Central Garden flat, Islington

Apartment - Private room · Englefield Rd, London, N1 3LG, United Kingdom
Zoe And Matthew
Your host, Zoe And Matthew
29 Reviews
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The Space

Come and stay in our private and clean double room in a traditional victorian terrace garden flat.

The whole flat has new flooring, a new bathroom fitted and has just been redecorated.

The Room: Has a private leafy green outlook. It has a double bed (with a memory foam mattress), mirror and 1920's dressing table and hanging space in wardrobe. Linen and towels are provided for you.

The flat: clean, with open bright living space, large garden and bbq, use of kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, internet, iron, hairdryer, etc.

Local shops: All within 5 minutes walk there are 3 vibrant gastro pubs, a delicatessan (with great fresh bread),Vietnamese restaurant and tapas bar, 2 Supermarkets and local shops (i.e. dry cleaner, pharmacy etc).

The area: Located in a quiet street in Islington. A 10 minute stroll will take you to trendy Angel-Islington with endless bars, cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Walk 10 minutes in the other direction and you will be in Dalston the heart of alternative East London with edgy bars and funky underground band nights. We are located 5 minutes away from the Regents Canal (great for a stroll, drink at a waters edge pub, or just feeding the ducks). 15 minutes walk and you can enjoy green spaces such as Highbury Fields or London Fields (both have swimming pools). You are also only a 20 minute bus ride from central London.

Transport: Buses to Shoreditch, the City, and West End all within 5 minute walk. Tube stations Highbury & Islington and Angel both 15 minutes walk. Overland station Canonbury and Dalston within 5 minutes.

The hosts: We are an easy going couple in our early 30's who love living in London and are happy to share any knowledge or tips with you. We also have a cat.

Anything else: If there is anything else you would like to know please get in touch!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $529 /week
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
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  • Zoe and Matthew were really nice hosts. They were really communicative and accommodating. We didn't get to spend much time with them due to our hectic travel schedule, but we enjoyed their flat and neighborhood a lot.

    June 2014
  • Zoe and Matthew's charming flat is honestly like something out of an English fairytale. It was warm, comfortable, beautifully decorated and was just further topped off by how lovely both Zoe and Matthew are. They instantly make you feel right at home and nothing is a problem. The flat sits in an awesome street in a great suburb that's close to both buses and the train. It takes about 20 mins to get into the city and it is all very easy to navigate around. This was outstanding accommodation at an outstanding price and I would very highly recommend it to anyone visiting London. Oh and there's a top pub down the road too.

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay with Matthew and his majestic cat Casper in this cozy, well-connected and beautifully decorated apartment. The bus stops right around the corner -- it's easy to get to Gatwick airport via the 141 and the train -- and despite being in a fun and central neighborhood, the flat is super quiet and restful. Shutters in the room mean you can sleep in if you want, and the back garden is beautiful. Highly recommend -- we hope to be back!

    June 2014
  • Staying with Zoe&Matthew was a pleasure. They were really friendly, welcoming and helpful. The room was spacious and nice, really comfortable bed and a clean and fresh shower. If you are looking for a good location, privacy and a clean room this is a very good choice. 5 Stars bases on price and convenience. We would always come back. It felt like home...especially your great and inviting garden. Thank you very much!

    June 2014
  • Zoe and Matthew's place was great! The apartment was clean and bright and the backyard was awesome. The room is cosy, perfect for a couple. It's a short bus ride to all the late-night fun of Shoreditch and Islington neighborhoods and to tube stations. If you want to feel like a local- I highly recommend it.

    Zoe and Matthew themselves were super sweet and very accommodating. We never met Matthew in person, but Zoe reminded us that what ever we needed, we could have- Including access to their washer which came in clutch after 15 days of traveling and countless smelly socks.
    Overall, amazing experience- thanks so much guys! Oh, and tell Casper hi for us!

    June 2014
  • Great place in a perfect location! Lots of buses that will take you directly to tube stops or various sight seeing locations, and plenty of trendy restaurants and bars nearby. Safe feeling neighborhood as well, which can sometimes be an issue in London but not here!

    Flat was clean, well organized, and welcoming. Didn't have any problems with noise from the surrounding area, either, as it is on a pretty quiet street. Bed was comfy and room stayed cool.

    Zoe and Matthew were incredibly friendly. Didn't have much of a chance to chat as we were in and out of the flat in two days, but when we did they were super nice and interesting people! Also, their cat is ADORABLE! Would definitely stay with them again.

    May 2014
  • We could not have asked for a better first Airbnb experience! Zoe and Matt were amazing hosts, we drank wine together in their great back yard (who has a yard in London?!) and had an awesome night out seeing some live music at a craft brewery.

    Their place is great and has everything you need to feel comfortable, even a cat. We would stay again in a heartbeat! Be sure to take all of their recommendations for dinner and pubs! All-in-all, a fantastic experience.

    May 2014
  • Zoe and Matthew's place is a very sweet flat in a nice borough of London that's not too far from the center of things. They are really kind hosts, their place was super clean and the bed was comfy too.

    In general we prefer private apartments, but in London prices are so high you have to save money where you can. And sharing with these folks is easy cause they are so nice! I recommend bussing rather than the Tube to their house esp. with luggage it's a trek to the Tube station and the buses come close and go right to the center of everything.

    May 2014
  • We had a wonderful weekend at Zoe and Matthew's place. The apartment is ideally located. We enjoyed the large living room and the bathroom is also nice. The room was perfect : nice bed, no noise and enough space.

    Zoe & Matthew were both very friendly and nice. They gave us some good tips for transports, restaurants and things to do in London and welcomed us when we arrived.

    We highly recommend this host !

    May 2014
  • Zoe and Matthew are kind and thoutful hosts. And their flat is located at wonderful area for public transportations and scenery. Buses near the flat go everywhere in london. We always used buses to go sightseeing watching beautiful buildings and parks.
    The flat is cozy and lovely. We could use everything in the flat if we want.
    I recommend the flat and i want to go there again!

    May 2014
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Matthew and I are happy to welcome people to our home. Matthew is from New Zealand and is a chef and I'm from Australia and am studying at the moment. We are both easy going and generally have a good understanding of what is going on in London, we also love travelling, good food and finding off the beaten track treasures.
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