Apartment Information

Sleeps:4
Bedroom(s):2
Bathroom(s):2
Price per night:£396 - £460
Price per night:
Min Stay7 nights

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Austen

Flash Sale: August Stays Up To 15% Off! September Stays Up To 15% Off!

Up to 10% Off For Other Dates in 2018. Must Book by August 31!

Click on Rates and Availability for prices or Call 1-888-520-2087 or email [email protected].
5 night minimum to qualify for the discount (some apartments have a 7 night minimum, in which case this minimum applies); cannot be combined with any other offers. The sale cannot be back-dated to existing bookings.

A world of romance awaits at Austen, a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of upmarket Kensington where refined living meets an inviting literary style. This flat is inspired by the classics, a fact that is evident from the polished décor to the collection of books that introduce newcomers to London's vast and varied attractions.

The main sights on your doorstep include abundant Hyde Park, which is just a 10-minute walk away - pack up a picnic or go to one of the fabulous music events such as British Summer Time. Take in the Portobello Road Market, peruse the antiques and take your own London memento home or visit the stunning Kensington Palace and Gardens.

Once inside, Austen is perfectly accommodating and is well-appointed with amenities that are sure to delight you: three TVs and DVD players are stationed throughout the flat and a modern kitchen meets all needs. The living area doubles as an additional sleeping space, with a sofa that can easily be transformed into two single beds or a full double bed. A collection of family movies and London-centric books line the bookshelves, and the nearby dining nook is a perfect spot to soak up the lush green park views while enjoying a home-cooked meal.

The neighboring kitchen is filled with good sense and sensibility, as the cabinets hide the refrigerator with freezer, the dishwasher, and even the washer and dryer combo out of plain sight. Fully stocked with all the little appliances a culinary fan needs come dinnertime. There are two bedrooms in Austen, including a spacious bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and two single beds, as well as a master bedroom with a comfortable queen bed and private bathroom.

Both bedrooms are lovely retreats, outfitted with TVs and DVD players, and sunny windows to overlook the posh Kensington city streets below (noise-sensitive guests should expect a mostly gentle rumbling of nighttime traffic). The communal garden at the apartment would do Miss Jane Austen proud, with an assortment of secluded benches, brightly colored phlox and other flowers, and quiet natural green alcoves. While the Austen is located on a small residential street, it's just a few blocks away from a host of prestigious pubs, restaurants, shops, and attractions. Click here to see why Kensington is the perfect neighborhood.

2 Bedroom(s); Sleeps Up to 4

Bedroom 1: Queen bed; double glazed windows

Bedroom 2: Twin beds that can be zipped together to form a king; double glazed windows

Sofa Bed in Living Room: Can be made up as two singles or a double bed

2 Bathroom(s)

Bathroom 1 (en suite): Shower, sink, toilet

Bathroom 2: Shower over bath, sink, electric toilet

Accessibility & Security

  • Apartment is located on the 2nd floor (3rd floor American) and there is no elevator. There are 5 steps to the front door of the building. There are 3 small flights of stairs (22, 11 and 11 steps).

In the Kitchen

  • Fully equipped with pots, pans, cookware, dishes, glassware, utensils, and so on
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove top with four burners
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Full-size refrigerator with freezer
  • Nespresso machine
  • Cafetiére
  • Teapot
  • Toaster

Heating & Cooling

  • Gas fired central heating throughout the apartment
  • Three portable fans

For Your Comfort

  • Free high-speed wireless internet (Wi-Fi)
  • Beautiful communal gardens with tables, chairs and plenty of room for kids to play
  • Televisions with DVD players x 3: Living room and Bedroom 1 have Virgin Media TV (60+ channels), the TV/DVD in 2nd bedroom is for DVDs only (no TV channels). Selection of movies for kids and adults provided.
  • Radio in living room; connector plays any MP3 or smartphone via the headphone jack
  • Alarm clock
  • Combination washer-dryer
  • Separate condenser dryer (from June 10 onwards). The dryer is not plumbed in and needs the water bottle emptying before each new load.
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Hairdryer

Key Attractions on Your Doorstep

  • Portabello Market
  • Kensington Gardens
  • Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Garden
  • Holland Park
  • Natural History Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Royal Albert Hall

Flash Sale: August Stays Up To 15% Off! September Stays Up To 15% Off!

Up to 10% Off For Other Dates in 2018. Must Book by August 31!

Call 1-888-520-2087 or email [email protected].
5 night minimum to qualify for the discount (some apartments have a 7 night minimum, in which case this minimum applies); cannot be combined with any other offers. The sale cannot be back-dated to existing bookings.

Rates Per Night

Aug 04, 2018toAug 31, 2018£424£360 (15% Off)Mid Season
Sep 01, 2018toSep 30, 2018£460£391 (15% Off)High Season
Oct 01, 2018toOct 12, 2018£460£414 (10% Off)High Season
Oct 13, 2018toOct 26, 2018£424 Mid Season
Oct 27, 2018toNov 17, 2018£396 Low Season
Nov 18, 2018toNov 24, 2018£424 Mid Season
Nov 25, 2018toDec 18, 2018£396 Low Season
Dec 19, 2018toDec 25, 2018£460 High Season
Dec 26, 2018toJan 04, 2019£529 Peak Season
Jan 05, 2019toMar 01, 2019£396 Low Season

A once-off damage waiver fee of £49 or £59 (depending on the apartment) is payable with the final payment.

Availability

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Our Online Availability and Advertised Rates are Based on Minimum Stay Requirements:

  • Our standard booking period in the peak and mid-season is 5 to 7 nights.
  • Our standard booking period in the low season is 5 nights, but 3 or 4-night stays are possible in selected apartments.
  • Please contact us for availability and pricing.
  • * A single booking that overlaps the nights of both Dec 25 and Dec 31 should be a minimum length of 10 nights. For exceptions to this rule, please contact us for availability and an exact quotation.

Your Rental Includes

  • Free high-speed wireless internet
  • 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

We hope you had a wonderful stay in our Austen apartment. Please take a moment and click here to share a review of your experience with us.

"Austen was a wonderful flat for our family of 5! And just a perfect location between High Street Kensington tube and Notting Hill tube. Lots of grocery stores, restaurants, and pubs nearby. We absolutely loved it and will recommend it to all our friends!"

Sarah Massari, United States

"Perfect for 5! A gorgeous and cheerful place to stay in the heart of Kensington. This is a great flat, I visited with my wife and two teenage daughters. There was plenty of space and the amenities were great. It's in an excellent location - I highly recommend it."

Brad Hudson

"We had a great stay in the Austen apartment. Perfect warmly welcomed us to London and to the apartment, and the experience went smoothly from there. The apartment is great, perfect for a family of four. It is well furnished, has everything you would need for a week's stay, and is located in a..."

David Whitelaw, United States

"We stayed at this beautiful flat during Holy week. This flat provided a quiet oasis from the huge crowds at the tourist sites during the holiday week. The photos are very accurate, as this was a bright and comfortable flat for our family of 4. The courtyard gardens were lovely with the Spring..."

Dale Hausman, United States

"London Perfect was an amazing company to work with; incredibly professional and exceptionally thorough from arranging a car service to picking us up at the airport, to providing details for WiFi access, to offering a wide variety of children's DVDs and picture books for our 3 year old, to listing..."

Grant Yiu, Canada

"Just a quick note to thank you for a great week in London, despite what we can charitably call "changeable" weather (but that is part of the charm?). We are not especially frequent users of your services, but we are long time clients, both in London and Paris, and this visit was just as..."

John Willand, United States

"We were overall very happy with our choice of apartment. Really good location, beautiful view overlooking the communal garden from the drawing room.
A bit disappointed with the size of the master bathroom and the second room.
The whole process of booking through to checking in to..."

Sunil Shah, India

"The Austen was a wonderful place to stay...this is our third time using your services and, as usual, everything was "perfect"!"

Patty Welther, United States

"The apartment was perfect! Loved the decor, the location and it had everything you would need to feel right at home. We stayed there while visiting out daughter who was studying abroad in London and it was the perfect place for her to come and stay with us. I didn't want to leave. And the..."

Mary Semjen, United States

"It was a wonderful apartment in a fabulous location. Everything we needed was available and as usual it was exactly as we hoped. Thank you.
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Ingrid Keneally

"Our family stayed at the Austen in January 2015. It was a wonderful experience! The flat is beautiful and exactly what we imagined when we envisioned a London flat. It was beautifully appointed and easily accommodated our family of 5.

The location is perfect for quick access to the..."

Heinsohn Family, United States

"We had the pleasure of staying in this pretty newly renovated Flat over the New Year period for 10 days. The Austin is extremely well appointed with all the luxuries from home. It is a very spacious 2 bed Flat with lots of natural light streaming in. Particularly from the living/dining room side..."

Cath, Issi & Max Leunig, Australia

"Our family of five spent the Christmas holiday in London and we were very pleased with our choice of London Perfect and the Austen apartment. We were comfortable and cozy in this well-maintained and well-appointed flat. We were met at the airport and whisked to the apartment where Sax got us..."

Ted Daeschler, United States

"The Austen apartment is in a great position and such a lovely apartment, we didn't want to leave. Thank you London Perfect for providing us with a wonderful experience in London. London Perfect started this experience from the time we bookied, until we arrived home with their follow up emails. We..."

Carole Buckley, Australia

"I had a wonderful weeklong stay at the Austen apartment in September. The apartment is well located in the Kensington and I took advantage of the location. Every day I would start my day with breakfast sitting in the dining area that overlooked the private park in the apartment complex. Then I..."

Charles Simmons, United States

Views from the Apartment

  • Bedrooms have street view
  • Living room and kitchen overlooks the communal garden

In the Neighborhood

  • High Street Kensington, one of western London's most popular shopping streets, with upmarket shops (6 min walk)
  • Portobello Road Markets, one of London's notable street markets, known for its second-hand clothes and antiques (8 min walk)
  • Holland Park (12 min walk)
  • Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens - a children's wonderland (13 min walk)
  • Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, are one of the Royal Parks of London (15 min walk)
  • Royal Albert Hall (19 min walk)
  • Walk to the famous Museum Row (22 min walk), including the Natural History, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History and Science Museum have excellent displays and are highly recommended for children. The V+A, as the Victoria and Albert Museum is called, houses important decorative arts collections as well as Islamic art and an unbeatable dress collection of garments and fashion dating from the 1300's to the swinging 60's.

Public Transport in the Area

  • Tube: Notting Hill (6 min walk); High Street Kensington (8 min walk); Holland Park (13 min walk)
  • Buses: Red public buses along High Street Kensington (6 min walk)
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Dining table in the light filled window nook

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Plush armchairs complete the living space

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Beautiful books and charming nick nacks in the bookcase

Antique style telephone

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Great collection of London based books for you to read

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Cleverly concealed desk area in the entrance hallway

Hallway

Large mirror in the hallway reflects the desk area on the opposite side of the hallway

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Double doors open from the living area to the chic modern kitchen

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Fully equipped kitchen of our Austen apartment rental

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Look out onto the gardens below from this window in the kitchen

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Light filled Master bedroom

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Ample storage in the built in closets

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Pretty chandelier in the master bedroom

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En suite bathroom in our Austen apartment rental

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En suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet

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Clean and modern decor in the Master bathroom

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Second bedroom

Fun and colorful decor in the second bedroom

Floor-to-ceiling wardrobes

Floor-to-ceiling wardrobe in the starlit bedroom

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Star shaped light fixture

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High-quality sofa converts to a comfortable double bed

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Sofa can also be set up as twin beds if preferred

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Convenient second bathroom with all the comforts of home

Master Bathroom

Fashionable fixtures and modern necessities

Tub

Soaking tub with fixed and flexible shower heads

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Beautiful communal gardens of our Austen apartment rental

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Relax in comfort amidst the flowers

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A secluded entrance to the shared garden

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Effortlessly step into another world

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Classic and natural beauty merge in the communal garden

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Quiet garden with lots of seating

Portobello road

Take a quick stroll over to the Portobello Road Markets

Portobello road

Lovely lavender and fresh bread at Portobello Road market

Portobello road

Find all sorts of treasures at the Portobello Road Market and shops

Kensington Palace and Gardens is just around the corner!

Hyde Park

Wander through the magnificent parks of London, like Hyde Park near Buckingham Palace

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Kensington Gardens is an endless, spellbinding playground

Natural History Museum along Museum Row

Shopping

World-class shopping in charming arcades!

Afternoon tea

Enjoy your afternoon tea in style at Fortnum and Mason!

Liberty

Explore the stunning Liberty department store

Big Ben

Big Ben and Westminster Palace

Westminster Palace

An iconic red phone booth, tube station & Westminster Palace

Magnificant Royal Albert Hall

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