As I was planning my fourth visit to London and poring over accommodation options (one of my LEAST favorite parts about traveling), my mind kept drifting back to July and the 2 blissful nights I spent in my own apartment near Hammersmith.
I know I've said it before, but I'll say it again — apartment rentals really can be the best accommodation option when you travel. Especially in a bustling city like London where you really need a quiet place of your own to come back to in the evenings.
Booked through , my stay at a one-bedroom flat at was nothing short of ideal for a weekend in London.
The itself looked brand new, and was bright and airy on the inside. It had its own private entry, and I did not have to deal with another person beyond picking up my keys at the office. Inside the apartment, the kitchen/dining/living room was welcoming and comfortable, the bathroom was large, and the bedroom was bright and perfect for relaxing.
The flat had all the usual things an apartment should have — and some extras such as a nice-sized flat-screen TV with cable, free wifi, and even a washing machine.
The little touches
There were snacks on the table, tea and coffee on the counter, and flowers and little decorations all over the flat. I immediately felt welcomed and at home here, which is really what sets serviced apartments apart from the usual hotels and hostels.
The Lamington Apartments are only a 5-7 minute walk from Hammersmith Tube station, which gives you easy access to the District, Hammersmith & City, and Picadilly lines. The apartments are in a quiet residential neighborhood on a pretty street, with a few restaurants and small shops nearby. I thought the location was really fantastic.
I really don't have anything negative to say about this accommodation option. I should note that these flats are NOT air conditioned, though. However, even though I was there during a heat wave in London, it wasn't a huge issue. The windows in the living room let in a nice breeze in the evenings, and I was left a large electric fan in the bedroom as well.
All in all, I would highly recommend these apartments as an accommodation option in London.
*Note: I did receive a complimentary 2-night stay at this Lamington Apartments flat from Central London Apartments. All opinions, however, are completely my own.