Austen

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 5 London
  • Modern style and classic taste combine in the living area
    Modern style and classic taste combine in the living area
  • Large flat-screen TV
    Large flat-screen TV
  • Long sofa provides a comfortable place to relax
    Long sofa provides a comfortable place to relax
  • Plush armchairs complete the living space
    Plush armchairs complete the living space
  • Sofa converts into two comfortable beds
    Sofa converts into two comfortable beds
  • Beautiful books and charming nick nacks in the bookcase
    Beautiful books and charming nick nacks in the bookcase
  • Great collection of London based books for you to read
    Great collection of London based books for you to read
  • Decorate your apartment with fresh flowers from the markets
    Decorate your apartment with fresh flowers from the markets
  • Little touches lend plenty of charm to the Austen
    Little touches lend plenty of charm to the Austen
  • Beautiful wooden table seats 6 people
    Beautiful wooden table seats 6 people
  • Set the table for a romantic dinner at home
    Set the table for a romantic dinner at home
  • Cleverly concealed desk area in the entrance hallway
    Cleverly concealed desk area in the entrance hallway
  • Large mirror in the hallway reflects the desk area on the opposite side of the hallway
    Large mirror in the hallway reflects the desk area on the opposite side of the hallway
  • Light filled bedroom 1
    Light filled bedroom 1
  • Ample storage in the built in closets
    Ample storage in the built in closets
  • Private working space in bedroom 1
    Private working space in bedroom 1
  • En suite bathroom 1 in our Austen apartment rental
    En suite bathroom 1 in our Austen apartment rental
  • Cozy bedroom 2 with two beds that can be zipped together to form one bed
    Cozy bedroom 2 with two beds that can be zipped together to form one bed
  • Cheery accents are sure to induce a smile
    Cheery accents are sure to induce a smile
  • Floor-to-ceiling wardrobe in the starlit bedroom
    Floor-to-ceiling wardrobe in the starlit bedroom
  • En suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
    En suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • Convenient bathroom 2 with all the comforts of home
    Convenient bathroom 2 with all the comforts of home
  • Fashionable fixtures and modern necessities
    Fashionable fixtures and modern necessities
  • Soaking tub with fixed and flexible shower heads
    Soaking tub with fixed and flexible shower heads
  • Relax in comfort amidst the flowers
    Relax in comfort amidst the flowers
  • Beautiful communal gardens of our Austen apartment rental
    Beautiful communal gardens of our Austen apartment rental
  • A secluded entrance to the shared garden
    A secluded entrance to the shared garden
  • Effortlessly step into another world
    Effortlessly step into another world
  • Classic and natural beauty merge in the communal garden
    Classic and natural beauty merge in the communal garden
  • Quiet garden with lots of seating
    Quiet garden with lots of seating
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A world of romance awaits at Austen, a beautiful two-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 a light filled dining area with chandelier, spacious living room and a modern kitchen which will meet all your needs. The living area doubles as an additional sleeping space, with a sofa that can easily be transformed into two beds. 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 and dishwasher out of plain sight. Fully stocked with all the little appliances a culinary fan needs come dinnertime. For practicality, the hallway hides both a desk/study nook area - ideal in which to set up a laptop - and also a laundry cupboard.


There are two bedrooms in Austen, bedroom 1 with a comfortable bed another lovely chandelier, and private en suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 is spacious and has a useful wall of built-in wardrobes and two high-quality beds that can be combined to form one bed. Both bedrooms are lovely retreats with sunny windows to overlook the posh Kensington city streets below. 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.


Please note: Noise-sensitive guests should expect a gentle rumbling of nighttime traffic from the street below. This apartment is on the third floor with no elevator.


Things To Note

Neighborhood: Kensington

Size: 785 sq ft/75 sq m

Bathroom: Bathroom 2: Toilet can make noise when flushed, normal for an electric toilet

Accessibility/Security: 5 steps to building door, 3 small flights of stairs (22, 11 and 11 steps) to the apartment entrance. Internal staircase: 5 steps to second bedroom.

Other: Some street noise at night

Room Details

Room Beds Amenities
Bedroom 1 Queen (1) Queen bed (60in x 79in; 150cm x 200cm)
Bedroom 2 Single (2) Two single beds (30in x 75in; 75cm x 190cm) that can be zipped together to form a dual-queen bed
Living Room Single (1) High-quality sofa with trundle converts into two comfortable single beds (31in x 75in; 80cm x 190cm)
Bathroom 1 (en suite) Shower (fixed rainfall and flexible showerheads), toilet and sink
Bathroom 2 Combination bathtub/shower (fixed rainfall and handheld showerheads), toilet and sink

Austen Floorplan

    General Amenities

    • Toiletries

    Kitchen

    • Starter Supplies
    • Fully Equipped
    • Dishwasher
    • French Press
    • Microwave
    • Nespresso Style Coffee Machine
    • Oven
    • Stovetop
    • Toaster
    • Refrigerator

    Bathroom

    • Hairdryer

    Connectivity/Entertainment

    • WiFi
    • TV

    Heating/Cooling

    • Heating
    • No Air Conditioning
    • Portable Fan(s)
    • Sound Dampening Windows

    Accessibility

    • 3rd Floor North American
    • No Elevator

    Kid/Family Friendly

    • High Chair
    • Travel Crib

    Laundry

    • Dryer
    • Iron & Board
    • Washer

    Outdoor

    • Garden-Communal

    Special Features

    • Instant Booking
LEAVE A REVIEW
January 15, 2020 - Website

Austen Review

by Judy & Maria P
We are longtime clients of London Perfect, and the Austen was among our favorites. The location is terrific, and the flat is cozy and welcoming. In fact, the only downside to the Austen is the stairs. As always, the staff are attentive and quick to respond. We had a mini medical emergency this trip, and London Perfect arranged for us to get the help we needed very quickly. The greeters, especially Sax and Ed, were wonderfully helpful.
August 24, 2019 - Website

Austen Review

by Matthew R
We had an amazing stay with our two boys. The flat is beautiful and very well located in Kensington. It was very convenient to rent our first property outside of the US. We will certainly do this again.
May 9, 2019 - Website

Austen Review

by Wendy M
We really enjoyed the Austen apartment during our time in London. We decided to stay for 9 nights are we were grateful to have a comfortable place to stay. The location was perfect for our family. We were close to parks, the Tube and Whole Foods. My kids really enjoyed walking to Portabello Market. The Tube station has 2 lines that make it easy to maneuver around. The flat is on the 3rd floor but worth the walk up. The nicely decorated living space allowed us to spread out and entertain friends while we stayed. There is a beautiful garden area you can enjoy (access is around the corner). I would recommend this apartment to families visiting London. We felt like we got the true Londoner experience. The welcome guide, Will, was very helpful and made great suggestions on travelling around the city.
April 23, 2019 - Website

Austen Review

by Peggy & John G
The Austen in Kensington was a great place to stay. Located midway between Notting Hill and High Street Kensington tube stops, it was elegantly furnished, and had everything we needed. London Perfect staff were very responsive, and we'd highly recommend the flat and the agency.
December 18, 2018 - Website

Austen Review

by Linda L
This is a charming comfortable apartment that is very well located off Kensington Church Street between the Notting Hill and Kensington High Street tube stops. There are shops and restaurants all around. The only thing to be aware of is that it is on the third floor (US) and there are many steps to walk up. I recommend it.
July 16, 2018 - Website

Austen Review

by Sarah Massari
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!
May 24, 2018 - Website

Austen Review

by Brad Hudson
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.
May 2, 2018 - Website

Austen Review

by David Whitelaw
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 fantastic part of Kensington. We highly recommend it!
April 17, 2017 - Website

Austen Review

by Dale Hausman
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 flowers, and that apartment is well-located, as it is halfway between the Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street tube stops, so it was easy to get to virtually all of the normal tourist destinations. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs, pastry shops, and markets within walking distance. It was also nice to be so close to Kensington Palace and Gardens and Hyde Park, which provide nice opportunities for long strolls or jogs, and we were able to walk to Royal Albert Hall one night for a concert.
September 2, 2016 - Website

Austen Review

by Grant Yiu
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 suggestions for restaurants in the neighborhood, to booking a private tour guide. The location of the Austen was central and very convenient for getting anywhere we wanted to. London Perfect made our vacation completely hassle and stress free and the fact that the Austen felt like home made our vacation that much more special. We highly recommend London Perfect and will continue to use the company for future planning.
July 1, 2016 - Website

Austen Review

by John Willand
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 pleasurable as previous ones. No surprises with the apartment - which is a good thing - except that the light and views afforded by the massive bay window in the eating area were even better than anticipated. Also want to commend you on basic logistics - Lushi drivers, greeter and office support - everything went very smoothly. I hope we can indeed return someday…
January 10, 2016 - Website

Austen Review

by Sunil Shah
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 departure was very professionally handled , couldn't have asked for more. I would also like to acknowledge our gratitude to Lushi 's drop off and pick up service. They were a huge help with our baggage and were so patient.
December 8, 2015 - Website

Austen Review

by Patty Welther
The Austen was a wonderful place to stay...this is our third time using your services and, as usual, everything was "perfect"!
November 24, 2015 - Website

Austen Review

by Mary Semjen
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 London Perfect staff was so accommodating and helpful. It was a wonderful stay.
May 11, 2015 - Website

Austen Review

by Ingrid Keneally
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.
January 13, 2015 - Website

Austen Review

by Heinsohn Family
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 Tube and major attractions. The neighboorhood had so much to offer with dining, shopping and we were within walking distance to Kenningston Palace. I cannot say enough about the customer service of London Perfect. They left no detail outt!,! We had a greeter to walked us through thr apartment and when we did encounter a problem they worked to quickly resolve. If would highly recommend this company!! Thank you for taking the stress out of planning a trip to London!!
January 12, 2015 - Website

Austen Review

by Cath, Issi & Max Leunig
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 which overlooks the prettiest private park which as a guest of the Austin you are allowed to use. So well located to transport and an easy walk to Kensington Palace and Hyde Park. We didn't want to leave the Austin.
January 4, 2015 - Website

Austen Review

by Ted Daeschler
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 oriented. The location is ideal for shopping, groceries, access to the underground, walks in the park, museums, Royal Albert Hall, and a variety of restaurants. Overall, we had a wonderful experience.
October 26, 2014 - Website

Austen Review

by Carole Buckley
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 have been telling our friends about the apartment & the great service and I know London Perfect is In the plans when we all book our next trip to Europe.
October 21, 2014 - Website

Austen Review

by Charles Simmons
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 would take a walk through Kensington Park before heading out to the city for my tourist activities. Seeing London with the Austen as my base was effortless as there are numerous bus stops and two tube stops within easy walking distance. Returning to the apartment after spending most of the day touring was always a pleasure. The apartment is spacious, bright and comfortable. I enjoy cooking and appreciated having a well-stocked kitchen so I could make many of my meals in the apartment during my stay. I spent one day just relaxing at the apartment and walking around the neighborhood. There are wonderful restaurants, bakeries and shops within a short walk. Spending an entire day at the apartment and the neighborhood was a great respite from all of the other activities I did during my stay. The Austen is a gem and I would stay there again when I am in London.

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Things to See & Do

Portobello Market (8 mins Walking)
Famous antiques market in Notting Hill Gate; be sure to go early on Saturday
Holland Park (12 mins Walking)
Wander through the beautiful Japanese gardens or enjoy the playgrounds
Princess Diana Memorial Playground (13 mins Walking)
Located in the north-west corner of Kensington Gardens, this playground has a charming Peter Pan theme complete with a 50-foot tall wooden pirate ship, teepees, and lots of fun things to discover
Kensington Gardens (15 mins Walking)
This beautiful Royal Park is home to Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, the Serpentine Galleries and the Princess Diana Memorial playground and fountain
Royal Albert Hall (19 mins Walking)
World-famous concert hall built in 1871
Museum Row (22 mins Walking)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (25 mins Walking)
Memorial fountain in Hyde Park designed to express Princess Diana's spirit and love of children

Shopping & Eating

Kensington High Street (6 mins Walking)
Fabulous shopping strip with many big brands including Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Next, and the largest Whole Foods Market store in London

Public Transport

Bus (2 mins Walking)
Take the 52 Bus to Portobello Market, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, and Buckingham Palace.
Bus (2 mins Walking)
Take the 27 Bus to High Street Kensington, Notting Hill Gate, Baker Street, and Camden.
London Underground (6 mins Walking)
Notting Hill Gate station: Take the Central line to White City (Westfield London), Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Street and St Paul's. Or take the District and Circle line to South Kensington, Victoria, St James's Park, and Westminster (for Big Ben, Thames River, and London Eye).

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