This redbrick Victorian block was originally built to house workers from the nearby Battersea Power Station and the area still has a bustling feel to it.
Amanda will welcome you and leaves basics like bread, butter, milk and some fruit, and there’s a handy shop across the road. There are two decent-sized bedrooms and a furnished balcony off the living room with views over an allotment – special for London. It’s a lovely spot for a morning coffee while you plan your day.
Queenstown Road Station is a two-minute walk and has links to central London via Clapham Junction. Walk just 10 minutes and you’re in the fun and lively areas of Clapham Old Town, Lavender Hill and Battersea Park; jump in a cab and reach museums in South Kensington and Tate Britain in 15 minutes.