Oasis in Central London
About the home
Light and airy, beautifully finished one bedroom flat on ground floor of a converted Victorian terrace (circa. 1845).
The location is amazing - a short walk to most of tourist and historic London. With all the tubes, trains and buses from King's Cross making it easy to explore the rest of the city.
Our vibrant, safe neighbourhood has many up-market bars, pubs, restaurants and boutique stores. It's a two minute walk to a supermarket and lots of little specialist stores. There is plenty to do in the neighbourhood at night, or you can just sit in the garden and have a quiet drink at the end of the day.
The flat itself is well appointed, with a great kitchen, high quality appliances, a super comfy bed and lots of fancy extras.
I live in the building, so if you need anything, get locked out or need help navigating London etc. I'm here to help.
The flat can comfortably accommodate two people (including a child - the flat itself is child friendly) but any more than two people won't have bed space.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about the flat or your stay in London.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 1, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
The kitchen and living area has a large window seat which acts as a lounge and day bed. Just kick off your shoes, jump up and relax. You can also eat here on the little table. If you would like a separate small dining table with chairs, please just let me know and I'll make it available. While beautiful, the flat is small so we've tried to keep furniture to that which is necessary.
The kitchen comes with (quality) cutlery, crockery and appliances. Cooking basics are also provided. If you have specific requirements in terms of the kitchen (for example, you intend to bake cakes), please just let me know and I'll ensure it's properly equipped.
The flat is spotlessly clean when guests arrive. If you would like additional cleaning and the linen changed during your stay, this can be arranged for a fee.
Further details outdoors:
There is a great recently landscaped garden to the rear of the building (shared only with me). You can enjoy a quiet drink or dinner in the garden, which is inhabited by squirrels, two cats, hundreds of birds and a rumoured fox.
A house manual lives in the flat for your information, covering the flat and local area.
I live in the building should you need anything more.
The South East England / London region
London is the capital of the United Kingdom, and arguably of the world (sorry New Yorkers!). It's been here for over 1000 years, and while it's a modern city, you can't avoid its history. You wouldn't want to. The city is full of amazing architecture, great parks, world class art galleries and museums, and has sensational food and bars.
There is so much to see or do, that stealing an extra few days in London is always a good idea. I've lived here for ten years and feel like I've only scratched the surface of what the city has to offer. There are a number of books on the history of London and guides for visitors in the flat, which you are welcome to peruse during your stay.
You don't come to England for the weather - but a sunny day in London is like a sunny day nowhere else (stunning). The good news is that pretty much everything that you need to do in tourist London is indoors.
The Central London/Zone 1 / King's Cross area
Central London contains most of the sites. From the flat you can walk to: St Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern, Borough Market, Trafalgar Square, Madame Tussaud's, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery, the British Museum, the British Library, the River Thames, and more. Ten minutes on the tube from King's Cross and you are at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tate Britain and Hyde Park.
For the non- Londoners, 'Zone 1' refers to the very centre of the city for the purpose of transport. Tube transport within Zone 1 costs less than traveling across zones. The flat is in Zone 1.
King's Cross used to be full of drug addicts and sex workers; it's now super safe and very trendy. A huge redevelopment along the canal at the back of King's Cross is gentrifying the area ever more. There are lots of pubs, great restaurants and bars, and speciality stores (as well as a supermarket) very nearby. Regent's Canal is two minutes from the flat - in twenty minutes you can walk along the canal path to Camden Town, and on to Regent's Park.
The house manual in the flat details things to do in the area and recommends places to eat and drink.
How to get there
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All very easy! The flat is a three minute walk from King's Cross St. Pancras, so simple to access from all transport hubs. When the Olympics roll around, the high speed Javelin Train will mean we are seven minutes from St Pancras to the Olympic Village (and a walk from some other venues).
Eurostar: short walk from St. Pancras International.
From Heathrow airport, direct Piccadilly Line tube train to King's Cross St. Pancras. Or Heathrow Express to Paddington, then Circle or Hammersmith and City Line tube train to to King's Cross St. Pancras. Taxis from Heathrow cost around £36.
From Gatwick airport, direct overland train to King's Cross station.
From Luton airport, direct overland train to St. Pancras station.
From Stansted airport, train to Liverpool Street then Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith and City line tube train to King's Cross St. Pancras.
From City airport, the Docklands Light Rail to Bank, then the Circle, Metropolitan or Hammersmith and City line tube train to King's Cross St. Pancras.
Specific directions to the flat will be provided upon booking. I can also arrange a car to meet you, if you so wish.
Activities near Central London/Zone 1
Tennis in town
19 Jan 2013
My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay here! Nice location and quiet. Wish there was a microwave and more pots and pans but for a short stay it was fine!
19 Oct 2012
We stayed at the flat for 10 nights in September. The flat is well situated in the Kings Cross area, a five minute walk from the subway station. There is also a supermarket at the corner of the street which we found very convenient.
The flat was tiny but cozy and clean. The kitchen area was modern and well equipped, and the daybed by the window was quite comfortable.
Our host Andrea was very friendly and helpful whenever we had any questions, and her two year old son Henry was delightful.
We appreciated the breakfast that was waiting for us when we arrived.
Overall, we had a wonderful time!!
11 Oct 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our four-night stay at this small, self-catering flat near the St. Pancras/Kings Cross train stations. It was just the right size for the two of us and featured everything we needed for a cozy time: a large, upholstered window seat for sitting and dining, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bed, modern bathroom and access to a delightful back garden. Our host Andrea was so helpful and provided many extra touches, including Oyster Cards for citywide transportation. We would definitely stay here again.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|February to end April||14 Jan 13||1 May 13||£ 660||£ 100||£ 100||3 Nights|
|May to August||1 May 13||2 Sep 13||£ 750||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The following will be confirmed by email before booking, but basically...
A non-refundable deposit of £200 will be required to secure the booking. The remaining rental fee should be paid two weeks before check in. Cancellation with more than one week's notice will result in a 50% refund. If I can find someone to rent the place at the last minute, the full amount will be refunded.
Payment can be made by PayPal or bank transfer. Please note that bank, transfer and any other charges are to be paid by the person renting the flat. Thanks.
We can discuss all of the above my email at the time of booking.Enquire now
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