*Zone1* Hip&Modern + 24hr Concierge

Apartment - Private room · Crampton Street, London, SE17 3BT, United Kingdom

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.
Hye X

Your host, Hye
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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.
Hye X

The Space

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.

[Your Room]
spacious room with a large double bed and fresh clean cotton bedlinens and towels 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.

Guest Access

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 for extra security
also police station located on the ground floor of the apartment building.

[Sharing Space]
- access to fully equipped kitchen for breakfast
- 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

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

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, Mamuska Polish
- 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!

Getting around

[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 download the map photo from my listing which shows directions from tube station in blue and from bus stop in red.

Luton Airport:
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

Heathrow Airport:
- Jump on Piccadilly Line, change to Bakerloo line at Piccadilly Circus, take off at Elephant & Castle Station, exit towards shopping centre
- 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.

Gatwick Airport:
- 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

Stansted Airport:
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

[Public Transport]
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)

Other Things to Note

[Travel Tips]
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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Security Deposit: $529
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I contacted Hye on short notice during a trip through London last month. She responded quickly and accepted my request. I was a first time AirBnB user could not have been more happy with the experience. There was great communication and I knew exactly what I was getting prior to agreement. I recommend and would stay there again.

    June 2014
  • We spent in Hye' place 3 nights. Good location, excellent and eager to help host. Room is very clean and comfy. All you need os there! Strongly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Correct and friendly hostess and stay.
    You have to check with the hostess how the kitchen is shared.
    Picadilly is about 30 minutes away by bus.
    Bus is 5 min or less on foot, buses are available by night too.
    A suburban train passes just in front of the room.

    May 2014
  • ห้องพักสวย พอเหมาะกะการนอน 2 คน เจ้าหน้าที่ข้างล่างดี เอื้อเฟื้อเรียกแท็กซี่ให้ด้วย บริเวณที่พักค่อนข้างเงียบหากเป็นผู้หญิงไปพักคนเดียวอาจต้องพิจารณาดูก่อน แม้ห้องพักอยู่ติดกับรางรถไฟ แต่พอปิดประตูก้อไม่ถึงกับหนวกหูจนนอนไม่ได้

    April 2014
  • ห้องพักหรูหราน่ารัก สะอาด เป็นระเบียบเรียบร้อย เตียงนอนนุ่มนิ่ม หลับสบาย
    เจ้าของห้องพักก็ให้ความเป็นส่วนตัวกับเราอย่างดี และดูแลให้ความช่วยเหลือตามสมควร มีความยืดหยุ่น เป็นกันเอง
    ที่พักอยู่ห่างจากtube ประมาณเดินสองป้ายรถเมล์(เดินได้ ไม่ไกลเท่าไหร่) ย่านที่พักอาศัยอาจจะน่ากลัวเล็กน้อยสำหรับผู้หญิงเนื่องจากเป็นย่านที่มีคนดำอาศัยอยู่บ้าง ทางที่ดีอย่ากลับดึกมาก แต่เท่าที่พักมาก็ปลอดภัยดีไม่มีอะไรน่าเป็นห่วง
    มีแมวตัวนึง น่ารักดี เชื่องมาก ชอบเล่นกับคน ถ้าเจ้าของห้องไม่อยู่ เขาจะฝากเราเลี้ยงแมวให้นิดนึง

    April 2014
  • Great location! Easy check-in/out. Super friendly cat =)

    April 2014
  • 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!

    December 2013
  • 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.

    December 2013
  • 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 :)

    November 2013
  • 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.

    October 2013
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