Friendly host of big rooms in a no frills, decrepit old lived in a maisonette with character, Clerkenwell, Central London. You'll be sharing either with me on floor 1 or two other long term tenants on floor 2.
We have 3 big rooms in an old lived in maisonette with character in Clerkenwell in the centre of London.
KITCHEN: shared and has fridges, cooker, washing machine, storage, etc, that you can use.
BATHROOM: A shared bathroom with a bath and a shower over the bath and a toilet. Toilet roll, washing up liquid and refuse sacks are provided complimentary.
ROOM(s): The furniture in the room(s) consist of a desk, seating, wardrobe, double bed, etc. Bedding, pillows and towels are provided if you need them.
LOUNGE: There isn't one.
WALKING: You can walk to a lot of destinations and attractions in a matter of minutes. Walking is by far the best way to get to know London. 10 - 20 mins - Oxford Street, Covent Garden, River Thames, Tate Modern, the Square Mile (City), Old Street, etc, etc.
CYCLING: We have the London Bicycle scheme situated outside the flat.
TUBE: Farringdon and Chancery Lane stations are 5 mins walk.
TRAINS: FARRINGDON station is 5 mins walk / KING'S CROSS STATION & ST PANCRAS INTERNATION STATION & EUSTON STATION are 10-15 mins walk or 5-10 mins on the bus / LIVERPOOL STREET STATION is 10 mins walk or 5 mins on the bus. All other staations are quick and easy to get to - VICTORIA, PADDINGTON, LONDON BRIDGE, FENCHURCH, MARYLEBONE, etc, etc.
BUSES: There are too many to mention taking you all parts of London.
TAXI: Hundreds of Black Cabs available.
AIRPORT: Luton, Gatwick, Stanstead, City, Heathrow are all within easy reach.
BOAT: 5-10min walk to the River Thames and you can catch the ferry.
The maisonette is above a restaurant. The whole building forms part of unique structure distinguishing it from other properties in the area.
Our home is situated above the Metropolitan tube lines and Brighton train line and a view of St Paul's Cathedral. If inclined you can lie in the bath and write your ode to the dome of St Paul's against the comforting rumble of the trains. We have secondary glazing which makes a huge difference in reducing noise from outside.
LONDON's a DIN:
If you fear that is might be noisy in a Central London then you'll be correct in thinking so. It is the centre of London! However, each room has secondary glazing which reduces the noise from the city incredibly.
You will hear a rumble through the building as the trains pass underneath. It is not noisy as such. Myself and others find it very comforting but I can see that it might be an irritation to some people.
Other occupants: I'm pretty strict about the noise rules and will expect the same from all guests.
All in all it is alright. It is a safe area to live and stay. If you choose to live in central London then some comprises have to be made of course. But of all the places I've lived in London this has been one of my favourites as any pros out way the cons.
Other things to note
You'll be made to feel like you're a house mate, so make yourself at home. Please remember, this is not a 5 STAR hotel but a worn out home because of age or neglect. Some people don't read the ad and then wonder why their ideas of my home don't meet their expectations.
The rules of the house are simply no noise between 11pm - 9am Sun - Thurs and 12am - 10am Fri - Sat. For example, no parties. It is a working household. We sometimes have other guests and consideration is given when leaving and returning to the room(s).
I'm pretty strict about the noise rules and will expect the same from all guests.
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A shabby maisonette with character in an area steeped in history. You will be a short walk from everywhere you would want to visit in Central London. And within easy access to buses and tubes to take you to other places.