Unbelievably friendly and warm staff who gladly gave expert travel advice and recommendations that only a Roman would normally be privy to. - Loic Diels
I LOVE this website and will gladly recommend it to anyone headed this way. Nothing disappointed us! - Mary-Iris Taylor
I have been using Cross-Pollinate for about 10 years now. The service is consistently great and I can always find just the kind of apartment we like, at the right price. - Hirani Himona
A really great idea - with a network of hand picked little rooms/guesthouses. If only we could have this in more city destinations! - Zoe Buck
I love Cross-Pollinate and every time we go to a new city I look to see whether they have some accommodations over there. - Arantza Aldea
The two places I have stayed at from Cross-Pollinate have been among the best across Europe. Highly recommended. - Nicholas Burn
Thanks a lot to Cross-Pollinate for the opportunity to experience a city as an insider! We really enjoyed our stay in Rome and Venice and look forward to more. - Tatiana Marchenko
Cross-Pollinate was very helpful when the owner of the B&B wanted to charge us for the baby under 2 y o. It would have been difficult without them since the owners did not speak any english. - Yulia Pichugina
This was our only stay with a C-P apartment and we were very pleased with the entire process. Will look to use them again on our next Europe trip! - Anthony Giglio
Great web site and quick response from the team a CP made the whole experience easy and hassle free. I have already recommended CP to quite of few of my airline industry colleagues and I'm sure they will make use of their excellent service. - Shane Pickles
Cross-Pollinate was extremely helpful! They found us a place to stay in our price range when many other places of business couldn't help us. - Sarah Seminutin
Cross-Pollinate was very easy to use, and it is so much better to stay in places like these than big corporate hotels; you get a much better feel for the place. - Kaspar Deane
Very straight forward. Well done. Definitely would use it again. Love these type of alternatives to hotels! - John White
Cross-Pollinate was fantastic and easy to use. We used Cross-Pollinate to book a room in Florence (the second leg of our trip), which was everything I thought it would be. We have recommended Cross-Pollinate to our friends. - Barbara Carlin
Cross-Pollinate are great - the descriptions are accurate and they are very responsive to questions. - Dominique Bayne
Cross Pollinate was just the best. I had tried a couple of places before coming upon them. As soon as I sent the first email I stopped looking for any more websites. I just wish they expanded to every city in Europe. Their knowledge, helpfulness, etc. was second to none. - Caroline Collis
Trafalgar Apartment 11
This one bedroom flat can accommodate up to 5 people. It is cosy and bright. It is on the fouth floor (no lift). You can see the millennium wheel from the window if you are sitting on the sofa.

Located in a traditional building supposedly built for Queen Victoria’s officers around the corner from the water gate she used for embarking from the Thames River, this flat is truly right in centre of the most important sights of London. Although minutes away from Trafalgar Square, the flat is in a small street with virtually no traffic, allowing guests to relax and unwind after experiencing the buzz of London. Two underground stations (Charring Cross and Embankment) nearby give very easy access to The British Museum, St Paul's Cathedral and The Tower of London etc. Excellent transport links to all major airports. 10 min walk from Waterloo.

?This one bedroom flat can accommodate up to 6 people. It is cosy and newly refurbished. It is on the third floor (no lift).

In the very heart of London! Located in a quiet cul-de-sac 1 minute walk from Trafalgar Square - ideal for visitors who want easy access to the best of London. Major tourist sites such as Big Ben & Parliament, No 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and Covent Garden are all within 5 mins walk. As for culture, we are in the middle of the theatre district with musicals, West End, Royal Opera House, National Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts right on your door step. Excellent for shopping, restaurants and night life - 10 mins from Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Sq, Soho, Regent Street and China Town. The flat is kept in a modern, contemporary style.
Amenities
  • 4th floor
  • no elevator
  • full kitchen
  • microwave
  • linen and towels provided
  • hair dryer
  • TV
  • DVD/CD player
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
Reviews
Lori on Feb 2017:

I enjoyed my stay at the flat in Charing Cross. It is in an excellent location. Very close to two major tube stops (Charing Cross and Embankment), shops, restaurants, bars; yet it is on a quiet street and the flat inside is very quiet. It was certainly big enough for me and for two people would be ideal. The bed was comfortable. I was very happy with the flat.
My only complaint is that it does not have a real shower. It is a bathtub with an attachment hose.
Jet Masefield on Nov 2014:
Central location, modern furnishing, good heating, value for money.
Ratings
average score
4.3 / 5.0
Price/Value
4.5
Comfort
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Accuracy of listing
5.0
Location
5.0
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
4.0
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (1 bedroom / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 5 people
Payment accepted: cash on arrival in GBP, by credit card with 5% surcharge
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 7 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 45 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double & 1 double sofabed or 1 double (135 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: non-smoking, fee for check-in after 10 pm is £30, check-out time is 10 am, apartment will be clean by 4 pm on day of check-in
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 Trafalgar Apartment 11
A
Paddington Station
B
Victoria Station
C
St. Paul's Cathedral
D
Buckingham Palace
E
Westminster Abbey
F
Tower of London
G
Big Ben
H
London Bridge
I
The British Museum
J
National Gallery
K
London Eye
L
Waterloo Station
M
Kings Road
N
Picadilly Circus
O
Tate Modern