Beautiful and bright 1 bed in the Shoreditch area - easy access to all the best sights in East London!
PLEASE NOTE: THE APARTMENT HAS JUST BEEN PAINTED. I have yet to get the new pictures taken, however the flat is the same in almost all respects except for the colour of the walls.
This listing is for a beautiful, good sized, one bedroom flat in Hoxton.
Situated on the 2nd floor of a Victorian Mansion block, just behind the famous Hoxton Square, Flat 29 is perfectly located within walking distance of Brick Lane, Shoreditch, Columbia Flower Market, Broadway market, and Old Street and Liverpool St. stations. The flat is also well-located for city workers, with many buses taking you to Liverpool Street and Bank areas.
I am very happy to help out all guests with recommendations during their stay - if you would like me email you some suggestions, let me know what you like, and I will send you a customised list of recommendations!
The flat is approximately 460sqft inside, with original wooden flooring throughout (excluding bathroom), high ceilings and original sash windows. It is in a secure block, with buzzer entry system. There is a large internal courtyard which can only be accessed by residents of the block - there are spaces here to park your bike if you have one.
There is currently no television in the flat - I hope to install one at some point perhaps, but you're not visiting to watch TV anyway, right? :) - however there is high speed Virgin Media Internet access, which is free for all guests.
The bedroom is spacious and bright, with a large double bed. The bedroom window looks down onto the internal courtyard. The sofa is the living room is of the Futon Company brand - it folds out easily into a good sized double sofa bed. The mattress is comfy and firm, so the flat can easily accommodate 4 guests if need be. Please do let me know if you will be needing the sofa bed, so I can set it up and leave out linen and towels.
The flat is decorated in no particular style, but is fresh and bright. The flat will of course look very much like the pictures, but do not expect exact similarity! I am adding touches here and there all the time, replacing furniture etc. This just means that hopefully the flat will be better than you expect! I shall of course, however, try to update pictures as often as possible. Please ask me if you have any worries about anything.
The Kitchen looks down onto the other side of the courtyard in the block. All usual amenities are provided, including toaster, kettle and microwave, as well basic cooking implements - saucepans, flying pans, trays, etc.
Towels and clean linen are provided for all guests. Please make sure that you put the booking through for the exact number of guests staying, that way you will receive the right amount of towels!
Two minutes walk from the flat is a Barclay Bikes docking station, where you can pick up and drop off a bike if you want to use one during your stay. It's not a busy docking station, and there are almost always bikes available from here. There are various alternative transport means. It's easy to catch a cab in the area, the buses are frequent, and the nearest tube station is just 10-15 minutes walk (for east London, this is about as close as you will get! It's an area that is more connected by rails than tubes currently). The Hoxton overground (not the same as the underground, but they do connect in some places) is useful for getting around east London and North London. The Hoxton station is 5-10minutes walk from the flat.
Please note that smoking is NOT permitted in the property. I understand that this can be irritating for smokers - you can smoke discreetly in the courtyard, making sure to use an ashtray for all butts.
A quick word about noise : the flat is just 5 minutes walk from all the Shoreditch nightlife, but you cannot hear anything of this from the apartment. However the apartment is near to a primary school, and you can usually hear children playing during break times. Just good to mention this in case you are planning to work from home and need absolute quiet at all times!
If you have any other questions then please just drop me a message! If you are new to Airbnb and have a fairly empty profile, then please drop me a personal message before booking, just so I know the booking is a genuine one.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Guests have access to everything detailed in the flat description. This includes: the kitchen, the internal courtyard, washing machine, high speed wifi, towels, etc.
Interaction with Guests
As this booking is for a whole apartment, you will have the space to yourself. However, I do meet all guests when they arrive to check them into the flat, show them all the necessary things, and answer any questions.
Hiya, a few notes;
- Please try to be quiet when going in and out late at night -just to keep the neighbours happy.
- Please do not smoke inside the house.
- You are welcome to bring your dog/cat/hamster/fish/etc, as long as they are clean. Please do let me know in advance if you are bringing your pet.
We are a family of four and stayed at Gaby's for three nights. I did not get to meet Gaby in person but she was always very prompt with messages and continued to keep in touch with us till the end of our stay which was really grateful. Her friend Mikaela introduced us to the flat, informed us with all the necessities. The flat was just like the photos but perhaps a bit smaller than how it looks like due to the angle yet nonetheless, it was a lovely flat to stay in. The beds were comfortable and the duvet was so cozy, we did not feel cold at all during the night. The shower is amazing too as there's hot water anytime. I fell in love with her book collection which varied from Nietzsche, Zizek, Chomsky to Oscar Wilde and Fitzgerald - each of her book is such gem, such a shame I didn't get the time to read them all! We absolutely loved the area as it was in a more residential, quiet side which really made us feel like home after a busy tour in the centre of London. However, this doesn't mean there is nothing going on as in the centre of Shoreditch (which all takes 10-20 mins by walk), there are lots of great cafes and restaurants to visit (Gaby provided us with a whole list!). I also recommend you to visit the Breakfast Club for breakfast which is so close to the flat!
It was my first Airbnb experience and I was worried if the flat was not as good as it looks but everything was great! My family loved the place, and we would love to stay at Gaby's if we get to visit again.
Spacious, clean flat and easy to get everywhere in the tube. Gabby had awesome communication. Enjoyed the stay! This is a great flat for anybody visiting London.
We had the best time staying at Gaby's place! The flat is very well-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay and transport with bus, tube and train are only in a few minutes walking distance. Gaby is also a very friendly and helpful host. We highly recommend a stay in her flat for future London visitors.
Thanks again Gaby!
All the best,
Sara, Daniel & Emma
I was booking Gaby's place for a colleague of mine. She was extremely helpful in getting the keys to me and accommodating in every way.
The flat is clean and very comfy with large rooms and nice decoration. We were four people staying in the apartment during our stay and the place felt far from crowded. The neighborhood is quiet and perfect if you want to explore Shoredich and Bricklane.
Gaby is very helpful and I highly recommend her as a host!
Gaby a très vite répondu à mes messages et mes questions. Sur place, nous avons pu nous rencontrer et elle avait préparé une liste de bonnes adresses à voir dans le quartier. Très bon accueil!
Le quartier est calme et correspond à la description.
My name is Gaby. I live in Dalston (ten minutes from where this flat is!), although I am originally from Frampton-On-Severn, Gloucestershire. I've lived in London since 2008, and I've got plenty of recommendations and favourite places to pass on to guests, especially around East London!
I'm currently studying Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. I also love books, films, baking, plants, travelling and, well, just food in general!
I love hosting on airbnb, and being a guest too - I always use Airbnb when I travel.