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I am a filmmaker and screenwriter, interested in visual arts and all that jazz, and have lived in London all my life.
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Tessa made me feel at home immediately. She messaged me prior to my arrival and made sure our schedules worked out so that she could meet me at a good hour. I told her that I had an event to attend early in the evening, and she made sure to meet me at the apartment with plenty of time so that I could attend. I greatly appreciated this. When I met Tessa, she was friendly, very warm and welcoming, and we even had tea and a nice conversation before I left for the evening :)
The Accommodations: PERFECT. BTW - the bed was extremely comfortable and the blankets, pillows, and comforters were very warm and soft. Additionally, Tessa had adapters for charging phones and other devices. This was a nice touch.
The location: It was great. Actually, for me, it was less then ten minutes from where my event was. There is a grocery store at the end of the block, and there are SEVERAL places to eat, drink, and visit within a few minutes walk. In fact, the Old Street tube station is about five minutes away if you walk briskly :) And the area around the stations has everything you would need.
Thank you so much, Joe - it was a real pleasure to host you!
Great communication. Everything went very smoothly!
Hostess delightful and accommodating. Great location, convenient to a variety of food services, easy walking to two Tube lines; comfortable apartment - quiet, comfortable; fine internet connection. Tessa responded immediately to my questions beforehand, made the effort to accommodate my early arrival, left fruit, helpful notes.
I had a fabulous stay in London. The flat was very comfortable and as described. Tessa is a great host and in a great location for getting around London. The neighbourhood has everything you need and feels very safe. Thank you very much for a lovely stay!
Tessa was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and the stay. It wasn't me who stayed there but a colleague and they said the flat was perfect for work near by (at barbican). Would recommend to anyone booking
Such a cosy and cute apartment, comfy with so many lovely touches. We loved our stay here, the location is great with a street market right aroundthe corner, a supermarket even closer by. Train station is also close and St. Paul's is not far. Tessa is lovely and welcomed us on arrival plus was easily contactable during our stay. Definitely recommend for a London holiday!
Great flat, great location, great host. Perfect.
..and I'll add Great Guest to that! Thanks Francois - hope to see you again -
all the best Tessa
Great location near to Barbican and Moorgate with all amenities nearby. Tessa was a great host and provided helpful information about London, places to go etc. she was out of the country when I arrived but communicated with me well in advance and ensured a friendly neighbour was there to give me keys. Couldn't fault my time there and I will stay again if I need to go to London again (if she'll have me!)
It was my second experience with Airbnb, so the second time I’ve got an excellent result!
I and two my children (11 and 12 y.o.) visited London for a week in the start of August and we were lucky to stay in a flat of nice, attentive and welcoming Tessa. She was really very patient, because we have some problems with arriving and changing our plans a few times. Tessa helped us very much. Thank you many many times!
Also many thanks to Tessa’s neighbour Charlie for his assistance.
My children called the place «Grandmother’s flat». There is the similar atmosphere: old photos on the walls, an old table, an armchair and a sofa in the sitting room– they are from the middle of the last century (may be older :). It was great! There are huge amount of books! Unfortunately, we haven’t time to read :) Bed linen, pillows, blankets, towels are clean and new. There is a gas-cocker in the kitchen (be careful with the gas and open fire). There is also everything you need for cocking.
You can use a detailed printed instruction from Tessa about her flat and also about neighbourhood (pubs, stores, interesting places).
Flat is so cosy! It’s not very big, but you have 2 separate bed-rooms and sitting-room.
You are in the center of London! 5 min walk to Barbican tube station (we didn’t use others, but I know about two more), bus stops, and – very important – Waitrose (grocery shop) just in the next door! Also as a pub :)
Attention: to get the flat you have to go upstairs to the 5-th floor, but for me it was just fitness :)
This flat was chosen because of good price for the moment of payment and it’s position close to Barbican theatre. It’s really close - a few hundred meters to the entrance! It was very useful in the late evening.
Tessa, I was glad to meet you. Be happy!
Très agréable séjour de 8 jours au sein de Londres. L'appartement de Tessa est super, très bien situé (à 5 minutes du métro Moorgate, à côté du Muséum of London et de la cathédrale Saint Paul, une supérette au pied de l'immeuble !! ), le quartier est très calme et agréable. Vous serez ravis par le charme authentique de l'appartement, la gentillesse et disponibilité de son hôte. L'appartement est équipé de tout le confort nécessaire (wifi, cuisine, machine à laver....)Vous pouvez réserver les yeux fermés, c'est une très bonne adresse
Thank you so much, Charlotte - it means a lot to me to know you had such a great time at my place and loved the area I call home. And of course you're welcome back anytime to explore London further!
very best wishes
Tessa was a perfect guest, I have been very glad to know her, and I hope to see her again in Lucca for a longer stay. I recommend her as guest to everybody
Because Tessa has her own listings in London, she and her partner Will know what it means to host strangers in your private space: they were greatly respectful of Laura’s “lived-in” haven down at the seaside in Camogli, and left everything in perfect order, observing the checkin/out times and the handling of the house keys with our friend Fiorella, the pasta lady next door. Thank you Tessa and Will for your visit.
Tessa and her partner were charming, considerate guests who left their room immaculate!
I was very happy to have them hosted.
I stayed with Tess for a week in January 2012 (before she was on AirBNB - hence the reference instead of a review). She's an excellent hostess, very easy to talk with and she knows a lot about the area having lived here her whole life. The flat is very nice as well - the twin bed is quite comfortable and there's plenty of space to relax. The views are also very good. The location is outstanding with lots of big sites withing walking distance, and easy tube/bus access. The food market that pops up every weekday is great for lunch too. I'd definitely recommend Tess and her flat!
I got to know Tess through a friend during my first trip to London in December 2011. My boyfriend and I actually stayed with her at the apartment for 10 days and it was wonderful! Tess is a great person, warm and kind. And an excellent host at that. Before our arrival, she prepared an itinerary for us complete with directions and recommendations enough to occupy our stay! Feel free to ask her for tips and suggestions for things to do in London, she knows it all! (: The apartment itself is very cozy and quaint, plus you'll get a good workout twice a day! We had a great stay with Tess and we're sure you will too!
I have known Tessa for at least 12 years,and she has been and is a very loyal and trust worthy and good friend.I highly recommend Tessa,great personality and great to chat with.She has lived in London all her life so she is very informative about places and things to do in the big city.