Our lovely comfortable Victorian house is situated on a quiet street on the edge of one of London's
Our lovely Victorian house is in a quiet, residential street just off the main shopping and leisure areas of Dalston and Stoke Newington. It is well served by transport systems (for details see below). We offer a large modern, light and airy oak floored loft bedroom (10 sq. meters) with your own private en-suite shower and toilet facilities (4.5 sq. meters ).
The room is furnished with a single/double bed, comfortable armchair, large built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers, Freeview TV, DVD, and Wi-Fi internet. You are provided with fine cotton bed linen and towels. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and our lovely garden. A light breakfast (coffee, tea, juice, bread, a selection of butter/jams/marmalade and cereals/) is included
We have lots of London and local guide books as well as a wealth of knowledge.
We respect the environment, generate solar power and recycle as far as possible.
Check in time is normally from 6PM and check out time by 10AM but sometimes we can be flexible, dependent on our schedules (as we both work during the day and may have guests departing the day you arrive). We will try our best to accommodate your arrival time.
Wireless Internet is available for an extra £2 a night or £10 a week.
We will be happy to help you find your way around and can give you tips on where to eat, what to see, how to have a 'local' experience of London and it's many wonderful opportunities.
Guests share the kitchen and garden with us. They have their own private room and bathroom at the top of the house.
Interaction with Guests
We are busy people but are usually around. We like meeting people and are always willing to suggest the more unusual places to visit and things to do; especially locally.
The local area is currently one of the most interesting, vibrant parts of London to explore, with the city and the Olympic development nearby.
Dalston is a friendly, trendy and very vibrant local area which has everything you may need. There is a great variety of independent businesses - supermarkets, trendy and unusual restaurants, pubs, cafes, galleries, markets, boutiques, a museum (Geffrye), a theatre (Arcola) and a fantastic independent cinema (Rio) all within walking distance. The area is famed for its Turkish restaurants and nightlife with many bars, clubs and live music venues. We love it, there is always something exciting to do locally.
Just a leisurely stroll or bus/train ride away you will find trendy shops and lots of local independent eateries in Stoke Newington Church Street, Broadway Market, Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Islington. Nearby there are lovely green spaces, parks, river and canal with great walks, play areas and sports facilities.
Excellent public transport connections Travel Zone 2. - Central London only 15 min by Tube or 30 min by bus. You will need to buy an Oyster travel card to use public transport (no cash fares) they can be ordered on line from Transport for London or bought at local newsagents.
Nearest station: Dalston Kingsland or Dalston Junction (London Overground) (8 min walk).
Nearest underground is Highbury and Islington (Victoria line) 15-20 min walk or 5 min by Overground also within a short bus ride is Finsbury Park (Piccadilly line) Angel, Islington (Northern line), Liverpool Street (Central line)
Frequent buses at the end of the road to most places within the city (Oxford Street Covent Garden, the Theatre District, British Museum, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, and London Bridge and most London sights 30 mins)
:The large Westfield shoping centre in Stratford is eight minutes away (London Overground from Dalston) but it can also be easily reached by bus or cycle.
Other Things to Note
Please note there is limited pay and display street parking. A local authority car park is nearby (approx £7.20 per day).
Passports / IDs must be shown on arrival. Slippers to be worn within the house. Please keep communal areas clean and tidy (i.e left as you found it). No smoking or pets. Guests may use the garden. Enjoy your stay.
For my very short time in London, Suzanne's place was a good choice. After a warm welcome, I found everything the way I had expected (spacy room, clean, comfortable bed, with the privacy of an own bath). Thank you!
We needed a place to stay for a couple of night in between flats and were very lucky to find this one last minute as it was absolutely perfect for our needs.
Suzanne and Laurence are very welcoming. The room was clean and cosy, the bed was comfy and the shower attached to the room was great. That's all our boxes ticked. Thank you Suzanne and Laurence
The room was ideal for us, was as described on the website, and we were made very welcome by Suzanne and Laurence. Ten minutes' walk from our daughter in Stoke Newington, and one minute from bus routes. Very quiet at night, being tucked away from the high street. A comfortable stay, with friendly hosts - thank you.
A lovely room, very clean and quite.
The location is very practical and in a good situation. Very good for the night life. Mattresses and duvets are very comfortable and we slept very well.
Suzanne and his husband are very nice and kind.
We can only recommend them! Cheers!
Suzanne and Laurence were great hosts! Very friendly, welcoming and willing to offer advice on the area as needed.
The room was great. Spacious, bright and the en suite was perfect!
I had a great stay at Suzanne's house. The room was very clean and comfortable. We had a little misunderstanding about the check out time as I hadn't seen it was at 10am but I hope it didn't cause any inconvenience.
It was a very cozy place to stay. The room was on the top floor with large windows, which let ton of light in. Bathroom was clean and nice as well. The hosts, Suzanne and Lorence, were very accommodating and helpful. They've been having guests for years since before the airbnb came out, which explains a lot about their experties in it. I'll certainly stay here again when I come back.
My husband and I are outward going, with a wide variety of interests including travel,walking in the countryside, music, art and theatre. I work with young adults in the East End of London and enjoy the diversity of life in our local area. We are both active in volunteering with local community groups and spend much of our time working on an historical narrowboat.