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Listing # 33365


Rates From GBP 1382 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2020

Quiet, cosy, self-contained studio, Bloomsbury, Central London

Situated just off Russell Square, 10 minutes walk from the British Library, British Museum, SOAS, Birkbeck, Kings Cross and Covent Garden in the heart of charming Bloomsbury with its tranquil, leafy squares. A super-convenient studio space, small but well-designed and efficient! The flat is in very good condition and is ideal for an academic researcher, artist or postdoc seeking a central but quiet London location in the heart of the city. 8th floor (with elevator), East facing, plenty of light and rooftop views. The studio is fully furnished and has a comfortable sofabed. Fitted bookshelves, table/desk and chairs, a small basic kitchen (microwave oven/grill, hob, fridge), entrance and hallway with plenty of storage, en suite bathroom with shower/bath. Towels/linens, etc. supplied. 24-hour doorman. Council tax, heating and water included; electricity and wifi not included but reasonable. Suitable for a quiet, clean, responsible, non-smoking individual. Available September 1, 2020, short term let only. References and security deposit required.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
1
Number of Bathrooms
1
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
204 Sq. Feet
Suited for
1 people
Property Type
Studio or Loft

Availability:

Available from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
Studio available for up to 5 months, single occupancy preferred
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City London
Postal Code - State or Province
Country United Kingdom
Neighborhood Keywords Bloomsbury, Kings Cross, Covent Garden, Soho
Closest University University of London, SOAS, LSE, Kings
University nearby UoL (Birkbeck, SOAS), UCL, LSE, UAL (Central St. Martins), LSE, RADA




Rental Price:

Asked
GBP 1382 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Rent is all-inclusive except for electricity (you pay for what you use) and wifi (monthly, £20)
Rent Negotiable
No
Utilities Included
Some
Cleaning Services Included
Some

Surroundings:

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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Available for Short Term

Amenities:

  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Other:

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Negotiable
Small Children Safe
Yes
Smoke Free
Yes


Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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This place worked out perfectly for my short stay over the holiday period. For the location + price, you're unlikely to get a better deal. Sara Jane makes efficient use of a small space, and you truly have everything that you need. Russell Square tube station is practically at your doorstep, and anything in zone 1 is so quickly and easily reachable. There's a Waitrose as well as a Tesco Express just a stone's throw away, and the laundromat is convenient - close enough, and easy to use.

The futon was comfortable as a bed - note that I found that sleeping in the middle works best because of the way it folds out. To sit on during the day, it was also fine for shorter periods; it's a futon, not a luxury sofa, but the point of the apartment is to have a convenient place to sleep, and to be out doing things during the day rather than sitting on the sofa. That said, I liked the way that the futon folded up and when moved back against the wall during daytime, more space is created than one would necessarily expect. I was able to do yoga here, no problem :).

The bathroom is very compact, like the rest of the space, but has what one person needs. It even has a tub, which amazes me - I would have expected just a shower! There is a small storage corner unit on the sink for your toiletry products, and a little bit of room in cabinet above the toilet - along with various essentials that others have left. Everything feels well-stocked and available for use to make you comfortable during your stay.

The little "kitchen," behind a set of doors, is basic but thoughtfully supplied with all that you need. I didn't try to cook, although a portable cook top is provided - I made due with the microwave, sink, and small counter space. The feeling is that this is for people on the go rather than gourmet chefs, though SJ mentioned that she had one guest for a year who cooked his own food daily - so apparently it can be done!

I'll mention two minor things - keeping in mind that no place is perfect! - just so that others have a heads up. One was controlling the temperature at night (I was there in December). I found that even with the radiator switched off, the apartment stays somewhat warm, but opening the window for air naturally meant a fair amount of street noise, so it was a trade-off. If you prefer a warmer room at night in the winter, then this won't be an issue for you (I prefer to sleep in cool rooms when possible, but think I'm in the minority with that)! The other minor issue was controlling the shower temperature; it was very sensitive, so moving the handle just a couple cm's could take you from cool-ish to VERY hot! Just be cautious, and set the water temp before you get in. Water pressure was fine, and hot water was continuous - once I got the temp right, I enjoyed my showers here!

The door attendants are lovely, and there's a really nice vibe in this building; very friendly and homey. For a large apartment building, it's notably quiet the majority of the time due to the old-style thick walls; I never heard people next door, above or below, and rarely heard people in the hallway. You can hear what I assume is the heat or water system switching on and off periodically, but there are far worse things in life... For such a centrally located apartment, I seriously doubt you could find quieter!

Sara Jane was extremely communicative before and during my stay, and really went above and beyond in working with me so that my short stay would be pleasant, which I SO appreciated. Thanks very much, Sara Jane!

Excellent Aimee B. 1/9/2019 4:25:00 AM
I let this lovely flat for two months during a research visit in London. The flat is clean, quiet, comfortable, compact, and well-equipped. The photos are accurate. The building is clean and secure (flat on 8th floor, with elevator, doorman), and very conveniently located (an understatement), near tube, shopping, university, and museum. SJ was always responsive, helpful, fair, trustworthy, and responsible in corresponding, conveying expectations, and conducting the business. Recommended. Excellent Casey O'Callaghan 3/21/2017 7:26:00 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to the Landlady for enabling me to have a fantastic London experience renting her studio for 10 weeks. The flat is beautifully located, close to many of London based universities. I used 10 minutes to walk to the LSE campus, where I had my visiting appointment. UCL and SOAS are even closer to the flat. There are parks in the area, and there are nice independent shops and coffee places really close. I had no problems during the stay, and the Landlady responded quickly to my questions and dealt with contract and other administrative details quite effectively. Highly recommended! Excellent Frikk Nesje 8/3/2016 6:49:00 AM
The apartment is small, but there is plenty of room for one person. It is well-equipped and it has everything you will need during your stay in London. It is located on one of the top floors with a wonderful view and lots of light. I felt at home right away (and loved the old creaking lift) The bulding is very nice with a doorman 24/7. It has a perfect location whether you want to explore London or you will be visiting one of the nearby libraries or one of the universities. In the neighbourhood you'll find excellent shops, restaurants, pretty squares, and in general I found that Bloomsbury was a fantastic area. Sara Jane was an excellent landlady. If there was anything at all, she'd get back to me right away. If I ever get the chance to spend a longer period of time in London again, I'll definately return to Russell Court. Excellent Hanne Birkmose 7/30/2014 6:36:00 AM
This was the perfect flat for a summer of research. The location couldn't be bettered: Russell Square tube just around the corner, Euston, St. Pancras, and Kings Cross stations ten minutes' walk away, Russell Square itself on the doorstep and the British Museum just across the square, Senate House and the British Library within ten minutes' walk. The shops, restaurants, pretty squares, and picturesque mews of Bloomsbury are fantastic--you will never be bored or hungry in this flat!

Despite the bustling surroundings, the flat itself is a quiet, sunny oasis of calm with a wonderful view over the rooftops to the spires of St. Pancras and the towers of the Barbican Centre. The little kitchen is well-equipped, and the flat itself is spacious enough to welcome a friend or two for tea. There's plenty of storage for clothes, toiletries and books. The table makes an excellent workspace, and the futon is equally comfortable as a sofa or bed. The area and the building are secure; I never felt unsafe. The porters are friendly and helpful, and Sara Jane was wonderful to deal with: organized, practical, welcoming, and very quick to respond to any queries. I would love to stay here again!

Excellent Sarah Van der Laan 9/22/2011 8:53:00 PM
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