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Spacious Apartment near British Museum, Bloomsbury – Home 16921 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Spacious Apartment near British Museum, Bloomsbury – Home 16921

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  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 68 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


John St is in the historic area of Bloomsbury, a quiet corner of Central London. You're in the heart of London but away from the crowds. Nearest tube stations are Russell Square (6 min walk) and Chancery Lane (7 mins), but you'll often find it as quick to walk to many of the main attractions. The British Museum is a 10 min walk and Charles Dickens' House (he wrote Oliver Twist here), is 1 minute away. London's West End with its fabulous shopping (Oxford St, Regent St), theatres, art galleries and landmarks (Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben) is close by. Covent Garden with its street theatre, opera house and shopping Piazza is an easy walk. Heading East, you can stroll around the City of London, Europe's financial centre with its famous buildings (St Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin, Tower of London, Wren churches, Tower Bridge). If you are not visiting London for pure pleasure, John St is close to Great Ormond Street Hospital, National Neurological

John St is in the historic area of Bloomsbury, a quiet corner of Central London. You're in the heart of London but away from the crowds. Nearest tube stations are Russell Square (6 min walk) and Chancery Lane (7 mins), but you'll often find it as quick to walk to many of the main attractions. The British Museum is a 10 min walk and Charles Dickens' House (he wrote Oliver Twist here), is 1 minute away. London's West End with its fabulous shopping (Oxford St, Regent St), theatres, art galleries and landmarks (Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben) is close by. Covent Garden with its street theatre, opera house and shopping Piazza is an easy walk. Heading East, you can stroll around the City of London, Europe's financial centre with its famous buildings (St Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin, Tower of London, Wren churches, Tower Bridge). If you are not visiting London for pure pleasure, John St is close to Great Ormond Street Hospital, National Neurological & Neurosurgery Hospital, University College London, Kings College, London School of Economics, the British Library & the Law Courts.

The apartment occupies the top two floors of a Georgian house in Bloomsbury that was built in the 1790s. The apartment offers all the luxuries of a modern home, including a fully-equipped kitchen (washer/drier for clothes, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer plus lots of pots, pans and utensils for cooking), spacious living area, two bedrooms and modern bathroom.

The living room has two sofas which seat six and a seat that can fold out into a sturdy, comfortable single bed. The TV has dozens of satellite channels, including Sky Sports, Sky Movies and kids channels. There is also a dvd player. Plus a bookshelf stuffed with books which feature London, guidebooks for London and maps of London for you to take out with you. We also have dvds, toys for young children and games.

Large windows with Georgian wooden shutters look out to the historic street below. The adjoining kitchen is spacious, well-equipped and has a dining table and six chairs.

A short, steep flight of stairs leads up to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom has a bath, separate power-shower, basin with mirror, toilet and a smart black and white tiled floor and heated towel rail.

The large master bedroom has a king-size double bed and a single bed along with large wardrobe, feature mirror and Victorian chest of drawers (look in the top drawer for the hairdryer). The second bedroom has two single beds (adult sized) with Victorian chest of drawers, hanging space for clothes and mirror. Both bedrooms have 'black-out' blinds so that you are not woken by early morning sun. A cot (baby's crib) and highchair are available on request.

Bed linen and towels are included. A hairdryer, an iron and ironing board are provided.

We've upgraded our wi-fi in March 2016 so that wif-fi connection is fast (and free) throughout the apartment.

This is an ideal holiday home for a family or couples looking to explore London from a central base. It is a six minute walk from Russell Square tube station (subway) or Chancery Lane tube station. We will send you full directions and a map of Bloomsbury when you book.

The apartment can sleep six people but with only one bathroom, it is best suited to a maximum of five adults.

Getting Here - Air: It is an easy journey from London Heathrow to John St, as the local tube (subway or underground) station runs directly to the airport. From there it's a 6 minute walk to the apartment. From other London airports (Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or City airports), you can take the train into the centre of London and make a short tube or taxi journey to the apartment. Let us know which airport you fly into and we will send you full directions when you book.

Getting Here - Rail: John St is a fifteen minute walk from the mainline stations, Kings Cross and St Pancras International where the Eurostar service for Paris, Lille, Brussels and Marseille now departs. Euston Station is a few minutes further away. It is a short bus ride from London Bridge and Waterloo stations. Paddington is a tube ride away.

No hidden extras: Price quoted includes VAT (sales tax), bed linen, towels, final cleaning and fast free wi-fi. There are no hidden extras to pay.

If you have any questions about the apartment, the local area or London generally, please get in touch by email or phone.

Location description from owner

The England region

With 7m people speaking 300 languages, London offers something for everyone. It offers you world class attractions such as the Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, London Eye and the British Museum which is very close to this apartment. Or you can go shopping in Oxford Street, Bond St, Carnaby Street, Regent Street, Knightsbridge, Covent Garden, trendy Camden Market (a must for teenagers and 20somethings) or the Portobello Road antiques market in Notting Hill. There is an ever changing variety of things to do in London; art galleries, theatres, clubs, rock and pop concerts, classical music performances, jazz clubs, comedy clubs, cinema, sporting events and Premier League Football matches (the Emirates stadium where Arsenal play football is in nearby Islington). The apartment has a small collection of guide books and restaurant guides to help you get the most out of your stay in central London plus some novels that are set in London.

Central London/Zone 1

London is an ever-changing city. If you have not visited for a few years, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford is now open with a huge range of things to do from cycling at the Velodrome and the BMX track to swimming in the Olympic pool or taking in the views from the top of the Orbit sculpture. The cable cars across the River Thames opened in summer 2012 and you can now walk across the roof of The O2 Stadium (formerly the Millennium Dome) in North Greenwich (great for the adventurous over-10s but not so good if you don't like heights!).

But if you would like to stay local to John Street, you can spend a quiet afternoon wandering around the garden squares of Georgian Bloomsbury, where Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set once lived, browsing in the small shops in the charming Lambs Conduit Street, having a drink in a Victorian pub (The Lamb is good). There are lots of restaurants and cafes within a ten minute walk of the apartment to suit all budgets and tastes. Or you can walk east to the off-beat district of Clerkenwell (stop and look at the medieval St Johns Gate) where there are many more restaurants plus quirky shops in Exmouth Market. Further east takes you to uber-trendy Shoreditch and Hoxton to clubland, art happenings and shopping in Shoreditch BoxPark. On a fine day a walk by the River Thames can offer great views of London; from St Pauls Cathedral you can cross the Millennium Bridge and along the South Bank take in Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Tate Modern art gallery, a second hand book market, the National Theatre, Festival Hall, London Eye and Lambeth Palace. Then you are at Westminster Bridge, so view the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from across the river, maybe visit Westminster Abbey and stroll up Whitehall, past Downing Street to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery or the National Portrait Gallery.

If you are coming to London on business, John Street is a short journey to the City (catch the bus or 25 minutes walk) and also to the West End. For academics, the British Library, University College London, Kings College and the London School of Economics are close by. For lawyers, the Royal Courts of Justice and Lincolns Inn are a 20 min walk and Grays Inn is at the end of John Street. The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London Homeopathic Hospital and the Eastman Hospital are within a short walking distance.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time:12:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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About the owner

Melissa M
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Calendar updated::
22 Mar 2017
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+44 20741 97282
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Languages spoken: English

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Nov 2006. Located in Central London/Zone 1, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1295 to £1395.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 22 Mar 2017.


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Guest reviews

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“Beautiful, clean, light, warm apartment in excellent location with great host.”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2013

We had a wonderful stay in Melissa's apartment. She is a fantastic hostess. Melissa provides a comprehensive folder about the apartment, local area, pubs... which was invaluable. The apartment itself was 5 star with everything you could wish for. We stayed warm even when it was snowing outside. We highly reccommend this accomodation. Thank you Melissa.

“Perfect London Base for Family”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2013

Our Australian family of 2 adults and 3 teenagers stayed at this lovely London apartment for 8 nights in late September/early October, 2012. It was in a perfect location and satisfied all our family's needs. Bloomsbury is a refined, safe area within easy walking distance of 2 tube stations - Russell Square and Chancery Lane. We used Russell Square most and also did our grocery shopping at the Brunswick Centre, opposite the station. All of London seemed to be at our fingertips via the tube, though we enjoyed our walks around Bloomsbury, to the British Museum and Covent Garden. The apartment itself was delightful and situated on the two floors above the owners' business, so security felt even greater during the day. There were 44 steps leading up to the apartment and 14 stairs between the apartment's two levels. There was no elevator. All rooms in the apartment felt spacious and homely and there was lots of natural light. Bedding was comfortable, cleaning of a good standard and storage space was ample. Wifi connection we found worked best in the living room, which also had plenty of handy maps and books for reading about London's attractions. The kitchen had everything we needed for a family of five. Noise levels at night were absolutely minimal. Fantastic! Communication, booking and check-in were very easy and we found the owners, Melissa and Robert, professional, flexible and reliable. We would highly recommend 22 John Street as a comfortable family base to explore all the wonders London has to offer.

Owner's reply: We realise that the stairs can be a shock if you are used to lifts/elevators and 21st century lateral living. We offer you part of a 200 year old house with unique character and beauty in a historic street in London. We feel this would be compromised by putting in an elevator/lift (and we'd never get planning permission as this lovely building is grade 2 listed and protected by some pretty stiff laws). We make it very clear on our descriptions that this apartment is not suitable if you have difficulty with stairs.

“Good Location, Comfortable, Warm and Clean!”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2012

Stayed at the 22 John Street apartment with wife and 3 kids (ages 11, 8 and 2) from 11th to 19th November. Happy with the location (Central and Picaddily line tube stations within acceptable walking distance though you'd probably need a stroller for kids aged below 4) and delighted with the state and condition of the apartment. It was very homely, comfortable and (most importantly) clean and provided us with a suitable base for our London exploits. There were also some good reading materials provided (London-based subjects in general) including general information on the locality and amenities near the apartment which we found very useful. In general, we were very satisfied with the overall condition of the apartment and would not hesitate staying here again should we return to London in future.

“A perfect place for family holiday makers to London”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2012

This flat is a perfect place for family. It’s is located in a quiet area, but very convenient for sightseeing and shopping. Rooms are clean and two bed rooms are spacious enough for five of us. Kitchen is well equipped. Living room is relaxing. We had a small problem in hot water supply on the first day. But, we did not need to worry as this apartment has a backup electric hot water supply system. On the next day, Melissa called a plumber, and the problem was solved immediately even it was on Sunday. Visited form Tokyo, Japan, August 2012.

“Wonderful spacious apartment in ideal London location”

Reviewed 17 Apr 2012

My family of 5 (3 children) stayed 7 nights at this wonderful central London apartment. It was perfect in terms of proximity to most London attractions, it was easy to walk to most things, including the shops at Russell Square, and also to the tube stations. We loved how spacious, clean and beautifully restored the apartment is and how quiet the street is at night. It made visiting London with the family so much more enjoyable than staying at a hotel. We would not hesitate staying in this apartment again and would recommend it to anyone as a great base when staying in London.

“Clean, spacious, uncluttered and ideally located”

Reviewed 12 Nov 2011

As a family, we have stayed in a few apartments while on holiday in London. This one was by far the best. Melissa was kind and accommodating and the apartment fantastic. Large sash windows which open fully provided us with plenty of fresh air during the sticky Summer (yes, the Brits do have Summer) and loads of natural light. All rooms are incredibly spacious and the apartment really private. John's Road is ideally situated for Central London - close to a number of tube stations but we mainly used the frequent buses we were able to catch at the end of John Road. We actually found John Road more accessible to Central London than our previous apartment in Kensington. The apartment is kitted out with everything one would need including a cell phone for guests to use and a wonderful file of information on local buses, restaurants, shopping areas etc. We would love to return to this apartment.

“This was a fabulous central London flat with wonderful owners who went above and beyond for us.”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2011

This lovely high-ceilinged, airy, and bright flat, with its large windows and polished floors, just down the street from the Dickens Museum, was a pleasure to come home to each day. We cooked most of our meals in the well-equipped kitchen, did our laundry at home, and had every resource available. Groceries were within easy walking distance, as were the British Museum, the British Library, and numerous galleries, restaurants, bookstores, wine bars and pubs. The neighbourhood is safe and pleasant, with a famous children's playground just around the corner. Direct buses to theatres or shops were all within a few minutes' walk. The owners were helpful and considerate beyond what anyone could have expected. One instance of many kindnesses is that when I left a pearl necklace behind in the flat after our departure, they special air-delivered it to me, without charging for the service. We give 22 John Street our highest recommendation.

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