About the Homestay
I rent the lounge (for short stay) of my apartment, where I live too. It is located few minutes' walk from the famous Tower Bridge, Borough Market, stretching to Shakespeare Globe and Tate Gallery, all the way to Westminster bridge and the Parliament.
Situated on the second floor of a 6-floor building with a South facing living-room.
I offer a comfortable L shaped and firm leather sofa (2 m long on one side and 1.85 m on the other side and 63 cm deep) in my living room with open plan kitchen and with direct access to the balcony. It is suitable for tourists only, not long stay) which could be for: 1 person, a couple or 2 siblings or 2 friends travelers - no other guests are able to book at the same time.
It is 10 min walk from Elephant and Castle train and underground stations; 4 bus stops away accessible with plenty bus lines going to various parts of central London from the street corner.
The area is full of life, vibrant Upper Street from Bermondsey Street to the Thames riverfront that is home to several cafes, and plenty of restaurants and art halls!
In a cultural district, near to national centers for arts, film, and performance (as well as The London Eye!). Not far from the Thames River, and the very heart of the Capital. Big Ben, Covent Garden, and Trafalgar Square are within few bus/metro stops distance from where I live. These can also be done by walking.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The apartment is situated at the foot of zone 1 and 10 minutes walk from the famous Tower Bridge and Tower of London. It is located on the second floor of a newish building, with the living-room facing South, in a quiet back street away from the traffic noise. It is 3 miles from the heart of the city center and walking distance from the river Thames and local tourist attractions along it - Tower Bridge; Tower of London, Borough Market; The Shard; Shakespeare globe theater and Tate Modern.
There are 2 bus stops with 9 bus options going in various directions
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
No walking with outdoor shoes in the premise, so please bring own slippers
A light but varied breakfast is included in the room rate
if cooking or using any dishes, please clean after use including soiled worktop and cooker if needed
Smoking is permitted on the balcony only
It is a shared a living room during the day and become your private room at night from 9:00 pm. Because of the open plan with the kitchen, I usually ask guests if I could use the kitchen anytime after 8 am.
I usually make the bed on the first night and ask guests to fold the bedding and put it at one end of the sofa.
check in from 14 pm up to 10 pm (no earlier or later please)
Check out morning up to 11 am (no later please)
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed 9 nights and it was absolutely comfortable!
The Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the tube station Elephant & Castle are in walking distance (approximately 15-20 minutes away). It may sound far but it's a nice walk! Marie was very kind and she also tried to help me with buses and all the questions I had. I would definitely book this stay another time!
I had a very nice staying at Marie's house. the house is clean. Marie gave me some good advice to me for travelling at London. The location of the house is good. Near the central London and tower bridge. I would recommend anyone planning to visit London to stay at her house.
I had a very nice staying at Marie's house. Marie's house is clean and she is very kind. Marie gave me some good advice to me for travelling at London.
And she made a nice breakfast and one night a tasty diner.
The location is good. Bus stop is near to her house and near the central London.
Marie is kind, helpful, friendly and lovely person. I really enjoyed staying at her house, I really felt home. She makes you feel like you are in your home with your family. She cares about her guests and looks for the things that would make them comfortable. She is well educated and I enjoyed conversations with her. She took me to a tour to show me beautiful London. I would strongly recommend anyone planning to visit London to stay at her house. Thank you Marie for everything.
My stay at Mrs Marie went well
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Mary was very nice and her flat was really well located, it was easy to go in the center of the city.
Personne sympathique, accueillante, propre
Pas trop loin du centre, qq lignes de bus juste au coin de la rue
De même que 2 grandes surface
Une piscine au bout de la rue
Le seul petit bémol le canapé en L du coup ...
Grrr les pieds de la copine Ds mes pieds !
Voili ,voilou vous savez tout
perfect host and lovely parrot!!:) even though we had rent the living room sofa bed, it was comfortable and seperated with other rooms. Location was great and easy to find as well.
Marie is a very caring and responsible person. She was friendly and helped much more than expected and obligated. I can highly recommend to choose Marie fir your stay in London.
You can expect a clean rooms and sufficient breakfast and a sofa which is ok.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
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