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
Covent Garden Studio
This studio is on the first floor of an 1889 Edwardian building with one modern addition: a 1930’s elevator! It is bright and airy with lots of natural light and a sitting area perched just under the windows where you can watch the foot traffic below. The sleeping area is on a raised platform bed. It has a separate bathroom and a modern, well-equipped kitchen.

With this apartment you are in the heart of the West End, with the centre of London's entertainment district at your feet. The studio is within walking distance to the many tourist attractions of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, the theatre district, the National Portrait Gallery, Chinatown, Soho and the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. Located on bustling Charing Cross Road, close to both Soho and Covent Garden. The nearest underground station is Tottenham Court Road, a minute walk away.

NOTE
The sleeping area in this apartment is at high level and is accessed via a rung ladder. It may not be suitable if you have impaired mobility or are otherwise restricted by age or infirmity.

Amenities
  • 1st floor
  • with elevator
  • full kitchen
  • washing machine/dryer
  • iron
  • linen and towels provided
  • cable/satellite TV
  • DVD player with selection of movies
  • telephone
  • WiFi
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • tea kettle
  • fan
  • independent heating
  • hair dryer
  • crib upon request - up to 3 y.o.
Reviews
Elizabeth Davis on Aug 2014:


The location--right on Charing Cross Road, close to two underground stations, in the middle of the West End--was great. The owners left helpful information about buses. The apartment had a phone we could use to call a cab and also provided a washer/dryer. We got excellent croissants every morning from the Starbucks across the street.
This was probably my fault as much as anything, since I had no cell phone to call about our arrival, but the apartment was not ready when we arrived at 7:30 p.m. After meeting Oksana, we did some shopping and had dinner at a restaurant around the corner, and then came home to a clean apartment. Also, some information about nearby grocery stores would have been great. We had been apprehensive about the loft bed, since we are two senior citizens, but it was just fine. The ladder was sturdy, padded, and easy to negotiate.
We have now used Cross-Pollinate for the second time and will use it again. The information is accurate, and the system works well.
Ratings
average score
4.0 / 5.0
Price/Value
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Cleanliness
4.0
Accuracy of listing
4.0
Location
5.0
Helpfulness of owner / staff / host
4.0
Helpfulness of Cross-Pollinate
4.0
Booking details
Booking details: vacation rental apartment (studio with loft / 1 bathroom), sleeps max. 2 people
Payment accepted: bank transfer, by Paypal (guest pays the fees), cash on arrival in GBP
Minimum stay: minimum stay of 3 nights
Cancellations allowed up to: 21 days before arrival
Occupancy: double
Bed options: 1 double (135 cm)
Policies & Extra Charges: check-out time is 11 am, apartment will be clean by 2 pm on day of check-in, non-smoking, fee for check-in after 10 pm is £40
Spoken Language(s):
Rates and Availability
Location
 Covent Garden Studio
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