A large queen sized bed in a homey artistic apartment centrally located.
Enjoy our cosy room in an artistic family flat- surprisingly quiet at night. Lovely breakfasts served on hand-painted china -espresso or tea to wake up to.
A very central location served by Holborn and Russell Square tube--Piccadilly and Central line.
Be down in Soho or Covent Garden in 15 minutes by walking...or 38 and 19 bus.Carry on to Green Park and walk through the park to visit Buckingham Palace...half hour journey. Happy to help with directions and itineraries...getting around.
We have a very mellow rabbit in the kitchen who is happy to be stroked. My son, Ben is nine years old and a Cub Scout who might show you his latest Lego creation.
The bed is a fabulously comfortable top quality American Queen sized bed. You will get a good night's sleep here.
Guests have access to the bathroom with its London tube map shower curtain. Towels and linens are provided. Toiletries are provided if needed.
Access to kitchen. Feel free to cook your own meals if you wish. Or sit back and let me make you breakfast which can be pancakes with lemon and sugar, or mixed fresh fruit with honeyed yogurt and muesli, or sausages with tomato and beans, cereal, oatmeal... Etc.
Drawer and hanging space in bedroom.
Your own key to come and go as you please.
A nuffield health gym pass if you wish to go for a steam, sauna, workout or swim.
It's like a small village in the centre of London. Bloomsbury...home of Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens and WIlliam Morris. Cosy cafes and restaurants. A clean, safe, tidy neighbourhood with easy access to most of London's central museums and fun places.
I encourage people to walk or use the buses as you can then get an idea of the layout of Central London. It only takes twenty minutes to walk to Leicester square from here. Get a free central London bus map from any tube station. It will explain the routes and is easy to follow.
Buses in this area:
38 and 19 connecting Islington angel upper street trendy cafes, pubs, the canal, chapel street market with
Sadlers wells dance theatre, soho, china town , Knightsbridge 19,,,,, Victoria 38
168 to Camden town in ten minutes or down to the Southbank in ten minutes.
Happy to help you with itineraries and directions
Local cultural venues to check for events:
Union Chapel Islington 19 bus ten minutes contemporary music folk, acoustic guitar etc.
The Place Dance Theatre walk near Euston 15 or 20 min. Modern dance
Royal opera house 15 min by foot opera and ballet
Southbank complex on the Thames 20-30 min by foot 15 by 168 bus. Royal festival hall, national theatre, British film institute, Hayward gallery, Purcell room. Music drama film art exhibitions
Sadlers wells dance theatre rose berry ave 38 bus five stops roughly or walk 20 min cont dance.
Many theatres in west end for plays and musicals all walking distance
British museum five min by foot
Check out is flexible, however, if I have another guest coming the day that you are checking out, please check out by noon. It may be possible to still hold your luggage for the remainder of your stay.
Laundry is available. I will do it in my machine here, but I will operate the machine.
Smoking is allowed outside on the balcony...not in the house.
Foi uma estada realmente muito agradável. Joanne é muito simpática e seu menino adorável. Ela me fez sentir em casa e me foi de ajuda em várias circunstâncias.
O apartamento é muito bem localizado, numa vizinhança cheia de atrações, com bons restaurantes e metrô próximo.
O apartamento é pequeno, mas o quarto, o banheiro e a cozinha oferecem tudo o que se precisa numa hospedagem tranquila e confortável.
It was really nice to stay at Joanne’s place.
Joanne is a very kind and welcoming person, nice to talk to.
She can give very useful practical and cultural information. Actually, she already gave me precious advice on how to go from the airport to her place in the days before I left.
Joanne is very good at suggesting cultural and tourist activities of different kinds.
One day we went on an excursion and to the theatre.
She always offered to make breakfast, but sometimes I had to leave very early in the morning and I appreciated the opportunity to make tea and toast some bread on my own.
In the evening I often had another cup of tea and most of the times a nice chat with her.
The flat is beautifully decorated with the tiles and other objects that she paints. I really loved the cups ☺
The room is small but clean and tidy. You can hear noise from the streets nearby but not so loud considering the location, which is excellent: very central though not in a busy street. Otherwise the flat is peaceful, Joanne and her son are very quiet.
Many shops nearby. Just a few minutes’ walk from the British Museum.
Thank you, Joanne ☺
Fantastic location in London. Joanne was very friendly and helpful, and she does really good pancakes for breakfast with interesting fillings. All easy-going, no problems.
This Russell Square room has a wonderful location and Joanne couldn't have been a better host. The first night there she took us out into the neighborhood to give us a tour of everything to see. We would have missed a lot of nooks and crannies had she not done that. She was very sensitive to our individual tastes and really made an effort to prepare special breakfasts . Her apartment is tiny, but the room itself is roomy with a comfy bed and even a place to hang clothes and damp towels! Even in such a small apartment, we felt we could be private and alone when we needed to catch up on jet lagged sleep. Thank you, Joanne, for all that you did to make our stay really nice!
Thank you for your hospitality Joanne, we appreciated a lot to stay at your home which is so well-situated and cosy. Your several advices were very helpful and thank you for the nice breakfast ;-)
Joanne is a warm and welcoming host and I was made to feel at home right away. Her flat is clean and cosy, and she prepared a great breakfast to start each morning. It is located in a neighbourhood remarkably quiet for one so central - Holborn and Russell Square stations are each a short distance away, and lots of interesting and quirky restaurants and cafés dotted about, waiting to be explored. Highly recommended for a pleasant stay right in the heart of this city.
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We offer a room with breakfast included. We enjoy meeting people from around the world and helping them get the best out of their time in London by pointing out good restaurants, cultural events, and helping with logistics and itineraries if needed.
I'm an artist working in hand-painted chinaware and oils. Former university lecturer in English and Art, I have lived in Chicago, Naples, and Seoul. My son who is ten is a Lego and Dr. Who fan.
We enjoy exploring the world, cooking, bike riding, Lego-building, swimming, and going to cultural events. We have pet bunny called Snuffles the Butler. He is sometimes here and sometimes away with his girlfriend at her hutch. It's a pet-share.
We love to travel. Our favourite spots are The Sahara Desert in Morocco and quiet villages along the coast, a picturesque horse farm in Tuscany and Barcelona. I am a member of The Royal Geographical Society and might be able to invite you along to an explorer's lecture.
Favourite parts of London which I recommend: Walking along the Southbank, the boating lake and gardens of Regents Park, fine food at Burough Market, the teas, jams, and biscuits at Fortnum and Mason, the long boats on Regents Canal, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden's unique boutiques, bric a brac and international cuisine at Brick Lane Market on Sundays, Kingsland Road for trendy bars, cafes, and Vietnamese noodles, Victoria and Albert museum, South Kensington, Hampstead Heath --Kenwood House for scones and tea, the river walk at Richmond, Hampton Court Palace and Hoxton.