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Excellent 5/5 Score from 10 reviews

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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

With excellent transport links into Central London, this bright two bedroom flat is ideal for family holidays and short city breaks in London. Just an hour from Folkstone, it is perfect for guests arriving from Europe by car via the Channel Tunnel or ferry. The journey time from Gatwick Airport is 45 minutes by train; Luton Airport 65 minutes by train; Heathrow and Stanstead an hour by taxi or an hour and a half by train. For UK guests we are under 15 minutes from junction 3 of the M25, or 10 minutes from the Blackwall Tunnel. The flat is equipped with families in mind, but is equally suitable for people of any age sharing a holiday in London together, or for business travellers. Sleeping arrangements are very flexible.

Opposite the family home home of Edith Nesbit, author of The Railway Children, Pegley Gardens is a short walk from the centre of Grove Park, which is dominated by its Victorian railway station. It is on the South-eastern mainline which runs from Hastings to Charing Cross so there are regular express services into central London. Stations served include Lewisham (8 mins) - for the Docklands Light Railway, London Bridge (15 mins) - for the London Underground, Waterloo East (20 mins) - for the South Bank, Charing Cross (25 mins) - for the West End, and Cannon Street (23 mins) - for the City of London. Night bus N136 leaves Trafalgar Square for Grove Park every 30 minutes throughout the night week nights and every 20 minutes weekend nights - but be warned, it is not fast!

Grove Park also has a post office, several small supermarkets, cafés, shops and restaurants. For shopping we recommend a trip to Oxford Street, and for a good restaurant or wine bar take a taxi or bus to Blackheath.

The flat has a small double bedroom, a large bedroom with a bunk bed and twin beds, a spacious lounge/dining room with a double sofabed, modern kitchen with breakfast bar and a new white suite bathroom. Sleeping capacity is eight, however, we recommend it is suitable for no more than 6 guests as it only has one bathroom; we charge slightly more for groups of 7 and 8 guests.

Other benefits include high speed broadband, WiFi throughout, TV with DVD player, washing machine and a private garden.

The accommodation is basic but clean and well equipped.

Check in 3pm or later, check out 11am or earlier, we can store bags.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport 60 km, Nearest railway: Grove Park 500 m
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The South East England region

The region is known for its countryside, which include the North Downs and the Chiltern Hills as well as two national parks: New Forest National Park and South Downs National Park. The River Thames flows through the region and its basin is known as the Thames Valley. It is also the location for a number of internationally-renowned places of interest, some of which include Cliveden in Buckinghamshire, Thorpe Park and RHS Wisley in Surrey, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Windsor Castle in Berkshire, Leeds Castle, the White Cliffs of Dover and Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, Brighton Pier in East Sussex, and Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. The region has several universities, the most famous being the University of Oxford, with its iconic buildings and boating on the Thames.

South East England is host to various sporting events and venues, including the annual Henley Royal Regatta, Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby. Wentworth Golf Club and Brands Hatch are also in the South East of England. Some of the events of the 2012 Summer Olympics were held in the South East, including the rowing at Eton Dorney in Buckinghamshire and part of the cycling road race in the Surrey Hills.

South East London

The south-east corner of London is one of its richest areas to explore, in part because until 1750 the only fixed crossing spanning the River Thames was at London Bridge. If you enter the area here and walk through the dense streets of Southwark, running east from Bankside to Rotherhithe, you'll discover an atmospheric jumble of venerable churches, towering warehouses, gentrified wharves and cobbled lanes leading to defiantly surviving pubs. Life is not stuck in the past, though - there is also an immense energy here, fuelled by floods of daily commuters and a spirit of renewal epitomised by Renzo Piano's Shard, the 72-storey “vertical city” now arising at London Bridge to become the tallest building in Western Europe.

There's more, for this is a place where cultural powerhouses and landmark attractions are lined up like dazzling jewels. There are the hugely popularly galleries of Tate Modern, the revitalised Southbank Centre, the consistently rewarding National Theatre, the confidently spinning London Eye – how much time can you spare?

The south east is also where London's love affair with the Thames and all waters beyond comes alive at Greenwich. A magnificent World Heritage Site graced with an elegant ensemble of regal and naval buildings dating from the 17th century, it includes the Royal Observatory where Greenwich Mean Time begins. Stretching south from Waterloo to Crystal Palace, east from Brixton to Woolwich, the south east has good transport connections – an essential stop for anyone looking for the best of London.

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30 Jun 2014



Perfect for visiting London with large family group - In our case four children and two adults. Clean, well equipped, reasonably priced, Just a short walk from the train station with trains running fr… More

12 Jun 2014


"Excellent apartment with great service"

We stayed in this flat while visiting in London with the family (2 adults + 3 children) and another couple. Even though we were such a big group (total of 7 people), the flat was big enough to sleep u… More

Thank you for your kind review. I am sorry that I was not able to meet you on this occasion. Perhaps next time...

9 Jun 2014


"The perfect stay for a great holiday"

We chose this flat because it was very professionally advertised and it was one of the only ones that did not increase the price according to the number of people who stayed. We sent off a few enquire… More

Thank you for your lovely review, I am sure others will find it useful. Thank you especially for the favourable report you gave of the kitchen, it is an important room in self-catering family accommodation.
Tom Crispin - June 2014

29 Apr 2014


"Comme chez des amis"

Nous avons séjourné à 5, deux adultes et trois ado dans l'appartement de Tom. Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour. Nous avons pu posé nos valises avant l'heure prévue, tout a … More

13 Dec 2013


"appartamento adatto per chi vuole visitare Londra e non spendere troppo"

L'appartamento si è rivelato esattamente come era stato presentato e il proprietario Tom è stato molto gentile e disponibile..facilmente raggiungibile con il treno(10 minuti)dalla stazione del… More

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.

9 Oct 2013


"Great base for seeing London"

We loved this place! It was perfectly located to enjoy London :)
Very clean and tidy and modern inside - a little cramped for eight of us, but not too bad.
The owners were helpful and friendly and really lovely.
Would totally recommend this place, and would love to stay here again next time we visit London!

8 adults in two bedrooms with just one bathroom was a first for my flat. It worked because I discussed with the group how they might manage bathroom times so some showered in the mornings and others in the evenings. However, just as important was the fact that the group were prepared to be flexible with each other.

I do not usually recommend this flat for more than six guests, especially if the guests are all adults. However, as this group has shown, it can work for larger groups, especially if everyone is prepared for the space to be a little cramped.

Tom Crispin - October 2013

18 Aug 2013


"Perfect for a family trip to London"

Nous avons loué cet appartement pour 4 personnes pendant une semaine. Il était très propre, bien équipé,bien rangé et très confortable. La station de train est à moins de 10 minutes de marche … More

Thank you for your kind words. It would be a pleasure to welcome you to my flat again.
Tom Crispin - August 2013

17 Aug 2013


"great place, not too far from London sights"

We are a family of eight (Mom, Dad, and six children) who stayed for a week. It's a little tight for that many people, but we are flexible and it worked out well. It's a lovely apartment and… More

I was a little anxious about having eight in my apartment, and I am please it all worked out well for you and that you had a great stay in London.
Tom Crispin - August 2013

4 Mar 2013


"It was an excellent experience."

Very good , comfortable accomodation, i would recommend it to a friend, It has everything that you may need for a long or a short stay, beyond the basics. It´s very well located , next to a a bus sta… More

Thank you for your informative review. We enjoyed having you as our guests, and if/when you visit London again it see your daughter we will be happy to host you.
Tom and Clare - March 2013

15 Feb 2013


"Great Flat. Great Landlord. Brilliant."

Stayed here for 6 nights in Feb. Landlord very helpful. Good communication. The flat is very good. Great location. Shops are just 2minutes away. Can't fault this place. Not expensive either. Bran… More

Thank you for the great review, and thank you for leaving the flat so clean and tidy on check-out; you will be welcome back anytime.

The local shops are a 5-10 minute walk away, as is the mainline railway station, the 2 minutes given in the review is by car.

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