A COMFY, SPOTLESS SINGLE ROOM in Fulham, easily accessible from all major airports and close to museums and shops. The room is ideal for the solo traveller; small but perfectly formed the room has plenty of hanging and drawer space for all your clothes and luggage.
- free wifi internet access with unlimited broadband
- a free local SIM card for your phone or tablet
Breakfast is not provided , but cafes and supermarkets are close by and I do provide;
- anti-allergy pillow covers and bed linen
- lots of hanging space with clothes hangers
- mobile phone chargers
- global adaptor plugs
- wifi printer
- washing machine
- additional fans for cooling or heating
- use of iTouch with offline maps of London
- a wide variety of complimentary teas and coffees.
Your room also has a computer table and chair, so that you can work privately.
The flat is entirely pet-free, non-smoking and situated in a quiet location. It was originally built in 1899 and is a classic London Victorian tenement flat.
You have use of the bathroom, kitchen and living room.
Breakfast is not provided, but there is a wide variety of teas and coffees for you to help yourself.
There are lots of great local cafe's and supermarkets only a street away - please look at the neighbourhood guide on my listing - and there is exclusive space for your use in the fridge and kitchen cupboards for you to store your own food.
Interaction with Guests
I will provide you with a quick orientation and talk you through London and local attractions on arrival - depending on how new you are to London. After that I'm happy to chat as little or as much as you like.
During weekdays I am at work so you have the flat to yourself and sometimes I'm away at weekends. My flat suits the independent solo traveller who is looking for a quiet home away from home.
Fulham is vibrant and has a village atmosphere with excellent transport links. Location-wise the flat is in an upmarket area in Zone 2. The area is quiet and extremely safe part of London. The river Thames is within a short walking distance, and provides a magical respite from the busy city. Fulham is a great location for traditional English pubs, local theatres and restaurants.
All tube stations can also be reached by a five minute bus journey, or a 15 minute walk. From outside the flat there are a wide variety of bus routes that go to all the top sightseeing and shopping spots such as Kings Road, Westminster, the South Bank, South Kensington and all the main museums, Oxford Street and Baker Street.
Cycles for hire: Right outside the flat is London's Cycle Hire scheme, ideal for a short cycle down to river, exploring locally, or venturing into the heart of London. I have lots of cycle guides and a helmet for your use.
Fulham Broadway is the closest tube. Hammersmith is also close and is the tube station serving Heathrow.
Top travel tip 1: Get a London Oyster card. Top it up with £10. This will get you to the flat via London train, tube or bus.
Top travel tip 2: Get the 'Citymapper' app. Excellent app showing all bus, tube, overground and walking directions between points - plus all costs and timings. Highly recommended.
Other Things to Note
Look under the 'House Rules' tab on this listing for lots more information on the best way to get to my flat.
I look forward to your booking request, see you soon!
A FEW RULES AND MUCH MORE INFORMATION
CHECK-IN & OUT
Check-in is at 6pm and check-out is 9am, but I can be flexible on the morning check-out, and at weekends for both check-in and check-out.
I operate a 'one and one out' guest policy so that my guests can enjoy their exclusive time in my flat. I like to ensure that guests are not interrupted by a new guest arriving or wanting access to the flat to leave their luggage, use the facilities, or take the door keys, before the outgoing guest is ready.
LEFT LUGGAGE - BAGGAGE STORAGE
All mainline stations have left luggage / baggage storage facilities. Just do an internet search for Left Luggage London.
If you arrive in London before your checking in time, and want to leave your bags somewhere I recommend the following:
From Heathrow take the Heathrow Express and leave your bags at Paddington.
From Gatwick, take the Gatwick Express and leave your bags at Victoria.
From Stansted, take the Stansted Express and leave your leave your (email hidden)rpool Street. Or get a little closer to my place and leave them at Paddington. Just take the circle line direct to Paddington from Liverpool Street.
There are other left luggage offices at Euston, Kings Cross and St Pancras mainline train stations.
Details on how to get to my flat from these baggage storage facilities will be provided on booking.
TRAVEL TIMES TO MY FLAT
Travel times from main London transport hubs to my flat are approximately as follows:
From Heathrow. Journey time 1.5 - 2 hours from plane landing. Tube to Hammersmith then easy bus trip to Dawes Road.
From Gatwick. Journey time 2 - 3 hours from plane landing. I recommend Easybus non-stop to Earls Court/West Brompton. See the picture on my listing for a map showing the simple 15 minute walk to flat.
From Stansted. Journey time 2 - 3 hours from plane landing. I recommend Easybus. This is a non-stop service to Baker Street.
From most National Railway stations. Journey time 45 minutes from most stations. Take tube to Hammersmith or Fulham Broadway
Wipe down the glass shower partition after use.
Leave the bathroom door open to let the steam out after showering.
Double lock the door when you go out, and,
Turn the lights out when you go to bed.
There will be keys for you on arrival so you can freely come and go.
MOST OF ALL - ENJOY!
Antonia is a very warm and helpful host. She has offered many valuable recommendations and tips on getting around and information on places of attraction. She also have a good collection of london guidebooks in the guest bedroom.
Her place is very neat and clean and is conveniently located near supermarkets and cafes. It is also easy to get around to places of attractions via bus or trains.
I stayed at Antonia's for a week and it was amazing! It looks exactly as it does in the pictures and even though it was kind of a small flat (but that's normal in London) it still was enough space and actually everything I needed (if not even more). Also she offered me tea bags, coffee, her mixer, and so much more.
What I really appreciated was the folder Antonia had made for her guests - it contains all the useful information you need to get around London and even the cheapest eats and so much more - this folder is like a second brain.
The room itself is tiny but lovely, and you got lots of space for your own things and your clothes and under the bed you also got loads of available space.
I really enjoyed my stay in London and Antonia definitely helped me with getting around easier and faster. I had some really nice conversations with her as well and I think it would be quite difficult to find an Airbnb host who is as friendly and helpful as her.
To be honest, when first reading all the amazingly positive reviews I wasn't quite sure if those are all real, but after staying in this flat, I understand - I can only recommend this apartment to all you travellers out there!
Last but not least, I want to you, Antonia, for everything!
Antonia’s apartment was a perfect home base during my recent visit to London. The apartment was amazing - beautifully decorated and was very clean and quiet. I had everything I needed to rest and feel at home including a very comfortable bed. I was really impressed. Antonia is a great host, and warm welcoming person. She can give very useful practical and cultural information. There are wonderful walks from the house. I highly recommend her apartment to anyone looking for a place to stay in London. Merci Antonia !!!
Very welcoming, everything was exactly in the way it was promised.
Lovely neighbourhood, close to the center - I could easily walk to Hyde Park and museums.
When I'll be back to London, I'll try my best to stay with Antonia again.
It's my first time to join this apps and find the accommodation for my trip. It's great that i have met a nice and helpful house owner to give me some good advice and suggestion on my trip. The house is also beautiful and clean, so it did give me comfortable and warm feelings. I hope we can meet again in the future.
Amazing experience. Antonia is super friendly. Nice cosy room. Everything nearby. Fabulous place
Antonia has been a really awesome host, making my first AirBnB experience nothing but a pleasant one! Directions on getting to the flat were very easy to follow, considering that I'm new to London and was navigating alone at night. The stay has been perfect for me - with good bus connections to the city and Tube, a wide variety of shower essentials and a clean and cosy room with blankets and hot water bottle. I was very unaccustomed to the cold and Antonia kindly made me a cup of tea upon my arrival! There are many guidebooks in the room and Antonia has meticulously prepared a very comprehensive house manual, including recommended cafés, pubs and grocery stores. The room is also equipped with lots of clothes hangers, bath robes, adaptors, hairdryer and even ear plugs! It's amazing how detailed Antonia is in ensuring her guests enjoy a pleasant stay. My only regret is not being able to spend more time in London.
I had a really delightful stay and I'm afraid my future hosts would have a hard time matching up to Antonia's wonderful flat and hospitality!
I am a longtime Londoner of 30 years and I love this city. I have been hosting since May 2012 and have found it to be an absolutely delightful experience. I'm only sorry I didn't do this sooner!
It is wonderful how airbnb has helped us regular people open their doors to the curious traveller, and I am very happy that I can now contribute to this way of experiencing the world.
I've really enjoyed hosting and chatting with all the lovely airbnb'ers who have come to stay and I'm looking forward to being a guest myself sometime soon.
I work for Local Government in economic development, and love living in this part of the big city, as it has a village atmosphere and is close to the river - my bit of countryside in the city.
See you soon! Antonia