About This Listing
This garden flat is located behind vibrant Upper St in a quiet, tree-lined street of Victorian terraces. As well as excellent transport links, enjoy cafes, bars, theatres, cinemas and quirky shops from designer to retro/antiques/bric-a-brac.
The flat is roomy and comfortable. The interior is a mixture of contemporary and antique designs. A real benefit is its excellent location. It's equidistant between Angel and Highbury & Islington underground (5-7 mins walk each), with buses taking you in all directions.
There is a TV in the room with all the channels (Sky Sports, Movies, etc) and Wifi. There is plenty of space with a desk and a wardrobe. Help yourselves to tea and coffee in the kitchen and enjoy the garden. There is a shared bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
I will give you as much help and guidance as you need and will gladly share stories over a glass of wine or coffee if you would like. I've lived in the area for ten years. My partner and I are around either during the day or in the evenings.
This is a really lively neighbourhood with loads of cafes, bars and restaurants serving food from around the globe. You also have a world-class theatre across the road, the Almeida, and Sadler's Wells Theatre, the world's number one venue dedicated to international dance. I love the fact that this is such a central location, and the transport links are so convenient. The area also looks great - the architecture (just glance above the shops), the Georgian and Victorian squares and terraces, Islington Green and Highbury Fields - oh and the canal!
Public transport links are really good. We're in zones 1 (Angel) and 2 (Highbury & Islington).
From Heathrow: Piccadilly Line to Kings Cross and change to the Northern Line one stop to Angel (Bank branch) OR change at Green Park and pick up the Victoria Line to Highbury & Islington.
From Gatwick: take the train to Victoria and hop on the Victoria Line to Highbury & Islington.
You can travel west to Oxford St on the Victoria line in 15 minutes, or take the overground east to Stratford, also in around 15 minutes. I take the bus everywhere, and there are buses 2 minutes away from the flat. We're also very close to the City and I walk to and from work every day, near St Paul's Cathedral, which takes me 35 minutes.
Other Things to Note
Note that a third person can sleep in the living room on an air bed if required but it is open plan!
Bed linen and towels are provided.
The steps to the front door are quite steep so take care.
Please come in quietly if after 10pm.
Switch lights off after you - thanks.
Please remove shoes inside to keep the flat clean.
Kindly hang wet towels on the towel rail in the room or on the hooks in the bathroom (not on the wooden furniture).
Help yourselves to tea, coffee, water, etc in the kitchen but cooking facilities are not available - please speak to me about this.
If you are in the garden at night talking, please be aware that voices carry - we need to respect the neighbours.
We don't allow pets - sorry.
If you smoke, please smoke outside and use the ashtray.
We loved the room. Everything was just as pictured and exceptionally clean and comfortable. The apartment was beautifully designed and a wonderful place to stay. Camilla was very welcoming and helpful. She went above and beyond and had water and tea for us in the room. We also got to spend some time chatting with her and learning more about London. The neighborhood was also lovely and had a lot of great shopping and nice restaurants. I would fully recommend this spot!
Thank you very much Camilla for having us in your home. You worried about us and our needs much more than your average hotel would!
Your home was perfectly placed for us, being close to Union Chapel (one of my favourite live music venues) as well as easy to get to from Euston (Angel tube) & the amazingly fast Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington.
The recommendation for breakfast at The Blue Legume was a good one: croque monsieur & coffee for £6.
Your home is great & I like your taste. Perhaps we'll see you again for our next foray to the Big Smoke!
Nice room, great location for walking everywhere for breakfast/drinks/dinner n to heaps of transport links. Very friendly, generous and (so Englishly) apologetically welcoming Camilla. Good to have a kitchen to breakfast in each morning too.
I just returned to the US from London and spent nearly a week at this AirBnB. Camilla was extremely accommodating before and during my stay. The room is spacious and very comfortable. Her flat is very well located and a very short walk to the bus. The tube station is also close and easily walkable or you can catch the frequent bus directly to tube is you prefer. The area is very nice with lots of nice shops and restaurants. It is an excellent base for exploring London. I would definitely stay again and would not hesitate to recommend Camilla's flat.
Camilla welcomed me with a genuine heartfelt warmth from the instant she greeted me. I was instantly put at ease having arrived well before normal check in time and it only got better from there. Her hospitality and sincere desire to help in any way left me feeling I now have a home away from home whenever I find myself in London again! The location was perfect, the accommodations charming and Camilla was the icing on the cake!
Thank you Camilla!
Camilla is a wonderful host. Very helpful, cheerful and kind. In addition, the flat is exactly as described and as on the photos. Very cosy with a great spirit and atmosphere. Can not recommended it enough.
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About the Host, Camilla
I live with my partner in our lovely apartment in Islington. I practise a Japanese form of Buddhism with SGI-UK, which is a powerful philosophy of optimism. I appreciate good food and drink and enjoy cooking and baking. I love Georgian and Victorian properties - Islington has lots - and my favourite style of interior is contemporary Scandinavian design. As a host, I am confident that guests will be very comfortable. One of my life mottos - I have a few - is simply 'be yourself'.
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