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London flat feedback wanted - yes, I'm going slightly crazy!

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Hi all! Recently I posted about a Southwark flat and got great feedback. However, after much reflection, I've decided that I'd like a flat in a somewhat more conventional location. At the moment, I'm inclined to stick with the security of a traditional rental agency, and have scoured the usual suspects: Ivy Lettings, Coach House rentals, A Place Like Home. I've looked at One Fine Stay and Plum Guide, but they are above my budget.

When we are going: 1 week in September 2018 (9/22-9/29)

I've identified 3 different areas that have flats in my budget range that seem to meet most of my needs; I've noticed a lot of flats are below ground and, while some provide natural light, others seem to have less windows. It's not a rule-out, though. Just something to be aware of. The 3 areas that seem to have the "best bang for the buck" seem to be near Kensington/High street; Gloucester Street; and Sloane Square.

The following flats seem to meet most of my needs:
Ivy Lettings:

Coach House Rentals:

Criteria is not hard and fast as there is no "perfect" flat; I'm looking for a balance of the criteria, as no place meets my desires 100%. The immoveables:
-Budget: under $200/night
-Easy accessibility to a tube station (looking for a walk of about 5 minutes)
The variables
-Some sense of character in the area*
-Some sense of charm or character in the flat*
*Yes, these are very subjective characteristics
-Restaurants and cafes nearby as well as other shops (we are not foodies but want some choice
-Not too far from the "center" of London

Any feedback on the flats -- especially if you've stayed in any of them. It's hard to get current "real" reviews on any of these sites. And some of the reviews (Emperors Gate, for instance) are old.

I know I'm obsessing, but am trying hard to keep it a bit in perspective!

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