Apartment Name: 2BR apartment in Earls Court
Address: Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court, London, UK
I was contacted by FG Properties to review one of their properties in Earls Court on my next visit to London. I have probably stayed in Earls Court more than any other place in London so I was curious to see how an apartment compares with the numerous hotels, B&B’s, and hostels that are in the area.
I love staying in apartments over hotels as you get more room, a kitchen, and that feeling of living in a residential part of town.
The biggest drag of staying in apartments is the collection of keys. In my experience of staying in apartments some properties still haven’t worked out an efficient system. Fortunately for this property the key process was easy. The property is managed by City Relay, who have an office in the street opposite the Earls Court tube station.
At the office I picked up my key and was given a little welcome pack with an easy-to-follow map on how to walk to the apartment, which was less than 10 minutes away.
The apartment is in a classic Earls Court street which is in the shape of a crescent. Such a lovely street scape.
The apartment is in one of these rows of houses. There are several apartments in each house, which is a typical style for London. I was allocated a two bedroom apartment for review. The apartment consisted of two bedrooms, one bathroom, a lounge area, and separate kitchen.
The lounge was spacious with a sofa couch on each side of the room and a TV in the corner. Most importantly the couch was big enough to lie down on comfortably. It looks and feels like being in a home, but without the clutter of someone else’s things.
The kitchen was fully equipped with cooking utensils and also had a washing machine. I will note that I rarely cook so I didn’t try the kitchen out. There is an enormous Tesco supermarket about five minutes walk away so self catering is easy. I made sandwiches in the kitchen and if I was staying longer I would have got breakfast supplies as well.
There is a big kitchen table as well, so no cramming around a little hotel table here.
The beds were soft and comfortable.
The bathroom was small but clean clean and tidy.
Overall I had a great stay here. Earls Court is an ideal location for visitors to London as it is home to a busy tube station in the Zone 1 area of central London. The Piccadilly line runs through Earls Court from Heathrow, so you can get here without changing trains. There are lots of cafes and cheap eats on Earls Court Road, along with the mega Tesco supermarket I mentioned earlier.