About this listing
Stay in a comfy double room filled with natural light in a Architect designed, freshly renovated apartment with guest bathroom. Our apartment is located on a quiet, green leafy street with good public transport links and very good local amenities.
Get a great night’s sleep on this comfortable double bed in a calm restful apartment that is Architect designed and freshly renovated. The room sleeps two people in a double bed. The apartment is located on the 2nd and 3rd floor (accessible by stairs) in a small safe and secure building. There is a guest bathroom (bath with shower) and a separate toilet room. The bathroom is for exclusive use by guests.
We provide fresh towels, bed sheets, hair dryer and essential bathroom items. Steam iron and ironing board are available on request.
We also provide local area guide, central London maps, tube maps and your more than welcome to browse through our many guide books of London. We also have lots of great tips and tricks for London and are always on hand to help out with planning your time in London.
We also provide a simple self - serve breakfast, tea and coffee.
When we are home on the weekends we like to start the day with a yummy breakfast and you are very welcome to join us. We’ve spent many weekend mornings enjoying breakfast and coffee with our guests sharing travel stories, life experiences and or helping our guests plan their day or stay in London.
We are on the second floor (access by stairs) of a small secure building in a safe area.
Guests have access to the guest bedroom, bathroom (exclusive for guests), living room, kitchen and balcony.
If you would like to cook please keep it simple and relatively odourless : ). Please note we do not have a microwave.
The balcony is perfectly oriented to enjoy the sun during every season. The balcony faces a lovely big tree and during summer we enjoy the subtle scent of star jasmine that lines the balconies. The space is perfect to enjoy a morning coffee or light meal.
Interaction with Guests
We love talking to our guests but if you prefer a quiet evening we also respect that!
While you are staying with us you are a member of the household so do not feel that you have to stay in your room. We are available should you have any questions and are happy to assist you in making the most of your stay in London whether that is to assist you with directions or helping put together an itinerary.
Upon arrival we will show you around, provide you information about the local area including the extensive transport options available to you. We will also give you maps for the immediate area and the city so you can make the most of your trip to London. We begin the weekend with breakfast and you are welcome to join us.
The apartment is located on a quiet tree lined North London street close to local amenities and public transport. This is a residential area in (zone 2) London, it is a quiet location surrounded by nice local areas like Tufnell Park, Crouch End, Finsbury park and Highgate.
We can recommend many good places to eat, shop and see in the area. It is a great place to stay after a long days sightseeing, working or studying. I recommend our apartment to those that would like to get a locals perspective on living in London that is 25 minutes from the hustle and bustle of this amazing city (centre of London).
There are interesting and beautiful places to visit in the area that are off the ‘beaten track’ such as Woodland Trail, Emirates stadium, Highgate cemetery, Camden Markets, Finsbury Park, gorgeous Crouch End and the green spaces of Highgate and Hampstead heath.
There are great transport links including the Tube, Overground train and many bus routes. We are in zone 2 and travel time to Central London is under 30 minutes.
Northern Line: Archway Station - 8 Minutes walk
Victoria Line: Finsbury Park -13 minutes walk or 8 minutes by bus
Piccadilly line: Finsbury Park.
Overground: Upper Holloway - 6 minutes walk
Buses: (phone number hidden) more travel information please use the TFL website and I highly recommend the citymapper app for planning travel routes.
We are easily reachable from all London airports.
Other Things to Note
We also have a single room that may be used by other guests.
The guest bathroom is for sole use by guests.
Check in and out:
During the week- Check in 19:00pm / Check out 9:00am there may be some flexibility depending on our schedules, so please let me know your preference. Weekends are more flexible.
when making a booking please have a complete profile with a recognisable profile photo. We want your stay to be a pleasure and everything to go smoothly so we prefer to engage early to help you plan your trip to London.
If you choose to cook please keep it simple and clean up after yourself. Please eat in the kitchen and not in the lounge room. If you require space in the fridge or cupboard please let us know. No food or drinks upstairs.
This is a non-smoking household so please smoke outside.
No shoes upstairs, shoes can be left under the stairs.
If something breaks please let me know so that it can be replaced. Don’t worry we accept that things get broken.
Please leave everything clean and tidy and take care with the furniture.
Please ensure that the balcony door is locked and the dead lock on the front door is locked when you leave the house.
Please try and have showers before 10pm. We leave for work early in the mornings.
Please do not bring home guests that are not part of the booking, unless through prior agreement.
Ryan and Helga were amazing hosts! So kind, considerate and helpful. Having just moved to London from Sydney, I needed a good base while I job hunted and found my feet. Their place was lovely; very comfortable, clean and spacious. They both went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. It was a pleasure staying with them!
I stayed at Helga's place several times and every time is better than others! The house is clean, tidy, new and beautiful, very well located both for transports and facilities. The hosts are always super kind and helpful, can't imagine a better place to stay in London, I'll come back for sure!!! Super Recommended!
I had stayed at Helga and Ryan's place before.They are perfect hosts - open, sociable and supportive.
The room is warm, cosy and clean. The bed is comfy. Location is exellent.
I really enjoyed my stay.
Staying with Helga and Ryan was a delight! They are the perfect Airbnb hosts! We spent a Friday and Saturday night with them and they went out of their way to help us in any way they could. The bedroom was quiet and comfortable, and the breakfasts were simply delicious! We look forward to returning on our next visit to London.
We only can recommend you to stay at Helga & Ryan's place. Ryan was a perfect host. We change most of our plans thanks to his suggestions, specially those related with places to have dinner close to their house. Take for granted that next time in London if available we'll repeat at their place.
Helga and Ryan are wonderful hosts and made me feel incredibly welcome and part of their family. Stay around for weekend breakfasts - you are in for a treat!
I stayed at Helga and Ryan's twice, and each visit was truly excellent. The flat is very conveniently placed; it's easy to get to central London, yet the neighbourhood is nice and quiet, but with lots of little places to explore.
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About the Host, Helga
I am Dutch - Australian and have lived in London for 9 years. How time flies!!
When I travel I really enjoy seeing a locals perspective of a location.
I love meeting people from all over the world and hope to give them a great stay in London
Interests: travel, design, architecture, good food and wellbeing.