Central Convenience/Hampstead Charm

Apartment - Private room · Flat 12, Hilltop court, London, England nw80dr, United Kingdom
Aj & Olia

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BEDROOM

Comfortable double bed with window looking out to garden. Sony IPhone/IPod dock. Table lamp and candles. Mirror. Hair dryer. Kettle, cups, selection of tea or coffee. Plenty of storage. Bed linen and towels provided.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Baker Street – direct 2 stops or 35 min walk - Madame Tussauds / Sherlock Holmes Museum/cafes.
Oxford Street / Bond Street / Regents Street – direct 3 stops or 1 hour walk through Regents Park – Shopping / Restaurants /Bars / Clubs.
Waterloo – direct 6 stops – Big Ben/London Eye/Houses of (website hidden) Bridge – direct 8 (website hidden) Park – direct 4 stops - Buckingham Palace.
Portobello Market / Notting Hill – direct bus - # 31 - ~25 mins. This bus continues onto a large mall called Westfield in Shepherds Bush.
Camden Market – direct bus - # 31 - ~15 mins.
Little Venice is a 30 min walk through leafy St. Johns Wood.

NEARBY PARKS

Regents Park – 15 min walk
Hampstead Heath – 20 min walk or 5 min bus
Hyde Park – 3 stops to Bond Street then short 10 min walk
Green Park – direct 4 stops
Richmond Park – 10 min walk to West Hampstead then Overground train ~30 min.

By direct I mean no changing of tube lines or buses.

NEARBY LONDON GEMS

ie restaurants/pubs/bars/nightlife/shopping - will save that for our guests ;)

MUSEUMS

British Museum / National Gallery / Natural History Museum / Science Museum / Victoria & Albert Musem / Tate Modern are all nearby. Keep in mind all are Zones 1 & 2 and we are in Zone 2.

Our place is so convenient for travel in that you have Swiss Cottage station nearby (5 min walk), for the tube, as well South Hampstead Overground station (2 min walk) - which is 1 stop away from Euston. For guests taking the train from Europe it is really fast from Kings Cross (short walk to Euston then one stop on the overground). Also there are night buses coming into the area from all over London with real ease from the nightlife hotspots in Central.

So overall you really do waste less time travelling and enjoy more time taking in London! :)

As well as that the area of Hampstead and St Johns Wood is just brilliant!

We provide directions from all major airports and train station hubs.

So that's it, phew ;) we hope to see you soon :)

Aj & Olia

Your host, Aj & Olia
38 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within an hour

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BEDROOM

Comfortable double bed with window looking out to garden. Sony IPhone/IPod dock. Table lamp and candles. Mirror. Hair dryer. Kettle, cups, selection of tea or coffee. Plenty of storage. Bed linen and towels provided.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Baker Street – direct 2 stops or 35 min walk - Madame Tussauds / Sherlock Holmes Museum/cafes.
Oxford Street / Bond Street / Regents Street – direct 3 stops or 1 hour walk through Regents Park – Shopping / Restaurants /Bars / Clubs.
Waterloo – direct 6 stops – Big Ben/London Eye/Houses of (website hidden) Bridge – direct 8 (website hidden) Park – direct 4 stops - Buckingham Palace.
Portobello Market / Notting Hill – direct bus - # 31 - ~25 mins. This bus continues onto a large mall called Westfield in Shepherds Bush.
Camden Market – direct bus - # 31 - ~15 mins.
Little Venice is a 30 min walk through leafy St. Johns Wood.

NEARBY PARKS

Regents Park – 15 min walk
Hampstead Heath – 20 min walk or 5 min bus
Hyde Park – 3 stops to Bond Street then short 10 min walk
Green Park – direct 4 stops
Richmond Park – 10 min walk to West Hampstead then Overground train ~30 min.

By direct I mean no changing of tube lines or buses.

NEARBY LONDON GEMS

ie restaurants/pubs/bars/nightlife/shopping - will save that for our guests ;)

MUSEUMS

British Museum / National Gallery / Natural History Museum / Science Museum / Victoria & Albert Musem / Tate Modern are all nearby. Keep in mind all are Zones 1 & 2 and we are in Zone 2.

Our place is so convenient for travel in that you have Swiss Cottage station nearby (5 min walk), for the tube, as well South Hampstead Overground station (2 min walk) - which is 1 stop away from Euston. For guests taking the train from Europe it is really fast from Kings Cross (short walk to Euston then one stop on the overground). Also there are night buses coming into the area from all over London with real ease from the nightlife hotspots in Central.

So overall you really do waste less time travelling and enjoy more time taking in London! :)

As well as that the area of Hampstead and St Johns Wood is just brilliant!

We provide directions from all major airports and train station hubs.

So that's it, phew ;) we hope to see you soon :)

Aj & Olia

The Space

BEDROOM

Comfortable double bed with window looking out to garden. Sony IPhone/IPod dock. Table lamp and candles. Mirror. Hair dryer. Kettle, cups, selection of tea or coffee. Plenty of storage. Bed linen and towels provided.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Baker Street – direct 2 stops or 35 min walk - Madame Tussauds / Sherlock Holmes Museum/cafes.
Oxford Street / Bond Street / Regents Street – direct 3 stops or 1 hour walk through Regents Park – Shopping / Restaurants /Bars / Clubs.
Waterloo – direct 6 stops – Big Ben/London Eye/Houses of (website hidden) Bridge – direct 8 (website hidden) Park – direct 4 stops - Buckingham Palace.
Portobello Market / Notting Hill – direct bus - # 31 - ~25 mins. This bus continues onto a large mall called Westfield in Shepherds Bush.
Camden Market – direct bus - # 31 - ~15 mins.
Little Venice is a 30 min walk through leafy St. Johns Wood.

NEARBY PARKS

Regents Park – 15 min walk
Hampstead Heath – 20 min walk or 5 min bus
Hyde Park – 3 stops to Bond Street then short 10 min walk
Green Park – direct 4 stops
Richmond Park – 10 min walk to West Hampstead then Overground train ~30 min.

By direct I mean no changing of tube lines or buses.

NEARBY LONDON GEMS

ie restaurants/pubs/bars/nightlife/shopping - will save that for our guests ;)

MUSEUMS

British Museum / National Gallery / Natural History Museum / Science Museum / Victoria & Albert Musem / Tate Modern are all nearby. Keep in mind all are Zones 1 & 2 and we are in Zone 2.

Our place is so convenient for travel in that you have Swiss Cottage station nearby (5 min walk), for the tube, as well South Hampstead Overground station (2 min walk) - which is 1 stop away from Euston. For guests taking the train from Europe it is really fast from Kings Cross (short walk to Euston then one stop on the overground). Also there are night buses coming into the area from all over London with real ease from the nightlife hotspots in Central.

So overall you really do waste less time travelling and enjoy more time taking in London! :)

As well as that the area of Hampstead and St Johns Wood is just brilliant!

We provide directions from all major airports and train station hubs.

So that's it, phew ;) we hope to see you soon :)

Aj & Olia

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

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  • Hi!

    It was the best expiriance ever. Both of them are so nice. With them, we felt like we are at home. They helped us with everithing, give us the best advise what to see in London. The place was very peaceful and very clean. Ther dog Ozzy is very nice and friendly. We miss them already and looking forvard too see them again. When we go to London, we wouldn t wont to stay anywhere else than (website hidden) regards, Damjan & Asmirka

    July 2014
  • Ma mère et moi y avons séjourné du 13 au 16 juin 2014. La chambre est bien et le lit confortable par contre l'absence de double vitrage à la fenêtre et la proximité du train la rendent bruyante et nécessite d'avoir des boules quies ou un sommeil lourd après une grosse journée de visite. Pour le reste de l appartement les deux premiers jours la robinetterie de la douche était cassée nous avons du improviser en attendant qu'elle soit changée. Mise à part la chambre la propreté du logement laissé un peu à désirer par endroit. Sinon nous avons quand même passé un bon moment AJ et Olivia étant en vacance le père de AJ nous accueilli très chaleureusement. Leur chien est très amical et malgré l'absence de ses maîtres il ne nous a pas déranger pendant la nuit.

    June 2014
  • We spent only one night with Aj & Olia but we had a very positive impression: they are nice and friendly. Plus the flat is cute and the room is lovely and the area where they live is excellent ;)

    June 2014
  • AJ & Olia were very flexible and extremely responsive to our booking. The Room is a good size with comfortable bed. Full disclosure, this I have lived in London before, so I was familiar with the location. That said the location has convenient tube and bus access and is great for visiting London from a tourist perspective.

    Although we had a good experience, their flat is under a bit of construction both on the outside as well as the kitchen and living area, so the pictures are not quite updated on their profile.

    That said, the host were great and the location is good, so I'd recommend if you can get over the construction.

    May 2014
  • I am sorry for my "perfect" English :)

    So, in 15th of the April, my boyfriend and I arrived to Olia and Aj. We lived with them until 22 April.

    We were met Aj with his parents. Then came Olya. Instantly Olya and Aj's mother brought us sandwiches, hot tea and a delicious supper prepared by Aj. At any time Olya and Aj offered us tea and any dishes.
    In our room was very clean. On the bed lay magnificent figures from towels.Because of Incense sticks spread delicious aroma in our room always. If we needed to, we could always use the washing machine, the fridge, and bathroom.

    We made friends with Olya and Aj. Ozzy is great and good dog. We miss him.
    Always Olya and Aj gave us advice that how it is better to reach any location. We twice cooked together tasty barbecues. Olya prepares delicious pancakes named "dranniki", And Aj cooks tasty pasta. My boyfriend loves football like Aj. So, they had a good time together.

    There is a grocery store near home (it will take you 5 minutes to go) named tesco. To get to the metro you need no more than 10 minutes, in the way you meet grocery stores and costa coffee (thereфку delicious coffee which you can take out).

    So, Olya, Aj and Ozzy is a great company for you if you are sociable travelers. You can always count on a hot dinner, bathroom and cheerful company.

    By the way, we went (email hidden) with Aj and Olya (only Ozzy stayed at home). Aj showed us delicious cocktails. We had a great time up to the closing of the pub

    In the next time when we go to London, then we will make a stop at Aj and Oli necessarily. All hotels can not be compared with such housing.

    April 2014
  • Nuestro viaje a Londres fue genial a pesar de que el alojamiento fue regular. Estuvimos tres días en casa de Aj y Olia y fue regular porque a pesar de que la habitación estaba bien, la casa estaba en obras y además estaba al lado de la vía del tren con lo que había bastante ruido. Por otro lado estaba relativamente cerca del centro, a unas pocas paradas en bus.
    Los anfitriones no nos dieron prácticamente ninguna explicación de nada , ni siquiera nos enseñaron la casa cuando llegamos, prácticamente ni los vimos, el calentador cuando te duchabas se apagaba, la cadena del wc no funcionaba bien... etc.
    En definitiva el alojamiento no ha sido lo mejor del viaje.

    April 2014
  • Epic failure! My husband and I stayed only 3 out of 5 planned nights, one of which we stayed with friends. The main problems that forced us to leave were that the owner’s dog kept urinating on the floor (and once on my foot); the living room is undergoing a major renovation; the appartment is noisy from two directly adjacent train lines and late night partying neighbours; the hot water was mostly cold and intermittent for the first day; the bedroom is small with no closet, drawers or free shelves to place clothing; and we could not access the wifi.

    AJ and Olia were on holiday and his parents were caring for their dog at the flat. AJ’s dad was very friendly and welcoming, but not familiar with the flat. He did not at first know how to get the hot water to remain hot nor was he able to give us the correct password for the wifi, although he kindly offered us the use of his tablet. AJ’s parents worked hard to mediate these problems, contacting their son via (website hidden), but the situation was uncomfortable for us. AJ’s parents were not able to control the dog, which ran around jumping up on people whenever a door opened.

    The guest room and bathroom were reasonably clean, however the rest of the flat was an absolute mess of renovation. The walls were unfinished, paint was spattered on the floor, wooden laminate was detached from the skirting boards and exposed holes through to the cement slab. The whole flat smelled like paint and was dusty. The living room and kitchen did not look at all like the clean, stylish photographs on the website.

    Unlike photographs, there was no shelving or cupboard for clothes in the bedroom. A coffee table with several shelves was almost entirely filled with AJ and Olia’s things. Similarly, the scant shelf space in the bathroom was already occupied. There was no hook or good place to hang our towels either in the bedroom or the bathroom. The space did not feel welcoming.

    The building overlooked the great western rail, and was noisy and shabby with rubbish in the stairwell. The tenants above us were unruly, practicing amplified karaoke well past midnight on a Sunday. The walls within the flat were paper-thin and the two bedrooms were adjacent, contributing to a lack of privacy. Overall, it seemed very unfair that AJ didn’t inform us of the ongoing construction and that his parents were not used to hosting the apartment.

    January 2014
  • We had a great time staying with AJ and Olia. The location was great, the room was clean, and they are a really sweet couple. The first night we wanted to stay close to their apartment so we walked up to the pubs near West Hampstead and had a great time. We had coffee with them in the morning and they helped us map out our day walking around Buckingham Palace, West End and SOHO.

    Overall we had a great time and next time we are London we hope to stay with them again.

    November 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay with Aj and Olia, absolutely lovely couple; kind and welcoming into their home and really helpful in getting to know their local area. Their flat was lovely and warm, clean and homely, and we really felt comfortable there.
    Would very much recommend.

    November 2013
  • AJ and Olia were just lovely to stay with. They were very welcoming and the room was very neat and tidy. We stayed up talking to them on a few nights and they gave us extra information about things we could do in the area. The dog was gorgeous! We would definitely recommend them to others :)

    November 2013
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Aj and Olia, couple from London. 29 and 26 years old. Friendly, respectful and clean. We LOVE to travel and as a part of travelling is meeting new people from various cultures and different experiences and mind-sets we thought we would bring that element to us!! :) We are generally pretty cheerful people and understand the fundamentals of hosting, above all that our guests feel relaxed and comfortable in our place!!
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