Local Living in London

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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 Central London Apartments, my stay at a one-bedroom flat at Lamington Apartments was nothing short of ideal for a weekend in London.

Lamington Apartments Hammersmith

The Pros

The flat

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.

Lamington Apartments Hammersmith

Lamington Apartments Hammersmith

The amenities

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.

Lamington Apartments Hammersmith

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.

Lamington Apartments Hammersmith

Lamington Apartments Hammersmith

The location

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.

The Cons

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.

Lamington Apartments Hammersmith

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.

"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to." - JRR Tolkien

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  1. This London apartment looks great to be honest, I work in the London property market and some of the places you see are terrible but its looks like you bagged yourself a little travel gem there

    Hi Amanda,

    Came across your site today while Googling a million and one things to do with my first solo trip. I’m turning 25 on 3rd June and really want to go away to celebrate this milestone age but none of my friends can/want to come. I’m undecided between New York and Thailand.

    This post made me smile as I live really close to Hammersmith. I always find it funny when people love my city (London) and I’m so desperate to go somewhere else! I guess that’s always how it goes.

    I really like your blog and have liked your Facebook page. Keep up the good work!

      Haha, that’s definitely how it goes – we tend to take for granted the place we call home! I hope you have an awesome solo trip, wherever you decide to go!

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