Fichi in the CIty
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A fully refurbished (January 2012) modern 2 bedroom apartment accommodating up to 6 people in a quiet street in one of London’s most pleasant regions. Just steps from Highbury Barn with its upmarket local shops, restaurants and traditional British pub. Two minutes walk from Highbury fields, one of London’s most elegant parks which leads directly to Highbury and Islington station with fast underground links to central London (Oxford Circus 10 mins, The City 10 mins, St Pancras International Station 3 mins and 15 to Stratford for the London Olympics and 20 minutes to Canary Wharf). Trendy Upper Street Islington and state of the art Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC are both a 10 minute walk away.
The apartment is situated on the 1st (US 2nd) floor in a purpose built development consisting of 3 properties. The development is in a quiet cul-de-sac and there is little disturbance from passing traffic, it has a private entrance so the apartment is very secure. The apartment was fully refurbished in 2012 with brand new bathroom, kitchen carpeting and furniture throughout, it has full gas central heating, high speed unlimited internet access and consists of:
Living room. Large sofa which comfortably seats 3 to 4 people and easily converts to a full sized double bed. Flat screen TV with DVD player and music system with Ipod dock and connection for MP3 players. 2 additional armchairs and dining table seating 6 people. Large French windows looks over the well maintained gardens across the road.
Master bedroom. King sized Warren Clarke bed with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space.
2nd Bedroom. 2 full sized single beds with wardrobe.
Kitchen. A separate kitchen with modern units and granite worksurfaces with plenty of space for food preparation. Full electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. A washing machine / dryer is also available.
Bathroom. Luxurious modern bathroom with L shaped shower bath and John Lewis bath sheets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London City 15 km, Nearest railway: Highbury & Islington 1 km|
|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, CD player, Telephone, 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 (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details outdoors|
On street parking is available by prior arrangement. Please enquire for details and prices.
The South East England region
The attractions of London are too numerous to mention but all are easily accessed from this charming flat.
Having lived in the area for 15 years the owners have a wealth of knowledge not only of the famous London attractions but also lesser known local's favourites and the many activities and sights of interest many within easy walking distance.
A couple of highlights include Colombia Road flower market and the wealth of small pub theatres with productions ranging from Fringe Comedy to Greek Tradgedy.
Central London/Zone 2
Just steps from the front door, this is one of London’s quaintest “villages” the small parade of shops include Da Mario, a traditional Italian delicatessen, La Fromagerie, Godfrey’s English butchers and Mrs Lovell’s Greengrocers. The Beach Hut fish and chip shop brings a delicious taste of the seaside to central London in a wonderfully stylish setting. There is also a pharmacy/chemist, several cafés, a post office with ATM, supermarket and a traditional British pub serving real ales and good food. There are also a couple of good restaurants, Turkish Iznik and Mediterranean Stingray with several more within a 10 minute walk.
A tranquil walk through Highbury fields brings you directly to Upper Street, Islington’s vibrant high street. Its lively thoroughfare boasts a wide selection of designer boutiques, great pubs and world class theatre including The Almeida, the King’s Head the only pub in the world with its own opera company and a fantastic selection of real ales in a magnificent traditional London pub. At the bottom of Upper Street the Screen on the Green is a luxuriously refurbished independent cinema. The range of restaurants is wide and international with chic eateries including Ottolenghi and Carluccio’s.
One of London’s most elegant parks which contrasts perfectly with trendy Islington to its south. Georgian terraces line the wide boulevards running the length of the this conservation area, peep into their graceful rooms inhabited by discerning journalists, actors and recently joined by London’s mayor, Boris Johnson. Number 22 was featured in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral. A sociable place popular with joggers, dog walkers, families the park has a children’s play area, several tennis courts, a swimming pool and a very popular café.
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21 Aug 2014
"Great apartment, very helpful owner and manager"
This is a great apartment (stayed with my hubby and 2 teenagers), the directions were fabulous, great communication with the owner and manager and no hassles whatsoever. Its a bit of a trek (10 minutes) to the Tube especially with luggage (Ian tried to warn me though :)) but the neighborhood has everything you need. Would stay here again!
17 Aug 2014
"Home away from home ... in a great location"
We stayed in the apartment for a week as part of a 3 month trip and it was fantastic to have our own space and all the amenities of home in a great location! There is easy access to the centre of Lon… More
29 Jul 2014
"Perfect stay for London travel."
We arrived after a long flight and were met by Warren at the apartment. He is a lovely, friendly guy who gave us a lot of information on the local area etc. The apartment is well stocked and thoughtfully set out with all you need for a relaxing break.The location is fantastic for London as it is only a 10 min tube ride from the city and then you are in the peaceful retreat of Highbury. The local area is good for all your shopping needs and the park was beautiful on a summer's evening. Ian was always available to communicate with as we prepared for the trip and the wine he left for us in the apartment was amazing! We will definitely return if we can get a booking in the future! Thank you.
15 Jul 2014
"Fantastic Spring Week in London"
My eldest son and I stayed at Fichi in the City in London. It was wonderful-- clean, well appointed, quiet, etc. It was handily close to 2 underground stops. I would recommend this apartment to anyone traveling to London.
23 Jun 2014
Very nice for a family of four with two girls, 11 and 13. Two bedrooms. Small but suit their purpose. Nice kitchen and living area. Good light. Large bathroom with good shower. Close to number 4 an… More
22 Jun 2014
"What a great location"
We loved this unit, it was set in a beautiful little village, with everything you need at hand. Even used the hairdresser here, haircut was great. It is so close to the centre, you only need to take… More
18 Jun 2014
"Comfortable accommodation in a great location"
We had a very comfortable stay in Highbury and found the access to London very easy. The No. 19 & 4 bus were so convenient to get to where we wanted and the walk to the tube was so easy.We will defini… More
7 May 2014
"A place to return to"
Location is excellent, close to all facilities and amenities for all tastes, yet in a quiet street and the apartment feels secure. The green spaces of Highbury Fields are round the corner and the area… More
21 Apr 2014
tolle lage: ruhig, jedoch mit u-bahn (2 stationen sind recht nah) und bus (haltestelle gleich um die ecke) ist man schnell überall. wohnung sehr gut ausgestattet und schön eingerichtet und renoviert… More
24 Mar 2014
"Great Islington accommodation in a quiet cul-de-sac"
I often have to travel to London for work and this apartment is ideally located being a short walk from the office, exceptionally comfortably furnished and situated in a quiet safe and relaxing locati… More
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