Studio in Excellent Zone 1 Location

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Comfortable, light, bright top floor (4th) and self contained studio in a great location for getting to see everything London has to offer. Two tube stations and buses galore. A few minutes walk to London's Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

The space

Small studio, 20m2 (215 sq.ft) with kitchenette, bathroom. Clean, Very bright - top floor (with lift). Rooftop views.
Double bed, desk, 2 dining chairs, an armchair, TV, internet. Bright and airy.
Excellent location: Two minutes from the entrance to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. The same to many buses and Lancaster Gate tube station.
Very good value for money and excellent location.
NOTE: The studio has just been painted, had a new floor put down, lights changed, curtains cleaned, new blinds. It is a very bright, comfortable base for 1 to 2 people.
HOWEVER - NOTE: The bathroom is old but functional and clean of course. Please note that the bath tub enamel is thin and discoloured but not dirty.
Restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, launderette - all within a very short distance.
Five tube (underground) lines are within a five minute walk: Lancaster Gate is just a few minutes walk and is on the Central Line - 1 stop to Marble Arch, two to Bond Street.
Paddington is less than a five minute walk and is where you will find the Circle, District, Bakerloo, and Hammersmith and City lines.
The Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect are also here.
Many, many buses.
However, you can walk, within half an hour, to Notting Hill, Portobello Road, Kensington, South Kensington (for museums and the Albert Hall), Knightsbridge (Harrods), Mayfair, Oxford Street.
This really is a superb location for getting to see London.


Guest access

The studio is self contained so the bathroom is within the studio.

Interaction with guests

I shall always be contactable by e mail. You shall be given the telephone number of the person who will check you in. In most cases this will be my father.

Other things to note

If you wish to stay for less time than the minimum stay to fill a gap, please contact me and we may be able to arrange it.

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

Elevator in Building
Wireless Internet
Buzzer/wireless intercom

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £40
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 11AM

Check ins at reasonable times - I am very happy to help with your timings but please keep in mind reasonable check in times.
Earliest Check in : 11:00
For late check ins: Please discuss this with me. Whoever does your check in needs to travel to and from the studio. There is a £20 charge for late check ins after 10pm (22:00) to be paid in cash on arrival.
Check out is by 1100.
We are happy to help with check in and check out times depending on previous and following guests.
No smoking.
Keep the place clean please.


1 night minimum stay

76 Reviews

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Natalya User Profile
September 2017
The flat's location is perfect, just 3 minutes walk from the tube station. It's easy to get anywhere you want. There are parks, pubs, cafes nearby. The flat itself is small as described, but it's enough if arrived to explore the city, it has everything needed, even a kitchen with a little fridge which is great if you plan to cook something. Also Don was very helpful and friendly! Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.
Derek User Profile
Response from Derek:
Thank you so much for your kind words Natalya. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in London. Please come back one day. Kind Regards Derek and Don
September 2017

Edward User Profile
September 2017
This was our second stay at Derek's place - we obviously enjoyed our first visit last December. It has all the facilities you need and its location is brilliant - within easy walking distance of Paddington & Lancaster Gate stations, close to Kensington Gardens and the Serpentine. Unfortunately on this visit the lift was out of order - not a problem if you're young, fit and travelling light, but, regrettably, none of those descriptors fitted me and lugging suitcases up and down four flights of stairs wasn't fun. I suggest checking with Derek that the lift is working. As I said above, apart from that problem, it's a great spot which I highly recommend.

Omideh User Profile
August 2017
Derek’s flat was perfectly located for us to explore London. It is easy walking distance to Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Paddington, Kensington, and Notting Hill. I especially enjoyed the easy access to Hyde Park and the quiet neighborhood. The flat was perfect for the two of us. Derek was also very responsive and accommodating and it was a pleasure to meet his father. I would highly recommend this flat!
Derek User Profile
Response from Derek:
Thank you so much Omideh. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in London and it would be a great pleasure to welcome you back.
August 2017

Stephen User Profile
August 2017
Derek was a wonderful host who was in touch with us right up the the point of check in. He made it very easy by recommending routes from the airport to the apartment. His dad was extremely helpful at check in and gave us lots of very useful information regarding shops transports and safety. The apartment is in a great location and was very nice and clean. I would highly recommend Derek and his apartment for anybody looking for a break away in London
Derek User Profile
Response from Derek:
Thank you so much Stephen. I am pleased you enjoyed your short visit and hope you enjoyed the games. Keep me in mind for future visits. Kind Regards Derek
August 2017

Lori User Profile
July 2017
A bright, clean studio in an excellent location. Everything was as described, and this is a perfect place to stay in London if you are OK with a small space. Lots of amenities nearby, and the bed was very comfortable. Highly recommended!

Jill User Profile
July 2017
A great spot- so convenient for Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens/Palace, plenty of restaurants, pubs, with a Waitrose nearby, and of course the tube station and Paddington Station being so handy. I found the apartment comfortable and it suited me very well. On arrival, Don provides a wonderful introduction to the studio and surrounding area, as well as enjoying a natter about history and current affairs. The immediate area is generally quiet, but has enough liveliness to ensure that I felt perfectly safe returning 'home' at 11 pm or later. Overall I enjoyed my stay very much. Thanks Derek for all your help and suggestions before the stay, and to Don for your kind assistance during it!
Derek User Profile
Response from Derek:
Thank you so much Jill. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and would like to Welcome you back to London one day. Kind Regards Derek
July 2017

Rosie User Profile
June 2017
Locality perfect, very clean and despite being small it's larger than photos portray.

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Derek User Profile

The photo was me at 13 and it is staying there!!!!
Very well travelled Londoner - 59 years old.
I have been a Tour Director for 35 years - it is now in the blood.
When I travel, I prefer staying in flats/apartments/houses rather than hotels and discovered airbnb on one of my recent trips to Israel.
As I travel so much for work, I do nowadays prefer my free time to be spent at home or on short trips. I love the English countryside so I plan to go as often as possible. My two favourite cities (apart from London) are Tel Aviv and New York. I plan to stay in the Negev soon.
London is home to me and probably always shall be - great city.
I now have two properties on airbnb - a small studio close to Kensington Gardens and a lovely, spacious studio loft in the very best location in Barcelona.
Hope you like my little place in London - just two streets from my home and my place in Barcelona. Two excellent locations.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français
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Response time: within a few hours

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