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2BR West-End Apartment +Balcony by Oxford St W1, Theatreland -Free Wifi+Longstay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

Overview

About the property

Uniquely Central Fully-equipped 2-Bed/1.5 Bath Self-Catering Flat Sleeps 1 to 4

Welcome to the very heart of London! Overlooking Soho and Covent Garden, this apartment has wonderful panoramic views of the capital, and is in walking distance of the main London tourist attractions...

Nearby is Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Picadilly Circus, The British Museum, Number 10 Downing Street, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, and The Tower of London...

Right outside your door are the main London shopping, restaurant, and theatre districts, plus cinemas, museums, art galleries, nightclubs, parks, 24-hour shops, etc. Excellent transport links to anywhere you need to go are offered because Tottenham Court Road Underground Station and Bus Stops are right next to the building ...

Our great location attracts both holiday-makers and business clients for both short and long stays from 1-week to several years.

Previous tenants include: Deutschebank, Ernst and Young, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, The Royal Opera House, Chicago The Musical and Borders Books-Music-Video Stores.

Apartments in this medium size 'high-rise' block start 6 levels up from street level and bedrooms have secondary glazing, so for such a central convenient location, many clients comment on how quiet they are. There are 2 fast, good-sized passenger lifts so you do not need to cope with lots of stairs!

The 2 bedrooms are arranged as Bedroom 1: 1 x SuperKing(UK 6ft wide x 6ft6' long) and Bedroom 2: 2 x Singles (UK 3ft wide x 6ft6' long).

If you would like to make a booking, there are very few terms and conditions(!) so just let me know your dates and request a booking form, or even simpler give me a call to book with credit card

To VIEW A FLOORPLAN of the London apartment, click on PHOTOS and see it in the gallery.

To VIEW THE LOCATION of the London apartment, click on the MAP or LOCATION icon/tab.

The nearest London Underground Station is just outside the building and is Tottenham Court Road (at the junctions of Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road and New Oxford Street).

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N E W S !: London Underground is rebuilding Tottenham Court Road Underground Station to relieve congestion, with a ticket hall nearly 6 times the current size, step free access and improved interchange. A new Crossrail line is being constructed, with services starting in 2017 providing 24 trains an hour. A new plazza is being created outside Centre Point. It will be great when finished, as tube journies from Heathrow will run direct to the apartment in 30 minutes - half the time it takes now! Please be aware that there is therefore construction work going on across the road, however we have had long let rentals in the building renew tenancies for 12 months, so it is not putting off renters. There may be WORKS going on (daytimes only) below the flat as the retail units are being refurbished this year

Please Note: This property is now set up to specialise in LONG-LET RENTALS (ie not nightly rentals)

Keywords: flat, duplex, apartment, condo, home, townhouse, suite, pied a terre, city centre, pad, base

More Details

Owner
Apartment Centre (Check-In Agent for Property Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Apartment Centre (Check-In Agent for Property Owner)

Professional working couple in 40's

Apartment Centre (Check-In Agent for Property Owner) purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Apartment Centre (Check-In Agent for Property Owner) chose London

The shops, restaurants, theatres, museums and the buzz of all of London life is on your doorstep, or steps away!

What makes this apartment unique

I love being so central, yet be able to sit on the balcony and watch London from uptop, or be inside and feel cocooned from city life whilst dipping in whenever I want.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent central location! The maid service mid-week was very nice – really freshened the place up. Kitchen was wonderful! Very efficient and well-equipped with a great view. It was nice having the sleeping area upstairs from the living area – with 4 guests we were able to have privacy when needed yet plenty of social space as well. We were pleased with the apartment. The location was so convenient and the view was fabulous. We were able to walk to many great restaurants and bars in Soho and Covent Garden (Il Forno, Rodos Greek Restaurant, First Out Café)
Oct 2002
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Amenities

Fitzrovia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , hand wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , UK Super King 6ft wide bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2x Single 3ft wide beds - can be linked to 1x Superking 6ft
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Mattress Pad
  • Both bedrooms have UK Super-King 6ft wide beds with zip and link. One bedroom is set up as 2x Single 3ft wide beds and the other bedroom as Super-King 6ft wide. Thick mattress toppers mean who do not feel any link.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
Notes:
Apartment Information Manual, A to Z Street Maps, Restaurant Guides and Tourist Information Leaflets and Magazines in all apartments.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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2BR West-End Apartment +Balcony by Oxford St W1, Theatreland -Free Wifi+Longstay
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 37 reviews
Auburn, Maine, USA
5

Perfect Flat.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Si. We choose London as a vacation spot for our family to reunite after 6 months and we could not have been happier with our choice of flats. First, Si was great. All of our inquiries were promptly answered. I know the big concern for this location was the construction, this was not a problem. Maybe some noise during business hours, but we were too busy enjoying London. We had the distinct fortune of staying during last week's heat wave, but following Si's instructions, we closed up tight during the day the and opened up at night and there was always a breeze. We were four adults and loved having the two bedrooms and two bathrooms and our favorite was having two floors. The flat was quiet, there was no noise between the living room and the upstairs, perfect for a group of independent adults. We really loved relaxing on the balcony in the evening and enjoying the city sites. This location is perfect for the theater district and within either walking distance to many sites or the tube. There is a tube station around the corner as well as many restaurants, pubs, shops and markets. We have no reservations renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful words. I'm so glad you enjoyed the flat and felt the location was perfect. Love to have you back again.
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Toronto, Canada
5

Absolutley Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this apartment was wonderful. Simon was waiting for us when we arrived, and went through all the details of the rental. The location was perfect – within a few minutes walking distance of all the shops, restaurants, and quaint little streets of Soho. The apartment had tons of space and all the amenities you can think of. The construction going on around the building (which Simon had forewarned us about) turned out to be a total non-event for us – it didn’t bother us in the least. No noise or inconvenience (the apartment is very soundproof). We loved coming “home” and relaxing after a busy day sight-seeing.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kind words and great renters. Thanks for calling it your "home", and for the great review. I would love to welcome you again anytime.
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3

Noisy with construction, adequate accommodations, nice location

  • 3 of 5

Do not plan on quiet at night, with the clubs and theaters below. Mornings were bright and loud with hammers and machines. No view, except of construction. Beds and linens were comfortable. Location very convenient. Our contact very responsive. Nearby shops, restaurants and pubs were nice. Carpet and decor could be updated. Overall, reasonable for the price.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. Whilst there is any local construction and noise going on from 8am to 6pm Mon to Fri (as allowed by the local council), we are both advising everyone in advance of this, and offering the generous discount. So I'm glad you found the price reasonable overall. It is totally out of our control, unfortunately, and is the result of the property boom in many areas of London. Regarding night time noise - there is secondary glazing to cut any noise at night, which is demonstrated to every one on move in. As there are no clubs or theatres below the apartment block, I am a little confused about your first line, and am wondering if one of the neighbouring flats had a party during your stay and that disturbed you?
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5

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

I am a mom who travelled with our 16 year old daughter and 15 year old son. This was a perfect location for us and the flat was laid out so that we all had our own space during our week's stay. The construction was a non-issue for us although the lift did not work one day which was a mild inconvenience. Si did a great job going over suggestions around London and the little quirks of the flat - every place has "character" - so that we would not have any questions during our stay. A suggestion well received by Si was that the pillows were too lofted for us and that there should be some softer pillows on hand for people like us. I wish I could keep our linens as sparkling white and fresh as in our home away from home.

Most flats we looked at had only one bath. This had 1.5 baths and the half bath made getting ready in the morning so much easier!

The location was great for us. Short walk to the station, the shows, and Covent Garden. We spent very little time during the day in the flat. Highly recommend Flat Iron right on Denmark Street (for meat lovers only) which is immediately out the front door. There is always a wait but they take you name and text you (even internationally) when your table is ready.

We would stay in this flat or any of the others Si manages in this building (as I think the difference is only color scheme and location in the building).

We booked Airport Direct for the early Sunday morning pick up. Despite being very clear the night before about the church as a location marker, the driver was confused and late and the operator was pretty useless. It cost 65 pounds and was a tight squeeze Prius. I would probably book an Uber which will allow you to drop a location pin which you need while streets are closed in the area for the construction.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review, which is great for our morale :). I'm glad the construction was a non-issue for you, and that you would stay again in any of our flats. It was very kind of you to leave the Oyster Travel Cards with credit on for us, plus the butter, milk and honey was appreciated. For everyone's info: Both of the lifts are being replaced for new, starting next week, as they are due for an upgrade and have in fact exceeded their life expectancy by many years. The Pillows we use are from the very expensive Dunlopillow brand, which give very good support and are generally praised by our guests. We also provide softer/lower pillows in the twin bedroom,(as younger heads tend to sleep there) and I noticed they had been selected when we did the cleaning. I will pass on your comments about providing Feather pillows, but I think the owners prefer non allergenic for health and safety reasons.
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Tervete, Zemgale, Latvia
5

3 Moth stay becomes 18-Moths stay > Loved this flat!

  • 5 of 5

We have just left this property with genuine sadness, after what started out as a 3 moth rental for a work placement in Central London. We extended and ended up staying 18 months (hence there are no other reviews in 2015/16, for anyone wondering) Due to work commitments we have to go home now, but we certainly recommend this flat, and we plan to try and live in London again in 2018. If not in this particular unit (it does get booked up), at an identical one in the same building. This will be great time to return to our "London Home", because all the construction work should be over. It has been very interesting watching it all happen (like a circus at times!) and the landscape has changed number of times from the balcony, but we love the plans for the Centre Point public square/plaza that is development right outside. This will make the exterior super modern, clean and inviting. And the Alfresco restaurants and coffee shops planed for directly below the block will add what is already great location for eating out. I can't really fault any of the service, or features of this apartment, because it was perfectly suited to us and our needs, with friendly management and lovely cleaning lady (we decided to keep here on a retainer). So I would recommend this property for anyone seeking a London bases particularly for a longer stay, and a especially while the rates are discounted to off set the contraction works going on around it. Fingers crossed when we return, we will be still offered a good deal and the gentrification won't have pushed it out of our budget. The London property market is still booming.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being wonderful long term guests. It was a delight to work with you, and to see you enjoy London and all it has to offer. It was very good of you to put up so graciously with the long-term construction work that is on our doorstep, as well as many other parts of the capital, of course. You are right, the Plaza right outside looks set to be amazing. A real improvement on what has gone before, with enhanced, safer pedestrian crossings, and also vehicular traffic directed further away from the balconies. That can only be a good thing. The whole neighbourhood seems to be being upgraded with new shops and restaurants, and yes we would love to welcome you back. As past guests, we would always offer you a discount and a great deal. Come back soon, and good luck with the next job offer.
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5

Such a great place!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best choices for this vacation. I stayed in two of the apartments. The first one, vety beautiful and the second one it really felt like home. Such a comfortable central area and I had a great night sleep even with all the construction was going on around the area. The funny thing is, it was so easy to find the way back, having that tall building tied next to other one. I truly recommend it to others who want to have a pleasant experience. Modern, comfortable and clean! I have not even a negative word to say about it and I'll definitely have consider it as a choice with no hesitation for the next time I'll be in London.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive words and stays with us. It is good feedback for me with all the construction boom going on in central London that you were not disturbed by the ongoing Crossrail and street works. Please come back and see us soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Heathrow; Gatwick(32); City(9) Luton+Stansted(34)
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Numerous choices on the doorstep!
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Dover or Southampton
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Euston/Kings Cross, Waterloo, Victoria, Paddington
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
M1 North London or M25 circular around London
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Numerous choices on the doorstep!
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Thames has small beach, otherwise Brighton 49 mile
Nearest Point of Interest
British Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Sainsburys Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Boots Chemist / Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Oxford Street Shopping!
Nearest Point of Interest
Theatreland, Restaurantland & Entertainment District
Car: not necessary

Choice of several nearby Fitness Centers with gym equipment, swimming pools, steam, saunas etc just minute or two walk from apartment, plus numerous spas/massage/beauty treatments, cinemas etc

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

LONG STAY RENTALS: If you prefer to pay UTILITY* suppliers yourself, the following discounts are currently offered for these long-stay rentals FULLY PRE-PAID IN ADVANCE 6-MONTH+ /26 WEEKS to 12-MONTH/52 WEEKS from £595 per week (*UTILITIES are: Council Tax, Water Rates, Electric, TV Licence, Phone + Internet). For other rentals INCLUSIVE of all bills, please see rates table.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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