London has always been one of my favourite capitals. Having lived there during some of my twenties, the city feels like home so when I was given the opportunity to stay in an apartment in London in Monument, an area that I has yet to discover, I jumped at the chance to spend a night back in the big city.
London is known as being expensive for accommodation and having previously stayed in a run-down hotel for a hefty sum, the thought of an apartment seemed like a great alternative to a traditional hotel. Go Native offers over 25,000 serviced apartments as a home away from home and Monument is a new addition to their stylish portfolio. The apartments are aimed at people aged 28 to 45 years old and are situated alongside businesses.
As I was attending the National UK Blog Awards for the evening, my chosen apartment was just a fifteen minute walk away from St Paul’s Cathedral where the event was due to be held. In Lovat Lane with an old style London pub on the corner and up a cobbled lane was my home for the night and it couldn’t have been better positioned for my evening out.
Travelling solo as a woman in London, safety is always a concern but the apartment was really secure, and I had my own security key to let myself in after 10pm. The area was quiet with just the comforting noise of distant background, and as I checked in, I immediately felt at home.
Maybe it was the huge double bed, the built in wardrobe where I could hang my dress for the evening, the comfy sofa or the stylish bathroom with a rain shower and posh toiletries that made me settle in quickly.
Within just a few minutes, I was completely at ease and enjoying a fresh cup of tea (they’d even placed a pint of milk in the fridge) and a glass of sparkling water until I found the complimentary bottle of wine and was faced with a decision upon which beverage to consume.
They seemed to think of everything: hot towel rails, free Wifi, light sensors that lit up rooms as you walked through, eliminating the confusion at night when you couldn’t find a light switch, and the added comfort of a 24 hour security number – if you needed anything at night.
To stay in an apartment here for the night costs from £124 and I definitely recommend staying at Go Native in Monument if you’re in London although there’s plenty of other areas to choose from. The apartment was tucked away in a cobbled lane with an Olde London pub on the corner, and a view of the shard in the distance.
Just yards away was the Monument to the Great Fire of London (the reason the area has its name) and a short walk to the tube station. St Paul’s Cathedral is just twenty minutes away and having never been so close before, I didn’t realise how spectacular the building was.
My conclusion – amazing! My only regret was just staying one night.
My stay at Go Native in Monument was complimentary but as always, each opinion is my own.