Why Croydon?

Studio 12-London Style, Semi-Self Contained Studio Apartment

75 Morland Road Croydon CR0 6HA
  • A stylish, well equipped and SEMI SELF-CONTAINED studio apartment. OWN KITCHEN AND SHOWER ROOM, SHARES TOILET.

    Property Description

    This studio is just one of several in splendid Victorian Mansion owned by us for many years and tastefully converted into separate apartments, each with different specifications for varying budgets and individual needs. Our guests include a mixture of short term holiday lets, slightly longer stay for career or academic studies and longer-term tenants who enjoy living here and working in London.

    The space

    Now totally refurbished and available from June 2016....just 12 minutes walk from the busy East Croydon mainline station whisking you into Central London in just 14 minutes.
    Situated on the second floor a delightful professionally designed boutique style semi-contained studio apartment in a period residence. 

    This newly refurbished apartment has been completely re-modeled but manages to retain many of its period features and charm, from the high ceilings to the generous Victorian windows all married with concessions for modern living which make any length of stay a pleasure. 

    This studio has two single beds which can be seperated or combined to create a fabulous superking size bed. There's a modern and convertable table with three chairs for studying or dining in the kitchen area. The kitchen is well equipped and has a sink/drainer, inducion hob and an overhob extractor unit that ensures all cooking smells are vented out of the studio as well as a combination microwave/fan oven suitable for cooking pizza's to the perfect Sunday Roast! 

    This particular studio shares a toilet on the same landing with one other studio but has it's own shower and basin for your convenience. 

    As with our other apartments great care has gone into choosing the interior fittings and we have made a special effort to ensure that everything you will need for you stay, from bedding to pots and pans to hair-dryers and ironing board….all provided for your use.

    The flat screen TV is 43’’ and the picture quality is excellent, it’s mounted on a special bracket so as you can see it from where ever you are in the room.

    The residence features a communal laundry room, with washing machines and tumble dryers, which although not free are heavily subsidized and you can wash a load from just £1. 

    Free WiFi is included and the code is made available in the guests welcome book which you can find in the apartment, together with a host of other information which we consider you may find useful. 

    The W/C has been refurbished also, it is just meters away on the same landing and there is a choice of two, fully ventilated and shared with a maximum of two other persons.


  • The following is information on how to get to the apartment from various Airports, it’s up to date and accurate so you can use it to plan your journey.  

    Instructions for travelling to the apartment from London's Heathrow Airport. 

    There are several ways to reach the apartment from London’s Heathrow Airport and of course it's up to you (and your budget) to decide.

    Private car hire/taxi is a great option and I can recommend an excellent car service which you can easily book online.  When you at the airport they will be waiting with a placard with your name on. 


    They will take you directly to the apartment and the drive takes around 50 minutes or more depending on the traffic. 
    Expect to pay around £55 for up to four people. Larger vehicles are available for those with lots of luggage or larger groups. For four persons with minimal luggage this works out at less than £15 each so is well worth considering particularly when you factor in the hassle of getting on and off trains with baggage and/or children.
    Another option is by underground from Heathrow. Take the Piccadilly Line from the terminal 1-2-3 and get off at ‘Gloucester Road’ underground station. This takes about 36 minutes. Change platform for the ‘Victoria Line’ board the train and get off at ‘London Victoria’. This takes about 6 minutes.  
    Victoria is a main line station and here you must leave the underground part of the station and go to the main overland part. You can board a fast (14minutes) overland train directly to East Croydon. Remember there is no underground train to East Croydon but a fast and regular overland service. 
    Check the board at the station for you next fastest train to East Croydon and take that train. When you arrive at East Croydon, exit the station at the FRONT entrance/exit that is using the ramp at the end of the platform not up the steps in the middle.

    Turn left out of the front and you will see a taxi rank, you can take a taxi from here if you wish, costs around £5 or make the 12-minute walk to the apartment. 
    The journey takes around 1hr 15mins and will cost around £12 each person. 

    There is also an option by bus. The X26 runs from Heathrow Airport terminal bus station and goes to East Croydon Station.  This apparently costs around £2 and the journey takes 1hr 40 minutes plus, depending on the traffic. Great value but a bit slow.  

    Instructions for travelling to the apartment from London's Gatwick Airport:

    Although you can travel by taxi from Gatwick airport (see link above) I recommend that you travel by train, it is fast, inexpensive and very convenient.

    When you arrive at Gatwick Airport follow the signs for the train station. If you are in a different terminal you may have to make a short hop using their shuttle. 
    Once at the station purchase a ticket for East Croydon Station and check the departure board for the next fastest train and the relative platform. 
    The journey normally takes around 20 minutes and most trains go directly to East Croydon or make very few stops. 

    Instructions for travelling to the apartment from London's Stanstead Airport:

    Once again please consider the taxi company I recommend; www.airporttaxis-uk.co.uk using this company a taxi from Stanstead airport is around £70 excellent value when you consider that the journey by train involves several changes. 

    If you do decide to travel by train this is what you need to do:

    When you arrive at Stanstead Airport follow the signs for Stansted Airport train station, purchase a ticket for East Croydon.  
    Take the train to Tottenham Hale Underground station, trains run every 10 minutes and it takes around 32minutes. 
    Change here for the underground to London Victoria takes 20min and runs every 5 minutes. 
    Once at London Victoria check the departure board for the next fastest train to East Croydon and proceed to the relative platform, takes 14 mins and they are every 5 minutes. Cost is around £25. 

    A cheaper way to travel is by taking the bus or express coach from Stanstead Airport directly to Victoria and taking the train from there. Coach is normally about £10 and the train from Victoria is around £6. 
    Instructions for travelling to the apartment from London's Luton Airport:

    Once again you can take the taxi but the train ride is relatively painless given that it is a direct route to East Croydon station and the trains are frequent.

    Once at Luton Airport find a train ticket vendor or machine and purchase your ticket for East Croydon. 
    Proceed outside to the bus station where you will find the shuttle bus which will take you directly to Luton Parkway rail station and normally takes just a few minutes. 
    At the station check to departure board for the next fastest train to East Croydon, normally platform four. 

    When you arrive at East Croydon, exit the station at the FRONT entrance/exit that is using the ramp at the end of the platform not up the steps in the middle.

    Turn left out of the front and you will see a taxi rank, you can take a taxi from here if you wish, costs around £5 or make the 12-minute walk to the apartment. 
    It's a direct train and normally takes around 1 hour 15 minutes. Cost is around £17. 

    Alternatively, you can take a coach to Victoria but there is not a lot of point to this other than if the trains aren't running or you feel a strong desire to sample London's famous traffic! :-)


  • Features

    • Buzzer/wireless Intercom
    • Laptop Friendly Workspace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Hangers
    • Wireless Internet
    • Essentials
    • Shampoo
    • Fully Equipped Kitchen
    • Laundry With Washer And Dryer
    • Combination Microwave And Oven
    • Iron And Ironing Board
    • Freshly Laundered Linen And Towels
    • Large Flat Screen TV
    • Fridge With Freezer Space
    • Kettle
    • Thermostatically Controlled Radiator
    • Electronic Door Entry

    Sleeping Arrangements
    • 1 Couch
    • Two Single Beds Or One Superking.. You Choose.

    House Rules
    • No Smoking
    • Not Suitable For Pets
    • No Parties Or Events
    • Check In Is Anytime After 2PM

    Safety Features
    • Smoke Detector
    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Fire Alarm

    Check In
    • 24 Hr Check In

  • Rates

    • Per Night £36
    • Cleaning Fee £35
    • Security Deposit £200
    • Weekly Discount 10%
    • Monthly Discount 15%

    Owner's Cancellation Policy

    Extra people: £5 / night after 2 guests


    Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


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  • Reviews for this property

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      Perfect for a couple retreat Being my very first time enlisting Airbnb and renting an apartment besides my usual staycations at hotels, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and one that i would look fondly back with blissful memories. One of note is the friendly laid-back nature of my host, Gary who's prompt when u liaise with him as well as specific where he explains the coordinates and guides you through your way through to Croydon, the whereabouts of the area and to your apartment. His apartments are vibrantly cozy and clean. Perfect for a couple retreat. Initially, i wanted to rent another of his other studio apartment which caught my attention but it was already taken up as it was already occupied. Thankfully Gary was graciously helpful to point out other apartments of his for my liking to choose. Gary is also flexible with timing wise where i wanted to check in with an earlier time slot that was indicated and he also abided with my requests. Overall the place and people there are all so pleasant that the only drawback was just time that seemed to pass by quicker than you can ever imagine because it was that enjoyable. I would have no doubts and would definitely stay in Gary's place again when i visit the beautiful city of London. Once again thank you for your gracious and welcoming hospitality Gary. Heavy cheers, Shaf
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      Lovely clean apartment Lovely clean apartment. Gary was super helpful and very easy to contact
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      Very nice place Very nice place, a little far from the center of London but still easy to get there on the train. It was a little hot in the room at night even with the windows open and the fan on but overall it was a very nice stay
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      I would definitely stay here again! This place is great, it's not far from the main areas in London and is easy to get to. The studio is very clean and has everything you need for a stay in london. I would definitely stay here again!
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      Easy access form Gatwick Easy access form Gatwick. Easy transportation to central London with east Croydon train station. Well stuffed room. And a friendly host Garry. Thank you Garry :)
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      About a 12 minute walk to public transit Great place. About a 12 minute walk to public transit. We went in June and it was super hot. They provided us with a fan but we ended up have to leave due to the heat. Very nice hosts
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      The flat was adorable and clean We enjoyed our stay in flat 12! The flat was adorable and clean. My only comment for future travellers would be the location. While you can be to London Victoria via the southern line within about 20 minutes, it is about a 15 minute walk to get to the East Croydon station. There is a bus to the station right in front of the building but the one time we took it the ride was just as long as if we had walked. Then, if you want to go anywhere that isn't within walking distance of Victoria you of course have to transfer to the underground or a bus. Essentially, what I am saying is that the location isn't as convenient as, say, Soho, but you can get wherever you want to go. You get what you pay for. I relied heavily on the Transport for London trip planner! Other than the location being a bit inconvenient I would highly recommend this place!

Accommodation Details

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Property: Studio
  • Avg Nightly : £32

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East Croydon station is your local station and from there you can take direct and frequent overground trains directly into the heart of central London.

Croydon to Victoria – 14 mins

Croydon to London Bridge – 19 mins

Croydon to Gatwick Airport - 15 mins