Sleeps 4. A perfect place to stay with your family when visiting London with easy access to central London. Modern clean affordable and spacious self catering apartment. Very close to London City airport and London Stansted is not too far away.
A self contained apartment on the first floor of fairly large modernised Victorian house, clean, comfortable and airy with numerous facilities making it perfect for single (women especially welcome) travellers, couples or a family - whether on business or a holiday. Spacious bedrooms, a large family bathroom for guests' exclusive use, free WiFi, a lounge with a snooker table, large plasma TV with all Sky channels and recording facility and a huge terrace/patio, overlooking a beautiful garden.
I welcome professionals who are in London for a short period and are looking for a comfortable home. It's very convenient for professionals working in the City in the banking sector, IT consultants and Doctors, especially working at Whipps Cross teaching hospital which is very close to the apartment. Maximum stay would be for 90 days. The apartment can be shared with friends and or colleagues. Its also ideal for Monday to Friday stay.
There are 2 spacious double rooms and one single: 1 with a double bed, one with twin beds and 1 with a single bed. All rooms have plenty of cupboard and storage space. All bed linen and towels will be provided. I also provide a hair dryer and conversion plugs.
Guests have exclusive use of a modern, large bathroom with a separate shower and bath tub.
My guests can also have exclusive use of a kitchen-diner, fully fitted with modern equipment including a dish washer and a dining table and chairs. To welcome my guests I provide milk, bread, butter, tea, real coffee and sugar to help them settle in.
Just minutes from Central London by public transport, with a bus stop 50 ms from the house - providing easy access to Wanstead, Leytonstone and Stratford stations (East London's largest transport hub). The Eurostar is only 6mins by train from Stratford International. There is easy access to the major arterial roads: M11, M25, A12, A13, A406. Stanstead and the City airports are also close by.
Wanstead is leafy with one of the largest forest/woodland park on your doorstep. A large park, ideal for jogging is around the corner from the house. Wanstead Golf Club is literally next door. The local tennis club is opposite the house.
A short bus ride or a 15 to 20 minute walk will take you to Wanstead High Street with its wonderful pubs, wine bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. A similar distance takes you to a 24 hour Tesco supermarket.
Westfield (Europe's largest shopping mall) is just a bus ride away, taking no more than 20 minutes.
Our side street has no parking restrictions and if congested, additional free parking is also available close by.
My husband and I live on the basement floor and always available.
We are amiable people and will go out of our way to make your stay with us enjoyable. I am a chef of Indian and improvised spicy cuisine, and also teach spice cooking. If you are a fan of Indian cuisine and prefer to eat in, a memorable, genuine home cooked Indian meal is also available by arrangement at a reasonable price. If you wish you could learn to cook Indian meals, a home lesson(s) can also be provided.
Over the last 30 years we have hosted with pleasure friends and family from around the globe and have ample experience in making our guests feel at home!
My guests have keys to the front door and have access to ground floor which has a large TV lounge and snooker table. There is also access to the patio. I live in the basement flat with my husband and that space is accessible by invitation. The apartment has fully fitted modern kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
We love to host so often we invite our guests to share wine with us and if they so wish, share dinner! I am very happy to cook an Indian meal for a very reasonable price. For enthusiastic cooks I can also teach them home Indian cooking.
Our neighbourhood is leafy and safe. We are very central so access to public transport is easy. We are only 30 minutes from Central London. We are also very close to Westfield centre which has the largest shopping mall in Europe so shopaholics can have fun. Wanstead has many cafes, wine bars, restaurants and pubs. There is a very beautiful park just a few yards from our house which is lovely for a jog or a stroll. The local golf course is not too far away.
Parking is free and most days plenty of it. There are many links to the public transport network. The London City airport is close and travelling from London Stansted is also very easy, either by coach or by train.
Other Things to Note
We are friendly and love meeting people from different parts of the world.
We don't allow single sex groups (hen nights, stag parties). We are gay friendly. Rooms are suitable for singles and couples with or without children. Use of downstairs lounge and terrace garden, though exclusive, restricted to before 11:00 pm only, unless expressly agreed beforehand. No drugs, inebriated or rowdy behavior will be tolerated. All damages have to be paid for, especially any damage to equipment such as TV, Sky box, WiFi, snooker table, furniture, etc.
The hosts reside on the basement floor. Smoking only permitted outside.
Accueil très sympathique. Appartement nickel et très mignon. Parfaitement propre.
Toutefois, un peu bruyant concernant les chambres qui donnent sur la rue (mais c'est supportable). Et un peu loin du centre.
Je recommande malgré tout vivement ce logement.
Kalpna was very welcoming host. We had busy schedule in London therefore it was very convenient that she had prepared all information we needed about public transport, local stores and house rules. Rooms were clean and in good conditions. Wifi connection was perfect. Kitchen was fully equipped and in very good condition.
We had a nice stay for a few days in the house. The house is clean and spacious as described. Kalpna and her husband were very friendly and welcoming to us. We enjoyed having dinner with them and the Indian food which Klapna cooked was very delicious. We had a great time!
Wonderful host who is extremely helpful and a great cook (she cooked some traditional Indian food for us one night during our stay (at a very small cost). Outstanding accommodation with lots of room and very clean. Thank you so much for making our stay in London so good.
We really enjoyed our stay. The flat is spacious abound comfortable. It is centrally located and accessible to bus and tube. We would stay here again when coming back to London.
One thing, it says laundry, but it is not accessible by guests. Host will do laundry at a cost.
Have to admit I had fairly high hopes for our stay at Kalpnas's place - which she and her husband managed to not only meet but exceed by leaps and bounds! The apartment, which is actually two floors of their house, is simply magnificent, only exceeded by our hosts hospitality. Especially having dinner with the two of them on one of the nights was a truly memorable experience which my buddy and I did absolutely enjoy, from the simply delicious food to the engaging conversations we had.
Kalpna helped when we asked for it, otherwise left us alone without question. Maybe this is not the place to go if you want absolute 100% privacy since you are, after all, based in your hosts' house, but if travelling for you is as it is for us a means to also get into contact with interesting locals, this simply can't be beat. And to boot, Wanstead is a truly remarkable little gem of a suburb with a slew of recommendable options, be that pubs, restaurants or shops for self-catering.
Next time I'll come to London, I know where to stay for sure if I get the option! Thank you very much, Kalpna!
Hey Volker you are amazing. What a magnificent review. Thank you so much.
Both Shakeel and I very much enjoyed your company and Alex is just charming. Thank you for asking me to cook for you. It was indeed a pleasure.
We are already looking forward to seeing again.
With warm regards
This traditional English house is very nice, clean and really comfortable. The appliances in the kitchen are new and efficient. The beds are very comfortable and the hobby room is charming with pool table and large screen television. There is a stair from first and second floor.
The bus stop is very near to take the subway that connects all areas of London. Public transport is super efficient.
It was a great vacation for me , my friend Alessandra , our husbands and my sixteen year old son for the first time we visited the city.
Not far from house, in the evening , we had dinner in an elegant English pub ' The George' , but beware, no later than 9 pm because after this hour, minors (young people) can not enter.
Kalpna and her husband are friendly and helpful. We plan to return them for longer stays.
Cinzia thank you so much for your lovely review. Much appreciated. My husband, Shakeel and I look forward to seeing you again and share wine with you!! Thank you for your invite. We hope we can visit you in Rome. We look forward to seeing your son soon.
Till next time,
I am married with 2 grown up boys. I am registered Homeopath and I see clients in 2 clinics. I am also a keen cook and I teach Indian cooking through demonstrations and private dinning experiences.
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For my guests booked through Airbnb I would be happy to offer private tution in my own kitchen during their stay.