A Perfect Time at Kensington’s London Perfect Apartments
Ahh, London Perfect. To be honest, it’s a little hard to know where to start when describing my stay at this place. As I’m sure you’ve already worked out just from the pictures, it was a really unique and amazing visit. And, not boasting here but I’m no stranger to travel. I think let’s start at the beginning.
When I first drove up, the neighborhood itself made things clear that I was going to have a great time. I was already in love with Kensington from my time at The Milestone, and I couldn’t wait to explore more of it. I didn’t know it yet but London Perfect was going to be the optimal home base to do it. Despite having tons to do nearby, the apartment’s locale seemed to be peopled by locals rather than tourists. And that’s exactly the experience I got while staying there, which was totally welcome and refreshing.
As you probably noticed above, I referred to an apartment rather than a hotel. That’s because that’s precisely what London Perfect is, apartments. I had the pleasure of staying in the Victoria, a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1900-square-foot, fully-functioning masterpiece of a residence. Admittedly, the space was a bit much considering I was there alone, but the beautifully exhaustive attention to detail and amenities made it so I always felt completely at home.
If I have to pick a favorite thing about staying at London Perfect, it’s something I already touched on: the local experience. Despite traveling as much as I do, I’ve never been a fan of being a tourist. Of course, I don’t generally mind going around and seeing all of the things you ‘have’ to see on a first visit. But if I also have the option of experiencing at least a little bit of what it’s like to be a resident of an area, I couldn’t be happier. That’s what really made London Perfect complete for me. Sure, it had lots to do as far as sightseeing goes. However, as many steps in the opposite direction would take you to pubs and markets and shops frequented by those that lived there. My stopover was only for one night, so of course I would never claim that I got anything close to an authentic experience. But getting to pickup the ingredients and create my own dinner somewhere five thousand miles from home was incredibly nice, to say the least.