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Where famous artists of theatre and opera stay, in the heart of Covent Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 484 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

1 bedroom + sofa bed, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Neal Street is perfectly located for all visitors to London and although we have hosted leading international artists and musicians we treat all guests as special regardless of where they come from!

This apartment was hand picked by Alastair Sawday and appeared in his 'Special Escapes' .

The living room leads up to a unique terrace where you can sit and enjoy a meal and glass of wine with lovely views over London rooftops.

Staying here is as perfect for a great city break as it is for a business trip. We have created a home from home romantic bijoux apartment which is a sanctuary from the hustle and bussel and excitement of the City outside.

Choose between self catering in our compact fully fitted kitchen or dining in one of the many top restaurants on the doorstep. You could not have a better location as you will literally fall out the door into where it is all happening and fall back into and oasis of calm to recuperate before your next adventure.

We take great pride in the fact that designed by the artist owner we have created a stylish, creative environment to nurture you during your stay.

Apart from being the cultural centre of London, Covent Garden has a wide array of lovely shops as well as excellent food shops. The famous Neal's Yard is just around the corner and of course Neal's Yard dairy for wonderful cheese as well as the famous Monmouth Street coffee shop.

Guests return regularly sending friends and family.

We hope you will also be inspired to visit our apartments in the South of France. See

Please read our five star reviews!

Hope to see you very soon!

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Please note that this apartment is in a residential building and is not suitable for guests who want to be in London to party. The roof terrace is fine for two or three people to sit and have a drink or a meal but not more than that. I am sorry but we can only rent to guests who have an understanding of this and are happy to be considerate of our neighbors. Thank you kindly, Mattie

My cancellation policy is found on my website and this may be different than the HomeAway cancellation policy. Cancellation fees would normally be covered by insurance if caused by illness or other insurable event.

More Details

Property Manager
Mattie Silman
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Mattie Silman

In 2002 I bought an apartment in the South of France where I had to start a rental business to pay for it - it was a very impulsive buy and I sold my house to pay for it.

I am an artist but having found I was quite successful at being a host with my own apartment many local friends asked me to manage their properties. I built up a portfolio in time Then a friend was selling his flat in Covent Garden and I jumped at the chance to buy this gorgeous place........

Mattie Silman purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Mattie Silman chose Holborn and Covent Garden

Neal Street is the heart of Covent Garden running north from the famous market itself and within this enclave of interesting restaurants and shops. It is in the heart of culture and boutique shopping and yet once inside a peaceful haven of style and comfort. We have tried to think of everything you might want or need during your stay. We just installed a Nespresso coffee machine......

What makes this apartment unique

The roof terrace is an extra luxury for a flat in the centre of town.....

Walkable to all important tourist attractions including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The London Eye and the Southbank Centre and the Embankment, The Royal Opera House, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Soho and lots more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Holborn and Covent Garden in London Borough of Camden

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 484 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A lovely walk in shower.......
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • We have a special made to measure tempura mattress that all our guests rave about!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Outside table and seating area with outside lights. Stairs up from the sitting room on to the roof.


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Lovely apartment in Covent Garden!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Mattie's gorgeous apartment! Upon arrival, Anthea welcomed us and gave us all necessary instructions. She also gave us some great tips on shows to see and nearby restaurants. The apartment is decorated beautifully and had everything we needed for our stay in London. Bed is comfy, shower is wonderful and kitchen is well equipped. Rooftop terrace is so cool!

The location could not be more perfect in my opinion. Just a quick walk to 3 tube stops and you can get anywhere you need to go. The weather was wonderful so we walked many days and evenings to museums, restaurants and shows. Covent Garden is a fun area shop and eat! The food at Punjab was delicious and just at the end of the street!

I highly recommend this lovely apartment and will definitely stay here again on our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It just makes my day to receive such a review and know that guests were delighted and happy! I couldn't wish for more apart from welcoming more lovely people to London. Hope to see you soon!! Mattie
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Great apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful trip to London. The apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. Mattie did an excellent job communicating with us. The location was perfect. It is close to lots of restaurants and theaters. It is a short tube ride or walk to almost all of the major tourist attractions. We had a great trip and would definitely recommend staying in this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay here - the apartment had everything we needed, was much quieter than expected, and was in the perfect location for exploring London. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and hope to stay again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful - I just love to know that my guests are happy and have enjoyed their stay! What could be better than to share the best parts of my City with guests who appreciate it.... I always look forward to welcoming many more in the coming years. Assuring you of the best we can offer! Mattie
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Rooftop terrace made every evening special

  • 5 of 5

The flat was clean and well appointed--every bit as nice as the pictures. Anthea greeted us with fresh bakery, freshly cut roses and a smile, a reassuring welcome after a long flight. She had great recommendations for dining an authentic Indian restaurant just steps away, and "the hopper" bus tour to get oriented to the big picture.

The terrace made every evening special, with a view of roof tops straight out of Mary Poppins!

The flat is in an ideal location in the heart of theatre district with easy access to many points of interest either walking or via underground. Great restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops all around us.

Easy commute, both coming and going, between Heathrow and Covent Garden stops on the Underground Piccadilly line. Convenient walk between the station and the flat with our rolling luggage.

We also used the washer and dryer--nice insurance policy against lost luggage. (Yes, it happens.)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Mattie's apartment was superb - within a short walk we could reach the British Museum, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and other great places. The flat was as described clean and smart as well as the reception was very cordially. Thank you very much, Mattie!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to read yet another great review! Please don't hesitate to allow us to host you in London....... See you soon, Mattie
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Perfect accommodations in prime location!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the flat and the hospitality upon our arrival. The flat was clean, well equipped and comfortable. The roof top terrace was such a wonderful touch which we used several times

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Uniquely positioned in the ‘heart’ of Covent Garden and London’s main theatre and entertainment district, Neal St is only 2 minutes walk from Covent Garden market with its famous Victorian architecture and vibrant mix of craft stalls, boutique shops and street entertainment and of course the Royal Opera House. For Jazz fans Ronnie Scott’s Club and the Spice of Life pub are within strolling distance.

Covent Garden Underground Station (Piccadilly line direct from/to Heathrow Airport) is at the end of the road. There are so many restaurants (Carluccio’s, The Ivy to name two), famous theatres and bars close by that we can’t name them all here! In fact, there is so much to see on-foot, within your immediate vicinity, you won’t need to use the Underground at all if you choose not to!

Also within easy walking distance is Piccadilly Circus, the River Thames and its South Bank attractions, Trafalgar Square and 10 Downing Street. For a day trip further afield, Charing Cross Mainline Station.

Other Activities: Theater, restaurants, opera, concerts, historical


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


We take a deposit of 25% to secure your booking.

The second payment is paid via bank transfer and this can be actioned via TransferWise from a dollar, euros or sterling account to either a dollar, euro or sterling account. I will send details for this once your deposit has been taken.
Please note that if you pay via the HA portal all bank charges will be required to be settled on arrival.

There is cleaning and greeting fee of £95 required in cash on arrival together with a security deposit of £300 which is refunded within 7 days of departure.

Look out for special offers - enquire via the owner for last minute prices and for special short stays of two or three nights

If you arrive after 8pm and you have used auto booking you will need to pay an extra £30 in cash to the greeter.

Please note that there is a charge for extra bed linen of £30 per set.

There is a supplementary charge for bookings less than five nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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