About this listing
Our characterful Victorian home is located in a quiet residential street on the edge of one of London's most interesting areas. It's a great neighbourhood to be based in for a visit to London with numerous transport links into the centre of London. The room is light and spacious with it's own ensuite. We have a great knowlege of London and can offer lots of advice on where to go and what to do, to help you get the most from your stay.
The house is in a quiet, residential street just off the main shopping 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 (included). There is also an alarm clock radio, a hair dryer and European power adapters. You are provided with fine cotton bed linen, fresh towels, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen and our lovely garden. A light breakfast which you can serve yourself (coffee, tea, juice, bread, a selection of butter/jams/marmalade/ cereals and yoghurt) is included.
We have lots of London and local guide books as well as a wealth of knowledge on London and the local area.
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.
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. There is a large heated open air swimming pool nearby in London Fields. Just down the road is the local Ridley Road fruit and veg market. 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, Islington and Camden. 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 stations: London overground - Dalston Kingsland - providing links going West to Richmond or East to Stratford or Dalston Junction providing links to South London (8 min walk). Both of the large Westfield shopping centres are linked by overground.
The nearest underground is Highbury and Islington (Victoria line) 5 min connection by Overground or 15-20 min walk. Also within short bus rides are Finsbury Park (Piccadilly line) Angel, Islington (Northern line) and Liverpool Street (Central line).
There are 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)
There are excellent links to Eurostar and London airports.
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/house shoes 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. We want you to enjoy your stay so tell us if something is not ok or provided.
My husband and I are outgoing, 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.