About This Listing
Stunning 2 bed flat on tree lined avenue for short let. 16 mins to Oxford Circus on Victoria Line, 13 mins to Liverpool Street (the City). All mod cons; broadband, smart TVs, iPod dock/radio, Smeg fridge/freezer & cooker & Miele 1600 spin w/machine.
A beautiful old Arts & Crafts building with seating in the front garden - a nice spot to enjoy your morning coffee!
‘Honestly one of the best airbnb accommodations we have EVER stayed in!! (And we've stayed in a few!)’ Marc, Melbourne.
Recently refurbished from top to bottom this top floor flat has two double bedrooms with very comfortable new John Lewis double beds with percale cotton bedding. Towels and flannels are provided for each guest. The large fully fitted bespoke Chalon kitchen has a Smeg cooker, large Smeg fridge/freezer, Miele 1600 spin washing machine, microwave and all the other conveniences you'd expect in a home away from home. The shower room has a large walk-in shower with shower rose and a detachable shower head. Shower gel and shampoo are provided.
A range of cereals, bread, jams, teas and coffee are provided as are some basics such as pasta, oil, salt and pepper etc.
Super-fast Virgin Broadband with unlimited downloads and Tivo and a Smart TV in both bedrooms.
‘We absolutely love Olly's place! Everything was very, Very clean and decorated in such chic way, the flat is just like the pictures, even better!’ Nadia - Architecture student, Indonesia
The area has a variety of shops, including the brilliant International Supermarket that has every sort of food you could want (including warm fresh bread) as does the famous Walthamstow market (the longest in Europe). Good restaurants include the Windmill (Portuguese tapas) and Urfa ( delicious Turkish food). The Chequers pub on the High Street is a trendy spot to enjoy a selection of artisan beers and food. Further up the High Street you'll find the 9 screen Empire cinema and a variety of restaurants, including; Pizza Express, Turtle Bay, Nandos and soon Grillstock and Yum Yum. When you've seen enough of all the sites in Central London, the marshes are a great spot in which to relax (the cafe in Springfield Park does a great breakfast and sits on a hill overlooking the marshes and River Lea). You can go kayaking on the River Lea on Saturday mornings at 9:30 for £10 and there's also horse riding available in the marshes and an ice rink. There are also a couple of good pubs on the river with a selection of ales and good food. There's a lovely walk along the River Lea/canal via the Olympic Park and the more adventurous can walk to the River Thames.
ArtFund Museum of the Year 2013, the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow is a must see as is the Vestry House Museum and C12 church in Walthamstow village. Free live Jazz at the Nags Head and the Bell pubs on Sundays is also a must! There are also a number of great restaurants in Walthamstow village where you can also buy the famous Eat17 bacon jam.
The whole flat
Interaction with Guests
I have family who live on the same street and they or I will mostly be on hand but will leave you to your privacy if you so wish. There's a key safe if I'm not available to welcome you and an information pack.
The flat is very well located - a 7 to 10 minute walk to Blackhorse Road tube station on the Victoria line - (15 mins to Kings Cross). There is also an Overground that runs from the station which goes to Richmond via Hampstead (website hidden) James Street rail station is a 2 minute walk from the house and takes you into the City (Liverpool Street) in 13 minutes. Last tube from Oxford Circus 00:24 and takes 17 minutes. Last train from Liverpool St is 01:03. night buses run throughout the night and take 45 minutes from Oxford Circus. Taxis should cost no more than £35 from central London.
For more than two people it is probably easiest to book a taxi. Advance Cars (phone number hidden)) in Walthamstow offer the following rates:
Stansted £29.00 (35 minutes)
Heathrow Ter. 1-3 £38.00
Heathrow Ter. 4 £40.00
Heathrow Ter. 5 £42.00
London City £20.00
Take the Stansted Express to Tottenham Hale (£32.80 return/person) and then 1 stop North on the Victoria Line to Blackhorse Road tube station (approx. 45 mins)
Take the Piccadilly Line to Finsbury Park and cross over the platform to the Victoria Line to Blackhorse Road station. (just over 1 hr)
Take the Gatwick Express to Victoria station and then the Victoria Line (underground) north to Blackhorse Road. (just over 1 hr)
Other Things to Note
Travel cot and bedding available along with a whole load of board games and books
No smoking in the flat please
Staying at Olly's place was wonderful! Very comfortable and clean, great location, and Olly was very kind to leave some food essentials in the kitchen, and also to re-work the key exchange last-minute when our plans changed. We had a great stay. Highly recommend!
Staying at Olly's was like a home away from home ! 5 minutes from the train station and between 5 and 10 minutes from the Victoria line, getting into the city centre is very easy. There are lots of local shops and take-aways not 5 minutes from the flat, perfect for any self catering holiday or break. He is a very accommodating host and I highly recommend this airbnb for London visits.
Staying at Olly's place was fantastic. A perfect London pad for a couple of nights. Everything was so clean, comfortable and thoughtfully designed. He'd even left bread and milk and all the basics which made us feel so welcome. We didn't want to go home!
Fantastic stay - Walthamstow with both tube and train options, which are both very easy from flat. The flat is great with two good sized bedrooms and a kitchen with everything you need - especially with a number of options for coffee! Olly is the best host I've ever had, very attentive setting the place up for us and leaving a key in a safe with code at the flat; leaving bread, milk and cereals; and responding immediately to all our messages. Thanks, we'd love to stay again and would highly recommend!
What a wonderful place to stay! The flat was clean, well kept and adorable. Blackhorse station is a short walk down the road allowing us to get around London quickly and easily. Olly is a superb host! Any questions we may have had were covered in his welcome packet. A perfect home away from home for our family of four!
This listing in Walthamstow was a complete find! I didn't get a chance to meet Olly, but he was very responsive and easy to coordinate with. Stayed for four nights and everything was great! It was a very comfortable place, and it was a nice touch that he provided teas and a fresh loaf of bread and jams in the fridge. Overall, it was a really great stay and convenient getting around London, as the Blackhorse Road tube station was only an 6-8 minute walk giving you direct access to the Victoria line/Central London. Everything went as planned. A big thank you to Olly for making it easy.
About the Host, Olly
A professional male working as Marketing Manager at the fabulous new Central Saint Martin's campus in King's Cross, London. My interests; travel, art, contemporary dance, food and my beautiful parson terrier, Jackson.