Our house is perfectly located for getting to know central London and its sights. The excellent transport links also make our house ideal if you are working in London short-term e.g. as an actor, artist, academic or project-worker.
We live in zone 1 on a residential street in the heart of Paddington, close to the famous St Mary’s Hospital where penicillin was discovered. The public transport connections are fantastic, with central London sights such as Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square only 15 minutes away by tube. It’s a 7 minute walk to Hyde Park, a 15 minute walk to Marble Arch at the start of Oxford Street and a short trip to Portobello Market in Notting Hill by bus or tube. There are lots of restaurants and traditional pubs in the area. The newly developed Paddington Basin is a 5 minute walk away and has lovely places to eat by the canal just south of Little Venice.
We are renting a double room with a kingsized bed that is on the first floor of our house. It has a bathroom next to it, with bath and shower attachment. The bathroom is shared.
We have a lovely kitchen, which you can share and we’ll provide tea, coffee, cereal and bread/toast. You are also welcome to use our living room.
We also have wireless internet/internet access, which is included in the price.
For an additional person after the first it costs an additional £30 per night per person.
My second time staying here, and once again I was made very welcome and had a really comfortable night. A great place to stay when in London.
henry' s stay at Julia's was so perfect that he decided to stay 5 more days... just to give him some time to find a flat to live in by himself.
We really appreciated Julias's help and advice regarding his searchs.
We definitely would recommend staying at this place
Jerry is an absolutely spectacular host. He went out of his way to give directions, help with transport, places to eat and so forth. Julia and Jerry run an open house and are exceptionally welcoming hosts.
Very convenient location near Paddington station.
The hosts made you very welcome & I had some interesting & long conversations with Gerry. Nothing seemed too much trouble with which Gerry was always on hand to help. The location of the place is beyond reproach with everything at your fingertips. Comfortable bed & room. One critism might be a better arrangement for a shower. One day I will return.
I booked that room for my son in law who started a new job in London. He got late because of his plane and he arrived at Julia's later than convienced. Nevertheless, Julia and his husband had wait for him and offered dinner. That was such a lovely attention. The room was perfect, very clean and confortable. We even decided to book it longer to get time to find a flat. We thank them so much for being so welcoming. We do highly recommand that place.
Our stay at Julia's was great! She and her two housemates were very welcoming, and as we were unfamiliar with London, they helped us with transports and the nice areas to visit. The room was very nice and clean, as for the rest of the house. The location is great, it's central and walking distance to tube stations (5mins).
We had a great experience and if you stay in London I highly recommend you stay there!
Julia and Jerry were very welcoming and helpful.
Since I was travelling alone, they offered me to join them for dinner every night, and even once for rugby and poker night!
The room is nice (a little colder than the rest of the house because of a rooftop terrace) and the bed very confortable.
Finally, the house is really well located, within a 5 minutes walk from the Paddington and Edgware Street tube stations.
I'll definitely try to stay here again if I go back in London!
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We're a fun couple who love living in London and having people to stay. We're passionate about the city and its history, in fact we're just setting up our own walking tours. We love cooking and making great cakes. Our current favourite is banana and chocolate cake but the yorkshire scones are not far behind. We also like writing songs, the quiz at our local and lovely pub, and watching films. We're very easy going and relaxed when hosting.