About this listing
The charm of the high ceiling, with Victorian character, the modern kitchen, and beautiful, safe street, all makes it lovely to live in :) It's also central, which makes things so easy, as most things you need are nearby, easy to get to :)
Charming high ceilinged characterful room in super flat in a quiet Victorian (19th Century) in a beautiful, quiet street in Camden, very near to the famous Camden market and Regent's Park. You have use of 39 square meter, and is perfect for 2 people, though 4 can stay, if needed.
A home, quiet, very safe with a good, modern kitchen, with small fridge and clothes washing machine.
This is a nice flat in central London, perfect for touristing or as a stay, instead of more expensive (and normally not as nice) Bed and Breakfast accommodation available in London. As a flat share you would only be sharing the modern bathroom and kitchen.
Comfortable double sofa bed and a 26 inch screen TV, freeview and free wifi are included as well as obligatory cleaning, towels and linen, too; so no need to bring linen.
It's only 2 minutes walk to good, affordable restaurants, shops, bars, pubs, music venues and cafes etc. and has a view to lovely gardens from the kitchen.
There is a preferred stay about 3-4 nights, though please do not hesitate to get in touch, as I will accommodate, if possible, though there is a minimum of 2 nights stay:)
If you want to bring additional guests, i.e. on top of the 2 people staying, please add 40% on top of the price. Maximum 4 people can stay and 2 of them will make use of a very comfortable, luxurious self-inflatable mattress, which is a dream to sleep on!
Please remember that you may be sharing the flat with me. I am very easy going and I will show you how the flat works when you arrive, and will be at hand if you need anything, but otherwise you probably won't notice me much :)
The kitchen, bathroom, hallway and of course the studio are all available for your use and you'll have your own key, so you can come and go as you please, as it will be your home for the stay.
Interaction with Guests
Naturally, I'll help you as much as I can with your stay, and if you have any questions during your stay, I am willing to help. Most people treat it as a studio flat, which in effect it is, in terms of the space you use.
I think Camden is the best place to live in London, as it's near to everything, in a really safe neighborhood and beautiful street, with nearby attractions.
There is plenty of pleasant strolls in the nearby area, including well known Primrose Hill (where film stars, for example Jude Law, live), Regent's Park and Hampstead Heath, for example. Camden Market is the largest in the world, Regent's Park is oner of London's two larger parks - all within a few minutes. The street is also oner of the most beautiful in Camden, and though it is near to the busy High Street and Camden tube station, it is still very peaceful :) From Camden tube you get into the very centre of London in literally 15 minutes :)
It is super easy to get to the Camden from all the London airports as Camden is directly North of the very centre of London. In other words it has easy access to and from all the London airports. Please calculate about 2 hours from arrival from any of the airports to the flat door, unless you take a bus (slower) or taxi (not much quicker). If you only have hand luggage, take off half an hour for the travel, normally. Let me know the airport you are arriving at and I can direct you easily to the flat:)
There is a map, which includes both overground rail/train services and the tube/underground services. It is available on Transport for London website, I believe.
Camden underground station:
Literally 4 minutes walk from the flat, which takes you to Leicester Square and Covent Garden, Oxford Street (I.e. the West End), or King's/St Pancras and Liverpool Street Station within about 15 mins from your door.
there are many buses available, day and night, as well as local taxi firms and black taxis nearby.
Barclays/Santander cycle hire:
very popular, though be safe in the traffic, as London is not perhaps as friendly as some other cities, to cycle in. You use a bicycle (sponsored by Barclays Bank or the Santander Bank) for a maximum 30 minutes at a go (with a 10 minutes break between each trip) for about 2 pounds per day. Docking stations, where you pick up the bike(s) are within 2 minutes walk from the flat :)
Rickshaws, boats on the river, tourist buses, London Eye:
In the centre of London there is also bicycle rickshaws, which are quite fun (though maybe a bit pricey) but go in them at your own risk. The boats on the river are worth the money as is a trip into Camden from Little Venice with a longboat or going from Hampton Court Castle by boat (about 4 hours - recommended in the spring/summer!). London Eye, the large iconic ferry wheel by the Thames river is a nice experience, too.
There are several major train stations serving London, and all are easy to get to from the flat, too.
The good thing is, if you fancy walking home from the very centre of London, it is not too far to walk, though there is always transport, day and night.
The best thing is to (website hidden) the trip you want to go, as it gives you super information, whether you go by train, bus, underground-tube, car or by foot.
Other Things to Note
Please read the listing as most information is there, and if it is not, please do search in the website search engines for London first, before contacting me, if possible.
I have included a lot of info here, but please feel free to contact, should you need to, of course:)
I would normally need at least one day's notice, if possible, but please don't hesitate to contact, as I might be able to accommodate on the day. Also, please make sure you provide a photo of yourself on your own listing, as well as verify your identification on airbnb and also kindly make sure I can reach you by phone before booking, please. This makers it easier and smoother to book, for me, and I appreciate you doing this before requesting :)
If you want to see a musical/theatre show in the West End/London theatre land etc, please try to book it before you come, so you get a good price, as musicals for example are very popular (and can be expensive on the day - though there are still deals to be had if you don't book in advance - information to be found via the internet, searching under words like 'half price theatre tickets London' etc) .
Please treat my flat as if it were your own home, as it is a residential area. It is not a party flat, but a nice, relaxing and safe bolt hole from which you can easily discover literally all that London has to offer:) You cannot smoke in or outside the flat, I'm afraid, but there is a really nice corner cafe/delicatessen next door, where you could go and sit and smoke outside, for example (it is not legal to smoke inside in the UK) :)
Some authors come to do some writing here, which I understand as it is very nice and quiet. The street is unusually wide, for Camden, which makes it one of the most beautiful streets here.
We had a pleasant stay at Marcus' place. The house is in great location and has all amenities including a well equipped kitchen that we made good use of.
Tout simplement parfait! Marcus est à l'écoute de ses hôte, très gentil et agréable! Un vrai bonheur d'être tombé sur lui! J'espère pouvoir revenir très bientôt ;)
Les plus. L’appartement est bien situé, proche du métro, dans le quartier typique et animé de Camden. Marcus est très agréable et serviable, toujours prêt à répondre à nos questions
Les moins. Le canapé-lit qui n’est pas confortable pour deux personnes car le matelas est très fin. Marcus nous a alors installé un matelas gonflable mais malheureusement il fallait le regonfler toutes les 3 heures !
hm, un petit commentaire étrange, d'autant plus que je l'ai testé le matelas gonflable moi-même et ai dormi sur elle pour vous assurer qu'il est vraiment confortable (il est nouveau, et très très confortables, mais aussi et surtout parce que parfois acheté le canapé-lit se sent mal à l'aise des gens très hautes, qui ocurse de votre partenaire est très agréable) En d'autres termes, et cela inclut bien entendu les commentaires des clients, il n'y avait aucun problème à tous - aussi, tout à l'heure, les personnes séjournant dans la chambre, en utilisant le matelas gonflable , l'ont fait pendant deux jours, et ils adorent ça, et sont vraiment heureux - je me sens attentes peut-être vous pourriez avoir sur un canapé-lit, qui peut ne pas être raisonnable, car il est juste que: un canapé-lit (peut-être vous jamais dormait sur un avant, peut-être) - il est aussi un confortable canapé-lit supplémentaire avec un matelas de mousse de mémoire, donc il ya vraiment deux matelas - même si bien sûr il est pas un lit d'hôtel :) il est si rarement il ya un commentaire à propos de la confort, mais je l'ai aussi dormi sur les deux lits, et il peut être un cas d'avoir des attentes déraisonnables, et exaggreating les trois heures que tout le monde qui a un matelas gonflable de luxe sait, qu'une petite quantité d'air sort, mais cela est tout à fait normal, et en aucune façon At-il jamais allé au sol, mais il est normal de se dégonfler environ 10%, dans le cas où vous avez aucune expérience de cela? - Dommage d'avoir ce commentaire, comme je suis si fier de la façon dont ma belle location est, mais en cas de doute, s'il vous plaît lire le reste des critiques très, comme dans ce cas, je ne pense qu'il était un cas d'avoir des attentes déraisonnables (bien que nous ne parler des préoccupations avant que vous arriviez, pourtant vous devez avoir attendu plus de je annoncer (?) - ce que je propose est dans la liste, bien sûr, et il est très apprécié par les clients, comme il est beau, valeur confortable, plus sûr, et très central, et donc super pour Londres, dont je suis très heureux à propos :) dehors de cela, il est dommage que vous ne mentionnez pas que je nettoyé votre chambre supplémentaire, et vous a aidé à bien des égards , par exemple, pour findf un restaurant merveilleux pour votre 50e anniversaire, ou montré ans endroits merveilleux pour aller à Londres, mais bon, les gens sont différents, et je suis heureux que tant de gens font comme ici, pour sûr - je dirais peut-être pour vous assurer à l'avenir que vous restez dans un endroit plus comme un hôtel, qui cela est bien sûr pas, même si elle est une belle maison, et je ne vous aimez avoir des invités ici! peut-être il y avait plus d'attentes en raison de la 50e anniversaire, mais je ne me sens cela ne devrait pas alors une véritable réflexion sur la façon dont il est fait de rester dans mon appartement charmant! Je suis tellement heureux que vous aviez un merveilleux cadeau d'anniversaire bien, et apprécié votre séjour, que vous avez fait me dire vous-même - Cordialement, M
The room is as advertised, in a very good location to enjoy Camden. Marcus is very friendly and welcoming. The couch might be a bit hard for people with back problems, but not to the point where you can't sleep on it. Overall I am satisfied with my stay. Thanks for having me !
Marcus was SO helpful w/ not only finding my way to the flat, but w/ suggestions all around from food to shows to everything in between. Very thorough tour of the flat w/ how everything operates. The UK was experiencing a bit of a heat wave & Marcus was kind enough to provide a fan to keep me cool. The room was as described. The noise level at all times was quiet which was nice. Marcus's flat is near all types of eateries, pubs, down the road from Primrose hill & not much further from all the tourist sites that London has to offer. Very happy w/ my stay.
Marcus was so nice with us and the location was perfect.
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About the Host, Marcus
I live in central London, Camden, 4 mins from Regents Park and the underground in a charming street and I like travelling myself and love having guests staying.
I am quite active in the arts and socialising with friends, colleagues and I like improving myself as well as running one or two businesses.
I like meeting new people too and I am quite open minded and easy going.