We've spent a lot of time in London over the past 55 years, but this was our first stay in this part of town. Although the "attractions" in the immediate vicinity are few, the location, with Farringdon Station (Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan Lines, plus Thameslink and pretty soon, the new Elizabeth Line), just 100 meters away from your front door, is ideal, providing easy access to wherever you want to go. There are plenty of good restaurants and pubs within walking distance, and a Tesco and Sainsbury literally a few steps away for getting food and drink supplies for the apartment.
A well equipped kitchen, showers with good pressure and plenty of hot water, TV, sound system, washer-dryer, dishwasher are among the amenities.
The flat is on the sixth floor, with a good efficient elevator, and it is very quiet. Close the heavy bedroom curtains to keep out the morning light, and you can sleep as late as you'd like.
Sandy met us at the apartment when we arrived form the airport (Piccadilly line to King's Cross-St. Pancras Platform 6, and a short walk to the Circle Line, Platform 2, from which one stop to Farringdon) and explained everything we needed to know. If any issues were to arise, it is easy to reach Sandy by phone or email, but our stay was issue-free. For the return trip to the airport, during morning rush hour, we hired a taxi . . . I wouldn't recommend trying to wrangle suitcases onto rush hour trains that, unlike the empty Piccadilly Line trains departing from Heathrow, are packed with commuters.
There is a reason this place has uniformly excellent reviews . . .it IS excellent!.
This is a very specious apartment right next to the tube station and within 30 min (or less) walking to all major attractions. Night views from the round-shaped office were very nice. This apartment has everything a family needs for its stay in London. The owner even has electrical adapters for those outside the UK. Computer and printer are there too in case you wanted to print directions or boarding passes. Check-in/check-out process was very easy. Sandy met us at the apartment and gave us an overview of the amenities, gave recommendations regarding eating and transportation. As there was more to see in London that we were able to accomplish, we will surely be back and will contact Sandy to stay in his apartment again.
The owner Sandy was there to meet us and is very gracious and helpful in getting us settled and acquainted with the apartment. Location is perfect for quick access to the tube and trains, two supermarkets and pharmacy are steps away. Excellent restaurants and pubs are close by. The grandparents even walked home from the west end theater one evening!
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Penthouse was spacious and accommodated 6 adults without any problems. Location was perfect for getting around London to explore the many sites available. Apartment was furnished with all the things to make us feel at home. Definitely would rent this unit again.