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.
A great quiet area to retreat to after a busy day in central London. The area has a number of coffee shops along the High Street and Cafe 56 along St James St, 3 minutes walk away, offers award winning coffee from Nude Espresso. The Chequers pub 5 minutes walk up the High Street is a trendy pub for artisan beers and grub. At the top of the High Street is a 9 screen cinema; Pizza Express, Yum Yum - a Thai restaurant, Turtle Bay - a Carribean restaurant and Grillstock, a BBQ meat joint that's well reviewed. The village and all it's vibrant restaurants and bars is a 5 minute taxi ride away £4 and the cocktail bars and excitement of Shoreditch and Old Street is a 13 minute Overground journey away from St James Street station (3 minutes walk from flat). Upper Street is 15 minutes away on the Victoria Line (alight at Highbury and Islington). If you want to escape a little, then the Marshes are very near by - I go there daily with my dog and it's a stunning spot to walk around, along the river. All in all, a great area to explore as a base for central London and very well connected!
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
Gorgeous apartment, in a perfect location for everything we needed. Olly was fantastic with quick communication and checked in with us a couple of times by text to make sure we were ok!
The kitchen was perfectly equipped with everything you could possibly need. There is an amazing international supermarket at the end of the street that sells every food type you could imagine!
We highly recommend and will definitely be back!
This property is excellent lovely comfy beds and Olly the perfect host
Cathal & louise
Olly was definitely a great host. Communication was fast and information were all accurate. The apartment was splendid. Loved the decorations and the kitchen was well equipped. It was very kind of Olly to provide us with some bread, cereal, milk etc. I would definitely recommend this apartment in a heartbeat. The train station is around 8-10mins walk. The line gets you straight to the city centre.
I think this apartment captures the essence of Airbnb. Being home, away from home. Thanks Olly!!
Lovely flat, exactly as described .. really enjoyed our stay there !
Thanks Debra, really glad you had a good stay and a pleasure to host you. There's no living room but there are comfy chairs in the front bedroom around the fire - hopefully clear in the description.
Location - Cafe 56 is 3 minutes walk from the flat and serves award winning artisan coffee from Nude Espresso and Wood Street Cafe, 10 mins walk away is also a great spot for coffee. The Chequers pub on the High Street (5 mins from flat) is a trendy pub to relax in - mingle with the beards :-) If the village calls you then it's a five minute drive away in a taxi which would cost just £4. Shoreditch and all the cocktail bars around Old Street are a 15 minute Overground ride away.
L'appartement est une très bonne adresse près du centre de Londres, au calme, près d'un quartier populaire très vivant.
Dans le frigidaire, Olly avait laissé des la confiture faite maison (un pot de marmelade d'orange et un pot de confiture de fraise), du pain, du beurre, du lait.
Des lampes étaient allumées à notre entrée dans l'appartement.
Quand nous avons demandé des renseignements à Olly, il nous a immédiatement conseillé.
Great place, highly recommended. Olly was super quick and helpful answering any questions. Convenient for getting into Central London and we were amazed how quiet it was. Thanks Olly
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.