Griffin House Holiday Apartments
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... a bit antsy. Not to mention a certain 8 year old who shall remain anonymous. In the end though I decided I'd go. How often do you get the opportunity to travel the world (with someone else paying for most of it at that)?
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... it the game time for Arsenal vs Manchester City was around the corner. We rushed to the tube and headed streight to Arsenal Station. We had no luck with finding tickets however just taking pictures outside of Emirates Stadium while the we could hear the crowd inside singing, ahhiing and oooing was a pretty cool experience. Don't get me wrong... it never compares with actually being ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Griffin House Holiday Apartments London
So glad there is something like this
"One of the problems with giving great reviews on smaller houses is that the secret gets out and the place gets too popular." In this instance I think it should, as it would be great reward for the amazing place that Ben & Nick have created .
For me, its the attention to the little details, the ground coffee,milk, fully equipped kitchen, the rainshower, and oooh the soft egyptian cotton bedsheets.
Thankyou, I had a wonderful time.
Can you ask Barney to stop nibbling my hand please? :>
Couldn't ask for more...
Nick and Ben have to be the nicest guys who run an accommodation that I have ever met. They even invited me to a cook-out they were having with friends while I was staying there. Their apartments are nicely decorated with all the ammenities you need to have a your own home away from home. And if you are lucky enough, your fellow guests in the house will turn out to be models for a certain adult website. ;o)
I highly recommend Griffin House apartments. For the same price in central London, you'd be staying at some second rate place. I had no problem getting to central Lodon using the tube. And being on the other side of the river, you can spend a 1/2 day walking to great sites such as The Globe Theatre, Dali museum, Tate Modern and the London Eye. Overall, great place to stay and I will do it again!
What a fantastic place
I thoroughly recommend Griffin House Holiday Apartments for a number of reasons, which made our stay in London very special. The acommodation is amazing it is very clean, fresh and comfortable with access to a beautiful garden. We really felt that we were staying in a comfortable home from home and not some stuffy hotel. The guys who own the place are so friendly and it feels like they open up their home to you. As a gay couple who had never been to London before the information Ben and Nic gave us about the clubs, restaurants, bars, shopping areas and other places to see was invaluable. I think we got to see a side of London the guide books don't know about. If you are into clubbing Griffin House is on the doorstep of all the great clubs in Vauxhall. The hosts helped us make the most of the big clubs plus they pointed us in the direction of some quirky alternative stuff to do too (Duckie on a Saturday night - what a hoot!0. The area is in south London and very close to the tube and the West End and Soho are very easy to get to. As far as the cost of the stay it is total value for money. Thoroughly recommend the accommodation and I would not hesitate staying in Griffin House again.
One of the problems with giving great reviews on smaller houses is that the secret gets out and the place gets too popular. Yet, as Griffin House is new on the market I feel compelled to add to the growing list of positive reviews. My partner and I booked the Upper Apartment over the first June weekend and spent a truly wonderful 3 nights. Two spacious bedrooms, a light bathroom with skylights, a modern kitchenette and sitting room, free high speed wireless internet are some of the features. We really liked the tasteful mix of modern and antique furniture, perfect for a listed, newly renovated town house. The central location with several tube and bus stations nearby was perfect for us.
Nic & Ben are great hosts, always there to help out with insider tips.... and we really warmed to Barney, their adorable puppy. We'll be back!!!!! Daniela + Roberto (Munich)
The only place to stay in London!
Ben and Nic (and Barney....) are great! :) If you're going to London, it's the only place to stay! You will love the apartments, the location, the hospitatlity, and the city. Stay with Ben and Nic at Griffin House, you will not be disappointed! (.....thanks guys....we look forward to staying again in the future!)
Griffin House Rules!
Myself and my partner stayed at Griffin House for a special long weekend in April 2006. It was a superb experience from start to finish starting upon arrival at this stunning Georgian house located in South East London. We stayed in the basement flat which was extremely comfortable, clean and luxurious and we couldn't have wished for more on our first trip to London. Good value for money too. The owners of the house, Nic and Ben, made us feel very welcome and were always helpful with ideas of places to visit, to eat and getting around London during our stay. You couldn't wish for more perfect hosts. The stay was made even more memorable by meeting their dog, Barney, surely one of the cutest dogs on the planet. I've reccomended Griffin House to all our friends and would definitely go back.
Amazing place - amazing people!
Stayed there with 4 of my mates for my birthday last weekend. We had a great time from when I was greeted at the front door by Ben until I left on Monday morning.
The place is spotless, and very homely and warm. All the little things are laid on which make such a difference, and Ben and Nic are always happy to help with advice and directions etc. Great value for money aswell ! We all agreed - We will definitely be back!
John & Friends - Manchester & Ireland.
Real friendly hosts
My partner and I came to London for the third time in March and it was our first time staying in an apartment. The place was awesome! Located in a beautiful town house it was real comfortable and close to all the gay clubs of South London. Ben and Nick-the hosts in the main house- were such cool guys and told us about a few London secrets we would never have discovered on our own! Nothing was too much trouble for those guys- on our first night we asked them if we could order food to go, they gave us heaps of menus, recommended a great Japanese that delivered and as my cell wasn't working they ordered for us! Forget hotels guys..Griffin House is the best and friendliest gay accom in London town.
We Loved the Griffin House
We spent a week in the cozy, beautifully remodeled Garden Apartment during the chilly end of March. Were not sure what to expect of the Stockwell area before arriving from home in San Francisco, but found it very convenient to central London via the underground. (Two different major lines depart from the local station). Also enjoyed dinner in Clapham nearby.
The two bedroom apartment was perfect for our needs and Ben and Nic were gracious hosts to the Nth degree. The sparkling kitchen is complete even to a dishwasher and we were particularly pleased to have a modern shower. All rooms are comfrotably and stylishly appointed and feature warm halogen lighting.
We've already begun recommending Griffin House to our friends.
Great value, gay vacation apartments in London
Griffin House Holiday Apartments are new and market themselves at a gay clientele. The apartments are located in a Georgian town house in Stockwell South London. Not perhaps the most obvious tourist area, but for this reason it means that the accommodation is excellent value for money. Stockwell is only 3 stops from London Victoria and so is well located. Nearby Vauxhall is fast gaining a reputation as the new gay area of London and at the weekend has loads of gay pubs and clubs open. We stayed in the garden apartment which had two bedrooms, was decorated well, had broadband access, colour TV and DVD as well as a dishwasher in the kitchen. The owners of the apartments were very helpful and booked us theater tickets before our arrival as well as sorting out temporary gym membership for us during our stay. If you want a good standard of accommodation at a reasonable price and are prepared to stay in one of the less obvious tourist areas in London this is the place for you.