About this listing
A cosy light & airy double bedroom on a surprisingly quite but central & buzzing location. Ideal for tourists, business travelers, couples or family members who want a more warm homely family setting to their stay in London. Breakfast included :)
We have a bright and airy double bedroom available with a spacious shower room located on one entire floor of a traditional London terraced house. We are located in Zone 2 in Shepherds Bush, West London. The bedroom it situated on the third floor at the back of our house and comes with its own private shower room. Its position in the house means it is very private and quiet.
The room has a TV, kettle and a chest of drawers for storage. Broad band connection through wifi is also available. Parking is free from 5 pm until 9 am and at the weekends. Otherwise payment is done through parking meter on the street.
If you are looking for a warm and inviting family home to stay in, the opposite of a sanitised hotel suite then you have come to the right place. We will even start your day off with a breakfast tray served in your room.
LOCATION & TRANSPORT
Shepherds Bush is very well served for public transport. It is located to the west of central London in Zone two (so it is quite central). It is a very handy location for both Gatwick and Heathrow airports. For more transport details please see the locations and transport section.
The guests have unrestricted access to their room and private bathroom on their own floor. Tea/coffee making facilities are also available just outside the guest room. Access to the garden, and usage of the kitchen or washing machine is not possible, though we are happy for guests to come down and request plates, cups, glasses and other items they may need.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to meet and greet guests and answer any questions they may have during their stay.
LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS
The local area is varied offering a wide range of multicultural ethnic cuisines and shops, as well as Europe's largest shopping mall Westfield with both high street shops and fashion label boutiques (for the web site please search the internet for "westfield london"). Westfield also has more restaurants too catering for all sorts of tastes.
LOCAL MUSIC AND CULTURAL VENUES
Also just 5 minutes walk is the Shepherds Bush Empire music venue (for the web site please search the internet for "empire shepherds bush") which is a brilliant and attracts world famous acts. Less well known is the Bush hall, a small but intimate music venue which has music for the discerning ear (for the web site please search the internet for "bush hall music"). Only 15 minutes walk is Hammersmith with two more venues. First the Hammersmith Apollo a more diverse venue often playing host to stand up comics and other acts as well as music (for the web site please search the internet for "hammersmith apollo"). Secondly the Riverside studios with a wide program covering many cultural arts from cinema to theatre (for the web site please search the internet for "riverside studios hammersmith").
PORTOBELLO & NOTTING HILL GATE
Either a twenty minute walk or a short tube ride or bus ride will get you to Portobello market, or Notting Hill Gate. With its colourful market and boutiques the area really lives up to expectations and is a firm favourite with tourists.
Other local areas within walking distance include, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Holland Park, and White City.
If you have any questions or special requests we will be happy to help.
Shepherds Bush has two main underground lines; the Central line (10 minutes walk) and closer still the Hammersmith and Circle line (just 5 minutes walk). Also a large number of buses that travel to all parts of central London. Bush and tube maps will be available to guests. If you would rather a taxi called we can provide you with numbers. Also in Shepherds Bush is a British Rail overland train that can take you to Gatwick airport. Heathrow is also easily accessible from Hammersmith with the Piccadilly line. For help getting around search the internet for the web site "Transport for London (TFL for short)"
No Smoking or pets allowed, please be relatively quiet after 11pm. Visitors permitted by prior agreement with hosts, no additional overnight guests unless already booked. Guests can have a continental breakfast tray left outside their room. If no breakfast is required please let us know in advance. If you need anything from the family kitchen such a s plates/glasses please don't hesitate to come down however we would ask you to respect our privacy during our meal (website hidden) in the kitchen and using the washing machine is not possible however. Check in times can be arranged if organised ahead of time.
Unser Aufenthalt bei Lia und ihrem Mann war genau so, wie wir es uns vorgestellt haben! Wir hatten ein schönes Zimmer mit eigenem Bad auf einer eigenen Etage und dadurch absolute Privatsphäre. Alles war sehr sauber und ordentlich! Was man auf den Bildern sieht, bekommt man auch! Also keine bösen Überraschungen. Jeden Morgen gabs ein liebevolles Frühstückstablett vor die Zimmertür geliefert. Die Lage des Hauses ist auch super, schön ruhig in einer Nebenstraße aber um die Ecke hat man alles was man braucht, viele Restaurants, Supermärkte, einen Markt, U-Bahnen, Bäcker, Banken und noch jede Menge mehr. Da Lia nicht da war, hat uns ihr Mann Jo bewirtet. Er war wirklich super nett und hat uns viele gute Ratschläge gegeben. Sogar das Müsli, das wir bei ihm so lecker fanden hat er uns zum Abschied geschenkt. Alles in Allem war es eine tolle Erfahrung und wir können die Beiden als Gastgeber wärmstens empfehlen!
A wonderful stay in London. Warmly welcomed and immediately felt comfortable in their home.
Room was perfect for our needs and the location suited us to a tee.
Extremely happy with our time here.
Lia and her husband are very friendly people. Her house is located nearby Shepherd's Bush Market tube station, but the best way to get to the city centre is to walk five more minutes to Shepherd's Bush tube station and take the Central Line. The room was very clean and confortable. It has a large bed and a small fridge in it where you can keep your drinks or food. The private bathroom was also very clean and spacious. Breakfast consist in milk with cereals, tea and croissant or toast with jam. If I were back to London I would stay with them for sure.
Our stay was absolutely fantastic. Lia gave excellent directions to find their place and the house is wonderful. The bathroom was very spacious. Breakfast in the morning was delightful. Her children are absolutely darling. Great location for the tube and wonderful food options. Laundromat is literally a half a block away. Absolutely would stay here again. Thank you Lia for all your help and hospitality.
We stayed at Lia's house for 3 nights and it was wonderful. Both her and her husband were incredibly nice hosts, giving us tips on were to go and what to visit.
The house is lovely, room is very clean, bathroom right next to the room and you basically have the top floor for yourself. Breakfast was perfect - everything you need just before a long day of wondering around in London.
The neighborhood is really nice, the house is located on a quiet street close to two tube stations: Sheperd's Bush Market - closest and Sheperd's Bush (10 minutes away). You can get to Notting Hill just by walking 20-25 minutes.
I will definitely recommend Lia's house to friends who want to visit London :)
I loved staying at Lia's place. The hosts were really welcoming and friendly. The apartment is beautiful and in a good location. I would really recommend this place and would stay here in the future.
Lia was a very friendly and open host. My daughter and me we enjoyed our stay in her house very much! The house is located in a quiet sidestreet. Our room was quiet and comfortable with a garden view. The neighbourhood is multicultural with a lot of shops and restaurants where you can eat delicious food for low money (especially in in a thai buffett along the way to "shepherds bush tube" station).
I can strongly recommend to stay with Lia!
Lia hat uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Wir haben uns in Ihrem liebevoll und gemütlich eingerichteten Haus sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Haus liegt in einer ruhigen Seitenstraße in einem lebendigen Multikulti- Viertel, wo es viele Möglichkeiten gibt günstig zu essen (besonders empfehlen kann ich ein thailändisches Buffet an der Straße, die zur Tube führt). Das Zimmer ist sehr ruhig auf der Rückseite des Hauses mit Blick in den hübschen kleinen Garten gelegen. Die Lage ist zentral und mit der Tube sind es nur wenige Stationen bis in die City. Wir sind an einem Tag sogar über Notting Hill und den Kensington Garden bis in die Stadt gelaufen. Ich kann Lias Unterkunft nur empfehlen!
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About the Host, Lia
I am a primary school teacher originally from Cork Ireland. I live in west London with my husband Joaquim and our three children aged 8,7 and 4.
We have been hosting since April 2012 our first guest was an Olympic athlete and her family. Since then we have had many amazing guests bringing the world to our door.
Both Joaquim and I speak Italian as we both met there and lived in Tuscany for some years. We enjoy the simple pleasures in life mainly cooking, and good company.
We feel that we could offer a sanctuary for those staying in London a very warm home away from home for your stay.
If needed we would be happy to provide personal recommendations of the local area or wider London sights.