Kensington Boutique Apartment
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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This stunning apartment is recently refurbished, designed by a professional interior designer, is very tastefully decorated and is airy with lots of natural light. The high ceilings and wooden flooring capture the original feel of the property but the furnishings and decorations add a contemporary touch to create a very warm and special environment for your stay.
Apartment offers three bedrooms, with a very large open plan living, dining, and kitchen on 2nd floor, it occupies the top two floors of a four-story Victorian town-house (no elevator). Located in the central and ever-popular area of Kensington.
The apartment is on quiet residential street of Avonmore Road in Kensington Olympia area and is located moments from Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre, and Kensington Olympia Hilton Hotel. Avonmore Road is in the architecture protected conservation area, it is a wonderful neighborhood, very friendly, with its vibrant High Street and trendy surrounding restaurants, shops and bars.
Holland Park is within 7 minutes away, and the nearest tube is West Kensington, 5 minutes walk away from the apartment on the district line, the line connects through all parts of central London, and it is also easy and quick to travel to Wimbledon for Tennis match.
From the Heathrow airport, you can take the Piccadilly Line to Hammersmith,change to District Line at the same platform, West Kensington is one stop after Hammersmith.
From Gatwick Airport, there is train service to Kensington Olympia, one change at Clapham Junction. From Kensington Olympia station is about 5 minutes to the apartment.
Main attraction points, Kensington Olympia Exhibition Centre, Holland Park, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, 3 famous museums at South Kensington: Science Museum, Natural Historic Museum and Kensington High Street, Notting Hill, Kensington park, Hyde Park, trendy bars & restaurants.
If you'd like to make the booking, please send me a message to confirm availability. I'd be happy to answer other questions you may have regarding the apartment, the neighborhood, or any other things that might come up during your stay in London.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 20 km, Nearest railway: Kensington OLympia 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details outdoors|
Paid on street parking
Avonmore road is located outside the Congestion Charge Zone:
Pay & Display : Parking is possible in the area. Charges are £2.20 per hour, Monday - Saturday 9am to 8:30pm. Maximum of 8 hours is permitted.
Multi-storey Car Park, Olympia Exhibition Centre:
Olympia Multi-storey Car Park (P3)
The entrance is on Maclise Road, with pedestrian access on Olympia Way.
Accessible parking spaces are available at street level.
Postcode: W14 8UX
Olympia Motorail Car Park (P4)
This car park accommodates all cars, vans and lorries, up to and including 7.5 tonnes.
Postcode: W14 8UX
The South East England region
Holland Park has a reputation as an affluent and fashionable area, known for attractive large Victorian townhouses, and high-class shopping and restaurants.
The apartment is so centrally located and plenty of things to see to do on your door steps: Westfields, Kensington Exhibition Centre, Holland Park, Leighton House Museum, Notthing Hill are all within a very short walk. The surrounding neighborhood are so charming, it is well worth to take a walk around. Especial to Notting Hill through Holland Park, you walk through the finest and exclusive residential streets in London, also the charming area around Abingdon Villas. The area is also home to many famous celebrities, includes Simon Cowell(Addison Crescent),Sir Richard Branson (in the heart of Holland Park) JK Rowling, Madonna (Earls Terrace) etc.
You will find lots more interesting information on the Wikipedia:
There are many popular shopping destinations located around Holland Park such as High Street Kensington, Westfield, Notting Hill, Holland Park Avenue, Portobello Market, Westbourne Grove, Clarendon Cross and Ledbury Road.
Central London/Zone 1
Kensington High Street is one of western London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops serving a wealthy area. From the late 19th century until the mid 1970s the street had three classic department stores: Barkers, Derry & Toms and Pontings. Barkers bought Pontings in 1906 and Derry & Toms in 1920, but continued to run all three as separate entities. In a big building project which started in 1930 and was not complete until 1958 (the Second World War halted the project), the company made Derry & Toms and Barkers into Art Deco palaces.
On top of Derry & Toms, Europe's largest roof garden area (1.5 acres (6,100 m2)) was created, consisting of three different gardens with 500 species of plants, fountains, a stream, duck, flamingos and a restaurant - said to serve the best high tea in Kensington.
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1 Sep 2013
"Nice enough, but poor owner communication"
The apartment was nice enough, but our communication with the owner the weeks before our arrival were poor enough to not recommend this property. We could not get a hold of owner before leaving U.S. … More
8 Dec 2012
"Excellent location, good value for a party of five."
We had a geat stay in this apartment. The location first of all is excellent. It is very easy and convenient to reach from Hearhrow firstly. It is also close to two tube stations, one connecting to regional trains which we needed, as my husband had business to attentd to in Epsom south of London. The other one is West Kensington. There is a small Sainsbury's just a block away as well as a good local bar. The property is in a residentialneighbourhood and was quiet at night. Even the close proximity tothe rails did not bother us at all, as the trains stop running at a certain time.
The apartment is well equipped and has two bathrooms, which is a rare find for any two bedroom property in London. Another toilet might have come in handy, perhaps the only downside. It has everything to make your stay easy and the MOST comfortable beds I have ever slept in, including my own! The secret: goose down and feather matress toppers.
My only other complaint is that the satellite dish did not work during our stay which I never reported though, we were so busy. I am sure the owner would have fixed it, but maybe it could have been prevented by checking everything before guests arrived? The kitchen was well stocked. The was ample supplies of basics like tablets for the dishwasher, laundry detergent, sugar, coffee etc which we appreciated a lot. We in turn left some things whwn we checked out.
I will recommend this place without hesitation and would make use of it myself in future.
I am so glad you all had a good time at my apartment. Yes, I did find out the TV didn't work after you left, and have it fixed.
Looking forward for your return and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
19 Nov 2012
"Great location and lovely apartment"
Lovely apartment in a very handy location for exploring London. Easy walking distance to tube and bus stops and shops nearby for any essentials. We stayed with 3 children and two sets of adults and enjoyed the flexibility of being able to eat at home after a busy day out. We will definitely consider this apartment when next in London as it worked so well.
29 Oct 2012
It was a pleasure to come home to the comforts of this apartment. We loved the way Zoe paid attention to detail. Basic food supplies such as spices, flour, sugar, a selection of jams,tea and coffee,… More
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