About this listing
Trinity Green was built in 1695, and your charming wood-panelled room is filled with an enormous four-poster bed. Whitechapel is brilliantly connected to public transport and the rest of the city, and cool East London is on your door step!
I live in the Governor’s house on Trinity Green, which is a group of historic houses and a chapel built around a private garden in Whitechapel. It is based on a design by Sir Christopher Wren (the designer of St. Paul’s Cathedral) and is classified as a Grade I listed building: the highest conservation rating the UK. Samuel Pepys talked about having lunch in my living room 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!
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.
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?