“A lovely apartment, in a central but surprisingly quiet street a few minutes from Angel tube station. The whole place is thoughtfully organized for swapping. It has a welcoming, comfortable sitting and dining room and well-equipped, uncluttered kitchen. Lots of space to put away clothes in the bedrooms. And Fiona and Greg could not have been more helpful. Altogether a 5-star swapping experience.”
Fiona's reviewsAs a host (12)
“One of my best swaps ever - and the hurdle is very high! The first thing I have to write is a massive thank you to Fiona and Greg for letting me stay in your fantastic apartment in a lovely spot in London. There are too many great things about the swap to list up, fully so I will try to mention the best bits. First of all, beautifully quiet street - which is unusual in any city, let alone London. Next, very clean and comfortable apartment with absolutely everything anyone could possibly need for a wonderful stay. Lovely light (due to great East/West orientation). A wonderful cleaning lady who took all my stress away. Top location - on the borders of Islington/Angel/Clerkenwell - with great eateries, public transport, supermarkets within walking distance. And then of course, amazing and charming hosts (and guests), who really made me feel totally at home. I simply cannot recommend Fiona and Greg more highly, and very much hoping to visit again. ”
“This was my second time staying at Greg and Fiona's place in London. It is just perfect in every way. The location is so close to transportation links. Everything in London is within 20 to 30 minutes. The High Street is very close and packed with great shops and restaurants. Greg and Fiona are wonderful hosts with all the amenities you could ask for. They are really easy-going and make communicating and last minute arrangements a breeze. I can't recommend them highly enough! ”
“I had a great time staying in Fiona's apartment for three months. It has all amenities for a pleasant, comfortable stay. The apartment is in Angel, Islington, one of the most amazing trendy districts in London. This location is fantastic with a large number of quality restaurants/pubs all around. Angel tube station, bus stops, markets, theatres are all within easy walking distance. Communications with Fiona were always smooth and prompt. This was indeed one of the best home exchanges. I highly recommend Fiona's apartment and hope to return one day.”
“This was the absolute best swapping experience possible! The house was gorgeous and in such a lovely part of London. The transport links were all within a five to ten minute easy walk from the house. I was even provided with a housekeeper every couple of weeks just to make things even more perfect! The space is in Angel/Islington and spans three stories. The entry is on the ground floor, the living room, kitchen and dining room on the first floor and the bedrooms and bath up top. If you have difficulty with stairs, this would not be the place for you, but I am almost 60 and I had no problems negotiating them. Greg and Fiona couldn't have been nicer and I feel like I've made friends for life! ”
“This was the perfect location for our purposes. It is in a very quiet street with easy access to transport and shops. The home is cosy. We were there all through Winter and didn't feel the chills when inside. The home is well equipped, very comfortable and user friendly. Greg and Fiona are great people to swap with, very reliable, good communicators, thoroughly cooperative and helpful. We had a wonderful time!!”
“The location is unbeatable if you want to be close to north and central London. Fiona and Greg were terrific to deal with, attentive and responsive. Ideal hosts and guests, they looked after our place beautifully. Julianne & Ian ”
“I had such an amazing time at Fiona and Greg's beautiful home in Angel. Their home is spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated, exactly as it appeared in the pictures. I was so comfortable there and felt instantly at home, I was sad to leave at the end of the swap! The neighborhood is so charming, full of beautiful cafes, boutiques, with adorable streets like Exmouth Market and Camden Passage just a few minutes walk away. The area feels lived-in, very neighborhoody and comfortably sociable on weekends, especially compared to the more touristy areas of Soho and Covent Garden. Islington High Street is right there for any needs, all the supermarkets and of course the tube stop, are very close and easy. Tons of bus connections to anywhere I wanted to go. Since the weather was quite nice in the summer, I found myself walking often to the center of town, an easy thirty-minute walk passing through more cute areas like Lamb's Conduit St in Bloomsbury. I also found myself walking often to the British Library and other sites near King's Cross such as Granary Square. This home was in such easy access to so many wonderful places. Fiona and Greg were wonderful to work with throughout this swap. We skyped several times before the swap and also kept in contact over small things that came up throughout the summer. They were easy to communicate with, and their place had been perfectly prepared for a swap, I easily found all the information I needed. We even got a chance to meet each other after the swap ended, and they were lovely and gracious, exactly the impression that I'd had of them throughout the whole process. This was my first swap and Fiona and Greg made it so easy and smooth for me, they're very experienced at swapping. I hope I'll get the chance to swap with them again, and I could not recommend them or their home more to anybody else considering it!”
“Fiona & Greg's Angel flat was perfect & exactly where we wanted to stay in London. The location could not have been better. The flat is tucked away in a very quiet location & is within 5 minutes walk from the Angel tube and the amazing high street. It was also easy to jump onto a bus or just walk. On New Year's Day we strolled down to the Thames & across the Millenium Bridge to the Tate Modern. It is also very close to Saddler's Wells Theatre and many restaurants including Ottolenghi's. The flat was comfortable & welcoming & Fiona & Greg went out of their way to answer any questions we had. They also took excellent care of our home in Newport.”
“We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Greg and Fiona's apartment - it couldn't have been better! The location is superb, in a gorgeous part of London, and the flat beautifully kept. The possibility of a long exchange (3 months) made it all even better, and they were wonderful guests in our apartment in Boston. Plus they were very easy to communicate with and always available on email. Couldn't recommend them more highly - thank you, Greg and Fiona!”
“A very cosy apartment in a quiet yet central part of London”
3 things they loved about the trip
- The comfort of this lovely home
- Conveniently situated, very close to public transports, restaurants and shops in vibrant Angel
- The possibility to make it a 2 months long swap
“The friendliness, the opportunity to get to know two wonderful enthusiastic people such as Fiona and Greg.”
“Lovely maisonnette with tons of character in an awesome location!”
3 things they loved about the trip
- Greg and Fiona were readily available to fine tune details prior to the swap itself.
- They were flexible and willing to accomodate our needs, and the needs of our children.
- Angel is located in Zone 1 so you are right in the action of London!
“We loved every minute of this house swap experience. With the help of Greg and Fiona, It was easy to organise and plan and ran very smoothly. Not only was their apartment left immaculately, but plenty of helpful information was also provided for us. Swapping cars was an added bonus and added to our holiday experience. In regards to our house, Greg and Fiona were very respectful and treated it like their own. We returned home to find our house as we had left it. We would like to thank Greg and Fiona very much for the experience they provided us in London. Their maisonette quickly felt like 'home' to us and we would return to Angel and do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks guys.”
Where is it?
It's a quiet one-way street in a very central location within close proximity to buses, tube, bikes, cabs, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bars etc. It's about a 30-minute walk to the West End (10 minutes by bus) and a 20-minute walk to the City Of London.
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