I'm originally from Germany but have been living in London for over 40 years. I'm a retired architect and do pottery. I like the arts and always go to cinema, theatre and exhibitions.
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Warm welcome by Helen to her beautiful and charming house. Located in a quite street it is a true oasis to return to after a busy day in buzzy London and i felt quite safe to walk 'home' on my own at night. Less than 10 minutes away from underground/overground and several bus services. Also plenty of places to eat can be found on walking distance. Small room on top floor (if you struggle with stairs this might not be the place for you) that had everything i needed. Very comfortable bed that even had the added luxury of a mattress topper. The two large windows could be opened for fresh air and the wooden blinds were doing a great job to darken the room for the night. The small wooden desk came in handy when i wanted to do some work. Choice of large bathroom or shower room, both in good and clean condition. In the mornings Helen made breakfast downstairs and we had some nice chats too. Certainly recommend a stay here!
Helen is a wonderful host, she was very welcoming and very kind. I felt very comfortable to come and go as I pleased.
The house is in a beautiful quiet street, yet only 5 minutes walk from Islington High Street. Very convenient for buses and tube stations.
My room was quiet and very comfortable, a perfect base to stay for a busy weekend in London.
I had a lovely stay at Helen's. The room is lovely, quiet and comfortable. The location is great too, very easy to go into the city. Helen is very friendly and warm and made sure I had everything I needed. I stayed 8 nights. Would definitely stay there again.
Für meinen 4-Tage-Aufenthalt in London genau der richtige place to stay. Inspirierendes, schönes Viertel. Hübsches kleines und ruhiges Zimmer zum Erholen. Sehr interessante Gespräche mit Helen über Kunst und Gesellschaft. Das Haus atmet Kultur. Bus und Tube, Cafés und Parks ganz in der Nähe. Ich würde wieder kommen.
Had a wonderful stay with Helen.Arrived a little jaded after a walk and she very kindly looked after me. Her flat has great access to buses and several tube stations making it a great place to base oneself to explore London.
I had a really enjoyable stay with Helen over the weekend. The room was exactly as listed - quiet, comfortable and clean.
While I was mostly out and about during my stay, Helen was a very kind and welcoming host and very kindly provided breakfast on both days.
You couldn't be in a better location if you are visiting London for work or fun.
Helen's cottage is inexpressibly quaint and sweet. The bed is very cozy and being on a floor all to oneself feels very quiet and relaxing. Helen is a delightful host and greeted me warmly, despite a changing schedule that led me to arrive later than anticipated. We shared some nice cups of tea and she gave me some good pointers on accessing Islington - which is a wonderful neighborhood to explore. I'd gladly stay here again when I'm next in London.
Not only is Helen's wonderful home a fantastic place to stay - with all the amenities and comforts you could want - Helen herself is a lovely person and warm host. A really relaxing space to be in, it suited my needs down to the ground and I will definitely be returning! Thank you so much, Helen.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in London, and staying at Helen's place was a big part of that. The location is perfect. Islington is truly beautiful. Helen's house is spectacular; I have never stayed in such a beautiful home. It is warm, filled with loved pieces, with a beautiful back yard. The room I stayed in looked out over green back yards - very peaceful. Helen was a wonderful, helpful, warm host. I would certainly stay again if in London.