You will be welcomed to a lovely flat within a modern development which is excellently located with 5 means of public transport of ur choice. I am an aerialist so there are aerial equipments at home if you like to try them out!
This one bedroom flat is on the 12th floor with modern lifts access. From the windows you can see all the trains going in and out of the stations, but because of the height you will be shielded from the noise. It is one of my favourite things to do, having a drink looking down to the hustle and bustle of the city.
I have a double bed, which you will be using when you are here. I will be sleeping in the lounge to stay out of your way. Though I often not around or arriving home very late, guests usually end up having the whole place to themselves.
If cooking is your thing, feel free to use the kitchen as long as it is cleaned after. There is a Tesco downstairs, about 30 secs away. Then if you cross the road to the station, u will find a Waitrose and a Sainsbury which open from 7am-11pm.
What everyone love best about my place is the location. With over 5 means of transportation available, u will be spoilt with choices and positively surprised by how quick u can get to all the main tourists attractions. I also got a very comfy bed. Be sure to set 2 or 3 alarms if u have a plane to catch in the morning! My guests often have afternoon naps that lasted all the way pass dinner time.
The usuals: Bathroom, kitchen, coffee/tea, towels, wifi, tv (not cable), lounge, robotic hoover, hair dryer, iron etc.
The extra: I have some aerial equipments at home which I practice sometimes, you are welcome to have a go at your own risk! If you ask nicely you get to borrow my yoga mat too ;-) . If you haven't spotted in the picture, yes I have a piano, help yourself but only when my neighbours are not asleep.
The limits: I will have all my clothes in the wardrobe but I will make some space for u if u need it.
Interaction with Guests
My schedule varies tremendously. But in general I am not at home much, and when I am, I can keep out of your way if u prefer to get on with your own things. Its all very cool and civilised.
St George Wharf boasts views up and down the river from the London Eye to Battersea Power Station and beyond. With a stunning series of landscaped courtyards and elegant fountains, there is an idyllic rural atmosphere in the heart of central London. On-site amenities, including riverside restaurants/bars, paid-gym, dry cleaner, yoga studio, nail bar, hair salon, art café, Pret a Manger, and Tesco.
Across the street by the station you can find Waitrose, Sainsbury, Starbucks, Nandos, a 24-hour convenience store, a rock climbing centre and night clubs.
5 stars transport link *****
-Underground Victoria line: 4 stops/12 mins to Oxford Circus
-Overground train Vauxhall station: direct access to Waterloo station and Clapham Junction, and beyond.
-Vauxhall Bus terminal: 4 night busses conveniently take u home after a night out from Trafalgar square, it takes only 10 mins to get home.
-Pay as you go bicycle: the Borris bike stand is just downstairs, providing yet another option to explore London in a fun and active way.
-Boat: A relatively new pier has been installed, it will take u all the way to the O2 stadium and Greenwich.
-Hourly rate car-hire: If u are a Zipcar member, there is a station at our underground car park
Other Things to Note
I usually reply to enquiry pretty quickly so if u require a booking confirmed urgently u will expect to hear back from me very shortly.
If you are looking to get a UK sim card for your phone please let me know what type of phone you are using, I can have one ready for you on arrival.
-Do not annoy the neighbours (ie noise)
-Clean up after yourself please
-Lock the door when you go out
-Switch of the lights when not in use
-No smoking inside
I really had a great time in this amazing flat! I was in London for less than two days and I believe I've found in Serena's room the best place to stay! Unfortunately I didn't met her because of the short time (I was outside the house most of the time!), but she gave me all the informations that I need and I really felt like home! The flat is really great, very clean and nice, the bed is amazing (even too much, I wanted to sleep forever haha!) and the position it's amazing, it's just in front of the underground stop (victoria line), perfect! I suggest it to everyone!
The house make you feel like home. Lovely bed and environment . Just next to the transport example the train and bus. Below there is Tesco express and Pret whereby you can get your stuff and coffee easily. Serena is also a very helpful and friendly lady who willing to help me during my stay and i strongly recommend the accommodation to anyone . =)
My stay in Serena's apt has been wonderful. Indeed in the start I misktakened that I would have the apt all to myself but only realized a few days before travel after revisting her notes in the site she might be spending the nights there. Yet after all, we maintained and respected our privacy and sharing when needed and she has been a caring host leaving me notes of remainder etc. When I had the back pain after the long haul flight she also kindly gave me her Chinese herbal patches which helped a lot.
In all, the apt is clean, water pressure for shower super good a and the kitchen and utensils are sufficient to allow me home cooking so that I can avoid eating out the whole time. Location is superb and very close to the tube and train. An excellent place to allow you exploring London1
I really enjoyed my stay with Serena. Her apartment is fantastic, a really new apartment block, very modern and very clean. Serena's apartment is in a fantastic location and is very easy to reach by the underground or bus.
Serena made me feel at home and allowed me to use her kitchen and living areas.
Serena was great to chat with and she gave me lots of information about the area and things to see in London. I would highly recommend staying with her.
Serena made me feel very welcomed despite we never met as our schedule is quite different. She has arranged everything very well for my arrival, great instructions for getting there and picking up keys from the concierge was smooth. Likewise, checking out was simple and flexible. The flat is in a great location being right next to the Vauxhall tube station with the convenience of a supermarket right downstairs and the flat is very clean.
I had a great stay in London and perhaps we will meet next time!
Serena was such a lovely host! She was very kind, helpful and welcoming, and everything was nice and easy. The location is perfect, the bed super comfortable and I really enjoyed the view, too. Everything is as described, and I'm happy to go back. Thank you so much, Serena, and see you again soon! x
Serena is an amazing host! She is very active, has many fun ideas and knows London from the inside out. Staying at her place definitely spiced up my visit to the city. The location is very convenient; within comfortable walking distance to many main attractions. e.g. Westminster, the Tate.
I'm a botanist, so Serena's place is just perfect for me to visit Kew Garden easily and still be in central London. Highly recommended for anyone who's interested in visiting Kew.
I live a very full life which brings me away from in my lovely apartment a lot. A dear friend of mine has been using this website and recommended me to share my space on here. I travel a lot and understand how sometimes it can be nice to stay with someone rather than to go home to an empty hotel room.