The Queensgate Studio Loft
Studio Apartment Rental in South Kensington, London
“We really enjoyed our stay at the Queensgate Studio Loft! Having stayed at two Paris Perfect apartments we knew the accommodations would be nice. My ...”
- £1176 - £1624 per week
Special offers available across all seasons - contact us for more details
Further discounts available for last minute bookings at selected properties - 5 nights or more.
Welcome to the charming, compact Queensgate loft studio! Located in a beautiful white Victorian building in South Kensington, walk up a short flight of stairs and step into the building to see the original inlaid tile floors. Turn right down a short hallway and you're home. Enter this cosy apartment to find the bathroom on your left and kitchen directly ahead. Turn right and the dining and living room with large windows are straight ahead.
While compact the apartment has been beautifully remodeled, offers every comfort, sleeps up to 3 and receives excellent reviews. The price is great compared to small hotel rooms and you'll save a lot shopping at the nearby supermarket and dining in.
Best of all, the location is ideal in the most sought-after neighborhood in London - where you can walk to museums, monuments, palaces, shopping and more! You'll be just a short stroll from Kensington Gardens and Museum Row, home to the Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. You'll also love being so close to the Gloucester Road Tube station where you can go direct and quickly reach the Theatre District for London's fabulous West End shows and shopping in Covent Garden. The Queensgate is a charming home away from home in London!
Loft studio; Sleeps 3 people. There is a queen-sized bed located on the loft-style mezzanine with access via alternating riser-style stairs. The sofa bed converts to one or two single beds at night, depending on your sleeping configuration.
1 Bathroom with shower, sink and toilet; spacious and newly remodeled in beige tiles. Hot water tank: 80 gallons.
In the Kitchen
- Fully-equipped with pots, pans, cookware, utensils, dishes, glassware, linen, and so on.
- Stove top
- Convection oven
- Under-the-counter refrigerator with small freezer compartment
- Nespresso machine
- Drip coffee pot
For Your Comfort
- Apartment has two fans, upstairs and down for good ventilation.
- Central heating throughout the apartment
- Double glazed windows to offer good sound insulation
- Flat-screen television with free digital channels
- DVD player: dual-standard so you can bring your own movies
- Alarm clock
- Washer machine plus a drying rack which can be set up in the bathroom to dry your clothes at night
- Iron and ironing board
- Babysitting can be arranged; please ask our friendly staff
- Baby porta-cribs and high-chairs available; please request at the time of booking
- Security: Among the best and safest neighborhoods in London; outer building door has a secure lock, apartment has a security lock.
- This is a non-smoking apartment; and, sorry, but no pets are allowed.
- Accessibility: there are 5 steps up from the pavement to the building front door. This is a loft-style studio so there is also a small ladder leading up to the bed.
London Rental Includes
- Free high-speed wireless internet connection (Wi-Fi)
- Friendly on-the-ground team available to assist with any emergencies
- Detailed London manual that outlines the key features of the apartment and the surrounding neighborhood
- Luxury cotton towels, high thread count sheets, bath soaps and hand lotion
- Starter supplies of dishwasher and laundry soaps, garbage bags and paper towels
- Prices are all inclusive - no taxes, commissions, or hidden fees
Key Attractions on Your Doorstep
- Heart of Kensington! Excellent location in London, just across from Imperial College and one block from the Natural History Museum. You're two minute's walk from Kensington Gardens.
- Several supermarkets in the neighbourhood including Whole Foods.
- Dining: Huge selection of restaurant choices from good pizzeria's, Indian, fine dining, French bistros and favorite cafés including Starbucks. A favourite gastro pub is around the corner.
- Enjoy Kensington Gardens where you can walk, picnic, bicycle and even swim in the Serpentine!
- Kensington Palace is located here, where Princess Diana lived. Visit the displays of Diana's ball gowns which you'll recognize from movies and photos. There are displays of debutante gowns from Victorian times, when young women were presented to the Queen.
- Visit The Natural History Museum - recommended for parents and children alike, especially the Dinosaur wing and the Darwin wing.
- Visit the Science museum and the fascinating exhibits of the Industrial Revolution! Watch movies at their Imax Theatre
- The Victoria and Albert Museum is known for arts and clothing.
- The Royal Albert Hall has concerts all year long and is three minutes away.
- Walk to Knightsbridge and explore Harrod's, Harvey Nichols, Burberry's and many more fashion shops.
- Public Transport: Gloucester Road Tube - the tube takes you direct to many London sites such as Tower of London, Big Ben and Westminster, Covent Garden, Theatre District, British Museum and more.
Heart of Kensington: Five minutes walk to Gloucester Road Tube; five minutes walk to South Kensington Tube. Direct to Heathrow, Theatre District, St. Paul's, Westminster, St. James Palace, Tower Bridge and Museums. The location is one of the best and safest in London.
- Kensington Palace
- Natural History Museum
- Victoria and Albert Hall
- Science Museum
- Royal Albert Hall
- Royal College of Art
- London Big Bus Tour
- Portobello Antique Market
- Designer Shopping on Fulham Road, Old Brompton Road
- Shops and Restaurants on High Street, Kensington
- Direct tube to theatre district, Westminster, Tower of London
- Designer shops on Sloan Street
- Walk, run, cycle in Kensington Gardens
- Speaker's Corner; Famous since Victoria Era for Free Speech
- Princess Diana Playground, a delight
- Peter Pan statue
- Royal Geographic Museum
- Buckingham Palace
- The Famous King's Road
- Blue Bird Cafe
- Sloane Street High Fashion Shopping
- Royal Physic Gardens
- Gordon Ramsey's Restaurant
- Thames River Embankment
- Chelsea Flower Show
- Royal College of Music (3 min walk): where budding opera singers and musicians apply to attend from around the world (stop by and check the programs for ongoing operas and recitals given at reasonable prices by the students year round).
- Public Transport:
- Gloucester Road Tube (5 min): This is one of the most convenient subway stops in London as its on the Piccadily Line, the Circle Line and the District Line. Go direct to the airport, the Theatre District, the Tower of London, Covent Garden, Piccadilly, St. Paul's, Green Park/Buckingham Palace and other famous landmarks.
- Buses: catch one of the many double-decker red buses that stop around the corner from our London rental.
- Museum Row (5 min walk): Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum
- Royal Albert Hall (5 min walk): famous for its multitude of concerts of all varieties - from classical Opera to pop.
- Supermarkets (5 - 15 min walk): Four supermarkets are within walking distance - Waitrose, Whole Foods, Sainsbury's and Marks and Spencers' excellent food store.
- Royal Geographic Society (7 min walk): Showcasing famous Victorian explorers such as Livingstone, who set out to explore Africa.
- Kensington Palace, Kensington Park, and Hyde Park (12 min walk)
- Kensington High Street (14 min walk): Find numerous pastry shops, Starbucks, French pastry shops, bistros, café's and restaurants around the corner and you will delight in trying them all.
- Fashion boutiques and department stores (14 min walk): You are a stone's throw to world-class fashion boutiques on Kensington High Street-- from Zara to H+M, Top Shop, Marks and Spencers, classic clothing by some of the top English boutiques, trendy stores such as Urban Decay, Monsoon, Accessorize and more.
- Harrods (18 min walk): Visit one of the world's most famous department stores.
- Knightsbridge & Sloane Street designer boutiques (22 min walk)
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Welcome to this charming, compact loft-style apartment!
Walk up a small flights of stairs to the Queensgate studio doorway. Enter the apartment to find a bathroom a few steps to your left and the kitchen directly ahead. The apartment is compact, but beautifully remodeled and quite comfortable. It receives excellent reviews. One of the first things you notice is the beautifully refinished oak wood floor that is complimented with the blond-oak kitchen cabinets and the white-painted walls. This theme is carried throughout the apartment to enhance its space and give it an airy feel.
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Full kitchen in this Kensington vacation rental in London
The kitchen has been totally remodeled and decorated with recessed lighting and pretty green glass mosaic tiles behind the cabinets. It offers plenty of counter-top space and every modern appliance you would need. Besides the convection oven, stove, and refrigerator, you'll find a washer, toaster, microwave, drip coffeemaker, Nespresso coffee maker, pots and pans, and top-of-the-line dishes and utensils - everything you'll need to prepare gourmet meals.
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Looking from the living room towards the dining and kitchen
Measuring over 425 square feet, there is a wonderful feeling of space and light.
One of the first things you notice is the beautifully refinished oak wood floor that is complimented with the blond-oak kitchen cabinets and the white-painted walls. This theme is carried throughout the apartment to enhance its space and give it an airy feel.
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Dining nook of our London studio apartment rental
The apartment angles to the right as you exit the kitchen, and immediately on your right you find a small dining nook. It has a glass-topped table and leather dining chairs with two extra folding chairs in a cupboard to seat up to four people.
Note the abundance of storage cupboards here and in the entryway for your luggage and personal items.
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Sunny living room of our Queensgate London apartment
We fell in love with the Queens Gate loft the moment we stepped in the door; the 13 foot ceilings and huge windows give a fantastic feel of space and light. We took advantage of the features by furnishing the living room with a combination of old world elegance and contemporary comfort. We had 13 foot-long silk taffeta curtains made, found a beautiful chandelier in Belgium, and added a large antique style mirror from Italy.
We found a huge painting from a theatre set at an antique market in France which we hung opposite the mirror on the left wall. It is a beautiful copy of an 18th century romantic style painting, in the same style as the romantic and original Victorian paintings on the ceiling of the loft.
Quality and comfort are important to us, so we bought a contemporary style sofa in Italy which converts to a single bed at night and a tub style armchair of rattan from France. The rug is in soft cream colors, a modern rendition of a Persian design.
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Living room with TV, DVD player, stereo and free internet
Notice the flat screen TV on the right; it has a long arm that pulls out and swivels in any direction: to face the sofa so you can enjoy watching TV from the living room, dining table or kitchen. There is also a dual standard DVD player and you can watch a movie from the small selection that we provide or bring your own favorites. There is also a CD player with radio and a small selection of CD music.
You'll also find free high-speed Internet access - both an ethernet cable and wireless -- so you can catch up on your emails.
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Sofa converts to one or two single beds at night
This loft apartment offers a maximum of sleeping options. The loft has a queen-sized bed and the sofa converts to two separate twin beds at night - long enough to nap on during the day. The seat of the sofa pulls out slightly at night to make a full width single bed. In addition, there is a trundle underneath which can roll out to make a full width single bed. In addition, there is a trundle underneath which can roll out to make a second single bed. It's so much easier than most sofa beds as you don't have to remove lots of cushions to go to sleep at night.
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Double-glazed windows and fans for good ventilation
The Queen's Gate apartment is located on a busy street, but the windows are double-glazed for sound insulation. For ventilation, we offer two fans, or you can open the side windows which have the original Victorian grillwork for security.
The sofa was made for us in Italy, where they have mastered the best designs for sofa beds. Notice the second bed; a spring action allows you to lift up the headboard and voilà, it rises to the same height as the other bed.
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Cleverly designed staircase leads to the mezzanine
The immense height of the ceiling allowed for the construction of a mezzanine for additional sleeping quarters. In order to conserve space and make access less steep, we built a 'pigeon' staircase that is increasingly used in Europe, with alternate risers rather than steep ladder stairs. It's an excellent space saving idea - one of those 'why didn't someone think of this before' and easier to climb than a ladder. Please note that we recommend the sofa bed rather than the upper mezzanine for elderly guests.
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Original ceiling frescoes have historic listing status
The ceilings are over 12 feet high, which give a wonderful feeling of light and space. There are two oil paintings, one of angels above the living area and this second one above the bed. They are original, painted in the 1800's and are historically listed by The Monuments Commission in London.
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Queen-sized bed and storage on the mezzanine level
Climb the stairs to the mezzanine which has a high-quality queen bed and a comfortable pillow top mattress so you can sink into it and sleep soundly at night. There are reading lights above the headboard and cupboards for storage, and there are additional cupboards under the stairs, in the entryway, and in the eating nook, so there is plenty of storage space.
Having a separate sleeping area is a nice plus and guests appreciate the fact that they are paying less than the price of a London hotel room but have a separate a sleeping area, living room, kitchen, dining area...a small home in London.
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Spacious bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
The spacious bathroom has been remodeled to the highest standards. It features a large corner shower tiled in beige, pale wood cabinets, white porcelain sink and toilet.
Best of all, you can't beat the central London location. Walk to museum row, world class shops including Harrods department store, direct tube to theatres, Buckingham palace, Tower of London, St. Paul's - everywhere you'll want to explore!
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You're in the heart of London! Kensington Palace is ten minutes' walk.
Visit Kensington Palace to see a collection of dresses and gowns owned by the late Princess Diana and the recent $50m restoration of the King's Chambers and Queen Victoria's rooms.
The most famous dress that is on loan is the midnight blue velvet ballgown by Victor Edelstein. She wore it at the White House in 1985, when she danced with John Travolta. This gown set a record of $225,000 in 1997 when Diana sold 79 of her dresses at a charity auction at Christie's New York. It broke the previous record of $145,000.
Also featured is the pink and blue silk taffeta gown worn by Diana in Melbourne Australia when she and Prince Charles lit up the dance floor.
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Kensington palace, where Diana and Princess Margaret lived
Kensington Palace, where Diana and Princess Margaret lived is in Kensington Gardens - a 5 minute walk.
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Princess Diana playground is just beyond Kensington Palace
Go to the Princess Diana Playground just beyond Kensington Palace - the award-winning theme is Peter Pan.
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The famous Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens
Kensington Gardens is three blocks away where you can visit the Palace where Diana lived. This is one of the largest parks in the center of any City, delightful to picnic in on sunny days.
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Rent a row boat on The Serpentine
On sunny days, picnic in Kensington Gardens, rent a row boat or paddle boat on The Serpentine. It's wonderful to be so close to two of the largest City Parks in the world - Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
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Natural History Museum in London
The Queensgate loft apartment sits across from Imperial College and Museum Row, allowing for a pleasant stroll through the college's campus to visit the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum (one of our favorite Victorian 'grand buildings').
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Gatekeepers lodge behind the Natural History Museum
The small gatekeepers cottage is just behind the Natural History Museum and a few doors away.
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Iconic red phone box outside the Natural History Museum
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Find the Royal College of Art nearby
The Royal College of Art, The Royal Geographical Society (where Victorian explorers such as Livingston hung out in the Victorian era), and many more interesting sights are just outside your door.
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Budding opera singers perform at the Royal College of Music
Visit The Royal College of Music, where budding opera singers and musicians apply to attend from around the world (stop by and check the programs for ongoing operas and recitals given at reasonable prices by the students year round). Attend concerts all year young at the Royal Albert Hall, famous for its multitude of concerts of all varieties - from classical Opera to pop.
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Take a seat outside the Victoria and Albert Museum
Benches outside the Victoria and Albert Museum on an Autumn morning.
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World class shopping just a few minutes away!
The location of the Queensgate apartment is also walking distance to the world class shopping of London: Knightsbridge, Sloane Street and the chic designers stores around Bromptom Cross. The old Michelin building is one of the landmarks, converted to the Conran store with restaurant.
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Walking distance to some of the best interior design stores
London is also one of the centers of Interior Design - and the Queensgate is also walking distance to some of the biggest interior design stores - on Sloane Square, Fulham Road, Walton Street, King's Road and Old Bromptom Road. You'll come home inspired to make changes to your own home!
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Designer stores are walking distance from The Queensgate
London is about history, but also about design and fashion. Chanel, Jimmy Choo and all the hot London designers have stores that are walking distance from The Queensgate.
“We really enjoyed our stay at the Queensgate Studio Loft! Having stayed at two Paris Perfect apartments we knew the accommodations would be nice. My daughter and I enjoyed the location, the decor, and the large bathroom. Your friendly staff welcomed ...”
Anita Thompson , Spokane , United States
“My daughter and I had a wonderful week at the Queensgate Loft. The apartment, though small, was perfect for our needs. Everything we needed was provided and in excellent condition. After very long days the comfortable bed was indeed appreciated! ...”
Susan Horne , Beaufort , SC , United States
“Thank you very much, my mother and her friend had a wonderful time!”
“Queensgate was perfect for the week my husband and I spent in London. This compact yet comfortable flat takes advantage of every inch of space. We enjoyed the location and quickly got the hang of getting around on the tube and the city bikes.”
Vianna Zimbel , South Glastonbury , Connecticut , United States
“We loved it..great location!”
Margaret Stewart , Georgia , United States
“I truly experienced a I wonderful time in you're great city!! The apartment was very good.......at times a bit warm inside due to the high humidity, but none the less, met all of our expectations. I would have no hesitation in recommending your ...”
“My husband and I could not have been more pleased with our recent stay at the Queensgate loft. Everyone at London Perfect was quick to respond to email questions, and they were incredibly accommodating of our needs when it came to our infant son. ...”
Megan S , Lynnfield , MA , United States
“Fabulous accommodations! The sites were so easily accessible through the underground! It was a pleasure to return here each evening after a day of sightseeing. We hope to return.”
John & Lillian G , Fairfax , VA , USA
“Wow! What a great place to stay while visiting London. Our daughter is studying in London for a semester at Imperial. This was close and convenient to everything. High Street Ken, Hyde Park, the theater district, shopping etc. It's all so close. If ...”
Tina & Drew R , Sioux Falls , SD , USA
“We enjoyed our visit here with our daughter, now living in the UK. Great location - well equipped digs. Hope to be back!”
J Pollock , Atlanta , Georgia , USA
“I had a most lovely stay at The Queensgate Studio Loft. It was clean and contained all one would need for a pleasant stay. It was just the right sized flat and most conveniently located to museums, shops, and the tube. As well, it was a good ...”
Karen W , Charlotte , NC , United States
“We had a wonderfully busy week in London. This apartment was very central with excellent access to the tube and buses. We have walked everywhere and loved having the V & A as our local museum. The Hollywood Fashions exhibition is outstanding. We ...”
Rosemary and Eliza W , Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
“What a wonderful week! Our stay couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you again for your hospitality.”
Steve G , Social Circle , GA , USA
“We had a wonderful week in London! This flat was a great base from which to explore - very convenient for the tube and for walking. Our favourite neighbourhoods to explore included Notting Hill and the West End. Very much enjoyed sitting in pubs and ...”
Brooke B , Milwaukee , WI , USA
“Excellent location! Our first time in London has been a joy.”
Pat & Jan M , Port Moody , BC , Canada
“Great Apartment! Fabulous location! Everything was brilliant!”
Steve B , Bend , OR , United States of America
“We have returned home after a simply wonderful week in London. We loved the Queensgate apartment. What a clever use of space! It was very comfortable for the two of us and we got the hang of the stairs right away. Your restaurant recommendations ...”
Linda & Ira Goldman
“My 19 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Queen's Gate. We couldn't have stayed in a better location and the apartment was lovely. It had everything we needed and the booklet of information came in very handy. We tried many ...”
Teresa D , Vancouver , Canada
“We were extremely pleased with the flat. The location was outstanding - close to the subway, stores, restaurants, parks and museums. The flat was beautifully decorated, very clean and had everything we needed including loads of information about London and our neighbourhood.”
Elaine & Rick J , Canada
“We enjoyed the Queens Gate apartment very much. It had everything we needed and was delightfully decorated. The stairs were a bit tricky, but other than that, it was great. Close to the tube and lots of places were within walking distance. Madelyn ...”
Chris & Julie Cross , California , USA
“This is a lovely flat in a fantastic location. Two tube stops within extremely easy walking distance (5 min)and black cabs pass frequently. The loft is exactly as depicted on the website - clean, compact, and perfect for a vacation stay. The linens are great (towels are John Lewis), and even shampoo, conditioner, and a hair dryer are supplied! Security is also good.”
Kris , Omaha , Nebraska , United States
“We cannot recommend the Queen's Gate Studio Loft enough. Beautiful furnishings in London's best neighborhood. Just across the street from the Natural History Museum and a few blocks from Kensington Gardens. We will definitely stay here when we return to London.”
Gabe and Jenny Resendez , Orlando , Florida , United States
“The apartment was lovely and in a great location.
Judith , Canada
“Although small, this immaculately clean and well-appointed apartment never felt cramped. Sleek, modern furniture and fixtures combine well with elegant ceiling and wall paintings in keeping with the building's refined history. Excellent neighborhood always felt safe.”
Dr. and Mrs. Keenan , USA
“Location: Excellent. Across from Natural History Museum and near V&A museum. Short walk to Harrods. Two tube stops nearby. Unlimited shops in neighborhood, from Boots to Waitrose. Lots of good restaurants close at hand.”
Debra and Jerry Jacobs , CA , United States
“Loved, loved, loved Queen's Gate!! I was there by myself and felt soooo comfortable. Very nicely appointed kitchen. Lovely big bathroom. Super comfy bed with lovely linens. Yes, it's a studio but the loft bedroom gives it more a one bedroom feel. Lots of tour books and resources on the bookshelf. Free wifi. Unbelievable neighborhood, just down from Kensington Gardens, about 10 minutes walk from Gloucester tube station (which is also on the Picadilly line with access to Heathrow).”
Melissa , San Francisco , California , United States
“The Queensgate apartment was excellent - very compact but ideal for two people. It was very well equipped but not at all fussy and had everything we needed. The location was great, we were really happy with it, especially being able to drop into the V&A museum whenever we had an hour to spare.”
Rosemary Cantwell , Sydney , Australia
“Great apartment! Fabulous location! Everything was brilliant!”
Steve B , Bend , OR , United States
“We loved the apartment. We especially loved the convenience to the tube stop (Gloucester Rd), three fantastic museums (V&A, Science Museum and Natural History) and the local restaurants and grocery stores.”
Silu Narvekar , New York , USA
“The apartment itself had everything we needed and we would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to our friends.”
Arlene Fitzgerald , Ottawa , Ontario , Canada
“This is a tiny but charming studio/loft in a great location. It is elegantly furnished and comfy; way better than a hotel room, but not spacious. We really enjoyed our stay there.”
Vicky Rideout , San Francisco , California , USA
“We stayed for a week at the Queens Gate apartment. It was exactly as depicted on the website, absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful location.”
Steve & Chris Penglase , Australia
“My mother (75), Aunt (80) and I (49) had a terrific one week stay at the Queensgate Apartment in February 2010. The location was ideal - so close to beautiful Kensington Gardens, the V&A Museum, the Gloucester tube station, the Kensington High ...”
Joy Bauer , Saskatoon , Canada
“We took our granddaughter to London for her 16th birthday, at her request. The Queen's Gate flat was perfect for us. It was small but beautifully fitted and we had everything we could need. I loved being able to wash clothes! The location was great ...”
Jimmie, Ralph and Mikaela
“Hello Madelyn, we miss London! Thanks for the use of your charming Queensgate flat. From start to finish a memorable New Year's holiday in London. Great location, cozy flat and easy to get around. We will be back! Cheers!”
Karen & Ed Hasler
“This letter is about 1 year exactly since our return from London and Queensgate! We have been caring for, moving and selling the home of my father since our trip and I have just never gotten to this post. I guess the fact that I still want to post ...”
Bob, Bonnie & Jeffrey Bohme
“My stay was truly perfect at the Queen's Gate apartment. The design was superb! I travel frequently and so many details were not missed: premium soaps, the espresso machine, and the abundant welcome package. The bed and linens were so comfortable I ...”
“Just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed the Queensgate studio on our recent trip. It was so great to live like a "Londoner" for the week in your impeccable flat - it was the perfect size for us and the loft couldn't have been more ...”
Leigh & Andy
“I am an interior designer who has traveled extensively and has stayed in leading hotels all over the world. During my recent trip to London I booked a wonderful flat through London Perfect. Madelyn and Philippe were wonderful to work with and the ...”
“I can't tell you how much I enjoyed our stay at the Queensgate apartment. Never have I seen such beautifully inventive use of such a small space! Everything was absolutely comfortable, exceptionally beautiful, and truly perfect. As in all of the ...”
Cid & Jay Filter
“This was our first apartment rental and we have found it a wonderful way to experience living like a Londoner. It's located in a nice and safe residential neighborhood. Many sights and museums are close by so we didn't even use the tube the first ...”
Les & Jan