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A charming, spacious studio flat in a beautiful Victorian mansion block in the heart of London's West End. My flat is literally within walking distance of so many attractions. Guests will find restaurants ,shopping,cafes, theatres,galleries...and of course books all within a few minutes walk. This is the perfect location for those wishing to be right in the Heart of London, wishing to explore the entire West End.Its location is excellent for transport allowing direct links to other London landmarks.The flat is in a higly convient location for those coming via Eurostar, Heathrow,Gatwick or nearby Train Stations. ...fully equipped with all mod cons to allow our guests the choice to stay in and watch a film and prepare your own meals or to just relax and read a book. The flat is very cozy and warm in the winter months and cool during the summer. There is double glazing. The sleeping arrangement is a Large Double Size bed(sleeps 2) and a comfortable high quality aero-bed..which is very comfortable!The air bed is suitable for an adult. We provide plenty of linens and towels. The Flat: The flat is situated on the fourth floor of a period 1890's Victorian mansion block. The building is very secure allowing our guests an excellent location in the centre of London. This spacious studio flat has everything one should need to make their stay comfortable. The bed is a large double(sleeps 2)and a very comfortable air bed for those travelling with a child or suitable for another adult. The kitchen is fully equipped from a coffee maker(French Press) to that ever necessary corkscrew! A full set of dinner plates,pot and pans are provided to make dining in a pleasure not a chore. However, with so many good affordable cafes and restaurants on the doorstep many of our guests choose to eat out.A microwave is also provided. There is a washing machine/dryer.We also provide a steam iron and board. The flat has lovely high ceilings giving a feeling of space. It has excellent heating for those cold winter months and is cool during the summer. There is a built in wardrobe and plenty of space to put suitcases out of sight. There is a very fast Wi Fi connection for those wishing to keep up to date with their emails .A wide choice of TV channels are available. A full length mirror/hairdryer is provided for those preparing for an evening out. The Area: I work at the start of Charing Cross Road(other end) so I know this street very well.Our guests will have so many choices as to where to eat ,where to shop and what to see. The choice really is amazing! The flat is is a five minute walk into Covent Garden so perfect for those attending the numerous shows on offer in London.The original half price ticket booth which offers last minute daily deal on West End Shows is a 5 minute walk away. The best deals go on sale at 11am. The same is true for most opera and ballet productions. If you pop into either Box Office at the English National Opera or the Royal Opera House, they often have returned tickets avail for a better price.This is not always the case for very popular productions though.It's worth a trying. I really can't say anything bad about this area as I know it so well. There will probably be no need to take taxis as one can walk to most places from here! Top Tips: During your stay...take a trip to the top floor of Centre Point...next door to Shaldon Mansions.Order a glass of wine and enjoy one of the best views over Central London. A visit to the Pollocks Toy Museum in nearby Fitzrovia will be sure to delight all ages and the chance to pick up a trinket for those back home. The nearby London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is a great day out A visit to nearby Cecil Court PLEASE...I love this street.It's a perfect example of a Victorian shopping alley...just lovely to look at.The other Victorian covered arcade is the more upmarket Burlington Arcade...also worth a visit after seeing an exhibition at the RA. We also provide a card allowing free entry into the Royal Academy for up to four people. Our fave restaurants in the area are hands down...J Skeekey just off of St Martins Lane...and YMing in Soho!!! The area is seeing alot of development with new shops and restaurants opening what seems on a weekly basis. The area behind Shaldon Mansions used to be an old government building which has been replaced by an ultra modern development with shops and restaurants. The new branch of Jamie Oliver Union Jacks restaurant is a worth a visit. You'll also find a steak place,weekend British Food Market,Byron Hamburgers,Zilli etc.There are plans for more independent places to open up as well.The development is free of traffic so that's quite nice. There's a sweet little cafe that is open very late...I found this out when checking in a guest after midnight! They serve excellent food,coffee and fresh juices.The name is Apricot...and the decore does seem somewhat orange in shade,but it's a great place with really good snacks! Fancy dining where Oscar Wilde did...then may I suggest luch or dinner at Kettners. The cocktails are divine. The French House is nearby Soho was a second home to many artists and writers. You can sit where Francis Bacon did. The place is packed during the evenings,so it's always best to go at 3pmish.On nearby Greek St one will find the most delightful French Pattisserie ,Maison Bertaux.The cute liitle tables outside make the perfect place to have coffee or a pot of tea. The choice of freshly baked delights(made on the premises)is sweet heaven! The flat will suit those wishing to visit for London on a short break or even one month.Please ask about our rates for longer stays.

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  1. Natalie C.
    We stayed in this flat for 4 nights during our stay in London, and it was great. The location is awesome, within walking distance to most sights in the city, really convenient tube station right down the street, and a huge selection of pubs and restaurants in the area. James met us at the flat when we arrived and showed us around and gave us some tips for the area. The flat itself was very comfortable for the 2 of us, although only 1 person can really be in the bathroom at a time. Wifi was fast and convenient. I would highly recommend this flat! 29 May 2013 - 21:08:49
  2. Alex
    Sheldon Mansions The best located apartment I've been lucky enough to find.... Perfect for my short stay (and possibly a longer stay next month).... If you plan on hitting the West End (well you can't avoid it actually! because you're right amongst it and wouldn't even know)...this is the place for you! You'll be transported up to your pad by the gated wooden lift stopping almost at the top of this lovely Victorian mansion block. It has all the necessary facilities: a clean neat tucked away kitchen with washer dryer! and a shower room ensuite. It is close to gyms, all the theatres and so much more. You're a hop, skip and a jump from the tube or a bus if you fancy. You can easily access anywhere in London from here, on any form of transport, by foot probably being the best option which was my choice as the production I was watching was only five minutes away. This space can be what you make it: relaxing for catching up on sleep after a long day and a bolt hole to curl up and watch a movie (supplied) or a crash pad after taking in all the excitement London has to offer. As mentioned there is a fully equipped kitchen if you opt for cooking but there are fantastic restaurants moments away. J Sheekeys was recommended and is consistently fantastic for service, atmosphere and ambiance. Wonderful wines and a must for oysters their dirty martinis are heaven sent too. The apartments greet and hand over of keys was simple, very pleasant and with Charlene's extended knowledge of the West End, I was able to find my feet easily, heading straight out on the town without any worries. Would highly recommend. Five star ***** 16 April 2014 - 16:17:17
  3. mark d.
    I stayed in this flat for 10 days in June/July 2014. It is very cozy and comfortable, and has everything you need. Including a full kitchen, albeit small. The building has a lot of character. The lift is as old as the building and pretty small, and takes a while to get used to. The street noise can be a bit much, but the flat is on the 5th floor (4th floor by European standards). I didn't mind any of these characteristics because I love a true cultural experience. I was able to walk everywhere, except to long distance places. The best restaurants, coffee shops, clubs, bars and theatre shows are all within 10 minutes. There are several tube stations nearby, and Kings Cross is about 15-25 minute walk. If traveling alone, or with two people, I would HIGHLY recommend this place. It's not a huge property and the bathroom is a bit tight, but that is typical for London and other urban places. Once again, I would definitely stay here on my next trip. 04 September 2014 - 20:22:17
  4. Bruce and Lorraine L.
    My wife and I spent the month of September in this marvelous little flat, so conveniently located in Soho, that we used as our "home base" from which to explore London on this return visit to the city. The booking process with Charlene & James was very easy, questions were answered quickly and the owners had a representative meet us on arrival, providing 2 sets of keys, and took the time to explain the operation of items, including the washer/dryer, rubbish disposal, elevator, etc. The flat was neat & tidy, offering such items as laundry & dish washing & liquid hand soaps, toilet paper, dishes for two plus everything needed to prepare meals including pots, pans, spatulas, food storage containers, kettle, toaster (and the all important corkscrew & wine glasses!), a space-efficient kitchen with good-sized fridge, 4 burner gas cook top and oven, combination washer/dryer, collapsible clothes rack (for drying clothes while we were out exploring the sights), free wifi, television with large number of channels, loads of towels and bed linens, a book shelf loaded with up-to-date London guides (we had brought some of our own as well, but we purchased another local map on arrival for GBP 3.50 as we had worn our old one when we visited in 2012!) - basically everything we needed for a carefree vacation. The best part of this 5th floor flat though was the location, being so very central to buses, tube stations, grocery shops, retail shopping, restaurants, theatres, pubs (lots & lots of pubs) and more. Located on Charing Cross Rd, this flat is just a short stroll to Oxford Street, the British Museum, Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery and Portrait Gallery, Covent Garden, Neal's Yard, Little Venice, etc., etc. and as we "returned home" to the flat each afternoon/evening, we appreciated more and more the superior location of this vacation rental! The included telephone in the flat was really appreciated by us (WE NEVER BRING OUR CELL PHONE WHEN WE HOLIDAY) and 'allowed us to book theatre tickets, restaurant reservations as well as make FREE CALLS TO FAMILY BACK HOME IN CANADA. We estimated the living area of the flat to be about 350 square feet in size and with the hanging closet, shelving, bedside dresser, entrance foyer, etc., it provided us very comfortable accommodations for our stay (plus the open floor plan, 3 big windows and over-height ceilings provided a bright/airy interior environment) You can't go wrong with this London vacation rental!!! 05 October 2014 - 11:54:53
  5. LD
    This was my 3rd time staying here! Wonderful owners! Terrific location =close to theaters, Covent Garden, Leiscester Square, Picadilly, Trafalgar and National/Portrait Galleries. Lots of restaurants and pubs to choose from. Very efficient apartment with everything one needs. Cannot say enough good things about it! I plan to stay here again in 2015. 26 November 2014 - 16:45:41
  6. Brenda R.
    My husband and daughter and I stayed for 3 nights and it was exactly as stated. The location was awesome, close to everything! Jessica who met us at the flat was very friendly and answered any questions we had. London is a beautiful place and hope to go back one day! 27 June 2015 - 14:49:40
  7. Scott A.
    My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here. I have to admit, when we first entered the flat I really found it small, but over time that was far outweighed by the bright, large windows and its fantastic location. The shower that remained a challenge for me as an extra large type. My wife found it absolutely fine. The small kitchen met our needs and the bed was quite comfortable. We would definitely stay here again if we are lucky enough to find ourselves back in London! 15 July 2015 - 19:59:56
  8. Melissa R.
    My husband and I stayed here for four nights at the beginning of our 3 week vacation. The owners were communicative and answered any questions I had prior to our booking. We were met by Charlene upon our arrival and she answered any questions we had. She has prepared several binders of information, recommendations, and suggestions regarding shows, restaurants, shopping, etc, which are available in the apartment. The apartment is small, but perfectly adequate for two people. In reference to another review, it is true that the apartment is a bit worn; however, everything is clean and maintained. We have no complaints with respect to the apartments, amenities, or owners. The best selling point of this apartment (in my opinion) is the great location, which cannot be better. Yes, there is a large construction project going on across the street (the Crossrail Project); however, it had no impact upon our ability to sleep or our vacation in any way. We were able to utilize the Tube, a number of bus lines, and were able to walk anywhere we pleased. There are countless options for pubs, bars, clubs, shopping, and restaurants within walking distance. While this isn't the first place we have rented in London, it was definitely the best in terms of location. In our opinion, the flat provides a comfortable, safe, convenient home while in London and we can't wait to come back. 20 February 2016 - 18:05:17
  9. Elizabeth Rochin
    Firstly, let me say that James and Charleen are great hosts. They were easy to communicate with and responded promptly when I had an issue opening the windows during an unusually warm spell in London. I will say, however, that the room's actual appearance is misrepresented based on the photos posted on VRBO. While it was certainly functional, it was not kept up as one would expect based on the posted photos. Also, be aware that the flat is on the (British) 5th floor (US 6th floor) and a resident mentioned to me that I was "lucky that the elevator is working, because it has been out of order for about three weeks." While the flat is well located to various tube lines, it is next to a major construction project and located in a very "boisterous" neighborhood, so be aware that partying, broken bottles, etc. will add to your stay until the wee hours of the morning. During an early morning outing I was hassled by homeless and drunk people on the street. It's a functional place to stay for party/nightlife people. 16 June 2016 - 16:22:22
  10. Shelley C.
    I'll start with the positives. The flat was spotlessly clean. The kitchen was tiny, but it does have stovetop, microwave, refrigerator and washer/dryer combo. The location is extremely convenient, with the tube station literally less than a minute's walk away, an easy walk to the British Museum, National Gallery, and you are in the middle of the theatre district. (Check out what's playing and get tickets ahead of time!) Bus stops are right on the curb out front. So many restaurants nearby - I recommend Lemoncello Ristorante for Italian. The Ape and Bird was pricey, but the food was delicious, and we really enjoyed Salsa! for food with a South American/Mexican flare. And, also, it looked like Salsa! had a great dance floor and salsa lessons, which would be fun. James was very nice and had lots of suggestions about things to do. Now, there are a few drawbacks. This is on the six floor (American) and there are 80-some steps. The lift never gave us any trouble, but it is tiny. There is no air conditioning in the flat, and not much air movement. It was around 90 degrees F while we were there. The flat faces west, and the sun shining in during the afternoon hours turned it into an oven, even with the with heavy curtains drawn. Not much air movement made for a stuffy, hot room. The noise level was really disturbing. The only time it quieted down was between about 2:00 am and 4:00 am. It might be quieter during the winter with the windows closed, but with the heat that wasn't an option. The water pressure is not very vigorous. For young people who want to be in the middle of the action, during the cooler months when you can keep the windows closed, this might be a great location. Bring ear plugs or your white noise machine. It's not fancy, but it is convenient, clean and safe. 27 July 2016 - 14:57:58
  11. Kerry H.
    The flat is in a great location. It is convenient to the tube and the theatre district which I was able to see two musicals. I did have an incident here and James worked to resolve the issue. Thanks for your kindness and great customer service, James. 24 January 2017 - 18:42:29
  12. bryan s.
    We had a fantastic five days in London. We went all over central London (and a bit beyond), and had direct access to almost everywhere we wanted to go. Its a small apartment in an older building, so as long as you understand that coming in, you will love it. Everything was clean & in working order. We enjoyed having the small kitchen area with washing machine available when we needed it. James was waiting for us upon our arrival at the apartment, and he was very helpful explaining everything in the apartment as well as offering suggestions for our stay in London. We would definitely rent this apartment again. 11 June 2017 - 18:02:00
  13. Dominique H.
    good stay in a small studio very well located. 08 November 2017 - 15:34:00
  14. Najat C.
    Notre location chez James et Charlenes tait trs centrale idalement situe tout prs de Covent Garden par contre elle tait trs petite, vraiment exigue il tait prvue pour 3 personnes mais elle tait trop juste pour 2 personnes. La tte du lit est contre le radiateur...aucun confort. Le logement tait propre et nous avons eu de bons conseils 28 March 2016 - 09:17:00
  15. Agathe G.
    The flat is perfectly situated, 50m from the beginning of Oxford Street and 10mn to Big Ben ! Everything was great,we stayed for 3 nights and we really enjoyed it. 01 May 2016 - 08:05:20
  16. Angela R.
    Safe. Close to restaurants, theaters, bus, and underground. Comfy bed. Great blow dryer. Bring earplugs. Leicester Tube Station is good for transport to and from Heathrow. 12 December 2017 - 14:38:00
  17. Very good 09 December 2017 - 12:38:00
  18. Sara D.
    This was a great location for a long weekend in London, central to all we wanted to do and see in a short time. Leicester and Trafalgar Square, the British Museum, were all easily walkable, and the tube was just steps away. There were many excellent restaurant options in the area as well. The flat was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The place was nice and warm, also. No issues with water temp or pressure until the last morning -- a Monday so perhaps the timing was bad with others in the building getting ready for work. If you were staying longer and/or interested in cooking a lot, the kitchen might be an issue (not much prep space or cooking tools), though it was fine for our needs - plates and mugs and glasses were all quite nice. All in all a great choice for our weekend getaway in London. 08 December 2017 - 15:58:00
  19. Kelly C.
    The flat was adorable. A bit small for 3 people but we made it work. The location is the best part. Right next to the underground we were all over the city. The owners were very accommodating when I missed my check out time. It was a wonderful stay. 16 October 2017 - 01:07:00
  20. Evert B.
    Location good. Elevator is nice tot have. Apartment is small but in London you only need it to sleep 15 October 2017 - 16:31:00

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