About This Listing
Perfectly located 3 minutes walk from the Earls Court tube station for direct access to all that central London has to offer ...
I'm offering the 2nd bedroom in my large 2 bedroom apartment securely and quietly located 3 mins walk from the Earls Court Tube in the exclusive Earls Court Village.
Your bedroom is quietly situated at the rear of the apartment & has the full use of a shared bathroom with a large walk in rain shower.
A built in mirrored wardrobe runs the length of the bedroom wall offering substantial hanging space.
In the kitchen there is tea, coffee, sugar and milk at your disposal …
The tube links to and from Heathrow Airport (Piccadilly Line) And (District Line) for Victoria Station to and from Gatwick or Stansted Airports are 3 mins away from my apartment at the Earls Court tube station.
If you require a driver to collect you from any of the airports do let me know in advance and I can arrange this for you.
First time to London ?
Click on the blue "Guidebook" button above in the top right hand corner for some of my personal suggestions on things to experience during your stay.
I look froward to meeting you ...
Interaction with Guests
I am always available to offer assistance or advice as it is my pleasure to enhance your London experiencein any way possible ...
Located in Zone 1 - Central London , Earls Court is a secure, quirky and diverse area with lots of character and great bars/pubs and multinational restaurants representing Thai, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, French, Spanish, Italian and Lebanese cuisine to mention just a few …
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Natural History & Science Museum - only 10 min walking distance from the apartment
Harrods, which is 15 mins away as well as the famous Kings Road - 10 mins
Kensington Palace and Gardens are also well within walking distance - 10/15 mins as well as Hyde Park to name but a few of the great things nearby which London has to offer.
Earls Court is blessed with excellent transport links.
The Earls Court tube station is a very short 3 minute walk directly from my front door.
Bus stops for both day and night buses are also no more than a 3 min walk from the apartment in either direction
If you require a reliable taxi service Addison Lee is the most reliable and best priced for journey's within central London and their app is available for download to your mobile from the app store.
Other Things to Note
Upon arriving in London it is best to purchase a fully refundable pay as you go OYSTER CARD from the ticket office of the UNDERGROUND/METRO/TUBE as this works out to be the most economic way to travel within central London on both the tube and buses, as well as the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
It's simple really...
This is my home which I am choosing to share with responsible, hygienic, clean living like-minded people so please kindly respect my home as you would hopefully expect yours to be.
CHECK IN TIME IS FROM 13:00
CHECK OUT TIME IS 11:00 am
The kitchen is shared and available just NO FRYING please. You're on holiday, why would you?
Besides, I have issues with greasy residue so I live by a strict WASH AS YOU GO policy, common sense really !
Please tidy up after using the kitchen and leave things as you find them - clean counters and cutlery crockery away.
Thanking you in advance for your understanding.
PLEASE NO SMOKING INSIDE MY HOME
Besides all of that I'm really relaxed, outgoing, fun loving, accommodating, respectful and extremely easy to get along with and love meeting new people from around our planet ...
Firstly. The location is killer. It's right in the middle of all the action. Secondly Thorne was a great host who kept the apartment in spic condition. His attention to detail was impressive. Even though I didn't get much time to spend with him I did realise he is a person with much knoll get about art and all things touristy. I would highly recommend u to stay with him.
Thorne is a very thoughtful and reasonable host and keeps a tidy, well-located flat. He is also an excellent resource for ideas of what to do in the area and is a great help for those new to the city.
The room is spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage space for clothing, which was particularly important for my month-long stay. The bedroom can be a little chilly at times, but Thorne is prepared with a space heater in the room. The kitchen is well-appointed and immaculate, and the bathroom is quite nice.
The flat is in an extremely convenient location; close to the tube, but on a quiet street with lots of restaurants and grocery stores near by. As an individual woman I felt quite safe in this neighborhood and was comfortable exploring what the area has to offer.
The place is very clean and quiet. However there is no heating in the bathroom and kitchen. It takes time to get used to this.
For the location, the house sits in a good neighbourhood.
In terms of service, the host Thorne is more like a landlord than someone providing a rooming service. He did help me to arrange a private cab to pick me up from the airport. However he is not very patient with people's different living habits, which made me a bit uncomfortable.
The door of my room made a much louder sound than the ones I previously had, and the noise I made really disturbed Thorne. I was suggesting to put a temporary cushion to lessen the sound in case I forget, so I asked for his permission to do so, but he was too busy to hear that one sentence idea. Later I seized another opportunity to explained my proposal to him. And I told him it was a precautionary measure, since I opened and closed the doors several timea a day, and sometimes I just forget to do it quietly. The reply I got from him was that if I couldn't even close the doors quietly, what else could I do.
Here is another incident. Since I was staying at his place for three weeks, I used his address to receive my mail, and he got a bit angry with that, and told me that I should asked him for a PO box instead. Okay, my bad for I didn't realize that I am only authorized to use the room but not to use the address.
And that is my first experience with Airbnb.
As a "GUEST" in a persons "PRIVATE HOME" it's considered manners to ask before just using someones personal address for who knows what. YOU NEVER ASKED you just assumed you had the right. RUDE.
To date, the most traumatic experience I've had hosting on AIRBNB since 2010.
Rude, argumentative and DIRTY !! The state in which the SHARED bathroom AND TOILET was left on daily basis (pubic hair, toothpaste, residue in the toilet bowl. Revolting and disrespectful in the extreme !
As for the heating , total fabrication, he never left the room, ran up my heating bill and repeatedly tripped out my power supply in the process not to mention slamming the bedroom door continuously day and night despite me explaining twice that it's an old building, banging doors disturbs the neighbors who are studying and myself who works long erratic shifts either day or night. Total disregard !
And to correct the above comment my words were " If you can not get it right to close a door respectfully of others then you have issues." All I can say is good riddance, I personally would not recommend this person to fellow hosts on AIRBNB
Maybe you should consider a barn or a kennel to be more suitable for your future accommodation requirements ...
Thorne is a great host. I spent 4 weeks in the room and have little to complain about. The location is great, plenty of supermarkets close by, lots of cupboard space, kitchen with all necessities available, wifi that works, and anything else that you need. Would recommend this place to anyone who's interested in visiting London.
The location was really great, the apartment is located in a quiet neighbourhood close to the metro station Earls Court (Picadelly Line). With the metro it takes about 15-20 minutes to get to Picadelly, Buckingham palace and Westminster and Harrods is even in walking distance. The room/apartment was very clean and nice. Thorne was a very friendly and easy-going host, he made us feel so comfortable. We had a great time and would definitely stay there again. So thanks for everything Thorne :O)
About the Host, Thorne
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You cant go wrong here !
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