About the property
- Apartment500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
This bright, elegant Georgian (1760's) apartment is your perfect pied-a-terre in Central London. Situated in Handel St. a quiet, tree lined side street just off Brunswick Sq. in the heart of Bloomsbury, the flat is barely five minutes walk from Russell Square tube (Piccadilly line) or the red double decker buses on Woburn Place/Southampton Row. A pleasant ten minute walk though Russell Sq Gardens and you're at the British Museum and UCL Campus or walk North to Euston Rd for the British Library and St Pancras (Eurostar). To the South (two tube stops) or 20 minutes walk, takes you to Covent Garden, Shaftesbury Ave and the West End theatres.
The whole building was completely refurbished in 2005 and this first floor flat (US second floor) is a charming place to return to after a busy day of sight seeing or shopping. Retaining the original marble fireplace and painted wooden shutters, the high ceilings and long Georgian windows give a feeling of space and light whilst modern, quality furniture ensures your comfort. All has been recently painted in cool grey with white woodwork with deep pile fitted carpet throughout.
The queen-size bed has pocket spring mattress and the sofa bed is very comfortable. The arm chairs are of cream leather, the kitchen area is fully equipped and the pull-out dining table can seat four or more if necessary. The bathroom, newly refurbished in 2013 now has a full walk in shower with 'deluge' shower head, heated marble tiled floor, heated towel rail, toilet and basin. The separate utility/laundry room on the landing has a sink, washer and dryer, iron/board and room to store luggage.
The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsburys new High St. is moments away and affords great grocery shopping at gourmet supermarket Waitrose, two Chemists, a Starbucks, plus an interesting Farmers Market on Weds and Sats serving great street food! The arty Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema has been newly rebuilt, now having six screens and couple of bars .
Travel to the flat is excellent with Heathrow barely an hour away, straight through on the Piccadilly line. Also easy to get to Euston, Marylebone and Paddington for trains. The Eurostar train to Paris/Brussels is 10 minutes walk or one tube stop. Liverpool St.(Stanstead) or Victoria (Gatwick) are a short ride away by cab, all of which give this bijou 'home away from home' the advantage of a most central location whilst enjoying a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood setting.
A recent visitor from VA says...'we LOVED the flat. The location was superb, we fell in love with Waitrose and enjoyed walking in the gardens nearby. The light was wonderful and the history of the house fascinating, we had never seen windows with shutters like that! You had thought of everything - the advantage of you the owners living here part of the time is that it is so well equipped and comfortable. We definitely want to come again.
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- May 22, 2018
About Judith Loft
Judith and Ed live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Judith is a Brit who lived and worked for many years in London before meeting Ed in Rome one sunny morning in June 1994! They were married in London 1995 and she moved permanently to the USA. However...her family, children and grandchildren all live in London, with eldest daughter and family in Brussels. Having their own base in central London was something they wanted to have when Ed retired and now they are able to spend about three months every year in their own lovely little pied-a-terre on Handel St.
Judith Loft purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Judith Loft chose King's Cross
We wanted a flat that was as central as we could afford, with easy access by tube and by foot to theaters, museums and with good local shopping. We stayed at the Russell Sq Hotel for a few nights to attend a family wedding and realized the area answered all these criteria. Quite by chance we found the property in nearby Handel St. It was in the process of being refurbished and the flats just coming on the market. It didn't take long to decide that we wanted to buy. The building itself is lovely, 1760's Georgian with long windows looking out onto a quiet side street. A plus is an easy walk to the British Museum, British Library, St. Pancras and yet moments from neccesary good shopping!
What makes this Apartment unique
The flat is amazingly convenient for all the urban delights offered by being in such a central situation. The nearby Brunswick Centre re-opened recently with it's fun shops and restaurants and The British Museum is a 10 minute stroll across Russell Sq. But the extra bonus is the Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras. In ten minutes or so you can wheel your bag up to the check in, hop on the early morning train and 2 hours later enjoy a mid morning coffee and croissant in Paris or Brussels!
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We'll be back
This was our 3rd stay at the Handel Street flat and it was as delightful and comfortable as the others - and even a little longer. The flat has everything you need, including a Waitrose grocery store one block away. The bed is comfortable, the bath as modern as you can get, and the kitchen, although small, has everything you need for a simple meal (that's all I prepared) and probably for a more complicated one. The sitting area is spacious and has two comfortable chairs and a sofa. And a real treat is heading for your shower and discovering the heated bathroom floor and towel rack. And finally, the location just can't be beat - in the heart of London on a quiet residential street.
Judith, the owner, and her property manager and daughter, Antonia, are always available in case of a problem. We arranged our trip this year to be able to stay at Handel Street and next trip, we'll plan to stay there as well.
This was our second year here
Coming back for a month, it felt once again like home. It is quiet, very bright which is important during winter months.
It's been so well thought out for one's comfort.
The neighbourhood is so pleasant.
Easy to get to St Pancras, Russell Sq, a wonderful Waitorse, 3 min away.
It's a wonderful flat , we hope to go back
Thank you so much for your lovely review! Was great to have you back in H St. again and also that you met another one of my lovely daughters!
We look forward to you both coming back again next year.
Very best regards, Judith
Our home away from home in London
We look on this wonderful cozy flat in Camden as our home away from home in London. The location is one of the best that we've stayed at while in London as you have easy access to St. Pancras for a day trip to Paris, great food stores and restaurants, and you can walk to everything you want to go to in London. The flat kitchen is outfitted with everything you need to prepare meals, the lighting is great for reading and the chairs by the windows are super comfy. We stayed for a month this time and are looking forward to 2019 when we hope to stay in this very comfy flat for 6 weeks. Highly recommend this gem for anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay in London.
Thank you for such a delightful review and very glad you enjoy our little pied a terre in Handel St.
Re 2019... give me a heads up as soon as you have any potential plans so can pencil something in for you....'regulars' who want longer periods are sometimes disappointed not to get the span they want eg we intend to be in situ over Xmas up to Feb18 in '19.
So much fun!
Great location! Great apartment! Would go back in a second! Nice quiet neighborhood! Close to stores and restaurants. Nice parks nearby. My only fear is that it will always be booked up... I hope not.
Great location and well maintained!!
This flat is in a wonderful location. It's perfect for a couple and us very well maintained. You can get anywhere from here easily and the flat has everything you could need. Stayed here for two weeks and already planning a return journey!!
Great location and really well set up for an extended stay, groceries, cafes, movies, tube in 5 mins
Great location and well set up for extended stay, everything you need in 5 mins walk, some interesting small museums a bonus
A small quiet street yet moments from excellent grocery shopping, selection of good restaurants serving international foods, delightful parks and very good local and international transport connections.
Only four tube stops to Piccadilly, barely twenty minutes walk to Convent Garden, Soho, theaters and under ten to British Museum, British Library, or St Pancras Intl. for Eurostar to Paris or Brussels.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
One week minimum stay for 60+ day advance booking; Otherwise five night minimum.