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Why choose a serviced-apartment if visiting London?

Updated on July 22, 2014

No one would dispute that London is one of the top international capitals of the world. And with that accolade, it’s not surprising that it’s a haven for visitors, whether as tourists or on business.

Many who visit London prefer to stay in a “home-away-from-home” environment where there is no hotel formality but where they are afforded all the comforts and conveniences they enjoy at home. In this instance, a serviced apartment could be just the answer.

No one denies that a hotel is ideal for short-stay visits of say one to seven days. While your room is serviced daily, as you don’t dine in it or use it socially during the day, it turns out to nothing more than a pricy bedroom. It doesn’t offer any facilities or the space to appreciate the comforts of home.

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Serviced Apartments - Smart and affordable way to live in London

Alternatively, a serviced apartment in London is perfect for visitors expecting to visit the city for more than a week.It provides perfect freedom to come and go without agitation by other less-thoughtful guests who shut doors when arriving or departing, who have televisions on loudly at night or staff making you feel guilty when they want to get in to clean your room.

And you keep your key with you each time you leave and there are no high London-priced hotel bills to pay, not only for the room, but should you fancy a snack mid-afternoon.

You can enjoy a comfortable afternoon in your fully-furnished lounge or make a meal in your fully-fitted kitchen any time you chose. You get total freedom and privacy, with a choice of locations in the heart of the city of London. Watch what you want on TV, eat what you want from your fridge, and don’t worry about a member of staff ignoring your “Do Not Disturb” sign outside the door because you won’t need one!

And as it’s a real home for your stay in London, there will usually be a washing machine and dryer, a dishwasher, broadband internet, telephone and Freeview digital TV all included for you to use at no extra cost.

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Smart City Apartments - A second home you can afford

London-based Smart City serviced apartments offer the flexibility of studio apartments, 1 and 2 bedrooms, available for short and extended let periods of 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12+ months. They have apartments at City Road, Cannon Street and soon planning to open all over London, so there’s bound to be a location suitable for everyone.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      If I ever get to London, I will certainly look into the serviced apartment. Great tips for those planning a trip. They will enjoy the savings.