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Islington - Victoria Garden

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 17 reviews

Open Plan Reception Opens on to Patio & Extensive Walled Garden

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This sunny Victorian apartment is chock full of beautiful original features and modern conveniences. It has both period charm and a chic contemporary interior, recently refurbished to a high standard. Our wonderful open plan reception and kitchen area opens out through large glass sliding doors to a private patio. Step up to a fantastic 70ft walled garden and enjoy dining on the terrace.

Generously proportioned rooms, fully equipped with all you need and brimming with little, unexpected luxuries this newly refurbished home with its neutral décor and wood floors is a really stylish and comfortable place to stay in Central London.

We welcome guests with a hamper of high quality local produce, organic treats and household basics to ensure, that the moment you arrive, you can just relax and feel at home.

Ideally located in Archway's very best road – a quiet tree-lined avenue just 3 minutes walk from Archway Underground Station and Upper Holloway BR. An eclectic world of boutiques, international restaurants, supermarkets and lively bars await you just up the street.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: London City (16km), Heathrow (34km) Gatwick (55km, Nearest railway: Archway (Zone 2 - Underground) & Upper Holloway 400 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Weekly Cleaning & Laundry Available @ £80

WELCOME HAMPER: includes local produce, household basics & organic treats eg. home-made jam, organic milk, cheese, fresh fruit, tea, coffee & eggs, toilet paper & soaps........

No matter what time you arrive, even if the shops are closed, we hope these provisions will help you relax 'at home' the moment you step inside.

Further details outdoors

- Garden furniture; table and chairs for al fresco dining on the patio

- Whirlygig for laundry

- Street parking is widely available

- This is a grand Victorian terrace house spilt into two beautiful apartments. Each has its own front door to the street. Victoria Garden Apartment has direct access, via sliding glass doors to a private patio and shares the large walled garden with our 4-bed apartment above.

Further details

Booking Deposit - 50% non refundable deposit required to secure your booking

Balance of Payment - required 8 weeks prior to your stay

Breakages deposit is fully refundable.

There is a nominal £80 charge for cleaning at the end of your stay.

The South East England region

London is one of the worlds greatest cities and proud to host the 2012 Olympics.

Bursting with culture, business and leisure; this international city enjoys a well earned

reputation as an insomniac's metropolis!

There are plenty of attractions for all tastes and interests just a few stops away by tube; The London Eye, London Aquarium, Madam Tussauds, National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tower of London, British Museum and Buckingham Palace.....

Central London/Zone 1

Archway, N19 is a fantastic Central London location bursting with energyand city life - an eclectic mix of excellent restaurants, bars and shopping... And furthermore, just 5 minutes away are beautiful Hampstead Heath, historic Highgate Village, chic Upper Street and the extraordinary Camden Lock markets.

Right here you will be in the heart of London's few remaining 'villages', each with their own distinctive character; each teaming with quirky boutiques, lively bars and restaurants, jewellery designers and antique shops. Here you will rub shoulders with local celebrities, artists, musicians, actors, models. Join in café society. Explore the markets. Soak up the atmosphere of these most quirky and eclectic neighbourhoods.

Make your day and treat yourself to some of our favourite local pleasures. We can recommend so many, but here are some ideas:-


St John's Tavern - A lively gastro pub with fabulous food, great beers and brilliant atmosphere.

Harman - Turkish/Mediterranean family restaurant. Go once and you'll go back again & again!


Organic Sunday Market (Elthorne Park)

Camden Lock

Angel Antique Market


Elthorne Park at the end of the road: Organic market & community park

Waterlow Park, Highgate is a short walk up the hill: landscaped gardens, ducks & swans, children's playground

Hampstead Heath: Managed wilderness, woodlands. Kite flying on Parliament Hill.

Dartmouth Park

Regents Park: landscaped gardens, London Zoo & Open Air Theatre


Golf Clubs at Hampstead, Muswell Hill

Tennis Courts at Waterlow Park, Highgate

Lauderdale House (historic house and gardens hosting intimate concerts & art exhibitions)

Regents Park Open Air Theatre

Kenwood House Open Air Concerts

Sadlers Wells (dance & performing arts theatre)

Jazz Cafe (live music)

Electric Ball Room (live music)

Jongeleurs (live comedy)

Olympic Village, Stratford – 18 minutes away by tube

Archway, with it's tube and train stations less than 5 minutes walk from your door, is a great jumping off point to explore all that London has to offer.

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22 Jul 2014


"Great base for touring in London"

LOVED THIS!This spot really is great for an extended stay in London. St John's Villas is a beautiful,quiet residential street just off busy Holloway Rd. It is very close to a Post Office, Archway… More

Wonderful to receive such a glowing review. We so look forward to seeing you again. Thank you!

8 May 2014


"nice, well furnished"

The apartment is located in a quiet street, but close to the subway station and several bus stations. Nearby are supermarkets that are open 24 hours, and several restaurants. Pleasantly surprised frui… More

20 Feb 2014


"Great location, lovely flat. Would highly recommend."

Have just got back from a 4 day stay in London, doing all the touristy stuff with my husband and 2 kids (9 and 7). We stayed in this flat and loved it!The location is great. It's on the norther… More

Thank you so much for your warm review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

28 Jan 2014


"The convenience of inner city living without the hassle of living in the city."

The location of the apartment is perfect for exploring London. 5 minutes walk to the tube station. 15 minutes to Central London by tube. For a more leisurely journey, take any one of the many buses that also go into London from the end of the street. There is a mini cab office at the end of the street and black taxis cruise Holloway Rd.
Hampstead and Highgate are also very close by bus and well worth a visit.
The apartment location is very handy for St Pancras and Eurostar trains and is also relatively easy to get too (50 minutes, change trains just once) by tube from Heathrow.
The apartment is in a very quiet and safe street within walking distance of a vast selection of pubs, restaurants, take aways, supermarkets etc.
The apartment is the basement apartment in an typical older London terraced house and despite the unusually wet weather in London in January, was warm, dry and cosy.
The apartment is compact, but has adequate space for 4 people. The outside courtyard provides additional space to sit and relax (if it is not raining) and would be perfect during the warmer months.
Carolyn was very understanding when our travel plans were disrupted resulting in us overstaying by half a day and was very easily contactable during our stay.
I would recommend the apartment as an ideal base to explore Central London and the historic inner northern suburbs.

26 Jan 2014


"Very Comfortable, Cosy and Conveniently Located - We Will Stay Again!"

This was 1 of 4 apartments we stayed on our trip to Europe, so we had quite a bit to compare to. We checked in, after dark, to a warm, brightly lit, freshly cleaned and very welcoming apartment. We had a family of 5. Sleeping very comfortable with the sofa bed in the living room. The single beds in the 2nd room were narrower than what we are used to but we adjusted. Heating was perfectly set - no complaints from our demanding kids!

Bathroom was modern, very well maintained. The heating rack was great. We came from an apartment in Edinburgh where these basics were not in place, so we did not take this for granted.

Kitchen was well equipped. We had everything we needed for simple meals. The pantry had a selection of spices, tea, coffee etc - this was very helpful. We appreciated the welcome basket of eggs, milk, fruit and bread. Would have been good to have a waste bin though - we made do with plastic bags.

There was a good selection of DVD's (we had Despicable Me running all week!), games, books and London travel information - this was appreciated when we got home in the evenings. WiFi was very reliable and unlimited - a must-have for travelling! Instructions were detailed and clear.

Location was great. We were 5 mins walk from Archway Tube station and buses. Groceries were easy - 2 mins up the street. We enjoyed the different available food options.

This was really a first class experience. Carolyn always responded quickly to all our queries leading up to the stay. We would stay here again if visiting London and thoroughly recommend this.

26 Dec 2013


"Great house, awesome location"

Myself and three friends stayed for a week here. It's a very beautiful house and very cosy and comfortable. The welcome pack of baguettes, eggs, grapes and milk was extremely welcome after a long… More

11 Nov 2013


"comfortable, well appointed, close to station"

We were welcomed with a basket of goodies in a unit that was clean, well appointed and warm. There was also good natural light, comfortable beds and good linen.
Beyond the control of the owner was the unit above - the laundry was directly above the main bedroom with a washing machine that sounded like a team of horses. But it didn't last too long. All in all, the unit was a nice little haven to return to at the end of each day.

Thank you for your kind and very useful feedback. We can install sound insulation under the washing machine upstairs to ensure guests are not disturbed in future. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will come again.

4 Aug 2013


"plenty of room, comfortable beds and great kitchen, bath and laundry."

We enjoyed the 2 bedroom apartment. It felt like home with books, free wireless internet connection. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable. A nearby grocery store supplied sup… More

I am so glad you were comfortable and felt at home. With so many of our guests returning each year, we will do everything possible to make sure you have a wonderful stay. See you again soon!

4 Aug 2013


"Good location for a family exploring London"

Cosy apartment, very well equipped, close to tube. All in all it was perfect for a family exploring London. Be aware of parking fee - you need to pay, but it can be done online via Islington's municipality.

28 Jul 2013


"The owner has not explained clearly what PayPal fees will be borne by the buyer."

The property was clean and reasonably well-maintained. My family and I enjoyed our stay in London very much. I would like to share that the location of the property was between Zones 2 and 3 although … More

BANKING FEES: We state very clearly on this Website advert(Prices), on our Terms & Conditions,all Invoices/Receipts "We accept payment nett of banking fees via Paypal or by Direct Bank Transfer". This is because international guests use different banks, each of which have different money transfer arrangements. We prefer PayPal which is instant and secure at a cost to us and our international guests of just 1.8%. Paypal money transfers within the UK are free.

Our fee policy was explained three times in depth and detailed statements supplied to this guest, who struggled with internet communications and banking. It is a shame that her tiny (1.8%) banking fee has clouded her pleasant holiday memories.

LOCATION: Our property is in Islington, just 4 minutes walk from Archway Tube serviced by Central London Travel Card Zones 1-2

Dear Carolyn,
Thank you for getting the apartment ready for us, and for the thoughtful eggs and milk! We got in last evening and had a very good sleep. We feel very welcome and are looking forward to our vacation very much.
Thanks again"

Review 1-10 of 17

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:30 Sep 2014

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