A cosy home in central London

House - Private room · St Michael'S St, Paddington, England W2 1QU, United Kingdom

The Space

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $52 / night after the first guest
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • I really enjoyed my stay over two nights. The neighborhood is really interesting with lots of good restaurants. It's not far to walk to Hyde Park and all the galleries on the south side. The house is very close to Paddington Station and the Heathrow Connect train which only takes 25 minutes and costs a third of the Heathrow Express train. Julia kindly supplied this tip. Thanks for the Thai dinner on my arrival. I love the kitchen downstairs with the big skylight. The evening conversations were fun.
    Thanks for your hospitality.
    JAF

    April 2014
  • Julia was a very nice and polite host. Fantastic location! I definitely recommend this place.

    March 2014
  • Excellent stay at Julia's - a very warm welcome from my hosts and a great place to stay. The room (which was much bigger than expected) was excellent and overall the whole experience was as good as it could have been. Will be back!

    March 2014
  • Was in London for one night and needed a convenient place near Paddington station. Julia's spot was perfect. Short walk to the station. Fine accommodations. And free tips on guitar playing.

    March 2014
  • Julia and Jerry were warm, helpful, and very accommodating hosts. It is a spacious room with a comfortable bed and big windows, and the bathroom is bright, sunny and very clean. I had an absolutely fabulous stay at their home, and they were always ready to help me find my way around London or make suggestions as to places to visit. The location was terrific- right next to Hyde Park was a runner's paradise, and easy access to several tube stops and good places to eat. I would definitely recommend staying here on your trip to London.

    March 2014
  • Very friendly folk, easy to get to & from. Excellent recommendations on where to go & what to see!

    March 2014
  • Julia and Jerry were great hosts. Jerry gave me excellent tips and showed me around the flat. His hospitality even extended to lending me a huge umbrella and offering a very warm jacket. The only drawbacks were a lack of shower -- I had to take a bath, something I hadn't done since I was a toddler, and a noisy street that can make sleep a little difficult. However, these are only minor nits. You can't beat the convenience to Paddington Station. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

    March 2014
  • Great location and great host! Second time there and won;t be my last! Arrived early at 8am and they were happy to take me in!! Thanks!

    March 2014
  • Staying with Julia and Jerry was a fantastic experience. location is great, just a few minutes from Paddington station. Hosts are very welcoming. They invited me to dine with them a couple of times and the best part was nice dinner time conversations with Julia and Jerry. Overall, it was a great experience. I'd love to stay there again if I'm in London and i'd recommend their place to all my friends.

    February 2014
  • I was looking for a house to stay overnight in London. This house is just 3~5 min walk from Paddington Station. It was so easy to find, and Julia was so kind! The room had big window, spacious closet, a desk and big bed. She allowed us to use her kitchen downstair, providing coffee, tea, bread, etc. I highly recommend this house!

    February 2014
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Hi there, 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.
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