What a delightful apartment! From the very beginning when we were met by the charming Buki, I just knew we were going to have a good break. There was everything we could ask for and more – a veritable home from home but much tidier and cleaner. We live in a small quiet suburb about ten miles north of Glasgow and we always worry about coping with the sound of traffic – by London standards there was hardly any and we both slept soundly in a most comfortable bed.
We used to stay in a small 18th century cottage we found in Isleworth and we were saddened the last time we stayed when the owner said she was closing the business. In Archer House, I think we found something even better.
A lovely flat with everything provided, 2 minutes walk from the Thames so could walk in either direction along the bank.. No 170 bus on the doorstep which goes to Victoria in one direction and Clapham Junction the other way so easy access to all of London's attractions. We enjoyed visiting Kew Gardens< Westminster and the Tate gallery in our 3 night stay, we hope to return,
We loved our stay at Archer House. We felt at home as soon as we walked in the door. We had a lovely welcome from a lady called Buki who was so friendly and helpful.
The apartment is warm and cosy but at the same time it is light and airy with lots of space. It has everything you need and all cutlery, crockery, pots and pans etc was of great quality and was all spotlessly clean. In fact everything was spotlessly clean.
Normally when we stay in London we go out for meals in the evenings but we felt so at home here, that we ate in on 2 of our 3 nights there. It's an apartment that you look forward to going back to.
Clapham Junction Train Station is a 20 minute walk and from there it is very easy to get to anywhere in London. Chelsea is a 20 minute walk away across the river.
Annabel has provided everything that you would need for your stay. We found a stopper for our opened wine bottle for instance and I forgot to bring handcream with me but I found some in the bathroom. I've stayed in other apartments in London which are full of ornaments and nick nacks etc on every shelf which can be a bit suffocating but Archer on Thames had none of that. Everything felt fresh and uncluttered.
We found the guide books in the apartment very useful especially 'Walking London'. I can recommend the Inns of Court Walk and the Bloomsbury Walk.
From Day 1 of our booking Annabel has been extremely helpful and quick to reply to any emails. We used Gatwick Express to get into London then took taxi from Victoria Station which cost £15. Annabel has a card for Keen Taxis on her notice board and that only cost us £10.50 to get back to Victoria when we were leaving. They were really great. Absolutely on time to pick us up and the price of the journey was given over the phone on booking. I would definitely use this company again.
We plan to stay here again next February if apartment is available. We think that next time we will get a train from Gatwick to Clapham Junction rather than use the Gatwick Express.
We were very happy with this apartment and look forward to coming back.
This was a return visit, and again everything was excellent. The flat is extremely well equipped, spacious, and was very warm in a cold London winter.
The apartment is part of a very attractive and apparently well run complex. It is very roomy, bright and welcoming, creating the feeling of a substantial home. We were extremely impressed by the provisions which were extensive and more than sufficient for our stay. Combined with its location in the very well serviced and developing community of Battersea with easy access to central London it represents a sensational base for exploring the city.