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5 Holiday Homes for Barnes Children's Literature Festival, London, UK

When attending Barnes Children's Literature Festival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to London in June for Barnes Children's Literature Festival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near Barnes Children's Literature Festival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our London collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

Punch Bowl

Punch Bowl, Plum Guide home in London

Punch Bowl, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book Punch Bowl now: from £147 per night This modern one-bedroom apartment is perfect for those who want to be next to the river. With contemporary interiors, the base is made to feel homely with a collection of books displayed across the living space shelves and some artwork on the walls. Although you may not get expansive views, the home is equipped with a small balcony overlooking the Plum café! For the foodies amongst you, a stay here will definitely warrant a meal at the famous River Café, just five minutes away. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Sweet Evelyn

Sweet Evelyn, Plum Guide home in London

Sweet Evelyn, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book Sweet Evelyn now: from £285 per night Locations don't get much better than this. Just a seven-minute walk from bustling King's Road, this flat is in the heart of upscale Kensington and Chelsea. Spend your days dining at the gourmet eateries nearby, browsing the museums in South Kensington (fifteen minutes on foot) and strolling through Hyde Park (a twenty-five-minute walk). It's the perfect spot to indulge in a bit of sightseeing, excellent shopping and luxury living – and with access to a private communal garden, you'll be doing quite a lot of the latter. We adore everything about this apartment, which is set in a traditional red-brick townhouse brimming with character. A bright living space is filled with books, cosy seating and beautiful artwork, while the kitchen has everything you need to whip up delicious homecooked meals. As an added bonus, a private balcony overlooks the communal gardens. In the evenings, sit out there with a glass of wine as the sun slowly sets, then come inside and snuggle up either on the sofa or in the bed for a Netflix movie night. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 2 Bathrooms


Aglow, Plum Guide home in London

Aglow, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book Aglow now: from £121 per night Situated on the top floor of a period townhouse in quiet Kensington, this pocket-sized flat is a cosy base for a trip to London. Bright and snug, we love the original wooden floors and the pops of yellow on the dining chairs and throw cushions. We think it's perfectly suited to a couple or a small family, with two kids sharing the sofa bed. The bathroom is sleek and modern, with a rainfall shower and underfloor heating to keep chilly toes at bay. Though it's small, the kitchen is stylish and still has enough cookware and counter space to rustle up a quick bite to eat. Plan your route around the dining table, using the helpful Tube map above the sofa as a guide. Then, set off and explore. This is a residential neighbourhood, right down the street from Olympia London. A seven-minute stroll will take you to Kensington High Street, where you'll find cosy coffee shops, international eateries and stores ripe for browsing. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are about a thirty-minute walk away, or just hop on the tube at Shepard's Bush Station – ten minutes on foot – and be in central London in no time. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Barlby Road III

Barlby Road III, Plum Guide home in London

Barlby Road III, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book Barlby Road III now: from £499 per night With a kitchen-dining space that’s lifted straight from the pages of a sleek design magazine and the rest of the interiors on the right side of kitsch, this eclectic home is a playful space in well-to-do West London. Filled with whimsical fabrics, intentionally clashing patterns and hand-selected antique furniture, your host has expertly made this place look and feel personal. To the rear of the house, there’s a contemporary casual seating area, illuminated by an all-glass skylight. Throw open the sliding doors and slink out into the tidy garden for a cup of tea or glass of wine in the fresh air. Get to know your North Kensington neighbourhood with a walk through the leafy streets. A short fifteen-minute amble takes you to laid-back Kensal Green, where you’ll find gastro pubs and a small collection of shops and cafes. The famous Portobello Road Market is a fifteen-minute stroll to the east and Ladbroke Grove tube station is just a minute more veering slightly south. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Hewer Street IV

Hewer Street IV, Plum Guide home in London

Hewer Street IV, Plum Guide home in London

Click to book Hewer Street IV now: from £370 per night This retro-styled home is full of fun – from the coral and mint coloured kitchen with plenty of room for entertaining, to the quirky tiled bathrooms and sunny yellow sitting room. It’s set up for a family (where does that tiny door in the kids’ bedroom lead to?) without compromising on character. The two bedrooms are subtly decorated and offer a peaceful haven with bags of storage. The children will adore the sturdy cabin-style beds and grown-ups will love the convenient location, surrounded by a great selection of eateries and not far from the vintage shops of Notting Hill. It’s just a ten-minute walk from here to Ladbroke Grove tube station. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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