I stayed here, with my teenage nephews and my sister right before Christmas. The location of this flat was PHENOMENAL! It was a 5 minute walk to Charring Cross and Embankment Stations, 5 minutes to Trafalgar Square, 10 minutes to shopping on the Strand, 15 minutes to the Eye, and 15 minutes to the Theater District and Covent Garden. Yet the flat was located on a very quiet, beautiful cobblestone lane.
The flat was also huge, especially when compared to typical European hotel rooms. There was a sizable living room, with seating for 8, and a fully equipped kitchen on the main floor. Downstairs held three good sized bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms (actually the Master bedroom would rival any Master in a suburban US home). Every room was comfortably and stylishly decorated, with a “Union Jack” theme throughout.
The kitchen windows overlooked a cute, historic indoor/outdoor pub. While the kitchen did get a bit noisy during the evening, the bedrooms were remarkably quiet. My younger nephew loved “hanging out” on the bean bag chair in the brick nook downstairs.
My only comments to future renters...One. There was no freezer. We did not discover this until after we bought ice cream from the market. It was not a big deal, we just had dessert before dinner that night ;). Two. Internet and cell phone coverage was spotty in the bedrooms. The Master was okay. The 2 other bedrooms did not have coverage. While this was a disappointment to my two, electronic device-addicted nephews, I saw it as a plus. After all, we did not travel all the way to London to play Fortnite.
The owner was very responsive. He answered every email I sent within a day, and often within hours. The check-in process was seamless, and arranged to fit our timetable. There was a binder of instructions, tourist suggestions, and other useful information on the coffee table.
Overall, I couldn’t recommend this property highly enough. The combination of location, size, and comfort was exceptional. It definitely fulfilled my expectations, and added to my family’s total vacation experience.