About this listing
The room is an elegant room in a beautiful Victorian house that blends the traditional and contemporary design to create a comfortable oasis close to the vibrant heart of the city.
The room is well appointed with a comfortable double bed and plenty of space for hanging clothes and it overlooks the delightful courtyard garden.
Guests have the use of the fabulous shared family bathroom which has a large walk-in shower and a luxurious deep bath tub big enough for two (towels provided – big fluffy Ralph Lauren).
The room has TV, DVD player, hairdryer and wi-fi connection.
Guests can take advantage of our calling plan and have free land-line calls to UK, most of Europe, the US and Canada.
**** Do note: the house is a renovation project and there are always jobs in progress; but there is no construction work so the house is clean, tidy and free of builder's dust****
Breakfast is included in the price of the room and there is a choice of one of:
-Full English breakfast with pork sausage, bacon, eggs,
mushrooms, tomatoes and baked beans
-Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast
-Fresh fruit salad, Greek yoghurt and honey
All breakfasts are accompanied by croissant or toast and fruit juice with a choice of teas or coffee – we normally have 7 or 8 different kinds of tea’s and coffees in the house.
The house is located in a very quiet conservation area in the heart of the bustling multicultural community that is Hackney. Within walking distance of the house in one direction are the pubs and restaurants of Victoria Park Village and in the other trendy Broadway Market and yet another Hackney Central. You’ll be spoiled for choice.
Each weekend there is a great food market at Broadway Market and close by are the open spaces of London Fields and the open air Lido (swimming pool) used by the Olympic athletes for training sessions.
Five minutes from the house you can explore the attractions of the newly renovated Victoria Park one of the largest open spaces in London.
Other local attractions within walking distance include the Columbia Road Flower Markets (Sundays), Shoreditch, Brick Lane (famous for Curry Houses) and Old Spitalfields Markets.
The house extends over four floors (there are lots of stairs) and our guests are free to use all of the public spaces:
LIVING ROOM: Equipped with flat screen TV and connected to Sky satellite channels including the movie channel. We have a very large collection of DVDs
KITCHEN: Fully equipped with a large range cooker, microwave, kettle and toaster – I defy even the most adventurous cook to find some piece of equipment that we don’t have.
DINING ROOM: we serve breakfast in here and guests are free to make their own meals and eat here.
UTILITY ROOM: there is a brand new LG washer/dryer if you need anything laundered, plus iron and ironing board.
Interaction with Guests
We love talking to people but will respect your privacy.
Hackney is a bustling multicultural area of London with a young population. Broadway Market is full of trendy bars and restaurants and has a great farmers market on a Saturday. The famous Columbia Road Flower Market is a short distance away. Though Hackney is on the edge of a teeming metropolis it has one of the largest green spaces in London in the form of Victoria Park and that's a short distance away from the Olympic Park.
Links to public transport are plentiful...
Buses to the City and the West End are a 5 minute walk from the house
D6 – Docklands and Canary Wharf
26 – Waterloo Station via Liverpool Street and St Pauls
48 – London Bridge Station via Liverpool Street
55 – Oxford Circus
106 – Whitechapel
254 – Aldgate
388 – Blackfriars/Embankment
Bethnal Green tube on the Central line is a 10 minute walk.
-Liverpool Street Station 3 mins
-St Paul’s 7 mins
-Tottenham Court Road Station 12 mins
(for the British Museum, the shops of Oxford Street
or the West End Theatres)
Cambridge Heath or London Fields over ground Stations are similarly a 10 minute walk.
We are close to docking stations for the Barclay's bike hire scheme which is a great way of getting around the city.
No smoking in the house.
No food in the bedrooms.
You are most welcome to use the kitchen and the laundry facilities.
You are most welcome to use the garden (weather permitting).
Parking outside the house is restricted to residents only Mon-Sat 8.30 am to 6.30pm. If you require parking we can obtain visitor permits for an additional charge. There is free parking close by.
My Wife and I have just had a Son and as our place is fairly small, we decided to find an Air Bnb nearby where family members and friends could stay whilst visiting.
My Parents stayed with Justin and Khalil for two nights over a weekend. They received a very warm and pleasant welcome on arrival from Khalil who graciously gave them a tour of the house which was most comforting. The house is lovely and the room more charming than the images depicted.
Over the course of their stay they met Justin too, and felt very much at ease in their company of an evening, or over breakfast in the morning (which was truly delicious).
The location is perfectly located in a quiet residential street, but very close to the hustle and bustle that this part of Hackney has to offer. My folks especially enjoyed bring close to Victoria Park (access to the new born baby at our place was a short walk).
We agreed that we will definitely be using this wonderful facility for more family members in the months to come.
A fab stay, thank you to Justin and Khalil.
Justin and Khalil are great and helpful hosts! Everything was as expected from the description - great house, delicious breakfast (we even got a lunch package once), comfortable bed and good connections to the city center. We really loved staying in their elegant house which made our stay in London even better! You really can trust the ratings, we can absolutely recommend this accomodation :)
If you want to know what hospitality is, than this is the perfect place to stay! Justin and Khalil are wonderful hosts, they made us feel at home the minute we arrived and treated us like family. Not only the house is beautiful, but the bedroom is very comfortable, and the bathroom is gorgeous (and will keep your little feet warm). The breakfast is delicious (the fruit salad with honey is amazing).
In a word, I highly recommend this place ! Thanks again both for everything, you made our weekend in London even more magical.
We booked to stay for a short weekend break as we had a concert in London. The description exceeded our expectations and Justin was an amazing host (Unfortately we didn't get to meet Khalil).
We were made an amazing breakfast on both mornings. Justin was happy to amend the breakfast despite only telling him we were vegetarians on arrival. The specially made frittata was wonderful.
The bed was so comfortable. There is an additional living room next door for reading or working. The bathroom was also impressive.
A great experience! I would happily return.
Great place to stay in London. I was here second time and I was indeed lucky that property was available for booking.
Justin and Khalil made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home. The bed was very comfortable and the homemade breakfasts were delicious! The house was an easy walk from the underground and the bus. We would happily stay here again.
We loved our stay with Justin and Khalil. We were warmly welcomed by J & K, who said they wanted us to feel completely at home, which we certainly did. There beautiful home was comfortable and their hospitality exceptional. We expect to revisit them in London and have recommended them to family and friends - oh did I mention their delicious breakfasts, fantastic. Thank you J & K for your friendly atmosphere. Julie and Brendan, Melbourne.
About the Host, Justin & Khalil
Hi we are Justin and Khalil, living in and rennovating a delightful Victorian town house in the heart of the East End of London. Gregarious, well-travelled, and hospitable foodies we love meeting new people. You are most welcome to share our home on your visit to London. We like our guests to feel at home and treat the place as if it were their own.
Between the two of us we know most of the best places to visit in this great city of ours and definitely some of the best places to eat (not the most expensive). My partner Khalil may have been born in Iran but he knows the streets of London better than most cabbies so if you need directions to anywhere chances are he's better than poring over the A-Z and much faster than G****e Maps.