Double room in a newly decorated 2 bedroom flat, close to Dalston (0.5mile), and the City of London (3miles). Flat features a large shared bathroom, and rear garden with BBQ and outdoor seating.
The flat is well situated in the bohemian area of North East London. Locally it's just a couple of minutes walk north to Stoke Newington Church Street with all it's restaurants, cafes, delis, shops, pubs, and a nice park (Clissold). A five minute walk south and you hit the buzzy area of Dalston, with the many clubs, bars, galleries, live music venues, and vintage shops.
Slightly further a field 2 miles south east is the area of London Fields, which hosts a number of good places to eat and drink, plus an excellent Saturday market.
Beyond that 2.5 miles south of Stoke Newington is Shoreditch. Famous for it's street art, music scene, vintage shops, and the epicentre of London's creative community. It's filled with many bars, clubs, and restaurants, two famous markets (Brick Lane Sunday Market & Spitalfields Market). And many many galleries. If you're in town on the first Thursday of the month i'd particularly recommend this: (website hidden)
Transport wise there are overground trains from Rectory Road (3 mins walk away) taking you to Liverpool Street Station in 12mins, where you can connect with tube services to Central & West London. Underground and Overground services also run from Dalston Junction & Dalston Kingsland (15-10mins walk). Trains from Dalston Kingsland take you to the Olympic Park in 14mins.
Plus there are plenty of buses that run 24 hours to all parts of London.
No smoking inside the house.
Also no working from the flat. Sadly we cant accommodate guests looking to use the place as a home office during the day.
Other than that we don't really have any strict rules. We simply ask for a mutual level of common sense and courtesy (us included), and ask guests to be courteous when coming in late at night (after 24:00hrs) Sunday to Thursday. We love to go out and have fun as much as the next person, but demanding jobs curtail this a little during the week!
Mark was very kind and the apartment was in a great location. Very multi-cultural and fun. Wholefoods is close. Great restaurants and cafes. Amazing shower! x
Mark and Laura were absolutely wonderful hosts. Welcoming, kind and knowledgeable.
Stoke Newington is also a great area to discover. Wonderful pubs, cafés and restaurants with a village atmosphere.
Having lived in London, it was a great surprise to discover places I have never visited before. I will return!
Elegir a Mark y Laura fue un acierto. Son amables y atentos, y cuidan los detalles para que te sientas cómodo en su casa.
Nuestra primera vez en Londres y también en Airbnb, y la experiencia ha sido positiva en ambas. Lo mas probable es que si repetimos en Londres, hagamos otra visita a esta casa (:
Very nice place. Good insulation, great shower, spacious, and clean. Highly recommend.
This was my first Air BnB experience, and I am glad it was with Mark and Laura! I stayed with them for 6 weeks while my permanent housing got sorted, and they were nothing but extremely welcoming, accommodating and friendly. I definitely felt like I was a room mate rather than a stranger staying in their house. On top of that, the area of Stoke Newington and their super cute flat are great. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone!
Mark & Laura were both wonderful, polite, welcoming hosts. Their home was very comfortable to live in and both of them were very vigilant and accommodating to any needs/questions/requests that had.
Their home was exactly as described. The room was a perfect size for me to live in for 4 weeks and at no point did I feel confined to my rented room. They make you feel welcome in sharing their living space and inviting in conversation. Many times during my stay did I feel a warm coming home after a long day working - it was refreshing and humbling to have their interest in my day.
The area was lovely - so many conveniences just within walking distance of the front door. Very peaceful at night also.
I would highly, highly recommend anyone considering to book with Mark and Laura.
I booked Mark and Laura's room for my Dad whilst he was visiting London. He tells me that as hosts they were extremely welcoming, easy going and that his room was really comfortable. He would recommend a stay to everyone, especially if you are keen to see all that is good about Stoke Newington as the flat is bang in the middle of it all. Thanks to Mark and Laura for giving him a great first experience of Air BnB!
We are two advertising creatives from London.
For 2 years we hosted people from all over the world in our London flat, to save money to go travelling, which we duly did in January 2014 - starting initially in Rio in Brazil. We then travelled south to Argentine Patagonia, and then all the way up to BC in Canada pretty much entirely overland.
Now back in London, and having enjoyed our Airbnb hosting experience so much. We are once again making our flat available to people.
In our spare time we like exploring new places on foot or by bike. Visiting galleries, museums, local markets, shops, cafes, bars, and most importantly, finding good places to eat! We also love to be active by running, skiing, cycling, trekking, and surfing amongst other things. The thing we love most though is to travel and meet new people.