Thursday, May 31, 2012

London on $98 a Day - Our London Flat

The street in front of our flat.
When I tell you that the most comfortable chairs in the house were the plastic lawn chairs we brought in from the garden, you'll have some idea why this apartment, where we stayed the longest during this three-week trip, was our least favorite.

Entrance to flat.

The flat was in a perfect location in Notting Hill with a bus stop around the corner that whisked us to Notting Hill Gate tube station; there were dozens of great grocery stores, markets and a wide range of restaurants within walking distance.  But, with the exception of a comfortable bed (two twins pushed together), there was no getting over the misery-provoking furniture. 

Our hosts, who left for Paris literally ten minutes after our arrival, eventually returned and were grateful we told them about the uncomfortable furniture.  They took a turn on the couch and said they were going upstairs (Our flat was in the basement while they occupied the upper stories of the rowhouse.) to order a new one immediately.  I hope they did because the flat did have its advantages, not least among them a lovely little garden that could be accessed by sliding glass doors from the living/dining area. 
The kitchen looking towards living/dining area and door leading to garden.

David and I don't think we'll ever stay there again, (It also drove us nuts to have only a tub and no shower.) but the price was right at £583 for the week and there was no security deposit.  If you'd like to take a look at the property details, click here.

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