About the Homestay
Hi Viewers and INTEND TO BE OUR GUEST !
We offer three rooms ( Triple room (4 guest) ,Luxury room(4 guest), Single room (1 guest) ) in our classic Victorian London terraced house built around 1930. A spacious three story house closer to shops, cafes, and public transport. Ideal for anyone visiting London for a short time or long term for any purpose without breaking the bank.
Located in South west London closer to the Wimbledon tennis courts . We offer a modern and clean rooms with sunny aspect and amazing views.
Our house is located in the residential area of Mitcham; an ethnically diverse and now rapidly changing area of London. It is walking distance to the bus stop (3Min) and 6 Min to the Tooting Broadway underground train station and from Tooting Broadway station will take 15 to 20 Min to reach central London also many bus stops to the city centre. Supermarkets and places to eat are also a short walk.
You get your own key for the front door. The bathroom is next to your bedroom .
This is a shared house and I live here with my husband and daughter. Your room is on the 1 st floor or on the 2nd floor ( depending on your booking) . We treat the house like a little hotel and everything is kept neat and tidy for you. You can come and go as you please.
It’s easy to get to our house from the airports.
•GATWICK - From Gatwick Airport you can take the train to Victoria Station. Change to the underground train and take the Victoria line to Stockwell Station. Cross over to take the northern line to Tooting Broadway. Come out of the station, turn right and cross the road to take the 127 Bus towards Purley (Bus journey will take approximately 5 to 6 minutes). When you hear Ashbourne Road come off and the Park Avenue is next to the Polski shop,Walk two minutes to the house.
•From Gatwick Airport you can also take the National Express Coach which takes you to Mitcham. You can purchase your ticket on line before you travel. Drop off point is just a 10 minutes walk to the House..
•Heathrow Airport - From Heathrow Airport take the underground to Leciester Square. Change and take the northern line to Tooting Broadway. Come out of the station, turn right and cross the road to take the 127 Bus. When you hear Ashbourne Road come off and the Park Avenue is next to the polski shop,Walk two minutes to the house.
If you're arriving from Stanstead Airport, you may want to use the Nation express bus service to Mitcham (book online prior to arrival).
If coming from Luton Easy bus is a low cost service (book online prior).
You will need to allow for about two hours travel time to my house as London is a bigger city than it looks.
Guests have access to their bedroom, kitchen and allocated bathroom only.
Other things to note. Sorry DO NOT USE cooker (Stoves} for cooking .You can cook using oven and microwave ONLY and you can use the kitchen. There are many places to eat in London; including many small cafes and takeaways, grocery shop .within a 2 minutes walk.
If you need something I will be more than happy to help you as best I can.
Interaction with guests
We welcome you to London and our home. If you are a visitor to the city, we can provide directions and recommendations on places to go. We do tend to leave our guests to themselves as we are usually very busy. We provide a clean and safe place to stay but we don't provide a high level of social interaction. Many of our guests prefer to be left alone and not have the hosts hovering around them all the time.
Other things to note
*I supply clean towels on request.
*I supply a hair dryer on request.
* There are many local cafes within a 2 minutes walk.
Check in time is starts from 15.00 pm till 22.00 pm. Please let us know what time you want to arrive and check out is at 12.00 noon. Let us know if you have a late flight and want to leave your bags with us as this may be possible (it may not depending on how we are placed for that day but we will do our best).
During your stay you can do many thing like: Visit attraction in London are: Big Ben, London Eye, Madame Tussaud, Oxford street. Shop at supermarkets nearby such : Sainsbury's, Tesco, Cooperative, Morrison. The shops near by are: JD Sports, Sports Direct, Next, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith, Argos. Restaurants are : Nandos, McDonald, KFC, Burger King. Our neighbourhood is very peaceful and only when you visit Wimbledon town centre you can explore the vibrant city. Reaching Wimbledon will not be a problem as public transport can take you there within 10 to 15 minutes The room rate includes internet access . Additional available services on request at an extra charge:: Pick-up service (75.00 £ one-way only from Gatwick and Heathrow airports), charge for washing machine usage including dryer ( £ 10.00 per machine load) If you want any more information please don't hesitate to contact me We are looking forward to hear from you . Thank you.
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Once you confirm your booking you will get an email with our exact address. I can help you then with exact directions too if you let me know how you will be arriving. So don't worry you won't have any problems finding us in 20 Mins. To Centre.
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, 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
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Nette Gastfamilie freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Konnten Küche für Frühstück nutzen. Ruhige Lage, kein Straßenlärm. Einkaufsmöglichkeit und Bushaltestelle ca. 300 m entfernt. Gute Verbindung zur Innenstadt.
We were 4 students in London for our studies and this host family was the last chance to find a place to live. Before that we came, I talked to Verginette by message on homestay platform. I negotiated for the possibility to use the entire kitchen for free. We paid for a room and a private bathroom. The price for the washing machine was 7 pounds on their profile on homestay. But the first night. The host said to us that we must pay 5 pounds each time that we use the gas cooker. Our private bathroom was "broken", but in fact this bathroom was utilized by his son. The price for the washing machine increased to 10 pounds. The bathroom was dirty. We had got just one key for 4. Also, this house is not at 20 mins to centre.
Our stay was very pleasant. The family is warm and welcoming.
Thank you very much.
I took up the option of the cheapest bedroom...and it was minimal. I ended up sleeping in the settee because the single bed was so uncomfortable, resulting in bad backaches. And the TVs didn't work.
The bathroom was ok, but I was disappointed that no towels were provided nor any soap. I found the shower difficult to use as it was only a hose. I instead had a bath with the hot water just hot enough and the water flow was quite poor.
The owner was very friendly....nothing to fault there.
Verginett and his family were amazing hosts. They were so friendly and helpful. I highly recommend to stay with them if possible! Thank you so much for everything.
A beautiful stay with my hosts Verginett and Souresh !! They were warm, talkative and friendly and welcomed me as if I had always known them !! Upon my departure for Scotland, Souresh took me with his car all the way to the train station, despite the fact that he had previously been working all night. Such sweet, generous and lovely people. I warmly recommend them !
It was great, super host, 20 minutes from central london, very helpful with any request. A great experience, I recommend!
He was a super host. He drove us around his neighbourhood and showed us some places to eat, where to find the bus and the metro. The buses and metro were very convenient and run often. We had no problem getting to London. We felt comfortable in his home. Used the kitchen and there were no restrictions about coming and going. The price was affordable for a family of four.
Nous avons passé un bon sejour chez nos hôtes.
Le soir de notre arrivée, nous avions commandé le diner végétarien et nous avons eu la bonne surprise de découvrir un repas srilankais ( pays d'origine de nos hotes) ; c'était très bon !
Les hôtes proposent aussi des packs launch pour le midi copieux (merci Natacha et Verginett!) et intéressant en prix!
Nous avons partagé de bons moments de convivialité en soirée avec le mari de Verginett.
nous nous sentons vraiment comme à la maison, nous pouvons utiliser leur cuisine pour le petit déjeuner: les boissons chaudes sont offertes!
Bien que le trajet soit un peu long pour rejoindre le centre de Londres, c'est un excellent rapport qualité prix.
Notre chambre donnait sur le jardin et était très calme.
Nous conseillons donc cette chambre d’hôte et reviendrons sans problème!
Patricia et Nicolas
Un accueil chaleureux.
Des hôtes formidables et très intéressants qui nous ont fait découvrir leur culture.
Facile d'accès pour les transports : le bus 127 vous emmène à la station Tooting Broadway en 7 mn où vous pouvez ensuite rejoindre le centre de Londres en 15 à 20 mn.
Nous recommandons vivement.
Noria et Mahrez
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 250 $£€ 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.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.