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Spacious Apartment in Georgian Townhouse - Sleeps 4-5

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Exterior view of house in John St, Bloomsbury

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bloomsbury apartment description

The apartment occupies the top two floors of a Georgian house in Bloomsbury, a quiet, elegant corner of central London, close to Russell Square or Chancery Lane tube stations. Built in the 1790s, the building boasts 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), satellite TV and DVD player, power shower and modern bathroom. The spacious living room has two sofas and a TV plus a bookshelf stuffed with books which feature London, guidebooks for London, maps of London for you to take out with you, 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 and has a dining table and six chairs. A short but steep flight of stairs leads up to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom has a bath, separate shower, basin and toilet with 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 with large wardrobe, feature mirror and Victorian chest of drawers. 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 and highchair are available on request. Bed linen and towels included. A hairdryer, an iron and ironing board are provided. 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.

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. 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 from Paris and Brussells 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 and cleaning. 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.

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 3
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

            Baby Cot (Crib) available...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Large main bedroom with king size double bed, single bed (3 feet wide), bedside tables with reading lamps, Victorian chest of drawers, wardrobe, standalone mirror and hairdryer. Two windows with view to tree-lined Georgian street below. Second bedroom with two single beds (3½ feet wide), bedside lamps, mirror and Victorian chest of drawers. Speakers for use with mp3 players. View over London rooftops towards the West End and Telecom Tower....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            ...moreless

          • Modern bathroom with bath, shower in separate glass enclosure, toilet and hand basin....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This apartment is on the second and third floor of a 200-year old house. If you have difficulty with stairs, it really isn't suitable as there are two flights to the entrance and a further flight to the bedrooms. Please try not to bring a car, the parking in London is awful. Public transport is excellent with underground (tube) stations Russell Square and Chancery Lane both 7 mins walk away. Buses are 3 mins walk away and of course, famous London black taxicabs are always available. You can walk to many of the major sites, shops and entertainment. There is no outside space with this property, but for children, at the end of the street there is Coram's Fields, a delightful park with swings, slides, sand pit, farm animals and astro-turf football pitches. For adults, Russell Square is a pleasant green space with a cafe, fountains and wildlife to provide a respite from life in Europe's largest city....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Flat screen TV....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Sky Sports and all the cable channels....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                DVDs of a few films for you to watch for that one night of your stay when London has worn you right out....moreless

              • Books:

                Guidebooks for London (in English), A-Z maps of London, picture books of London and a good selection novels set in London as well as a few of the great English writers....moreless

              • Games:

                Chess, draughts and ludo....moreless

              • Toys:

                Puzzles, building bricks, picture books for the under 5s....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

                  • Sight Seeing

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Town

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        Dining table in the large kitchen with six chairs....moreless

                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Towels Provided:

                            One bath towel and one hand towel for each person staying....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            Washing machine which can also dry clothes....moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            Either use the washing machine's tumble dry feature or hang your clothes on the drier by the window which gets the sun all day....moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            Basic mobile phone available for your use. ...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Gas central heating with radiators in every room, Temperature controlled by you (thermostat in the living room)...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Crisp white sheets and warm duvets on every bed....moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free wireless internet access. You'll find the password in the black folder of information in the living room. ...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            Two large sofas, TV, books and games. Windows look out to Georgian street below or you can close the original 18th century wooden shutters....moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Security System
                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Thermos Bottle
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Internet

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen:

                            Fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and lots of pots, pans and utensils for cooking, Also includes washer/drier for clothes....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            Enough crockery and cutlery for six people to eat a three course meal. Plenty of mugs and glasses so you are not constantly washing up!...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            One cafétiere for filter coffee and one hob espresso maker....moreless

                          • Stove:

                            Four ring gas hob...moreless

                          • Oven:

                            Electric oven...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Set of six knives, wooden spoons, slotted spoon, garlic press, ...moreless

                          • Pantry Items:

                            Tea, coffee, sugar, pepper, salt and a variety of condiments, herbs and spices....moreless

                          • Toaster
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Microwave
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer 2014
                          May 24 - Sep 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,395
                          Autumn 2014
                          Sep 6 - Dec 22, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,295
                          Christmas 2014
                          Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,445
                          Winter 2015
                          Jan 6 - Mar 27, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,295
                          Easter 2015
                          Mar 28 - Apr 10, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,395
                          Early Summer 2015
                          Apr 11 - May 22, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,295
                          Summer 2015
                          May 23 - Sep 4, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,395
                          Autumn 2015
                          Sep 5 - Dec 22, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,295
                          Christmas 2015
                          Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,445
                          My Standard Rate
                          7 night min stay

                          £1,295

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          If you stay for two weeks or more, the price includes a weekly cleaner and a change of bed and bath linen.

                          You can check-in at 2pm on the first day of your stay. If you plan to arrive earlier, please let us know and if we can have the apartment ready earlier for you then we will. Check-out time is 10am on the final day of your stay. Please let us know before you arrive, if you wish to leave later.


                          Cancellation policy:

                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                          Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                          Location

                          18 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City
                          70 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Dover
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          St Pancras International (Eurostar) & Kings Cross
                          50 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          The Duke, Roger St - 'quirky little gastropub'
                          50 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Lady Ottoline Pub & Dining Rooms, Northington St

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          John St is in the historic area of Bloomsbury in 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, Carnaby St), theatres, art galleries and landmarks (Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben) is close by. Covent Garden (street theatre, opera house and shopping piazza) is an easy walk (25 mins). Heading East, you can stroll around the City of London, Europe's financial centre with its famous buildings (St Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin, medieval Tower of London, Tower Bridge). 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 & Law Courts.

                          Other Activities: sight-seeing, shopping, theatre, world class museums, art galleries, tourist attractions, historic places of interest, kids play park Coram's Fields

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2006

                          About the owner: This apartment is owned by Electric Marketing, a database marketing company set up in 1991 by Melissa Mackey. Electric Marketing's offices are on the ground and first floors of the building, the apartment is on the second and third floors. You will share a front door and hallway with our office team during weekdays, but no one will visit the apartment during your stay unless you come down to the ground floor and ask us for help. This means that there is always someone on site to help you if you have any problems eg lightbulb needs replacing or something is broken. Equally we are aware that most people want to be allowed to enjoy their holiday in private and we won't visit unless there is a serious issue that needs to be fixed. If you have a problem at the weekend, our contact phone numbers are in a black folder of useful information in the living room.

                          Why the Owner Chose Bloomsbury:
                          There is no doubt that John Street in Bloomsbury is a smart part of town, close to Grays Inn and full of barristers' chambers and legal firms. As well as the lawyers, our near neighbours are the Charles Dickens Museum, noted actors and artists as well as the TV news studios on Grays Inn Road. John Street and adjoining Doughty Street are steeped in history as these houses have stood for 250 years. It is a safe and secure part of London, walking distance to the West End and to the City of London, close to shops and restaurants and yet quiet at night so that you can sleep easily.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                          You are in the middle of London, close enough to walk to most of the places you'll want to visit, short bus or tube rides to other tourist must-sees, but this is a quiet, secure part of town with little night time traffic or noise.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english

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                          Photos

                          • Exterior view of house in John St, Bloomsbury

                            Exterior view of house in John St, Bloomsbury

                          • master bedroom

                            master bedroom

                          • Bedroom 2

                            Bedroom 2

                          • Bedroom 2

                            Bedroom 2

                          • kitchen with dining table

                            kitchen with dining table

                          • John St doorway

                            John St doorway

                          • St Paul's Cathedral - 20 mins walk east

                            St Paul's Cathedral - 20 mins walk east

                          • View of John Street from living room

                            View of John Street from living room

                          • British Museum - 10 mins walk west

                            British Museum - 10 mins walk west

                          • John Street in the snow

                            John Street in the snow

                          • Horse Guard at Buckingham Palace

                            Horse Guard at Buckingham Palace

                          • Buckingham Palace

                            Buckingham Palace

                          • Kitchen

                            Kitchen

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Mirror & wardrobe in master bedroom

                            Mirror & wardrobe in master bedroom

                          • Bathroom - bath & shower are to the left of photo

                            Bathroom - bath & shower are to the left of photo

                          • Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle

                            Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle

                          • Hallway shared with our offices on the ground floor. Stairs lead to apartment.

                            Hallway shared with our offices on the ground floor. Stairs lead to apartment.

                          • Russell Square - 8 minutes walk

                            Russell Square - 8 minutes walk

                          • New in July 2013: Olympic Park and Orbit re-open

                            New in July 2013: Olympic Park and Orbit re-open

                          • National Gallery in Trafalgar Square - 40 min walk

                            National Gallery in Trafalgar Square - 40 min walk

                          • 15 mins walk to trains for Paris at St Pancras

                            15 mins walk to trains for Paris at St Pancras

                          • Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament

                            Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament

                          • River Thames - 30 mins walk from apartment

                            River Thames - 30 mins walk from apartment

                          £1,295 - £1,445 per week (GBP)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

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                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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