After staying in an apartment in Paris and the freedom and space that offered, we cancelled a hotel in London and decided to pick an apartment. We looked at a Tube map, picked a main line (Piccadilly Line) and worked our way back from the terminus (Cock Fosters) through the villages/towns searching for an apartment. We came across Crompton Court and were lucky enough to snag a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment for a reasonable cost, similar to what the majority of London hotels were offering per night. We were a bit worried about the location from reading some other reviews but as we do not roam around at night we went ahead and we were really happy we did. The location is terrific; 2 minutes' walk to the Tube station at Wood Green which has you in Piccadilly Circus central London under half an hour. 2 minutes's walk another direction to the a huge shopping centre and buzzing HIgh Road. Staying in Wood Green gave us a taste of what real London living is about with its United Nations of people, shops, etc and we took the opportunity to take some local bus trips too, in addition to some days in the centre of London doing the tourist sites.
Check-in at the hotel was quick and easy and the apartment was excellent. Two large bedrooms, two full bathrooms (one with full bath and shower, the ensuite having a fabulous fun electric shower: radio, steam, various jets, etc), large fully equipped kitchen including salt and pepper, tea towel, variety of sharp knives, dishwasher, fridge and freezer with filled ice cube tray, washing machine and dryer in its own room with a drying rack, large lounge with comfortable lounge and two chairs, Sony Bravia TV, DVD player, dining table for 6, and a bonus large balcony with sunshine streaming in on the sunny days.
It was a very quiet block, we did not hear anyone and only saw one family one day, the location was on a secondary road so there was some noise but there was double glazing so it was not too bad (putting on the fan helped to block noise) Central heating was also in place. Overall we would not hesitate to stay there again.
An outdoor setting on the balcony would have been nice; we took the dining chairs outside
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