Terrace Maisonnette

Terrace Maisonnette


Jun 2012

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our Victorian home was built in 1850 and is situated in a conservation area of London. We have the top two floors of a 4 story building (Note: there is no lift or elevator), measuring only 70 square metres, in a relatively quiet street. It’s an average-sized apartment in London terms, but, in our opinion, is far superior to staying in a bland and functional hotel room. The apartment is cosy in winter and light and airy in summer (we don't have air conditioning). It has a modern well-equipped kitchen with a gas hob, washer/dryer, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, plus a microwave. We’ve loved living here for eighteen years now - we only wish we had some outdoor space.

We're just inside the London Congestion Charging zone, (costs £10 each day to drive into), but we have an excellent bus, tube, and hire cycle links very close by. Buses are frequent even through the night and weekends, and it takes roughly 5 minutes to reach the City of London and 10 minutes to reach the West End by bus. It's 5 minutes walk to the nearest underground station, Angel, on the Northern Line.

Angel is a great place for eating and drinking - we're spoilt for choice with Islington High St just a few minute’s walk away in one direction, and Exmouth Market in the other. We're also very close to big supermarkets if you want to do your own cooking. Fresh produce is also available from Chapel Market which operates 6 days a week (not Mondays).

The main drawcard of our home is it’s so close to the bustling West End theatreland and to the Thames and the City of London. Most tourist attractions are easily reachable from here as transport links are excellent. We’ve got 150meg unlimited broadband to stay connected, plus internet TV if you want a break from the culture and nightlife that London offers.


Fiona's reviews

As a host (12)

More about us

  1. We've been married 33 years, have no children, love dogs (though don't have one) and love experiencing different locations and environments

  2. We work from home so good wireless broadband is super important for us to exchange, and we ONLY CONSIDER DIRECT SWAPS OF A MINIMUM OF 6 WEEKS.

  3. We love to travel and immersing ourselves in local culture - hence the 6-week swap minimum - but as long as there's an internet connection.

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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.

Buzzy restaurants
Banana Tree, Narrow Boat, Masala Zone, Mem & Laz - too many to mention
Cool bars
The Crown on Clerkenwell Green, The Wilmington on Rosebery Ave
Cozy cafés
Retail therapy
N1 Centre and little boutique stores on Upper St and Camden Passage
Bit of culture
Almeida, Sadlers' Wells, All of the West End
Walks in the park
Thames Southbank
Spot of exercise
Pas-as-you-go cycle hire - 4 locations close by
Day tripping
Cambridge, Oxford, Brighton, Paris

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