The Spencer is a remarkable four-level London home set in a charmed spot just moments from beautiful Kensington Gardens, the world-class museums of South Kensington on Museum Row and just around the corner from the famous Harrods department store. The Spencer has been lovingly decorated and has all the charms of a traditional English home. Relax in the comfortable living room or enjoy dining at home in the cozy dining room or al fresco on the lovely private terrace. In the evening you'll enjoy retiring to the beautiful first bedroom with en suite bathroom. There's also a peaceful second bedroom with two comfortable beds, which can be made up as one bed, and a full bathroom nearby. The third bedroom is located in the TV room where the sofa opens to a comfy bed. There's plenty of space to relax and truly feel at home during your stay in London!
You will fall in love with the outstanding setting of the Spencer just around the corner from Harrods and the best shopping in Knightsbridge and only a short stroll from beautiful Kensington Gardens. Walk to South Kensington to see the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is home to the finest collection of decorative arts and fashion in the world. Speaking of fashion, shoppers will love strolling to Harrods, Harvey Nichols and enjoying top notch shopping along trendy Sloane Street, Beauchamp Place and Walton Street nearby.
With the Knightsbridge Tube station and tons of classic red London buses just moments away, you'll enjoy quickly and easily reaching all the best spots in central London during your stay at the Spencer.
Please note: This vacation rental is a multi-level property located on four levels of a historic London home. The half flight of stairs between the staggered levels is comfortable and easy to manage, and guests love the cozy home setting of this London home.
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by Tommy Booras
My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Spencer! It's in a great neighborhood (literally a five-minute walk to Harrods, the Knightsbridge tube station and three museums on Brompton Road), with two groceries and a dozen restaurants close by. The home was terrific! There are quite a few stairs (short ones) but the kitchen had everything we needed, the TVs worked nicely and the rooms that had air conditioning units were an added bonus. Three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths made a comfortable stay for the four of us. We felt more like citizens of the neighborhood rather than guests, and that also made for a great visit. The staff was very helpful, too, quickly answering questions from us during our stay. We had a marvelous experience with the home and London Perfect and hope to return soon!
September 1, 2013 - Website
The house was lovely, and furnished with very interesting period pieces, yet it still felt cozy. The beds were quite comfortable, and the AC worked well. SAT TV in every bedroom! Everything we needed for our stay was there, including a well stocked kitchen, with some groceries supplied for our first day, which was a nice touch. As we had young children with us, we used the laundry facilities everyday. The neighborhood is especially good, being quiet and upscale, while close to everything. Many shops, museums, and Hyde Park within walking distance. For the size of our group, the price was equal or better to staying in a hotel, but in a homely setting with more conveniences. What really made our stay great was the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners and their niece. Check-in/Check-out was a breeze. They supplied a lot of brochures, maps, etc. in the home, as well as magazines, gave advice on transport, and brought over a bottle of wine one night to have a chat with us! : ) They even found a doctor for me as I was sick part of our stay. Thanks Bill and Kezia! Hope we get a chance to return! If you have trouble with steps, the house might not be appropriate as there are a lot. But it keeps you fit! : )
August 15, 2013 - Website
Excellent location, clean, near to Hyde park, shops, restaurants, Harrods. Safe area for walking around. It will be my always pick when I visit London. I will certainly recommend it to relatives and friends.
by John R.
The house was nice and cozy. Contains all the needs for your stay. Near to all markets and restaurants.
by June L.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very well-appointed home. Grandma, Mom, Dad and 3 young daughters (10, 6, 4yr) were accommodated with ease. There were quiet corners for everyone when they needed one. At the same time the main lounge provided a peaceful gathering place, and the large round dining table gave us another opportunity to socialize together. The terrace is also very inviting, and we wished we had spent more time there. The kitchen allows for gourmet level cooking-- very tempting with Harrods' Food Hall so close by! There is an amazing assortment of cookery and tableware, plus upscale appliances. A small but appreciated detail for those who like to sleep with open windows is the almost total lack of city noise at night. The atmosphere throughout the house is one of tasteful art and interesting furniture without being pretentious. It was a very peaceful and relaxing place to return to at the end of a busy day touring London. At the same time, the location gives excellent access to everything the city has to offer. We would heartily recommend this property.
August 15, 2012 - Website
by Rob R.
We chose this flat for our family of two parents, and three young adult children (plus a young adult nephew) because of its prime location in a safe, quiet, residential are of Kensington. We were not disappointed. First, as to the location, what could be better? We were two blocks from a bakery, three blocks from a great little coffee shop, five blocks to the tube and Herrods, and four blocks from the grocery store and several atms. We enjoyed the Indian restaurant located only about a block from the front door and spent several visits at the neighborhood pub, the Clipper, only two blocks away. Indeed, our kids would often want to head to the pub for beer in the evening. With it being so close, we were comfortable having them do that without us. The proximity to virtually everything made this an ideal rental for us. Still we were on a quiet street with very little traffic. The home itself was perfect for our family. We needed the three bedrooms which accommodated the six of us well. The three bathrooms allowed all of us get ready for the day quickly, although the water closet on the lowest level of the home is pretty small. It is challenging to get dressed in the bathroom after a shower. We enjoyed the parlor or living room assembling there before leaving for the day or leaving for meals. A spacious kitchen and eating area is located in the lowest level of the home. Honestly we did not use that much. We made coffee and tea there in the morning, we cooked a few eggs and toasted bread for breakfast. But we did not make good use of the kitchen. Still it was available, so for those inclined to have a few meals at home, it would work well. The availability of great restaurants walking distance to the flat was an important feature for us. We like seeing sites during the day, eating lightly in the morning at noon, and finding a better dining option near our temporary residence at night. The location of this Kensington flat was perfect for that.
Things to See & Do
Museum Row (6 mins Walking)
Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum
Royal Albert Hall (15 mins Walking)
World-famous concert hall built in 1871
Hyde Park (20 mins Walking)
One of the greatest city parks in the world and home to many famous landmarks including Serpentine Lake and Speakers' Corner
Kensington Gardens (20 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 (20 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
Harrods (2 mins Walking)
One of the world's most famous luxury department stores
London Underground (11 mins Walking)
South Kensington 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.