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Kings Cross N1 9AY United Kingdom

Listing # 123851

Rates From GBP 890 Weekly
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Last Updated: Monday, September 3, 2018

Walk to the British Library: 1830s terraced house in Kings Cross


In a street dating from 1830, this south-facing, luxurious house has all the comforts of home and yet is a 10-minute walk away from the British Library and Bloomsbury. Situated close to Kings Cross and the Eurostar in the heart of London’s new Knowledge Quarter, this beautiful home will enable you to relax and enjoy a restful and productive stay.

It’s very close to Covent Garden, the British Museum, and the numerous colleges of Bloomsbury and nearby, including UCL, LSE, Kings College London, Birkbeck, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and SOAS. Imperial and London Business School are within easy biking distance. The 205 bus around the corner or the underground at Kings Cross will take you to Queen Mary University of London. Comprehensive local transport links ensure that most other London colleges are also easily accessible.


Fully renovated over the last two years, the house consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, separate dining room, large kitchen, bathroom, and courtyards to the front and rear.

The bespoke kitchen is fully equipped with easy-close drawers, shelves, task lighting, a pull-out pantry, quartz countertops, an orange backsplash, induction hob, convection oven, Smeg dishwasher, and Miele fridge-freezer. There is a full set of kitchen equipment, including Le Creuset pots and pans and a Heal's crockery set, as well as a good selection of basic cooking ingredients. The Miele washing machine and tumble dryer are away from the kitchen, stacked in a cupboard between the main bedroom and bathroom. Laundry can be securely put out to dry in the sunny front courtyard off the main bedroom.

The south-facing main bedroom has a (British) king-size bed with reading lamps, goose down pillows and duvet, two cupboards with double rails, a large dresser, mirror, and a large sash window and door onto the adjoining courtyard fitted with a table and 2 chairs. All linen and towels are top quality.

The second bedroom has a (British) queen-sized bed, large dresser and mirror, reading lamps, and a sash window facing the back garden.

The front room is spacious and bright with a sofa, two chairs, and large footstool, as well as television with cable, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. There is high-speed Internet as well as a landline.

The dining area has a Mathew Hilton table and chairs that comfortably seats 6. There is also an antique desk with stationary and printer and a bookshelf. There are 4 additional chairs in the under stairs cupboard.

The bathroom is fitted with a rain shower over a large and deep tub.

The courtyard garden to the rear of the property is spacious and private. Fitted with a large gas BBQ, as well as a sofa, footstool, tables and chairs, the inner courtyard provides a cool outdoor oasis on warm days. On cooler days, the chiminea warms this cosy living and dining space sheltered by ivy-covered garden walls.

The roof was replaced with Welsh slate two years ago and the German boiler is new and efficient. There’s a new gas fireplace in the dining room. Guests will be cosy and warm in the winter months.

The house is on a quiet street, with a school across the way, so guests can feel easy about resting and working at home.

A maximum of 4 guests can sleep in the house at any one time.


We'll be there to meet you and show you around upon arrival. We'll also be contactable by phone and e-mail throughout your stay. A cleaning and ironing service is available upon request.


While Angel Station is nearby, the closest tube station is Kings Cross St Pancras with six underground lines (Piccadilly, Northern, Hammersmith and City, Circle, District, Bakerloo), as well as national and international rail service. Please refer to Transport for London’s website for full information.


London is known for its garden squares and it’s worth checking out the new Granary Square behind Kings Cross as well as the more well-known Russell, Bedford, Tavistock and Gordon Squares, all of which are within easy reach of the house. Regent's Canal is five minutes away, while Regent's Park is roughly a 30-minute walk, with Primrose Hill just a little further beyond.


Waitrose, Sainsbury, and Tesco can be found within easy walking distance.


There are few house rules, but there is strictly no smoking allowed.


No pets are permitted on the property.

No parties or events.

May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years).

You will be staying in a small street with permanent residents. Please respect others' needs for privacy and quiet.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
950 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Wednesday, May 1, 2019 until Saturday, May 25, 2019
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
The property may be available beyond May 31, 2019.
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Kings Cross
Postal Code - State or Province N1 9AY England
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Kings Cross, Islington, Angel, Knowledge Quarter
Closest University University College London
University nearby London School of Economics, Imperial, Kings College, SOAS, Queen Mary University of London, London Business School, Central Saint Martins

Rental Price:

GBP 890 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent negotiable for longer stays.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am Professor Emerita of English at the University of Calgary in Canada and a Senior Research Fellow in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. I am Canadian by birth but have lived in London since 2011. My partner, also an academic at Queen Mary, is British.



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