SINGLES ONLY in this private room, because the bed is a small double ( 4 ft- 122 m ) and SINGLES have a hard time finding value accommodation, but all ages, genders & sexualities welcome. Close to Euston / St Pancras International EUROSTAR / Kings Cross ZONE 1 Central London NORTH - A unique retreat from viewing the wonders of London + Free Unlimited High Speed Wifi.
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When visiting London LOCATION is the key.
It's so huge that you could end up in an area with no tube or limited rail links. No such problem here because you are 2 mins walk from Mornington Crescent tube station with local shops, supermarkets, pubs, good restaurants & just an 8 min walk to CAMDEN MARKET. 10 mins stroll west and you are in London's famous Royal 'The Regents Park' and LONDON ZOO. The British Museum is a 10 min bus ride away.
Take a 6 mins walk to EUSTON Mainline Station, 8 mins walk to EUROSTAR St Pancras International/Kings Cross, and only 10 mins to Georgian Bloomsbury. All in Zone 1 Central London.
**Just 2 tube stops to OXFORD STREET, London's Premier Shopping Street.**
If you go shopping in Covent Garden or Oxford Street, it's only a short bus or tube ride back to drop bags, before touring elsewhere. A 12 minute tube ride south drops you in Leicester Square and 12 mins north starts your exploration of Hampstead, it's village and the Heath. I live behind EUSTON Station with rail links to to the North of England and Scotland should you wish to venture further into the UK.
Buses are plentiful 24/7 and the Boris Bike Scheme Rack is right outside my flat for ardent cyclists.
Your sheets & towels are provided. I sleep on the sofabed in the separate lounge, when guests stay, and it works perfectly - if you rise early or come in late, use the kitchen & bathroom freely ( shared with the host ), it won't disturb me.
Shower Gels & Organic Bath Oils and Soaps from the Marrakech Souks are free for you to use and Jo Malone fragrances after bathing. Pamper yourself. Also, I travel a lot so I know what is required when travelling alone, and how expensive SINGLE BOOKING is, especially in London, hence my value nightly rate :
*No High or Low Season.*
*MINIMUM STAY *MIDWEEK* - 1 Night
Monday - Thursday. £43 per night.
MINIMUM STAY *WEEKEND* - 2 Nights
Friday/Saturday/Sunday £49 per night.
( click CALENDAR above for availability )
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LGBT people are welcome, as your host is a gay senior - perfect for single women travelling alone, as well as for gay friendly str8 men.
My I bedroom flat is small and compact, and designed in Moroccan style with low lighting, I love it in autumn or winter when it's dark and cold outside and warm as toast inside - perfect for crashing out after a days sightseeing.
YES! - FREE unlimited High Speed Broadband WiFi in your room ! - Bring an ipad / phone / laptop or use my MacBook Pro to check emails. Multi-Channel TV also in your room if you fancy a night in.
There is a good size desk in the bedroom and any objects you can see in the photos can be stored away if you need more 'laying out' space. I like to spread out a bit when travelling. If you want to spend an evening in, there is no objection, but most visitors want to explore London to the full, with vibrant theatre, club and music venues nearby.
Teas, Coffee & Juices always available throughout your stay & tell me what you like for light breakfast. No 'full english', but no full moroccan either : cereals, fruit, yoghurts, toast, pastries, marmalades etc. With a key fob for entry, come & go as you please. I work from home so I am around in the morning, for sightseeing directions, even if you get up late.
Gated street level entry with key fob, to the 6 storey block via a garden courtyard, has 2 separate security doors with video entry-phone & cameras, so feel safe, and two lifts are ready to take you to the 3rd floor. The flat is NON SMOKING but you can smoke a quick one on the large entrance balcony if needed.
An extensive Personal Development library is available to browse through for bedtime reading, if you just want to get away and find yourself again, get back on track and return refreshed. Find out more about your host by clicking *more info* next to my profile pic.
From Heathrow - 15 min journey - Heathrow Express ( £16.50 direct to Paddington Station Central London ) then Taxi £12-15 from Paddington or Tube to Euston Square (4 stops). TAXI from Heathrow to Central London/Euston - £60
Tube from Heathrow - 1hour + mins ( check ticket options on line ( tap in search : tfl london ).
From Gatwick Airport - Gatwick Express ( £17.90 one way single ) 30 min journey to London Victoria. Tube Victoria line to Euston -( 4 stops )
For other Airports, Train Stations & Sightseeing contact me for costs and directions.
LEAVE LUGGAGE with me if you have a late flight on leaving - go off sightseeing & collect later.
Please CHECK OUT all the Photos ( with captions ) above before you decide . . and read my PROFILE on the right .( just click DAVID in blue ) . You can always send a message with questions before you book :)
So many positive reviews for David can't be wrong. And they aren't! I had the most marvelous stay at David's home. He is super welcoming, accommodating, and delivers exactly what he says. The apartment is lovely, well situated, clean and very comfortable. As a host, I enjoyed connecting deeply with David and I thoroughly enjoyed his company. The only sad part was this was a one night stay.
After 5 minutes I felt at ease, after 30 I felt at home. Everything regarding my stay with David Parker in London was a fresh breeze of hospitality and friendliness. The pictures provided speak perfectly well for the standard of the apartment, as does the address for its location, but the advertisement can hardly prepare you for what interesting and devoted conversational partner David is. As seems to be the consensus of all his visitors: I can't recommend the Moroccan Retreat enough, and I will surely be visiting again.
This was the second time I stayed at David’s, and his Moroccan retreat is really a wonderfully cozy and relaxing place after a busy day in London. The place is in a great central location yet very quiet, beautifully decorated, and a freshly prepared breakfast awaits you in the morning. David is a friendly, thoughtful and easy-going host who’s happy to chat with you, but will also let you go about your business if you have things to take care of. Highly recommended!
I don't like to repeat, but I can tell you that all review are valid and true. David is an excellent host, he is not a London bus, but he picked me up at the train station, show me the neighborhood a little bit, facilitate maps and share useful tips.
He also let me the breakfast ready during my short stay (it was not expected and priceless)
He was always friendly and respectful. The room was clean and ready to use. I really enjoyed my short stay in London. I strongly recommend him.
Thanks David for all your hospitality.
For a second time I've sent time at David's flat in Camfen and it gets better and better it seems. Clean apartment, gracious host (offering up coffee each morning to this typically hung over lad) and in the perfect neighborhood. Each day before leaving he would even help me confirm my commute on the train to ensue I was going the correct way. Highly recommend his flat, especially seeing as this is the second time I've stayed with him in 7 months. Total sweetheart and well worth it. Thank you again David, and I'm sure I'll see you soon.
Apartment, host and location are all fabulous! David's flat is gorgeously decorated in Moroccan style, and was a cosy oasis to return to after rainy days in London. It is immaculately clean, and everything is provided (including wonderful fluffy towels and luxury bath oils!). Bed is really comfy and there's plenty of space and a big desk.
The location is great - walking distance to Kings Cross / St Pancras and Euston stations, so you can easily get onto most of the tube lines or Eurostar.
Mornington Crescent / Camden are just a short walk up the road for a variety of shops and restaurants. It really doesn't get much better than this if you're wanting a central location.
David himself is host-with-the-most, he made sure I had everything I needed, made me feel welcome with cups of tea and chats, and was very considerate, giving me my privacy when required.
Loved this place and will happily book again if it's free when I'm next in town.
David welcomed me with warm and open smile when I finally arrived late at night at his apartment. When entering the door, I felt immediately like being transported into a different world. "Moroccan retreat" portrays it very well - amazing!!! I can only recommend this place if you want to have a very special, unique experience in London, while at the same time feeling very welcomed by David in his cozy home...
David and his Moroccan retreat are even better than they seem from the listing! The flat looks just like the photos, David is a great conversationalist, but lets you do whatever you need to without pressure. He's very hospitable, beautiful breakfast, very clean and comfortable linen and towels. David even produced not one but 2 adapters for my chargers for me as I'd brought the wrong one! Excellent location - I walked to King's Cross Station in 8mins, and of course the usual tube stop in 2 mins walk.
Stayed at Moroccan Retreat for the second time. Amazing location. Highly recommended. You will not regret your choice.
David's flat is welcoming and comfortable and David is a really courteous and amicable host ..I felt like at home :-) I would like to stay with him again next time in London in summer. And I would like to recommend the flat in winter especially for people they are cold: you could never be frozen in that flat in winter.. it is a really well heated flat ;-)
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