The SpaceThe room overlooks the garden and has a bedside table, a drawer, a bookshelf, a wardrobe, and an office corner with a PC pedestal desk. The bed has a firm mattress, clean sheets, 2 duvets and 2 pillows. The bathroom is next door to the bedroom. Towels and toiletries are also provided.
Breakfast is included and the minimum stay is 3 days.
I am quite happy to give you advice on how to get around, what things to do in London, helping with directions, recommend restaurants, what places to see (which do not show the travel guides). And you are very welcome to ask me what play, musical or concert to see in this fabulous city.
Long-term stays considered.
CHECK -IN: 7 pm, Monday to Friday; weekends: flexible
CHECK-OUT: flexible Guest AccessThe house has a garden which you can access anytime. There is a fridge and space in a cupboard in the kitchen where you can store food. A stove and oven are at your disposal for cooking light meals only please.
During your stay, you may use the washing machine although you'll need to buy your own washing powder. Bathroom and kitchen cleaning products are at your disposal. Help yourself with tea, coffee and milk anytime of the day.
The house has a mellow-sound piano and you are welcome to play it. There is a good working Wi-Fi throughout the house. Interaction with GuestsI enjoy meeting people from all over, and I think a good chat over breakfast or at the end of the day over a cup of cocoa is one of the pleasures of being a host. However, I am very independent and if you want to be left alone that suits me too. The NeighborhoodHendon, in the northwest, is a tranquil neighbourhood that attracts young couples and families from many parts of the world. Here live side by side Jewish, Muslims and Christians. Hendon has one of the largest Jewish community in London. More recently, the area has seen an influx of Eastern Europeans.
Middlesex university has a campus here that attracts students from all over the world. Hendon is also the home of Brent Cross Shopping Centre, the first one of its kind in the UK with great stores to suit all sorts of tastes and pockets: John Lewis, Fenwick, Ralph Lauren, Zara, Mango, Next, Marks & Spencer all can be found here along with a variety of independent shops, eateries and coffee shops such as Wagamama, Leon, Costa, Cafe Nero, etc. There are a number of gastro pubs, Chinese, indian and kosher restaurants and bakeries.
Hendon has two large beautiful parks and proudly shares with Brent the famous Welsh Harp reservoir, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, that includes a sailing centre too.
There are 2 museums next door: The Royal Air Force Museum is 10 minutes away on the bus 32 or just under 30 minutes walk and the Farm House museum is within a short walking distance.
Hop in on Bus 183 and you will be at the Wembley Stadium in 10 minutes. Getting AroundHendon has excellent transport links to the city centre. The train station is less than 5 minutes walk and it can take you direct to St Paul's cathedral and the City in under 20 minutes. With an interchange at West Hampstead from the train to the tube, you are in Green Park in 15 minutes.
Easy commute to London's landmarks from Hendon Central station on the Northern Line:
Hampstead: 10 minutes
Camden Town for Camden Market: 15 minutes on the northern line
Tottenham Court Road for the British Library: 20 minutes
Charing Cross/Leicester Square: 23 minutes for Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery and Chinatown
British Library is also 4 stops away from Hendon train station to St Pancras. From St Pancras international walk through beautiful bohemian Bloomsbury, and you reach the British Museum in less than 20 minutes by foot.
Hendon central tube on the northern line is a 10 minutes walk from the house with trains running to Camden Town in 15 minutes and Trafalgar Square in 23 minutes.
From the airport
Thameslink serves trains directly to Hendon from Gatwick airport in the south (just over 1 hour journey) and Luton airport in the north (40 minutes journey).
From Heathrow: there is over an 1 hour tube journey with the Piccadilly line to King Cross- St Pancras and from here the train (Thameslink) is only 4 stops away to Hendon. Other Things to NoteWireless throughout