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Kensington SW7 2SX United Kingdom

Listing # 123660

Rates From GBP 3000 Monthly
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunny quiet elegant two-bedroom apartment in South Kensington

Lovely sunny quiet two-bedroom flat on the 3rd floor (no lift) of an elegant 1840s townhouse on Thurloe Square. This flat, with a live-in caretaker/housekeeper for the building in the basement, overlooks Thurloe Square gardens, with views of the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum. It is two minutes from South Kensington Underground (Piccadilly Line, District and Circle Lines) and from the semi-pedestrianized restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and shops of Exhibition Road and Old Brompton Road.
Thurloe Square is one of the most beautiful historic squares in London, with a large gorgeously landscaped square garden. It is quiet and idyllic, but just a block away from the lively shopping streets of South Kensington. This is the French Quarter of London—the Lycee and the Institut Francais are just down the street—as are French bakeries, patisseries, cinema, cheese-shop, and an outdoor flower-stall. The flat is two blocks from Bute Street, with its Saturday Farmers' Market. There is an independent bookshop at the corner, an old-fashioned greengrocer, a first-rate fishmonger, and an Italian butcher down the street.
The flat is a three minute walk to South Kensington Underground Station (District and Circle Lines, Piccadilly Line), a five-minute walk to Imperial College, a ten minute-walk to the Royal College of Music, to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, and to Harrod’s, a fifteen-minute walk to Chelsea--Sloane Square, the Kings Road. It’s a twenty-minute direct tube-ride to the University of London (Kings College, UCL, LSE, the Courtauld), to the British Library, the British Museum, Tate Modern and the South Bank.

General. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, quiet, light-filled, and elegant, 3rd floor building, no lift. A non-smoking apartment with Virgin Cable TV and Wi-Fi. The overall interior space is 813 SF ( 75.6 square meters).

Living Room (19.68 feet x 14.76 feet). This elegant and sunny room overlooking the square garden is a relaxing blend of traditional English and modern materials with maple wood floors, two sofas (one of which converts into a double bed) and two armchairs, a Regency writing desk, Oriental carpets, a wide-screen TV, and an ornamental fireplace. At the other end of the room is an oval Regency dining-table that seats six people, making this an ideal entertaining space.

Kitchen (6.6 feet x 16.08 feet ). Compact but neatly organized, with a west-facing window with views of back gardens and the Natural History Museum, the kitchen is fitted with all essential appliances including gas hob, oven, microwave, fridge and separate freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer and also has a small table seating two people next to the window.

Bedroom One (10.50 feet X 12.14 feet). The good-sized master bedroom, with open west-facing views over the back gardens, has a queen-sized bed, with antique side tables, two reading lamps, a chest of drawers, and built-in closet with generous hanging space and built-in shelves.

Bedroom Two (7.87 feet X 3.86 feet). This small but light-filled west-facing bedroom, which also overlooks the back gardens, has an antique single-bed and a small chest of drawers. It has a bedside table and reading lamp.

The bathroom (34.21 square feet) has a west-facing window, a bathtub with a shower head and perspex screen, a basin, and a lavatory.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
813 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, October 1, 2018 until Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 year(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Additional year negotiable
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Kensington
Postal Code - State or Province SW7 2SX England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords South Kensington
Closest University Imperial College, Royal College of Music
University nearby University College London, London School of Economics, Courtauld Institute, University of Westminster, Central Saint Martins, London South Bank

Rental Price:

GBP 3000 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
This price includes heating and hot water and caretaker, but does not include gas or electricity or council tax (approximately 1800 GBP a year)
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Other:


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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