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