The Russell apartment is a bright and well-furnished two-bedroom, one-bathroom vacation rental located in the popular South Kensington neighborhood. The Russell is conveniently situated in South Kensington just a straight shot to Museum Row where you can visit the popular Natural History Museum, the outstanding decorative arts collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum or see a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. You'll also be near upmarket Kensington High Street lined with popular shops like TK Maxx and L.K. Bennett and great eateries and markets such as Whole Foods.
Walk to Holland Park or Kensington Gardens where you can visit Kensington Palace, once the home of Lady Diana. Read our blog on Princess Diana’s favorite places. With the London Underground nearby you can catch the Tube direct to many of London's top sights, including Big Ben, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, the theatre district, Notting Hill and more. Many of our tours offer a guided insight for those wanting to cover the key London sights.
The beautiful open plan kitchen, living room, and dining area are welcoming and ideal for spending leisurely evenings dining at home with your family or friends. This lovely apartment in upmarket Kensington features bedroom 1 with a comfortable bed and bedroom 2 with two cozy beds, making it perfect for a family with children. Find out why South Kensington is the perfect neighborhood.
Things To Note
Neighborhood: South Kensington
Size: 650 sq ft/60 sq m
Bedroom: Bedroom 2: Preferable to set up as two single beds. May be set up as a dual-queen, but will only be accessible from one side of the bed.
Accessibility/Security: 4 steps to entrance
Other: Located off a busy street, but the side entrance where the property is located is much quieter
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February 28, 2019 - Website
by Lisa K
The Russell apartment was very comfortable and well appointed. The location is superb. Easily walkable to Kensington High Street, Hyde Park, Harrods and much more. The staff at London Perfect made sure we were well looked after. My family and I highly recommend them!!
November 26, 2018 - Website
by Maria P I
The flat was perfect, full of light, very clean. We were two people and were very comfortable. Location very convenient. I would definitely rent it again!
November 14, 2018 - Website
by Toby M
Our stay was great. We will be booking again with you in 2019.
by Alison Rabil
We returned to the Russell for our second stay because we liked it so much. The apartment is quiet, looking onto a parking lot in the back so it's not facing a street, but still get lots of light and air. The welcoming staff was there when we arrived and they allowed us to check in early without any problem. He explained everything in the apartment and showed us how it worked and gave us his favorite apps for traveling around London and ordering food delivery. Those apps turned out to be amazingly helpful navigating London! It was a bit warm (we were there in July) so we requested an additional fan, which showed up the next day no problem. The kitchen came fully equipped, and they had milk, coffee and some basics already in the house for us which was so nice. The washer dryer is more like a washer. The dryer didn't work entirely, but we hung up the clothes and they were wrung out well by the washer so they dried pretty quickly hanging for a few hours (we emailed the management to let them know). The area is terrific. Right near a couple of central subway lines (Earl's Court), near the natural history museum, the park and the V&A museum. Great french bakery couple of blocks away, great British pub, Thai food and wonderful Indian food a block away, and grocery stores big and small within close walking distance. It is amazingly convenient. The apartment was very clean, wifi worked super quickly and hook up was immediate. Didn't hear much noise from the other apartments. I would totally recommend a stay here with children--second bedroom is two single beds which was perfect for our family of 4. Beds & pillows and duvets were clean, crisp and really comfortable, which sounds silly to say but it made the stay so much more enjoyable after long days of roaming the city. Really fantastic.
by The Johansons
We loved our stay in London and everything that this flat provided for us. It was in a great location, easy to take care of and comfortable! I would totally recommend it to anybody and would love to come back, It was perfect for our family of 4 with kids!
by Cyndi, Pam, Hailie, Marilyn
We're having a once in a lifetime family trip with 3 generations of the women in our family. London is the first step! We loved the flat and our whole experience. Highly recommend a restaurant called Koha in the alley behind Noel Coward Theater. Great place to see actors as they exit stage down, and fresh, delicious food. Owner Fadil takes pride in hosting locals and stars in low-key, welcoming setting. Also try Devonshire Arms for authentic, local pub experience and outdoor seating. (Walking on the way to Holland Park) Guests: PS. To use the stove top make sure the red switch on the wall to the left is on!!
by Bernadette, Marie & Serge
This has been a lovely place to stay in London. Welcoming host and very comfortable flat to come home to after our busy sightseeing (and, a little shopping!) Can't believe we came from Melbourne to get sunburnt in London. Everything we need here - and such a convenient place so close to all transport and walking distance to many attractions. Leaving with many happy memories and wishing we had more time here. Thank you.
by Famille Doideau
Nous avons passé un agréable séjours à Londres. Super appartement, trés bien situé, calme et trés propre. Merci. On retient l'adresse. Famille Doideau We had an enjoyable stay in London. Excellent apartment, very well situated, calm and very clean. Thank you. We've saved the address.
by The Thornburns
We had a wonderful time in London & loved staying at the Russell. Perfect flat & terrific location. We ate at Da Mario's & Gloucester Arms. Both were great! Also picked up food for breakfast at Sainsbury's down the street. (And they had a Starbucks too!) If you have time, we would suggest taking the train to Bath. Absolutely beautiful! We enjoyed the bus tour of London but later came across BB's bakery near Trafalgar Sq & found that they serve afternoon tea on a vintage double decker bus. It looked so amazing that we wish we could have done it. bbbakery.co.uk - Check it out! Camden Lock Market was crazy but fun. Get there early. We arrived at 10:00 on a Saturday & it was busy by 11:30. Also enjoyed tea at the Cellarium next to Westminster Abbey, Go after noon to eat upstairs. Etc, etc! We enjoyed all the sites!
October 31, 2015 - Website
by Lotta Lofgren
The Russell flat has a great location in Kensington and near the Earl's Court tube station. It's a quiet and light flat, well equipped. We had a very pleasant stay there. The neighborhood contains several nice pubs and other restaurants. We particularly recommend The Abingdon.
Lovely quiet apartment, great location. It was just like being at home with everything you need and home comforts. A nice place to return to each day. We'll come. back!!
by Sarah Hellewell
The Russell flat on Cromwell Road was a lovely place from which to start and finish our days. The flat was clean and neat and had all the necessary items for a comfortable stay. It was easy walking distance to the Earls Court tube station or High Street Kensington tube station. The Sainsburys grocery store was very close as well. The staff couldn't have been more helpful throughout our stay. We will definitely chose London Perfect again!
by Elizabeth M
We appreciated the Russell apartment. It was quiet, nice and functional. Perhaps a lack of space to put things away in the bedrooms. We had not discovered at first that there was space in the big cupboard of the living-room. A well-equipped kitchen. The location was very convenient with easy access to main lines at Earl's Court, to lots of little restaurants and to Sainsbury's! We all loved our week's stay there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Russell! It was clean, comfortable and in a great neighborhood. The flat was so close to the tube, groceries, restaurants etc. We were also very impressed with the communication before during and after our stay at the Russell. London Perfect helped us find a driver who was waiting for us at the airport even though our flight was 5 hours late! Ian greeted us upon arrival and was so gracious and helpful! In addition there was a booklet of info in the apartment that was full of helpful tips on local restaurant, tourist information etc. I would definitely recommend The Russell. Enjoy!
January 30, 2015 - Website
by David Leblang
Location and description of apartment were exactly as advertised. Comfortable beds in both rooms and a very well equipped kitchen. London Perfect staff and Lushi were wonderful in providing directions and showing us shopping, tube stops, etc. The caveat in the apartment description about the building being loud is a bit of an understatement: while we heard no street noise (this unit is on the backside of the apartment) there is a lot of moving around within the unit and we were woken up a number of times during the night by slamming and/or very squeaky doors. If you are a light sleeper, this apartment is not for you. ut if you can deal with apartment noise and/or have earplugs, it is a great apartment in a perfect location.
January 17, 2015 - Website
by Richard Thomas
Had an excellent stay! We were met at the apartment and inducted into how everything works etc. The apartment was clean well appointed with all the necessary appliances and more than enough crockery. The security of the building was excellent and had 24hour coverage. I can recommend this apartment without reservation.
January 5, 2015 - Website
by The DuMonts
We stayed at the London Perfect Russell apartment with our 2 teenagers (16 and 14) over the Christmas holiday, December 2014 and had a great time! From the moment we arrived we were well taken care of by London Perfect who met us at the apartment and explained everything about the place and the area - we had a wonderful stay! The apartment has everything you could possibly want from high speed internet to cooking supplies and utensils if you want them (we cooked a full Christmas dinner!) - also the building felt very safe and secure and very quiet. Everything at the apartment was in top working order and it was nice to have a washer/dryer. The location is PERFECT and began to feel like home after a few days - just minutes from High Street Kensington shops, groceries and restaurants you couldn't ask for a better location. We used the Earl's Court tube stop which was only a 5 minute walk. We would highly recommend the Russell and hope to visit again someday!
November 10, 2014 - Website
I really enjoyed the appartment (exactly what you see in the pictures): warm bright, sunny, clean, perfectly located, great wifi (very very important when you're travelling with teens!!) very nice area. Well, the appartment is just perfect. We've been very welcomed by the staff, came earlier and left after the official rental hours and it was okay. I really appreciate this flexibility. Great thanks to the team !!! I hope to be able to rent this appartment again.
August 18, 2014 - Website
by Lisa McGivern
This apartment (or "flat"!) is in a perfect location for those who wish to have peace and quiet but still be close to a tube stop. You are mere blocks away from the underground, groceries, Kensington/Hyde Park, and tons of great restaurants. The setup is ideal for families, and the kitchen is fully equipt to eat meals "in" if you choose. Overall, an amazingly wonderful place!
by Alison R
Incredibly convenient apartment. Bus line right out front and in between 2 underground stations that can get you anywhere in the city. Near to a large grocery store as well as fruit stands and nice local restaurants. Apartment was perfect for us. 2 boys had two single beds in one bedroom and we had a lovely queen in the other. Beds were really comfortable! plenty of towels and the kitchen was well stocked and laid out. Laundry was easy and very convenient and the young man who checked us in was incredibly knowlegeable (and on time!). He recommended places to us as well as a take out food app for our phones which was fantastic. you put in your postal code and then it listed all the restaurants that delivered in the area. Really helpful. The apartment was very clean and light and comfortable. It was also quiet. It's in an apartment building so you don't ever know how much of your neighbors or your neighborhood you will hear. But our apartment looked out over a partking lot which gave us a lot of light because there was not blocking building but it also did not look out onto the street. We had no issues with noise, which i really appreciated. I would highly recommend it and I would come back again to stay there.
We, a family of four (daughters age 13 and 10) found the apartment to be perfect for our needs. Four minutes to Earl's Court tube stop, well appointed, great kitchen that was easy for breakfast, good water pressure, excellent natural light, plenty of space -- really just what we wanted. Some noise from the adjacent apartments, but that is to be expected. I would definitely recommend and may one day return.
by Lisa Winston
Our time at the Russell was wonderful! I must repeat what everyone else has said: the location is perfect. It is close to several Tube stops, a grocery store and Museum Row. The neighborhood felt very safe-even at night. Although the building is on a busy street, the flat itself faces the parking lot in the back. It was very quiet! The employees of London Perfect showed us all the amenities of the flat when we arrived. It was quite helpful! We only had one issue during our stay-the wifi was not working. The staff provided us with a temporary fix and the issue was remedied within a couple of days. Wifi was definitely not a necessity but made making each day's plans/reservations and staying in touch with our family at home much easier. I would HIGHLY recommend this flat to anyone traveling to London.
by Victoria Yatzus
We enjoyed our stay in the Russell apartment. It is conveniently located within walking distance to several shopping areas and many different area attractions. Its close proximity to the tube station makes it perfect for getting anywhere! The apartment itself was well appointed and clean. We were given a personal tour of the amenities upon arrival and always received quick responses to any questions. We would highly recommend Russell for your London stay.
December 22, 2013 - Website
by Jim & Karen
Plenty of places to explore, Pageantry, Palace, Parks, Pubs, Public transport, Parking,Peaceful, Purveyors of fine food, Pleasant. PERFECT! 10/10 Thank You.
December 5, 2013 - Website
by Claudia & Pete Roux
The Russell apartment was perfect! Centrally located, it is within a very short walk to several tube stops...we used the alley across the road to short cut to Earl's Court (took us 5 minutes!). Grocery stores abound! Sainsbury is literally a block away. Tescos (better selection) is a 10 minute walk and Whole Foods (yes Americans...a Whole Foods store!) is about a 15 minute walk to Kensington High Street. Our visit was over Thanksgiving and we were able to host 10 people in the flat very comfortably...enough chairs, plates, glasses provided in the flat. Sufficient cookware. I was able to cook a real turkey with all the trimmings and sides! The oven is a European one so everything takes longer (I'm spoiled with 2 large ovens at home). The washer dryer works well, albeit loads are very small and the machines normal cycles are quite long (compared to USA). Never-the-less, it works perfectly! Beds are very comfortable. Couldn't have asked for a better place. We would rent again this flat in a nano second! Highly recommend!
October 20, 2013 - Website
by Penny & Jeff S
We were very happy with our 8 day stay in the Russell Apartment. The location is great - we used the Earl's Court tube stop daily and loved being only 5 minutes away. The area is very nice, safe, and close to shopping, restaurants, and Kensington Park. The apartment was very clean and well supplied, and looked exactly like the photographs on line. It was a very comfortable calm place to return to after busy days of touring around London. Our experience with London Perfect was very good.
by Arnold & Linda Blair
We loved the apartment! It was conveniently located to all major transportation hubs and comfortable after a long day of sightseeing. A member of the London Perfect staff met us at the apartment, showed us around and the staff remained on call the entire week if we needed anything. London Perfect recommended Lushi for travel from and to the airport and Simon Trimmer, whose service provides daily plans for sightseeing. Both were outstanding.
by Cindy Tipton
The apartment was very nice: simple and clean. Unfortunately, there was a mix-up on our arrival and it had not been cleaned so the owner and management person had to clean it while we waited in the apartment. They felt really bad about it and apologized profusely. It was hot when we where there and luckily the apartment had two fans which were definitely needed! The neighborhood is a very wealthy area and we got a kick out of all the expensive cars. Wonderful eating places, market, close to the tube, etc. Would definitely recommend this apartment to others!
I would recommend Russell as an ideal luxury apartment to stay in when in London. I found the location and the quality of the apartment perfect. This ensured that I had a fantastic stay over the 7 nights that my husband and I were in London in February 2013 and attests to the fact that I am prepared to write a review as a result! Russell is near all the prestigious sights and important landmarks in London. It is a stone's throw from The Science Museum, The National History Museum, and The Victoria & Albert Museum and Kensington Gardens, Holland Park and Hyde Park are also nearby. The flat itself is located on Marloes Road, (which is a tree-lined street that links one to Kensington High Street, with its beautiful parks)- as well as being within the eye of the exclusive settings of Knightsbridge and Chelsea also. With a choice of 2 underground subway stations within a 10 minute walk, there are also oodles of London red buses around the corner from the flat, so you can be in Harrods- Oxford Street and Bond Street or the King's Rd in minutes. The rental's appearance and amenities live up to the expectations one gets from the pictures listed on the site. The apartment is decorated to a very high standard with beautiful oak wooden floors and furniture and fixtures that have been tastefully chosen to establish a bright and light zone of high quality luxury and comfort. We found that the kitchen was very well equipped and spotless. An un-interrupted Wi-Fi connection was an added bonus that allowed me to prepare and research the many restaurants and pursuits we planned throughout our stay, as well as to keep in touch with the folks- who envied us living the London life! We found the flat was beside the very best amenities in Kensington and discovered some we didnâ€™t even know existed. We discovered the Stratford Village area of Kensington - as we walked up to Notting Hill for the market in Portobello on the Saturday morning and found two delightful and exclusive award winning pubs on Edwards Square and Pembroke Square are also close by. We will definitely book Russell again and we are happy to recommend Russell to a friend or relative. The independence of staying in a high quality apartment like Russell was a bonus because the standard and location of the apartment is exceptional.
by Faith & Mitch W
The Russell flat was perfect for my family of three. The location tremendous, only a few blocks to the tube, one block to the bus, & grocery store. The apartment was clean, very quiet, plenty of hot water and perfect for our weeks visit. We enjoyed relaxing in the flat after a full day of touring the city of London. My family thought the flat was a perfect way to enjoy all the comforts of home, away from home.
by Olivia E
My husband and I stayed here over Christmas, and thoroughly enjoyed this gorgeous property. It felt just like home, extremely relaxing and very comfy. I had all the mod cons I needed, including wireless internet and cable TV. The apartment is away from the main road and very quiet. It has a 24hr porter and feels a secure building. We were right by the underground and buses and in the heart of Kensington. I highly recommend this property.
by Mommy 2
I came to stay at this apartment last summer with my husband and two children. It proved the perfect place for us to have a well earned break. It's away from the road and extremely quiet. It also is newly refurbished, so extremely clean and tidy. It feels very luxurious and similar to a hotel. The main living space was large and provided enough space to cook, eat, watch TV and to have 'space' from each other. The apartment is right by the center of town; including Earls Court Tube and all the buses on Cromwell Road, meaning that we could easily access all that London had to offer! I'm so pleased we stayed here and not in a hotel.
This flat is very comfortable and in a superb location, with easy access to Kensington and Chelsea by foot (or if you're lazy like me by tube which is only a couple of minutes' walk!). Everything is super clean and works perfectly. What more could you want?! Highly recommended.
February 11, 2013 - Website
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to London. The Russell was definitely the best choice of apartment and location. Being in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the luxury and comfort of the apartment was a combination of luxery and home from home, which gave us a sense of belonging. Due to its proximity to Kensington Palace, my wife felt as if she was Royalty itself, whilst my daily jogs through the grounds and along Kensington Park, made for an attractive amenity that has lifted my spirits.The short distance to all the best art galleries and museums, the great village life of Stratford Road and the early morning stroll up to Kensington High Street and the King's Rd have ignited a desire to return to London and to live in Russell again. Thank you for all the little touches; they didn't go un-noticed and we look forward to enjoying Russell and London again.
Things to See & Do
Museum Row (13 mins Walking)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum
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
Kensington Palace (15 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.
Museum Row (17 mins Walking)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum
Museum Row (17 mins Walking)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum
Royal Albert Hall (18 mins Walking)
World-famous concert hall built in 1871
Royal College of Music (18 mins Walking)
Distinguished music conservatory dating back to 1882. Check the program for operas and recitals at very reasonable prices.
Hyde Park (22 mins Walking)
One of the greatest city parks in the world and home to many famous landmarks including Serpentine Lake and Speakers' Corner
Princess Diana Memorial Playground (22 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
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (31 mins Walking)
Memorial fountain in Hyde Park designed to express Princess Diana's spirit and love of children
Shopping & Eating
Kensington High Street (8 mins Walking)
Fabulous shopping strip with many big brands including Marks & Spencer, Topshop, Next, and the largest Whole Foods Market store in London
Harrods (30 mins Walking)
One of the world's most famous luxury department stores
Bus (2 mins Walking)
Take the 328 Bus to High Street Kensington, Kensington Palace, Holland Park, and Notting Hill.
Bus (2 mins Walking)
Take the C1 Bus to Knightsbridge, Harrods, V&A Museum, and South Kensington.
London Underground (6 mins Walking)
Earl's Court station: Take the Piccadilly or District lines 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.