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Adjacent to Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

With more than 120 reviews we are proud to have been welcoming guests since 2010 to our family owned apartment and look forward to welcoming you too. Recently we welcomed to our apartment the VRBO Bear - Read his review above.

Our apartment is 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.

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

Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms

Green Park and More Much More

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 - For help and advice, day or night.

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.

As reflected in the many reviews the location of the apartment and proximity to London's major tourist attractions mean most are within walking distance and considerable savings on time and travel costs are had.

We only rent our apartment out for a small portion of the year, currently no more than 3 months during any 12 month period and recommend reserving your stay to avoid disappointment.

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

More Details

Marc & Lizzy
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 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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Westminster Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 20 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


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! 4.9/5 -
(130 traveler reviews)

Adjacent to Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey
average rating of 4.8615384 based on 142 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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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Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to see many of the popular sites in London. Exceptionally clean as well. Marc was quick to respond to any questions and provided us with loads of information about the area and getting around London. Definitely would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakville, Canada

Fabulous Family Stay in London

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was great for our family of five. It is a great location, around the corner from Buckingham Palace. There is a pub and small grocery store outside the apartment. Very convenient to walk to sites or hop on the tube to further away attractions. We really enjoyed out time staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elizabeth, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at my apartment. It was a pleasure welcoming you to London and hope to see you all back sometime soon. Marc
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Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Buckingham Palace apartment for four nights in early July and enjoyed its comfort and convenience. Everything we wanted to see was within walking distance or a short Tube ride. We loved that St. James station was literally right around the corner, and we walked every evening in St. James Park since it was unusually warm for London during our stay. Marc answered my questions in a timely manner and took care to give detailed instructions for our arrival. My 12 year-old daughter particularly enjoyed the proximity to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the cafe in St. James Park with its tea and lovely desserts! We would most assuredly stay here again while visiting London.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcy, thank you and am pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay in London. Many thanks for the recommendation on the tea and cakes at the cafe in St James's Park. You were great guests and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Marc
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Excellent apartment in the heart of historic London

  • 4 of 5

This one bedroom apartment was located within easy walking distance ( 5-7 minutes) from Buckingham Palace, Parliament, Westminister Abbey, and St.James Park.

It is an ideal location with easy access to the Underground. St. James station is within a one minute walk. River transport on the Thames is within a five-minute stroll. All of the amenities necessary for an extended stay are available in the unit and operated as expected. The comfortable living room/dining area provided plenty of room for us to relax, eat and spread out our stuff. That area provides a place to spend time if a fellow traveler goes to bed early. The unit was spotlessly clean with a modern bathroom. A pub and convenience store are located within 100 feet.

Those who are expecting to sleep in a soundless environment ( if you are expecting a noiseless night you should not be visiting a city such as London) must recognize that they are visiting one of the great urban centers of the world and that occasionally noises that occur in any city can be heard during the night. One charming bit of noise in the morning was the sounds of 30 of the Queen's horses being led by their grooms from the Wellington barracks to their daily workout. With regard to our neighbors in the building, we never heard a sound.

While visiting I contacted our host twice. He responded extremely quickly and was most helpful. Our host was also very responsive and helpful before we arrived. His rapid and complete responses gave us a great sense of comfort before we arrived.

When we return to London we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cole I really appreciate you taking time to review your stay at my apartment, it will be a great help to future guests. I look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Marc
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Wonderful Location, Owner and Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time! Not only does London have the gems in the Crown Jewels but it has this gem of an apartment! It is a fantastic location and the owner gives wonderful tips for visiting the sites. We are not experienced travelers and had only ever stayed in hotels. Our family of five loved this apartment. We only needed to bring our clothes as everything else was available. The underground was very close and very easy to navigate. We never used a taxi and easily made it from the airport, departed from the Eurostar, enjoyed a trip to Harry Potter studio, a bus trip to Stonehenge, sights such as Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Shakespeare Globe and the list goes on. Staying so close to Buckingham Palace made it so easy to view changing of the guard and visiting Westminster Abbey too. Thanks to Marc for making this a wonderful experience in your great city and providing a safe, clean, peaceful place to come home to each night.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, it was a pleasure welcoming you and your family and am so very pleased you enjoyed your time at the apartment. Thank you too for your kind words. You were great guests and hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Marc
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Nearest Point of Interest
Buckingham Palace
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Westminster Abbey
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The London Eye
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Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
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10 Downing Street
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St James's Palace
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Clarence House
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Horse Guards Parade
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St James's Park
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Board the River Boat
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Churchill War Rooms
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Trafalgar Square
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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.


Rates & Availability

Westminster Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn October
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $358.12

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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