I am a journalist and I live in London.
Amazing place to stay if you want to be in the heart of Shoreditch. Lovely loft apartment. Edson and Natalie were both very helpful and gave wonderful recommendations.
I really had a fantastic stay in the loft rented by Natalie and Edson! They weren't living there anymore at the time, and I never met Natalie in person, but our communication through Airbnb was always nice and went smoothly. Edson took care of the practical side of things and was always friendly, flexible and communicative.
What concerns the loft, the neighbourhoud, my stay (16 days), I can only use superlatives! I will never forget the great times I had there. Shoreditch of course is one of the nicest areas in London, vibrant and trendy. Stepping outside the appartement into the action, with (coffee)bars, restaurants, shops nearby, felt great. The view from the living room was amazing (Swiss Re-building etc), a lot of light there, it was a nice place to hang out with other guests. I had the biggest bedroom of 3 and felt totally at home.
I became good friends with another female guest and we had a lot of fun together. It is such a pity that we probably were among the last guests, because this appartement will not be rented anymore through Airbnb from August. I regret not being able to return... However I will cherish the beautiful memories and thank Natalie and Edson to give me the opportunity to stay at their beautiful place!
This was the perfect place for my staycation in London. Edson and Natalie are absolutely the best!!! The room was exactly as described and loved the location. It is very central and was just a bus or tube hop to anywhere I wanted to go.
Super friendly, good communication - incredible location
We didn't meet Natalie in person, but she was super helpful via the phone and her husband Edson, who showed us the room, was very nice and friendly as well. The room was in a shared flat with two other parties and both of them were very friendly and helpful. The room and the apartment is in a great location in Shoreditch and fulfilled all expectations raised by the nice pictures. We would definitely stay there again! No breakfast included by the way, but that was ok for us :)
The flat was a truly lovely area with plenty of room (we had the big room, too, which was great!). The abundance of natural light made the place truly homey, and everything in the common areas was clean and tidy. The Shoreditch area is a great neighborhood for bars and coffee shops and the like. However, the night noise really can be disruptive; as a New Yorker I brushed the other reviews' warnings off my back, but on a Wednesday night at 1am when the band sounded like it was in our room, I learned to be less cavalier. Nevertheless, the process was easy, and Natalie made appropriate arrangements for our stay even when she was on holiday. There are two other rooms in the flat with AirBnB guests, and we really enjoyed meeting them as well.
The apartment was awesome: super charming, spacious, perfect location at Shoreditch. I didn't meet the host, but her mother was very nice and ensured that everything was taken care of.
The other guests were also nice, we ended up hanging out and chatting a lot. I would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend.
In my opinion, the only downside is that the internet was not fast enough for video calls, which can be a problem for people in a business trip (my case).
Natalie's Mom, Patricia and her other daughter were very helpful. We walked around the neighborhood with them and enjoyed their company so much we had dinner with them. We really liked the place and the locations and the other guests staying at her apartment were great. It was especially nice to be in a vibrant area in an up and coming neighborhood and still be able to get into the city limits area so easily yet it was quiet because it is off the main streets. Albion is a great restaurant in the neighborhood that's very popular. We really enjoyed our short time in London and how helpful her family was.
Had a lovely stay at Natalie's flat. It's well equipped and is in such a convenient location in the heart of Shoreditch. If I ever need to stay in the area again I will definitely try to stay here.
Natalie's apartment was lovely and bright--enclosed in a secure and safe nook in Shoreditch, but very close to a lot of great places nearby to work, eat, and drink. The place was clean and comfortable; the other air bnb folks staying there were nice and quiet. Natalie herself was very accommodating--she arranged for me to move my stuff in early. I highly recommend this apartment and will probably stay here again when I next visit London!
It was great to meet Natalie and Edson. They were wonderful guests! Hope to visit them in London some day!!
Natalie and her family are amazing guests.
I honestly recommend them to all hosts.
Natalie was respectful during her stay and was very kind. She left the place the way it was given to her, which I appreciate. I would love to host her again anytime!