We (hubby and myself) will be going to London for the third time for 9 nights at the beginning of February 2020. Our first visit we stayed at a hotel near the High Street Kensington tube stop. The second trip we rented a studio apartment on the Southbank between the Waterloo station and the Blackfriars station. We enjoyed both areas. For this next trip we would like an apartment with the ability to do laundry, though we would consider a shared Airbnb place if we would have adequate room and laundry/kitchen privileges. Unfortunately our Southbank apartment is already booked and doesn't have laundry.
I've been looking on Airbnb and found a shared place, though the rented area is actually self contained with its own kitchen, etc. It's considered a shared space because we would have to pass through the owner's hallway to reach it. I'm not sure about the location though. With Airbnb you don't get an address until after you book, but reading reviews it was mentioned that it is very close to London Olympia and the Kensington Olympia tube station. My favorite place is located between the Pimlico and Victoria tube stations. I found two others that are both located near the Gloucester tube station. What are your opinions of those areas? There is over a $400 price difference between the 'shared' but private space and the place in Pimlico. I'm not sure if it's worth spending the extra money. The two others are less than, but closer in price to the Pimlico place.
If anyone has any other suggestions for clean apartment in a safe and convenient area with a washer, I would love to hear about it.
We will be arriving from Heathrow and departing via Eurostar to Paris.
Thanks for any help and advice you can provide.