April 18, 2024

Viridian Apartments, Hammersmith – Southerton Mews

With their outside spaces, these apartments feel particularly homely and I left wishing I could spend a few more days there to enjoy the terrace.

THE APARTMENTS

These newly-built apartments opened earlier this year and are managed by Viridian Apartments, previously known as Flying Butler. A five-minute walk from Hammersmith underground station, there are lots of great restautants and cafés nearby if you don’t want to cook. The apartments are in an eco-friendly development that’s gas free, with air source heat pumps, underfloor heating and a mechanical ventilation system to filter polluted air.

THE ARRIVAL

I had been given a four-digit code for the entry gate as part of clear and detailed check-in information sent by email. Once through the gate, I went down a ramp (good for wheelchair access), past the small terraces of other apartments until I reached mine (number 9) at the end of a path. Here, I entered a longer code into an electronic lock system by the door. It was all very straightforward and I didn’t need to watch the video tutorial provided.

THE ROOM

There’s a choice of two-bedroom duplex apartments and one- and two-bedroom mews houses, all with either a terrace or balcony. Mine was a duplex, which was perfect as I was sharing with a work colleague, giving us more more privacy. It had a cute walled terrace with garden chairs and table. I took the upstairs ensuite apartment and my colleague had the downstairs apartment with an adjacent shower room. An open plan living room/kitchen had a decent-sized fridge and a circular dining table. White Company toiletries, basic cleaning products, tea and coffee are provided. The decor was simple but stylish and everything was super clean. Beds have eco mattresses made from recycled marine plastic.

THE FACILITIES

There’s no reception or communal areas but there is a 24-hour helpline. I had some issues with the Wi-Fi and called the number. I’m sure it was just teething problems for a brand new property (we were the first guests).

THE BUSINESS

My upstairs bedroom had a desk but I preferred to work on the dining table downstairs.

THE VERDICT

With their outside spaces, these apartments feel particularly homely and I left wishing I could spend a few more days there to enjoy the terrace. The duplex is ideal if you’re sharing and the security gates and digital entry systems made us feel safe.

THE DETAILS

1-bed apartments from £200 + VAT, 2-beds from £270, +44 (0)20 3743 0331, viridianapartments.com

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