Double Room in Victorian house. 2 minutes to Hackney Downs Station and under 10 minutes to Liverpool Street station. So the location is in a very central London position (Zone 2) and in the heart of the most up and coming area of London.
One stop fom Hackney Central Station is a couple of stops to Stratford, the home of the Olympics 2012.
The house has a rustic, curiosity- feel from teasures found in the many trendy fleamarket s and vintage shops in the area. Very nearby is London Fields where there is a heated outdoor swimming pool and Ridley Road Market where there are lots of ethnic food and fashions.
It is a vegetarian house, but easy-going and Bohemian, sharing it with a 23 year old young man and 45 year old, Heath, who is also an artist/ musician and two nice cats who live downstairs. We even supply ashtrays on request!
There is WIFI in the house so if it rains you can relax inside. But there's so much to do in the surrounding areas. if you like Art and Museums, therse the Museum of Childhood at nearby Bethnal Green, the lesser known, Geoffrey Museum takes you through the English Interiors through the ages and at Walthamstow you can see the home of William Morris (Arts and Crafts) .
On a Saturday or Sunday we like to go to the Boot fair (Garage sale) at a nearby School and are always happy with our bargains.
** The photo of the smallest room with a pot cupboard in it, is now being converted to a shower room/ extra bathroom. It's not quite ready yet but any day now!**
**One of our Reviewers has said the Hackney Downs station is not open on weekends - this was only prior to the Olympics.**
We had a lovely stay at Sylvia and Heath´s; the room was very clean, peaceful and really beautiful.
Our hosts were really polite and gave us all the information and facilities we needed. We are really happy, the stay was excellent! :)
Sylvia responds very quickly and gives great information in advance. Heath was a very flexible and easygoing host. No complaints on room and bath room, clean and good. Great location for those who want to explore more neighborhoods of London.
I will probably be back next time I'm in town!
Sylvia and Heath have a very nice house in a quiet street. The bedroom is large and the bed comfortable. All is very clean. I recommend it also because the train stop is very near. Thank you Heath.
I can really recommend Sylvias house to other Londonvisiters. It is a nice house, I had the entrance floor nearly by myself and the kitchen and bathroom was clean and comfortable. The area is quiet and I had a very good sleep.
Mi estancia en Londres en casa de Sylvia ha sido muy buena. Los anfitriones son muy educados y amables. La casa está muy bien, la habitación es grande y muy luminosa. Lo que mas me ha gustado es el grado de independencia que se tiene. Estoy muy agradecido y si puedo volveré.
Meine Frau und ich haben 2 Nächte gebucht. Wir wurden von Heath empfangen und eingeführt. Das Zimmer war so schön wie angezeigt, mit angenehmer Atmosphäre und schönen, antiken Möbeln, Bad mit WC sehr stilvoll und sehr sauber. Eine schöne und saubere Küche mit vielfältigen Frühstücksmöglichkeiten stand zur Verfügung. Die Lage ist ausgesprochen ruhig und gut erreichbar. Liebe Sylvia und lieber Heath Danke für die Gastfreundschaft - wir kommen wieder!!
What more could we ask for?! We were greeted by Sylvia, Heath and their beautiful cat plus a lovely cup of tea. The house is absolutely stunning with so much character and a very comfy bed! Sylvia and Heath were the perfect hosts - friendly, warm and helpful. I will definitely be staying again when I next head to London. I would 100% recommend Sylvia's place. Thank you!!
Sylvia is the most welcoming host! Her house is warm and cozy and the bedroom large and comfortable. Book this you won't regret it!
I really enjoyed my stay. Everything was great. Sylvia and Heath are excellent hosts. Thank you!
Brilliantly supported by her partner, Heath, Sylvia is an enchanting, welcoming hostess, whose natural warmth (and Heath's) is reflected in the wonderfully friendly, relaxed and generationless family atmosphere she has created as a remarkably young and lovely housemother to their diverse menage of transient and not so transient houseguests. The house and its rooms are as relaxed as the occupants and the atmosphere – my room was a supremely comfortable, spotless, and delightfully individual home from home that I hope to return to whenever the opportunity arises.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.