Monday, May 7, 2018
London 2018: Earlscourt - Apartment & Neighbourhood
personal checklist of what makes a good rental. There was an elevator to take us up to our 3rd floor unit, a washer-dryer, an ironing board, a large bed with a firm mattress and firm pillows, and a little table and 2 chairs where we could eat meals and which I could use as my computer work space. The WIFI connected immediately with no issues and is strong. There are plenty of power outlets that are conveniently located and available for use. There were even extra details that we were not expecting based on past experience, which pleasantly surprised us. The rental provided small face cloths, complimentary soap/shampoo/body lotion, complimentary water, tea and coffee pods, salt and pepper and even a power adaptor to convert from UK standards to North American standards. One of the best surprises that we found was the retractable clothes line in the shower that allows us to hang dry damp towels. I want this feature added to our bathroom at home if we ever decide to renovate it. The only (minor) downsides of the apartment are the lack of a microwave (do they use microwaves in Europe?) and the time it takes to get hot water from the shower. But all in all, we love our apartment and neighbourhood.