About this listing
Good sized double room right in the heart of London near many of its best tourist attractions. We've owned this 3 bedroom flat for years, and hosted hundreds of happy Airbnb guests so we know the area and how to get the best from it. Get in touch!
We've been hosting on here for three years. We don't live at the property right now so all three bedrooms are rented (the bathroom is shared). We have now had hundreds of guests come through our doors, we also travel regularly using Airbnb. Between those two things we have a really good feel for what people are looking for when staying here and using Airbnb.
We're splitting our time between travelling and staying elsewhere in London and the UK for a while due to work and other commitments, but we're still very much involved in the house. When we can provide access two of our trusted local friends help out.
We know the area and London very well and provide a full written guide to our guests but are also very happy to help with information by phone, email or What's App about eating, drinking, sightseeing and anything else we can.
We appreciate one of the things people like is a bit of local knowledge when staying in Airbnb so do our best to provide this with the guides and contact mentioned above, however we have also dropped the price to reflect that we are no longer in the house, so for the area it is an even bigger bargain.
This is a good sized double room in a period mansion block, one minute from Waterloo train station. We have renovated it over the last three years to a high standard, retaining all its original character - this isn't a hotel room, it's a guest room in our house.
The room has a good size double bed and good hanging/drawer space, recently decorated with stripped wood floors and plenty of space for luggage etc. In the rest of the flat we have a communal living room with cable and an LCD TV as well as very high speed broadband throughout the flat. The kitchen is new, finished recently with high spec units, Italian tiles and top spec appliances like a Bosch dishwasher and Miele washing machine. The bathroom is small but perfectly formed with a powerful rain shower. There is a separate toilet. The bathroom and toilet are shared.
The real highlight of the flat though is the location, which is quite frankly amazing and the main reason we chose to live here. For transport it is 30 secs from Waterloo train station. Basically, getting anywhere in London is within easy reach on the tube/bus etc.
It is walking distance (under 15 mins) to the Southbank (Tate Modern, BFI, Hayward etc), Covent Garden, The House of Parliament, Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower of London, St Pauls and many more attractions. Closer still (1 min) Lower Marsh market is emerging as one of London's cutest little markets with international street food stalls and a weekly produce market.
The rate includes a nice, simple continental style breakfast which you help yourself to in the morning. Bagels, preserves, cereals, juice, tea and coffee that kind of thing.
The flat is on the third floor so a few easy steps are necessary, unfortunately this means no disabled access is possible.
Parking can be arranged for an extra fee (it costs us money to buy it).
Check in is best after 4pm but please contact us if this is an issue with your travel plans.
We provide a printed guide in your room on arrival, created by us exclusively for our guests.
We only ask that guests act like normal human beings and respect the house, common sense stuff.
About the Host, Theo & Danielle
We used Airbnb all over the world and had great experiences. We've decided to rent out our flat over the summer to give us some flexibility while we settle back in and a bit of extra cash. (We don't live at the flat at the moment but we are there lots during the week) We feel that after all the travelling we have just done we are in a great place to be able to know what people will want from a visit to London.
Both of us love music and much of our lives revolve around it. We've lived in London for a few years and know the area where the flat is really well, its a great place to be.