When it comes to plan a trip to London, many people get worried about how much it will cost. Finding a well located accommodation with a reasonable price may be a challenge.
When we were planning our trip to London in May 2019, we spent days trying to find a value-for-money option that would allow us to do all we wanted in a walking distance.
That was when we found the Studios2let serviced apartments in Cartwright Gardens, London. We realised it would be a great option, fitting our trip budget and well-located – a few walking minutes from Kings Cross famous station.
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What are Studios2let London serviced apartments?
Studios2let is a company that provides serviced studio apartments in strategic locations in London. Their buildings count on reception services, so you can be helped on check-in/check-out times and also if you have any question regarding the location, services and public transportation.
All flats are fully furnished and they will contain LCD TV, free internet and a good kitchen – very useful in case you want to cook your own meal. Also, you can fin laundry rooms in some buildings, in case you are staying longer and need some maintenance.
How to book your stay in Studios2let London?
First, you will have to decide which location is the best for you. We stayed at the Cartwright Gardens location but Studios2let apartments cover other key areas of London.
You can book you stay using the links below, according to the location of your preference:
Studios2let Cartwright Gardens: 36-37 Cartwright Gardens, Camden, London, WC1H 9EH, United Kingdom
Studios2Let – North Gower: 192 North Gower St, Camden, London, NW1 2LY, United Kingdom
Keep in mind that both are very well located and you will be well served by public transportation and other essential services that will make your trip much easier.
If you want to check other options, visit this page at Booking.com and find other London accommodation options.
How was our experience with Studios2let London?
As Brazilian travellers, we learn to be very versatile in our international travelling experiences. First because of our weaker currency and second because of personal preferences: we always try to stay at the best location we can get.
We had our first trip to Europe in May 2018 and we visited Paris, Rome, Brussels and Amsterdam. During this trip, we mixed the accommodation types among hotel, hostel and apartment. We felt that each one has its own pros and cons.
When it comes to London, it might be more peculiar: it won’t be as cheap as other cities in Europe and, as the city is so big, location is one of the key success factors for your trip.
Of course London has a huge subway system, but keep also in mind that the population that lives there is huge and you don’t want to be in the tube during the rush hours. Therefore, having the ability to walk and get your things done is very useful.
We stayed in a standard double flat. It had probably 20 square meters area and was completely furnished: TV, good bed, functional kitchen and a nice bathroom. Of course it’s not a palace, but honestly, we wouldn’t find anything well located and well functional at the price we paid.
We booked our stay in early November 2018 and at that time, we found a nice price of almost GBP 80 night rate. May is usually not a high season month in Europe, and yet we were finding very high prices in the city.
Keep in mind that the earlier you book, the better conditions you have. Booking.com will present you offers with free cancellation and it may be important for you trip plans.
Where can you in a walking distance from Studios2let?
Having the ability to walk until points of interests is always a good thing to consider while choosing your accommodation. Studios2let in London will allow you to go to important places without taking the tube or a bus.
King’s Cross Station: you can walk to the famous Harry Potter station in 7 minutes.
Russel Square: very good for a morning walk or to grab a coffee and relax in a 10 minutes walking distance.
British Museum: the most important museum in London is in a 14 minutes walking distance.
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology: not as famous as the British Museum, this one is in a 10 minutes walking distance.
Regent’s Park: also great for a walk, relaxing and enjoying some nature. About to 10 minutes walking.
This Kayak.com guide about London may also be helpful to find what to do in the city.
Do we recommend Studios2let London?
Yes, we do. The overall experience was very good and we could certainly perceive the benefits of choosing this accommodation.
As we said before, it is a flat service. Therefore you need to be aware of the pros and cons: when you book a flat service, there are some services you may not have available as you would in a hotel.
That being said, expectation is the word! If you are fully aware of what you will get, we are sure you will be happy. Studios2let may be an affordable option if you are willing to stay at a place different from a regular hotel.
Every time we travel, we consider all possibilities of accommodation. That really helps us on comparing offers, pros & cons, location and our available budget.
Managing the whole budget of your trip is key for a nice experience. Check this post about our tips to save money in London and our 4 steps guide about how to save money for your next trip (both in Portuguese).
We hope this post about our experience with Studios2let helps you in your next trip planning. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate on sending us a message!