It was very pleasant to stay at Sabina’s place for a week.
The room with en-suite bathroom, cozy and stylish apartment, house facilities are very new and clean, having been renovated recently. The amenities work flawlessly.
The house is located on a quiet residential street, the room window faces backyards, so one can enjoy a calm and quiet night sleep after a busy day, a big deal for a bustling city like London.
Nearest station being a couple minutes walk from the house, Piccadilly line tube gets one directly to/from Heathrow airport, without changing lines. Within a few tube stops one can get to British Museum, British Library, other attractions in the center of London, King's Cross/St. Pancras railway station with high-speed Eurostar trains to continental Europe.
Within about 5 minutes walking distance from the apartment one finds a lively High Road, with Tesco and Sainsbury’s grocery stores, Vodafone, O2, EE, Three cell phone operators’ shops to get a local SIM card and have any issues resolved, Marks and Spencer, Boots pharmacy, Barclays and Santander bank branches, fresh fruits and vegetables stands, a mall, and multitude of other shops, so one never has to use transportation to get the necessary stuff during the stay.
For £5 one can have a warm filling English Breakfast with coffee or tea in several places on the way to the tube, as early as 7am.
Sabina is a very interesting person to talk to, having had a successful professional career and a wide variety of cultural interests, for which London is a perfect place to live. Smart, friendly and easygoing, she was very helpful during the stay. If staying for longer period, one could benefit from library of hers, with titles ranging from The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse and Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak, to modern perspectives by Malcolm Gladwell or Freakonomics.
This would be my first choice to stay when back in London.