CENTRAL LONDON APARTMENT (Zone 1)

Homestay in WESTMINSTER - London, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

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Will my son will be hosting mostly as I am away for 3 weeks at a time walking the cost of Britain for charity. I am a semi retired nurse and home intermittently when I’m not walking. When I am home I will have 2 small dogs (schnoodles) with me - they are well behaved and non shedding. The small double room is available in our 2 bedroom Westminster flat with use of all facilities. It is a small but modern flat on top floor (6th). There is a lift to 5th floor then one flight of stairs. There is a power shower, 48" Smart TV in living room with access to Netflix and many DVDs. WiFi available. Bedroom has mirror and hair-dryer, chest of drawers, some hanging space and fan. There is a small desk in the room if needed which can fold away. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer etc. Sheets and towels are provided with fresh ones when required. Attractive, quiet part of Central London, 5 - 7 mins from Victoria Station and St. James' Park underground, 10 min walk to Buckingham Palace, 15 min to Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and River Thames - all Central London tourist sites are within easy walking distance. There are excellent bus, tube and overground train links and many bike, E-bikes and scooters available close by. We are surrounded by shops, cafes and many restaurants and 2 small markets. There is a sports centre with gym/swimming pool at end of the road. My son Will is a 24 year old actor, singer and playwright. I am a semi-retired nurse and only work occasionally when home. My son is out a lot otherwise working from home. We like our guests to make themselves at home, be independent, cater for themselves and come and go as they please. It would not suit someone very young or anyone that needs a lot of support. Guests can use the cooking facilities and fridge. We are very relaxed with our guests and very much enjoy meeting and chatting to people from different countries and cultures.

Additional Info:
English speaking family.
2 small dogs sometimes at home but v well behaved and hypoallergenic.
When I am home and guests are staying I sleep in living room on futon so living room not available when later in evenings and early mornings.

My Pets

Dog

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 30 nights

Check-in date must be before 21 Nov 2024

Available for given dates

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Double bedroom
From £58 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

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Small double bed. Chest of drawers and some hanging space. Please note there is no desk/table in the bedroom but guest can use table in living room.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£58
£68
Weekly Price
£406
£476
Monthly price
£1,740
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About the Area

Apartment in Westminster Central London - 5 mins walk from both Victoria Station (main line, underground and bus terminal) and St. James Park underground station. Approx 10 mins walk from Victoria Coach Station. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes. Cinema and theatres walking distance. Extremely central for visiting main tourist sites by foot. 10 mins from Buckingham Palace. Houses of Parliament 17 min walk.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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 smoking in the apartment.
Come and go as you like but try and be a little quiet after 10pm as we don't want to disturb the neighbours.
Minimum age of guests 20 years (if very independent and between 18 and 20 years i.e. internship or here for study, let me know before booking). Also, one parent with a child fine.
Enjoy your stay and make yourself at home!

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

54 Reviews

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    France
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    May 2024

    This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    May 2024

    Perfect stay. Kate and her son are very welcoming and very kind. The room and apartment are very pleasant. Thank you for welcoming us so well and maybe see you soon.

    Alicia and Dorian

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    France
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    April 2024

    appartement très bien situé pour le tourisme. kate et Will sont très sympathiques et discrets.

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    April 2024

    Thank you for sharing your home with us. You have a very pleasant and open way of living. We felt very comfortable and looked after. And I think if I could speak English better, there would be a lot more interesting exchanges. Thank you again for your hospitality.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Kate in ,

    Thank you for such a nice review. We really did like having you both stay - very good vibes from you and felt so comfortable with you sharing our home. Thank you for staying and come back soon! Ps Your English is actually so good 100% better than my German (non existent) !

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    Germany
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    April 2024

    Unser Aufenthalt war einfach optimal. Kate ist sehr zuvorkommend und selbst Steckdosenadapter hätten wir keine eigenen mitbringen brauchen. Die Lage der Wohnung ist ruhig und sehr gut gelegen um Ausflüge aller Art ohne große Umstände durchzuführen (Bus & Bahn nur 5min Fußweg)! Wir würden wieder bei buchen!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2024

    The flat is very well located, and Kate was such a great host!

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2024

    Un grand merci à Kate et son fils pour leur accueil. Appartement confortable et très bien situé. À seulement 6 minutes de marche du métro Victoria, emplacement au top qui nous a permis de visiter facilement tout ce que nous avions prévu. Je recommande à 100%

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2024

    appartement assez petit mais largement suffisant pour passer quelques jours sur Londres. Très bien situé, proche de tout et accessible facilement. Les maison est propre et fonctionnel. Kate est très gentil est accueillante, parfait pour être à l’aise. Nous n’avons malheureusement pas eu la chance de rencontrer son fils. Je recommande amplement.

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2024

    Première expérience chez l’habitant, Kate a été super. Accueillante, facile d’accès, la chambre est propre, équipé de d’adaptateurs,… je me sentais comme à la maison. Je recommande !

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    Netherlands
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    February 2024

    I had a pleasant stay at Kate's apartment. Apartment is small, but you'll be outside most of the time anyways and the location is very central with 2 metro stations nearby and the room itself was comfy and spacious. Kate and her son were very friendly and made me at ease at their place. I totally recommend this apartment!

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