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part of living room
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good
28 reviews
part of living room
exterior (before window replacement)
living / dining
main bedroom
bedroom 3
bedroom 2
bedroom 1
living room, 1 of 2 sofas
dining - living room
kitchen (R)
kitchen (L)
bedroom 1
living room
living room (part of)
bathroom / shower
Big Ben in the background
view from balcony
Secure entry
living room
send a postcard (view of flat behind)
The neighbours
Small local park
visit the golden hind Drake's flagship (local)
London Eye seen from the balcony
local street scene
bus stop
walk to vote here
neighbouring buidling (ex NAAFI HQ)
view from balcony, summer
new dining table and chairs
new central heating boiler
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
London, England
Clean and freshly decorated apartment suitable for families or groups seeking easy and rapid access to the many attractions of London. Some (Houses of Parliament, Imperial War Museum) close by, others (HMS Belfast, Oxford St, St Paul's cathedral) a short hop by public transport. Cooking facilities, internet, many TV channels and fresh laundry as standard. Code access to the secure block of flats and convenient key pick-up 1600 to 2200hrs, dining room and lounge not counted as beds. Two double bedrooms, one smaller room with a double bed, infant cot supplied, without bedding. Otherwise all linen towels etc provided and changed weekly or at each change of guest.
About the Owner, James H
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : May 2011
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
A comprehensive flat management manual (pdf format) is sent to each guest when the booking is complete. Best to save this to a portable device or print it out, it is useful (though the photos don't print very well as I've tried to limit the file size). I try to update it as often as possible to reflect temporary attractions (exhibitions, etc.).
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Listing #HL166454
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4 of 5 bubbles Very good - based on 28 reviews
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 for a stay in November 2015
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Paul W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Very well documented notes led us to the flat and keys handover. Preparation was excellent immaculately clean throughout with plenty of utensils etc for six guests. Our family enjoyed their stay, finding travel from their very easy. Supermarket close by much appreciated, and local pub very friendly with great atmosphere.

1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a bad impression of the building (old, dirty) and we found the apartment with butt and used swab in the tableware support (disgusting). There was no broom or squeegee to clean the apartment, and we found a lot of dirty things in the cabinets. There were no toilet paper, no soap for the dishwasher, no towel to dry...

Management response:

I am very sorry this visit did not go as well as most. In the week prior, I had some Leeds university students who pretty much trashed the place, including breaking the sofa. I advised of this, and the guests seemed OK, because I don't think a short holiday can be improved by having to wait in all day for...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 4 nights
Feb 23, 2017 -
Jun 1, 2017
spring 2017
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • cleaning and fresh laundry: $62 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
I try to be flexible about check in and check out times, except where guests leave and arrive on the same day, when I have to set a rule so that the cleaners can finish their job.
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About the neighborhood
Spring Gardens was once the pleasure grounds of central London. It has since been extensively built on. Then it was extensively bombed and redeveloped by the London County Council. Much that is good and interesting remains, including many small parks with facilities for children. Using a good map and avoiding main roads you will come across these on your way from more famous landmarks.<BR>Within easy (child) walking distance:<BR>Imperial War Museum<BR>Oval cricket ground<BR>MI6<BR>Lambeth Palace<BR>Kennington Park<BR>Vauxhall Park<BR>Vauxhall City Farm<BR>Tate Britain museum<BR>London Eye<BR>St Thomas Hospital (Florence Nightingale museum)<BR>Houses of Parliament<BR>Sea Life Aquarium<BR>New Covent Garden ma... more
Getting around
Vauxhall. Central zone, Victoria tube and overground railway. 6 minutes walk. Access to central London (Oxford Circus, Green Park, etc.)
Oval tube. Northern line zone 2. 6 minutes walk. Access to central London (Bank branch) 6 minutes walk.
Kennington tube. Zone 2, Northern line. Access to central London (Leicester Square, etc)
Elephant & Castle tube. Northern line zone 2, Bank branch. Also Bakerloo line for central London. Overground railway. 9 minutes walk.
Bus 196 right outside. To Elephant & Castle one way, to Vauxhall & places of little interest the other.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: London Gatwick: 18.6 mi
Railway: Vauxhall: 0.5 mi
Ferry: Dover: 62.1 mi
Most convenient airport is London Gatwick. Take train to Clapham Junction (2 stops), change to platform 9 or 10 and take train towards Waterloo but get off at Vauxhall (1 stop).<BR>Other airports: Heathrow, City, Luton, Stansted.<BR>Rail Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, then metro. Ferry to Dover then M2 & A2 to S London (Elephant & Castle) then see location map.<BR>Car not advised, parking and congestion charging restrictions, excellent public transport on the doorstep (choice of Underground & overground lines, buses, river transport.<BR>For groups of 6 a private taxi from the airport is probably best, ask for advice
Activities nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 43.5 mi.
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