The SpaceHello everyone.
There is a spare room available in our house in Canning Town, London. The house is a victorian terraced house with a good size back-side garden and obviously BBQ grill and table. The house is brand new, being wholly renewed a couple of years ago. There is wooden floor in every room and in the living room and granite in the kitchen and bathrooms, there are 5 rooms in total in the house, which is on 3 floors and has 2 bathrooms. The third floor has just been converted recently to an amazing loft. The room is located on the 3rd floor, in the recently converted loft and it has a double futon bed and plenty of space for an airbed which can be added in case of a third person. 5 people are living in the house and we also have a lovely, little kitty, Chloè, who is adorable and very discrete. There are 2 full bathroom in the house, one with a shower on the third floor and the other with a bathtub/shower on the ground floor. There is a very fast wifi in the house, and a 53 inches plasma TV located in the living room, which is furnished with a corner sofa and an armchair and a dinning table. The kitchen is huge and you will be welcome to use it.
The room offered is a very large size double room. There is a double bed plus a mattress that can be placed on the floor for the third person.
Canning Town is a very nice neighbourhood located on the jubilee line or DLR in zone 3, just 2 stops away from Stratford. It is also only 5 stops from London Bridge, so there is really easy access to the centre, which is also easily reachable at night, with many night busses taking no longer than 20minutes from Aldgate and 30 from Trafalgar Square. The area is really quiet and nice, there are 24hours grocery stores, many fast food and restaurants from all over the world and different supermarkets (Tesco, Cooperative, Iceland).
The ambience in the house is extremely multicultural and cosmopolitan; a part from us two, every one else is from different nationalities. Greek, English, German, French and Italian. Staying here will give you real taste of the authentic London vibe! We are very good hosts, so many people have passed in this house, for just a few days or longer periods. We will be more than happy to host anyone who is interested! Guest AccessGuests have access to of course their own, private room and to all other common spaces of the house: kitchen, bathroom, livingroom, garden. TV and washing machine can be used if needed, ask for instructions. Interaction with GuestsLet's make it clear this is a turbulent house! There are 5 people leaving in here from 5 different countries, some of us are still students, some of us are workers, we have disparate and sometime crazy hours, so do not expect to come into a family home. If you are in need of a great deal of help in doing things, explanations, time to listen to stories about London's highlights, then this might just not be the right place for you. None of us has a fixed schedule, we travel a lot, to out own countries and abroad, so you might also find yourself alone in the house sometimes and for some time. This must not be a problem for you. You will have your own keys and you'll be able to come and go as you please. If no one will be in the house at your arrival or departure, you will be instructed on where the keys will be left (or where you will have to leave them) and you will be given all the instructions you need. However, this does not happen often, so there is not to much to worry. We always try to be in the house to meet our guests and show them around.
Notwithstanding, often when we re at home we like spend some time together, eating, playing table games, watching movies or drinking wine. So, you will be more then welcome, obviously, to join the mingling, when there will be some going on! The NeighborhoodNewham is an extremely pleasurable borough to live in. Interestingly enough it is the borough of London with the lowest average age! It is surrounded by plenty of grocery stores from all over the world, barbers, beauty salons, pubs, restaurant from disparate countries (Ukraine, Africa, India, China, Italy) and everything else you might need at any time of the day. There is also one 24hours shop and 1cooperative and tesco. Getting AroundCanning town is at a very easy access from the centre, located only 5 stops from London Bridge. The Jubilee line is the best functioning line in London, it is rarely close at the weekend, unilike the majority of other lines and it is very fast. After tube time there are 3 night busses (N(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)) coming to canning town all night long directly from central London (Trafalgar square, Aldgate, Shoredich). They pass roughly every 10 minutes on Friday and Saturday night and about every 15 minutes on weeknights. You can use these busses to come back from a night out after the underground closes at 12.30 am.