I've been hunting for a place to rent for a 3 week stay in London next summer (far ahead of time to be looking, I know) and I found a seemingly perfect place for me in Chelsea Cloisters. It's a great location in the city, seems to be a safe area for a solo female traveller, and the apartment is exactly what I'm looking for - AND exactly at my budget (~$2000 USD).
The only downside I see is that it's on the ground floor. The window has curtains, though, and only has smaller windows that open (i.e. a human could not get through them), so it doesnt bother me much (bothers my mother a lot...).
However, now I heard something about CC being a "haven for prostitutes." The only article I found was from 2004 and the last forum post I saw on here referring to it was from 2006, and a commenter said they had thought the owner was cleaning that up and ending that nonsense (tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g186338-i17-k44473…). Has anyone heard about this or know anything about this building that I should know about?
I'm only going to be there for 3 weeks, it's not the rest of my life, but would also like to avoid a bad situation if this is all true... Thanks, all!!