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Has anyone used London Connection for apt on Sloane St.?

Has anyone used London Connection for apt on Sloane St.?

Old Oct 13th, 2005, 04:55 PM
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Has anyone used London Connection for apt on Sloane St.?

Specifically, I'm referring to an apartment at 2-22 Lower Sloane Street. It may be a new listing for London Connection, because I don't see any testimonials on their Web site about it. The apt. looks pretty sweet--and has A/C!

Can anyone tell me about good or bad experiences with London Connection? What about this apt/area in particular? The closest tube stop is Sloane Square.

Thanks for any input you can offer. I was thinking of the family package at the Landmark Hotel (which is expensive but looked worth saving up for), but this apt. is less expensive and looks very nice.
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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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How about just experiences with London Connection? Or any other apartment rental firms that will rent a flat for less than a full week?
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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 07:35 PM
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I have no experience with that rental agency, but I did rent an apartment near Sloane Square last summer and really liked the area.
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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 07:51 PM
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We used Regency Rentals for a London apartment. They were great.
There are many rental agencies but we used Regency Rentals
http://www.regencyintapts.com/london/london_m.htm
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Old Oct 13th, 2005, 10:50 PM
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When planning for our trip to London this coming March I was interested in a few of the apartments through London Connection. I called their 1-800 number (they are located in the U.S.) and spoke to an extremely helpful gentleman. I was considering 2 or 3 apartments. He had been to all of them and discussed them in great detail with me. He was extremely helpful and I was very impressed.

We ultimately have decided to rent an apartment through Great Trips Unlimited. Incidentally the woman I have been dealing with there has also been extremely helpful.
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Old Oct 14th, 2005, 04:29 AM
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I haven't used London Connection but have used London Guest Suites with success.

http://www.londonguestsuites.com/
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Old Oct 14th, 2005, 06:15 AM
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We're using London Connection for the first time -- we leave Oct 21st and will be staying at 2-26 Draycott Place(the street numbers are not the actual street numbers -- it's LC's way of protecting the owner's privacy, I suppose). My guess is that the Lower Sloane Street flat is really 44 Lower Sloane Street, since 2-26 Draycott is actually 52 Draycott. If the math is more complicated than multiplying the second number of the address by the first, then it's way over my head.

We used to rent a flat from a woman who owned several buildings on Lower Sloane Street (the first block below Sloane Square, which *I think* is where 44 Lower Sloane Street would be because if I remember correctly the rental woman lived at number 42, which was in the first block). Over the years we stayed in 3 or 4 of her flats. Unfortuantely, the lady has sold all her buildings. We really wanted to stay in the same area because we like the convenience, and it's less touristy than Knightsbridge or parts of Kensington. London Connection had a good selection of attractive properties in that area.

LC was very helpful on the phone. They've recommended special exhibits at some of the museums, good people to call to handle theatre tickets, and a few restaurant recommendations. I sent them email to ask about the best place to rent cellphones, and they called me promptly with recommendations.

I've stayed at hotels several times in London when I was traveling on business, but for vacation, I much, much, much prefer a flat.

Oh, one other thing. While LC's website says most of their properties have high speed internet access, in fact, they all have it now, which was a prerequisite for my husband!!

Will let you know how all turns out...
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Old Oct 14th, 2005, 06:16 AM
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I don't know London Connection, but Lower Sloane Street is a great area. You are close to Sloane Street and the King's Road (there's a nice new area with shops and restaurants just opposite Peter Jones on Sloane Square, called Duke of York's). Go further down Lower Sloane Street, then left into Pimlico Road. See if La Poule au Pot is still there, a wonderful old-fashioned French restaurant. There are some good antique shops there too.

And let us know if you take the appartment; I would be interested!
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Old Oct 14th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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We used London Connection for a three bedroom flat at 31A Queens Gate Gardens in South Kensington in 1998 and were very pleased with them. Someone met us at Gatwick and returned us to the airport for our departure.

We didn't see anyone from the company during the week we were there but had a phone number in case of problems.
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Old Oct 15th, 2005, 05:58 PM
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Thanks to everyone for your response. I'm feeling a little more comfortable with the idea of an apartment rental since I'm hearing your good reports. Gittel, please be sure to post your trip report so we can all hear how it goes. Tulips, thanks for the restaurant recommendation, too. Any other ideas are welcome. It seems that people on this site are always looking for accomodations for more than two people in London. And, with the exchange rate being tough for those of us in the U.S., we need to help each other out!
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Old Oct 15th, 2005, 06:18 PM
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We LOVE that area -- stayed in a Moat House hotel on Sloane Square for a week in 2003. I think staying in an apartment in the area would be fabulous. Gosh, now I'll spend the night fantasizing about living in London...
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