The Eye of London Residence

holborn, london
2 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
£277 - £450 per night (GBP)
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Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
    equipment partner
    We work with a carefully-chosen baby equipment rental partner in this location
  • Kid & Coe
    Kid & Coe Select properties have been visited by our team and checked for their suitability for family travelers
  • Itinerary
    We provide a family-focused itinerary for properties in this destination
  • Professional
    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment in the heart of London includes plenty for those with young children. There is a fully fitted kitchen and open plan living space so you can keep eyes on your little ones whilst cooking up a storm in the kitchen. To cut down on packing, as much as possible is provided for those travelling with children. A welcome basket full of goodies is provided and the kitchen is fully stocked with tea coffee, sugar, oil, herbs and spice. Both bedrooms have ample space for a travel cot. The ensuite bathroom has a double shower while the other bathroom has a large bath. All guests receive a Handy smartphone during their stay, offering access to local deals plus free local and international calls and unlimited data.

Why Kids Love it

There is a separate bedroom for kids. Baby items can be provided including high chair, travel crib, stroller. For toddlers and older children, toys and books can be provided. There is an elevator and no stairs so it is easy with a stroller. There is ample room in the utility room to tuck your stroller away so it does not take up space in the living areas. Nearby family attractions include street performers in Covent Garden, the London Transport Museum and West End theatre shows. Lincoln's Inn Fields is just a few minutes away and is a lovely park for families with a pizza restaurant in its center.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. This is a first floor apartment with an elevator from the entrance foyer of Star Yard. There are a couple of steps in the main living space inside the apartment. There is a video entry phone next to the front door of the apartment and the building is very secure. The hosts will greet you and can provide 24-hour assistance throughout your stay. Other facilities include Samsung 48″ Full HD Smart LED TV with Netflix and HDMI connectivity, fast and reliable WiFi, SONOS audio, LED lights and solar heating system, washer/dryer and dishwasher. A housekeeper is available on request. As per planning regulations in London that aim to reduce indoor pollution for its occupants, this unit has sealed windows and a fresh air filtration system in place.

About the Location

The residence is in Star Yard, nestled between Chancery Lane, Lincoln’s Inn and the Royal Courts of Justice in Holborn, Central London. Star Yard is a private building and includes 5 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, all private and luxurious. Star Yard is 5 minutes from Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) and Chancery Lane (Central line) Tube Stations and a short walk from both the West End and City. There are plenty of cafés, restaurants and supermarkets in the local area. Heathrow Airport is just over an hour away by car or public transport; Gatwick Airport is 1 hour 20 minutes by car or 1 hour by public transport.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment includes a modern open plan kitchen / living / dining area, a spacious bathroom with full size bath, and an ensuite bathroom with double shower. Both bedrooms have a kingsize bed and space for a crib. A picture window in the main living space brings in light and makes it easy to watch the world go by.

Style Notes

Modern living. This apartment includes elegant and modern features, state-of-the-art entertainment technology, bespoke handmade mattresses, fine furnishing and fabrics and a fantastic picture window. There is a unique Big Ben clock in the living area which is always a hit with kids. We love the comfortable bedrooms, the great central location and the thoughtful touches to make a stay with kids as easy as possible.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Louise C.
Member since February 16, 2016
Born and bred in London and married to a Brazilian! My husband Caio and I met in Switzerland while both studying Hotel Management at Les Roches School of Hotel Management. We shared the same vision of innovating within the industry and making it a better place to work and improve guest experiences. This led to us establishing our own company in 2012 and Merino Hospitality was born. That was followed one year later by the birth of our first son Jonas, so it was a busy period in the Merino household! We all love to travel and Jonas has already been on 12 flights across the Atlantic in his 2 short years! Our favourite destination as a family was Anna Maria Island in Florida and as a couple we loved Singapore. Jonas is mad about anything to do with Minions and the wall stickers in the secret kids den are a tribute to him! Currently his favourite thing to do is going to the farm to see all the animals and being read to - his favourite story is The Jungle Book! We joined Kid & Coe to offer our house to families seeking a city break in London in a family friendly environment. Having a child of our own helps us to understand what parents (and children) look for during a holiday. Hotels do not offer the space for family socialising and work out more expensive as you often need multiple rooms. Plus, who wants to be tucked up in bed at 7pm with the kids, all cramped in the same room, when you could be having a glass of wine and watching a movie while they are sound asleep - the perfect wind down after a day sightseeing in our great capital! Welcome to the world of Merino Hospitality, our doors are open to welcome you - step into the adventure!

1 review

Melanie G.
Visited in January 2018
I recently stayed at the Eye of London with my husband and our 21-month old toddler. We stayed for a week and loved it. The location was very central and safe, allowing us to be within walking distance of the Covent Garden, Soho, and other nearby tourist areas/attractions, whilst also allowing us to go "home" to a quiet neighborhood (mostly commercial and academic area so the weekend was pretty quiet but weekdays were bustling). The apartment was extremely clean, spacious, and quiet (my toddler slept extremely well!). The beds were also quite comfortable. The apartment provided all amenities, including premium toiletries, wifi, Netflix, guide books, power adaptors, and a welcome basket of food (including fresh fruit, milk, juice, bread, bottle of wine) for us adults; a stroller, high chair, crib, and toys/books for the baby. Washer/dryer worked perfectly and a safe is also provided. Caio and Louise were great hosts. We highly recommend!!

Holborn, London

The Midtown of London

Right in the heart of London, Holborn is known for its great pubs, proximity to London Universities (LSE is right down the street) and law courts. A short walk from the Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral, the West End and plenty more besides, if you want to be in the thrilling heart of the city, this is the place for you. Kids will love Covent Garden, a short walk away, along with the Museum of London, which runs great family trails and events.