Bright Cozy Room in London Zone 1

Apartment - Private room · Ashby Grove, Islington, England N1 2, United Kingdom

We're looking forward to welcoming you to London! We offer a comfortable room in a bright, modern apartment in the best area of Central London, zone 1. Our place is located on a quiet street in Islington close to transportation, pubs and restaurants.

Your host, Leanne
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We're looking forward to welcoming you to London! We offer a comfortable room in a bright, modern apartment in the best area of Central London, zone 1. Our place is located on a quiet street in Islington close to transportation, pubs and restaurants.

The Space

Our apartment is stylishly furnised, clean and comfortable, with wooden floors, lots of art and all the comforts of a well-stocked home - everything to make your stay a comfortable one. We love making guests feel at home!

Your spacious bedroom has a comfortable double sofa bed for one or two people, large windows to let in lots of light in the morning, a desk, many guide books on the city, and a lovely private patio with table and chairs for sunny days. We do have an air mattress that can be added to the room for a third person alongside the double bed - please just ask.

We offer you during your stay:
-Fresh towels and bed linen
-Free high-speed wi-fi
-Light breakfast with coffee, tea, juice, milk, bread, butter/jams/marmalade and cereals
-Lots of London guidebooks and local knowledge from us, including the best 'hot spots' in the city and what 'tourist traps' to avoid
-Shampoo/conditioner and shower gel
-A hairdryer and plug adapters

Interaction with Guests

Your hosts are Leanne and Colin, a Canadian couple working in art and design. We've lived in London for nearly 6 years and love to explore all the city has to offer - feel free to ask for suggestions on things to see and do! We work during the day, but are always available by text or email if you need anything at all :)

The Neighborhood

Islington is one of the most sought-after London neighborhoods, with many independent boutiques, markets, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Walk along the canal or eat at some of the best restaurants in the city, all within a ten minute walk from our front door. Also just 10 minutes from Dalston and Shoreditch for amazing London art galleries, nightlife and dining.

Getting around

Islington is very well-connected to the rest of the city and has excellent public transport that runs 24 hours. Direct bus connections to Kings Cross station, British Museum, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Oxford Circus, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, St Paul's Cathedral, Waterloo (Big Ben, Westminster, London Eye), Victoria station, Hyde Park.

We are located about a 10/15 minute bus ride away from Kings Cross/St Pancras train station (for Eurostar/train services).

Other Things to Note

Unfortunately our place isn't set up for children under the age of 10, so we aren't able to accommodate families with younger children - sorry.

Check in/check out time is flexible, dependent on our schedules (as we both work during the day or may have guests departing the day you arrive). We will try our best to accommodate your arrival time.

It may sometimes be possible to drop off your luggage if arriving early or store your luggage if you're leaving late, but please ask before arrival.

Please note, we are on the 3rd floor of an apartment block (no lift/elevator).

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Leanne and Colin were delightful hosts. Even before I arrived I had a very positive impression of them; I had to change my plans several times, which affected my likely arrival time. But nothing seemed to faze Leanne. I finally arrived at midnight, having been assured that this would not be a problem.
    The apartment isn't that big but the guest bedroom itself is excellent: sufficiently spacious, very bright and airy. It was an extra-warm July night but I had no problem sleeping. It's a sofa-bed but a very comfortable one.
    Everything you need for a light breakfast is provided: nothing is stinted.
    Although the apartment is only 100 yards from Essex Road, it's in a quiet street that doesn't seem to be a thoroughfare. Buses along Essex Road, to connect with Angel tube station (in five minutes) and the centre of London,are as frequent as Leanne says they are; about every 30 seconds.
    All in all, a very satisfactory stay. I expect to go back; and I would recommend Leanne and Colin, and their apartment, without hesitation.

    July 2014
  • Leanne and Colin were very helpful and welcoming. The room is spacious, light and airy with a very pleasant balcony with plenty of room for two to sit outside. Everything was exactly as expected and described. The location is excellent, close to Essex Road which is very well served by buses but set back on a side road and not at all noisy. Very close by is New River Walk, a delightfully landscaped path.

    June 2014
  • Hi everyone
    I was the last weekend in that apartment and is the best choice that I never did! I was with my sister and her boyfriend and they love that place!!
    The apartment have a great location, so close to the center, and the room is beautiful and so comfortable, also the area is fantastic, have a lot of restaurants and shops.
    Leanne and Colin are the best owns, so friendly and if you have any question about London they try always to help you!!
    If we come back to London we would definitely stay again! :)

    June 2014
  • The place was great! Very clean, conveniently located with plenty of buses around. The hosts are very nice and go out of their way to help you with directions, places to eat etc. The neighbourhood is the best in my opinion and had plenty of great restaurants, cafes, shops etc. Would definitely stay again!

    June 2014
  • Leanne's place was absolutely immaculate and really conveniently located! She was a very considerate host and we had a lovely stay with her with my two children. Oh - and the breakfast was great.

    June 2014
  • Leanne and Colin's place is charming. Colin was super friendly and accommodating, and very pleasant company. All in all, I really enjoyed my stay. The area is great too. I especially recommend the New Rose a bit further South on Essex Road for supper and a pint.

    May 2014
  • Leanne and Colin's place is really lovely. Colin was friendly and helpful, and the area is nice too. We absolutely loved Islington!

    May 2014
  • Tout a été parfait: accueil de nos hôtes, qualité de la chambre avec sa petite terrasse, salle de bain et cuisine. Le petit déjeuner est parfait. De plus l'endroit est agréable et proche des transports en commun (bus et métro). Pour découvrir Londres, l'endroit est parfait.

    May 2014
  • cozy - stylish - bright - clean - ... a perfect place!
    easy to get downtown via tube. good neighborhood and:
    friendly and helpful owners Leanne and Colin (thank you for everything!)

    April 2014
  • Our stay at Leanne's and Colin's place was excellent. Everything was in order, the rooms were nice and the public transport was closeby. Our hosts were also top notch.

    April 2014
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We are a friendly Canadian couple working in art and design who feel lucky to call London home! We're originally from near Vancouver and have been living in this incredible city for the past six years. We've been sharing our home with guests for the past three years and have met so many incredible people from around the world, many who have become friends. We really enjoy the vibrant arts, dining and cultural scene of London and get out to see theatre, live music, events and art whenever we can. We're happy to share top tips on London - please feel free to ask! We love our home and know you will too. We look forward to meeting you!
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