About this listing
Price includes breakfast ie; toast, jams etc, cereal, milk and as much coffee/ tea as you like.
Based in an old victorian house on the top floor, is your nicely decorated bright spacious double room (South facing) with a very comfortable double bed. Fresh linen and towels provided on a weekly basis. The bathroom is shared.
The room has an excellent view over Tooting with beautiful sunrises behind the neighbouring steepled church.
You have the option of using the rest of the extremely large, contemporary flat if you wish, as I like to think my home is your home during your stay in London. You can come and go as you please. I want you to have a great time during your stay.
You have use of the washing machine, a charge of £3 per load, There is no tumble dryer but you have use of the air drier.
You can store items in the fridge and/or cupboard, just ask me for some space if you need it. Unlike many other hosts, I do not charge any cleaning fees.
As for all you foodies out there, you are most welcome to use the kitchen to conjure any culinary delights you may have, or you might just be tempted to venture out to the vast amount of inexpensive restaurants and pattiserie's that you will find just a stones throw away. I would be only too happy to recommend some with excellent food.
All public transport is on your doorstep to all of the major tourist attractions in the City Centre of London taking only approx 20-30 mins on the underground.
For your convenience, I will also provide you for FREE, a returnable Oyster Card for travelling on all London Transport.
Local attractions and amenities include;
* Easy reach to Wimbledon Tennis courts for all you tennis fans (4km direct bus)
* Gatwick airport is easily reached within 45 mins door to door by public transport (pending traffic).
* St George's Hospital is conveniently located 10 minutes walk away for anybody wishing to take courses etc (I work there myself).
* Leisure Centre within 10 mins walk
* Very close to shops, markets, cinema, theatre, library,
restaurants and parks/commons.
Bathroom/toilet is situated on ground floor level.
Guests will have access to everywhere except the hosts bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
I shall be present during most evenings and I always enjoy a social get together with some nibbles and a drink since I like to think, my guests are also my friends, but I also respect others who would prefer to have their own privacy.
If you like to read, I have many books for you to borrow.
Tooting Broadway is a safe, vibrant area which has a 24hr bus connection to and from various places in and out of London.
Since Tooting is in a controlled parking area, I can arrange discounted visitor permits for a cost of £6.50 per day if you wish to travel by car.
Other Things to Note
All potential guests must have a photograph of themselves and be a verified user of the site with at least a verified phone number.
A passport or UK Driving license will be required only in cases where there is limited verifications on a profile.
*Your room, bathroom and kitchen should be left clean and tidy, just as you would expect to find it.
*No friends etc, allowed in the house at anytime without my consent.
*Strictly a no smoking household.
*A £10 payment will be required in the event of lost keys.
Karen was great. I was early into London. Karen was immensely helpful. I was able to do a bag drop at her place and get on with my day.
We felt very welcome. Karen is a perfect host - friendly and courteous, relaxed and helpful. The guest room is clean and pleasant. We enjoyed our time in Tooting very much. Thanks a lot, Karen!
Karen is one of the best hostesses you could ever have. I, personally, did not stay with Karen, but I was looking for a kind, caring, personable person for my parents, who were not familiar with London, to stay with. I did meet Karen several times, and in those times she was extremely friendly and very conscious of what my/my parents' needs would be during the stay. My parents told me that staying with Karen is extremely flexible and comfortable, i.e. It felt like home away from home. Therefore, this was completely ideal for my parents (and also for me), and we are thoroughly happy. If my parents come back to London, Karen will be the first person they ring up. Thoroughly recommended.
I was made to feel very welcome and at ease. The location is great, everything is right on your doorstep. It really could not be any easier. A great place to be. Certainly a great place to explore from. Tooting High Street is a blast.
J'ai passé un agréable séjour chez Karen. Trés attentive à mon confort, à enrichir mon séjour à Londres, elle m'a donné de très bons conseils. Nous sommes allées au théatre ensemble c'était très sympatique!!
Merci beaucoup Karen pour ton accueil. Je reviendrai avec plaisir.
Je vous recommande cette jolie maison, dans un quartier vivant mais peu bruyant, proche des bus et métro, avec une literie confortable.
About the Host, Karen
55yr old lady works full time as a pathology technician at the local hospital/university. I spend a lot of time on short breaks and visits to escape London madness!! I have traveled many places worldwide and can appreciate the need for simple budget accommodation etc.
I am very friendly and adaptable and keen to help you choose the right places to visit in and around London and the best routes and methods to take.