July 15, 2024

Apartment: Viridian Apartments, Mayfair, London

THE APARTMENT

These newly-refurbished apartments are part of the Signature Collection for Viridian Apartments, previously known as Flying Butler. In a super central location in Gilbert Street, just three minutes’ walk from Bond Street tube, it was just enough distance from Oxford Street to feel nice and quiet while having a huge choice of amenities close by.

THE CHECK-IN

The concierge, Marino Cato, arrived within a minute of me pressing the buzzer and welcomed me warmly, showing me to Apartment H on the first floor. I was given two fobs which operated both the front door to the building and the door to my apartment. Marino showed me around the apartment and facilities.

THE SPACE

My one-bedroom apartment was a total of 667 square feet and had a double bedroom with Queen-sized bed, a bathroom and open living space of kitchen, dining and living room. My bathroom featured a deep bath and rainforest shower, plenty of towels and White Company toiletries. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and featured a Nespresso coffee maker with pods, a selection of teas, instant coffee and chocolate along with basic cleaning products, full oven/hob, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The Queen bed had fluffy quilt and pillows, a relaxing chair, iron and board/airer, along with a vanity area that could double as a small desk. The open plan living space was light and airy with sofa, chair, coffee table and dining table and chairs, which is where I chose to catch up on emails. The whole apartment was beautifully decorated and presented with everything immaculate.

THE FACILITIES

A 24-hour concierge answers within a few rings, but Marina had done such a good job of talking me through the facilities I didn’t need to call again. I also had no issues connecting to Wi-Fi and everything was easy to operate, including the huge TV. I was relieved there were no crazy lighting systems to navigate!

THE VERDICT

With the central location and spacious living space, I could easily spend an extended stay here. I also felt secure and safe, thanks to the digital entry systems and 24-hour concierge, making this great choice for a solo traveller.

THE DETAILS

One-bed apartments from £550, two-beds from £850,
020 3743 0331, viridianapartments.com

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