About This Listing
We have a semi private double sofa bed to let in our East London loft . The sofa bed is on the mezzanine level and open into the living room below. We also have a private room for £40 a night so please check my other listing if this suits you better.
We are located on a cobbled courtyard in Stoke Newington, only a few streets north of Dalston, and merely a 20min bus ride to Liverpool Street or Kings Cross.
Please note that at the moment we can't take bookings more than 30 days in advance, so if you are looking for accommodation within the next month, please carry on reading.
Your room is in the apex of the roof, on the mezzanine level, its open into the living room below, and sleeps 2 people. It usually acts as our studio, so it has computer connections and even a pair of turntables and a mixer. Its very peaceful in the mezzanine and has lovely views of the flat. It would be perfect for the someone on a tight budget, but who doesn't want to sacrifice aesthetic or comfort. The sofa bed is a double with a futon style mattress, firm but very, very comfortable and good for your back too.
Stoke Newington is a great area with many bohemian cafés, bars, pubs and international restaurants all within a short walk. Take a
5min walk North and you hit Church street, a 'village like' street full of restaurants, deli's, independent shops, boutiques and a beautiful park (Clissold), as well as one of the ‘magnificent seven’ Victorian garden cemeteries of London (Abney Park).
We are within walking distance of the exceptionally hip area, Dalston, and its many clubs and bars, and a quick bus/train ride to Shoreditch, Hoxton and Brick Lane, famous for their street art scene and creative industries.
We have organic food shops nearby, 24hrs open corner shop, and the Saturday farmers market is 2 min. away.
5min. walk to either...
- 24hr bus that goes directly to Shoreditch/Brick lane, the City, Central London, Kings Cross and Victoria.
- Overground train (Rectory Road) which takes you to Liverpool Street Station in 15mins, from where you can connect to Central & West London.
15 min walk to...
- Dalston Kingsland overground train.
We also have a private car park lot available at the back of the building at no extra cost.
We take pride on our characterful home, which is within an old warehouse building and has high ceilings, large windows and exposed wood beams. We have two bedrooms and open plan living room/kitchen. Stuart works with many internationally renowned graffiti artists, and so our flat is its own mini gallery, with many original pieces hanging (and some painted directly) on the walls.
We have a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, and wifi internet; we can even offer you the use of a computer if you need.
The apartment is on the first floor and is reached by a wide staircase, however there is no lift.
I am currently traveling, so you will be sharing the flat with Stuart and our two cats, who freely wonder around the flat.
Stuart is Scottish/Caribbean and I am Mexican/ Chilean, we both work in creative fields and love good food!
We are very sociable and relaxed, the area is full of artists and musicians, and so consequently, there's quite often someone popping by for a cup of tea so meeting new friends during your stay is almost guaranteed. But we also respect privacy and quiet times.
Our kitchen is always well stocked, with a vast array of exotic spices and sauces from our travels, and we are both avid cooks, so there's always something interesting at hand, any specifics can be bought within a short walking distance. As we mentioned before, we are also surrounded by a fantastic variety of restaurants, catering for everything from meat-lovers to vegans and everything in between.
Welcome to the Unit G. Our dashing art filled loft is a haven for the creative and adventurous.
Simply one of our best holidays. Stuart was the loveliest host, had good tips, where we should go, he was helpful in any other ways and so relaxed about everything. The atmosphere of the place is just fantastic, it's filled with art, nice people drop in all the time, and ther's always somebody singing or whistling joyfully :). The area is also really lively, we didn't have to go far to find fun places in the night.
We had a wonderful time, hope we can go back one day!
Stuarts a great guy. He had problems at his place but sorted us out with somewhere else to stay. Hopefully we will get the chance to stay at his in the future.
Stuart ist ein sehr netter und gastfreundlicher Typ der uns sehr herzlich aufgenommen hat. Die Wohnung sieht sehr künstlerisch aus und sicher ein Erlebnis für junge Leute. Leider gab es aber auch ein paar nicht so erfreuliche Dinge die ich hier ebenfalls kurz erwähnen möchte. In dem Inserat geht nicht wirklich hervor, dass die frei herumlaufenden Katzen ausnahmslos jede Nacht ihren Schlafplatz im Gästebett suchen und man selbst nicht die Möglichkeit hat, diese auszusperren, falls man keine Katzen im eigenen Bett möchte, da es keine Tür, sondern nur einen Vorhang gibt. Auf die Bitte, die Katzen in der Nacht in einen anderen Raum zu halten, nachdem die Katze in und auf der Reisetasche Kot hinterlassen hat, wurde leider gar nicht reagiert und die Katzen waren nach wie vor im Bett.
Pour notre "première foi" à Londres nous avons louées une chambre chez Stuart. Tout était parfait ! Accueil très agréable, la mezzanine nous permet d'avoir de l'intimité si nous le souhaitions.
Stuart nous à conseillé sur les endroits à voir, les transports à prendre.
Je conseil vivement cette location !
Merci encore ! :)
Matilde & Anna
Stuart is a great host! We arrived pretty late but he was still up and said that it was no problem at all. He gave us a lot of sightseeing tips and he is just a wonderful charakter. The whole flat is one big artwork. There is so much to see. It's really fun to stay with stuart. Also the area is quite nice. There are a lot of cool bars and clubs and cute coffeshops around.
We had a great time! Thank you for having us!
The Place and the People - just go there and experience it!
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About the Host, Stuart
Hi there, I'm Stuart,
I work in the creative fields and love good food!
The flat is very sociable and relaxed, the area is full of artists and musicians, and so consequently, there's quite often someone popping by for a cup of tea, so meeting new friends during your stay is almost guaranteed.
However i also fully respect privacy and quiet times. You will be sharing the flat with me and my two cats, Nacho and Lola, who freely wonder around the flat.