GLOUCESTER PARK, KENSINGTON, UK - LONDON
This comfortable convenient apartment in the heart of South Kensington is on the second floor of a typical grand London house and comfortably sleeps 4. It overlooks Wetherby Gardens, a large and well kept private garden with an entrance right by your front door. Gloucester Road tube station (District, Circle, and Piccadilly lines) is just 5 minutes walk, and you are just off Old Brompton Road, with its numerous excellent watering holes.
The flat is stylish and contemporary. The main living area combines living room, dining, and kitchen. With bay windows overlooking Wetherby Gardens, this a lovely, light, bright room with views more like the countryside. The living area has a comfortable leather sofa, easy chair with footstool, and two contemporary wicker chairs arranged around a small coffee table. There’s a small TV with UK channels and Wi-Fi.
The split, circular dining table seats 4 and can be extended to 6 with the addition of a center piece. The fully equipped kitchen is chic and modern with hide-away cupboards. There’s a washer/dryer and a dishwasher.
The bedrooms are plain but comfortable. The first double bedroom has a double bed with large built-in storage cupboards on one wall. Its en-suite bathroom has combined bath/shower. The second double bedroom has a narrow double bed (51 inches wide). There is no wardrobe storage in this second bedroom. The second bathroom has a shower. Stairs lead to a loft overlooking the main living area. With a futon-style mattress, this can be used as a sleeping area if required. There’s also space to put suitcases and shelves for unpacking.
Harrington Gardens is a 3-minutes walk from Old Brompton Road with its many pubs, restaurants, cafés etc. Your local pub is the Drayton Arms – a pub and a theatre. Drop into the Troubadour, a wonderful old bohemian café/bar and a former hangout of Bob Dylan and Jimmy Hendrix.
Occupancy: This property sleeps 1-4 people. | Disclaimer | Print Page
SLEEPINGTwo bedrooms, one with a standard double (54 inches wide) and one with a narrow double (51 inches wide).
BATHROOMSTwo bathrooms, both with shower
KITCHENFully equipped kitchen with dishwasher
ACCESSIBILITY2nd floor walk-up with 23 steps
TRANSPORTATION5 minute walk to Gloucester Road tube station.
MINUSESTiny second bedroom
SPECIAL FEATURESTV with UK channels, Wi-Fi, access to private garden shared with other residents
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Landlord or Host for Gloucester Park, Kensington, UK - London
Like most of our London apartments, the Gloucester Park 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.
Kensington, UK - London, Home of Gloucester Park
Kensington, one of the most posh and elegant neighborhoods in London, has the whole package: beauty and brains. Sophisticated town houses with white columns and bold front doors, artisan bakeries and cheese shops, and small mews (tiny communities) fill this opulent neighborhood. Hugging the southwest corner of Hyde Park, Kensington has prime access to the city’s greatest green space. Additionally, the famous Kensington Gardens line the border offering Diana Memorial Playground for kids and the famous Kensington Palace.
Kensington isn’t just about its gorgeous backdrop, however. It’s filled with some of the top museums in London (and Europe!) including the National History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Once you’re done enjoying these free collections, head to see a concert at the Royal Albert Hall or enjoy shopping on Kensington High Street. Adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall is appropriately the Royal College of Art and the Royal College of Music. Home to many embassies and their respective diplomats, Kensington is also one of the safest neighborhoods in London.
Customer comments about Gloucester Park, Kensington, UK - London
"Apartment was very nice and a good location"
B. Carr and P. Herz
Ratings for Gloucester Park, Kensington, UK - London
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||9||9|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||4||4|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||9||9|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||1||1|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||3|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||4||2|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||10|
|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||9|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||10||10|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||9|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.
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