About this listing
You will receive a warm welcome in our home. It is a convenient, comfortable base from which to explore London. We are a friendly bilingual English/Argentinian couple - Carolyn was born in London and Carlos knows exactly what is is like to arrive for the first time as a visitor! We are full of advice on how to enjoy and make the most of London. We have been hosting guests for over 3 years now and we love it!
The main bedroom is a spacious, private room with a double bed, ensuite shower room, flat screen TV/DVD and french windows leading onto its own private patio. It is relaxing and quiet. There is wifi, we provide clean towels, a hairdryer and a full continental breakfast. The second smaller bedroom is next door. It also has a double bed and its own ensuite toilet. So we can host groups of 3-4 people as long as they are happy to share the shower in the larger room. This is most suitable for families or groups of 3- 4 friends.
We live in a spacious 3 bedroom maisonette with a large garden. The house is mid-Victorian and is full of character with ornate fireplaces and other original features. You are welcome to use our beautiful kitchen diner. The house is set back from a main road with off-street parking. The bedrooms are at the back overlooking the garden so are very quiet.
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You will have your private room(s) with ensuite bathroom, direct access to the garden and the kitchen diner where we will give you breakfast each morning.
We usually keep the living room as a private space.
Interaction with Guests
This is our home so we are around to chat to you and give you advice if you need it. Carlos will usually be around at breakfast time (Carolyn at weekends). We will also give you our mobile numbers in case of any problem or emergency.
We love our location between Brixton and Clapham. When you arrive we will give you a map of the area that Carlos created with many of our favourite places to eat and drink. If you need more recommendations just ask!
Vibrant, busy Brixton is a 5 minute walk. It has fantastic transport links: the Victoria line takes only 10 minutes to Green Park for Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly. It has fascinating multicultural markets, bars, cafes and restaurants.
Clapham High Street is a 10 minute walk and has lots more restaurants to try out, and Clapham Common is a beautiful huge park with some great cafes close to its tube station and overlooking the park. It is great if you fancy an early morning run!
It is very easy to reach central London from our place.
The Victoria line from Brixton is 5 minutes walk away. It is a very fast connection: 10 minutes to Green Park for Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly. It is also a direct connection to St Pancras International station and also Victoria station for trains to Gatwick.
There are also many buses from Brixton and Clapham to all parts of central London, to get a more scenic view of London. Many of our guests love the 88 bus from Clapham North which takes you to Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square - it is a great tourist route!
No smoking in the house.
Please be quiet when you come in at night, our bedroom is by the front door and we have to get up very early some days!
You are welcome to use the kitchen diner and garden.
In general we keep the sitting room as our private space.
My teenage kids and I spent 4 wonderful days in London. Carolyn & Carlos's place is ideal for a London trip. It takes 10 minutes to the city centre by Tube and there are good bus
lines as well. The rooms are beautiful and clean, the breakfast is very good and C&C are ready to help and give advice whenever they can. We can definitely recommend them as hosts.
All the positive reviews about Carolyn and Carlos are true! Their gorgeous, peaceful home, coupled with their warm welcome and hospitality made this experience thoroughly enjoyable. We had freest conversations with them about traveling, London, and misc. Thanks for making our first visit to London amazing!
I love to stay with C&C whenever I'm in London! They are such great hosts, kind and helpful, and really make their home yours too. The house itself is just adorable, tastefully decorated, with a lovely garden in the back. And the location is perfect as well: Brixton has so much to offer, with lots of good restaurants and bars, and it's super-easy to get to Central London with the Victoria Line. To make a long story short: the perfect base in London!
Nous avons passé un super séjour chez Carolyn et Carlos.
L'accueil était parfait et tous les deux sont très sympathiques.
La maison est très jolie (fidèle aux photos) et proche du métro et des bus.
Chaque jour nos hotes se sont montrés attentifs et toulours prets à nous conseiller.
Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir!
Carolyn's and Carlos' oasis is a really lovely place, the two bedrooms are very comfortable and nicely decorated with a beautiful view on the patio and flowers . We had a warm welcome and a good contact when we knew that our flight would be delayed. The breakfast was just as we liked it with fresh fruit, müesli, homemeal toast etc. There a lot of nice places to go out for dinner in the close neighbourhood, C & C had many hints to give.
Although the house is situated on a quite busy road the bedrooms are very calm and we slept really well.
La estadía en la casa de Carolyn y Carlos fue increible! Ambos son super buena onda y muy amables. Nos hicieron sentir como en casa: nos aconsejaron mucho acerca de lugares para visitar (donde los turistas usualmente no llegan), compartimos varias charlas, cenas, y un día, Carlos nos acompañó a hacer un recorrido genial en bici por Londres, muchas gracias! Además, las prestaciones que ofrecen son excelentes: las dos habitaciones y sus baños son muy lindos y super limpios. El desayuno es muy bueno. Todo estupendo!
Our stay at Carolyn and Carlo´s place was amazing! Both of them are really nice and kind. They made us feel at home: gave us plenty of advice on what to do in London (places where tourists usually don´t go), we shared dinners and nice talks, and Carlos even gave us a great bike tour around London, thanks! Last but not least, the house is reeeeaaly nice and clean, and the breakfast is really good. Everything was great!
Desde que llegamos nos sentimos como en casa , Carlos y Carolyn son personas estupendas , nos trataron como amigos , nos aconsejaron que hacer en Londres , como movernos , hasta nos prestaron tarjetas para los medios de transportes , el lugar era todo lo que esperabamos , la casa muy comfortable , el desayuno espectacular y el trato de excelencia .
About the Host, Carolyn & Carlos
We love having people to stay with us and helping them to enjoy our beautiful city of London.
Carolyn is a GP and Carlos is an architect (he designed and renovated our home).
Carolyn was born in London and Carlos is from Argentina and knows exactly how it feels to arrive in London for the first time as a tourist!
We both love travelling, art and music. Our house is full of paintings and furniture that we have collected along the way.
We have been hosting for airbnb for 3 years and we have met some fantastic, interesting people.
Our rooms are private and relaxing, we are happy to chat to our guests and help when they need it or leave them to do their own thing when they want to.
We hope to welcome you to our home.