We are a retired couple who enjoy sharing our home and our city with people of all ages and backgrounds. We speak a little Spanish and French and Ian likes to sing in German, Portuguese and Italian!
I really enjoyed my stay at Julia and Ian's house. They are really nice and I felt very at home. The room was cozy and clean. The house is a nice location and close to Walthamstow Central from where you can easily go to central London.
My stay with Julia & and Ian was very enjoyable. It was exactly as described and much more. Where else in London would you find a room with such a lovely view that is so quiet? Julia and Ian are very warm and welcoming and the breakfast is excellent. Highly recommended!!!
Their hospitality was outstanding, indeed very warm and relaxing, especially needed when coming home after a full day. Julia and Ian provide a comfortable quiet room with garden views, wifi, a nice bathroom and shower next to your room and really great breakfasts, and they can find answers for all the questions that arise for a non-local. As a nice gesture they even give you a welcoming information package written in your own language. The area of Walthamstow is a gem, worth exploring in itself, not only for meals. It is within easy reach of all the main transport systems to go anywhere in London. If you fancy walking, running or cycling you can enjoy nature all the way along the river Lea and through the Marshes down to Stratford.
Staying with Julia and Ian was like home away from home. I stayed for three weeks; the room was comfortable and just what I wanted. Chatting over a cup of tea in the kitchen after a long day at the library was just the thing. I'd love to go back there some time.
Walthamstow is ideal for longer stays in London. Being the terminus of the Victoria line, King'sX/St Pancras is only 25 minutes away, and Walthamstow itself is a really nice place with a small-town feeling.
Everything was perfect. I am so happy I made this choice and look forward to staying @ Julia and Ian's house again
This was my first Airbnb experience and it went very well. I felt completely comfortable living with Cathy and I enjoyed having a cozy and comfortable room to come home to after a day in London. Slept great and next morning I had a very delicious breakfast everyday. I would definitely recommend this host.
If I can, return soon!
Really nice room, comfortable bed, nice breakfast - if I need a place to stay in London I would definitely come back again!
House was easy to find and I was welcomed very friendly :)
Response from Julia & Ian:
Thanks for your comments Margaret, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Cathy
It was really nice to stay in this house. Love it, clean and very delicious breakfast.
Response from Julia & Ian:
Thank you or your comments Melissa. Hope to see you again. Cathy
Julia and Ian are lovely people. The room was cozy and had everything I wanted. Walthamstow was surprisingly charming and conveniently located for getting into the city (s Cross including walking from the house to Walthamstow Central). I would not hesitate to stay with Julia and Ian again!
Lovely friendly couple, very welcoming and comfortable bed and room. A real home from home at a bargain price, just like staying with your favourite auntie and uncle. Highly recommended!
Very simply, it was a pleasure hosting Julia and Ian!
Lovely couple....hope to meet them again one day !!
It was lovely having Julia and Ian. They were interesting, relaxed and charming. They also looked after my flat perfectly and even stripped the bed.
Julia and Ian are, in fact, two great persons. Clever, funny, kind, great hosts, brilliant cooks and musicians. You'd be lucky to have them stay with you and, equally, I can say without reservation, that you would enjoy staying with them. Get them to show you the garden and the allotment, too.
We were made to feel so welcome. Wonderful company and so helpful. Highly recommended.