We’re a couple of laidback guys who have lived in this area for six years. Andrew works in the City and I work from home with my social media consultancy.
As hosts we should be able to orient you well for your stay in London. We like to eat out, so we’ll be able to suggest places to eat and drink to suit all tastes and budgets. We’re up to speed with what’s happening in the galleries, museums and theatres around too. Let us know what you are interested in doing when you come to London and we'll have some suggestions for you.
Enda has a slightly too large digital footprint so you can check him out thoroughly (start on about[dot]me/endaguinan )
Andrew is less active on the social sites but will be able to talk endlessly about travel, architecture and history.
We very much like this area as it's easy to get to Oxford St and all of the "must do" tourist attractions, but we love the bustle of the tech/creative types around us (we are in the heart of Silicon Roundabout so expect lots of young people with Apple products discussing their online startups in the local coffee shops). This area snuggles up to the corporate world of the City of London as well as the design/print neighbourhood of Clerkenwell where every other shop sells designer furniture with names that have umlauts.
We travel quite a lot ourselves so we appreciate what it's like. Like us, you probably like to be independent, will head off the beaten track a little (as long as the GPS is working) and then get a decent night's sleep. With us, you'll have your own keys and separate access to the apartment (our living space is upstairs) so you can come and go as you please.
We're looking forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your stay in grand old London.