Sunny double room in central London

Homestay in North Kensington - London, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

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I live in Central London, which is close to all amenities, such as Westfield shopping mall, BBC, famous Imperial College, Portobello Market, Notting Hill Gate, kensington high Street, Harrods, Museums, Cinema's, Exclusive Restaurants, Theatres, etc. The nearest underground station is White City ( Central line), Ladbroke grove (Hammersmith & City Line), both 10 minutes walk from the Flat and Kensal Green (Overground). it only takes 15 minutes on the train to central London. London heathrow is 10 kilometres away. There are lots of buses available, in the area, ranging from buse's 7,70,316,228,52,295,220,283,72, the list goes on.
Its a lovely quiet flat with two double rooms, one bathroom/toilet, spacious Kitchen with dining area and living room. The double room has a big double bed, for one person or a couple. The room is quiet with no road noise.
The accommodation is strictly for tourist, workers working AWAY from home, Students on internship and professionals. It is not suitable for people who will stay at home all day to use the space to look for a job or research as this puts a bit of strain on our utility. I take my time to assist my host, by reassuring them of their safety in the city, and sharing my local knowledge with them.
I love meeting people from different cultural background, I learn from them and they learn from me. I respect and appreciate people.
I have a son who is 29 years old, He his a Pharmacist but He works away from home.
Students on internship are welcome,Parking space is available for those with a car, at a cheap rate per day.
Internet is also available. Please note, the heating is not on for 24 hours, it is regulated. Please note: breakfast is not included. thanks

Additional Info

At a charge we provide good quality dinner, by prior arrangement.

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 5 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

double room
From £27 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Room is a double room, with a King size bed. One person or a couple can use the room, It is on the fourth floor, facing the sun, with a great view of the garden and very quiet with no road noise.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our flat is located in North Kensington which is in zone 2 and only 15minutes on the train to Central London. It is less than30 minutes by train to Heathrow Airport. and less than 20 minutes by car.
the bus stop is only 5 minutes' walk from the house and there are lots of bus options using this stop.
The area is full of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. Westfield shopping mall is the biggest mall in Europe and it is only 10-15 minutes walk to the flat.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

neatness is essential, i.e. clean up after use of the bath, basins and the toilet, wash your dishes after use.
With regards to guest staying for less than a month, you are welcome to use the kitchen ( microwave, kettle, toaster and the utensils) but not the cooker, this is for safety reasons, but if you are staying for longer than a month ,the use of the cooker is permitted for light cooking, please note you will have to buy all the materials you will need, the use of our food stuff for your cooking is not allowed.
Please do not invite strangers into our home, if you are inviting a friend please let us know in advance.
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home

Smoking is not allowed.

11 Reviews

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I enjoyed my stay with Cynthya. She is a lovely and very helpful host. The tourist attractions in London are easy to reach from there.

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    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    July 2019

    Cynthia is a really good host, she help you get confortable in her appartment, and she give you direction to discover London.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    Mrs. Cynthia Ola is very wonderful, very cooperative. I felt comfortable and safe in her house

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    Cynthia was very friendly and genuinely helpful during our stay.She went out of her way to assist us and drove us to the shop to make sure we got our Oyster cards sorted. The accommodation is warm clean and cosy. Breakfast was great. We would stay with Cynthia again.

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    Homestay Host Family Cynthia Ola in ,

    Phyl and Dermot are wonderful guest, very friendly and clean. I will definitely host them again.

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    Age 25 - 34

    2 hearts
    July 2017

    I am a student, so I needed a comfortable place to stay just for five weeks, as I explained in my first request for accomodation. My plan was to be out the whole day to attend a course in the city centre, to study in the evenings and nights, and then to stay in the weekends to work on my thesis. Unfortunately this has not been the best place for me. My room was very uncomfortable, small and not that clean, in addition to the fact that I had to buy by myself a table lamp to study, and my desk was quite little. The wardrobe had a shelf bottomless, and the towels were not clean Despite at first I thought I was allowed to use the kitchen to cook light food, it was a problem even to cook a burger in a pan: I left a stain on the bottom of one of the few pans Cynthia had there. I cooked pasta twice and it took me a while. Unfortunately the house is not that big, so the same fact that I was occupying the kitchen was a problem, since Cynthia was obliged to wait for me to finish in order to use the stove. If you are a student, probably is not the best place you can choose to work in comfort and tranquillity, and well fed. The good points are the price, and the fact that the house is very close to several bus stops (7 to Oxford Street, 52 to Victoria and 15 mins walking to Ladbroke Grove Station) and restaurants and supermarkets.

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    Homestay Host Family Cynthia Ola in ,

    When Elena made her request, she said she was attending a course in the city, and wanted a room that she will not share with anybody, I assured her, its a double room which will be occupied by her alone.

    On arrival she told me she had ten days to prepare for her thesis and at the same time do the home work she might be given in the course she was attending for 5 weeks. I asked her why she did not look for a student hostel or accommodation geared towards students only. I explained to her that most of my guest in the past have been tourist or people relocating. I explained to her that I was prepared to refund her money, because my flat is not a student hostel but she said it was ok. I told her that I will try and be quiet. I also suggested the kings cross library to her which is the biggest library in the Uk where students use and its also nearer to the flat, infact, I was prepared to give her a reference letter to join the library, but she said not to worry.

    She bullied me in my home, I could not watch the tv or listen to the radio, the first time i turned on the tv on a sunday during the day, she complained. And i had to turn the tv off, And I never turned it on until she left.

    I object to her saying the room is small, this is a flat in the city, you cannot get anything bigger, a room where two beds could fit in, with a big double wardrobe, table, tv , side table, etc. I wonder what she wants. In my rules I told the host to clean their rooms themselves, she accepted the rules but she expected me to clean after her mess in the room. I have six clean towels in the room, she used them all up without cleaning any of them. There is a lamp in the room already, i don't know why she chose to buy another lamp. She saw the way the room was on arrival, she never complained, instead she had a big grin on her face and said she loved it.

    I explained the reason why I only allow light cooking to Elena, because I have had a bad experience with guests who forgot they have the stove on while cooking and went to their room. This has lead to various incidents of burnt food and fire accidents. she fried a burger with a pot instead of a frying pan and this ended up with the pot been badly burnt that i had to throw the pot away, the table in the kitchen is covered by burnt stain because Elena never uses the table mat.

    Point of correction I have a flat in the city not a house, my kitchen is big, I chose to let her finish coking before I do my cooking out of respect not because the kitchen was not big enough.

    in my 5 years of hosting, Elenal is the worst host I have ever had

    She is very moody and very unfriendly
    she never emptied the bin, she kept the bin in her room for 5 weeks
    She is very ungrateful, I'm surprise she did not appreciate the constant lift I gave her to the supermarket to do her grocery shopping.

    she is not security conscious, she constantly forget to lock the outside door when she is living home and I always explain the importance of this to her but yet she forgets.

    She is very careless, she left all electrical appliances on when she leaves the house, on three occasions , she left the curling tongs and iron on and this caused an over loaded electrical circuit problem.

    In fact because of her, i have decided never to take on students.

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2017

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2016

    Lovely women And place

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    5 hearts
    December 2015

    Cynthia is such a lovely host, she made me feel at home during my stay at her house, she even drove me to the tube station to catch my flight on time.

    Thank you so much Cynthia.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    November 2015

    Cynthia is very friendly and helpful and the flat is nice.
    She really made me feel at home.

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    5 hearts
    October 2015

    Cynthia est très sympa et l'acceuil tout comme le séjour à été impeccable.

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