About this listing
Self contained lodgings on the first floor (2nd USA) of this house: double bedroom, cupboards/shelves, en-suite shower/toilet, open plan sitting room/kitchen.Next to Hyde Park, Kensington Park, Lancaster Gate; near to Paddington Station/Heathrow Airport Express and Oxford Street/Marble Arch and Notting Hill/Portobello Road. Secluded, quaint mews street in centre of London. Great transportation links.
Welcome Dear Guest
A double bedroom, with en-suite shower room/sink/toilet, open plan sitting room and kitchen on the first floor. Perfectly located for central London; 3 storey home in a quiet and quaint, traditional cobbled street (Mews) next to Hyde Park. Quick and easy access to the bustling West End in one direction and Notting Hill in the other, yet next to the relaxing open spaces of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Regents Park is also close by and Buckingham Palace and Camden Market are just a few tube stops away.
*Only bookings showing a photo of the guest will be accepted.
*The price does vary according to season.
*Don't try to walk to the house with large wheelie bags. The cobble stones make it difficult. Better to take a taxi. Small wheelie bags are OK.
*First floor/story in the UK is the equivalent of second floor in the USA.
*There is no lift
* Due to a back injury I am unable to help you carry heavy bags up the stairs
Recently re-built house in a charming cobbled street, that is lined with olive trees, shrubs, flowers and benches. At the far end of the mews there are the last working horse stables in central London.
Minimum stay 3 nights but 2 nights is possible by agreement.
The apartment is situated on the first floor (2nd floor USA terminology) with:
-En-suite shower room, sink, toilet
-Fresh bed linen, towels etc every check in
-Shampoo, conditioner, soap
-Fitted cupboards, shelves, storage
-Use of washing machine & tumble dryer
-Your own keys
No official breakfast but help yourself to: tea, coffee, cereals, toast, jams, yoghurts, fruits, fruit juice etc.
No smoking in the house but there is a bench/table under the olive tree in front of the house which you are most welcome to use for drinking and smoking.
-300 metres walk to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
-300 metres walk to bicycle hire location
-300 metres walk to Lancaster Gate tube/metro station (Central Line: runs East-West across London)
-300 metres to bus stop
-5 min walk to Paddington Station (Heathrow Airport Express Train to/from airport, 20 min); 5 metro lines, open-top London bus tours
-5 min by metro/bus/taxi to Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Park Lane, Bayswater, Kensington, Notting Hill (Portobello Road)
10 minutes by metro to Soho, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square.
15 minutes by metro to Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, Camden Market
10 minutes walk to Little Venice
-Plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and English pubs within 3 min walk. See my Guidebook. The Bathurst Deli, 200 metres, probably has the best croissant, pain-au-chocolate, and baguettes in London and is open from 7.00 am to 11.00 pm.
Luggage can be dropped off before check in and after check out, by arrangement.
You share a common entrance to the house with me (I live on the ground/lower ground floors) but your lodging is on the first floor and is separate and private. This is in keeping with the original concept of AirBnB where guests live in someones' house/property.
Interaction with guests
I always try to be at the property in person to welcome you on arrival. After that it is up to you.
I am always happy to assist with knowledge of where to go and what to do in London
Please refer to my Guidebook
Public Transportation as described above.
Other things to note
Large wheelie bags are difficult to pull down the cobbled street. I seriously suggest coming by taxi when you first arrive. And don't forget, there is one flight of stairs to carry the luggage up. There is a washing machine and dryer for your use on the ground floor. You can either use them yourself or I am more than happy to do your washing for you: all part of the service
Relaxed. No smoking in the house but there is a bench/table under the olive tree, in front of the house, that you are welcome to use for smoking. Also good location for a bottle of chilled wine in the hot summer months.
Minimum 3 nights stay
Would greatly appreciate being informed as to your estimated time of arrival when making an enquiry/reservation.
Not obligatory but would appreciate shoes being removed inside hallway.
Baggage can be left after check out time (11.00 am) if your flight/train is not until later in the day.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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Educated in England but born in Kenya and lived in India, Bangladesh, Dubai, Qatar, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, USA and France. I have lived in London for the past 13 years. So I do know what it is to be a traveller and how a friendly face with local knowledge can be an added bonus to your trip.
I run my own little company from a home office on the ground floor of the house and thoroughly enjoy the area and all that it has to offer. The street must be one of the most friendly streets in London with neighbours sitting outside in the summer, drinking wine, BBQs etc