About this listing
Beautiful Victorian townhouse over 5 storeys in Clapham Junction. We have a garden, a roof terrace and the park on our doorstep. There are lots of amenities nearby. Great for access to/from Gatwick, Victoria, Waterloo. 15 minutes to the West End.
My house is a Victorian townhouse spread over many floors and looks a bit more like a boutique hotel than a shared home! There is lots of privacy and a choice of three bathrooms with showers all kept clean especially just for you!
There is potentially a choice of bedrooms for you to pick, all of which are great sizes and come with freshly washed linen, fresh towels, and so on. They all have wardrobe/drawer space and some even have TV's! (Everything is thought of here). We are also redecorating some of the rooms so don't be surprised if yours has a brand new rug / mood lighting / new pillows / new bed!!!
We have wonderful little dogs that live downstairs and are hypoallergenic (I am allergic to cats), although they are in the lounge they are kept out of other communal areas which are hair and smell free. See pics here clapha(URL HIDDEN)
There are rooms let out on upper floors to young professionals, so our ideal guest will be in their 20s or 30s also. If you are outside this age range or travelling with children please contact us first to discuss your booking.
The guests can have full roam of the house, from the lounge with full satellite TV to fibre optic speed internet, to using the garden area or the terrace for a glass of wine or coffee or even a cigarette should they feel like it (no smoking inside sorry!)
Interaction with guests
I can interact as little or as lot as is needed, I have my own room upstairs which I use regularly too. The other housemates are a friendly bunch, all are professionals sociable but busy with their own lives and respectful of others. We are still in contact with previous BnB'ers and we catch up from time to time - some still come over!
Clapham Junction and Northcote Road especially is a beautiful little enclave in Zone 2, so close, only 8 minutes from Victoria or 12 minutes to Waterloo on direct services, or 1/2 an hour to Gatwick, where services run 24 hours. We have loads upon loads of restaurants bars and so on, and we're only 10 minutes also from the Kings Road in Chelsea, and we have one of London's largest parks on our doorstep! Clapham Common!
Clapham Junction station is 7 minutes walk away. Clapham Common for the Northern Line is 14 minutes walk or a 5 minute bus ride. The 35 and 37 bus routes stop 20 seconds walk from our door. You can get a direct bus from here to Brixton Shoreditch Putney and loads of other places. Another bus 149 is 10 minutes walk away and goes to Oxford Circus.
Other things to note
For the internet choose from Leathwaite Virgin 2G or 5G, password is sugarandspice
Directions from Heathrow: get either bus 285 or 490 (or a cab) to Feltham. From Feltham you can catch a direct train to Clapham Junction (direction Waterloo, it's the first train platform you see as you walk in this very small station). Uber is £30-£40 roughly. You can get £10 off your first journey if you download it and use the code "bd7ra".
This is the quickest and cheapest way and you can't go wrong. You can even use your debit or credit card if you have contactless (the wifi logo printed) on it.
From Clapham Junction, if you have bags it's probably best to then get a cab. There is a taxi rank at the higher station entrance, or an Uber is £5. Or completely free if you use the code above. Take the lift upstairs to reach it. If you're happy to walk, go downstairs instead and follow "Town Centre" exit. From outside you can get a bus 35 or 37 from outside of Debenhams (big department store). You have to walk across the street from the Falcon pub, using the diagonal crosswalk. Or take either two of the square ones. You'll see the bus stop on the right side of Debenhams next to TK Maxx, next door (red shop).
The bus is sometimes easier as it's an uphill walk otherwise which is not fun if you have many bags. It's only two stops though so don't get too comfortable. The stop outside my house is called "Eccles Road" which is on the other side of the main road from my street. You have to cross over - carefully and better to do at the pedestrian crossing than in the middle of the road where the bus stop is - to reach my street. My house is behind Cornish Tiger restaurant and has a green door with a number "2" on it. It's a different building to Cornish Tiger, white brick (not red) so don't get confused with the flats above the restaurant which have their own door.
Please contact us first if you're over 40 or traveling with minors, as the other housemates upstairs are all mid 20s to mid 30s and I will have to check with them first before booking. Guests can have as much fun as they like, just try and keep the place clean and tidy! And don't break anything!! And in case you do, own up and do so quickly while we can strike a deal!
I love travelling and exploring new places, cities and places of natural beauty. I also love my creature comforts such as TV music and film. I have been all over the world twice over but I am born and bred in London and know every corner of it. I could be your live-in city guide!