Located in Zone 1, most of London icons along the Thames are within a short walking distance or bike ride. I've been living in London since 1999, and I am happy to share my local expertise of 10+ years to make your stay exceptional.
My pad is a newly built contemporary 2 bedroom apartment designed by award winning, Tate Hindle, Space Craft Architects. My home is decorated with fun loving art and Honey KiKi always welcomes my guests with playful sweetness. Please feel free to hug and play with him.
spacious room with a large double bed and fresh clean cotton bedlinens are provided per stay.
wardrobe with hangers, a hairdryer is kept in the chest drawers. some bedtime reading books, travel adaptors, a-z london maps are available.
24 hour personal access keys provided for you to come and go as you please
unlimited WiFi throughout the apartment
24hour concierge for late night check ins & outs
cctvs in and out of buildings and police for extra security
- police station located on the ground floor
You are most likely welcome to join me here!
- lounge with a leather sofa
- LED flat screen TV with Media Drive and HDMI cable
- access to fully equipped kitchen
- bathroom for shower or hot bath but please bring your own toiletories and towels
- washer/dryer (3GBP per load) and iron/iron board are available
- balcony is the only place where smoking is permitted
Well, please do feel free at home and take care like your own place. Please take your time to read Description and House Rules. Once the reservation is made, don't forget to read Directions (check in & out instructions), House Manuals (wifi access) on your itinerary before you come as I may not be around to greet you in person. Otherwise catch me if you can and ask me any questions.
It's located in a residential area with a police station right around the corner. Many shops are within 5mins walk so please check out my guidebook for more details.
- the cornershop by the bus stop open 24hours where you can top up oyster cards as little as 20 pence
- supermarkets: Tesco, Marks&Spencer, Morrison, Longdan Oriental, 99p store
- Electric Elephant Breakfast Cafe, Dragon Castle Chinese Restaurant, La Luna Pizzeria, McDonald, KFC, 24hour Jerk Chicken, Castle Kebab
- Boots, Holland&Barrett, Argos
- dry cleaners / shoe repairer
- post office, banks (Barclays, NatWest, Lloyds)
- clubs: legendary Ministry of Sound and upcoming Corsica Studio is only 10mins on foot!
[How to Get Here]
Taking into account of luggage collection, border control and buying tickets and so on please allow at least 2 hours from any London airport. However if you are travelling by Eurostar Train (St Pancras International) or Euroline Bus (Victoria Coach Station), 30mins is all it takes. Please type in SE17 3BT on (website hidden)map or download the map photo from my listing which shows directions from tube station in blue and from bus stop in red.
Jump on a train to Kings Cross
From Kings Cross or St Pancras International (Eurostar)
Jump on bus 45 from bus stop D, take off at Larcom Street
- Jump on Piccadilly Line, change to Bakerloo line at Piccadilly Circus, take off at Elephant & Castle Station, exit towards shopping centre
- National express bus to elephant and castle (New Kent Road) which takes 2hours of journey and the times are limited. (http://(email hidden))
- Heathrow Express takes only 15mins and you can change to Bakerloo line to get to Elephant & Castle tube station. This is the most expensive way to get to mine but the quickest as you will be saving an hour of your journey time.
- Jump on Train to London Bridge
Then take bus 35 or 40 to Larcom Street or 133 to Newington Butt
- Gatwich Express or National Express Coach to Victoria,
then bus 148 from bus stop N, take off at Larcom Street or bus C10 from bus stop V, take off at London Road
Jump on Stansted Express or National Express Coach to Liverpool Street
then bus 35 from bus stop K, take off at Larcom Street or bus 133 from bus stop D, take off at Newington Butt
excellent public transport link: (please check journey planner on TFL website)
- tube stations: 7-10mins walk:
elephant & castle(bakerloo or nothern) or kennington(northern)
- bus stops 2-3mins walk
larcom street or newington butts or elephant & castle
plenty of 24 hour buses taking you to tourist hotspots within 30minutes (Please check the travel tips below)
Alternatively, if you dare to be on foot or bike! There are 3 Barclays Bike stands near by. Most of attractions are within your reach.
Borough Market (20 minutes walk or 10min bike ride or 2 tube stations). Once you get to London Bridge, turn right to Tower Bridge, turn left to Globe Theatre, Millenium Bridge, St Paul's, Tate Modern, National Theater, IMAX, London Aquarium, London Eye, House of Parliament (Big Ben), Westerminster Abbey, St James Park (Buckingham Palace), White Hall (Downing Street, Horse Guards), Trafargar Square (National Gallery), Piccadilly Circus, China Town, Covent Garden
Street parking is available in the evenings and weekend (for few days, visitor parking may be available from the concierge)
Here are my recommendations for sightseeing routes in London
Route 1. (W1): Bus 12 to Parliament Square (Big Ben, House of Parliaments + Westminster Abbey ) + walk along White Hall (Downing Street, St James Park, Horse Guards) + walk to Trafalgar square (National Gallery) + Leicester Square + China Town + Soho + Piccadilly Circus + Regent Street (Liberty) +Carnaby Street + Oxford Circus (Topshop flagship store)+ bus 12 to London Eye, bus 12 back home
Route 2 (NW1+WC1): Bus 453 or Bakerloo Line tube to Regent’s Park (London Zoo, Open Air Theater, Primrose Hill with a view across London + walk to Camden Markets + bus 24 to British Museum + walk to Covent Garden, bus 176 back home
Route 3 (SW1): Bus 360 to South Kensington for Victoria & Albert Museum / Natural History Museum + walk to Kings Road (Kate Middleton’s hangout) for Saatchi Gallery + walk to Knightsbridge (Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Sloane Street Boutiques) + walk to hyde park corner, bus 148 back home.
Route 4 (SE1): Bus 35 or 40 to Borough Market (try Monmouth Coffee, Neal’s Yard Dairy Cheese) + walk along Thames to Tower Bridge (right) + walk back towards Globe Theater, Tate Modern Gallery + cross Millenium Bridge to St Pauls + walk to Blackfriars for bus 45 back home
Route 5 (West London): for Saturday Bus 148 to Notting Hill + bus 148 to Hyde Park (Serpentine Gallery) + Oxford Street (Primark, Selfridges), Bond Street Boutiques, Green Park (Fortnum & Mason provides groceries to Her Majesty the Queen, great gifts ideas for friends and family) + walk to Buckingham Palace, bus 148 back home
Route 6 (East London): for Sunday Bus 35/40 to Shoreditch, Hoxton Square for brunch + walk to Brick Lane (try bagel factory, vintage stores, flea market)
Please look out for any 2-for-1 offers, deals on lastminute website and don't forget to add ‘fast track’ option or book the timeslot otherwise, there may be a long queue even with the tickets at some attractions.
Also, most of good restaurants in London require bookings in advance, if you want me to book a table for you please let me know your budget and preferences. There are special deals available even on Michellin starred restaurants with reservation.
One more tips for you, major museums and galleries have Friday late nite openings!
We had a lovely stay in Hye's apartment for 5 nights in December. While Hye wasn't there when we arrived we were greeted by Honey Kiki, who was an adorable, playful cat! Hye was a lovely host and gave us plenty of privacy whenever we were at the apartment.
The room itself was very spacious and clean and the bed was comfy. The location is excellent for exploring Central London. There are 2 tube stations and lots of bus stops nearby which took us wherever we needed to go.
I would definitely recommend staying at Hye's place for a stay in London!
This was my first experience with AirBnb and I have been very well at House of Hye. The room is cosy and the proprietare equally. Convenient location because underground station is just 10 minutes ' walk.
We stayed at Hye's apartment in November.
This is the list of how it was:
- the room was quite comfortable:
- the bed was soft
- the heater worked fine
- there was a wardrobe
- as benefit there was hairdryer and hair-straightener - my wife didn't take her and our begs were lighter :)
- bathroom was clear
We didn't use kitchen because a perfect cafe is nearby - Electric Elephant.
The apartment is well located - less than 10 minutes from Elephant&Castle tube station.
Honey Kiki one of the funniest cat I've ever seen :)
Hye it's the perfect host, it's always kind and friendly. It was the first time for me with airbnb and I couldn't ask better. Hye have a cat, kiki, he is very smart and I wants always play. The house is great, lovely and obviously clean, it is 5 min of walk distance from kennington station and from there you can go everywhere in London, it's very close to the center of the city. I'll totally come back to Hye's if I'll have the chance.
short but nice stay at hye's. The flat as well as the room was clean and not so noisy. Very close to 24hrs buses lines (very practical to go out day and night)
We only stayed there 2 nights but you can say that Hye is nice and available to answer your question about your stay or things to do. The cat is also very kind and funny.. and playfull... and curious ;)
Thank you !
really nice place. good location, clean house and cute Kiki(cat) Thanks a lot, Hye!
The location is great. It's very close to buses and tube station. If you are going to stay in London for a couple of days, get yourself an Oyster card and go wild! Kiki is quite friendly and playful. You will have a fun time in London if you stay here.
Everything was clean and nice as it's written. It's a good located flat and with a lot of space to feel comfortable. It's a pitty we couldn't meet Hye, but she answered all our doubts and problems by messages!
Thanks for having us!
Everything was fine, as said in the announcement, modern and quite close to the city centre, Hye is a really nice person. What we didn't like at all is the fact that you have railways almost next to the window, which means that from 5 am o something like that in the morning you can hear the terrible noise from the trains passing by, which even with the windows closed can be perfectly heard. And the cat is really nice, but you can´t really close the door, cos it gets open by the cat easily, so be prepared to find it sleeping inside ur luggage and so have your things with its fur :)
Très bon séjour chez Hye. L'appartement est très bien placé et très bien desservi par les transports : le bus n°12 juste à côté vous amène dans le centre ! Je recommande !
Great stay at Hye's apartment. It's very well located in London, next to the tube and to the bus n°12 which brings you in the centre of London ! I recommend !