This apartment is in a fantastic location near Russell Square in the very centre of the City! You can walk to the British Museum, Oxford Street, Soho, Covent Garden and many other central attractions.
On the second floor of a period building, this is a chic home for a city stay (please note that there is no lift). The main living space has a comfy sofa, two leather armchairs and a stylish and quirky bookcase in one corner. The white walls and sash window makes this a fresh and bright space, and there are lots of interesting pieces of artwork on the walls. There is also a dark wood table and chairs for dining beside the window. An air ma...ttress can be supplied in this room to accommodate 2 further guests.
The separate kitchen is modern with grey and green fitted cupboards, grey worktops and a selection of amenities including a fridge/freezer, a hob, oven and a dishwasher. The floor is tiled and there are also two stools for an informal breakfast by the sash window.
The master bedroom is sumptuous with a super king size bed, wooden floors, chests of drawers, a large window and lots of paintings. Off this room you'll find the impressive en suite bathroom with warm brown tiling, modern fittings, including a glass shower unit, a sink, a loo and a heated towel rail.
This apartment is in a brilliant location, right in the heart of the City in Russell Square. The Square, just a minute's walk away, is a lovely open space - ideal for a picnic in warm weather. Just the other side of this is the ever-popular British Museum (a 5 minute walk) which is home to a huge collection of art and artefacts about human culture from all over the world. There are many lovely restaurants, bars and cafes in the nearby area to explore, and it's less than a 15 minute stroll to Tottenham Court Road for shopping too - this road runs West and turns into Oxford Street.
If you walk South from the apartment and cross over Tottenham Court Road you'll find Covent Garden, with its old market square, cobbled streets and boutique shops. There are lots of designer labels, great restaurants, bars and daring street performers. It will only take you 25 minutes to reach the Thames on foot (or you could hop on the tube), and the views from Waterloo Bridge are some of the best of the London skyline. Head over the Bridge and there are lots more eateries and bars to enjoy on the Southbank as well as many theatres.
The property is less than a minute from Russell Square tube station which joins the Piccadilly line. From here you can at Covent Garden in two stops and Leicester Square for the West End in 3 stops (or, it's only 10 - 15 mins by foot). You can reach Knightsbridge in 11 minutes from this station too, for the famous department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols as well as lots of other luxury brands. You can also get a direct train to South Kensington for the museums - Natural History, Victoria & Albert and the Science Museum. For upmarket Chelsea head to Sloane Square from Russell Square - a 22 minute journey. Russell Square is also a handy line for guests arriving from Heathrow - a direct train, no changes and less than a minute to walk with your cases when you exit the Underground (journey time about an hour, depending on Terminal)!
Guests should note that, given the apartment's location in central London, there is some buzz from pedestrians below. It does not bother the owners of the apartment and, with a tv or radio on, is not usually noticeable. Importantly, the bedroom is situated at the back of the apartment and is very quiet.
Additional amenities include: - ironing board, study area, entertainment, - wifi internet, - study area, - blender/juicer, - great location, - mews/square, - dishwasher, - plates and cutlery, - wooden floors, - iron, - interesting paintings/artwork, - washing machine, - freezer, - hi-fi stereo, - normal TV, utilities, - hob, - super king size, - tumble dryer, - square feet, - dining room, - microwave, - bedroom, - near famous landmark, - kitchen, - coffee maker, unique features, - sash windows, - printer, - sleeps, - toaster, - glasses, - bathroom, - kettle, - oven, - fridge.Read more
Nice apartment, but horrible rental agency experience.
Left on 07/02/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Mallory
We just used Vive Unique and had a terrible experience (June 26th-July 1, 2013). We booked in January and then we found out a week before our arrival that we no longer had an apartment as the apartment owner was no longer able to leave. We had to scramble to find hotels and other apartments last minute with only little help from Vive Unique. We ended up going from a 4bd/3ba for the entire famioy to 2 different apartments and a hotel room in a very different area of London than originally planned. We had to make multiple moves throughout our stay to accomodate out family and the different apartment and hotel availability. On top of all that, the apartments were not clean and were not ready for our arrival (hot water off, refrigerator off, nobody to meet us at apartment on time).
This 1 bedroom was actually ready for us upon arrival but the Vive Unique employee we met was rude, condescending and didn't show us anything. She simply stated that we "Obivously weren't interested" in being shown around and left us with little direction on how to use anything. There were written directions by the apartment owners that were very helpful.
I do not recommend Vive Unique as a rental agency. Some of the apartments were OK but not all were to the same standards and the customer service was awful. We will use Vrbo or another agency in the future.
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