We recently won the chance to “Go with Oh” and stay in different apartment rentals across Europe. Our first flat was the most charming little number right in the heart of West London. Literally half a block away from the District Line stop at Ravenscourt and situated on top of a cafe, we couldn’t have asked for a better locale.
I wouldn’t have considered myself an apartment stay kind of guy before this trip. Yet now, ex post facto, I don’t know how I’ve lived this long without doing more of these. This particular apartment ran for 37 pound a night. Considering how much cheaper that was than a normal hotel room would be enough to satisfy me. I’ve stayed in London rooms before and it’s great to have a whole flat and to not have to spoon your backpack at night because there is not enough space.
Living in the apartment has really opened up the chances for Tawny and I to live like a local. In the last week we’ve skipped a lot of the more tourist-aimed attractions and gone out with friends from London and also hit up the local pubs. Every morning we went out to stroll through Kensington Gardens, and then off to tea or a pint (usually a pint).
Ravenscourt was a super posh neighborhood. It was half a block’s walk to the main tube line and a ten minute ride into central London. We had the quite and calm of a suburb with all the excitement of the city just a stone’s throw away. I loved it.
Now I can hardly wait to see what the other apartments this month are going to look like. Be sure to check out our Tumblr. We’re updating everyone on the journey in real-time. Be sure to check out Go with Oh too. They boast a huge range of apartment rentals in Europe. If you’re considering accommodation for your next trip it’s worth looking into.
While Go with Oh sponsored our stay at this apartment as a part of the competition, our opinions are entirely our own.