If you want to experience London at it's best then come to Camden. This area of London is central, safe, and packed full of cafes, bars, famous nightclubs, music venues and the world famous Camden Market along with beautiful parks and Primrose Hill.
I live in the heart of Camden Town, in a late Georgian terrace of houses within a Conservation area, right in the centre of London. My flat is richly decorated which reflects the work that I do as a Textile Artist. My walls are covered with my choice of vintage finds, antiques and objets d'art.
My Flat on 1st and 2nd Floor 16 sq mtrs:
You will be staying (with me) in my sitting room on a comfy sofa bed. You will get complete privacy during your stay in my sitting room. This large sunny room has two big windows with wooden shutters and a big fire place. There will be fresh bedlinen, a choice of pillows, towels, big duvets and hot water bottles. There is a hanger rail for your clothes.
**I provide earplugs for you as I am on a main road.
**1 extra small child can stay on AIR MATTRESSES or ONE EXTRA adult. This will be like CAMPING but is appreciated by families on a tight budget... or for a family for the weekend.
You have free Wi Fi, TV, DVD and information about what is going on in London, with maps and guidebooks.
You can use my kitchen whilst staying with me. There is unlimited tea and coffee, a washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, a fridge, iron and ironing board. I do not have an electric dryer - I hang clothes on a dryer in the hallway.
**I don't supply breakfast but Arancini's ( 1 minute walk) has great food and Mario's is around the corner (with his own mini Art gallery).
** For 3 people to eat at the kitchen table is slightly tight... see the pictures.
You will be sharing the bathroom with me. I supply big towels, hairdryers and a few shampoos etc.
I always try to welcome guests personally but if I am not around I make other arrangements for you as well as key access. I provide a welcome pack for you and answer all your questions. Then I leave you be.
SIGHTS TO SEE:
*8 min bus to Kings Place, a fantastic new music and culture venue at the back of Kings Cross.
*20 min bus to the British Museum and 9 other Museums all within walking distance, in the heart of Bloomsbury
*25 min bus to the Tate Modern and the South Bank area that includes the Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre.
*6 min bus to the British Library
*10 min bus to Bloomsbury, for literary fans, see a monument to Gandhi, the University and the Welcome Trust building.
*20 mins bus to the heart of Covent Garden for boutique shopping, the Opera House, and street performances.
*20mins bus to Soho and China Town and Trafalgar Square.
*20 min bus to Oxford and Regents St shopping, including Selfridges and the Apple store.
*15min train to Brick Lane Market.
* 25 min train to Kew Gardens.
* 10min bus ride to Madam Tussaud's and the Planetarium.
THINGS TO DO:
Cycling: Santander Bikes are great and can be hired for as little as a £1 a day.
Swimming: 3 mins walk away is a newly restored Victorian Baths which is a delight.
Walks: around London are held on every subject you can think of including street art and early morning photography walks.
Picnics: go up to Hampstead Heath 480 acres in the middle of London and listen to concerts or go on walks.
Sight Seeing bus rides at night are well worth doing.
Dinner: at one of many London underground restaurants.
All of London's famous Markets.
Football: Emirates Stadium is a 20 mins walk away.
or Movie Fans;
At the back of St Pancras Station ( Batman Begins 2005) is Somerstown, featured in the film of the same name. Chaplin 1992 and countless films were filmed by the canal there, which has now been opened up for visitors and has a new street food market and a brilliant music venue called Kings Place. The Spice Girls filmed in the now magnificent St Pancras Hotel -- well worth a visit. All 8 Harry Potter films were filmed at Kings Cross Station so fans will want to visit platform 9 and 3/4 - ask anyone where it is. Alfie, Breaking and Entering, Nanny Mcfee 2 were filming in that area as well as Regents Park, Primrose Hill, Regents Canal. Camden has been filmed in numerous times. And Robert Downey Jn had his photo taken right outside my front door for Sherlock Holmes. And I missed it...
When you write to me please use the word 'Vintage' so that I know you have read the whole listing.
You have access to my kitchen as well as the bathroom. You will be sleeping in my sitting room but you can make it back to a sitting room again during the day by putting the sofabed away.
I shall be here to Host you and answer any of your questions when you are here. But if I am away, my great co - host, Ali, will be on hand to welcome you and make you feel at home.
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Things to Note:
I have had whole families stay with me in my sitting room. This is a bit of a squeeze for families but so worth it financially. I have an extra mattress for a child that can be put up during the day. Families love staying with me as I live in a safe neighbourhood and they can do what they want. The youngest guest I have had was 4 months and the eldest was 78yrs. My flat is on the 1st floor for the guest room and the second floor for the bathroom.
No parties and no one staying who have not booked in - Thank you.
I would prefer no smokers please. I do not have pets. I can provide hypo allergic bedding if given warning. Please do not wear shoes in your room - I have a cream carpet. I trust that if you come in late you will be as quiet as possible. I provide towels for you. If there are 4 staying with me, I shall ask for a cleaning contribution. All information about your stay will be provided when you arrive, including a map of the area and info about my home. Just enjoy yourself when you come and stay with me...