Experience the 17th century in a four-poster bed while snuggled in a wood panelled room!
I live in the Governor’s house on Trinity Green, which is a charming almshouse based on a design by Sir Christopher Wren (the designer of St. Paul’s Cathedral and many of London’s churches). It’s one of a group of little houses and a chapel built around a private garden in the Whitechapel / Bethnal Green part of East London. It was built in 1695 and is a genuine part of London’s history and is classified as a Grade I listed building: the highest conservation rating the UK. Samuel Pepys talked about having lunch in my house in his diaries!
You'll be staying in a king-sized four poster bed in the main bedroom, which has the original wood panelling from 1695. The room's not huge (they weren't built that way in the 17th century), but is incredibly charming and more than big enough for a week or so. It also has a massive full-size mirror: my friends call it the Jacobean love chamber and it is decadent to an extreme!
[Please note that I have been off Airbnb for a year while a good friend of mine stayed with me, hence no reviews for a while. The room mentioned in the reviews from 2013, is not the room you'll be staying in. Last time round I used to rent out the smaller downstairs room, but now I stay there and rent out the larger main bedroom].
You’ll be staying with me and my French Bulldog ‘Buddy’. He’s a super chilled dog and won’t hassle you, but he will take all the tickles and attention that you want to throw at him! French Bulldogs are known as one of the friendliest and gentlest dog breeds there are.
You will have access to the whole house, including the kitchen if you want to do some cooking. I would just ask that you buy your own food, although feel free to use the herbs and spices!
I provide a simple but tasty serve-yourself breakfast (selection of teas, cereals, bread, jams, yoghurt and juice).
The house also has a good internet connection.
Interaction with Guests
I live here and work from home, so you'll certainly get to see me, although I'm often out in the evenings. I'll be more than happy to recommend a few local places for you to visit and eat at! My room is on a different floor to yours, so you'll feel that you have privacy too.
Being in Whitechapel you are close to all the various trendy parts of London’s East End. You’re only one to two tube stops from Hoxton and Shoreditch, and an easy walk from Bricklane, Broadway Market, and Columbia Road flower market, as well as the growing scene in Bethnal Green and Whitechapel. The Tower of London and Tower Bridge is also only two tube stops away. The rest of central London is also easily accessible, and you can be in the heart of Soho in just seven stops.
You're a close walk to both the Whitechapel and Bethnal Green tube stations which gives you access to the District (green), Hammersmith & City (pink), Overground (orange), and Central lines (red), which will get you pretty much anywhere in London. It will also get you directly to nearly all of London's major train stations: King's Cross, St. Pancras, Victoria, Euston, Paddington, Liverpool St., and Charing Cross. These, in turn, will get you directly to all major London airports. There's also a 24-hour double-decker bus that goes from in front of my house to Oxford Circus passing by the City, St. Pauls, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Soho.
Other Things to Note
Sorry, but I only accept reservations from people who fill out their profile and have verified IDs. This is my home, and this is the only security that I get, otherwise I am just letting a stranger with nothing more than an internet connection in...
I like to create the feeling of a cosy B&B and encourage you to treat the place more like your cool aunt and uncle’s house than a hotel. The house is built over three levels and you’re encouraged to use the kitchen and living room as though it were your own home. I ask people to come with a relaxed and tolerant attitude. I really don’t mind if you want to chill at home and read a book or go out partying all night, all I ask is that you are as tolerant with me as I will be with you: as long as we’re enjoying ourselves!
I will lay out breakfast for you on your first morning, and then after that you can just help yourself knowing what is available. So, treat the house like you Aunt and Uncle's: help yourself, but please tidy up after yourself too.
There's no smoking in the house, but you can smoke on the steps or in the garden.
The room will be available from 3pm on the day you arrive and I ask you to vacate the room by 12 on the day you leave. However, you can come by earlier or leave later and just store your bags here in the meantime.
Security: please bring along photo ID with you (i.e. passport or photo driver's license) and a photocopy of it.
Also, please note that it's NOT ok to bring back guests to the house to stay overnight. This is my home, so please don't bring strangers back to it. You wouldn't do this at your aunt and uncle's, right?
Have stayed here before and always like to go back. Great host and a bit like a home from home. I recommend highly.
Jason's house was the perfect place for our weekend trip to London. The house is very close to the tube and within walking distance to Shoreditch. The guest room and the other shared rooms are lovely and clean, but the most amazing was the charming old house! This was really a unique experience. Jason is a great host and his dog is the cutest dog ever seen ;) The breakfast was delicious and the communication before and during our stay was quick and easy. Overall, it felt like home - thanks a lot for everything!
Have stayed here before and would always find it first on my agenda for any stay in London.
The room is exactly what it says on the tin, clean tidy and fits my bill prefectly.
As a host Jason does it all, the spread for breakfast covers all angles.
I have stayed elsewhere and this is by far and away the best service out there irrespective of the cost.
I always find a place to park and it's wonderfully quiet.
This was one of the best experiences with airbnb so far! The house is absolutely charming, very cozy and clean. The room, though relatively small (not in London standards though!), was perfect for two, with a big and extremely comfortable bed, and enough space for the luggage. Clean and good quality bed linen and towels added to the feeling of being right at home :) Though the house is situated next to a quite busy street, it was very peaceful and quiet inside, which is a rare thing in London, especially in the old builds.
Jason was a great host! He and his girlfriend made us feel very welcomed and were really friendly and helpful. They laid out a beautiful and diverse breakfast for us on the first morning and gave some advice on where to go and what to eat in the neighborhood. And Buddy was just the sweetest dog I have ever met =) All in all I would highly recommend Jason's house and would definitely like to return there myself! Thank you, Jason, Sophie and Buddy! :)
This was a great experience. Jason was a wonderful host and we found lots of things to talk about. He really made me feel welcome and at home. Breakfast was probably the best I've ever seen in an Airbnb! As a historian I was really excited to stay in such an old and charming house, it's been nicely refurbished, and the room is cosy with the wood panelled walls, large comfortable bed. Location worked great for me, it's well connected for central London with tube and bus lines. Highly recommended.
Jason is a good host. In house we felt like home. Its cosy place near tube station. Room is big and comfortable. Breakfast was great. Buddy is cute and friendly. I really recommend Jason's house.
Jason ist sehr freundlich. Der Mops Hund total lieb. Jasons Freundin eher (website hidden) ist klein, charmant eingerichtet und im Winter bissl kühl. Halt wie alles in London. Darauf muss man vorbereitet sein und das mögen. Aber das sind airbnblerInnen ja....Lage ist super. Von dort ist man überall ganz bequem. und Spitalsfield und brike lane market( sonntag) sind fussläufig erreichbar. Ich kann es empfehlen.
I'm an artist and reputational risk analyst living in London. I also study philosophy for fun... I love dancing, I love music and I truly love food, whether eating it, cooking it or buying it. I would rather jump off a building than choose between cheese and chocolate.
I am English but only moved back to London a couple of years ago after having lived in Barcelona for 10 years, and in Sydney for 3 years before that. I love travelling and seeing how people live and think in different parts of the world. I would say that my head belongs in England but my soul belongs somewhere far more hot-blooded!