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Charming well-appointed, sunny apartment is a perfect pad for your visit to London. Top floor of a Victorian house in leafy Hampstead. It is just 15 minutes from West End, theatres, shopping, and sightseeing. Large living room has patio doors to roof terrace with views over London, well-equipped kitchen, library annex with sofabed, and one bedroom with double bed. Large bathroom with bath/shower - and boosted water pressure. Quiet street but lively neighbourhood nearby with cafes, shops, cinema, pharmacy, and pubs. Great walks/runs nearby on Primrose Hill, Hampstead Heath or along Regent's Canal. Keywords: Condominium - Apartment

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  1. vicki v.
    We feel very fortunate to have found this wonderful flat in North London, a true sanctuary away from the endless crowds, noise and assaults to the nerves of the city center. Decompressing with a cup of tea while taking in the wide open pano view of the City helped me recharge my senses. Quietly watching the sunset over London and then the lights come up was magical. We also loved the village feeling of the flat's location. Only a few minutes walk to a Tesco supermarket, several pubs, cafes, bakeries and even a Starbuck's. Reflecting London's diversity you had a choice of not only fish and chips, but also, Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Russian and more. The neighborhood is upscale and beautiful with its historical homes, I felt completely safe and at ease walking at night or going for an early morning run to London's lungs, "Hampstead Heath" a fantasic forest/park just up the hill or downhill towards the expansive views of Primrose Hill and onward through the splendid Regents Park with its outstanding English gardens, roses, waterfowl areas, boating, etc. Close access to this natural beauty was essential to my sanity in order to recover from the unrelenting crowds of the city center. The flat is very spacious, equipped with everything we needed, except a'll have to hand wash or visit the launderette a few minutes around the corner. The furnishings are average, but comfortable and all clean. The wi fi was inconsistent, but mostly good. I didn't mind the climb to the 4th floor each day and the bonus is absolutely no noise from your neighbors. The deep soaking bathtub was a lovely treat. The flat is easily served by several bus lines with stops closer than that of the Underground. After we got our bearings, we much preferred taking the double-decker buses for an added economical sight seeing tours to our destinations. The flat is served by the Chalk Farm tube station, a 10 minute gentle uphill walk to the flat, but if you're jet lagged and dragging your suitcases, opt to get off at the next station, Belsize, to be able to drag your belongings down the hill to the flat instead. You can walk to the famous Camden Markets, which my teen just loved for its cheaper priced clothes, souvenirs, flea market type of products. Also plenty of cheap eats and great people watching, but the tourists greatly outnumber the mohawked punkers. This flat is an outstanding value and cost less than most hotel rooms in this expensive city. Very pleased. 31 August 2012 - 18:32:24
  2. Janet B.
    My husband and I rented this flat for a week and had a wonderful time. We couldn't agree more with all of the other reviews. It truly was a quiet oasis after a long, busy day sightseeing. We could kick off our shoes, enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace, prepare our dinner, talk about our day and plan the next one while watching the sun set over the London skyline. All of the amenities of the flat were as described and suited our needs very well. The weather while we were in London was spectacular and I agree with another reviewer that although the flat was a bit warm when we returned at the end of the day, it cooled off beautifully with a lovely breeze after opening the sliding doors to the terrace and the skylight in the bathroom. Tricia was very nice to work with and provided detailed instructions on the flat's appliances and helpful suggestions about where to go in the neighbourhood. We tended to shop for meal ingredients and wine on England's Lane just a few minutes away - a street that has a lovely village feel. Also a fish and chips dinner at Oliver's should not be missed! I have already recommended this flat to friends. We would love to return someday. 09 June 2014 - 19:26:32
  3. Valerie J.
    My husband and I travel to London a couple of times a year and we always stay in this lovely apartment in Chalk Farm. It's quiet and comfortable and we love having breakfast in the morning with the view of the city. The kitchen has everything you need for meals and it's nice to have nights in instead of having to eat out all the time. The stairs can be a challenge if you have heavy luggage but you only have to carry it up once. Public transportation is close by and convenient and there's nowhere else we want to stay while in town. Thank you Tricia! 25 June 2017 - 00:31:00
  4. Marshman
    I stayed at the flat in April, 2010 for a week and had a wonderful time. The location was super, within a 5-10 minute walk of the Chalk Farm tube station (depending on whether you were heading up or down the hill). The view of downtown London was amazing through the sliding glass doors and fixed glass windows. The flat was very tastefully decorated--it's the owners' home when they are in London. It's cozy and comfortable; all of the kitchen appliances are modern and instruction manuals are supplied for operating the oven and other appliances. There's a well-stocked library with many travel books for London and France. The neighborhood is charming with stores, restaurants and pubs a short walk away. The flat is so conveniently located I used public transportation and walking the entire time; didn't have to take a single taxi. Communication with the owner was excellent and timely via email and phone. All arrangements went smoothly and I was provided extensive info on the flat and surrounding neighborhood amenities. The wifi worked well and I was able to blog my trip every morning while sipping a cup of Earl Grey tea. The flat is on the 4th floor and there's no elevator or handicap access. If you can't climb a few flights of stairs this is not the rental for you. I would stay in this flat again in a heartbeat--I feel it offers great value, comfort and charm. 27 October 2010 - 07:10:20
  5. GG
    My husband and I spent a wonderful week in this flat. It was a great area, perfect for walking (through Hampstead Heath or even south through Primrose Hill park, through Regent's Park, all the way to Covent Gardens). It had a million-dollar view of London from its fourth floor terrace (a full wall of south-facing windows). Was well-furnished and equipped, with a big bathroom and handy office space. Also a great location for access to every part of London by public transit. We loved the Indian food nearby and also had great stews in the Persian restaurant. Ran smack into Helena Bonham Carter with Tim Burton Jr in tow in the nearby Tesco. Very cool! One warning: With three flights of stairs to the flat, not great for people with really bad knees. 07 December 2010 - 12:53:16
  6. Al
    We had a fantastic vacation in London, and this flat played one of the key roles in it. It was a bit more spacious than the pictures show, as there's a bedroom, a den with another bed and a table, and a living room/kitchen combo with a couch. Just the million-dollar view alone is worth staying in this flat (the whole London is in front of you, you can see the London Eye in the distance). The tube is a short walk away, and it got us everywhere quickly. There's a selection of reasonably priced restaurants close by (our favorite was Oliver's Fish and Chips), as well as a couple of pubs. The flat has everything you might need while on vacation, including high-speed Broadband/Wi-Fi and even an espresso machine. It's on the 4th floor, which wasn't a big deal after the amount of stairs you have to climb in London. We would definitely recommend this flat! We'd love to stay here again if we visit London in the future. 07 May 2011 - 05:08:53
  7. Librax2
    My wife, my 18 year old son and I spent a week in this lovely flat in June, 2011. The location is wonderful. It has a village atmosphere. Nice restaurants and pubs nearby. The flat is on the top floor. It is a bit of a climb but once there, it's worth it. The view of London is spectacular. The flat itself is cosy and comfy. It's not huge, but there was plenty of room for us to spread out. If you are looking for a flat in London, don't pass this up. 11 August 2011 - 21:34:40
  8. Eugene V.
    For two ex-Londoners who live on the wrong side of the ocean, this was an ideal place from which to re-visit our favorite haunts. The panoramic views of the city are spectacular and the apartment itself is beautiful without being ostentatious. It is perfect and well appointed with all the modern comforts. It is within walking distance of Camden market, Belsize Park and Primrose Hill. Best of all was having leisurely breakfasts on the terrace and, at night, sipping wine on the terrace, enjoying the views of London. Being there made our hearts beat faster and our two weeks went by much too fast. So, we'll go back soon! Jane Cave and Eugene Versluysen Washington DC 30 October 2011 - 19:01:27
  9. We stayed in the flat in December 2011. It's really in a perfect location for Hampstead, Camden Town, and the center of the city generally. As others mentioned, the views are terrific. We stayed there as a family of 3, and our daughter was very comfortable in the den off the living room, with enough privacy from heavy curtains that separate these two rooms. A few nice touches: - The kitchen has everything you need for a short stay, with shops and supermarkets within walking distance for stocking up. - We were very gratified to find an iron and ironing board in the hall cupboard! - The L-shaped couch is great for relaxing after a long day slogging around the city. - The WiFi worked very well - The bathroom has a "dressing table" and mirror - very helpful for members of your group that need to prep themselves to go out on the town. A word of warning, though, for tall people: 1. The flat is in the top of the house, with a sloping ceiling in the bathroom. It's hard to get really comfortable in the shower if you're more than 5'11". OK for a couple of days, but people who are looking for an extended stay should bear this in mind. 2. The only hanging space is a hallway closet that's also in the eaves. Again, not a problem if you're hanging a couple of items, but if you're in and out of there all the time (as we were during the winter), it gets uncomfortable. 3. The bedroom has a double bed in it. Worked fine for us, but I could see two larger people being squashed. Overall, this is a lovely flat, and I'd recommend it if you're under 6 feet tall! 15 January 2012 - 20:30:41
  10. Julie S.
    In London for a week, and with tickets to three shows at the Roundhouse Theatre right down the street, and inclined to cook some of our own meals, this apartment was perfect for us. My sister-in-law, daughter and I were quite comfortable, the kitchen is well-appointed, the view of downtown from the deck lovely, and the proximity to the Chalk Farm tube stop, grocery stores, credible restaurants and pubs can't be beat. A willingness to walk and to climb steps to the fourth floor are essential. We also found, even during a fairly hot stretch, that the apartment cooled off really nicely with ample windows and a opening skylight in the bathroom. 04 July 2012 - 16:02:56
  11. Mike I.
    We rented for a week, just as the Paralympic Games were coming to an end. The view from the terrace was perfect for watching the fireworks over the city! The descriptions of the suite, as well as the neighborhood, didn't do the place justice, as we found the whole Camden/Chalk Farm area a delight to explore, when we weren't downtown. Accessibility was great: a short walk from the tube station, and great bus connections north to Hampstead Heath or into town. Bright, spacious and quiet for the two of us, the apartment was a peaceful and comfortable respite from sight-seeing, but close enough to pubs, cafe's and amenities to feel connected. The tips on what to see and how to get around were also great. Can't thank you enough, the place suited my wife and I to a 'T' and became a huge part of our overall outstanding London experience. Definitely worth a return visit, and we have already told our friends in Victoria about the flat! Thanks again! 30 September 2012 - 01:19:31
  12. Maggie
    This flat more than lived up to its website description. the area was so quiet but only a quick ride by the underground to the downtown sights of London. We tended to get off at the further stop Belsize Park and walk down the hill to the flat. Also we found that the grocery shopping had more choices here. We appreciated all of the tourist literature that had been left at the flat, enjoyed the good sound system , used the wi-fi successfully and found the kitchen and flat well equipped. The instructions for opening and closing were very clear. And of course there was the view! Everyone has remarked about this but it must be mentioned again. The weather was too cold during our visit to sit out on the terrace but we never tired of sitting at the table and gazing at the London skyline complete with the steeple of St. Paul's. One evening we were even treated to a rainbow after a rain shower. One day we visited Fenton House, a National Trust property close by in Hampstead. We would highly recommend it plus the local shops, streets and cafes. There was so much more to explore near the flat but we ran out of time We would certainly stay here again 03 June 2013 - 22:27:09
  13. M. B.
    My (somewhat homesick) daughter is spending 6 months studying in London and the purpose of my trip was to visit her and be able to spend some time together in our own little rental. This flat was just perfect for us--easy to get to, comfortable, well-appointed small kitchen and excellent use of space. The owners were extremely responsive, helpful, and easy to work with. They had added lots of thoughtful details and left very good information regarding the flat itself, recommendations for dining and getting around, and directions in the neighborhood. The flat was clean and my daughter stayed with me, using the sleeper bed and study as her small room. We had a great week together and enjoyed being able to shop at nearby markets and cook dinner and relax in the evenings. Highly recommend! 21 February 2014 - 20:09:27
  14. Betka S.
    I had done a lot of research before selecting where to stay for our two week trip to London. I wanted to be in a neighborhood, avoid the touristy experience, and really live like a local while in town. This flat made it all possible. My sister and I could not have been more pleased with our stay here. I'll agree with another reviewer and say that if you're particularly tall, you might have issues in the shower and remind people that this is a 4th floor walk-up so if you're not good with stairs, this won't be the place for you. And those are only reservations I can consider on this flat. The neighborhood is lovely. My sister and I reguarly made it to Primrose Hill and Regent's Park for our runs, or just to meander. Belsize Park and Hampstead (and its Heath) are short walks up the hill and have interesting architecture, a delightful selection of restaurants and boutiques, and a sylvan respite from the city. Public transit in this city may be the best in the world. We came prepared with an Oyster card and had no difficulties at all navigating the vast system. There is so much signage and with an application like Citymapper on your phone, the entire city is yours to explore. At the end of each day, we had a place that felt like home to return to and a neighborhood to go out and socialize in. It was marvelous. (And yes, the view. We spent time out on the terrace as much as we could even in the cold.) Tricia was fantastic to deal with, responding quickly to any questions we had. If the she ever decides to sell, I would buy it. That's how much I enjoyed staying there. I have no intention of ever staying anywhere else in London and I WILL return. 15 April 2014 - 14:22:02
  15. Matthew D.
    This flat is in a great location with easy access to Central London by public transit and walking. If you're up for it, you can walk to Oxford St in just over an hour. It's easy to get back by bus or Tube. There is plenty of room in the flat, but if you are taller than 5 foot 10, the bathroom ceiling and in particular, the shower, will be a challenge. There is lots of natural light and a good view of the skyline. It is at the very top of the house, so if you have lots of luggage, you'll need to have stamina making several trips up and down the narrow staircase to check in and out. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher. It is also very quiet, being about a 2 minute walk off the main road, there isn't a lot of background noise. The MBR has a double bed which is very very firm. Very. We would definitely stay there again on our next trip to London. 11 August 2014 - 02:02:20
  16. Chris C.
    I am normally a meticulous planner but when a late change in plans brought my family of four to London during Christmas it was a scramble to find a suitable flat. While responses were few among owners Tricia went to considerable lengths to get the flat in order and the keys delivered on short notice. We cannot thank her enough for her efforts over a very busy time of year. After some travel hectic days we were very relieved to find that the flat suited our needs. Although its a 4th floor walk-up the reward is a spectacular view of the London skyline. The winter sun streamed into the flat as we enjoyed our morning coffee from the espresso machine while listening to the BBC through the excellent sound system. The flat is well appointed and no need to bring guidebooks as there an extensive library available for use. There is one small bedroom and our boys were fine on the couches. As noted by others the shower can be a challenge for taller folks but you get the hang of it after a couple days. The flat and neighborhood is quiet and local services abound. The Tesco Express around the corner was all we needed for eat-in meals and morning pastries. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner at Olivers and later in the week at The Hill pub at the end of the street. The Chalk Farm tube stop is a short walk down the hill. With the tube shut down on Christmas it was no problem walking south over Primrose Hill into Regents Park and looping back through Camden Town. We have rented in London before but after this stay and after enjoying the view I cannot imagine staying anywhere else. 06 January 2015 - 13:29:58

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