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Nell Gwynne House in London - Anyone know of it?

We will be staying in London next July for a week before visiting our in-laws near Wales. They recommended the Nell Gwynne house because of the location. When I read the reviews in tripadvisor, it sounded pretty "iffy." Has anyone stayed there? We hate to spend a fortune just for a place to stay and would be willing to be farther out so long as we are in zones 1 or 2 and a reasonable walk to the tube. (Once you are on the tube, what difference do an extra 4 or 5 stops make?) Since we will be there for a week we would, however, like to have a small kitchen and a decent bed for the two of us.
Any suggestions?

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May we recommend The Captain Bligh House? We love it. It's across from the Imperial War Museum, you can't beat the location. And you will find it less expensive than Nell Gwynne. 5 small housekeeping flats. Tremendous reviews on TripAdvisor, great owners who live on ground floor.

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Cannot comment on it as I've never stayed there. Simply offering another option. Vancouver Studio Apartments. Good rate. Secure. Comfortable beds. Plentiful hot water. Kitchenette (not a full fledged kitchen) Located in the vibrant Bayswater neighborhood. 2 tube stops and 2 main bus through fares to choose from (Bayswater Rd and Westbourne Grove). Short walk from Paddington Station. Can walk into Hyde Park. Excellent TripAdvisor reviews. Stayed there more than once. Always enjoyed it. Nice neighborhood pub, The Prince Edward is a block away. There is also a Whitleys shopping mall as well as a Sainsbury market to explore close by. Something to consider.

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We stayed in an apartment there in 2010. Emma has given you most of the details about the area and it's been 4 years since we were there. We were booked at an apartment in the Earls Court area and then were moved by the agency at the last minute. I had chosen an apartment over a hotel because we were supposed to be a party of 4. Thankfully, we were a group of 3. It was a one bedroom, which was fine. However, there was no way two adults would have fit on the "fold-out couch" in the main room. it did have a well-stocked kitchen and there were laundry facilities ( the euro washer/dryer combo). We felt very safe, there are lots of restaurants in the area and the walk to the tube felt like5-10 min. And the bus stop is right outside the door. Easy walk to the V&A, Harrods. Some of the streets in the area will remind you of "Marry Poppins". I probably should have read some of the newer reviews to see what was "iffy", I think maybe because this is basically an apartment building rather than some of the smaller places with more character. Oh, we had free wi-fi.