met in Eritrea, lovely, poorly-governed country). Son Nicholas recently joined us as investor.

Also run project to modernize ancient London's trade guilds (“livery companies”, among world’s oldest organizations). Next project: essays on how technology affects what it is to be human.

Sara Abraham purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Sara Abraham chose Camden & Covent Garden

I like to be in the very centre of London, with the places I want to go to within several minutes' walk.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is in a fantastic location. And, amazingly, it’s quiet. Plus it has parking, if you need that.

31 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

5

Great place to stay. Outstanding location. Don't miss the noodle shop on the corner.

  • 5 of 5

They were incredibly helpful with a special request and for gracefully handling a late night emergency call. Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

The flat didn't quite live up to the image created by the photographs, but it was clean, comfortable and functional, and it provided a more than adequate base for our four days in London. Its greatest attribute is its location - 5 minutes walk to Foyle's, most of the theatres and Oxford Street, 10 minutes to Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and 15 minutes to the Thames, the Parliament Buildings and Westminster Abbey. So much of what makes London such a great city is right at your fingertips.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry you felt the flat didn't quite live up to the photos. I entirely agree with your implicit suggestion that reality needs to match the photos and description. I've asked Sara to follow up with you to find out how you felt reality fell short, so we can take corrective action.--David
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4

Very central for everything in London

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is a bit smaller than we'd hoped as the picture of the bedroom makes it look very spacious. For two of us this was perfect but I wouldn't want to stay with more than three people... with the sofa bed made up there is very little living space and nowhere comfortable to sit, and no TV in the living area. The kitchen and bathroom are very nice though, good shower and nice fittings. The location is fantastic; it is so central to Covent Garden, Soho and the Theatres, it was really perfect for us in this respect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, you're right, when the sofabed is open, the place becomes crowded. Most guests fold up the sofabed during the day, unless they will be out all the time. If you stow the sofabed and airbed during the day, most people will find the apartment is comfortable for five people. Thanks for drawing the lack of TV in the living room to my attention. I'll think about providing one in the future. Many thanks for staying and we hope to see you again soon. David
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5

Perfect place for a perfect trip!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in a quiet street between Covent Garden and Soho, convenient to the Tube Station of Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden. Small well-stocked with everything you need, clean and comfortable. We stayed 3 nights with a disabled person who easily had access to the apartment via the lift in this building. Easy key recovery both on arrival and departure as well as communication with the owners always available.

Recommended for those who want to enjoy a few days in this beautiful city and I hope to have the opportunity to go back there soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely flat in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The flat was very well equipped, a great location in a quiet street but in the heart of Covent Garden and Soho. I would highly recommend and hope to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Neat and convenient

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was as per the pictures posted and overall everything was spot on. It is less than 5 mins walk from Tottenham Courts Road station.

However, there is a hassle of obtaining the key from a convenient store quite a distance away from the propert and also not informing the apartment's password beforehand (if you were to use Three mobile operator then you may have to try very hard to find the signal, otherwise you simply walk out from the building). Also, I was a little baffled to find an unflushed toilet.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sorry about the unflushed toilet, I has passed this on to the cleaner, we slipped up here. Regarding the convenience store, we wait one hour after the time the guest expects to arrive, and after that we leave the key in the convenience store. Most guests arrive more or less on time and don't have the bother of going to pick up the keys. Also, sorry about the inconvenience you had with the weak 3 cellphone signal, it does vary between places. Thanks for staying and hope to see you again soon.--David
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Location

From the Owner

I like to be in the very centre of London, with the places I want to go to within several minutes' walk.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : London Heathrow at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

In addition to the famous tourist sights, there are many things for your specialized interests. For example, if you love pulling teeth, there are three museums of dentistry. As the early lexicographer Dr. Johnson said, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£135
for 1 night
From
£90
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£175
for 1 night
From
£130
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
July
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
£256
for 1 night
From
£211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Aug
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£223
for 1 night
From
£178
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£180
for 1 night
From
£135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Cleaning £45

Early checkin, if available:
* Noon to 2pm, £25; 9am to noon, £37.50; 7am to 9am, £50
Late checkout, if available:
* Noon to 3pm, £25; 3pm to 6pm, £37.50; 6pm to 9pm, £50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The flat is in a fantastic location. And, amazingly, it’s quiet. Plus it has parking, if you need that.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Floor Area

  • 550 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Large 2-person tub
  • The designer bathroom has a large tub, that can comfortably fit two. It's lovely to soak in after a day's exploration of London.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room - 1 Single Bed, 2 Sofa bed/Futon, Very comfortable king sized sofa bed, 1 single airbed
  • Bedroom - 2 Double Bed

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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