A London apartment fit for a king.

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.

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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. ย 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).

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Morning strolls through Kensington Gardens


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. ย They boast a huge range of apartment rentals in Europe. If you’re considering accommodation for your next trip it’s worth looking into.

Exploring London like a local

While Go with Oh sponsored our stay at this apartment as a part of the competition, our opinions are entirely our own. ย 

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  1. Tracy Z
    March 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I’ve considered trying Go with Oh in the past but was never sure how I’d do with apartment stays either, esp since I’m so accustomed to hotels. But this post makes the experience seem very promising! Enjoy London!

    • Captain & Clark
      March 17, 2013 at 8:18 am - Reply

      We’ve started to really enjoy apartment stays. It’s so nice to feel like you’re living in a place, if only for a couple of days. Definitely let us know if you give it a try. We’d love to hear your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The Pinay Solo Backpacker
    March 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    cool! looks like a spacious flat. i agree, sometimes its nice to stay in apartments when traveling. love the Kensington Garden photo,dreamy!
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  3. @mrsoaroundworld
    March 17, 2013 at 4:57 am - Reply

    That looks nice! Sorry we didn’t end up meeting, guys!

    • Captain & Clark
      March 17, 2013 at 8:17 am - Reply

      We’re sad that we missed you! Looks like we’ll have to come back.

  4. Kent @ NVR
    March 17, 2013 at 8:15 am - Reply

    Makes me miss London.

    But NOT London prices ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Captain & Clark
      March 17, 2013 at 8:16 am - Reply

      You aren’t joking! The pound is not kind to us Americans. ๐Ÿ™

  5. Sara GowithOh
    March 18, 2013 at 1:24 am - Reply

    Another great video! You two look like real British people ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You even cook like locals, that feast looks amazing! Still wishing we were there!

  6. thelazytravelers
    March 18, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    the apartment looks great and i looove the picture of the canal! hope you had a great time in london!
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  7. Pola (@jettingaround)
    March 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I like the red kitchen! Ahh, London… I miss it!!
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  8. Raul (@ilivetotravel in Twitter)
    March 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Glad you guys tried this out. I have stayed in apts in many countries I have visited and not only is it cheaper and more convenient (e.g., access to washer) but it also somehow makes me wander around more local parts not just the touristy ones. Enjoy the rest of the places you will stay!
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  9. Traveling Ted
    March 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Sweet video! Could you grab me one of those Union Jack pillows!

  10. Ayngelina
    March 25, 2013 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I love staying in apartments too, it really makes travel so much more relaxing to go back to a “home” with more space than a hotel room.
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  11. Colleen Brynn
    April 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    That looks so cozy! I love that it was right next to a coffee shop… I’m officially looking into this for my boyfriend and me when we go to Europe this summer together (he’s never been… and isn’t too keen on hostels). I think this would be a perfect change of pace from spooning my backpack…
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  12. RCL Properties
    May 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Wow that is a VERY british themed apartment, but I could deal with it for 37 quid a night – that is cheap and imo way better than a hotel – for the price, privacy, and convenience of living.

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