Stoke Newington, Hackney quiet room

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Listria Park, Hackney, England N16 5SW, United Kingdom

We offer a warm welcome in our cosy, comfortable room. We're just a couple of minutes from public transport, and 15 minutes from the City, 10 minutes walk from lots of restaurants, cafes, shops and green spaces.

Your host, Penny
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We offer a warm welcome in our cosy, comfortable room. We're just a couple of minutes from public transport, and 15 minutes from the City, 10 minutes walk from lots of restaurants, cafes, shops and green spaces.

The Space

Lovely, cosy double room in terraced house in a very quiet crescent with no traffic to disturb your sleep. Bedroom faces on to garden and lots of trees. There's a very comfortable double bed (4ft 6), space in the wardrobe and chest of drawers for your things and plenty of books to read plus unlimited wifi. There's also a radio/alarm clock, a hairdryer and loads of sockets for you to charge your laptops/phones.

As well as a warm welcome, we provide clean cotton bedlinen and towels, plus continental breakfast (fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, cereal, toast - homemade bread and marmalade/jam, tea/coffee). There are loads of cafes close by that do great cooked breakfasts if you need one. Occasional evening meals can be arranged. You're welcome to help yourself to tea and coffee at other times.

You'll share the bathroom with us, and it's cleaned daily. Use of washing machine available at small charge. There is usually parking available in the street, but we are now in a controlled parking zone, so if you need to park, there will be a £3.10 a day charge during the week and Saturday mornings (free between 6.30pm and 8.30am, after 1.30 on Saturdays and all day on Sundays).

Stoke Newington is a trendy, vibrant area. Great public transport, and very easy and quick to reach most parts of London. We're two minutes walk from either bus stops or the overground train station (which operates like the tube). Trains go to Liverpool Street about every 15 minutes, and you can get the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan tube lines from there. The 106 bus goes from the top of our road to Finsbury Park, which connects with the Victoria and Piccadilly lines. I'll be happy to show you where the bus stops and the station are, and I've drawn a map showing you which buses go from/to where.

There are masses of bars and restaurants within walking distance - Turkish, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, Chinese - you name it, we probably have it! Most are only a five or 10 minute walk away.

We've got beautiful Abney Park cemetery just behind our house, where the founder of the Salvation Army's buried. It's an old, Victorian cemetery which now operates as a sort of nature reserve with managed woodland and a huge variety of flora and fauna. That's what makes this road so quiet - you wouldn't know you're in fairly central London.

Clissold Park, with a lovely cafe, tennis courts and lots of green space is just a stroll away, and Stoke Newington Church Street is full of fab independent shops and restaurants. Our nearest cinema is a short bus ride or a walk away in Dalston, and the Barbican Centre with its theatre, three cinema screens, concert hall and restaurants. Clissold Leisure Centre is about a 10-15 minute walk from us with swimming pools and gym.

Islington is a short bus ride, Camden, with Camden Lock Market, just a bit further. But there's plenty to keep you in Stokey.

We pick up a copy of Time Out magazine each week so there's always one around for you to see what's on in London during your stay. We also have a few different guidebooks to London - hidden and more obvious - to help you decide what to do, and an A-Z you're welcome to borrow so you don't get lost.

I work from home as a freelance copy editor (my husband Kevin runs a small educational charity) so I'm here quite a bit and happy to show you where to get public transport and Oystercards (the cheapest way of travelling around London), or help out with anything else you need to know. We want you to have a good time, and you only have to ask!

Unfortunately we do not have facilities for babies.

Guest Access

Guests have access to their room, bathroom and kitchen to eat in.

Interaction with Guests

You'll be staying in our house with us. We just have the one bathroom, which we share, but it's cleaned every day. I'm almost always here at breakfast time to get your coffee or tea for you and to make you some lovely fresh fruit salad. We are both happy to help if you need any information about staying here in London. There's an assortment of guidebooks in your room, but we can always look up anything else you need to know or tell you a bit more about Stoke Newington, or how to get to anywhere else in London.

The Neighborhood

We live in a very quiet crescent which has a great community feel to it. Unusually for London, we know lots of our neighbours, and it's a very calm, friendly place.

Stoke Newington itself is a great area, full of independent little shops, cafes and tearooms, with an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and pubs. Lots of green space around with interesting places to visit and explore.

Getting around

We are just two minutes walk from the bus stop or the London Overground station. It's easy to get around, and we'll be very happy to show you where the bus stops are.

There is parking in the street, but we are in a controlled parking zone, so there is a £3.20 charge per day (except Sunday).

It's very easy to get to/from Stansted airport from here, and straightforward to get to Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $18 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $511 /week
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Penny and Kevin were great hosts, made us feel like at home. The room was as described, clean and tidy, the bed comfortable. The neighbourhood is very friendly with lots of nice bars and restaurants and with good communication to the city center. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

    June 2014
  • Penny and Kevin's home is welcoming, nice and in a great neighbourhood (15 min from the center of London, a lot of cafes and restaurants around). The bed is amazing (after a big walk in the city you just melt in it) and the breakfast too ! We loved our stay and that's thank to Penny and Kevin kindness ! We will come back.

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely time staying with Penny and Kevin. The room was very comfortable and clean and Penny was very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and we would love to stay with them again if we are back in Stoke Newington.

    June 2014
  • Penny was a very welcoming and friendly host, the room was immaculate and her house is in a great location. I'd highly recommend her to anyone visiting London..

    June 2014
  • Sono rimasto molto soddisfatto della permanenza a casa di Penny.Una accoglienza molto cordiale che ha ispirato una comunicazione amichevole e familiare.........con molto piacere non ho fatto mai colazione da solo.....mi sono sentito a (website hidden) prima colazione era sempre completa succo di frutta yogurt e musli con marmellata toast e (website hidden) camera era confortevole ed il letto era grande e comodo.Spero di tornarci presto.

    May 2014
  • We went to London last 1st May bank holidayan dwe had a wonderfull stayed at Stocke Newington at Penny´s and Kevin´s house. We felt very welcomed by them that showed were everything was in the neighbourhood, which happens to be one of the best spots for young people due to its nightlife, pub, bars, restaurants and an awesom Fish `n Chips.

    Cheers Penny and Kevin!! :)

    May 2014
  • We loved our four night stay at penny's in stoke newington. Clean, convenient, homely and the breakfast is delicious. Close to transport and heaps of restaurants. Would stay here again!

    April 2014
  • Short stay (as ever for me) but it was perfect. The room is great and I had a very comfy night's sleep.

    Communications were fantastic (almost instantaneous) and I certainly recommend staying with Penny!

    Will certainly be back.

    March 2014
  • Thanks for a great stay, and your patience looking after us even though we slept late. (clock was upside down} Keep the toothpaste we'll use it next time

    December 2013
    Response from Penny:

    Don't worry - you must have needed the rest!

    December 2013
  • We stayed with Penny for just the one night. A very comfotable and clean room and a truly remarkably quiet night especially considering the London location. Welcoming, calm, a lovely breakfast, easy parking, what more could one want? Thank you Penny

    November 2013
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We – that's me, Penny, my husband Kevin and our cat Millie – have lived in Stoke Newington for a long time and love it for its mix of people, ages, cultures, restaurants and all the rest! Interested in music, theatre, dance, most of the arts, food, conversation, crafts, some sport (my husband is better at sport than I am!), travel and probably spend too much time with my nose stuck in a book. We occasionally get itchy feet and have managed to travel to Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, India and quite a bit of Europe. However, the list of places we'd like to visit is considerably longer! We have both worked in the voluntary sector for about the last 15 years. I'm a freelance writer/editor, knitting junkie, foodie, bread-baker and animal lover, my husband Kevin is ceo of an educational charity, sports fan, animal lover. I play badminton and tennis when I can to keep fit. I also volunteer for a tiny animal welfare charity in Goa, and fundraise for them in the UK. I speak some French and Spanish, both badly, but I do try! We're both pretty laid back, and are happy to welcome you into our home. I work from home so am here most of the time. Happy to help out with any questions you have. Please just ask.
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