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Buckingham Palace Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Albany Court is a delightful apartment situated in-between the Royal Family's residence, Buckingham Palace, and The Houses of Parliament. This is a one-bedroomed apartment with US king bed, and an additional murphy wall bed (in the living room), directly opposite St James's Park tube station!

Albany Court is on the 1st floor and has an elevator. Located on the corner of Palmer Street and Petty France (please see the street map link below), it's situated in one of London's most prestigious neighbourhoods - the regal and historical district of Saint James's Park, beside Mayfair.

Why not take a Royal stroll alongside your London home? Saint James's Park is a magnificent sweep of open lawns, trees, and gardens with a lake at its very heart!

Once you've crossed the park, you'll arrive at the Mall - a broad open avenue that runs between Trafalgar Square, London's Theatreland, and Buckingham Palace. You'll notice Trafalgar Square and Admiralty Arch on the right, with Buckingham Palace on the left. The Mall is lined with many stately buildings.

Check to see if the 'Royal Standard', the Queen's flag is flying outside Buckingham Palace - this means she's at home!

Catch the Changing of the Guards or visit the state rooms of Buckingham Palace itself or the state carriages and splendid horses at the Royal Mews.

Check the London Tourist Board's website to see what's happening (the Queen's Birthday, Lord Mayor Show, etc.). Albany Court will give you an advantage when all these events are on, as you're so close to all the action!

To the right of Albany Court are the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames and Westminster Abbey. You can literally adjust your wristwatch to Big Ben within two minutes of leaving Albany Court. At the Houses of Parliament, visit the House of Lords, House of Commons, and the 'Strangers' Galleries.'

Westminster Abbey is the ceremonial site of almost every British coronation from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Monarchs buried here include Henry VII, Elizabeth I, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Nearby is the Tomb to the Unknown Warrior and Poet's Corner, the resting place of Chaucer, Robert Browning, and Alfred Tennyson among others. Number Ten Downing Street, the Prime Minister's office, is also nearby.

The River Thames is besides the Houses of Parliament. At Westminster Pier, catch a boat to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern art gallery, Saint Paul's Cathedral, and Greenwich to visit its Maritime Museum and Observatory. Alternatively, visit the London Eye, London Aquarium, and South Bank Arts Centre just a walk over Westminster Bridge.

You will also be surrounded by London's greatest art collections: The Royal Academy (home to Constable, Gainsborough, etc.), Tate Britain (Hockney, Turner, and British art from the 1500s onwards), The National Gallery (Van Gogh, Monet, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Goya, and Rembrandt), or take a Damien Hirst-designed boat to the Tate Modern (Dali, Picasso, Mattisse, Munch, Pollock, Lichtenstin, etc.).

For some shopping therapy, visit Pall Mall, Picadilly Circus, Regent Street, Oxford Street, or New Bond Street. Foodies will love Fortnum and Mason's food hall. To stock up on general groceries go to Sainsbury's supermarket on Victoria Street just round the corner (only 100 metres away), the largest supermarket in Central London and opposite Westminster Cathedral!

Unbelievably, Saint James's Park tube station is RIGHT BESIDE Albany Court. This is extremely convenient for all, particularly those travelling to/from Heathrow Airport.

Gatwick Airport travellers just take the Gatwick Express train to/from Victoria Train Station, which is just at the end of Victoria Street and literally a five-minute taxi journey.

The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave, gas hob, electric oven and brand new Bosch washer/dryer.

The bathroom has natural light and a heated towel rail. The entire flat is bathed in sunlight as the ceilings are very high and it benefits from both south and west aspects.

There's a telephone with answering service, as well as high speed ADSL Broadband Internet Access and a brand new Philips LCD TV and Sony multi-regional DVD/CD Player, so bring your DVD collection. The TV benefits from digital freeview so expect more than the normal 5 terrestial channels, you'll have hundreds!

Rent with confidence from owners with six years' experience of accomodating VRBO-ers.

Albany Court is waiting to offer you a truly ROYAL experience!

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More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, polish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Anita

A Londoner born and raised in South London who moved to Central London in 1991 and knows it like the back of her hand. Professional landlady.

Anita purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Anita chose Westminster

I used to go up to Central London as a child to feed the ducks at St James's Park and loved the area from knee-high. This apartment is so centrally located to all the touristy sites and is prestigious with top security yet quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

Imagine beating the queues by going to Westminster Abbey within 5 minutes' stroll from your Central London apartment, then returning home to relaunch, then walking in another direction to find yourself in front of Buckingham Palace within another 5 minutes - this will be your life at this apartment.


Westminster Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower head over bath, natural light.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), Murphy Beds (1) Single
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
Superking (6 ft) bed with bespoke solid oak base and extra deep memory foam mattress, Murphy (wall) single bed, leather sofa, Fully equipped Kitchen, brand new Bosch Washer/Dryer, Oak flooring throughout, Hairdryer & iron supplied, Telephone and ADSL/Broadband High Speed Internet connected at the property


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Buckingham Palace Apartment
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews
Victoria, BC, Canada

Would Definitely Stay Again

  • 5 of 5

This apartment has a fabulous location. It's within walking distance of so many of the major sites and a tube station is just around the corner. Given its central location, it is surprisingly quiet. The apartment is very functional and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Quality, Comfort, and Convenient - All There!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the absolute best place to stay in London for all ages. My 90 year "young" Mom was able to take the elevator to this wonderful, comfortable flat! You are able to walk,. catch a bus, ride the tube, and/or take a train. There are range of dining places, grocery store, convenient store, Adam & Eve Pub, etc. close by. You are withing walking distance of Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminister, museums, upscale shopping, etc. We did not spend a lot of time in flat, but enjoyed every moment we were there. We had some questions for Anita during trip, and she was extremely responsive by both phone calls and emails. Whatever our concerns were they were taken care of immediately. She is an awesome host with well stocked kitchen, tourist books if needed, great wifi, probably tv (never turned it on), plenty of bedding and towels, and quick to return deposit. I would highly recommend this flat to all travelers to London! It made our trip so much more special!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and for choosing this location. It was a pleasure to host you and your mother. I hope you made lovely memories and will come back one day.
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San Antonio

Great Location and Perfect for our Family

  • 5 of 5

Anita was fantastic and prompt with her responses while booking... I would certainly give her 5 stars. The location is hard to beat... which also gets 5 stars. We ended up walking almost everywhere and the tube is just a stones throw away from the apartment. We took the Heathrow Express into downtown London and hailed an Uber to the corner and was in our room within an hour after getting out of customs... The place has several modern touches, especially the bathroom which had adequate water pressure and a fabulous shower head... In our week stay we took advantage of the washer and dryer in the apartment. There was indeed a Murphy bed but we didn't have a need for it and only used the other room to relax a bit between our trips. I have no regrets and would happily return on future visits. There is a convenient book that has everything you would need to know about the apartment and the surrounding area. Literally a 5-10 minute walk to the park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Parliament and Westminster Abby. Amazing... We ended up taking the tube everywhere else in London... We went in December and the weather was great... A little cool at night in the 40's and 50's and overcast skies but beautiful and not much rain that I can think of...

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close, Convenient & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We chose this apartment for the location and it turned out to be excellent. The flat was comfortable and clean with lots of light. It is located in a quiet area of town, as it is surrounded mostly by office buildings. We felt safe, could it be because the New Scotland Yard was a block away? We always used the stairs but there is a small lift. The flat is on the second floor (or as they say, 1st floor), over a convenience store and across from a pub. It is one minute walk from the St. James Tube Station, by a Starbucks, and a block from the Post Office. Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Parliament were five minutes walk one way, with Buckingham Palace ten minutes the other, so the location was splendid. The kitchen was well equipped for small meals. The washer/dryer was convenient though slow. The locked entrance to Albany Court as well as the door to our flat felt safe. We will stay here again if we get the chance.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanks for a great spot!

  • 5 of 5

The best place to begin my comments is with Anita. She was very responsive during the booking process, met us at the apartment with the keys, showed us how to work all of the appliances and went out of her way to ensure our stay was great. I've booked several vacation properties over the years. Anita was the best property owner by a landslide.

Now the property itself.....was terrific. I'm not sure how you find a quiet street with only a 7 minute walk to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben in central London, but if that's what you're looking for, this is the flat. It had the room my wife and I needed, and all the amenities required to make our 9 day stay great. We walked everywhere from this apartment, and with lots of restaurants and shopping nearby, we were never too far from what we needed, or wanted to do. Oh, and the bed was fantastic!

The marriage of a great property owner with a great property is hard to find. If that's what you're looking for, book this place.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location! Perfect accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

Location is ideal – adjacent to one of the entrances of the St. James’s Park Underground – and a stone’s throw from St. James’s Park and Buckingham Palace. It was spotless, and so bright and cheery, couldn’t have suited me better, and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there.

The bedroom is a good size, with a very comfortable king sized bed, and plenty of closet space. There is a multi-regional DVD player, and a nice TV with a wide assortment of channels.

The bathroom is large, with lots of light, and plenty of hot water and great water pressure. The kitchen was well appointed with newer appliances, and well stocked with cookware, glassware, cutlery and dishes.

There are loads of guide books, and maps, and there are even umbrellas available.

The neighborhood is very quiet at night, feels very safe, especially for a female traveling alone, and there’s a wonderful convenience store located directly below, with anything one could possibly need, including milk, soft drinks and alcohol, snacks, food items, and toiletries. They even sell postcards, souvenirs, and postage stamps! (although, there is a post office around the corner).

Across the road you'll find a nice pub, and several other pubs, sandwich shops, cafes, and nice restaurants all within very short walking distance, and a Jamie Oliver restaurant on the high street.

Within a short walking distance are numerous tourist sites including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye – just to name a few. And, you couldn’t ask for better public transportation. Great shopping on the high street with department stores, clothing shops, and a well known chocolate shop.

The owner was very accommodating and showed such kindness. I look forward to staying in this perfect flat again during my next visit to London, and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

duck and squirrel feeding at St James's Park!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $166.18
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

We do welcome stays of less than five nights if the dates coincide with gaps in our calendar. Any day can be a changeover day. Discounts are given for stays of two weeks or more. Paypal payments require an additional payment of 4% of the amount paid. Easter is charged at the same rate as the festive season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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