About the Homestay

  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We are back hosting in our lovely Penthouse bedroom:
With an en-suit shower room and direct access to the balcony with plenty of storage space. It is bright, modern, clean and very comfortable. We have two Cats :)

We are in Zone 2 and all transport links to central London destinations are very simple via the bus, tube and train networks. For example we are a few stops from Camden Market.

We are in a quiet side street but close to the park, With a Theatre, cool shops, cafe's and markets at the weekend, all on the doorstep.

I am vegetarian. You are welcome to use the fridge to store breakfast things. I prefer if short stay guests do not use the kitchen for anything else. There are many great places to eat locally at every price range.

I am from London and have great knowledge of the city. If there is anything you need to know I am happy to help.

Thank you


Additional Info

parking is available at £5 per day . There is a city rental car right out side the door. By the hour or by the day. A web site address can be forwarded to you if you require.


2 Cats

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

THE Penthouse ROOM
From £36 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

A bright en-suit double bedroom in a forth floor Penthouse in the heart of trendy Hackney London E8. With Access to the balcony.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
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About the Area

Minutes away from Hackney central and London Fields train stations with fast access into central London via, bus, tube, train and bike,

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • 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

No fast food in the Bedrooms please.
Luggage can be stored here if connection times are at odd hours.

There are many local shops and beautiful cafe's in the local area .

Thank you

Smoking is not allowed.

18 Reviews

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    June 2022

    We stayed in Roy James’s room for 2 nights and it’s was incredible ! Roy is really the best host ever, he is so friendly, interesting and provide us very good advices. The room is very great, with a little balcon, an exclusive bathroom, UK plugs for charging. It’s very cocooning and with a good price. The room is well positioned, in zone 2 with 2 train station very close (underground and overground) and many buses. It’s near Brick Lane & Shoreditch, very animated towns. You can go here without worries ! We recommend it so much !

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    4 hearts
    July 2016

    Me, my husband and my (3 year old) son stayed for 4 nights at Roy's place. Roy was nothing but helpful and gave us the space we needed. He gave us lots of good advice and great knowledge of London to help us out.
    The place itself is exactly like the photo's, spacious and safe.
    Hackney is great for kids, with a local park and shops nearby. Buses take you everywhere u need to go.
    I would certainly stay with Roy again and recommend him should you want to stay in London.

    Thank you again Roy!

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2016

    My daughter and I loved the experience! It was our first stay with homestay and it couldn't have been any better. Roy's pictured description how to get to his apartment from the airport was a great help and easy to follow . Although he offered his kitchen for having breakfast we followed his suggestion and had,after a 10 min walk through a park nearby, breakfast on the Main Street of hackney in a small shop with cafe every morning . Roy is very considerate and kind . Whenever our plans are visiting London again we would love to book with Roy again . Thanks a million :)))

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  • 5 hearts
    May 2016

    Magnifique séjour, Roy est très prevenant et il connaît Londre comme sa poche. Il nous a donné beaucoup de conseil utile et nous a permis de gagner beaucoup de temps dans notre organisation pour notre séjour. Roy est très discret et quand nous voulions discuter avec lui, il était très ouvert et nous avons appris beaucoup de chose sur cette ville.
    L appartement est très confortable et répond exactement aux photos.
    Le quartier est très sympathique avec parc, marché, resto, café . On y trouve de tout. Et les transports sont à 2 pas de l appartement. Très bien desservi pour le centre de Londre très très bonne situation .
    Merci Roy et à très bientôt. Ma fille Alya gardera un merveilleux souvenir de sa première fois à Londre et c est en partie grâce à vous .Merci merci

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    United States
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    May 2016

    My mother and I traveled to London and stayed at Roy's place for 4 nights. This area of London was a very convenient location for a lot of good places to eat, a park, and plenty of public transportation options to get you around the city. We found that taking the 48 bus which stops in front of the town hall a block from Roy's place ended up being a lot more convenient to downtown than the underground station at Hackney. The flat was clean and cute though I believe the host is currently organizing his stuff so we did find it difficult to find enough space and places to put our things. The bed was extremely comfortable and bathroom clean though at some point one of the supplied towels disappeared from our room, I'm assuming to be cleaned and used for the new guests. Good thing I brought my spare. The door and floor to the smaller room creaks very badly when opened and we felt bad that we might disturb Roy or the other guests but it is something that can't be helped. I guess the only real negative is that we didn't have the time to get to know our hosts more. Roy and his girlfriend are very friendly and I would definitely recommend his flat!

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    April 2016

    Roy est un hôte adorable ! Il nous a réservé un accueil très sympathique, il s'est montré à la fois discret mais également disponible pour répondre à nos questions et attentionné. L'appartement est très agréable, idéalement placé à quelques mètres de plusieurs stations de bus bien desservies. Je recommande Roy les yeux fermés !

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    5 hearts
    February 2016

    Roy ist ein sehr netter Gastgeber, seine Wohnung kreativ,einladend nah zur U-bahn in die Zitty. Und er gab uns diverse Informationen und Tips, sehr hilfreich.Wir haben uns bei ihm sehr wohl gefühlt.

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    5 hearts
    December 2015

    Roy was a most kind and generous host. His knowledge of the Hackney and London was far better than I've ever read about in any guide book, and he also gave me tips on where to go, how to get around and places of interest that aren't necessarily on the usual tourist routes which was refreshing. My stay was highly enjoyable and I loved getting to know the local area. His apartment is wonderfully unique and also warm and inviting. I would not hesitate to recommend Roy's apartment to anyone wishing to stay. I look forward to my next trip to the UK in which I will definitely look to stay at Roy's again. Thank you Roy for a remarkable experience!

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    November 2015

    Esperienza sicuramente da ripetere! Roy è gentilissimo e sempre pronto a consigliarti nuovi posti da visitare, passando per strade alternative permettendoti di vedere scorci di Londra diversi :) La stanza è molto confortevole e cosa più importante pulita. Per la mia prossima vacanza a Londra sarà sicuramente il primo posto dove cercherò alloggio e se non dovesse essere disponibile la stanza passerò almeno a fargli un saluto.

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    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    October 2015

    Pleasant surrounds once you learn the quickest way into the underground from the nearest station - Hackney Central it is easy to get around from here. Take note to take train from Kings Cross to Highbury-Islington then change to Hackney Central quickest way to manoeuvre from this stay. Comfortable bed and lovely host.

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