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.
**Here is what Leanne from the US had to say when she stayed recently : ‘We absolutely loved everything about our stay. Your beautiful home was simply magical, we loved being surrounded with treasures from around the world. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience to make our first trip to London memorable’.
My Flat on 1st and 2nd Floor 16 sq mtrs:
You will be staying in my sitting room on a comfy sofa bed. You will get complete privacy during your stay in my sitting room. I might be around during your stay but In all probability you will have my Flat to yourself. 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 an AIR MATTRESS or ONE EXTRA adult. This will be like CAMPING but is appreciated by small 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.
ROUND THE CORNER:
I live on a main road just down from a small high street with basic shops and cafes in it. If you want West End stores then my local bus takes you right to Oxford St in 20 minutes. There are buses near me for all the major sights of London as well as the tube, Camden Town. By my home there are 3 supermarkets, organic butchers, an Earth Store, 2 book shops, one of the first cycle shops in London, a pharmacy, ATM and Post Office, 3 train stations, and a great vegetable stall,
** There are 3 good local restaurants and more.
IN WALKING DISTANCE:
Camden is a vibrant area with many different cultures and creeds. This is reflected in the street life. We have a farmers market, boutiques, cafes, coffee houses, the Jazz Cafe, a Cinema, the Jewish Museum, welcoming pubs and small restaurants, thriving night clubs and a ground - breaking music scene, as well as charming neighbourhoods and easy access to London's Museums. I have lived in this area for over 27 years and still love it.
*7 mins - Welcome to Camden Market packed with 100s of stalls, that receives over a 100 thousand people each weekend. This colourful street market is world famous and provides a glimpse of all of London's many tribes and fashions.
*8 mins walk along Regents Canal to London Zoo and Primrose Hill with one of the best views of london. It has also featured in many films.
*12 mins walk to Regents Park which has an open air theatre, cafes, walks and events.
*23 mins you can walk to the British Library (next door to St Pancras Station) with the exquisite Treasures Room, 14 million books, cafes, exhibitions, and a huge statue of Newton thinking about gravity.
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