My wife and I visited London with our three children (6, 4 and 19 mos) and my wife’s mother. We arrived at Heathrow at 7:30a with everyone jet lagged. Anna was great to work with, getting us into the property a bit early so we could start to recover from the trip. (Anna had even picked up bread, butter and eggs for us.)
The home is in a renovated schoolhouse. The space is brilliantly laid out on multiple floors, with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. The kitchen is large and modern and the den has a big, comfy L-shaped sofa, flat panel TV and video projector.
The bedrooms are on the upper floors. Two of them are for adults (with en suite bathrooms), the other three for children (two are very fun/cool loft beds and the third is a comfortable full bed). Our children loved the loft beds and the playroom. A pack and play is available for a slight up-charge. The property is child-proofed, with gates on the stairways. Beautiful contemporary art and photography is hung all through the home.
The location in Battersea is convenient. The neighborhood is relatively recently gentrified and had a family feel as we walked around. While not as outwardly posh as Chelsea and Kensington, it has gotten a reputation as “South Chelsea” and is continuing its upgrade as the Battersea Power Plant renovation project nears completion. There is a small Whole Foods a short Uber ride away. The Latchmere bus stop is a couple blocks from the property and will get you to Central London and Borough Market on the 344 and 44 buses in a snap. We went the other direction one day and caught a train from Clapham Junction to Windsor to tour Windsor Castle and Legoland. Battersea Park is a short walk or jog from the property. We didn’t spend a great deal of time in the park due to rain, but did jog thru early one morning and found it very nice and very safe-feeling.
In summary, we loved this property and would stay there again in a heartbeat. Many thanks to Anna and Shiati for their hospitality!