(half of) the Sky GardenGiant 60" 4K Smart TV and lounge area
Bijou Penthouse with Sky Garden
Hosted by Simon & Sophie
Simon & Sophie is the host.Simon & Sophie is a superhost.
8 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
8 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Stunning, top floor, brand new, dream location in Zone 1 on the River Thames.

Safe and central, the perfect base for exploring London. Easy to get to from all major airports and train stations.

Enjoy the extra large south facing balcony (sky garden). Perfect for sunbathing, games, and al fresco dining.

Your chance to relax on rainy days in front of the 60 inch smart TV & lots more to enjoy.

Easy to get to all of central London's popular attractions, allowing you to explore by foot.

The space

This is our home. We love it and want others to enjoy it!

It is a fantastic new, top floor apartment in London's exclusive Embassy Gardens development. This is next to the stunning new US Embassy (opening summer 2017), situated by the river between Battersea and Vauxhall, in the highly sought-after Nine Elms. It is also among the safest and most secure areas of London.

As this is our home we have made the apartment somewhere to really enjoy. It is a place we always look forward to coming back to.

Both bedrooms have new, very comfortable King Size beds, televisions and blackout curtains.
- The master bedroom has a view over to the north side of the River Thames, where you can see the famous Dolphin Square, Westminster Cathedral, Victoria, and iconic BT Tower (formerly known as the Post Office Tower).
- The second bedroom is south facing, enjoying views over south London.

The main living / entertainment area is open plan and benefits from huge glass windows with views on two sides. Having this open plan design makes for a great atmosphere everyone can enjoy while you cook, dine and relax.

The kitchen area is bright and well equipped (we love to cook). We also enjoy having dinner parties, so you can comfortably have at least 8 people sitting around the large marble dining table. Enjoy dinner whilst you look out over London!

The lounge area is stylish with comfortable sofas (all new). These can be effortlessly folded out to form two Double Beds, each with superb memory foam mattresses. They are the best sofa beds we could find to buy for this space and have been descibed as equal to standard beds for quality of sleep.

Whilst relaxing in the lounge you can enjoy the huge 60 inch (152 cm) 4K Smart TV. Together with the sound bar (which you can also Bluetooth your own music through); the cinema is brought to you! This is very popular for watching films and major sporting events.

A stunning new marble, family bathroom was installed at the beginning of 2017.

The kitchen area has multi-coloured, remote controlled downlighting installed. There are 16 colours you can play with to suit the mood of the evening!

Perhaps the best part of our 'Bijou Penthouse' is the stunning balcony, or as we call it, the Sky Garden. At well over 200 square feet (20 sq m), you can enjoy London from the air. With artificial grass, trees, hedge, a top of the range table football table, and comfortable furniture to sit everybody around, there are few better places to spend a summer's afternoon / evening in London. Many have been known to find the Sky Garden so relaxing and comfortable they sleep out there on a warm night!

Guest access

This is for the whole apartment, where you will have exclusive use.

We offer comprehensive help and directions in advance to take all the stress out of finding the apartment - which we know as travellers is the last thing you want to worry about after a long journey. We also tell guests cost/time comparisions where transport options are available (such as when flying into one of London's airport).

Interaction with guests

We are happy to help in any way possible.

Other things to note

NEW BATHROOM - Photos to go up soon.

There are currently ongoing adjacent works as part of the Nine Elms redevelopment. We are not sure when this will be finished, but hopefully this will not impact your stay negatively.

Please feel free to ask any questions at the time of booking and we can let you know the latest updates.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Elevator in Building
Air Conditioning

Extra people £19 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee £29
Weekly Discount: 4%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

We want you to enjoy your stay and feel relaxed. We have a great relationship with our neighbours, so please treat them with respect by not making unreasonable noise late at night (no parties).

No smoking in the apartment or balcony.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - This area of London is subject to on going building works. Any noise will be restricted to 08:00-16:00 on Monday to Saturday.
No parking on property - Public transport is a much better idea than driving in London. We can try to advise suitable areas to park locally, but these are not guaranteed.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card

3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

23 Reviews

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Maeve User Profile
April 2017
Great location. Simon & Sophie were very helpful. Lovely clean & excellently eqipped apartment. Waitrose store very convenient. 10min walk to vauxhall underground/train station. Highly recommend.

John User Profile
April 2017
We were really lucky to stay at such a lovely and well looked after apartment. Simon and Sophie made everything so easy for us. They even had birthday gifts waiting in the apartment for our arrival! Faultless at every turn. Thanks Simon and Sophie.

Ethan User Profile
September 2016
As soon as I heard that my new flat in London wouldn't be ready for another week, I felt bittersweet as I know a "three-peat" with the Sky Garden is coming down! Please scroll down for a very comprehensive description from me about how great Sophie and Simon are and how much I love their flat. During this stay, I got to spend more time talking to Simon as well as Sophie's brother in person. They are extremely friendly and Simon very interesting to talk to as he is very well travelled, full of experience and lives a passionate life. After my three stays, I can honestly say that Simon and Sophie represent the epitome of the AirBnb philosophy: not only an economic while cozy and local alternative to hotels, but also the awesome people who understand sharing is caring and are willing to go the extra step to help you out.

Ethan User Profile
September 2016
I stayed at Simon and Sophie's awesome flat briefly in June, and decided to come back with them for another brief stay in London. With a host as thoughtful and helpful as Simon, I did not encounter any difficulty during my stay. The kitchen is very well equipped, the living room has a giant smart 4K TV that's at least 60 inch, and the beds are very comfortable. Will definitely come back and recommend to everyone I know who needs a place to stay in London.

Alice User Profile
September 2016
Great appartement, lovely hosts, what more can you ask for. Sophie&Simon were super-responsive and helpful, and even allowed us to check-in much earlier and check-out much later, thanks for everything! Alice

Scott User Profile
August 2016
Airbnb to the next level!! Simon & Sophie were outstanding hosts from before we arrived to when we left. There were six of us using the apartment for 2 nights, found it to be very spacious, had everything you needed to make your stay comfortable! Very easy to find with the directions given, recommend taking a Uber taxi as it drops you right outside the apartment. Waitrose is a 2 minute walk from the apartment, has everything you need! I couldn't ask for anymore when it come down to Airbnb :)

Ethan User Profile
June 2016
Alright, this exciting moment is finally here. If you are short on time, just read this next sentence: a short stay at Simon and Sophie's place is the best AirBnB experience I have ever had, also topping all my hotel stays in London, and their spirits as hosts and friends epitomize the whole AirBnb philosophy. To sum it up, if you are choosing between them and some other place, go with Simon and Sophie. Now if you have a lil bit more time, let me elaborate on how awesome Simon and Sophie are. 1. The Beginning: My tenancy in London was due two days before I left the city, so I decided to find a place to crash for a couple of nights, and - since the Euro Cup and NBA finals coincided - to have a small send-off/game-watching part. Simon's amazing sky garden and that giant 60 inch 4k smart TV immediately caught my eyes. Upon contacting Simon, I was told that he unfortunately had to stay in London that weekend even though Sophie was away. However, after hearing my situation out, he decided to crash at a friend's place for a couple of nights to help me out with the situation. 2. The Stay: Simon and Sophie's house are conveniently located in the fastest developing area of Nine Elms, close to the new US Embassy, tastefully decorated with souvenirs from all over the world, and very well equipped with all living essentials. Not only did Simon instruct us how to watch NBA on his TV, he also bought a six-pack and some Doritos for us, lifting the spirit even higher. All my friends had a great night at Simon and Sophie's place; the newly opened Waitrose is literally ten steps away, so convenient for my girlfriend and I to get the snacks and drinks for our friends. We enjoyed their fusball table on the sky garden, the very comfortable sofa set, and may I emphasize the greatness of that 4K tv one more time (my friend Shawn said: wow, you could see Stephan Curry's sweat coming off his face!). 3. The Extra Help I flew out of London early on the last day but my girfriend Vivian had to stay a bit late. Even though the checkout time is clearly stated as 11:00 AM. Not only did Vivian stay all the way till 4:00 PM, she was invited to enjoy a lovely dinner with the hosts cooked by Simon. In addition, Vivian and I had a vacuum machine and some small things we couldn't put into storage after moving out of our apartment - all of which are very kindly helped out by Simon and Sophie and safely kept at their flat. 4. A few more words: I really couldn't imagine having to worry about word limit when writing an AirBnB review but Simon and Sophie are just leaving me no choice. They are so friendly, helpful and accommodating that you feel you have known them forever.

London, United KingdomJoined in June 2015
Simon & Sophie User ProfileSimon & Sophie is a superhost.

Enjoy travelling all over the world and meeting new people. Very excited now we can return the experience for people wanting to stay in our beautiful apartment in London.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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