Possible vacant room 1 on 1st floor.Possible vacant room 1 on 1st floor.
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1 bedroom
1 bed
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1 bedroom
1 bed
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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.

The space

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.


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.

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House Rules


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.


1 night minimum stay

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Richard User Profile
May 2017
Unique and fun, this place offers a fantastic London experience. Melanie and Peter are very welcoming and great fun to talk to. Couldn't recommend it more and can't wait to be back.

Ben User Profile
August 2016
Peter made sure my stay was comfortable. He kindly accommodated my late booking and Sunday evening check-in. It's a great location and whilst I was in London for work the central location of Hockley-In-The-Hole meant I could easily walk to St Pauls Cathedral and take in some very pleasant summer walks along the Thames after work too. There are plenty of excellent coffee shops bars and restaurants. On my last days stay I enjoyed one of the best coffees I have ever had in the UK in Workshop Coffee located just 5 minutes walk away. I would stay here again if I needed to work in Central London and if it was available. It maybe modest but its location and cost made it perfect for my trip!

Jason User Profile
April 2015
Thanks again guys, The room was clean, big, and warm. You had everything covered. See you again. Jason

Julie User Profile
February 2015
A friendly welcome in a great location. The room was large and the bed comfortable. There is the sound and movement of the trains but I got to sleep with no problem and slept soundly.

Julie User Profile
February 2015
A repeat visit and another comfortable stay.

Robert User Profile
December 2014
Melanie and Peter are lovely hosts, they are very helpful and interesting to talk to. The room was very spacious, comfortable and clean. The rumbling under the house is very easy to get used as is the noise from outside.

Gemma User Profile
November 2014
Great room in a great location. Clean and spacious, comfortable and convenient. My first experience with Airbnb and definitely a positive one. Thank you!

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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.

Languages: English, Nederlands
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