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Adjacent to Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Very Central Within Easy Walking Distance To Major Tourist Attractions

Our apartment, adjacent to Buckingham Palace offers unrivalled access to all that London has to offer, including three Royal Residences, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, the London Eye, National Gallery, West End Theatres & every conceivable store.

All the following attractions are within a leisurely 10 minute walk from the apartment:

Buckingham Palace

St James Palace

St James Park

Westminster Abbey

London Eye

Big Ben & Houses of Parliament & Lords

10 Downing Street - Home of the Prime Minister

Horse Guards Parade Ground

Trafalgar Square & National Gallery

Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms

Green Park and More Much More

Located in the heart of Central London, a neighbourhood known as Westminster that is a fusion of old and new, packed with iconic landmarks and listed buildings. It’s a blend of palaces, pubs, brimming boutiques and peaceful parks in the heart of the capital’s political quarter.

Transfers from Heathrow, Gatwick Airport or EuroStar Terminal are straightforward and without fuss. Full details of options and routes are available on request. We offer secure luggage storage for early arrivals/late departures.

Guests receive with our compliments:

2 Cell Phones (for use of).

Superfast Wifi.

24 Hour Emergency Contact Number.

Guidebooks and Maps.

Towels and Toiletries.

Our apartment is in a Central, Safe Neighbourhood. The apartment building has a lift (elevator) to all floors and secured by CCTV. We are proud to have been welcoming guests since 2010 to our family owned apartment and look forward to welcoming you too.

If you have any queries or questions about the apartment, location or London in general please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details

Owner
Marc & Lizzy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Marc & Lizzy

My apartment is situated in the Regal and Historical area of London's St James's Park and is one of only a handful of private residences close to the Palaces & Parks. I will do everything possible to ensure you enjoy your stay in London and leave with many happy memories - Marc

Marc & Lizzy purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Marc & Lizzy chose London

Location, Location, Location. My apartment is in the heart of this wonderful city. This apartment is unbeatable and simply outstanding. On my doorstep is all that England has to offer and I share it with Royalty.

What makes this apartment unique

If you opt to venture outside Greater London, very easily accessible are

* Windsor Castle

* Oxford

* Cambridge

* Brighton

* Hampton Court Palace

* Stonehenge

* Stratford upon Avon

* Legoland

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived Eurostar after our trip of Paris and found this lovely apartment a wonderful choice even the tea and biscuits was a site for tired eyes, many many sites right on our doorstep was amazing. With this in mind we were able to very easily and safely walk most places and the underground station is also next door to the apartment for further afield. We felt like neighbours to the queen and the prime minister.
Dec 2011
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Map

St. James's Palace
"The Palace was built by Henry VIII in 1531 and has been the setting for some of the most imp..."
Westminster Abbey
"The Abbey is in the heart of London and has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the..."
Buckingham Palace
"The official London residence of Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh and their immedia..."
London Eye
"An iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular ..."
Big Ben
"Is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the UK, the House of Lords and t..."
Number 10 Downing Street
"Home to the Prime Minister and his family."
Clarence House
"The official London residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and Princes..."
Hampton Court Palace
"Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greate..."
St James's Park
"The oldest Royal Park and is surrounded by three Palaces in the heart of historical London -..."
Trafalgar Square
"A visit to London would be incomplete without going to marvel at Nelsons Column and the four..."
Horse Guards Parade
"Every morning the ceremony of Changing of the Guard takes place at Horse Guards Parade - 5 m..."
The National Gallery
"Houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to 19th centuries"
Westminster Millennium Pier
"The River Thames is one of the best ways to see some of London's top attractions, visit the ..."
Royal Academy of Arts
"The Royal Academy's collection includes the finest examples of fine arts from the 18th centu..."
Harrods
"Harrods is an upmarket department store located in Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, in the Ro..."
Tower Bridge
Covent Garden
"has the opera"
Tate Britain
"London art gallery housing the UK's collection of British art from 1500 to the present day a..."
River Thames
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
"Looking for family attractions and things to do in London with kids? Visit SEA LIFE London A..."
Hyde Park
"Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in west London, and one of the Royal Parks of London, ..."
Green Park
"Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit The Green Park, the smallest of the capi..."
Westminster Cathedral
"Westminster Cathedral in London is the mother church of the Catholic community in England an..."
Tower of London
Tate Modern
"London art gallery housing the UK's collection of modern and contemporary art from 1900 to t..."
The British Museum
"Welcome to the British Museum website. The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and ..."
Victoria and Albert Museum
"The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design."
Regent's Park
Palace of Westminster
"The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lord..."
Selfridges
Science Museum
Oxford Street
London Zoo
Changing of Guards
"Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace encompasses colourful spectacle and British pageantr..."
Fortnum & Mason
"Providing a range of wine, beverages, condiments, main food staples, and hampers. Includes h..."
The Monument
"The Monument to the Great Fire of London, more commonly known simply as the Monument, is a s..."
London Dungeon
"The London Dungeon is a London tourist attraction, which recreates various gory and macabre ..."
Apollo Theatre Victoria
Imperial War Museum
"free Great for kids on a rainy day"
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Museum of London
"Great for kids on a rainy day"
London
Liberty
"Profile and history of the London department store known for its importance in the developme..."
M&M's World London
"Great for kids on a rainy day"
London Transport Museum
"London Transport Museum's collection originated in the 1920s, when the London General Omnibu..."
St Martin-in-the-Fields
"St.Martin in the Fields - Trafalgar Square, concerts in London www.stmartin-in-the-fields.or..."
Scotland Yard
"The Black Museum, or The Crime Museum of Scotland Yard, is a collection of criminal memorabi..."
55 Broadway
"Part of our building is 55 Broadway is a Grade I listed building overlooking St. James's Par..."
Churchill War Rooms
"The museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that house the Br..."
Guards Museum
"Welcome to the official website of The Guards Museum in London. The museum contains a wealth..."
The Mall
Westminster Cathedral
"Westminster Cathedral in London is the mother church of the Catholic community in England an..."
Thames River Boat Cruise
"City Cruises Tower Millenium Pier Lower Thames St London EC3N 4DT"
Palace of Westminster
"The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lord..."
Shard London Bridge
"The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge and formerly London B..."
Nelson's Column
"Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Adm..."
Victoria Station
"London Victoria is a Central London Station and is the second busiest in the country, just b..."
Victoria Coach Station
"Buy National Express coach & bus tickets for travel to over 900 destinations throughout the UK"
Southbank London
Millennium Bridge
Queen's Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Natural History Museum
Piccadilly Circus
Sohot Bikram Yoga -- CLOSED
"2 minuets from your apartment is London's Premier Hot Yoga Studios * Centrally located i..."
Queen Mother Sports Centre
"Queen Mother Sports Centre in Westminster offers pools, squash courts ... of facilities and ..."
Curzon Victoria
"Curzon Victoria is our newest cinema in Central London - come and immerse yourself in a uniq..."
Curzon Victoria
"Curzon Victoria is our newest cinema in Central London - come and immerse yourself in a uniq..."
Nearest Point of Interest
Buckingham Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Westminster Abbey
Nearest Point of Interest
The London Eye
Nearest Point of Interest
Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
Nearest Point of Interest
10 Downing Street
Nearest Point of Interest
St James's Palace
Nearest Point of Interest
Clarence House
Nearest Point of Interest
Horse Guards Parade
Nearest Point of Interest
St James's Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Board the River Boat
Nearest Point of Interest
Churchill War Rooms
Nearest Point of Interest
Trafalgar Square
Nearest Point of Interest
National Gallery
Car: not necessary

The neighbourhood includes St James's Place & Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace the Queen's London Residence that fronts the wonderful Royal Park, St James's with it's lake, formal gardens, wildlife & restaurant. Alternatively a leisurely 10 minute stroll will take you past Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses or Parliament to the River Thames and Westminster Pier. Take a riverboat East to Greenwich a World Heritage Site and home of Greenwich Mean Time where time zones start and finish or travel West to Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace or simply a stroll along the embankment with it's myriad of shops, restaurants and street entertainers.

Amenities

Westminster Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Freshly laundered towels provided
  • Modern bathroom with power shower, bath (tub), wash basin, complimentary toiletries and towels,
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double Sofa Bed for 2 Persons
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed , Child Bed Can Easily Be Moved into Living Room
  • January 2017 - New Top Quality Mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 20 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Beautiful Westminster flat just minutes from Buckingham Palace.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Apr 17, 2016

This lovely flat in a prime area in Westminster is the ideal for any bear visiting London. Although I never received my invitation to take tea with the Queen, it would have been only a 5 minute walk to reach Buckingham Palace. With so much to see and experience nearby, there’s not much need to take the Tube elsewhere, but the nearest station is right down the street. Exploring all day can wear a bear out, but it’s no effort to get back upstairs thanks to the handy lift (elevator). The charming one bedroom flat is an oasis of charm and light for times when you just want to put your paws up and relax. Not only is there a wide variety of places to go out to eat very close by, but you can take advantage of the nearby grocery stores to cook up your own feast in the fully stocked kitchen. At the end of the day, the comfy beds welcome you to curl up and hibernate for the night until the sun comes up and you head out again in a different direction for another adventure.

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Adjacent to Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey
average rating of 4.837037 based on 147 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
5

Our stay exceeded our high expectations. We will return and will recommend the apt to our friends

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at an apt in Europe and we were a bit nervous about doing so. However everything went smoothly. The apartment was very nice and the location was superb. The staff was helpful and responsive to our every need. We could not have asked for a better experience and hopefully will return again to stay at this apt in the near future. The apartment was convenient to everything a tourist could need or ask for; tube, bus lines, wide variety of eating choices all within easy walking. Plus have St James so close for a morning stroll could not be beat. Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Capt" it was a real pleasure to welcome you to London and that you chose my apartment to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Warm Regards Lizzy & Marc
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5

Fantastic Flat, Perfect Location, Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

Summary: The flat is fantastic, the location is perfect, and the owners far exceeded our expectations of customer service. If you are fortunate enough to find availability, book it soon. Make sure you read the story at the end, since it is exemplifies the customer service you can expect.

The Flat: First impressions were great. The place smelled fresh and was clean. The flat is spacious and allowed the parents to sleep in a separate room from the kids. There was a fold-out couch and a roll-away bed. It has all the amenities you would ever need, including a washer/dryer, and full kitchen.

Location & Restaurants: The front door of the flat is about 50 yards from the St James tube station, which is very important in London. There are plenty of great restaurants, pubs, and grocery stores close by. St James Park is around corner, which is a great for a run or walk in the park. The location is perfect for a holiday.

Customer Service & our iPhone Story: This is a wild story, and truly shows the character of the owners. Before we left to the airport, my wife took a final photo outside the flat, and then put the phone in her purse. Shortly after on the train to the airport, my wife noticed her iPhone was missing. We called Marc from the airport, and he had people looking outside the flat for over an hour, since our iPhone locator said it was close to the underground.

When we arrived home in California, we assumed we would never see the phone again. However, we received a phone call at 3am from the girlfriend of an underground maintenance worker. The maintenance worker found my wife's phone on the underground train tracks. Since we sent a number to call message, they were able to call me.

Marc, owner of the flat, then took over and coordinated meeting with this person. Marc gave the person who found the iPhone some cash + card as a thank you. Marc also paid for the expensive shipping from London to California. When I asked Marc to let me reimburse him he said, "you were a guest in my place and I will take care of you. If the roles were reversed, I am sure you would do the same". Wow!!!

The flat owners went way above any reasonable expectations, and this entire experience has renewed my faith that there are still a lot of good people happy to help others.

So, again, if you are fortunate enough to find availability, book it. The flat, location, and customer service are A++.

Best,

The Brentnall Family (2 adults, 2 children)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve thank you for the review and am pleased you enjoyed your time here in London and your kind words, re, the return of the lost phone.
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Small but has all the basics.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morag thank you for your review.
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4

Found a bit of peace in central London

  • 4 of 5

Marc's communication was thorough, easing our check-in and stay. The flat was spotless and large enough for my family of four.

Located on a side road, it was a quiet stay for central London (seemed busiest during business hours). Enjoyed the early morning walks in and around St. James Park, just a block or so from the flat.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Peter and thank you for taking time out to review your stay at my apartment. Am pleased to hear you enjoyed time spent in London (and the apartment). Hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Marc
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4

Great location for London attractions

  • 4 of 5

Quick walk to Buckingham Palace. Underground station and Starbucks are very close by. Clean. Had a hard time fitting 5 people. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt thank you for taking time to review on-line and in the guest book your stay at my apartment. Am pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. Marc
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4

4 nights in Aug 2017

  • 4 of 5

Would agree with all previous reviews about the location. Really excellent, as you can walk to a lot of places and the Tube right beside it.

Accomodation was totally adequate and was clean and well presented. I found Marc to be very helpful and very accomodating in a couple of requests we had, so would definitely stay here again.

The only negative item I would have is that there is no double glazing and the noise from the street with early delivery traffic etc can be clearly heard but then again I am from the quiet countryside, so may not be an issue for city folks

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vincent, thank you for taking time to comment on your stay at my apartment in Westminster and am pleased to hear you enjoyed the time spent. You make reference to noise from deliveries and feel it only appropriate that I clarify your comment. Your short stay coincided with an annual festival of cycling ("Ride London") with more than 100,000 cyclists over 3 days. The start/end of each race and therefore the hospitality tents and TV crews are found set up on The Mall / St James's Park both moments from the apartment. With so much activity taking place during the 3 days coupled with a heavy Police presence for security and overseeing many road closures from early morning till late night this may be the noise you heard. It is worth noting that the apartment is in a zone that forbids deliveries being made outside normal working hours and never weekends (unless special dispensation is obtained). If prospective guests would like clarification please do not hesitate to contact me. Marc
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $27 per person per night
Damage Deposit $371.22

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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