Monday, May 01, 2006

Extended stay in central London? Skip the hotel

If planning an extended stay in central London, keep in mind that even the not-so-hot hotels can be rather expensive. One pleasant option might be to forego your hotel stay all together and, instead, rent a fully serviced residential accommodation ... at a fraction of what a hotel or bed & breakfast would cost.

At present, I've just moved back to London and will not be able to move into my flat for about a month. Until that time, my wife and I are shacked up at One Globe View, which seems a great option for anyone doing business or pleasure in the City of London or thereabout.

Our temporary flat was rented through City Apartments Ltd, a leading specialist provider of fully serviced residential accommodation in the City of London. In addition to being seconds from the Millennium Bridge, One Globe View features a quiet courtyard with nice water features (to be in such a trafficked location, this is a very tranquil building). A long list of amenities includes the following notables:
  • Ridiculously low rates for overseas calls! For example, calls to the US are just 10p (that's less than 20¢)for the whole of the first hour - calls to Australia are just 20p for the whole first hour and calls other 'major destinations' also have 'almost free' calling rates;
  • Free wireless internet in our room;
  • Weekly cleaning/laundry service as well as our own in-room washer/dryer;
  • A full kitchen with dishwasher, all necessary utensils, etc (even some food);
  • Nice TV with full package Sky Digital Television, DVD player, etc;
  • and considerably more, such as fresh cut flowers.

City Apartments Ltd can be found on the web at

Other websites with information about serviced apartment lettings in London include the following:

Tiki Chris

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