2B/3F Shoreditch/DeBeauvoir 4(+2p)

House - Entire home/apt · De Beauvoir Rd, London, N1 5AT, United Kingdom

The Space

Large 2-bedroom early/mid Victorian house spread over 3 floors on zone 1 border, sporting a south-facing 1F sun/garden terrace (total sun trap, if it's ever sunny!) and G/F back patio in N1/De Beauvoir Town, a lovely little oasis wedged between Dalston-Hoxton-Shoreditch-Haggerston. A sort of "middle of two betweens".

Whole house available, short and long stays. Bed linen and towels provided. ***Feel free to ask for a special offer if you want a week+. But don't get miffed if we yell "NO"! :-)

There's two double bedrooms, one with en suite. One has brand new bed. Both are very comfy large double beds. There's a large 7ft sofa for extra guests and recently bought blow-up air-mattresses for the lounge, if you like. One is a "luxury double", quite cool. The other is a double which folds into a raised single. Perfect for kids. The house can sleep 7, though we have been advised to say 4 (+3 max).

STOP PRESS: We now have more chairs to get you around the dining table; fair points made by guests. We also have a shaving mirror and a hairdryer ...

It's up to £150 Sunday/weekdays and up to £170 per night Fri/Sat, the Airbnb exchange rate sometimes makes it over or under those figures. It being a US venture the exchange rate moves. Please please be aware also that airbnb charges guests 6-12%, so factor that in. It's not us being greedy, honest Mum!

PSS: If you want to streetview the surrounding streets try Mortimer Road, De Beauvoir Road, Northchurch Terrace/Road, De Beauvoir Square, Culford Road, Downham Road, Regents Canal, Shoreditch Park ...

***Note again: If this is your first trip to London, and you want all the 'normal' touristy stuff, that's cool, but you may wonder why you ended up here. Better off further west, we reckon. If you want cool, trendy east and murky old historic London stuff, the galleries, bars, graveyards, etc, then this is your place. Mind you, it is only 20mins tube to Soho and West End

So why here? It's a semi-posh, groovy local manor already up in the world (see the video link below); it's green and grey but quite groovy, with new bars, restaurants and cafes opening almost weekly, very near the canal, and very very central - I can't think of such a green area of London so close, say, to the City of London and Old Street/Silicon Roundabout. It also has great pubs!

Our house is in the De Beauvoir conservation area, famed for its gardens (see video), and very close for the plethora of new bars, restaurants, galleries, pubs, gigs of Dalston, Shoreditch, Haggerston, and the N1 manor (lovely Barnsbury, Canonbury, Angel and Upper Street), right by the uber-cool and urban Regents Canal, 200m to now trendy Haggerston tube on the all-new tube to Canary Wharf, Brick Lane and all the way southwest to regal Richmond, it's only 100m for 5min buses to East End/Brick Lane, 15 mins central London/ West End. It's 13mins walk to Old Street. We are 10-15mins walk to the City, 30 seconds to the canal, 15 mins to in-vogue Broadway Market and London Fields, 14 minutes to Upper Street, happening Dalston is a 2min stroll.

All amenities: washing machine/dishwasher/Smeg oven/ microwave-combi ovens/residential street parking (temporary permits available - they aint free!), superfast BB/wifi, phone, flatscreen TV/cable with super-great TiVo cable TV, HAIRDRYER, iron (and ironing board!!!), gas BBQ, en suite and main bathroom etc etc. There's a public rental station 200 metres away, too, and one planned for across the road. Handy or what?

There are lots of restaurants within 200 metres - be it Vietnamese, Argentinian tapas, Sicilian pizza, Caribbean, African, Turkish, Venezuelan, Malaysian, American BBQ, Japanese noodles, Cuban, a super popular real ale and BBQ place, a super-dooper new Italian pizza place, a cool modern British, a top craft brew and BBQ place one minute away, and an award-winning fish 'n chips - plus brunch or coffee on the canal featured in NYTimes, a lovely deli, loads of gastropubs. There are four convenience shops within 2mins walks, for all your snack and booze needs. Something opens every week, we can't keep up.

The local DB pubs are all gastro serving, all cool and convivial. The latest new pub/bar Duke's Brew and Cue specialises in tasty craft ales and BBQ - the top steak is £27, way too expensive! A new pub seems to refurbish each week. The Fox is now good, too. Talbot is our favourite on Englefield Road (I think it appears in the Carling ad, although it doesn't serve Carling, thank god!).

Being a Londoner, a journalist and travel writer and a local for 12 years I can put you right as to where and when to go, all the hidden nooks and historical crannies (did you know Lenin and Stalin stayed round the corner? Not with airbnb, obviously). I'll do a must-see and local listing summary, there's so much to do around here in this local manor of London. Other nearby attractions include: Colombia Row flower market, Barbican, Spittalfields, Dalston, lovely Stoke Newington, Jamie Oliver's 15, Smithfield Market, Broadway Market, the happening London Fields area, Geoffrey museum, Victoria Park, too many others to mention

My partner speaks Swedish and all lingo Scandi plus some German, unt a liddle bid a Fronch, if you need to talk different.

Right, that's enough. Email any questions. We are more than happy to help - I have been told I'm very chatty on email. Which is good, right? Ciaowiedersen!

The Neighborhood

You can see the manor on this video: (website hidden)
If it is hidden, then search for the East London from the air Official video - De Beauvoir is from 0.50-0.60secs. Also has aerial shots of all the attractions in this quarter, from the Columbia flower market to Broadway Market to Victoria Park to London Fields and the canals

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 4
Extra people: $17 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1645 /week
Monthly Price: $5887 /month
Security Deposit: $173
Cleaning Fee: $61
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We were 4 sisters and our mother who stayed in this lovely apartment for 3 nights. This was so much better than staying in a hotel! The apartment was beautiful, clean and spacious. We especially enjoyed having two bathrooms and the terrasse. Tim couldn't have been a better host. He was flexible, relaxed and helpful. Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay here! The place was clean and looks exactly like the pictures. The location was good and within walking distance from several east London neighborhoods, although it was a little further from Shoreditch than we expected, approximately 20 minutes walking. I would highly recommend this place!

    March 2014
  • We really had a wonderful stay at Tim's and Emma's house.
    It was difficult for us to go for a walk every day, because Tim's house was very very cozy and amazing :)
    You have everything you need there, and even more.
    The kitchen had all of necessary things to make dinner and breakfast at home, the bedroom and bathroom was totally nice and comfortable.
    The apartments is situated in a pretty quite street. Excellent location, nice neighborhood and close to pubs (we really recommend - Tablot).
    Tim bought food and drinks for us, it was really nice after long journey from Moscow. And also we've found all information about London: maps, guides and more. It was very helpful.
    Tim was an excellent host!
    I would really recommend his place to friends travelling together.
    Thank you Tim and Emma for the best time in London!

    March 2014
  • We had a great month staying at Tim's. For us it was all about location and it was great to be somewhere where we can only dream of living. A short walk to vibrant Dalston, in the heart of upmarket De Beauvoir and all the buses and connections you could need.
    The house itself comfortably sleeps 4 and has pretty much everything you could want or need. And if not, there are enough convenience shops in spitting distance.
    Communication with Tim was excellent and he was really accommodating over a tricky payment issue.
    I'm sure we'll be back!

    March 2014
  • We really enjoyed our trip to London, mostly due to this stunning and very comfortable apartment. Very central location, only minutes from the main bus routes and Haggerston underground. There are loads of fantastic pubs and restaurants near by (my fav was Duke's Brew & Que which is literally a stones throw away). This apartment was also very close to family and friends, so visiting was really stress free for us. Thank you so much Tim & Emma for making our trip a comfortable one. We were blown away by your hospitality. Tim was always contactable via mobile and email and very quick to respond to any queries. We will most certainly be staying again next time we visit (if you'll have us) and will absolutely be recommending you. Only downside to our trip was that three nights wasn't long enough. Top Class Airbnb hosts.

    January 2014
  • Tim an Emma's place was perfect for us, evrything you need for a stay was there. The place is confortable, you can feel at home! It was also nice to know Tim an Emma available in case of needed anything. We appreciate that they left guides, metro cards and even a cell phone! Where is located the house is also great with a very nice canal five minutes away (where you can do your running or walking with a beautiful park near the canal), buses and metro just around the corner! perfect!!

    January 2014
  • Terrific house in the best of locations. Exceptionally decorated, neat, tidy, very homely. It's just a short stroll away from the canal, Broadway Market, great pubs and eateries. Open School East is just across the road if you like an occasional seminar on writing or making your own pottery. Tim is a great host and a lovely person with a great sense of humour! Will certainly be back. Hopefully, very shortly!

    January 2014
  • This is a great appt & location, which worked for our family with 2 kids. Tim is a great host and uber helpful, we had tons of guides & suggestions. Parking situation was great too. We loved the thought that went into our welcome package, as we got in really late & it was great to cook an English breakie without having to figure out the shop situation first thing in the morning. Also loved the spare Oyster cards, which I always intend to bring but never do... Definitely recommend this appt for families or whatever's... Good luck with the new family addition. Best for 2014. Doreen & Co.,.

    January 2014
  • Tim is an excellent host that I meet via booking of air b n b.
    First during the reservation (when i choose where to stay in London), my main criteria was the prompt response from the host. He was quick and prompt reply.
    During move in time, Tim shows caring, excellent concerns, text me all the time for his contact.
    The house really clean, tidy and big! 1 min walk from metro and 15 mins travel by bus to downtown.
    I would highly recommend if bring kids and stay in Tim's house, it will be very good for kids to play around the area.

    December 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay at Tim's. Tim was brilliant to deal with at all times, very responsive and friendly and nothing was any trouble for him, he made us feel very welcome. The house is beautiful. Felt very lucky to be there and it was beautifully tidy and homely but also very cool.
    This place is great.

    December 2013
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Journalist/sub-editor/travel writer
I'm a journalist with a UK national newspaper, writing mostly travel, editing foreign news. Love reading, writing, watching, running, cycling - all the "ings"! Not sure what to put here, feels like a dating site. I'm fun to have around, but never loud or annoying; clean, and chirpy. Like beer and wine, never spirits, love trying other cuisine, sampling new places and above all meeting new people. My partner Emma is Swedish, works for a top education charity and speaks Scandi, bits of German and French. I speak mockney but can order ciggies in Cantonese. And that's about all. I travel a lot, and use airbnb so we have given it a go at home, which is De Beauvoir Town, N1, London - a happening and smart, reasonably uprmarket area above Shoreditch, south-west of Dalston, west of Haggerston and east of Angel - hence, "the middle of two betweens". I'm in my 40s, so don't worry about being woken up at 6am to rave music. Love Sweden, Berlin, Languedoc, Spanish cities, Spanish food, London pubs, walking in the country, ambling by the urban but beautiful Regents canall
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