London Convenience Without London Prices

The dining room
The dining roomFully equipped kitchenThe flat as seen from the parkCator Park, directly across the streetBedroom 1--one double bedBedroom 2--two single bedsComfortable living room, as seen from dining roomMain hallway
London, Greater London, England
London Convenience Without London Prices
2 bedrooms
4 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Apartment
Per night: $130
Per week: $840
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the London vacation apartment rental
Quick and easy travel to London without the expense and congestion of a central location! Our home away from home is a clean, roomy and comfortable two-bedroom flat with separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, and high speed wireless internet access. It's located in a quiet SE London suburb, facing a lovely park and surrounded by Victorian houses. An easy three minute walk leads to the rail station, where frequent trains take you to Victoria Station in central London in just 18 minutes. From Victoria there are extensive Underground links to virtually anywhere in the city. An inexpensive "day travelcard" pays for the round trip train ride to London and also allows unlimited travel on the Underground and on all buses.

Apartments like this in the city center typically rent for two or even three times what we are charging. So why is ours so much less? Though we actually prefer living a bit outside the hassle of central London, many tourists want to be right in the thick of things. So our fees are considerably less in part to make up for the 18-minute train ride to the city. Secondly, the decor and furnishings are traditionally British, not upscale and touristy. And the common areas aren't plush--the stairs aren't carpeted, there is no elevator, and you won't be greeted by a doorman! When we travel in Europe we always seek "value apartments" like ours--we're looking to rent our flat to like-minded people who appreciate a clean and comfortable place to stay as a base for exploring London but don't require upscale, luxurious accommodations.

Note that the flat is one floor up from the ground level, so you must be prepared to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs. We maintain a strict no smoking policy.

Kenneth Klein

Area Information
There is a large, lovely park directly across the street (see photo). Although our typical guests are focused on London, the nearby towns offer lots of vibrant, multicultural shopping and other activities. The Beckenham-Penge High Street is a 5-minute walk away. A convenience grocery store with extended hours is close by, and a large grocery store is a ten-minute walk. There are many local restaurants; almost all of them will deliver to the flat for no charge (we have an extensive collection of menus available for review, including many very good Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants). A public swimming pool is within walking distance. If you have a car, there is safe off-street parking. It's a short drive to the beautiful Kent and Surrey countryside where you can explore stately homes, castles, and country pubs. The homes of Winston Churchill (Chartwell House) and Charles Darwin (in the village of Downe) are within easy reach.

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Dec 31 2016 $130 $130 $840 - -
Deposits: $100 deposit secures the reservation. After departure it's fully refundable if there is no damage, the keys are returned, and telephone usage is less than two pounds.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: One-time setup and cleaning fee of $75.
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