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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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


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Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens - Superb Location.
average rating of 4.4411764 based on 49 reviews

Charming and budget friendly

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this place. It is a terrific price. The pictures are a bit locker and they have changed the furnishings around and it works better. A lovely duvet is on the bed. It is a great location for the tube and parks.

Don is a sweetie who gave us all the info we could need

This place is not fancy but is clean and cosy

It's four floors up and the elevator worked fine and the stairs are easy to use if you wish

We would stay there again and would and have recommended it.

Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Dad was most touched by your note. Please come back one day. Kind Regards Derek
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The flat is simple and unassuming, and a perfect home base for your holiday. The bed is comfortable, the water is hot, it’s clean and there’s WiFi, which is really all we need in a place to stay. We cooked in a couple of nights, and had everything necessary to prepare a simple meal. Don, Derek’s father, is delightful and will tell you all you need to know about the area. You’re close to 2 underground stations and can get anywhere you need to go with no problem. It’s not fancy, and is a little worn, but it’s homey and comfortable, and we would stay there again in a minute.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Anita. Kind Regards Derek
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet street. 4th floor studio, with a lift. Very close to Paddington Station, just a few blocks. Also only 2 blocks from Kensington/Hyde Park. 2 blocks from Lancaster Gate station. Clean, small. Adequate. Comfortable bed, but just a double size. Needs a bit of TLC, but worked for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Derek
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for two weeks in August, everything was exactly as stated which is always appreciated. Perfect size for two people who are out most of the day sightseeing and kitchen is big enough to cook meals as well. The elevator in the building was out of order most of the time and it is quite a trek to the top floor, but other than that we had a very pleasant stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Kelsey. Hopefully, the building management shall be able to get the lift sorted out soon.
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  • 5 of 5

This small self contained unit is in a perfect location close to Hyde Park, Paddington and Lancaster Gate stations. Great neighbourhood . 10 minute walk to Waitrose supermarket which Don will give you directions to. Room is small but larger than some hotel rooms I've stayed in...plenty big for two adults. We are both in our sixties and had no problems with the shower however if somebody was limited in their physical abilities, it could be a bit of a problem to get in and out. Don says that his son is going to replace it with a new shower unit which I would recommend. Elevator to the top floor is very small but worked every time. Front door to building was not always completely closed by users so a self closing mechanism would be better...for obvious security reasons. Neighbourhood was very safe and noise level during the evening was low. Bed was very comfortable. Try Sheila's Cafe on the corner....great breakfasts....although everything is in the apartment to cook your own. All in all a great place to stay ...worth the price.....great location and we will be back some day.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I shall pass on your comments to my father. Please come back to London one day. Kind Regards Derek
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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: June 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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An extremely convenient location with plenty of public transport but also many things within reach on foot.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55.39

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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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