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Fabulous 2 bedroom flat in Central London, close to major tubes. Very peaceful.

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet


About the property

Interior designed 2 double bedroom raised ground floor flat. Close to tubes.

This is a very bright and airy 2 bedroom flat. On the raised ground floor of an imposing terraced house, the flat has high ceilings and large windows. It offers 2 double bedrooms (one with queen sized bed and the other a small double) and a modern shower room. It has an extremely well equipped open plan kitchen/living room, which has an everyday use comfortable sofa bed for an extra short term guest. It is beautifully presented and very well located. Clean and quiet. I think It is really suitable for 2 to 4 people, as both the beds and the sofa bed are doubles, NOT twins, so the beds do need to be shared.(there is no charge if the 4th person prefers to use the sofa bed). The flat is a wonderful comfortable modern apartment for this number, but at 4+, it is a bit tight for space, so I would say only suitable for very short stays for larger groups.

It is conveniently situated within easy walking distance of various tube lines,(Piccadilly, metropolitan, circle, hammersmith and city) and is within striking distance of the M4 and Heathrow airport. On my personal site you will find links to a cab company which does airport pick up and drop off (£36 for collection, £26 for drop off), and for those driving, a link to car parking.

There is a lovely village feel to the avenue,sitting in the Brackenbury Village area of London, with a small selection of quality restaurants a short walk down the road, as well as a Deli, and local convenience stores for groceries. The Grove Bar and Restaurant offers a 15% discount off its A La Carte menu to guests of the apartment.(vouchers in the Welcome Folder.)

The Hammersmith Apollo, the Westfield shopping center and the Shepherds Bush Empire are all close by, as well as The Vue cinema.

There is a £50 surcharge for use of the sofa bed for parties of more than 4 people.

If the apartment is empty we are happy to negotiate discounts for last minute bookings, and discounts for one couple.

There is also a £60 end of stay cleaning charge, to be included in balance of payment.

£200 damages deposit payable which can be a Euro or Sterling cheque.

I am able to accept payment by card or bank transfer.

We ask 25% of total rental fee to secure dates, with the balance payable 4 weeks before arrival.

More Details

Darian Day
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Darian Day

I am mother to two grown up daughters. I grew up in London, but have lived in the Berkshire Downs for the last 20 years or so, bringing up family. I two beautiful rental houses in the South of France and a flat in Portugal....I am building up a little site of privately owned special places to stay throughout Europe. Visit my site, shortstaysat,com

Darian Day purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Darian Day chose Hammersmith

Having seen my girls through school and on their way into the big wide world, I decided I would really like a little bolt hole in London. I have lived in Chelsea, Chiswick, and Holland Park at different stages of my life, but have unreservably absolutely fallen in love with Hammersmith Grove. It is SO accessible, close to multiple transport links, the bedrooms so peaceful,yet it is so central and I have made friends with local restaurants etc in no time because of the village like atmosphere. Not being able to afford the luxury of a flat just for us, I decided to let it out on a short term basis, so my family and I get to stay in it ourselves when it is empty, but in the meantime the rentals mean it pays for itself !

What makes this apartment unique

The huge windows let in so much light, the flat is bright and airy. It is not a 'home', it is a sexy little London 'pad' always feels like being on holiday in the City, an escape, a treat!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Hammersmith in Hammersmith Broadway

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • PLEASE NOTE This flat sleeps 4/6 people, with 2 double bedrooms,both with wardrobes however one is quite tight!...and a proper sofa bed with an upgraded mattress suitable for every night use, however, we do charge extra if this is going to be used, and it is only on offer for short stays. Prices are based on 4 people staying using the 2 double bedrooms, any extra guests are charged at £50 per person and groups of as many as 6 are at owners discretion.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
I do provide 2 pay as you go mobile phones. The have sim cards in them which are free to use to talk to one another, and extremely inexpensive to call Australian land line 4 p per minute. I am happy for my tenants to take advantage of these phones, and ask only that they are left topped up for our next overseas visitors.


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Fabulous 2 bedroom flat in Central London, close to major tubes. Very peaceful.
average rating of 4.803279 based on 61 reviews

Great apartment and owner

  • 5 of 5

This rental apartment in Hammersmith was perfect for our week in London. The apartment is well appointed and very clean. The size was adequate for a family of 4 with two teenage boys. You will not have much extra room but it was big enough to be comfortable. The location is worth every penny. We walked to the Hammersmith tube stop every day and the district line stops at almost every location you would need. The Tubes Oyster Card payment system is easy to use and makes travel effortless. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the apartment. Most of them also deliver if you want. Darian was very helpful and answered emails within minutes most of the time. The only issue we had is that the Wi-Fi was slow and we needed to keep resetting the router to make it work. We would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mark, thank you for the glowing review. I’m so happy you and your family had a great stay in London, and more so that you loved my flat! I’m sorry, and very surprised about the internet issues you encountered.... generally it’s super fast and efficient... I’ve never had any problems in the past so I can only think Sky had a gremlin wandering about over Easter. I am sorry about that. Anyway glad you’re home safe and hope to welcome you to Hammersmith Grove again in the future. Best Darian
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Perfectly placed for our family!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to London this February was one for the books! We loved our little flat in Hammersmith which was the perfect mix of a neighborhood with easy access to public transportation into the bustling city. The flat was clean, had plenty of room to get some rest and repreave, and had convenient access to multiple reataurants as well as two convenient marts for fruits and fresh bread, eggs, etc for eating quick bites in.

Hammersmith is an adorable little town! We thoroughly enjoyed multiple restaurants including the little French craperie close to both the circle line and district tube stations and the burger and fries at Byron which made us feel at home! And who could leave out the wonderful food, atmosphere and staff at The Grove restaurant, truly a hidden gem!

Having never been to London, getting around was fantastically simple. The flat’s location made it very easy to get on multiple subway lines that really take you to every major destination in and around London. We made it to the Harry Potter studio lot and Windsor castle as well, very easily using only public transportation.

We were initially worried about using the tube, buses and walking late in the evening with our children bc of safety - rest assured, all are very safe & the Hammersmith neighborhood was well lit and very safe late at night when walking home to the flat.

Again, can’t say enough about the flat! Darian was very accommodating and easily reached with solutions to every request we had - like locking ourselves out the second day! She has all the bases covered. You will not be disappointed! Enjoy your trip to London with a stay in Hammersmith at Darian’s flat. And, Mind the Gap!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! I’m really glad you had such a successful trip with your family... one to put in the memory bank! I passed your kind words onto the team at The Grove too. Hope to welcome you again one day! Best Darian.
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Perfect location, comfortable and charming flat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our location- close to tube and lovely small shops and restaurants close made picking up staples very simple. The flat is nicely laid out and thoughtfully planned. Wi-Fi was good which is important to us. The kitchen is nicely equipped - coffeemaker is a French press which we love and an electric kettle for heating water amazingly fast! Bathroom is fairly large with a generously sized shower and plenty of hot water. Master bedroom has closet and dresser so easy to hang clothes, plus room to store suitcase. Hairdryer provided works better/faster than mine at home😎�� There is very little noise in the flat - no street noise and very We did not notice any street noise and very minimal overhead noise. This is the middle flat, so one below and one above, I hope the downstairs neighbors found us as quiet as we found our upstairs neighbors! The other huge plus for us was The Grove restaurant just between the flat and the tube station. This quickly became our local hangout- we ate there for several breakfasts, many dinners and the odd lunch. Staff were welcoming and fun, their food was fabulous and well priced.

The owner, Darian, was very responsive to our questions and very fast in her responses. She has put together a very helpful book on the flat as well as local area that we found very informative and useful,

The one drawback to the flat was the mattresses- we found them to be very soft and not supportive. Of course, this is a subjective thing, so others may find they are perfect.

This really is an ideally located flat, very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Heidi for such a comprehensive and positive review. I appreciate your taking the time. You’re correct about the mattress issue being subjective! I’ve had some say it’s too firm so I put a memory foam topper on as well in the hope that would suit all my visitors. Anyway, I’m very happy you enjoyed your time, especially your meals at The Grove... I’ll be sure to pass on your comments to the owner. Best wishes to you Darian
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Dallas PA. USA

Perfect London flat for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for myself my husband and my 2 teen boys. The flat was cosy and decorated beautifully. Had all the essentials and was located so close to Hammersmith station and so many great shops. We never wanted for anything.

So close to a grocery that we stocked the flat day one and had breakfasts and late night snacks all week.

I hope to stay here again if we ever get back to the UK.

I highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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USA/St.Paul, Minnesota

First Impressions Make Lasting Impressions

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited London for the first time from Nov 6th to the 11th and we are so grateful to have come across Darian's flat. She is wonderful to work with, intuitive, and quick to respond to emails and calls. I had a lot of questions prior to the trip and she sensed my nervousness. So, she had Karen (who is also the sweetest) greet us at the flat on the day we arrived. Karen gave us a lot of good and practical tips (i.e. Where the grocery stores are located, access to the underground, info for back up keys in case we locked ourselves out, etc). We were able to pick up snacks that very night to help us with our jet-lag late-night snacking. The apartment is so cute and clean! We loved the windows and natural light. Also, the shower head is amazing and super nice after a long day of sight seeing and walking. What's also great is the flat is on a quiet residential street that is close to two different major stations to the underground. We loved the underground and used it to go every where! Around us were also some very nice restaurants like, The Brackenbury. We ate there twice and highly recommend it. The only thing I would suggest is more bath towels. We only had two and were there for a week. Also, be aware of the noise from the neighbors upstairs. It was easy to hear them in the morning getting ready for their day. They were kind of our alarm clock. Their music was also audible at times. However, downstairs neighbor was really nice. He helped us with the recycling system. Overall, we would definitely stay there again the next time we're in London! Thanks for everything, Darian and Karen.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amanda hi, firstly thank you for the nice and thorough review! It is much appreciated.... but I wish you'd flagged up the towels while you were there... we have hundreds stored and would happily have popped a few more in for you! Generally we have an issue with too many being left out, so I guess just being the 2 of you the extras weren't left out in the second bedroom... anyway apologies for that, but I am delighted your trip went well and you enjoyed all that Hammersmith Grove has to offer! It is my favourite bit of London and I've lived all over! Many thanks, Darian.
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Lodi, CA

This was a very comfortable flat and was very convenient to the Tube, only about 10 minutes away.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable and had everything we needed! Darian was a great hostess and was very responsive throughout the entire process. We loved the location and the proximity to the London Underground system—it was VERY easy to get anywhere we wanted to go (and this was our first trip to London!). There are great restaurants and coffee shops just a couple blocks away and along the walk to the Underground which was very convenient. The apartment was very clean and had plenty of room. We would definitely stay here again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice hello, and thank you very much for your nice review... I absolutely love my little bit of London and it is so nice to share it with other people who enjoy and appreciate it ! I hope we can welcome you to Hammersmith Grove again one day. Best Darian.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
5 minute walk Hammersmith tube station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
100 mtrs
Car: not necessary

Fabulous 2 bedroom apartment in Central London. Situated on a tree lined avenue with a selection of eateries just a minute away, this is a perfect London getaway. The flat is wonderfully located for various tube lines, with Goldhawk road and Hammersmith just a short walk away, and it has easy access to M4 motorway, Heathrow and the West.

Located on the raised ground floor of an imposing terraced house, it offers 2 double bedrooms, a well designed shower room and a kitchen living room.

It sleeps 4 comfortably, and has a everyday use sofa bed in the sitting room for short stays.

The Hammersmith Apollo, The Lyric Theatre and the Shepherds Bush Empire are a walk away. And Earls Court and Olympia, and Westfield shopping Mall, a short journey.

The Grove restaurant is offering a 15% discount off their A La Carte menu for guests of the apartment and the Italian Gelato cafe has a loyalty card.

There is a beauty salon which offers facials and massage, details can be found in the folder in the apartment.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60
Damage Deposit £200

IMPORTANT PLEASE APPLY TO OWNER FOR CURRENT RATES. The homeaway system does not allow for any flexibility on weekly and minimum rate quotes. These vary significantly during the year and the weekly rate is discounted from the nightly rate.

Whilst we are prepared to negotiate depending on the time of year and the length of stay, the apartment is priced for 4 people using the 2 double beds. There is a surcharge of £50 per person over that.

If the apartment is empty we are happy to negotiate discounts for last minute bookings for up to 4 people.

There is also a £60 end of stay cleaning charge, to be included in balance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.