London, United Kingdom

Europa House Apartments

Rates from (inc tax)$178.66

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Low-key luxury apartments


Little Venice Village

Europa House Apartments' Victorian architecture may have a hint of stiff-upper-lip about it, but don’t let that fool you – Kate Moss, Joe Strummer, Sir Alec Guinness and Björk are just some of the hip and hell-raising former residents of its Maida Vale locale. So you’ll be in good company when you move into one of these sleek and secluded apartments, albeit briefly. Housed close to Regents’ Canal, these luxe private spaces offer one-off design pieces by Tom Dixon and Mark Brazier Jones, a 24-hour concierge who’ll cater to your every whim and the use of a rare asset in this space-starved city – a sprawling three-acre garden.

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14 apartments.


11am. Check-in 2pm.


Double rooms from $178.66 (£147), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP176.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

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Breakfast isn’t included, but your concierge will be happy to help you order in groceries, or can direct you to a nearby café.


The hotel’s gardens are the perfect spot for a picnic. Luckily, you’re just a five-minute walk away from Raoul’s Gourmet Deli ( where you can build a feast from their lengthy menu, which has charcuterie, sandwiches, soups, salads and main dishes such as hand-made sausage rolls, paella or cassoulet; so even if the rain drives you back indoors it’ll be a roaring success.

At the hotel

Three-acre walled garden, a 24-hour concierge and a secure underground car park. In-room: Flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, DVD library, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, yoga mats and Ren bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The Three-Bedroom Penthouse Apartment has a furnished roof terrace overlooking this particularly picturesque area of London. The perfect perch when London’s weather is playing fair.

Packing tips

A pair of flat shoes. It’s true you’ll be hopping on and off Tubes throughout your stay, but there are plenty of activities within walking distance and London’s full of secret and surprising corners, which are only discovered by pounding the pavement. Stash a stylish number in your suitcase too, there are plenty of theatres and upscale restaurants to frequent close by.


For disabled guests, the spacious three-bedroom apartment has direct lift access, though no special facilities.


The kids' concierge can provide toys, travel cots, highchairs, a baby bath, changing mats, DVDs, board games, books, toys, potties, toilet steps, socket covers, baby cutlery and plates. Gardens are completely enclosed with a small playground.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

All apartments have a bright dining area in the spacious living room, but there’s no need to be so formal when you can throw on some pyjamas, settle into the squishy sofas and watch a selection from Europa House’s DVD library.

Dress Code

Anything goes in this luxurious lovenest once you’ve locked the doors behind you.

Hotel restaurant

Guests are free to rustle up something tasty in the apartment kitchen; they can stock up at the delis and supermarkets on Clifton Road, a five-minute walk away.

Hotel bar

No bar, but you can pick up a few bottles of well-to-do wine from in-the-know establishment the Winery (+44 (0)20 72866475), which is just a five-minute walk away.

Room service

Your apartment may have a state-of-the-art kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you have to get your hands dirty; the concierge is happy to organise a more-upper-crust-than-pizza-crust meal delivery from some of the area’s upscale eateries.


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Europa House Apartments
79A Randolph Avenue Little Venice
W9 1DW
United Kingdom


London Heathrow ( is the most convenient for Europa House Apartments. The Heathrow Express ( whisks you to Paddington station in 15 minutes; from there, Maida Vale Tube station is two stops on the Bakerloo line (or a 10-minute taxi ride). If you’re landing at Gatwick Airport, travel to Victoria station on the Gatwick Express (a half-hour trip), hop on the Victoria line to Oxford Circus then the Bakerloo line to Maida Vale.


The nearest Tube station is Maida Vale, just a five-minute walk from the hotel; the station has escalators but no lifts. International trains arrive at St Pancras (; from there, reach Maida Vale by taking the Circle line to Baker Street and jumping on the Bakerloo line. London Underground is a favoured target of Brit grumbling but the fairly zippy service ensures you won’t have to brave the hectic traffic. There’s a taxi rank just outside Paddington station; a one-way trip will cost you £15.


If you choose to drive, be warned: the hotel is just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, but venture onto the Edgware Road and you'll soon be zapped. On weekdays from 7am to 6pm, there’s a £10 daily charge to drive into and around central London (; parking is easy, but can be pricey. Beware overzealous traffic officials. Avis car-hire booths can be found at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, and use of the hotel’s underground car park is £30 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Located in this leafy West London neighbourhood, Europa House Apartments provide seclusion, discretion and independence all within reach of some of Central London's most famous landmarks. However, you don’t have to travel far to experience the city – the gardens behind Europa House are perfect, and the concierge can provide picnic blankets, a cool bag, and a play tent if you have kids in tow. Alternatively you can’t take a trip into London’s watery past, by taking a guided tow-path tour along the Grand Union Canal all the way to King’s Cross armed with your iPod; download the MP3 file from You might think it's the preserve of Japanese tourists, but hey, a pic of you and yours channelling the Beatles on their iconic Abbey Road LP cover could be a fun one for the family album. Head to the original recording studios just up the road in St John's Wood. Or if cricket is your dream day out, your mothership is around the corner at Lords (; +44(0)20 7616 8500). Also in that direction is London Zoo in Regent's Park (; 020 7722 3333). In this neck of the woods too is Regent’s Park open-air theatre (; +44 (0)844 826 4242) where thesps declare their undying love, hate and who knows what else, outdoors. Productions have included Much Ado About Nothing, The Importance of Being Earnest and Hello Dolly! You can find a more interactive literary experience, at The Sherlock Holmes Museum (+44 (0) 207 224 3688; at 221b Baker Street, where else?). It’s elementary why people believe that Holmes really existed, not only did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle create a charismatic and fully fleshed out anti-hero, but there’s also a fake English Heritage plaque commemorating the great man outside the door of the museum – compelling evidence indeed. History rewriting aside, this museum is an intriguing glimpse back into the Victorian underworld as imagined by a literary great.

Reluctant land-lubbers should hop on the Jason’s Canal Boat Trip ( and take the original Regent’s Park canal boat tour (+44 (0)20 7482 2550), which runs between Jason's Wharf in Little Venice and Café Crema in Camden. You’ll be experiencing a piece of nautical history; the Jason is an authentic 100-year-old canal boat originally used as a cargo-vessel. The trip takes an hour and a half, or forty-five minutes each way. The boat departs opposite number 42 Blomfield Road just beside the Westbourne Terrace Road Bridge. Or see the city by bike (and make the mayor happy); hire some wheels from the London bicycle tour company. Along with your steed, a trusty guide will escort you on a three-hour tour. You’ll whiz past Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s, the Law Courts, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and dungeons and docks. The London Bicycle Tour Company (0)20 7928 6838).

Local restaurants

Yes, your apartment is cosy and cool, but London’s cuisine is some of the most diverse and delectable, and it’s all just a short walk from your doorstep; for example, brasserie The Waterway (+44 (0)207 2663557), is just a 10-minute walk away, by Regent’s Canal. The interior is clean, modern and wood-lined and the menu offers Mediterranean fare such as gazpacho or risotto Primavera; and there’s a terrace for alfresco dining with canalside views. For something a little different head to Kateh (+44 (0)207 2893393), where you’ll find Middle-Eastern delights in a Persian-minimalist setting, with only a hint of bazaar chic in the wall-hung mini rugs and ornate chandeliers. The jam-packed menu will have something to suit everyone. For a taste of traditional London socialising head to the Warrington (+44 (0)207 286 8282), a grand, art nouveau-style gastropub and a Maida Vale institution just a hop, skip and jump from your front door. Byron Burger (+44 (0)207 2434226) is also close by, with a calorific but crowd-pleasing menu of fully customisable burgers, just a half-hour walk away, and a surprisingly good range of craft beers and ciders for a chain restaurant, plus the sliding scale of wine – from ‘good’ to ‘best’ – is a splendid cheat for those used to requesting the house wine.

Local cafés

In all honesty Baker & Spice (+44 (0)207 2892499) are known for their very munchable cakes; but they also have a deli with sandwiches and snacks, which you can eat when you’re not eating cake we suppose.

Local bars

The Elgin (+44 (0)207 2295663) is yet another ode to London’s Victorian past – as its gorgeous picture windows and decorative wood panelling will attest – but a few bold and bright pieces of modern art here and a couple of wacky cushions there and it’s been brought into the 21st century. The meat-heavy pub grub and live music don’t hurt either. Or you can slip into a snug at The Prince Alfred (+44 (0)208 7782589), a traditional British boozer which has many of its original Victorian features and lashings of patriotic bunting.



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Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have reluctantly returned the keys for this luxury apartment in Maida Vale, unpacked their well-thumbed London A-Z and proudly shown off their Beatles homage – a photo of all the family posed on the famed Abbey Road zebra crossing – a full account of their luxury London break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a Royal Mail-franked postcard from hip and highbrow Maida Vale…

A good few boroughs away from Blake’s dark satanic mills, Maida Vale retains its Victorian and Edwardian charm, and its elegant town houses still look like the kind of place Dickens’ luckier characters would reside in. Nowadays most houses have been converted into eye-wateringly expensive flats – the privilege of living next to Kate Moss is costly – and most Londoners can only dream of a crash pad in this bona fide des-res; however, Europa House Apartments can offer you just that, albeit on a temporary basis, with their range of ultra-luxe apartments. Just a well-heeled hop away from the tube station, these luxury serviced apartments have an understated neutral elegance punctuated by one-off design pieces by Tom Dixon and Mark Brazier Jones. It’s like having keys handed to you for your very own impeccably furnished, upmarket residence, best of all, with an old friend on hand to book you the best tables in town. At the back of this contemporary classic is one of London’s finest private gardens – award-winning three-acre communal grounds at the back, which are utterly enclosed – a dream for parents with little ones in tow and a rarity for a London property. The exciting hustle and bustle of Central London is a mere 10-minute tube ride away, so you can experience the city’s nightlife and guarantee yourself a good night’s sleep. It’s a win-win situation – with only one downside – you may feel a little too at home.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Europa House Apartments’s Guestbook below.

We loved

Thumbs up for toddler friendly


Stayed on 18 Jan 2016

We loved

Great size apartment, fully equipped.

Don’t expect

Luxury - this is a more functional space, good for stays when a home from home is needed.


Stayed on 13 Oct 2015

We loved

This apartment is in a great place for facilities such as shops and eating. It feels quite spread out so you are not on top of each other! They gave us a bottle of champagne to celebrate NYE which was a nice touch!

Don’t expect

Ensuite bathroom is a bit tired. It was a bit noisy (but so were we!)


Stayed on 30 Dec 2014

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