You'll feel as though you've stepped back in time while strolling down a pretty mews to the Middleton, a stunning, three-bedroom, two-bathroom London vacation rental home. Mews homes are highly sought-after properties in London for their quiet locations and classic London style. The mews are tiny cobblestone streets located just behind the main roads where stables used to be located for larger homes during the Victorian times. Nowadays, the mews in Kensington have been transformed into gorgeous multi-million dollar homes. At the Middleton, you can savor all the conveniences of a wonderfully central location while enjoying the comforts of a private family home in one of London's most exclusive spots.
This well-positioned home is a short stroll to all the cultural highlights such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Science Museum and near to Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and Gardens and the Diana Memorial Playground. Read our blog on events for families this year for more inspiration. There are excellent public transport options nearby and Harrods is close, along with the many shops and eateries such as the fabulous Whole Foods Market on Kensington High Street. The close proximity of a local British pub adds to the authenticity of Middleton and it is the perfect place to stop for a meal or a drink on the way home after discovering the city.
This beautiful mews home features a comfortable living room, an open plan kitchen and dining area on the first floor. Head up the stairs one level to the second floor where you'll find bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom. Also on the same level are pretty bedroom 2 and 3 and additional full bathroom. The comfortable sofa in the living room also converts into a comfortable bed. The Middleton welcomes up to eight people in a stylish home setting in London. You'll even find a reading area and a roof terrace on the third level - perfect for a quiet cup of tea or keeping in touch with family and friends. Find out why Kensington is the perfect neighborhood.
PLEASE NOTE: Often voices can be heard from passers by late at night from the living room and the bedroom that faces the mews
Things To Note
Size: 1,400 sq ft/130 sq m
Sleeps: This property is suitable for six adults and up to two children. It is a tight fit for eight adults due to limited space.
Bedroom: Bedroom 3: Preferable to set up as two single beds since beds can only be pushed together to form dual bed
Cooling: Mobile A/C units in Bedroom 1 and living room
Accessibility/Security: Internal staircase: 20 steps to second floor, 12 steps to the top floor
Other: Some street noise at night
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September 3, 2021 - Website
by Alistair Gordon
We loved staying at Middleton! The property is so charming, comfortable, and felt like a real home for my family for the month we stayed. The fittings and furnishings, as you would expect of a 'Perfect' property are attractive and of a high standard. Similarly the kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need for great meals with friends and family. The area on the top floor provided a great space for the inevitable 'work from home'. The portable aircon worked well and allowed for a comfortable sleep even on the hottest nights. Overall, everything you could need is there, and it all works exceptionally well. The property is very homely. Middleton is wonderfully located. It is a couple of minutes walk to the coffee shops, restaurants, small supermarkets and other shops of Gloucester Road. It's a few minutes walk to Hyde Park and 10 minutes walk to a large Waitrose and the tube station in one direction and Kensington High Street in the other. The whole of central London is easily and quickly accessible by any number of buses and taxis are available usually within a minute or two via various apps. The pub next door is very cheery, welcoming and we weren't troubled at all by any noise. After many years of renting various properties all around the world, Middleton is by far the best that we have stayed in. We couldn't recommend it strongly enough.
by denise st. onge
The location is perfect. We loved the pub next door. The apartment was quiet.
by Frederic P
This typical house is located in a mews. It was pristine clean and everything is made convenient for you, in particular for check-in and check-out. The location is prefect for a gateway in London.
by Susan B
Definitely the best apartment I've stayed in. Impeccable in every way: clean, comfortable, stylish, luxurious, great beds. The little outside roof terrace is a lovely bonus. Easy check in and well stocked kitchen - host left wine, coffee, cookies, tea etc. Would like to return for sure and can thoroughly recommend it.
by Caryn S
Our stay at London Perfect was wonderful in every way possible. The neighborhood is cozy and safe, yet central to so many of London's key spots . . . A five minute walk to Hyde Park Queen's Gate entrance; a 10 minute walk to both the V & A, the Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum; a five minute walk to the Royal Albert Hall. There were fun neighborhood restaurants within a few minutes walk, and some great shopping on Kensington High Street. The best Whole Foods market I have ever been in is just a 10 minute walk. The apartment itself was clean, comforting, and well-appointed. If you have trouble going up and down steep and narrow stairways, this is an issue because the three bedrooms and two bathrooms are all up on the second floor. We loved our stay at London Perfect, and I hope we can return.
by Amy K
The Middleton apartment is a fabulous place to stay if you're in London for a visit. The apartment is in a fabulous location. It is close to two different tube stops and within quick walking distance of many different shops and restaurants and museums. It is also right next door to a fabulous London pub that respects their neighbors. The apartment is comfortable and well appointed. Both bathrooms are functional and large. The convenience of having your own kitchen is great. We loved our stay at the Middleton, and when we return to London, we would definitely stay here again. In addition, the customer service of everyone we worked with at London Perfect was top notch. I cannot say enough about how friendly and helpful everyone we encountered was from the booking folks to those on the ground in London. Their tips and advice were wonderful.
by Karen C
Great location. Really nice place, clean and cozy!
by Nabanita N
Great apartment for the price. Very clean, great linens, everything you need is provided. Plenty of towels, dishes, etc. Very conveniently located, near restaurants and shops. Shower never got super hot. Can be a bit loud outside due to the pub.
January 16, 2019 - Website
by Laurie H
Our family of 5 greatly enjoyed staying at the Middleton. The location is unbeatable, with 3 grocery stores and a Tube stop within 5 minutes' walk, along with a number of great restaurants, pubs and attractions. The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed. It was well-appointed, clean, well-stocked and we had a great experience with management being responsive to any concerns we had. We also appreciated the ease of arranging transportation with Lushi Taxis. I would give the stay 5 stars and absolutely will return. We travel to London almost every year and have been looking for a place to become regulars and I think at last, we have found it.
January 9, 2019 - Website
by Pam N
We thought this house was perfectly situated - next-door to a pub, set in a beautiful neighborhood and a direct metro ride to Westminster and the City of London. It was also perfect for our family of 5.
December 12, 2018 - Website
by Vanessa A
My family and I have had wonderful time in London and especially at your house. It is so nice, comfortable and stylish. Everything has been taken care with detail. From the booking to the arrival, information and care. THANK YOU. You are so professional. We will love to repeat the experience.
September 26, 2018 - Website
by Thomas G
Wonderful five day stay - apartment is in a great location and convenient for walking around London - nicely appointed and comfortable. A true British pub literally right down the block but bar patrons required to go inside after 9pm so still a quiet place to stay as well. Only concern was one bath only had a shower handle in the tub to shower with. Would have liked to have had two true showers as we traveled with another couple and they had to use our shower during the stay. Otherwise, a fantastic experience and highly recommended.
September 23, 2018 - Website
by Ellen OC
The Middleton was a very wonderful spot for us, three Aunts and a niece! Walking to Kensington, Notting Hill, and Harvey Nichols! Easy tube to West End and theatre, the Embankment, Tate Modern. The space is easy to live in, excellent bedrooms and linens, even supped at home once! This is a good apartment for a week's stay! Two little recommendations: coffee pot is not good, needs a better quality model. Rearranging sofa so it rests against the window/radiator will make more space in open concept living room/dining area.
by SUSAN m KELLY
We had a wonderful stay at the Middleton. It suited our needs perfectly. This was a special trip for our family and Paris Perfect staff were there to answer all our questions and make things run smoothly. We also needed some help with the shower and getting into the house one day and they came immediately and were very helpful. The house matched the pictures and was lovely and well appointed. We had everything we needed. It was in a lovely part of Kensington and close to so many of our favorite things. London was very hot while we were there but there was a portable air conditioning unit in every bedroom and in the living area which helped a lot. I would happily recommend the Middleton in the future.
Great stay! We could not have hoped for better. We LOVED the neighborhood, the local pub just around the corner and the different dining options a few blocks away. The booking process was perfect. I highly recommend London Perfect and the Middleton apartment.
by Janet P. Smith
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy and welcoming mews home. The location is exceptional. We loved walking to the various local restaurants, Harrod's and especially enjoyed Coco Momo. Partridge's, a charming small market is a short walk away with wonderful baked goods, delicious cheeses and take out items. Although Middleton is next door to a small pub, there is little noise in the street during the early evening hours. The house has a well-stocked kitchen, a comfortable living area, peaceful and nicely decorated bedrooms and updated bathrooms - one with a great shower. The home is within easy walking distance to Kensington Palace and the Victoria and Albert Museum. We also appreciated using the drivers who met us at the airport and picked us up for the return flight. This is the second time I have used London Perfect and I remain a true fan. Renting a home can be stressful, London Perfect makes it a pleasure.
December 21, 2017 - Website
We had a wonderful stay over Christmas at this well-positioned property. We booked over a year in advance and throughout that time the communication with London Perfect, the team that manages this property, was excellent. They were very professional, courteous, and comprehensive. The house is in South Kensington, a very upscale, understated, quiet area where a lot of embassies are located. It's an easy 10 minute walk to the Gloucester tube station. The home was well appointed and very comfortable. The beds were a bit hard but the linens were nice. There was a problem with the TV that took a day to fix and also a drainage issue with the shower that we reported so it could be addressed. There was lots of hot water and the space was well designed. Even though there was the 3rd bedroom with twin beds for our 12 year old, he loved sleeping in the perch up on the 3rd floor. It's not a full room per se, but more like a comfy cubby that he loved and felt was his own hideaway. The space looks larger in the photos and I have found this to be true of most HomeAway/Air BnB rentals. There was a small Christmas tree (very sweet and really helped set the holiday ambiance) and cozy blankets. The dishwasher worked well but the washer and dryer took longer to complete cycles than we were accustomed to. The pub next door, The Queen's Arms, is not to be missed! The manager and employees are incredibly friendly and the pub itself is as authentic and off the tourist path as you can get. Also, the noise from the pub quiets down early and didn't interfere with our rest. We did use Lushi, the driver recommended through London Perfect, and we were very pleased that we did. Like London Perfect itself, Lushi was easy to communicate with, prompt, and very professional. It was so nice after getting in from a trans-Atlantic flight to have someone meet us and bring us to the house. Also, the prices were comparable to a cab and there was so much more provided in service in terms of meeting us at the arrival area. London Perfect emailed us with a neighborhood guide that was *very* comprehensive and helpful. Definitely take the time to study this before you go. This was a fabulous trip that was successfully facilitated by this lovely home and London Perfect. Although there were some quirks as mentioned above, they were more than made up for by positives. We are glad we stayed at the Middleton.
September 29, 2017 - Website
by Connie Yonan
We spent 6 days here with our 2 adult sons and had a fabulous time! The neighborhood was beautiful, with great shops and a speciality grocery store just a block away. There were 3 excellent restaurants only a bock away The Tube was 12 minutes away and the Victoria and Albert Museum just a few steps away. The local pub right next door was so much fun and always crowded! They won't allow outdoor drinking after 9:00 pm so it was always quiet. Your staff was very attentive. Whenever we called with a problem (light burned out) they responded immediately! Everyone was very nice and very helpful. We have never had a flat before and this was the ideal way to be with the family!!
August 23, 2017 - Website
by Erin E
Great property and location and London Perfect was awesome!
by Tower Family
The apartment was perfect for us! Now we are spoiled and yours will be the mark that everything else is compared to. The location was excellent - the noise from the street & bar were no inconvenience at all. The introduction to the apartment was well done. We found Jo & Sax both wonderfully helpful. We also appreciated the pristine cleanliness of the apartment. We will look you up first when we return to London next. Best regards, The Towers (5)
by Heidi Johnson
Our family of five thoroughly loved the Middleton apartment. The room sizes and configuration worked perfectly for our three children. The location was exceptional. We will be back!
My family enjoyed the Middleton very much. The apartment in Kensington was just right for our family. The Queen's Arms was so convenient to grab a drink and easy dinner after a long day. When I asked for take out dinners they literally let us take our dinner plates to the Middelton! Our guide Maureen Corcoran for Westminster was very knowledgeable and so friendly. A real joy. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of the Middleton.
October 29, 2015 - Website
by Lilian Wasik
Great location - walk to Gloucester road Tube for most lines. Two doors from pub - not much noise from here. Plenty of shops for food shopping etc nearby. London Made Perfect made everything easy from start. Any problem was quickly attended to.
by Virginia Thrift
The Middleton was a wonderful place to stay in a great location. The neighborhood was beautiful and safe. We were near some great grocery stores, pubs and the metro. The Italian restaurant on the corner was our favorite as well as the Glouchester Arms pub. The house was very comfortable for the six of us. It was an updated house with so much charm. The London perfect group was extremely helpful, and they did everything they could to make our stay great. The drivers with Lushi were outstanding. We highly recommend this house and especially using London Perfect.
by Melinda Perkins
Our family of 5 stayed for a week at the Middleton rental. It was exactly what I was hoping for and more. I wanted a place so we would all be together, not scattered in different hotel rooms. This was a time for my 3 older kids to bond and hang out with one another before they all go their separate ways with their jobs and school. What I liked about the flat was at the end of a long day of sightseeing, we came back to the flat, had our personal space chat, rest, shower then walk to dinner. The location of the flat was key, super close to the Tube, Pubs, markets, everything one might need. I loved getting up in the morning and walking to the stores and picking up fresh fruit and croissants for my kids for breakfast. The beds were all comfortable and it was super convenient to have the washer and dryer, too. We were able to do a few loads of laundry before going to our next leg of our trip. I would also highly recommend you use, Lushi, the driver. He picked us up from the airport, we were tired, never been to London before and he was there, with an air conditioned, van and took us straight to the flat. I would have not liked trying to figure out the Tube with all our luggage and cranky kids. I look forward to using London Perfect for my girls trip next year!
We had a wonderful visit to London with our family and we largely credit our experience with London Perfect. We needed a place that could not only comfortably accommodate a family with young children but that could offer a location that was convenient to all the key sights within London. Middleton was a perfect combination of both. The apartment was very conveniently situated in the heart of Kensington but more importantly it was an incredibly lovely flat. It was beautifully decorated, offered all the necessary amenities, and was incredibly well kept and clean. In addition to being so pleased with the apartment, the staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. We loved the car service that was waiting for us at the airport after a long flight and were so relieved/happy when the staff allowed us to check in before our scheduled time (especially since we had tired children). We would absolutely recommend London Perfect above any other option to all our friends and family. One of the best experiences I've had traveling abroad with my family. Thank you again:)
by Claudia F
We had a wonderful visit to London with our family and we largely credit our experience with London Perfect. We needed a place that could not only comfortably accommodate a family with young children but that could offer a location that was convenient to all the key sights within London. Middleton was a perfect combination of both. The apartment was very conveniently situated in the heart of Kensington but more importantly it was an incredibly lovely flat. It was beautifully decorated, offered all the necessary amenities, and was incredibly well kept and clean. In addition to being so pleased with the apartment, the staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. We loved the car service that was waiting for us at the airport after a long flight and were so relieved/happy when the staff allowed us to check in before our scheduled time (especially since we had tired children). We would absolutely recommend London Perfect above any other option to all our friends and family. One of the best experiences I've had traveling abroad with my family. Thank you again
September 23, 2014 - Website
This apartment is tucked away in a quiet street, very close to all the amenities we needed. It is very spacious, and we could all withdraw to our own private spaces when needed. I will definitely visit again.
September 3, 2014 - Website
by Mrs. Jacob
We had a memorable time here at the Middleton and London. The apartment was cozy and comfy and was equipped with almost everything we needed during our stay here. Definitely would like to stay at the Middleton again when we visit London again.
August 14, 2014 - Website
by Anoop Dogra
We spent a week at the Middleton Apartment, and totally enjoyed it. The apartment is very comfortable, clean and well appointed. It is in a great part of London, with close proximity to the tube station, grocery store, pubs and restaurants. The London Perfect staff is very helpful and provides great service. I have recommended the Apartment to others, and would not hesitate to stay there again.
by George S
The apartment was clean, sunny, decorated cheerfully and in a very convenient location to the Gloucester underground. The size of the apartment was very comfortable for my wife and two adult children. Eddie greeted us and was very friendly and responsive to our requests. There was a welcoming pub nearby, and great restaurants within walking distance. We would stay there again as we were very happy with our experience.
by Barrett & Nancy D
Middleton was delightful! We had a group of 5 (3 adults, 2 teens) and were very comfortable. Location was superb. The property was beautifully maintained. We would love to return again next year and the next and so forth. Working with LondonPerfect was indeed just that - perfect. Professional, gracious, helpful. I have already recommended your company to several friends. Additionally, The Queen's Arms pub two doors down was a courteous neighbor. We were curious as to how that would be, but quickly found Mike(manager) to be great! They keep it clean, the noise level was acceptable, and by 11 pm there was silence. Very good Sunday lunch there by the way.
by Purvi Goor
We stayed at the Middleton apartment with our two young children and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location is fantastic - located right near the V&A, Museum of Natural History and Science Center and about two blocks from Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens. The flat is perfect for a family of four (or 6). A good size master bedroom and two bedrooms just next door with twin beds are perfect for children. It was very convenient to have two bathrooms. You enter on the ground floor living space and then walk up a fairly narrow staircase to the second floor where the bedrooms are. The third floor has a tiny patio that we never used (but that did not matter at all). The Queens Mews pub a few doors down (literally a 20 second walk from the house) is great - very charming and good food. Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stops on the Tube are about a 15 (or 20 minute with kids) walk away. There is a market within a 5 minute walk that was very convenient and had everything we needed for our visit. The apartment is modern and renovated with everything you would need. Highly recommended!
January 7, 2014 - Website
by Yolande P
We spent a wonderful 10 days at the Middleton Mews house in December 2013. The house had been renovated immediately prior to our stay and it was very spacious and comfortable for our family of four. Staying in a mews house gave us a quintessential London experience. It was very warm and cosy too. The location is exceptional. Kensington is a very beautiful part of London and is a brilliant base for a London holiday. We were within walking distance of both Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations, bus stops, museums, Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Harrods; the list goes on. It was a five minute walk to the shopping village in Gloucester Road where we were able to buy all the groceries we needed. We received excellent service from London Perfect both prior to and during our stay. We were very impressed with the entire experience and would recommend them to the most discerning travellers.
Things to See & Do
Royal Albert Hall (5 mins Walking)
World-famous concert hall built in 1871
Royal College of Music (5 mins Walking)
Distinguished music conservatory dating back to 1882. Check the program for operas and recitals at very reasonable prices.
Museum Row (8 mins Walking)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum
Kensington Gardens (10 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
Kensington Palace (10 mins Walking)
Official residence of Prince William and Duchess Kate. The State Rooms are open to the public and feature antiques, memorabilia and fashions from Queen Elizabeth through to Princess Diana.
Shopping & Eating
Kensington High Street (20 mins Walking)
Fabulous shopping strip with many big brands including Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Next, and the largest Whole Foods Market store in London
Harrods (22 mins Walking)
One of the world's most famous luxury department stores
Bus (4 mins Walking)
Take the 49 Bus to High Street Kensington, South Kensington (for the Museums), Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and Battersea Park.
London Underground (10 mins Walking)
Gloucester Road station: One of the most convenient in London as it's served by three key lines: Piccadilly, District and Circle lines. Go direct to Heathrow airport, the West End Theatre District, the Tower of London, Covent Garden, Piccadilly, St. Paul's, Green Park, Buckingham Palace and other famous landmarks.