We'd love for you to come and stay at our artistic, unique home located right in the heart of London's traditional East End really close to trendy Shoreditch and super easy for central tourist locations. Mao, a very cute cat also lives here!
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Guests have access to the whole apartment, the garden and a parking space if needed.
Interaction with Guests
I can either arrange to meet you to hand over the keys or if we are away we have a very convenient locked key box which I will give you the code for once you have booked.
Roman Road: We live on the boarder of mile end and Bow, just next to the famous Roman Road market. This is London's East End at its most authentic...we have G.Kellys Pie and Mash shop that has been there for over 100 years and sells jellied eels and bright green liquer for drowning your meal in...and George's Plaice, a tiny little shop selling mussels, cockles and all sorts of cockney style sea creatures!..plus on most days there's all the stall holders selling fruit/veg, the latest east end fashions (!) and just about anything else you can think of!
Parks and canals: We are also right next to the beautiful Victoria Park which regularly has summer events and festivals on plus brand new amazing playgrounds, skate park, cafe's and a boating lake. The canal is nearby as well which is great for cycling along and Mile end park full of houseboats, canal side pubs and a great climbing wall.
Other nearby attractions:
All within a 10-20 minute bus ride - Brick lane and it's Sunday artist and vintage market, beautiful Spitalfields for bespoke shops, trendy Shoreditch for bars, clubs and art galleries, Colombia road flower market, Westfield mega shopping mall, Olympic park, and Broadway market for delicious food stall and cafes.
Tube: We are really well positioned for transport right into the city. We are a 10 min walk to the tube station which is on the district (green), hammersmith & city (pink) and central (red) lines - so really convenient to wherever you need to go.
Bus: There are tons of buses that run very near to the house, we find the no.8 and 277 are the most useful.
Bikes: If you fancy cycling around the city there are a number of bicycles stations nearby which you can hire for just £2 for 24 hour access.
Walking: As I mentioned there are loads of places to for nice walking routes nearby like the parks and canals which can lead to the fascinating financial district of Canary Wharf, Camden which is full of quirky market stall, bars, restaurants, goths, punks and hippies and a great place to people watch! and soon to open the Olympic village and park area.
Other Things to Note
MAO THE CAT
We have a little black cat called Mao who is very friendly and she will undoubtedly show off her excellent tree climbing skills at any given opportunity! If you'd like to stay in our home we would need you to fill her bowl with food and water when it's empty (once a day or less). She's pretty good and doesn't gobble it down in one go so she's very easy to look after - and in return she will definitely keep you amused.
We are happy for you to smoke in the garden but would rather you didn't do this in the house. We would also need you to feed little Mao the cat once a day with her cat biscuits and fill her water bowl if needed.
Cara and Alex's house was great. They left a book of instructions in case if you had questions. Mao was very pleasant to be around. Super welcoming and was always there to greet us. We had an issue trying to find their place (our gps sent us to the wrong neighborhood) but they were a phone call away and gave us good instructions on how to get there. It's not far from the center of London, and there are a couple of nice places to drink right around their block. I would love to stay at their place again the next time I go to London.
Gorgeous little cottage for cat lovers!
It is quiet and comfortable, with a great shower!
Good transport links into London and Westfield shopping centre. Alex and Cara were very aaccommodating. Thanks!
We had a fantastic time staying at Cara & Alex home. They are super warm and helpful couple and their home is sweet, cosy and comfortable. It is well located in an interesting area and is convenient via the central line to go about in London. Their cat Mao the Cat is lovely company.
Nous avons passé un très bon moment chez Cara & alex, une petite maison au look authentique et bien agréable!!! Le plus étant la place de parking et le calme du quartier, tout en gardant une bonne proximité avec le centre de Londres ( station de métro à 5min à pieds)
Encore milles merci à nos hôtes
Une adresse que je conseil vivement !!!
Cara & Alex waren er niet toen wij arriveerden in hun leuke huis, maar hadden alles prima geregeld. Een map met hoe alles werkt, lag klaar. Daarin stond ook informatie over de buurt en hun favoriete pubs. Bij een pub lekker gegeten, een andere staat in de top 40 van Londen! Via een mooie wandeling langs de kanalen kom je bij Colombia road (bloemenmarkt) en the sunday upmarket. De parkeerplek voor de deur was voor ons ideaal. Met de metro of buslijn 8 - beide op loopafstand - ben je zo bij alle bekende highligts van Londen. En last but not least: Mao is een superlieve poes.
Cara & Alex's cottage was a perfect base to explore London, especially East London. We spent two nights in the lovely decorated flat. Within a nice 30 minutes-walk along the nearby canal, you can reach the pretty parts of Hackney (e.g. Broadway Market on a Saturday). The small garden behind the cottage is a small oasis of recreation.
Many thanks to the hosts.
Both myself and Alex my partner have lived in London for the past 5 years. We have lived in our house for a couple of years now and absolutely love living here. Since moving to London, we haven't stopped exploring and discovering new places and are very happy to share any advice and tips about the city. Alex works in the V&A museum which he cycles across London to everyday and I work as an artist on public art projects. We've travelled across the globe and love learning about new cultures and meeting new people so we would be very happy to help you plan all your London activities.