LEINSTER, BAYSWATER, UK - LONDON
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This unique, charming property is in a great location, a 5 minute walk from Hyde Park and equidistant (10 minutes) from Lancaster Gate, Queensway, and Bayswater (Central, District, and Circle lines) underground stations. Perfectly situated, with good local restaurants, bars and shopping, you literally have everything you need on your doorstep.
There are two interesting aspects to the Leinster apartment. The first is that it has its own entry from the street, eight steps up from the sidewalk to a lovely front-door that gives the appearance of entering a grand town house. The other is the unusual layout of the large living area. This is not your usual living space. Here you’ll find cozy nooks and attractive alcoves which house bookshelves stacked with books and a cupboard which cleverly hides a TV. There’s also a nice selection of classic art dotted around and a pair of comfortable loveseats where you can feel right at home. Wireless internet is also provided.
There is a nice little dining space between the living area and the kitchen with a dining table and four chairs. The traditional-style kitchen has tiled walls and cream cabinets. This is a good-sized space which provides everything you need for your stay including an oven, 4-burner stovetop, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge. You’ll find the washing/dryer hidden away discreetly in the hallway cupboard.
The master bedroom has a floral theme. There’s a fitted wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps, and a queen-sized bed. The second bedroom shares the same classic style with floral-themed art and furnishings. It has a mirrored fitted wardrobe and a double bed. The modern bathroom is decorated in white and has a tub with shower.
You will find a whole host of local restaurants, bars, cafes and shops to explore. The Leinster Arms pub is one of our favorites. A little further afield, 2 stops on the tube or a 5 minute bus ride, will take you to Marble Arch and Oxford Street – one of London’s principal shopping streets.
Occupancy: This property sleeps 1-4 people. | Disclaimer | Print Page
SLEEPINGTwo bedrooms: 1 with a queen bed, 1 with a full bed.
BATHROOMSTub with shower
KITCHENFull kitchen, not eat-in
LEVEL8 steps up from ground level
ACCESSIBILITY8 steps up from ground level, 1 step up from living room to dining room
TRANSPORTATION10 minute walk to Tube station
MINUSESCarpets need replacing. Apartment needs painting and updating. Personal items of owner are stored in apartment leaving limited storage space for guests. Washing machine is difficult to access behind items in utility closet. WiFi is unreliable.
PLUSESQuiet, convenient location
SPECIAL FEATURESWi-Fi, no-smoking apartment
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What's included with the UK - London Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in beautiful London.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to London Heathrow, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance by car service from the airport to your new Untours home and back at the end of your stay.
- One 7-day travel card per-person for each week for the Central Zone (zones 1 & 2).
- An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
- A London street atlas/map, and the Untours Handbook to London Guide and further information on-site.
- A local cultural event, like a group dinner at a restaurant in Central London.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for Leinster, Bayswater, UK - London
Like most of our London apartments, the Leinster apartment is managed by a local apartment representative with whom you can speak during business hours. Our London Untour staff person is always available by cell phone if guests have problems or concerns.
Bayswater, UK - London, Home of Leinster
Bayswater is an area of Central London just north of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. It is a very practical and convenient neighborhood for seeing Central London. It has a number of convenient tube stations and is close to Paddington Station for journeys outside of London.
The neighborhood has a bustling, dynamic feel to it. Tourists rub shoulders with Londoners with diverse backgrounds. The Greek, Arab, and Brazilian communities are particularly well represented, resulting in a plethora of restaurant options. Nearby Kensington Gardens provides a welcome sanctuary of green in the midst of a busy city.
Sights within easy walking distance include Kensington Palace, the Princess Diana Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery, Notting Hill and its Portobello Road Market, and Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park.
Park photo by David Baron via Flickr CC. Pub photos by Ewan Munro via Flickr CC.
Customer comments about Leinster, Bayswater, UK - London
"Layout, furnishings, location all excellent. Mattresses fair. Second bedroom dusty."
D. and A. Christian, Arlington, VA
"We loved our apartment. It has a very nice location in a very quiet neighborhood. It has a nice assortment of restaurants and pubs within walking distance and the Paddington and Lancaster Gate tube stations are within walking distance. The carpet does need to be replaced, however, this did not keep us from enjoying this delightful apartment for our week in London."
J. and J. Berrie, Oceanside, CA
"It was a lovely apartment. Very large and superb location"
E. Salzman, Westford, MA
"The apartment and the location were good. However, there were a few unusual things. There were clothes hanging in closets, coats on the coat rack and personal items on shelves in the bathroom. There was a washer, but it was buried behind several things in the utility closet. The arrangement of the apartment was charming and homey."
Untours note: the landlord has decluttered the apartment and given access to the washer.
"The apartment was great, but there was no wifi for the entire week."
K. Warren, Chelan, WA
"We loved this apartment. It was close to grocery stores and tube stations. I would stay here again!"
L. Male and A. Weeda, Hudsonville, MI and Denver, CO
“The Leinster apartment was wonderful. It was quiet, comfortable and well appointed. We used the Bayswater tube stop which we found to be more convenient than recommended Paddington. In addition, the Bayswater stop was close to three different grocery stores. The hostess, Elizabeth I think, was pleasant and helpful. In fact, she recommended the Bayswater stop.”
“We liked everything: location for walking everywhere, local cafes, proximity to canal and Little Venice canal boat ride to Camden Town, quiet street, close to Hyde Park.”
Ratings for Leinster, Bayswater, UK - London
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||4|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||9||7|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||4||2|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||9||9|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||1||0|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||4||1|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||10||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||10||8|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||6|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||9|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.
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