About the Homestay
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. No desk but table in living room. There is a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer etc. Sheets and towels are provided with fresh ones if 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. Sports centre 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 who needs 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.
English speaking family.
2 small dogs sometimes at home but v well behaved and hypoallergenic.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
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 23 years or one parent with a child.
Enjoy your stay and make yourself at home!
Smoking is not allowed.
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Made welcome and given access to all the facilities on offer. Close to many tourist areas and transport links. A great stay.
Kate and will are great hosts. Really easy going. Would definitely stay again. Thank you both.
i enjoyed my stay with Kate and William very much. The were great hosts and the location of there apartment was fantastic. I would recommend anyone to go stay with them.
Famiglia educata e gentile (parlo pochissimo inglese e Kate e suo figlio ce l'hanno messa tutta per spiegarmi qualcosa!).Stanza pulita e un po' fredda (a disposizione una stufetta elettrica).Pulizia casa sufficiente. Posizione ottima. Consigliato a chi vuole la propria indipendenza sentendosi "a casa".
I passed a really great journey at Kate's place. Kate is very nice and the flat is very well placed to visit the city in walk. It was perfect for my first journey in London.
Very central location. And very freindly hostess.
I passed 14 beatiful days at Kate house. She and William are very kindly people, the dog is lovely, i really felt at home.
The house location is excelent, a very short distance to victoria station, (train and coach) and thames river, you can walk to Buckingham palace, big ben, the London eye, Picadilly circus, Soho, china town, etc
From Victoria station is easy to conect all london.
Honestly i want to recomend this house, specially if is your first time in London as me.
thanks very much and i hope to see you next time in London.
Kate and her son William were really nice hosts and I've had a very enjoyable stay in central London with them and Yogi, the dog!
Kate's home is very well located in walking distance from Victoria station. The room is super cozy, silent, with a room heater too. Though she has a pet dog, the little one is super friendly & super silent so it's like having a peaceful home with a pet. Kate is very much welcoming right from the precise directions to her home to explaining the use of wifi, water heater, etc. They also have a huge TV wit many channels & movie DVDS to watch. Perfect home in heart of London. Safe, clean & is truly a home away from home.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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