The apartment is located in the Chueca neighbourhood, named after the Plaza Chueca. This is a vibrant area with one off boutiques and trendy restaurants and bars which nestle alongside establishments which have been around for decades, creating a mixture of old and new, modern and traditional. Cultural and street festivals are under way for most of May. 

Chueca boasts great bars and restaurants. Across the street is El Economato, Calle Belen 5, a friendly, English-speaking, traditional restaurant. Celso and Manolo, Calle Libertad 1, is a traditional but modern restaurant which serves traditional Spanish food with a very modern twist. Salvador, Calle Barbieri 12 combines quality with tradition and el Bocaito, Calle Libertad 6, a restaurant and tapas bar where you can see all the photos on the wall of famous clients from royalty to Hollywood stars and enjoy their delicious tapas.

Located near the Supreme Courts, this area is also known as Justicia (Justice area) and is in the very heart of Madrid. There are 2 metro stops close by: Alonso Martinez and Chueca and there is a train stop, Recoletos. From the apartment, a ten minute walk takes you to the Calle Serrano, where all the luxury brands are to be found. Fuencarral, the main shopping street is around the corner. Another option, also a 10 minute walk away, is the Retiro park.

The Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Museo Thyssen, the most important art museums, are all about a twenty minute walk away and while you could spend 3 weeks just exploring these amazing museums, do leave time for the many other activities Madrid has to offer.