About this listing
We rent our guest-room in our new, modern and stylist 2 bedrooms apartment. We also live in this apartment and would love to welcome you and give you the best tips from this fantastic city.
This is a new building so it has all the facilities like 2 lifts and an special entrance for disables!
The location can't be better for transport, as we are in Zone 1, in the heart of the city "Central London". The tube and rail way stations are just on the next block and a wide option of buses go past just on the corner. From here you can go to everywhere in London and very quick! You can go to Victoria, the main station in London, in just 15 min by bus which is really good for those who need to save time. In fact for those who like to walk you can even do it to the Big Ben.
You can star your trip by looking into the area pictures: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/locations/london/walworth
This is a multicultural neighbourhood with all facilities and conveniences with plenty supermarkets, coffee shops, banks, cash points, etc.
All central London sights are reachable by bus which you can take just outside the building. That´s a great advantage because the tube fare is almost the double of the bus price!
Let's talk about your bedroom: It's cosy and with a super comfy king size bed perfect for a couple or for 2 people (everyone that has slept there says the same: what a great bed!). We bought the mattress very recently and yes, it's very comfortable for your back (it's not the cheap one). There is 1 bedside table and 1 bedside cabinet. There is also a desk and 2 very comfortable chairs and a TV to watch DVD's (I haven't install the British Channels as this is very expensive in London) but you can borrow a DVD from the collection on the entrance hall.
There is a wardrobe with hangers available so you will have plenty space for your clothes.
Bedlinen and towels are provided as well as a very reliable WiFi connection (Username & Password will be on the desk)
For a third guest I can add a single bed in the room but obviously that will cut space!
The bathrooms is very spacious, modern and as it's the only bathroom in the apartment so it would be shared with us. I always try to keep it clean and tidy for you.
Communal areas, like the bathroom, kitchen and living room are shared with us, my husband and I, we are very clean, tidy and respectful. I do understand that sometimes you don't want to share, as it has happen to some guests that have come to us. So think beforehand if you want to share. The positive thing about sharing is that your stay will be more rich, if you are open to have contact. You will have more local experience as we like to chat with our guests and offer them advice on their London sightseeing experience. Just ask us!!
The kitchen has all you may need for your breakfast! I'll leave in the fridge: milk, bread, orange juice, butter, jam, etc. There is also cereal, coffee/tee and biscuits available. You can use the kettle, toaster or microwave.
I don't offer use of the cooker or the kitchen for lunches or dinners. I understand some guests like to save money by having dinner at home but if you are looking to prepare meals then I have another apartment available for that! Have a look and book it in advance as it's very popular :)
Also...after having a guest misunderstanding I think I better clarify it as well: I don´t offer full English Breakfast neither serve it, but for those who like cereal, juice or toasts, I leave my kitchen loaded with different kind of cereal, bread, milk and juice for you to serve yourself, so you don´t need to worry about going out to having breakfast outside. Just please leave everything as you find it!
Check-in possible from any time but please note that the room will not be ready yet from the previous guests before 3pm so if you come earlier it will only be possible to drop off your luggage.
I'll need the room to be empty by 11 am but for later flights you can leave your luggage on the living room.
Please have a look of the house rules and send me your enquiry, I always like to check profiles so please add a photo (which shows your face!) and some information about you :)
I hope to hear from you soon!
NOTE: DURING 15-21 DEC 2013 AND 12 FEB-8 MARCH 2014 THIS IS GOING TO BE RENTED AS A WHOLE APARTMENT AS WE ARE GOING ON HOLIDAYS. FOR THAT REASON THE PRICES ON THIS DAYS ARE HIGHER!
6 Golden Rules!!
1. If you need to smoke it has to be outside the BUILDING.
2. THE KITCHEN USE IS STRICTLY ONLY FOR BREAKFAST. Please wash whatever you use.
3. The cupboard above the microwave it's ONLY PRIVATE USE, guests can use the cupboard on the right hand side of the fridge.
4. Use the bathroom's squeegee and wipe the walls every time after shower. You can find it on the left hand side of the hand-wash basin.
5. If you sprinkle when you tinkle please be neat and wipe the seat.
6. Shoes off at the door, this way the apartment will remain cleaner!
No fumar. Si necesitas hacerlo debes salir del edificio.
El uso de la cocina es solamente para el desayuno. Por favor lava los platos o lo que uses al terminar.
Por favor lava tus platos y si usas la cocina limpia lo que usas.
Usa el limpia-vidrios del baño para escurrir las paredes del baño luego de ducharte..
Limpia el inodoro si al usarlo queda sucio.
Mary was a perfect host, although we didn't see each other a lot. The room was nice and comfortable, I slept very well even with the permanent noise of the nearby railroad, but this is inevitable in a metropolis like London! And don't believe everything that some publications say about the neighbourhood, the traffic is very dense, but it is a nice London quarter with shops and restaurants, I didn't felt a moment uncomfortable or threatened!
Mary and her husband are very nice. Both the guest room and bathroom are very clean and tidy. The location is good! It's near the tube station and bus station. By the way, there's an excellent Chinese restaurant nearby^^
The stay was without any problems. The flat is clean and I had a nice room with my own keys. Also Wifi access was flawless. I can recommend Marys flat.
Mary's husband was at home when I arrived so he showed me the bathroom and bedroom. The bedsroom is rearranged a bit differently in than in the picture but not an issue.
I had little interaction with Mary and her husband after my arrival. I was in London for work so the wifi was very reliable. The room did get quite hot at night, especially keeping the window closed due to the train right outside but there is a small table fan available.
I will say I was caught off guard by the baby that was there the entire time I stayed there for all 4 days. I was not expecting a baby as it says nowhere in the description.
The location is close to the elephant & Castle Underground station which is nice for transportation to other parts of London.
There is a new art space made up of old containers around the corner from Mary's place that has a coffee/bar and many small local restaurants. The elephant pizza restaurant has great pizza! I went there several nights to relax and enjoy local businesses.
Mary and Jo were welcoming and allowed me to check in early since the room was prepared and cleaned ahead of schedule. I appreciated this as I was flying in on a red eye from DC and had a few hours to kill before my first meeting of the day. As she knew I was traveling for business, she provided me with the wifi info right away, which I greatly appreciated. The room is set up slightly differently than the picture suggested, but this allowed for a desk and chair. It's a little tight walking around the room, but this is a minor inconvenience. The description of the neighborhood is spot on -- the buses and tube station make this spot an excellent place to commute to other neighborhoods in the city.
Mary was an amazing host! I really enjoyed staying with her and her husband in their apartment! They were very friendly and gave us good advice concerning what to do in the city and how best to travel places (including our 7am flight to LTN). Their apartment was very clean and true to the pictures! It was very convenient for waking and taking the metro/bus to all of the must see places in London, because many buses stop near their apartment.
The hosts were really welcoming and great to stay with. The rooms were clean, comfortable and really well located. Thanks very much!
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About the Host, Mary
I'm Colombian and living in London for almost 3 years! My husband, Jo, is British. I moved here because of his job with the FCO.
We met in Colombia and were living in Berlin for 3 years as well, where we both learnt German; we really love that great City.
I'm a computer science engineer and MBA professional and my husbands background is politics, history and arts...he likes to paint in his spare time.
We enjoy salsa dancing, of course...especially him... and having interesting conversations with good company.
We also like to meet people from different cultures and love to hear stories from around the world.