A warm, spacious 3 bed home in central London. A short 5-minute walk to six Tube lines and the Eurostar hub at St. Pancras. Great restaurants, canal side strolls, easy access to all the sights, and a cozy garden to retreat to at the end of the day.
You have the entire place for yourself, not a private room.
Welcome to our beautiful 3 bedroom townhouse in the middle of the world's best city - London! We are an Anglo-American couple and we often debate the relative merits of living in London versus New York... However, there are so many things about our London home that we really love and are delighted to share with fellow Airbnb travellers.
First, there's the location - it's only 8 minutes' easy walk to Kings Cross station where you can jump on half-a-dozen tube lines which will take you to pretty much all parts of London. The tube line going straight to Heathrow airport stops at Kings Cross. There is also the lovely Eurostar Terminal at St. Pancras where you can take the train to Paris and begin your wider European journey.
Second, Kings Cross has recently gone through a renaissance and is now one of the hippest neighborhoods in London, full of cool restaurants and bars!
Third, it's a classic London townhouse full of character, spread across 4 stories and with its own front door. The ground floor consists of a large open-plan lounge, and you'll find a similarly spacious dining and kitchen area down the stairs. Feel free to use the fully equipped kitchen if you want to cook and share a meal. We have also left some tea, coffee and sugar for you to enjoy when you come back home from a long day of sightseeing.
The bedrooms are all located on the upper floors (you'll need to negotiate some stairs to get to them). There are 2.5 bathrooms so there's not too much of a traffic jam in the mornings.
Our master bedroom has a memory foam mattress, our second bedroom has a combination (memory foam/regular) mattress, and the third bedroom is a good double sofabed. All three bedrooms have blackout fabric to make sure you get your full night's rest and are energized to go out and see the city!
Our back deck garden is a green, quiet oasis in the middle of the city.
We use a professional linen service so that our guests can enjoy clean and fresh luxury linens. You don't need to bring any towels either as we have plenty of fluffy white ones.
There is also shampoo, shower gel and a hair dryer in each bathroom so you don't need to lug yours around.
If you need a baby cot or a high chair, just let us know in advance and we can arrange that. Other basics such as toaster, kettle, iron, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher are all in the house and ready for you to use.
With the exception of the office and a couple of the closets, the whole house and back garden are yours!
Interaction with guests
Our house is available only when we are away so Hostmakers will check you in. They are a lovely local bunch who will look after you throughout your stay. Please do keep all communications on Airbnb so that we can stay involved.
Other things to note
1) The stairs in the house are not suitable for those with mobility issues, and there is one place in the living room where there are a few steps down to the garden without a guard rail. So you'd want to keep an eye on a toddler there.
2) There is a new Science Center going up a few doors from us (the new Headquarters of the Institute of Physics). It is usually very gentle and only happens during the middle of the day, so you're unlikely to notice anything if you're out and about during the day. However, in December 2016, it has gotten a little bit loud between 8am-4pm. Because of this inconvenience our nightly rate reflects a discount for our guests until the work is completed. :)
- No parties and no smoking inside the apartment
- No shoes please
- No pets
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
We're a transatlantic couple - Cabe is American and Caroline is a Brit. Cabe works in communications and Caroline is a writer and executive coach. We love having a cozy place to retreat and recharge after busy days, and our home is about providing comfort, stimulation and joy. And we have a special respect for the Airbnb apartments we stay in; we treat them with same care and affection we give our own home.