Clean, bright & airyOpen plan living/kitchen
Whitechapel 1B flat, 5* transport

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Modern, comfortable, perfect for two. Be anywhere in Central London within 30-40 mins, so cool for exploring London like a local with a home here. Great for couples, solo adventurers and business travellers.

The space

I have lived here for 5 years and it's a perfectly sized flat for 2 people. It's very modern and has all the stuff you are likely to need. My friends describe the space as a very zen! It's in a secure gated building and there is a courtyard with quite pleasant lawn space you can use. Neighbours are quiet and friendly, but there are times you can hear some sounds from the flats next door and some street sounds when the doors and windows are open. Although it's not intrusive but am letting you know to manager expectations. It's double glazed and quite warm. Overall, it's a quiet, lovely, airy place.

Guest access

You can use the full flat including the kitchen, washer and also the dish washer if you need. You can buy food and keep in the fridge. I will keep some closet space free that you can use along with clean towels, some basic toiletries. Basically, treat as your own home.

As it's my primary home, you may find some medicines. Please do not use any medicines even if it's just paracetamol. There is a pharmacy in the nearby supermarket where you can buy any medications you require. Although, I hope you won't need any!

Finally, I am south indian and eat very spicy food. You can use the basic condiments in the kitchen, i.e. salt, pepper, oil...but please do not use any other spices as it may be too much for you!

Interaction with guests

If I am in town when you arrive, I will greet you and then leave you. If not, you will be collecting keys from my cleaner or a neighbour. I expect to be available on phone, email or through airbnb. More than happy to chat before you arrive to help you make your London plans and feel free to contact me anytime during your stay if you need any help or advise.

Other things to note

The flat is on the 2nd floor and there is no lift.

Check in by 5 pm please.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 11AM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Host greets you

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Buzzer/wireless intercom
Hair dryer

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £22
Weekly Discount: 10%
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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 11AM - 5PM

- It's a nice, clean space and I would request that guests make themselves comfortable but please keep it clean and tidy. Take care as you would do at home - so close balcony doors when you are out, no loud music or noise after say 10 pm so my neighbours are not disturbed.
- Keys - If I am around, I will hand you keys and show you around. If not, I will communicate with you before you arrive to give you details of my building caretaker who will meet you and hand you the keys. When you check out you can either hand keys back to caretaker/me or I may ask you to pop them in the mail box.
- Sorry, no check in on 24th and 25th Dec as I won't be able to arrange for keys to be handed to guests on these days.
- No additional guests please.
- Please go through the listing description and also the House Manual for more details.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

22 Reviews

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David User Profile
September 2017
The flat was cozy--very clean and nicely decorated. The walk isn't far from the tube at all, and the neighborhood is very safe. I couldn't recommend Sree more. She was very patient and accommodating, at one point even taking a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) call from me when, at an ungodly hour, my guest and I became momentarily lost inside her building and couldn't find her flat door . . . as I've since learned, in the U.K., the second floor is really the first floor, the first is ground, and so on . . . :)

Shanta Maria User Profile
September 2017
Lovely host, and really nice apartment, in a very good neighborhood. The flat has a lovely quiet and calm feel , no noice from outside, and has everything you need for your stay. It's 2 minutes to Sainsbury supermarked, 5 minutes to bus stop or Whitechapel train station, easy acces to both city center and airport. Walking distance to shoreditch, and bricklane area, also very near to lovely Indian restaurants. Highly recommend both host and place.

Mattia User Profile
August 2017
Fantastic stay, very clean and cozy flat in a quiet place, only 5 minutes to Whitechapel station. Supergood comunication with the owner before and during the trip! We would stay here again on a future visit.

Jonas User Profile
August 2017
I stayed at Lakhsmi's flat for 3 weeks in August during my attendance at summer school at LSE. The flat is really homely and peaceful, and the flat is even better than the prictures showed. The flat is located just next to a super market (Sainsbury), but the area is really quiet (especially at night). Whitechapel underground/overground station is just a few minutes walk from the flat, so it is really easy to travel around and see London. Be aware that the underground tends to close around midnight, so you'll have to take a cab or find alternative means of transportation if you stay out late. Lakshmi was really good at keeping in touch and a really good host. She made sure that I had everything that I needed - and if I didn't, she would either make sure that I got it or she could recommend where to get it, e.g. a good dry cleaner in the area. I'll recommend Lakshmi's flat to everyone that visit London and wants to stay close to the city.

Natacha User Profile
July 2017
Don't hesitate to choose this flat, you won't regret it! The location is perfect. The flat is only 5minutes walk away from the Whitechapel underground station. The neighbourhood is very exotic and allows you to experience a different part of the city, more local, more authentic. But the flat is incredibly quiet and in a very safe building so you can go there with your eyes shut! Ideal location to go anywhere in the city with the underground right next to your door. The flat is a jewel and ideal for a couple or 2 people: modern, extremely clean, with all the basic comfort and equipment you need. But also cosy. You will feel at home. The communication with Sree is very efficient and Zlatka (the cleaning lady) extremely friendly and welcoming. The ideal choice for the ideal stay in London.

Wu User Profile
July 2017
Vey good and Sree is very kind!

David User Profile
June 2017
Great flat in Whitechapel. Comfortable and quiet.

London, United KingdomJoined in December 2015
Sree User ProfileSree is a superhost.

Avid traveller and nature favourites include watching the aurora borealis at the foot of a glacier in remote Alaska and immersing myself in the warmth of Cuban culture and hospitality. Born in India but made in Britain having lived in the UK for 13 years. London has been my home for 6 years now and I love this city...each time I walk by the Thames and come upon the Tower Bridge, I fall in love with London all over again. I have been an AirBnB guest only a couple of times...once in Cuba which I had to book through a friend in the US and hence why there is only one review for me. Am a new host and looking forward to having my first guests soon I hope. Where ever you are travelling from, I hope staying at my place will play a role in making you fall in love with London too.

Languages: Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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