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. 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 that 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
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 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!
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
Great stay in kate's place. Really Nice, convenient and helpful. My stay was peaceful and safe. The location is totally perfect and really helpful for à Nice stay in london
the pleasure is shared. we had a very pleasant stay in London. Kate and William are very nice persons. thank you very much.
Very nice accomodation. Cozy room with everything you need. Kate has been supportive and helpful but also gave me full privacy. Perfect location to get everywhere in London. Absolutely recommended.
Kate and her son Will are really easy-going and know how to make you feel at home. Kate is a very kind and helpful host. Plus, the location of the apartment is amazing - centrally located but still in a quiet area. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend this place to others. Thank you Kate, see you soon!
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Kate and Will are lovely, very helpful and made me feel at home. The apartment is in a quiet spot in a historic part of old London, with easy access to public transport.
Very good location if you want to stay around Central London. Kate and Will are great host, friendly and generous people.
Kate and her son were great hosts. Both are very kind; Kate even did my friend and I’s laundry for us which was very helpful since we had such a busy schedule.
Kate & Will were lovely host, I had a great stay at their home, very close to Victoria station. Everything was convenient, lots of shops, restaurants nearby, a 30 min walk to Mayfair… again, thank you so much!
Kate and Will were absolutely amazing. I stayed for nearly two weeks while starting grad school and they were so welcoming and lovely. I searched for a flat in a horrible letting market and it was stressful searching but staying with them eased the process! They were wonderful to talk to, from getting advice living in London to just chatting about life. I was able to make meals, Kate and Will left coffee for me which was wonderful and the flat was very centrally located, clean and cozy! I would absolutely stay with them again without hesitation!!!
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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