About this listing
A COMFY SPOTLESS small single room in my home in Fulham, accessible from all major airports and close to museums and shops. The room has a single bed - ideal for the solo traveller; it has plenty of hanging and drawer space for all your clothes and luggage.
Hello and thanks for looking at my listing!
My small guest room is part of my home where I live. Apart from the guest room and my room there are no other rooms, so you will only share my home with me.
Breakfast is not provided, but there are great cafes close by.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen at any time, and also the living room and TV when I am not in, which is most of the time! I work during the day and am out most evenings.
- free wifi internet access with unlimited broadband
- a free local SIM card for your phone or tablet
Also provided for you are;
- anti-allergy pillow covers and bed linen
- lots of hanging space with clothes hangers
- mobile phone chargers
- global adaptor plugs
- wifi printer
- washing machine
- local Fulham map to use, take away, have as a souvenir!
- additional fans for cooling or heating
- use of iTouch with offline maps of London
- a wide variety of complimentary teas and coffees, and
- use of the kitchen with space to store your food.
Your room is small, but has space for all your luggage and 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.
Don't forget breakfast is not provided, but there are great cafes close by.
My guest room is part of my home where I live. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen at any time, and also the living room and TV when I am not in, which is most of the time! I work during the day and am out most evenings.
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 - just have a quick look at 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 welcome you to my home with a full orientation and a guide to local attractions and transport. 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.
I look forward to hosting you!
Fulham is vibrant and has a village atmosphere with excellent transport links. Location-wise my home is in an upmarket area of 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.
Fulham Broadway is the closest tube to my home. Hammersmith is also nearby and is the tube station for Heathrow.
All tube stations can 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 to all the top sightseeing and shopping spots such as Kings Road, Westminster, the South Bank, plus South Kensington and all the main museums.
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 London bus, tube, overground, cycle and walking directions between points - plus all costs and timings. Highly recommended.
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 for your use. Download the Santander app.
Other Things to Note
LEFT LUGGAGE - BAGGAGE STORAGE
My check-in is at 6pm and check-out is 9am - I can be very flexible with check out, but not necessarily with check in as I work away from home and I like to be there to welcome you when you arrive!
If you need to store luggage, note that all mainline stations have left luggage / baggage storage facilities. Do an Internet search for Left Luggage London.
I recommend the following:
From HEATHROW take the Heathrow Express and leave your bags at Paddington train station.
From GATWICK, take the Gatwick Express and leave your bags at Victoria train station.
From STANSTED, take the Stansted Express and leave your leave your luggage at Liverpool Street train station. 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 TO MY FLAT
Nearest direct and step-free TUBE STATION from HEATHROW is Hammersmith
Closest step-free TUBE STATION from the flat is Fulham Broadway
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
CHECK-IN & OUT
Check-in is at 6pm and check-out is 9am.
But I can be flexible - just ask! I work 9am to 5pm weekdays in Hammersmith. I can be very flexible on the morning check-out and at the weekends I can be flexible 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 home. 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.
I do provide lots of tea and coffee but not breakfast as I have so many good cafes near me. There are also late night supermarkets close by and you can stock up on your favourite breakfast foods and keep them in my kitchen for the morning.
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!
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 have really enjoyed hosting and chatting with all the lovely airbnb'ers who have come to stay.
My style of hosting works very well for the solo traveller, as my single room provides an oasis of calm away from the busy city and I can offer some one on one tips on getting the best from London. 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