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Beautiful Kensington Apartment - 1000 Sq Feet Abingdon Road W8

Bedrooms 1
Space 982 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

We are located on Abingdon Road, London W8, one of London's premier addresses, and near neighbours to William & Kate (and George & Charlotte) who have moved in down the road. Abingdon Road is a peaceful and quiet street despite being minutes from the centre of things.

If you do not know London well, the old mantra of 'Location, Location, Location' means a great deal in this city. Also look carefully at the size of your rental. Spending a week in a tiny studio apartment or even a small one-bedder can prove to be a little miserable. We are fortunate in being able to offer our guests much more room than most, plus a gorgeous terrace.

We attach great store to what our guests tell us. In fact we are fortunate to have many reviews left by our guests. Here are some of the comments from recent guests:

' was incredible and better than I ever imagined.' B&CS, AZ

'Part of the fun was sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine taking in London!' DH, CA

'the apartment and location were both excellent. We had a great time.' L&HN, CAN

'...very conveniently located and well appointed to suit our every need. I could have stayed 3 months!' M&CW, NZ

'It is particularly nice to be able to conveniently contact people from home free on the phone' M&MLH, OR

'Congratulations on a very nice have thought of everything and it is very comfortable.....' PHF, AUS

We are proud of our apartment; and want you to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible, so we have tried to think of everything. The apartment is located one up from ground and is the entire floor of a converted Victorian house. There is no elevator, but the 15 or so stairs are not taxing.

We have just installed a comfortable king size bed with a luxurious Hypnos mattress and we believe in providing the finest Egyptian cotton sheets, which get many a favourable comment from our guests. Even the large double sofa bed has the same linen and a top of the range mattress. The bedroom faces the gardens at the rear to ensure that even the lightest sleepers get a good night's sleep.

We have some great local restaurants (check out The Abingdon and W8 Kitchen) and a range of excellent supermarkets within a few minutes walk (Waitrose, Whole Foods etc).

You can also easily walk to High Street Kensington underground station (about 7 mins), the Royal Holland & Hyde Parks, Marks and Spencer, Kensington Palace, or just about any store that you might need.

We are also conveniently located for the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, the Albert Hall, the National Gallery and the principal sites of London (Buckingham Palace, the Eye, Theatres, The Tate, The Thames Walk etc).

London's newest museum, the Design Museum, has just opened a short walk from our apartment - with 10,000 square feet of spectacular space and a permanent collection (to which entry is free) of over 1,000 objects in a wide variety of exhibits from the world of architecture and design.

As a result most of our guests are regular visitors, often people who are staying for longer and find regular holiday apartments too confined. We are also very popular with honeymoon couples.

We are happy to provide discounts for single business travellers and those who wish to stay for extended periods.

We always provide a personal check-in so that we can orientate you to the area and help you plan the best way to make the most of your stay. And if you need us, we are at the end of a phone.

Our conservatory has blackout blinds the bathroom features a fabulous overhead rain shower. We also have a flat screen TV and DVD player, a printer and a desk full of London guides and information.

You may have heard that London has a cycle hire scheme - a great way to get around the centre (just ask Arnold Schwartzenegger) – and we have three docking stations within a couple of minutes walk

Plus we can help with cars from the airport, cell phones for your stay, theatre bookings etc.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and making your stay in London as comfortable as possible.

Mark & Sophia (and the kids!)

More Details

Mark Browning
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

Why Mark Browning chose Kensington

The W8 post code was last year voted in the Press as London's most desirable address. We love the area and the apartment is a home for us not just a rental.

What makes this apartment unique

Plenty of space, a fabulous terrace, high thread count linens, a brand new kitchen and bathroom, unrivalled location, Whole Foods on your doorstep, free phone calls, wi-fi broadband, state of the art TV, great local restaurants (check out W8 Kitchen and Whits), and plenty more


Kensington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 982 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We ask you to complete our booking form We ask you to sign our terms and conditions We are you to provide photo ID
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Kingsize bed (1) with a top of the range luxury Hypnos mattress; Sleep Sofa (1) convertible double sofa bed with high quality mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis


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(58 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Kensington Apartment - 1000 Sq Feet Abingdon Road W8
average rating of 5.0 based on 58 reviews
Buffalo, New York

An easy, lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

This flat had everything for a relaxing stay after a work conference in another part of town. This flat was minutes away from the local tube stop, Whole Foods, and it was close to Knotting Hill Gate and Holland Park. Very comfortable bed and a nice bath. Mark was a fabulous host -- attentive and on hand if needed. I highly recommend this apartment. The champagne waiting for me upon arrival was much appreciated too!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Wonderful London stay!

  • 5 of 5

My aunt, cousin, and I had a lovely stay at the apartment mid-July. Check-in and check-out were very easy, the apartment is exactly as pictured and described, the location is superb, and we felt very safe. Both the pull-out couch and bed are very comfortable, the WiFi and TV were reliable, and all appliances worked great. We did several loads of laundry and were so happy to have a great washing machine! We ate twice at The Abingdon restaurant down the street (delicious!), picked up breakfast items at the Waitrose nearby, and even purchased a beautiful bouquet of flowers from a local vendor to enjoy while we were there. I honestly can't think of anything that could have made our stay better and will definitely consider staying here again if/when I return to London!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described, location, amenities, and cleanliness!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful flat in perfect location. Would definitely stay there again! Thanks Mark and Sophia

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little jewel on Abingdon!

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Sophia, it was such a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for allowing me to share your slice of heaven near "High Street." You responded immediately to a couple of minor things that needed to be addressed. That which means you are the real deal and can be trusted. That means a lot when average people travel from the US that place faith in the place they are renting unseen is acceptable. This flat has good bones and is safe and secure. The sun deck is beautiful and the selling point for me is that I am from Florida. I could never rent a flat on the basement level as so many vrbo advertise in the UK. Trying to talk my husband in jointing me for another visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Revisit

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay was as wonderful as the first, this has become our home away from home and the location is fabulous for experiencing London as a local. The apartment is exactly as described, and Mark and Sophie make you completely welcome.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great flat in a perfect neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The flat was perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Remember that London is huge and where you locate yourself makes a significant difference - one mile can be 20-30 minutes of additional travel time.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Our cancellation terms are a full refund of deposit if cancelled 90+ days before arrival and 50% refund of deposit if cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival (less any bank charges). We require a Credit Card as a security deposit during your stay with us. Please contact us with any requests that you may have and for special rates for single travellers. We very much look forward to welcoming you to London. Mark & Sophia

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.