About this listing
This room overlooks the trees and grass of the garden. A place to relax away from the noise and bustle of this great metropolis, and yet in very easy reach of the major tourist sites, business areas and theatres and museums.
IF THE DATES YOU WANT ARE MARKED AS NOT AVAILABLE it's still worth enquiring as I have another room with a double bed - scroll down to the bottom of the Listing page and you will find a link there.
Great for exhibitions and events at ExCel Centre
Room with comfortable single bed and plenty of shelves for storage.
It has recently been painted, and the shelves reconfigured to make some hanging space - the photos show both before and after.
Relaxed vegetarian/ non-smoking household in a truly multi-ethnic area.
Please read that again.
If you are not comfortable with any of the above statement, please do not book with me.
Use of the kitchen, sitting room, garden and of course the yoga studio.
Cotton bed linen for comfort, and spare duvets for those who wish to be extra cosy.
Towels and hairdryer provided, and slippers for use in the house.
Adaptor plugs for both European and American electrical items are in the room, and there are shaver points both upstairs and downstairs.
Shared bathroom on ground floor (second toilet/ handbasin next to your room)
Cooking facilities and washing machine in the kitchen.
A simple HELP YOURSELF breakfast of cereals/muesli, toast (homemade wholemeal bread and a selection of jams and spreads) and fruit juice is included in the price.
The kitchen has tea and coffee for you to help yourself to whenever you like.
Convenient for :-
EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE,
the O2 ARENA in Greenwich
CANARY WHARF and the CITY
SHOREDITCH SILICONE ROUNDABOUT.
THREE MILLS FILM STUDIOS
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
ALL THE MAJOR TOURIST SITES are within easy reach by a variety of transport links, usually taking about 35 -50 minutes depending on where you are going.
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 - within walking distance of the
Olympic Stadium which will be the venue for 5 of the matches including the Bronze medal play-off.
Nearest tube is Upton Park on the District Line. A walk or about 5 or 6 minutes.
Good transport links to Central London and all London Airports, especially City Airport.
It is an easy journey to connect with Eurostar to Paris and Brussels.
There are two night buses which stop 10-15 minutes walk away.
A few minutes away from a lively, genuinely multicultural shopping area.
An abundance of restaurants providing the best of North and South Indian food and many others from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Iran and more.
A short bus-ride, or 35 min walk from Westfield Stratford City, Europe's largest shopping centre.
West Ham Park is 10mins away, with landscaped gardens, football and cricket pitches and plenty of space to run.
There are longer walks in Epping Forest within easy reach by tube.
Especially rewarding are the walks along the nearby Greenway and the canal tow-paths from where you can see unexpected glimpses of architecture and wild life and see how work on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is progressing. These also make good cycling routes.
Lovely yoga room for those who would like to practise yoga or meditation.
In good weather the garden is lovely to sit in.
When enquiring about the room, please add a few words about yourself and why you are coming to London.
It is best to enquire and WAIT FOR MY REPLY before booking. That way we can both avoid disappointments.
Although I put that check-in is flexible, do let me know when you enquire if you likely to arrive at unsocial or unusual times. I will do my best to accommodate your itinerary, but please understand this is my home, and I work both at home and in various other location
Help yourself to teas and coffee in the kitchen at any time.
There is space to store food in the fridge, freezer and cupboard so you can cook their own food if you wish.
Please do not cook meat in the house.
There are plenty of books in the sitting room and on the landing, and boxes of leaflets of things to do, places to go, in and around London both in your room and in the kitchen. Large scale A-Z maps for your reference can help you plan your visit.
You are welcome to use the Yoga room for your own practice, and if there is space you would be welcome to join a class - details on request.
In the summer the garden is great to sit in - there's a seat at the end, and rugs for the grass area.
Interaction with Guests
I live and work in the house, so generally I am available to answer any questions and give advice about transport, venues, etc. as required.
The kitchen has a good table for sitting at and chatting. It can be used for study, too, when not being used for food.
At other times I'll be busy or out of the house. so guests have the place to themselves.
Sometimes it's nice to share food, and who can resist a slice of bread still warm from the oven?
Truly multi-ethnic with tolerance and respect between different races and religions. A wealth of sights, smells and tastes every time you leave the house and yet very often the loudest sound is that of birds singing. It is easy to get into central London, but my favourite round trip is much closer - a canal walk, cake and coffee overlooking the Olympic Stadium, walk along the Greenway, drop down into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and stroll around the Wetlands, then up into Westfield for some retail therapy or a film.
Easy links with the District Line, the Hammersmith and City Line, the Central Line and the Jubilee Line.
There are two Overground routes within easy reach, a third only a few stops away.
Connection to the various DLR routes is likewise very straightforward.
Many buses are within a few minutes from the house going in many different directions, including to Canning Town and Stratford where connections to Central London can be picked up.
Other Things to Note
The rail lines and stations in London are constantly being worked on. This means that sometimes one or more routes is unavailable at the weekends. I will do my best to let you know if you are likely to be affected during the dates you wish to book, but you might like to check yourself as well.
No shoes upstairs, thank you. Slippers provided.
No shoes in the yoga room.
The house runs on consideration for others - for instance -
Please respect that this is a vegetarian household and dispose of any fish products as soon as possible by wrapping them and placing in the outside bin.
Please do not cook meat in the house.
Do your washing up as soon as possible after meals.
Be considerate of others in the house when using the bath or shower (if several people need to use it at about the same time then that is not the best time to have long bath)
Noise - Please limit long (website hidden) or phone calls at night, and if watching a film at night use earphones.
Do not download more data than is strictly necessary as it blocks the internet access for others.
Do use the downstairs rooms for working in, but meals have priority on the kitchen table, and conversation and TV programmes have priority in the sitting room.
There are separate containers for disposing of paper, plastic bags, glass etc. All uncooked vegetable waste gets composted. Please do your bit for the environment and recycle as much as you can.
When there is a yoga class taking place in the house, please keep noise to a minimum. Thank you.
Cryn was a kind and friendly host. She made me feel very welcome and I enjoyed my stay in her house. Everything was as described and I'd certainly recommend anyone to stay there. Thanks for your hospitality.
Staying at Cryn's was an absolute pleasure! Cryn is so welcoming and her home is comfortable and peaceful, I had such a restful night, I only wish I could have stayed longer! Thank you Cryn
Este es un lugar muy especial para alojarse. El barrio es tranquilo. La casa es cálida y hermosa. Y Cryn es una mujer muy muy bondadosa.
Estoy muy contenta de haberme quedado aquí.
Ojala tenga la oportunidad de regresar.
Me aloje en casa de Cryn durante una semana, luego me retire por 6 días, y regrese a su casa por dos noches mas. Durante los 6 días que me ausente, Cryn me permitió dejar cosas en la habitación (para que pudiera viajar mas liviana) e incluso bloqueo las reservas durante esos 6 días para que yo pudiera permanecer con "mi cuarto".
No tengo mas que palabras de agradecimiento.
Fue realmente muy especial alojarme en casa de Cryn. Es una mujer muy cálida y amable. La casa es preciosa, y el cuarto en el que me quedé muy bonito también. Con mucho gusto me volvería a alojar aquí.
La descripción que ella hace del espacio la encuentro muy acertada.
El barrio es tranquilo, en las mañanas podes despertarte escuchando el sonido de los pájaros cantar :-)
A very warm welcome with a cup of tea on arrival, Cryn is the perfect host, everything has been thought of, plenty of fresh towels when you want them, hair dryer and mirrors in the the room. Plenty of guide books for all aspcts of London. The house itself is an oasis of calm. Cryn is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to London, and is always more than helpful.
Host was warm and welcoming. Showed he around her home. Offered food for the evening. Was very helpful with things to see in London and public transportation. Gave me a ride to the tube station on my last day. Home was as expective.
Cryn is amazing hostess. I booked a room in her house, first of all to have a chance acquaintance to so ineresting person. And my choice was absolutly right. She is very welcoming and always takes care of details (leaves the lights on, breakfast or draws map personaly for you). Her house is very cosy and corresponds to the description.
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About the Host, Cryn
My time is divided between Yoga, gardening and occasionally making theatrical costumes and other clothes. Trips to the countryside and abroad and visits to an extensive family keep me busy too.
Sharing my house and garden with visitors to London is a great pleasure.