About this listing
Chilled out, cosy and friendly London pad. Converted Victorian terrace gives a real London feel and with all mod cons. Great cafes, restaurants, shops and excellent transport links from Finsbury Park station, all just five minutes away.
Pleasant, good size, light and airy double room perfect to retire to after a day at work or being out and about. Oxford Circus is a tube ride away! The apartment is on split-levels with the two bedrooms on the top floor; and the kitchen, bathroom and living room on the second floor. I love art so there are prints, posters and paintings around the place. There is access to the sunny garden from the communal hallway.
**Please 'Contact Me' with any enquiries for specific dates e.g. a festival weekend or event.
Cosy and spacious living room, hygienic bathroom, the kitchen for light cooking (inc. microwave), also use of the washer. Then of course the bedroom pictured, with the (memory foam mattress, i.e. very comfy) double bed. A good nights sleep is important after sightseeing in Piccadilly Circus or Trafalgar Square. There is also a TV in the room. Bonus!
Interaction with Guests
The flat is occupied by the host and two friendly cats and the room is available immediately for a single female or male (no couples). Professional, student or traveller. Ideally, friendly, independent, tidy and respectful. If coming from abroad as a tourist there's lots to do in London and the local area for all budgets - Buckingham Palace to Brick Lane Market!
We have great, urban-village-like local amenities. There are excellent cafes, restaurants, and pubs in the nearby vicinity. A supermarket and independent greengrocers for food shopping and also hair salons, barbers and the long standing New Beacon Bookshop all located along Stroud Green Road. Crouch End, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, Hampstead Heath and Angel Islington with the Sunday Farmer's Market are all 20 minutes away by bus, half that by car. Please click on the Guidebook link, top right to get you started.
The flat is located 5 minutes from Finsbury Park tube and train station - 15 mins to Oxford Circus, 10 mins from Kings Cross St Pancras on the Victoria and Piccadilly lines; also the London Overground from Highbury. Excellent transport links for getting around London (personally, I love it)!
Other Things to Note
~ Please get in touch with bookings shorter than 3 days. I'm happy to consider a long weekend.
~ You airbnb profile photo and bio (even if just a short one) is appreciated. I cannot guarantee to confirm your booking otherwise.
~ Please check out by 1pm unless a prior agreement is made
~ Be mindful of the cats when leaving and entering the apartment ensuring they are not left in the communal hallway.
~ Personal belongings are best kept in your room and not in other parts of the apartment when not in use.
~ There is no curfew as such, but regularly staying up into the early hours in the living room is not ideal.
~ After bath or shower, bath must be cleaned. Equipment provided.
~ If your stay is longer than 7 nights please contribute to bathroom tissue.
~ Please empty rubbish from room in the bins outside.
~ Put away kitchen equipment after use.
~ Hallway, living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom lights are preferred to be turned off when not in use, to conserve energy and keep costs down.
~ Smoking is allowed only in the garden.
~ Respect the flat, the room and the host.
I've just stayed at Esther's flat for a week and what a week it was.
From the moment I stepped through the door I was made to feel welcome. Esther is a very trusting, welcoming and warm host.
It's only a couple of streets away from the tubestation and excellent connection to the inner city. Esther lets you get on with things and is there if you want advice. Lovely lady !!!
Esther's lovely apartment was home for the two weeks I was in London. Esther is a wonderful host, always helpful and allows you to have your privacy. The room is just as you see it in the photos and is very nice. And I have to agree with another reviewer on the mattress - it's one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on! I loved the neighborhood a lot as well. It has some good places to eat and you can get to central London by bus or the Tube. Thank you Esther for making my trip so much more comfortable than I thought it would be.
I stayed with Esther for a month whilst on work experience and it was a home away from home. Esther is warm and welcoming, as is her place. It is in a prime location, very close to the tube and very easily accessible. The room is a great size, bright and has lots of storage space. I wouldn't give it a second thought about staying with Esther again! Besides, I miss the cats.
It was a very nice stay with Esther. She's cool and connected, the room is nice, and wifi has been working all the time... :o)
Esther hosted my mother for a week who was visiting me from abroad and it was the perfect base for her in London. Shops & restaurants on the doorstep and great transport links to the city (and rest of the country!) from Finsbury Park. Esther has a very calm and kind presence, her flat is beautiful, all in all a lovely place to stay.
This was my first Airbnb experience. I truly enjoyed staying at Esther, she is a very down to Earth person and has a nice place ! Location was super, 5 minutes away from tube and a few stops away from all the central places. Also bed was super comfy :)) thank you Esther, take care xx
About the Host, Esther
Friendly, respectful and full of information about the local area and London. I'm a chilled out host who lets guests get on with their holiday or stay in peace, but always available for a chat or a local pick up from station or info on getting around town or the area. Two cats live here too. Nice cats.
Five things I cannot live without are my MacBook Pro, my iPhone, poetry books and novels, fresh fruit and veg for juicing. I like the sights and sounds of London, particularly South Bank, theatre and spoken word poetry nights, the cinema and the parks. I love Kenya, Nairobi, Mombasa and the Masai Mara. I like Spain such as Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, the mountains of Andalusia and the Alpujarras. Ibiza's fun, even without the clubbing as the beaches are brilliant. I also like St Lucia, Guyana and New Zealand. Would love to travel to Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, New York, LA, maybe Miami, Tanzania, Thailand.