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 9
This two bedroom flat can accommodate up to 5 people. It is cosy and newly refurbished. It is on the third floor (no lift). You can see the millennium wheel from the window if you are sitting on the sofa.

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.

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.
  • 3rd floor
  • no elevator
  • full kitchen
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • hair dryer
  • TV
  • DVD/CD player
  • linen and towels provided
  • washing machine/dryer
  • WiFi
Kathy on Feb 2017:
We arrived earlier than scheduled with a large amount of luggage and we were able to drop our bags off at the apartment which was most helpful. The rooms were clean and tidy and central to all the major tourist attractions, the host was very helpful. Thank you for a most enjoyable stay.
Liezl on Feb 2017:
The Location was perfect, the check in was smooth and the place was clean. We are a family of 5 ages 13, 9 and 7 so all the laundry and kitchen facilities benefit our stay. One thing to consider is that it's a two bedroom apartment with a separate living room/kitchenette.. So for the 5 of us we had to use the sofa in the living room which essentially turned the apartment into three bedrooms side by side (minimal living space).. Definitely wasn't an issue for us! But if you're going to use the living area as a bedroom it'll be at the expensive of some living space. That said the main bedroom is quite large which is where we stored all our bags. All in all an excellent place for a young family!
Mark on Feb 2017:

Great location on a quiet street. Very easy to get to the Strand or to the London Underground. Starbucks, grocery store and other amenities just around the corner. Major sites (Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, etc.) all within walking distance. Very responsive and thoughtful owners. Overall, we made a great choice staying here.
It is a little tight with 5 people, but if you plan to spend your days out and about it is fine.
Sandra Bissine on Dec 2014:
Location, price, comfort of the apartment
Kristina Genoa on Nov 2014:

The amazing location. In the heart of central London. You couldn't be closer to everything! Apartment was cosy and warm. I felt safe at night.
I can't complain about anything.
average score
4.7 / 5.0
Accuracy of listing
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 4 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 (135 cm) or 2 doubles
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 10 am, apartment will be clean by 4 pm on day of check-in, fee for check-in after 10 pm is £30, non-smoking
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 Trafalgar Apartment 9
Paddington Station
Victoria Station
St. Paul's Cathedral
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London
Big Ben
London Bridge
The British Museum
National Gallery
London Eye
Waterloo Station
Kings Road
Picadilly Circus
Tate Modern