The best of both worlds
Wicklow Street is awfully clever. A true urban space, this, with walls clad in graphic art upon a backdrop of elephant grey, its Nordic-chic furniture awoken with splashes of mustard and scarlet. Life here is easy, with space, style, and a few touches of pure, exuberant fun. Step outside for King’s Cross and St Pancras, one of the city’s most exciting areas, where you can dine in splendour, zoom to Paris or simply stroll beneath the arches that made Betjeman pick up his pen. Or, amble down through leafy streets to Russell Square and the British Museums, then on to Tottenham Court Road and Covent Garden. Whatever your mood, all of London is here, just waiting for you to get started.
Your host is an architect, living in London and NYC. As you can see from Wicklow Street’s walls, he loves London, and spends every spare moment exploring the streets.
Form and function
Look out for the unusual light in the hall, its marriage of energy efficiency and intrigue won it an award. The sitting room’s similarly starry, all laid-back furniture, clean lines and dollops of intense colour. Next door, the eat-in kitchen’s efficient and shiny, with a retro table for all and a fridge freezer in fashionable jet black.
The bathroom’s airy and floaty light stuffed with oodles of our White Company Toiletries. At the end of the day the master bedroom is a triumph of simplicity, with little to distract you from the calm walls, soft double bed, swathed in our deliciously crisp luxury linen.
In the zone
King’s Cross is entering the final phase of a huge regeneration – eat out, search for platform 9 and ¾, idle away an afternoon at the British Library or simply marvel at the soaring glass of St Pancras Station. You might zip to Paris on the Eurostar, or maybe you’ll explore the streets of Bloomsbury in search of the spirit of Virginia Woolf and co. You’re not far from the British Museum, and a short bus ride brings you to Holborn, Oxford Street, or down to the river. Alternatively, the journey from King’s Cross to Oxford Circus takes only five minutes.
Some street noise and noise from other apartments can be heard in this home.
This home is in an ex-local authority building. The communal areas show signs of wear and tear but the inside of the home most certainly makes up for it once you walk through the front door.
This home doesn't have air conditioning. Between June and September, we'll place fans in each bedroom. Please let us know if you'd like fans outside the summer period.
There are stairs up to the entrance of this home, and no elevator.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.