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November 27, 2004
The bedroom was tastefully decorated, and there was a beautiful wooden desk or dressing table. Twin beds were made up like a king-size bed. Extra pillows, blankets and sheets were available. There was lots of closet space in the bedroom. The bathroom had ample towels and enough toilet paper for two people for a week. There were no tissues, although there was a tissue holder. The bathtub had both a fixed shower and a handheld shower wand. The water pressure was not the greatest. The towel warmer is always a nice touch. A utility room across from the bathroom served as our luggage storage room for the week. All of the rooms except the bathroom had windows overlooking the garden. There was no door in the apartment leading to the garden for security reasons, but the exit was right down the hall.
Allen House has flat rate charges for utilities. The charges are based on time of year and unit size. I believe we paid around £35 for the week. The front door to Allen House is always locked. You are given keys for access upon check-in; there is a £5 deposit. Security includes a buzz-in entry system, complete with video screens in all units, so you can see who is at the front door before you allow them access. Allen House is not your typical North American timeshare. There are no organized activities and no amenities. It's in London, they don't need them. We left each morning after breakfast and returned in the evening.
From journal November in London
July 28, 2002
The only elevator at the Allen House is about 3' x 3' the smallest I've ever seen. They supply paper towels, dish and laundry detergent. The office is only open from 8:00AM to 6:30PM, and closed on Sundays.
There is a charge for electricity based on the size unit you have. For the one bedroom unit, I believe it was about £20 for the week. The staff is very accommodating, friendly and helpful. There are no planned activities at the Allen House - London has enough to offer on it's own.
From journal London During the Golden Jubilee Celebration
November 9, 2003
From journal Allen House
November 19, 2002
From journal Allen House, London and the savvy traveler