Spacious Apartment in Bloomsbury, Walking Distance to City & West End. Sleeps 5.
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- Minimum stay:5-7 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
The apartment occupies the top two floors of a Georgian townhouse in Bloomsbury, a quiet, elegant corner of central London, close to Russell Square, Kings Cross-St Pancras and Chancery Lane tube stations. You are in the centre of London, close enough to walk to most of the places you'll want to visit, short bus or tube rides to other tourist must-sees, but this is a quiet, secure part of town with little night time traffic or noise. The most common phrases in our visitor's book are 'great location' and 'we'll be back'.
Built in the 1790s, this historic building boasts all the luxuries of a modern home, including a fully-equipped kitchen (washer/drier for clothes, dishwasher, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer plus lots of pots, pans and utensils for cooking), satellite TV and DVD player, free wi-fi, power shower and modern bathroom.
The spacious living room is light and airy with two large sofas plus a chair that converts into a comfortable single bed. The TV has multiple satellite channels including Sky Sports & Sky Cinema and there are speakers for your MP3 player, a dvd player and a few DVDs. Our bookshelf is stuffed with books which feature London. guidebooks for London and maps for you to take with you as you explore the city. We also have a few toys for young children and games. Two large sash windows with Georgian wooden shutters look out to the historic street below.
The adjoining kitchen is light, spacious and has a dining table and six chairs. It has everything you would expect in a modern kitchen; oven, hob, large refrigerator, separate freezer, dishwasher, washing machine (with tumble drier function), microwave oven, kettle, toaster and two coffee makers. The kitchen has plenty of crockery and cutlery, cooking utensils, baking trays, saucepans, a wok, pots, pans and everything you need to make a family supper and eat in. We also have a flask and some sandwich boxes for you to make lunch and take it out with you (ideal if you are feeding a family).
A short but steep flight of stairs leads up to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathroom has a bath and separate shower, with plentiful hot water. The basin has a mirror over it and the heated towel rail keeps the bathroom warm and cosy.
The large master bedroom has a king-size double bed and a single bed with large wardrobe, feature mirror and Victorian chest of drawers. It can sleep three people, but is usually used for two adults.
The second bedroom has two single beds (adult sized) with Victorian chest of drawers, hanging space for clothes and mirror. Both bedrooms have 'black-out' blinds so that you are not woken by early morning sun.
A cot and highchair are available on request. Bed linen and towels included.
A hairdryer, an iron and ironing board are provided, along with an umbrella.
A good choice of restaurants are within a 5 minute walk and there is a large Waitrose supermarket 10 minutes walk away in The Brunswick Shopping Centre. A smaller Co-Op supermarket is a convenient 3 minute walk.
This is an ideal holiday home for a family or friends looking to explore London from a central base.
John Street is a six minute walk from Russell Square tube station (subway) or Chancery Lane tube station. We are a 15 minute walk to Kings Cross-St Pancras stations (tube and Eurostar trains to France). We will send you full directions when you book. Just let us know which airport or train station you arrive at.
Getting Here - Air: It is an easy journey from London Heathrow Airport to John St, as the local tube (subway or underground) station runs directly to the airport. From there it's a 6 minute walk to the apartment. From other London airports (Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or City airports), you can take the train into the centre of London and make a short tube or taxi journey to the apartment. We will send you full directions when you book.
Getting Here - Rail: John St is a fifteen minute walk from the mainline stations, Kings Cross and St Pancras International where the Eurostar service from Paris, Lille and Brussels now departs. Euston Station is a few minutes further away. It is a short bus ride from London Bridge and Waterloo stations. Paddington is a tube ride away.
No hidden extras: Price quoted includes VAT (sales tax), bed linen, towels and cleaning. There are no hidden extras to pay to the property owner.
UPDATE: January 2016 - we have updated our wi-fi connection and we now have faster wifi (35mbps) in the living room, kitchen and also upstairs in the bedrooms.
ALLERGY SUFFERERS: we have blinds (no curtains), wooden floors in the bedrooms (the only carpet is in the hallway) and can supply feather-free bedding on request.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING? - we have six sleeping places but as we only have one bathroom we do not let the apartment to six people. If you are a party of five, please state if you would prefer to have three people sharing the largest bedroom (in one double and one single bed) OR one person sleeping in the living room. We will only make up beds for the number of people you tell us are staying.
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Member since: 2006
- On floor 3
- 950 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Large main bedroom with king size double bed, single bed (3 feet wide), bedside tables with reading lamps, Victorian chest of drawers, wardrobe, standalone mirror and hairdryer. Two windows with view to tree-lined Georgian street below. Second bedroom with two single beds (3½ feet wide), bedside lamps, mirror and Victorian chest of drawers. Speakers for use with mp3 players. View over London rooftops towards the West End and Telecom Tower....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- This apartment is on the second and third floor of a 200-year old house. If you have difficulty with stairs, it really isn't suitable as there are two flights to the entrance and a further flight to the bedrooms. Please try not to bring a car, the parking in London is awful. Public transport is excellent with underground (tube) stations Russell Square and Chancery Lane both 7 mins walk away. Buses are 3 mins walk away and of course, famous London black taxicabs are always available. You can walk to Covent Garden, St Pauls and many of the major sites, shops and entertainment in the West End. There is no outside space with this property, but for children, at the end of the street there is Coram's Fields, a delightful park with swings, slides, sand pit, farm animals and astroturf football pitches. For adults, Russell Square is a pleasant green space with a café, fountains and wildlife to provide a respite from life in Europe's largest city....moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player:
- Games For Kids
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
Two large sofas, satellite TV (with Sky Sports and Sky Cinema), books about London, guidebooks, maps and games. Two large windows look out to Georgian street below, giving room plenty of natural light...moreless
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Security System
- Thermos Bottle
- Towels Provided:
- Tumble Dryer:
- Washing Machine:
Free wireless internet access upgraded in January 2016 to provide 35mbps throughout the apartment. You'll find the password in the black folder of information on the table in the living room....moreless
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
Dishes & Utensils:
Crockery and cutlery for six people to eat a three course meal. Serving plates, teapot, large bowl for serving salad. Plenty of mugs, tumblers & wine glasses so you are not constantly washing up....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 3 - Dec 22, 2016
5 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Apr 1 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 2 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay
Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay
Jan 6 - Mar 24, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- No additional mandatory fees
If you stay for two weeks or more, the price includes a weekly cleaner and a change of bed and bath linen.
You can check-in at 2pm on the first day of your stay. If you plan to arrive earlier, please let us know and if we can have the apartment ready earlier for you then we will. Check-out time is 10am on the final day of your stay. Please let us know before you arrive, if you wish to leave later.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
John St is in the historic area of Bloomsbury in Central London. You're in the heart of London but away from the crowds. Nearest tube stations are Russell Square (6 min walk) and Chancery Lane (7 mins), but you'll often find it as quick to walk to many of the main attractions. The British Museum is a 10 min walk and Charles Dickens' House (he wrote Oliver Twist here), is 1 minute away. London's West End with its fabulous shopping (Oxford St, Regent St, Carnaby St), theatres, art galleries and landmarks (Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben) is close by. Covent Garden (street theatre, opera house and shopping piazza) is an easy walk (25 mins). Heading East, you can stroll around the City of London, Europe's financial centre with its famous buildings (St Paul's Cathedral, the Gherkin, medieval Tower of London, Tower Bridge). John St is close to Great Ormond Street Hospital, National Neurological & Neurosurgery Hospital, University College London, Kings College, London School of Economics, the British Library & Law Courts.
Other Activities: sight-seeing, shopping, theatre, world class museums, art galleries, tourist attractions, historic places of interest, kids play park Coram's Fields
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: This apartment is owned by Electric Marketing, a database marketing company set up in 1991 by Melissa Mackey. Electric Marketing's offices are on the ground and first floors of the building, the apartment is on the second and third floors. You will share a front door and hallway with our office team during weekdays, but no one will visit the apartment during your stay unless you come down to the ground floor and ask us for help. This means that there is always someone on site to help you if you have any problems eg light bulb needs replacing or something is broken. Equally we are aware that most people want to be allowed to enjoy their holiday in private and we won't visit unless there is a serious issue that needs to be fixed. If you have a problem at the weekend, our contact phone numbers are in a black folder of useful information in the living room.
Why the Owner Chose Bloomsbury (London, UK):
There is no doubt that John Street in Bloomsbury is a smart part of town, close to Grays Inn and full of barristers' chambers and legal firms. As well as the lawyers, our near neighbours are the Charles Dickens Museum, noted actors and artists as well as the ITV news studios on Grays Inn Road. John Street and adjoining Doughty Street are steeped in history as these houses have stood for 250 years. It is a safe and secure part of London, walking distance to the West End and to the City of London, close to shops and restaurants and yet quiet at night so that you can sleep easily. If you are coming to London for reasons other than pleasure, John Street is walking distance from Great Ormond Street Hospital, University College Hospital, British Library, London School of Economics and University College London.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
You are in the centre of London, close enough to walk to most of the places you'll want to visit, short bus or tube rides to other tourist must-sees, but this is a quiet, secure part of town with little night time traffic or noise. The most common phrases in our visitor's book are 'great location' and 'we'll be back'.
- Primary: +44 2074197995 Daytime 9am-5.30pm
- Secondary: +44 7771950463 evenings & weekends
- Fax: +44 2074197282
Links to more information:
John St, Bloomsbury - a smart, quiet area, convenient for the tourist.
Kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, hob, oven & microwave
Master bedroom has one king-size double bed and 1 single bed shown here as sofa.
Second bedroom has two adult-sized single beds and a Victorian chest of drawers
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin with mirror and heated towel rail.
Spacious living room leads into kitchen. The other door leads to hallway/stairs.
Front door of the building in John St, Bloomsbury which was built in 1742.
John Street, Bloomsbury in the snow. If snow falls in London its usually Jan-Feb
The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is free to enter - 40 minutes walk.
Tower Bridge in the City of London (financial district).
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London.
Leadenhall Market in London stands in for Diagon Alley in 1st Harry Potter film.
Living Room has two sofas, TV, dvd and one seat that becomes a single bed.
Large master bedroom has one double and one single bed. Ideal for families.
Mirror & wardrobe in large master bedroom. Two windows look out to John St.
Two adult sized single beds in the second bedroom.
Spacious bathroom has hot, powerful shower in separate cubicle from bath.
Hallway shared with our offices on the ground floor. Stairs lead to apartment.
View of John Street, Bloomsbury from living room windows.
Medieval St John's Gate in Clerkenwell. 10 minute walk from apartment.
15 mins walk to trains for Paris, Lille & Brussels at St Pancras Int'l Station
St Paul's Cathedral - 20 minutes walk east of the apartment in Bloomsbury
Climb the Orbit sculpture (& slide down it) in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
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