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Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens - Superb Location.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

'Cheap and Cheerful' in a Superb Location is exactly what it is. This is a small, 20 square meter (215 square feet) studio flat with lots of light and a superb location with WiFi. STRICTLY NON SMOKING

NOTE ABOUT MINIMUM STAY: Please write to ask if you wish to fill a shorter stay gap.

Note: The flat has now been repainted, the wooden Venetian blinds have been replaced with white blinds (be careful not to be too rough with the cords please), Thick white curtains for the winter. New flooring. Nice and fresh. The bath tub is old and there is a shower overhead.

The Studio: Located on the 4th floor (5th floor for North Americans), with lift, with rooftop views. The whole of one wall is window so the flat is very light indeed. One comfortable double bed, ample storage space, desk, TV, small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, sink, two ring hob to cook on, kettle, storage, cutlery and crockery.

Bathroom with wash basin, bathtub with overhead shower, toilet.

Ideal for a single or a couple visiting London for a week or more. Although small, it is very light and airy. The location is absolutely superb with the whole of London within very easy reach.

Where is it? : Just over a minute's walk from Kensington Gardens with the Peter Pan statue, Italian fountains, Kensington Palace. This just next to where Kensington Gardens joins Hyde Park. Wonderful for strolls and picnics. Walk through the park to the Royal Albert Hall, the museums of South Kensington and the up market areas of Kensington and Knightsbridge (with Harvey Nichols and Harrods).

A 15 minute walk (if you don't want to take one of the many buses or the tube) to Park Lane, Mayfair or Oxford Street (Selfridges) or a little further to Bond Street.

A 20 minute walk, or a short bus ride to Portobello Road.

Transport is fantastic in this area: The flat is a two minute walk from Lancaster Gate tube station - very frequent and short journeys to Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road (for Soho and Theatreland) OR to Notting Hill, Holland Park or Shepherds Bush for the largest city centre shopping centre in Europe - Westfield.

Many and frequent buses.

If this is not enough, you will be a 5 minute walk from Paddington station with the Heathrow Express, Heathrow Connect and another 4 tube/underground lines. Mainline trains to the West of England - Bath, Oxford etc, Wales.

Many buses available here too.

Queensway, a 24 hour International eating area is just a 10 minute walk away.

Super Location - London could not be easier than from this spot.

NOTE: Check in - We always try to get you in as soon as possible however, if your flight arrives early in the morning you must understand that you will not be able to enter the studio until 1100 - that is the earliest we could do it.

Check out is by 1100.


Keywords: Studio

More Details

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Derek

Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to stay in Central London for such a reasonable price. I really think I was lucky to find your wonderfully light studio at such a bargain price.

The location was superb, as you had promised and the studio, although small, was more than adequate for my six month stay.

I shall be in touch again when I next come to London.


Aug 2012
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Bayswater Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Television
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens - Superb Location.
average rating of 4.448276 based on 44 reviews

Small, but clean studio in a great location. Would definitely stay again on my next London trip.

  • 5 of 5

Small, but clean studio in a great location. Would definitely stay again on my next London trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Derek
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A nice, little flat close to London heart

  • 5 of 5

The flat is small but has absolutely everything needed for a week's vacation in London. Very light and clean. It is on the top, fourth floor, but there is a lift. Pretty quiet at night; in the evenings, though, you might hear the neighbours. The bed is very comfortable, there are two hot rings, microwave etc., exactly as advertised. A very small bathroom, a bit outdated, but clean. The location is great; steps to the Tube (Central Line), 5 minutes to Paddington Station, 10 minutes to a Waitrose supermarket, pubs/restaurants next door. Walking distance to the Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum. For those who like longer walks, only two miles to Piccadilly Circus, and the walk in itself is great, along (or through) Hyde Park and then nice, cosy streets of Mayfair.

The owners are great, very fast to respond and helpful. Even if you didn't have a chance to plan in advance your sightseeing itinerary, Don, the owner's dad, who will meet you on your arrival at the flat, will give you great hints so that you won't miss anything. You will find maps and other helpful tips in a box under the window-sill. There is internet connection, which is also helpful.

If you are a couple going on vacation to London, we would definitely recommend this location.

Thank you, Don and Derek, for all of your guidance and hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Natalia. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and London. Please come back one day. Kind Regards Derek
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Glendale, Arizona USA

Small but comfortable in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is small but has everything you need. It is conveniently located by the beautiful Kensington Garden and Kensington palace on a quiet street. Close to Paddington station.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theresa for your kind words. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Derek
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Edmonton, Alberta Canada

Well located efficiently apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as advertised. While small, it was clean, light-filled and superbly located. While there is no private outdoor space, Kensington and Hyde Parks were a 3 minute (we timed it!) walk away and we often took our coffee to sit in the Italian Garden. Derek was very easy to deal with. Any questions were answered promptly and with details and when our plans changed, he accommodated our request for early arrival with no complaint. Derek's father Don met us at the apartment and was an absolute delight. He filled us in on not only the apartment but also on any attractions we may want to visit. Highly recommended and we would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was as advertised we were satisfied

  • 4 of 5

Small apartment in great area. Comfortable bed nice little dinette. Shower head was terrible but we managed. Elevator worked most of the time except when a resident on floor 2 would not close the door properly. I would recomend this to travelers that don't need perfection but want a good clean place.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Yes, it is "cheap and cheerful". Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic Location. The apartment is small but well equipped. We felt very secure and safe during our 5 night stay. The large windows give it an open feeling. There was lots of storage area. The only negative is the tiny bathroom, but we knew that in advance and had no problems with it. What do you need other than lots of hot water?

A huge plus was meeting Derek's Dad who gave much of good advice including the best place to buy groceries which is Sainsbury at Paddington. He was a true joy to talk with. We lost a key and had immediate communication with Derek about the cost to replace (10 pounds).

From the apartment it is less than 5 min to the Lancaster Gate tube station where you can get your Oyster card. We were 2 minutes from Hyde Park. We walked to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the canal and Regants Park and other locations. Would definitely stay there again.

Thank you Derek and Don

Jim and Ellie Stephens

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jim and Ellie Thank you for your kind words and than you for coming. Regards Derek
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An extremely convenient location with plenty of public transport but also many things within reach on foot.


Rates & Availability

Bayswater Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
One Nighter
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
One Nighter
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
One Nighter
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $51.74

Minimum stay of 3 nights although occasionally it may be available for 1 or two nights - please look at the calendar.
There is one rate: 70 pounds per night plus a one off departure cleaning fee of 40 pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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