“We were so fortunate to be able to do a swap with Andree & Marc and were bowled over by their extraordinarily warm welcome when we got to their house. We spent 3 great weeks in their home and were able to make the most of London. We particularly loved the proximity to wonderful Battersea park, Wandsworth Common and all the local eateries and boutiques of Northcote Road as well as easy access to most of London's hotspots. Throughout our stay, Andree and Marc were super helpful and always willing to offer any help or advice we might need. The house was very comfortable and located on a quiet road but just around the corner from many fun places as well as a variety of great grocery store options. We were so grateful for the fact that they were very respectful of our home and made sure that everything was in perfect order for our return home. A warm, generous and super friendly family, they proved to be ideal home swappers! ”
Where is it?
Our neighbourhood, Clapham junction/Battersea Rise has wide open spaces of both leafy Clapham and Wandsworth Commons just moments away, with excellent independent shops, trendy bars, gourmet restaurants located on the fashionable Northcote road, local shopping includes Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, butchers, deli's and weekend French Market stalls. Also nearby is Lavender Hill and St.John's Hill with many more restaurants and bars.
Our location provides excellent access to London's West End, the Kings Road, Chelsea, Wimbledon village and the South coast of England. Public transport is a short walk away at Clapham Junction with railway station direct to London Victoria/central London and London Gatwick is 35 mins by train. Car service to both Gatwick and Heathrow are approx 40 mins by taxi (Fare approx £40). There are also many bus services which take you to the King's road and Central London. As well as the "Boris bikes" across the road which you rent and can see London by cycling, a great route is to follow the tow path along the Thames.
Wimbledon Village is 10 mins away by car, where you will find the famous Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon Common and village..
Within an easy commute are London's West End, with Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Oxford Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus, West End theatres, London Eye, The Tower of London, Madame Tussauds, shopping at Westfield London.
Easy access to London's free admission attractions, such as Victoria & Albert Museum, Imperial War Museum, British Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Tate Modern, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben and all London has to offer.
10 mins by bus from the Kings Road in Chelsea, with boutiques, bars and restaurants.
20 - 40 mins by car or train from the home counties of Berkshire and Surrey - Windsor Castle, Ascot Race Course and Hampton Court Palace.
Other attractions nearby include The Brit Oval home of Surrey C.C.C. 3 miles, Fulham FC 4 miles, Chelsea FC 3 miles, Harrods 5 miles, Abbey Rd Studios 7 miles, Kew Botanic Gardens 8 miles, Arsenal FC 9 miles, Twickenham Stadium 10 miles, Wembley Stadium 12 miles.
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