The SpaceThis listing is ONE ROOM!
Large, bright room (sleeps up to 3) in lovely Edwardian house opposite park (part of Epping Forest).
Friendly owner/host. 10 mins to tube and only 2 stops from Stratford, the main Olympics site and Westfield, largest shopping centre in Europe (apparently!). There is every shop imaginable (257), 77 restaurants, cinemas, bowling alley, and a casino!
Guests can help themselves to tea and coffee, and bread for breakfast. It's provided free of charge (as I am not licensed to sell food - most people tend to want to buy their own).
The neighbourhood is stable, quiet and peaceful, with nice, large Victorian and Edwardian houses. Alfred Hitchcock was born and lived in Leytonstone! As well as David Beckham of course!
The local area (including Wanstead, very close) has lots of pubs, cafes, restaurants, shops.
It is 15 minutes by train to the hustle and bustle of Central London (Central Line, to Liverpool Street) and 30 minutes to Oxford Street.
The bedrooms are bright and cozy, with lots of books, which guests are welcome to borrow to read (please return, as many of them I haven't read!).
Fresh towels are provided on arrival.
Most of the bed linen is good quality/Egyptian cotton.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living room (TV), dining room (French doors to back garden). BBQs and garden furniture.
Other features of the house include:
-Nice atmosphere, and full of character
-Kitchen with dining table and seating for 6, juicer, toaster, other gadgets
-Living room with two sofas, chair, a fireplace, TV & DVD player
-Small courtyard garden with garden furniture, 2 BBQs (charcoal/gas)
-Free wifi access
-Lots of books, including London maps and tourist guides to borrow
-5 minute walk to pubs, restaurants, and shops, and a 24-hour Tesco supermarket (except Sat to 10pm / Sunday 10am-4pm). Other smaller supermarkets outside tube (Sainsbury 7-11pm).
- Cafes with free wifi (I use Horizon and Meze mainly).
-Very friendly host with great sense of humour
The house has one shared bathroom, with toilet.
Please check if you need an A-Z, tube map, etc., or other information relating to travel, restuarants, etc.
Please let me know of any special requirements Guest AccessKitchen
Garden (back and front)
Dining Room (French doors to back garden) Interaction with GuestsDepends! People vary in their preferences. I am friendly and approachable, I love having a chat. Often though guests may also want to do their own thing. I am very flexible. I just want you to relax and enjoy your stay! The NeighborhoodIt's very close to City of London, a walk to Stratford and huge shopping complex, Olympic pool and park. We are opposite Epping forest. So it's peaceful, yet close to city.
There are a few cafes and bars. My favourite are Horizon, All you Read is Love. The Marrakech (next door to Sainsbury) is also nice and reasonably priced. All have free wifi. All have nice cakes!
Red Lion pub is opposite the Horizon Cafe on Leytonstone High Road. Quite nice food (bit over-priced in my opinion), but great area out the back with cinema screenings.
Shops/food, main ones are:
-Sainsbury - right outside the tube station, about minute away. Open till 11pm
-Asian 24 hour supermarket - right opposite the tube station as you come out
-Tesco 24 hour supermarket - Gainsborough Road, behind McDonalds which is on Leytonstone High Road.
Wanstead is close-by with lots of shops bars, cafes and restaurants. It's about a 15 minute walk. Getting AroundThe house is about 10-12 minutes walk to tube (Leytonstone, Central Line). There are also buses and night bus outside KFC on the corner of Leytonstone High Road and Harvey Road.
The Night Tube will be running all night on Fridays and Saturdays from August 2016.
If you need a taxi service, please let me know and I can book for you. I use Goldline. I also use Uber. I can book this for you, get the price and you provide the cash to me.
You can also book and pay for a taxi online for services from Heathrow. It's very reasonably priced for a group of people and bags. Other Things to NoteCAR SERVICE AVAILABLE. Please ask for quote or order as needed by text.
Stratford Station to house £10
Stansted Airport to house £50
Heathrow Airport to house £50
Gatwick Airport to house £65
Close to Westfield, huge indoor shopping mall with restaurants, cinemas, bowling, Olympic stadium (soon to be West Ham football ground), Olympic swimming pool now public.
I provide Oyster card with £5 loaded onto card.