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Concealed behind one of Kensington’s emblematic Victorian red-brick buildings, a world of funky designer comfort waits to ease you into blissful city living. From its living room’s huge bay windows giving way to garden views to its hot pink armchairs, colourful abstract art and jazzy pendant lighting, you’ll feel transported into a retro-modern world of fun and relaxation. Spend quiet mornings playing board games in this light-filled space or catch up on work at the bedrooms’ respective mezzanine studies. We’re not strictly suggesting you stay in bed all day, but you could very easily do so with the rooms’ high-spec TVs boasting DVD players and X Box game consoles, not to mention their show-stopping decor that will have your eyes pinballing in every direction. With a fire-engine red kitchen that has everything from a blender to a rice maker to whip of a feast, as well as the master en-suite's Jacuzzi tub to retreat to in the evenings with a glass of bubbly, there’s no end to the enjoyment to be had here. That said, when you are ready to venture outside, you’ll find countless cultural sights of interest right on your front door. Take an afternoon to explore South Kensington’s world-class museums (the Natural History Museum is a four-minute walk away), stroll through leafy Hyde Park (fourteen minutes away on foot) and indulge in some retail therapy at Knightsbridge’s famous Harrods department store (a fifteen-minute walk). With myriad cafes, restaurants and shops in your neighbourhood to discover too, you couldn’t be better placed to experience London in style.


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Highlights

Explore South Kensington's world-class museums – the Natural History Museum is a four-minute walk away

Explore South Kensington's world-class museums – the Natural History Museum is a four-minute walk away

Take a morning stroll through Hyde Park, a fourteen-minute walk from your door

Take a morning stroll through Hyde Park, a fourteen-minute walk from your door

Chill out with a game of chess in the living room while taking in leafy gardens views from the bay windows

Chill out with a game of chess in the living room while taking in leafy gardens views from the bay windows

Snuggle up in bed with a movie or a game on the bedrooms' Xbox game consoles

Snuggle up in bed with a movie or a game on the bedrooms' Xbox game consoles

Unwind with a glass of bubbly in the Jacuzzi tub after a day of London sightseeing

Unwind with a glass of bubbly in the Jacuzzi tub after a day of London sightseeing

Catch up on work at the bedrooms' mezzanine studies

Catch up on work at the bedrooms' mezzanine studies

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Home truths

    As this apartment is located in a very old listed building that has wooden under-flooring, please respect the neighbours by keeping noise levels to a minimum

    The furnishings are rather delicate – it is not suitable for those looking for a homey place where you can put your feet up

    You'll likely need some extra towels here

About this stay


Amenities

Desk / workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


Additional fees

  • The host asks that guests always remove their shoes before entering the home – the carpets and wood floors here are light in colour and can stain easily, so an additional fee of £300 will be charged for cleaning if the carpets are damaged

  • Paid parking is available on-site, though we recommend skipping the car as South Kensington station is a two-minute walk away

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Earl's Court

Kensington’s more down-to-earth neighbour, Earl’s Court is a well-rounded base to explore West London – and beyond. Relaxed restaurants, traditional pubs and leafy side streets characterise the neighbourhood. Make sure you visit The Troubadour, an iconic music venue that hosted Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell in its prime. You’re more likely to walk in on a lowkey jazz session these days, performed under a decades-old collection of instruments...

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Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Cosy up for a bite at the Troubadour

Cosy up for a bite at the Troubadour

Soak up music history in this legendary venue & coffee house that's played host to the likes of Bob Dylan & Jimi Hendrix. Still famous for great food, coffee & regular live gigs in the basement club.

9 min
Ale At The Stanhope

Ale At The Stanhope

On Gloucester Road, you will find the Stanhope Arms, a traditionally decorated pub with a great range of ales to choose from. The perfect place for a quick drink after a long day of exploring.

9 min
Catch a film at the Fulham Road Picturehouse

Catch a film at the Fulham Road Picturehouse

Conveniently located down the Fulham Road, head to this Art Deco cinema and watch one of the many great films on show. The perfect way to relax while in a foreign land.

12 min
Walk on by...

Walk on by...

We challenge you to walk past Fait Mason and resist the call of the cupcake or the smell of fresh brewed coffee from 8am most mornings.

8 min
Attend a private art exhibition at Gallery 286

Attend a private art exhibition at Gallery 286

This gorgeous gallery is to be found in a Victorian townhouse and can be explored by appointment. Worth getting on the mailing list.

4 min
Cosy up at the historic Hereford Arms

Cosy up at the historic Hereford Arms

Rumour has it that this Victorian pub was once Jack the Ripper's favourite drinking haunt. Nowadays it's best known for its convivial vibe, classic British pub grub & locally-brewed Fuller's beer.

8 min
Get inspired at the Mosaic Rooms

Get inspired at the Mosaic Rooms

One of the finest collections of Islamic art in London, The Mosaic Rooms has a permanent collection and monthly exhibitions showcasing this timeless art form.

36 min
Learn about fine grapes at London Cru Winery

Learn about fine grapes at London Cru Winery

Isn't it terrible when people expect you to pick wine and you have no idea? London Cru are the first winery in Central London and give people the opportunity to learn about their process.

13 min
Taste some English Ale at The Blackbird

Taste some English Ale at The Blackbird

This Fullers pub right by Earl's Court station ticks all boxes for a good old boozer. Expect pub classics alongside a good selection of ale and continental lager.

16 min
Find this tucked-away pub: The King's Head

Find this tucked-away pub: The King's Head

At the heart of a sleepy, villagey enclave off busy Earl’s Court Road stands this once better avoided pub that following a makeover, now boasts a line-up of well-kept real ales and some decent grub.

9 min
Snap a photo at the Earls Court Police Box

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Snap a photo at the Earls Court Police Box

A treat for Doctor Who fans, this refurbished police box outside Earls Court Station is a perfect spot for a selfie. Channel your inner Time Lord and capture the moment.

8 min
Dine at La Pappardella

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Dine at La Pappardella

Simply-styled, open-fronted Italian restaurant serving delicious pizza and traditional cuisine. Good food, quick service, and friendly staff.

8 min

Get around

Airport

London City

1 hr 0 min

Heathrow

45 min

London Gatwick

1 hr 40 min

Subway station

Earl's Court

3 min

Train station

West Brompton

11 min

Bus stop

Bolton Gardens (Stop GA)

4 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

3 min

Cafe

2 min

Pharmacy

7 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

Has a lift

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Maja

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Maja is a gifted host and passionate about Interior Design, this house is just one of her projects. Traveled the World and lived in Amsterdam before choosing Merry Old London. As an experienced SCUBA diver she is also the perfect person to give you some tips about the most stunning spots undersea, from the Great Barrier to Volcanic Hawaii.

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