Bruce and Cathy Gibson are the brand new owners of this wonderful London flat. We purchased from the previous owner who also rented out the property and we are continuing the tradition of being able to share our place with others. We have many repeat customers and that speaks to the charm and wonderful views from its fifth floor perch. We reside in California but consider London to be a second home and a very special place for us as a couple.
CATHY purchased this Apartment in 2018
Why CATHY chose London Borough of Islington
If you want to stay in a real London neighborhood vs. touristy this is the place for you! The underground is a 5 minute walk away and you can be in central London in 15 minutes! There are great restaurants locally and an outdoor market on Saturdays in the square next to the tube station. If stairs are an issue, please note this is a 5 floor walkup with no lift service.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
First visit to London and having a comfortable place to stay was a huge benefit. The flat was relaxing, cozy and served our needs. Close to the tube, a few grocery stores and restaurants. Cathy was great to work with and check-in was very easy. There is no lift in the building so stairs were the only way to get up. Not an inconvenience. Mind your luggage.
We booked our return trip to London already and will be staying here again. Thank you Cathy.
Thanks Mike! I am glad you enjoyed the flat and your time in London.
We'll see you back later this year!
Charming flat with amazing views from multiple rooms. It had everything we needed for our stay. It was close to the subway and a market which was great for us. Be ready to climb several flights of stairs. It is well worth it though!
Thank you so much for being our guest! returning guests get a 10% discount so keep us in mind if your travels bring you back to London!
Flat is bright and cheerful with everything needed including a dishwasher. The underground station is two blocks away and the busy transit center has buses to many London locations. The neighborhood is fairly noisy at night and is not within easy walking distance of top sites of interest. The five flights of stairs will keep you in shape for your sightseeing adventures. The flat was clean, but stairs and hallway were quite dirty and smelled of mildew.
Thank you for your comments Mary!
The hallways and stairs are managed by the homeowners association and so they are responsible for cleaning and maintenance. I will contact them to request a clean up and hopefully they can get that done.
Very nice apartment in excellent location for our London vacation
The location and convenience of this apartment is excellent, and helped to make our London vacation very special. It is located minutes from the Tube Station (Northern Line) but also close to neighborhood stores and coffee shops that enabled us to easily get around as well as find the necessities for our meals and snacks. Cathy was very interactive and responsive throughout the whole rental process. She reached out to us right away, and continued to provide helpful information all the way through our trip. As noted, this apartment does have a number of stairs. This was not a problem for us and we rather liked having the view and upper level unit. However you need to be prepared for this, mainly with your luggage. The only suggestion that I would make is the staircase (common area) is getting a bit run-down and could use some upgrading. This is not a reflection of the apartment itself which is in very good condition with nice upgrades throughout. But this would be a nice improvement to the overall experience, but also recognize, not an easy improvement to be made by the owner. Overall we were very happy and satisfied with our choice.
Overall good value rental
Pros- good location, great views, easy access to underground and other amenities.
Cons- no lift, flat located on fifth floor with 93 steps. A real challenge.
No blinds on south window exposures, bedroom and kitchen.
Conclusion -all in all a good solid rental.
Thank you for your feedback!
I know the stairs can be an issue for some and so that's why I make a point to address that in the property description. There are window coverings available for those windows, so I will add that to my site.
Most guests are fine with that although if you want to sleep later, blocking out early morning light helps.
It’s a wonderful place. Second time I’ve stayed and I love it.
Arune was very helpful, and everything went as smoothly as could be expected. Great experience!