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2 bed West Kensington apartment

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Gorgeous 2 bed ground floor apartment with period features and a real gas fire to keep you warm and cosy. A great location in West London as a base to explore the city; quiet and residential after a long day out but very accessible from Heathrow and Gatwick and plenty of choices of tube or bus to get you quickly into the centre.

The space
Our apartment is located in the W14 district, and is an excellent base to explore London. Set in a leafy quiet residential street, you have numerous local restaurants and pubs a few minutes walk away. The area is also known as Brook Green. Within 10 minutes walk you can be exploring shopping districts like Westfield and High Street Kensington. The famous Portobello market and Notting Hill area are also a short walk or tube ride away. The property has two bedrooms with double beds overlooking gardens at the back; the bathroom has a shower and bath and plenty of storage; the lounge has beautiful period features, an open fire and a large bay window looking out onto the street; the kitchen is located off the lounge and offers a dishwasher, washing machine, gas cooker with oven and microwave.

As you enter the property, you come into a small hall area with the doors to the bedrooms, lounge and bathroom. The lounge door opens into a large high ceiling room with period features such as light fittings and cornices. There is a large sofa (which converts into a comfy sofa bed) and two 'tub' style chairs to relax in whilst you watch TV on the flat screen TV with built in DVD player. It is also connected to the internet. In the bay window, there is a period round wooden table with five seats. The lounge window looks out onto the leafy residential street and is framed by a delightful cherry tree. The kitchen is situated off the lounge and gives you all the usual amenities as listed; the bathroom has been recently decorated with large limestone tiles and has a power shower over the bath; towels are provided.

Both bedrooms are at the back of the property giving you even more peace and quiet. Bedroom one is the largest of the two bedrooms and has floor to ceiling sliding wardrobes with full length mirrors. There is a selection of books on the shelves to keep you occupied in case you forget to bring your own. Bedroom two is smaller and is kitted with some shelves and a walk in cupboard to hang your clothes.

A bit about parking: At weekends you can park on the street at no charge; Monday – Friday the cost is £2.20 per hour between 0900 and 1800 hours. BUT you can only park for 8 hours and the total period when parking is payable is 9 hours! Which means it has to be moved during the day. There are some local car parks that can be used however you may find that it is an expensive thing to park your car all day in W14.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave
Dedicated workspace
Paid parking off premises

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Where you’ll be

Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom

A bit of history about the W14 area:
Comprising parts of Fulham, Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush, Holland Park and Earls Court, it seems only right that four of London's busiest west-east roads pass through here and all are bisected by an equally busy north-south route. Equally appropriate is the proliferation of hotels and boarding houses, ancillaries to the twin monoliths in the area, Olympia and Earls Court Exhibition Halls. Covering all standards of accommodation, they are perhaps the sole unifying element of this postcode. Facilities in W14 are very much geared for visitors. Slap bang in the middle of W14 is the cavernous Kensington Olympia, built in 1884 and able to supply a gargantuan 37,000 square metres of exhibition space split between its three constituent halls. In recent decades it has had to play second fiddle to the even larger Earls Court Hall - just over the border in SW5 - but with both places now owned by the same firm the two quite happily complement each other. There is certainly no shortage of takers for the halls' spaces. A glance at a typical winter schedule shows interests from around the world converging on W14 to celebrate and display the likes of paediatrics, internet broadband, cats, wine, erotica, fine arts, skiing, babies, Japan, France, accountancy, ships, pharmaceuticals, show jumping, property, graduate recruitment, weddings and "the Spirit of Christmas" (in November). All human life gets its day at the Olympia. Fittingly for a district of so many and so variable hotel accommodations W14 is blessed with a wide variety of restaurants. This is where the Iranian community, who are well represented in this area between Hammersmith and Kensington, do particularly well. Four Persian eateries can be sampled in W14, the Alounak, Mohsen, Royal Teheran and Yas. There is even an Iranian supermarket, Super Masood, next to the Yas restaurant on Hammersmith Road. Other restaurant cultures to make themselves known here include Chinese, Italian, Indian, American, Lebanese, Spanish, French and Ethiopian. After the Olympia, W14 must be best known for the Queens Club. Founded in 1886, the other sports which were played here gradually relocated elsewhere to leave tennis the sole survivor. Three clubs are now based here, the British Tennis Foundation, Real Tennis & Racket and the Queens Club. A fourth is not far away on Addison Road, the Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club. The club possesses all the works, a clubhouse, gym, museum, hospitality suite and dining facilities. These accompany the 28 outdoor courts, 8 indoor courts and a sprinkling of real tennis, rackets and squash courts. Other groups in the area include the Kensington Rifle Club on West Cromwell Road, the 5-a-side football league on North End Road and health clubs which can be found on High Street Kensington, Gliddon Road and Richmond Way. The Royal Ballet School is also in these parts, having relocated to Talgarth Road from Sadlers Wells in 1947. The tiny Barons Court Theatre can be found on Comeragh Road. W14's concession to the stately home comes on Holland Park Road, where Leighton House commemorates the artist Frederic Leighton and displays some of his contemporaries' finest works. J.E. Millais, E. Burne-Jones and G.F. Watts are among the more famous names and the whole place is an intriguing microcosm of the life of a Victorian aesthete and artist. The main shopping areas are King Street, Hammersmith; Kensington High Street; Westfield Shopping Centre is also a huge shopping destination and newly opened in December 2008. There are some good London markets in the area too: North End Market, open every day bar Sunday, and interspersed with clothing, musical and electronic goods between its dominating theme of fruit and vegetables; Shepherds Bush Market known for amazing foreign spices and wonderful vegetables on Uxbridge Road and Portobello Market is a short walk away which is great for food, flowers, antiques, clothes and people spotting.

Hosted by Sarah

Joined in April 2011
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Been living in London for over 20 years and I love the city!
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Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
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Carbon monoxide alarm
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