A dining area that will comfortably seat 4 for a meal in a charming intimate setting. What could be better than home cooking without all the noise of a restaurant! All cutlery and plates etc are available for your use.

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

This apartment is blissfully quiet for such a central location in a major city like London. Close to all the shops and top tourist attractions (most in walking distance) and just a few minutes walk from transport hubs connecting major airports.

The space

This fabulous quiet apartment is located in the heart of London overlooking the tranquil Grand Union Canal and whether it's for work or play it is a perfect space to enjoy the finest city in the world! The bedroom has an extremely comfortable king sized bed and a flat screen tv attached to the wall at the end of the bed. There are multiple UK power sockets for your use (don't forget your converters). Save weight by not bringing your hair dryer as there is one available for your use. The living area is open plan with an area set aside for eating at the table or if you prefer you can eat in front of the large flat screen HD tv with multiple tv channels or a DVD player with DVD library. The kitchen is fully equipped and you are more than welcome to make use of everything in there. The bathroom has a power shower and bath with hot water that won't run out! There is also a power socket for electric toothbrushes and/or electric razors. Double glazing and easy to operate central heating throughout. There is also a fan for the warmer nights.

Guests will have access to the whole apartment including the wifi.

Someone will be available to help you with any unlikely problems you might experience during your stay in the apartment.

The neighborhood is fantastic. If you search the internet for 'merchant square, paddington basin' you can learn all about the local area. The apartment overlooks the canal and is a quiet oasis in the heart of London. Over the road is the Hilton metropole hotel with a bar at the top with views over London that will blow your mind! The surrounding area has every type of restaurant that your heart could desire as well as hundreds of tourist attractions. 5-10 minute walk away is Hyde Park with the famous serpentine lake...a great place to go for a walk. Shops such as Harrods and Harvey Nichols are just a 15 min walk away whilst the famous Selfridges is only a 10 min walk away. If it is tourist attractions you are after then Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament plus many others are within a 20 min walk from the apartment through the beautiful St James' Park. I would be more than happy to make any suggestions of places to visit. There are also plenty of grocery stores, pharmacies, gift stores etc in the immediate area.

Very well serviced with Paddington mainline station under a 5 min walk away. Paddington is just 15 mins from Heathrow airport on the Heathrow Express train and door to door can be as little as 20 mins! There are 2 underground (subway) stations: Paddington & Edgware Rd hosting a variety of subway lines that will get you anywhere in London. If you would rather travel by road then there are a wide selection of buses and cabs that are very easy to pick up.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the whole apartment including the wifi.

Interaction with guests

Someone will be available to help you with any unlikely problems you might experience during your stay in the apartment.

Other things to note

With reference to previous reviews about a window that will not open; this has now been fixed. The flat is therefore fully ventilated.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 35
Security Deposit: 300
Weekend Price: 135 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

No Smoking/pets (Smoking area outside front door of block)
No loud music/parties due to neighbours.
When leaving apartment, both locks on the door must be locked to fulfill insurance requirements.
Cost of replacement set of keys is £60 and if locks require changing the total cost is £360
Unfortunately no babies or young children.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

32 Reviews

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Kevin User Profile
July 2017
Nice place in great location, gracious and responsive host!

Stacy User Profile
June 2017
I recently stayed Alex's place for two weeks and had no complaints. It was less than a five minute walk to either the Bakerloo or the Circle/District line. I never had any issues with necessities (i.e. internet, shower, washer, tv, etc). I would definitely stay here again if it was the flat was available.

Teresa User Profile
May 2017
A very good choice for a London stay. A 10 minute flat walk from Paddington Station so it was easy to come in from Heathrow on the Express. I was heading down to St Ives after my stay and the train went from Paddington so it was very convenient. But on top of that there are many underground line choices at Paddington and some even closer. A Tesco conveniently downstairs and everything else you could need just around the corner. A good size flat for 1 or 2 and it's true it is quiet with the very effective windows shut and that bed is very comfortable. Modern bathroom, a good washing machine and I was very grateful for the coffee machine! The canal was charming and I enjoyed walking down to Little Venice and taking a canal boat to Camden Markets as recommended. Alex and Toby excellent to deal with.

Jay User Profile
April 2017
I’ve just returned from a week's vacation in London, and am so pleased to have chosen to stay at this gem in the Paddington Basin area. In preparing for my visit, I communicated via the app with Alex, who always responded promptly and provided detailed and accurate information. As he was going to be away when I arrived, he had arranged for his brother Toby to meet me and kindly show me round. The apartment was functional, spacious and welcoming, with contemporary and tasteful furnishing, and a clean and spacious bath/shower. It certainly has a pleasant lived-in feel, but at the same time Alex had thoughtfully cleared generous wardrobe, shelf and drawers space for my use. Despite being so centrally located, I was amazed at how quiet it was inside the flat, both during the day and at night. The neighbourhood felt very safe, and each time I returned in the evenings, it felt like coming home. When my stay was over, I almost didn’t want to leave :)

Gabrielle User Profile
October 2016
This was my third stay at Alex's flat. The location is safe and away from some of the sketchier areas around Paddington while still conveniently close to it. The flat is comfortable and has a good amount of space. Alex has updated the bathroom since my last visit.

Chris User Profile
October 2016
This was our second stay, which petty much speaks for itself. Great apartment, very comfortable, well located with very responsive and friendly host. What we liked most is that this is a real home and not some soulless apartment rented out by an agent. Highly recommend.

Gabrielle User Profile
September 2016
Alex's flat was very nice with plenty of natural light inside. It is in a convenient location for those who need to be near Paddington, and the building is safe and pleasant.

London, United KingdomJoined in August 2014
Alex User Profile

Hi I'm Alex. I'm 32 and have lived in London my whole life. I love to swim, ski, go to the gym, parachute, horse ride and shoot. Im a pilot in the Royal Air Force and have been for 10 years; I'm lucky to have a job I love!
This is the first time I have listed my apartment on Air BnB and its great to be able to share my awesome apartment with people that want to visit this great city at a more affordable price rather than spending a fortune on hotels. Sometimes I have to go away with work but rest assured my brother, Toby, will be here to look after you! I look forward to accommodating you :)

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