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5 Star Central London Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 355 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

1 bedroom with king size comfortable bed, sleeps 4, with wi-fi

Ideally located apartment for both Tourist and Professional. A cosy apartment with a garden terrace in a Victorian London street. The apartment is comfortable with a large and well equipped kitchen. King size bed with Egyptian cotton linen. Free Wi-Fi internet. Fully equipped for shorter or longer breaks.

The apartment is in Zone 1 and is very convenient for local neighbourhood shops and services.

Unusually for London, the area has the feel of a local neighbourhood whilst being close to the city centre. The neighbourhood offers an excellent and varied selection of local pubs, restaurants, cafés, shops, local library, dry cleaning and a large supermarket.

At the same time getting to the West End and many other areas is easy and quick. Fast 24 hour buses to the West End are 150m away. Vauxhall's zone 1 underground station is within 10 minutes' walk and it is 4 stops (8 minutes) from Oxford Circus. You can also walk along the River Thames to Westminster and the South Bank arts centre.

I want you to enjoy your stay and to feel comfortable. Please check our reviews for feedback from fellow travellers.

More Details

Terry Davies
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Terry Davies

We have lived in the London area for many years and know Vauxhall extremely well. Ian is a biochemist and child psychotherapist. Terry is a composer and conductor in this city of many musicians. Originally the attractions of the apartment for us included the quiet location and easy access to entertainment and cultural centres.

Terry Davies purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Terry Davies chose London

Having travelled widely, we never forget what we personally expect from a quality holiday apartment. This flat was our home for 21 years until we began offering it for holiday rentals in 2010. Our priority now is to make guests as comfortable and happy here as we were.

What makes this apartment unique

It has been wonderful to see the area around the flat develop into the popular residential centre it is today. We love the peace of the place. In the hallway you might meet Philippa, our lovely neighbour upstairs, but you are unlikely to hear her. If the weather is good, the garden terrace is a little oasis in the city, facing the sun and protected by high plants. And yet, the West End (for fun and shopping) and City financial district are quick and accessible by foot or by using the excellent transport links.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in London in London Borough of Lambeth

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 355 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry but we do not accept 4 guests who are all unrelated
  • We will photograph your passports (or other photo ID) on arrival
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
A charge of £80 will be added for cleaning & linen. Additional weekly cleaning & linen changes are available for £80. We need to pay our greeter extra for arrivals before 08.00 or after 23.00. The amounts are shown in our Rental Agreement. Local parking is controlled but we can provide residents' parking permits at cost price of £5.00 per day. The apartment is not suitable for children under 10.


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5 Star Central London Apartment
average rating of 4.9638553 based on 83 reviews

Cozy, clean, spacious flat. Terry & Peter were fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

I totally concur with the other rave reviews about this property. My review will focus on how Terry and Peter came to my timely rescue during a financial emergency that arose on my vacation. I lost my wallet on the airplane from the USA and arrived at the apartment for a week's stay with just a few pounds in my pocket and no credit cards. No London bank would cash my personal check or accept a wire transfer from my bank. Terry and Peter immediately arranged for me to get access to enough funds so I could enjoy my vacation, which otherwise would have been ruined. I can't thank them enough. Hope this never happens to anyone else but know that if a problem arises, know you can rely on Terry and Peter to do everything possible to help.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Buck. We were very happy to help.
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Madison, WI

Very Comfortable Flat

  • 5 of 5

Well laid out and comfortable flat in a quiet Vauxhall neighborhood. Kitchen is well equipped and looks out to a nice terrace, which I'm sure would be lovely in warmer weather. Having a washing machine is great and while there is no dryer, most clothes dry overnight on the drying rack.

The flat is conveniently located to bus service and a 10 minute walk to the tube station. Terry provides Oyster Cards which makes it easy to add money to the card and use on both the buses and tube. He also provides a good bus map and a map to local stores and restaurants which is really helpful when you first arrive. I also recommend a free App called Cityhopper which lets you input your destination and it comes up with bus routes and tube options and times to reach destination, The App works for cities other than London as well.

Terry is a very responsive host and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable south central London flat

  • 5 of 5

Cozy ground floor 1 bdrm 1 bath flat on quiet street in close in but not hectic Vauxhall. Roomy well equiped kitchen with french doors to patio. Had pretty much everything we needed for a 10 day stay. 2 min to bus with access to Soho and West End and 10 min to Tube. Great for two people. Terry (owner) and Peter are very genial and easy to work with. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved everything about this place!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were helpful, the location was great(short walk to tubes and buses), it was very clean and homey. Everything was provided and more! Very thoughtful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Convenient, & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was quiet and comfortable. The kitchen is light, airy and well equipped. The bed comfortable and the shower hot. The living room is decently furnished with a comfortable sofa and chair. The closet space is limited but okay for a short stay. The bus connections are particularly good the west end 20-30 minutes away depending on traffic. The alternative of walking down the Thames embankment is lovely. Terry and Peter were both helpful, and telling us about Esskay cars (for airport transfer) was particularly useful as the tube and Heathrow express are not particularly convenient for Vauxhall. Overall a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, North Carolina USA

comfortable close in flat with east access to all London has to offer

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, though small, flat close to central London. The kitchen is roomy and well-equipped with a sweet, private courtyard just outside. There is one quiet, comfortable bedroom and a sofa bed. There is not a lot of storage space, especially for hanging clothes but adequate for a short stay. The flat itself, is comfortable, well equipped and easy to get used to. It is very close to public transportation, both bus and tube. The bus stop is minutes away and the tube less than 10 minutes or one could take the bus to the tube stop at Vauxhall. The system is easy to use and a great way to get around. The most informative and only thing you need is Google maps which will give you everything you need to know to use the system. If you can, order an Oyster card in advance from the Transportation for London (TFL) website.

We did not meet the owner, Terry, but his cohort, Peter, is most charming and helpful. He was there to greet us and inform us fully about the flat and how to get around. We would certainly stay here again and can recommend it without reservation though Terry the owner will require a reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad you enjoyed the apartment. Our guests do not need to order Oyster cards as we always provide them free.
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Imperial War Museum
This museum always surprises and has regularly changing exhibitions as well as its core coll...
Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII's stunning riverside palace and gardens are just half an hour from Vauxhall station.
Churchill War Rooms
A fascinating insight into wartime London in the Westminster area.
Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Tia Maria
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Many around South Lambeth Road
Nearest Beach
82 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Within a 10 minute walk is Vauxhall's excellent transport hub (Zone 1) with many trains, tubes and buses to all parts of the city. And 100m away from the apartment are two regular 24 hour bus routes to the West End.

Many popular attractions are within a half hour's walk, some along the River Thames which passes nearby. Among them are the West End, Westminster (the Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament), Buckingham Palace (if the flag's flying the Queen's at home), London Eye (the UK's most popular tourist attraction), the incomparable South Bank (concert halls, theatres, galleries and cinemas) and the Imperial War Museum. Tate Britain gallery, Lambeth Palace, National Garden Museum, New Covent Garden Market and Oval Cricket Ground are all within 20 minutes walk. Wimbledon is 3 stops away.

The fast and frequent Gatwick Express from Gatwick Airport travels directly to Victoria Station, a 10 minute taxi ride away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in London, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
22 Apr 2018 - 25 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Late Booking
10 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Late June
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Summer short stay
24 Jul 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and bed linen £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

An extra £5 per night or £30 per week is charged for a 3rd or 4th person.
A 25% deposit is required to hold your booking.
A damages security of £200/€250/$300 is required & will be held during your stay in case of loss or damages.
This will be returned to you at the end of your stay.
£80 will be added to your booking for cleaning & linen.
Additional weekly cleaning & linen changes: £80.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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