About This Listing
Beautiful and quiet 2 bedroom Victorian flat on a tree-lined street in east London. Sun-splashed front room, down duvets on the beds, and easy transport into central London.
Our quiet and airy flat is on a friendly tree-lined street in Walthamstow, East London. It's a ten minute walk from Walthamstow Market -- the longest daily outdoor market in Europe.
The front room is filled with light in the morning -- it's on the top floor of a small building with only two flats in it -- and it's very comfortably furnished and spacious. You can have breakfast on tiled dining table, curl up on the sofa with a book, or chill out after a long day on the cushy chairs.
The back bedroom overlooks a garden space and has a big double bed with a feather duvet. There's also a cozy, book-lined study with a pull out sofa bed.
The kitchen is small and basic, but pretty charming too, with an old-fashioned ceramic sink. We've put a mosaic-tiled shower into the Victorian bathroom.
If you want some place to come back to where you can take a break at the end of the day, this would be a very good place to stay. It's perfect for someone travelling on their own, or for a couple, or for a family travelling with children. It's set up for up to four people to stay.
IMPORTANT -- PLEASE READ: The flat is our home that we have guests stay in while we're away, so we like to know a little about who will be in the flat. Before booking, please make sure that your profile is complete and that you have verified at least two pieces of information about yourself, including your phone number. Please send us a message to tell us a little bit about who will be in the flat and why you're visiting London. And please do let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
We only have guests stay here when we're away, so you'll have access to the whole flat where you can make yourself at home.
Interaction with Guests
We have guests stay here when we're away, so we might not even meet, but someone will meet you at the flat to show you around and give you keys, and I'll leave you a guide to the flat and the neighbourhood. I'm always available by phone if you need anything too.
Walthamstow is a safe, friendly neighbourhood in London's ZONE 3. It is not near Central London. It's very close to the Olympic Park and East London and there are many shops and restaurants nearby. It will take you about 45 minutes to get to Central London by bus and Underground (15 minutes by bus to Walthamstow Central, 30 minutes by Victoria Line to Oxford Circus). There is free on street parking nearby.
There's a nearby overground train that takes 15 minutes to go to Liverpool Street Station, and underground stations (Victoria Line and Central Line) are a short bus ride away. The Olympic Park is also a very short bus ride away.
Other Things to Note
Walthamstow is a really unique part of London I think -- not touristy, and truly a place where people from all over the world live together. You'll find some interesting cafes and restaurants nearby, and a cinema has just opened as well.
All the obvious stuff: No smoking in the flat (fine to go in the back or front garden), no guests who you don’t know well, no parties, and be nice to the plants…
We sadly did not get to meet Linda in person, but she organized everything perfectly for our arrival. Since this was our first time booking via airbnb we did not know what to expect and were really positively surprised when we arrived at Linda's place. The apartment was really nice, comfortable, clean, sunny and quiet. We felt like at home there and it was perfect to rest and relax after our busy sightseeing days in London city. Linda was a fantastic host- sending us info about the apartment and the area in advance. Also we could always reach her via phone if necessary and she was happy to help no matter what the question was. All in all we felt really comfortable and can definitely recommend staying there and would love to stay again for our next visit to London!
We really enjoyed our stay here. Linda's apartment is spacious, well furnished and really comfortable. We didn't have the chance to meet her but she left us a detailed guide to the house and the neighborhood. It's located in a quiet part of London that is well connected to any area of the city. With a 10minute bus ride you're in Walthamstow Central that is pretty nice and full of facilities (you can try some near the house as well). I can recommend to stay here if you'd like to experience a different part of town, but with the chance to easily visit the top touristic places of London.
We really want to thank Linda for allowing us to stay in her lovely home. The place is nice and spacious, clean and like a home away from home. Everything works perfectly. The area isn't too bad, for all who want to discover a non-touristic part of London its perfect
We were warmly met by Linda's friend. Linda provided info pack, which was great. Her apartment is spacious and the front room is a great place to read and relax. Wifi was excellent and public transport and shops close by. I would recommend Linda's apartment.
Together with my wife and our son I stayed in the flat for 6 days. We really enjoyed the comfort of the cosy flat after long days in London.
The location is very good. There are plenty shops around. Within 10 minutes by bus (to Walthamstow central) you can take the tube (victoria line) to central London (30 minutes).
Although we haven't met Linda in
person, she arranged everything very well and had some good tips (minicab!) for our stay in London.
We arrived late in the evening but a friend of her was in the flat to welcome us. Perfect!
Linda certainly is a good hostess!
About the Host, Linda
I'm a writer who travels a lot. This flat is my home base and I've decided to start letting it out when I'm away. I've stayed in so many other people's houses when I've been traveling that I like the idea of someone staying in my place while they're visiting London. There are books everywhere in my flat, and for a place in London it gets quite a lot of light. Maybe you'll like sitting in a splash of sun in the front room, reading while the sounds of the city move on by. I grew up in New York, and my neighbourhood reminds me of Brooklyn in the 1990s -- kids playing on the street and a dozen languages being spoken in the markets. It's a nice place to hide out when you want to come home from the touristy bits of London.