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View from the kitchen shows the true scale of the living space in the apartment.
This is my treasured home and I've furnished it with stunning designer and handmade furniture.
Historic, romantic church home in a London village
Historic, romantic church home in a London village
6 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath

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An apartment you'll never forget:

- 1000 sq ft of space including an outdoor terrace located on the church roof

- furnished with beautiful designer furniture and original artwork

- stunning features: stained glass windows, huge beams & spiral staircase to the church tower

- situated in Highgate, one of London's most historic, picturesque historic "villages", now absorbed into the city

- 1 master bedroom (King size bed) but can accommodate up to 6 on airbed & sofa bed in other rooms

The space

Perhaps one of the most unique Airbnb spaces in London: read in a church tower, have brunch on a terrace on the church roof, relax in the huge living room as the light streams through the stained glass.

The church is also equipped with an Internet connected SONOS sound system in all rooms which is connected to Spotify. I'll set you up on it so you can enjoy your favourite music and feel really at home.

Guest access

You'll be able to access the entire home, including the outdoor roof terrace.

Interaction with guests

If I have time and am in the area (and you would like!) then I'd be delighted to stroll with you around the local area and point out my favourite pubs.

Other things to note

There is 1 main bedroom but up to 4 guests can be accommodated on either a sofa bed in the second living room or on an air mattress.

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Cable TV
Buzzer/wireless intercom
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 10AM - 10PM
Check out by 3PM

If you want to party, neither the area nor the space is for you. The church is a historic building and I take guests who will care for it like their own.

If you want a relaxing or romantic visit to London and to stay in a unique home in a beautiful village neighbourhood, then welcome!

I have a few simple rules too - asking guests to take off their shoes in the hallway, and taking care with the artwork and glass staircase.

Cancellations

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Ruta User Profile
August 2017
Alex is a wonderful host. Incredibly communicative- the place is gorgeous and all the added extras like sonos was wonderful. I really recommend staying here
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
Thanks Ruta! It was lovely hosting you guys.
August 2017

Cherie User Profile
June 2017
I believe this was my 5th stay at Alex's lovely church. All stellar and as promised. Alex is a true gentleman and this is my sanctuary when in London. Absolutely the best!
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
Thank you, Cherie. Always a pleasure!
June 2017

Cherie User Profile
October 2016
Alex is the perfect host and always accommodating and flexible. A proper English gentleman. The location is perfect, easy to walk to restaurants, pubs and shopping in the quaint village of Highgate. Alex's flat in the church is immaculate and the pictures hardly do it justice. It is my sanctuary in London. Thank you, Alex for all.
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
Thank you so much Cherie! See you again I hope.
October 2016

Rose User Profile
August 2016
We spent 6 nights at Alex's brilliant home. Everything was exactly as described. Great water pressure (not the norm for London) in the shower. Alex made us feel very welcome right down to the bread, milk, L'Ocittane bathroom products and prosecco he thoughtfully provided. Plus he literally had the welcome mat out for us :-) The king size bed is comfortable with his and her reading lamps. My husband loved the TV and Netflix connection. There is a centralised music system available also. His recommendations for local hubs were spot on. Highgate is a lovely quiet neighbourhood in zone 3, though you may want to note it is not a level walk to tube station plus there are stairs in the block so those less active may find it a challenge especially given the August humidity. Highly recommended.
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
Thanks for the review Rose and hope to host you again some time! Have a great rest of the summer Alex
August 2016

Cherie User Profile
July 2016
Alex is the perfect host. Always flexible and accommodating. The place is even better in person and it's in the perfect location in the charming Highgate Village. Many shops and restaurants to walk to. It's the perfect getaway and it's my home away from home. I look forward to my next visit! Thank you, Alex!

Ashish User Profile
June 2016
Alex was possibly the most helpful host one could have. The flat is out of this world with ample of privacy and uniqueness throughout. We felt incredibly lucky to be staying here. Alex made us feel very welcome with a bottle of prosecco which my girlfriend absolutely loved as the whole idea of staying in a church was a surprise for her. Alex helped me ensure everything was smooth and left us with the necessary things we needed when we moved in. Not to forget how patient he was when we were running late from the airport being stuck in traffic. The communication was perfect and prompt. Alex's flat is one that would inspire you to own a property of such class. The location cannot be better with a park, tube, restaurants, bars, shopping just a few steps away. If you are planning on site seeing, do make sure you allow plenty of time to stay at home as you would not like to step away from this flat as it is absolutely lovely and homely. The TV with netflix, bathroom with shower as well as a tub, separate work area and surround sound music system throughout will make this place your best decision when in London.
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
Thanks so much Ash for taking the time to write such a thorough review and I really appreciate your kind words. Above all, I'm so glad that you and Pooja had a great experience and it helped make her trip to London that bit more special. Do stay in touch and it'd be my absolute pleasure to host you again some time.
June 2016

Ashish User Profile
June 2016
Superb flat and the host was just perfect communicating. My girlfriend and I have never experienced a flat so unique. We loved it so much that we were happy to extend our stay.
Alex User Profile
Response from Alex:
Thanks Ash! It's such a pleasure for me getting to share the church with people like you who really appreciate it :)
June 2016

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Alex User Profile
I work in tech as an Entrepreneur in Residence at a venture capital fund, investing in startups while also developing some ideas of my own And it's great fun! Before that I was CEO of a sharing economy business called JustPark - think Airbnb but for parking. I also wrote a bo…
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