I love London. From girly shopping in Harvey Nichols & Selfridges, to the hysteric excitement of the magical Toy Kingdom in Harrods. From pints in historic pubs to sophisticated cocktails at luxury hotel bars, (try the intimate bar at the Four Seasons London on Park Lane). The list of things to do in London is endless. I particularly love the numerous restaurant options. If you like Indian food- try the award-winning Benares. If you prefer something more gamey- The Square off Berkley Square will tickle your taste buds. Looking to do lunch daarling, you can’t go wrong with the top floor of Harvey Nichols. Then you must head to the Harrods Food Hall to stock up with something tasty to take home. And after all the shopping and dining you can walk off the indulgence in one of London’s many wonderful green and pleasant parks or take a stroll down the Thames.
There are some superb hotels in London but rooms can be expensive and the limitation on space in these rooms can make them feel claustrophobic unless you pay for the very top suite. A great alternative is to rent a swish apartment right in the centre of the action, which offers you access to all the nearby amenities, but also gives you the privacy of your very own home.
The Ovington Elegance In Knightsbridge
An apartment I particularly like, because of it’s modern decor and central location is The Ovington Elegance which is part of London Lifestyle Apartments. This is a luxury 3 Bedroom 3 bathroom serviced apartment in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge just two minutes’ walk from Harrod’s as well as the other essential designer stores in the area (Gucci, Prada etc). Equally close are the Knightsbridge and South Kensington tube stations.
The location is also a few minutes’ walk from London’s main museums – the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museums – and in walking distance of the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Gardens and Hyde Park. Other major sights, such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, London’s famous Theatres and the Tower of London are easily reached by direct tube from Knightsbridge or South Kensington stations in a few minutes.
The apartment is reached via a lift from the fashionable lobby. Located on the sixth floor, it has individually controlled air conditioning, a really light, spacious lounge with two large, luxurious sofas, coffee table, a 45” flat screen TV, satellite channels, superb cinema surround sound audio system, Bose iPod dock, Blu-Ray and DVD player, an individual router for the free WiFi and free broadband. The apartment has double glazed windows in bedrooms, so, although it faces Brompton Road, it is very quiet.
The master bedroom is spacious with a Large Queen size Double Bed looks and feels incredibly comfortable to sleep on. The luxury bathroom is en-suite and includes both rain shower and hand-held shower. The second bedroom continues the luxury theme with the stunning double bed, very large mirrored wardrobe. the second equally luxury bathroom is just across the hallway and comprises rain shower and hand-held shower. The third bedroom is a very comfortable Single room with en-suite bathroom. Rear facing, it is particularly quiet and the very comfortable bed is raised on a small pedestal. The apartment washing machine and dryer are also in the room behind the bedroom door but are quiet in operation.
The kitchen includes everything you need: Bosch appliances: oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and coffee maker. You will also find an excellent supply of saucepans, crockery, cutlery, glassware – basically everything that you need for a wonderful London stay with the independence that a serviced apartment gives you.
There is a choice of 3 supermarkets within 2 minutes’ walk and ample pharmacies close by. The apartment building has a large Costa Coffee shop on the ground floor and if you are looking for some excellent and fine dining, San Lorenzo which is just around the corner, is a fabulous Italian which I can personally recommend. It is the kind of place that transports you to Italy as soon as you step inside with wonderful wines and the most delicious Italian food.
London Lifestyle Apartments arrange for a member of their team to meet you on your arrival at The Ovington Elegance to show you around your apartment and give you tips on local shops and restaurants. This personal touch along with their 24 hour contact number, means you can be completely confident that your stay will be just as you dreamed.
To make the most out of a stay in one of the most iconic cities in the world, whilst having the space and amenities of your very own home from home, London Lifestyle Apartment’s Ovington Elegance couldn’t be more perfect.
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