Rate 1 person : £85
Rate 2 people : £110 per night
This apartment is in a hidden oasis in one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of London!
This unique accommodation in London Fields, is a light filled apartment with floor to ceiling windows that open out onto a spacious private decked terrace. It is a ground floor flat, with one double bedroom and a very large reception with double sofa bed.
The property is very tranquil and once inside the courtyard you’d never believe that you were in the centre of Hackney. Excellent transport links to Liverpool St, Central London, The Olympic Park and all the top London attractions.
The property is round the corner from the famous E5 Bakery and Broadway Market with lots of lovely independent cafes and shops, especially good on Saturdays. The London Fields Lido outdoor heated 50m swimming pool is only a 3 mins walk away as is The Hackney Picture House. See our guide for more great places to explore locally.
Stylish, comfortable accommodation with first class service and all the mod cons is still hard to find in West Africa away from the large international hotel chains. Savvy travellers heading to Ghana looking for all the *5 comfort in a more intimate setting have discovered this elegant house in Accra. Nana Amu’s bungalow, architecturally designed, stands out as a glossy magazine worthy b&b in the heart of the capital. The interior designer and art collector has created a beautiful space using fabrics and artefacts from Ghana and other West African nations. The bright colourful decor also features lots of wood and glass, producing a zen-like indoor/outdoor aesthetic. It embraces the lush tropical garden complete with a symphony of birds. The good sized bedroom with en-suite bathroom is available with either a king sized bed or two singles. Breakfast is served in the beautiful living room / kitchen area. Nana is a discreet and helpful host, always at hand to assist with any queries and share local tips and recommendations.
Ghana’s most populace city offers an abundance of things to see and do with traditional markets, museums, galleries and a thriving nightlife. Although public funding for the arts in the country is virtually non-existent, those who know where to look will discover a small but flourishing contemporary art scene. Independent art spaces, such as the Nubuke Foundation, promote and support local talent. With similar community based projects springing up in and around Accra, a host with a finger on the artistic pulse is a valuable resource.
Rate : £75 -£8 5per night up to for 2 people
This is an exceptional opportunity for art lovers to experience a lovely London getaway in a stylish artist’s studio atelier. The studio atelier is a quiet haven over a 1000 sq ft located in Zone 1, in the bustling neighbourhood of East London, doors down from the world famous Whitechapel Gallery, Brick Lane and many other art venues.
The interiors is filled with unique paper based collages, where guests will be surrounded by pictures and sculptures. The space welcomes you into the world of an award-winning artist, where you can eat, breathe and sleep art. The cozy bedroom is connected to the studio and opens out into a private courtyard. The space includes a kitchen and bathroom. You have access to a washing machine and drier. This is not a typical messy chaotic artist studio, but one of style, charisma and luxurious comfort. You can also request to spend an hour or two with the artist to explain his ideas, processes and methodologies of his practice, and be the first to see Works-In-Progress artworks,
The studio has excellent transport links, 5-minute walk to Aldgate East or Whitechapel tube stations. Liverpool Street station and express train direct to Stansted Airport is a 15-minute walk There are bus routes connecting the studio to the centre of London if you prefer travelling slowly but seeing the workings of a city. Both forms of transport can connect you to the top central London attractions.
Rate : £165 per night up to for 2 people
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This beautiful photographers apartment is an oasis of calm a stone’s throw from London Bridge. Accessed by elevator to the third floor of a modern apartment block with concierge. The flat is warmly furnished with a mixture of contemporary and vintage pieces. The owner has adorned the space with textiles and artwork from her travels in Africa and India. The bright double bedroom overlooks a quiet private park and boasts the most extraordinary close-up view of the Shard. There’s a beautiful fitted handmade wardrobe available for guests. The pristine bathroom has both shower and bath. The open plan living room / kitchen area incorporates a fully fitted kitchen with integrated washer/dryer. The light filled living area has a large window which, like the bedroom, looks out onto the historic gardens of the 14th Century Marshall Sea Prison. Furnishing includes two sofas, a desk, a TV and an upholstered sofa that can be unfolded to become a comfortable bed for an adult or two children. A circular dining table comfortably seats four.
Despite its central location, London Bridge is more than just a commuter hub. It also encompasses the gastronomic delights of Borough Market. Sites to visit include, historical HMS Belfast and the stories of Potters Fields Women at Potters Field Park. Visitors in search of culture will also find many theatres, museums and galleries nearby. In the impressive shadow of the Shard there are bountiful pubs, bars and restaurants, from the mainstream tourist traps to the hidden gems tucked away from the busiest streets. Independent workers can avail themselves of neighbourhood gyms plus the growing number of co-working spaces and coffee shops in the area.
Sleeps – 3/4
Beds – 1
SofaBed – 1
Bathroom – 1
Minimum Stay – 2 nights
Rate 2 people : £155 per night Rate 3/4 people : £165 per night | Includes extra £10 per night for use of the sofa bed. Best suited for 3 adults.
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Berlin’s hip neighbourhood of Schöneberg is the perfect location for a chilled city break. Set on the ground floor of a grand old house on a tree lined boulevard, this beautiful home with its high ceilings and large windows is elegance personified. The guest room is at the rear of the house with access to the large private garden. Bathed in natural light with crisp white walls and wooden floors emphasising the bright airy feel. This family run b&b offers a relaxed and romantic stay including a breakfast prepared from fresh organic ingredients bought locally. The host, Gemma Hannah, also runs a business from her home studio making an exquisite range of 100% all natural bath and body products. Guests can also enrol in one of her workshops to learn the art of holistic skincare and mix their own personalised blends.
Schöneberg was once the centre of the decadent and burlesque nightlife of the 1920s. Today, it is a quiet residential area although it retains a thriving nightlife and is also a major hub of the city’s gay scene. Guests can easily walk from the house to the open air plazas which give way to eclectic outdoor markets, rolling park spaces and bars and clubs of Tempelhof-Schöneberg. There are ample opportunities to part with some Euros whether in the high-end department stores such as KaDeWe or the various smaller independent shops. “Ryoko” on Friedelstraße, is well worth a walk to. The house has the added benefit of being only 10mins from Tempelhof Station.
Rate : £95-105 per night
“20th Century Modern” holiday home
This iconic 60’s house in the south London village of Herne Hill, offers self catering accommodation for up to five people. Set in the peaceful Delawyk Crescent, off Half Moon Lane. The property features three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. The open plan ground floor encompasses a living area leading into the dining space and a modern kitchen. Bifold glass doors open onto a small private garden. Decor is simple and unpretentious with a vintage vibe. This is a perfect family holiday home and would also suit local residents looking to decant temporarily during home renovations. It is an ideal place to house extra people for family events, and many wedding guests have stayed here for local ceremonies.
Herne Hill is perfectly situated to enjoy easy access to both central London and the leafy green suburb of neighbouring Dulwich Village. Excellent public transport connections means that Victoria, Blackfriars and Kings Cross & St Pancras International are minutes away from Herne Hill station. The many bus routes offer another quick and easy way to get around, including quick access to Brixton Underground Station as well as Kings College Hospital.
With impressive period houses, plus a number of good schools nearby, including the famous Dulwich College, the residents are mainly families and young professionals. There is a good selection of independent shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants. Herne Hill’s regular Sunday Market was named ‘best place to shop’ in TimeOut’s Love London awards. This is one of Londons greenest boroughs, ‘Brockwell’, ‘Belair’ and ‘Dulwich’ parks are all within walking distance, ‘Brockwell Park’ being best known for its festivals and large lido, one of the few remaining outdoor swimming pools in London.
Rate : £165 per night up to for 5 people
Family Rates Available
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This recently refurbished self-catered apartment offers perfect accommodation for families or those looking for a more independent stay. Hidden behind a magnificent magnolia tree, the apartment is on the ground floor of a large Victorian house. The bright double bedroom which opens out onto the large rear garden has an en-suite shower room, supplied with handmade toiletries. The mixture of vintage and modern furnishings in the open plan living room includes a decent sized sofa that can be turned into a comfortable bed for an adult or two children. There is also a small dining table and winged back 50′s armchair together with a flat screen TV. A petite but fully equipped kitchen is pre-stocked with a few essentials such as speciality loose leafed teas and coffee. The apartment is reminiscent of a small cottage and offers a relaxed informal home from home experience with first class service from its host.
Good transport links in New Cross Gate, ensure quick and easy access to central London. With the world-renowned Goldsmiths College also close by, this apartment makes a perfect base for new students and families moving them in. The quiet conservation area also boasts an eclectic mix of one-off cafes, restaurants and pubs. Abundant green space includes Telegraph Hill Park, complete with tennis courts, children’s playground and monthly farmers market, and nearby Greenwich park with its rich naval history.
Minimum Stay – 2 nights
Rate up to 2 person : £110
Rate 4 people : £135 per night.
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Situated on the second floor of a grand three storey Victorian house, this guest room offers one of the most breathtaking views of the City of London skyline. A high ceiling and large bay window create a light, airy front facing master bedroom in this 100 year old property with limed wood floors adding to the sense of space. Furnishings include an antique 16 drawer workman’s cabinet and a super king sized bed, dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets, which comfortably sleeps two.
As this room has a shared bathroom it is advised that it is booked together with the ‘garden’ guest room. Suitable for a single party of between 3 & 4 people, sharing the bathroom between them. An en-suite bathroom is planned in the near future.
The elegant bohemian decor in this room, and throughout the house, features a blend of mismatched, and yet complimentary, antique and modern pieces perfectly put together with a keen eye for art and design. Gracious and attentive hosts offer a relaxed and informal home from home experience with top class service.
ABOUT TELEGRAPH HILL
Set in a quiet conservation area, the sense of tranquillity in Telegraph Hill belies its proximity to central London. Good transport links ensure that some of the best theatres and galleries in town are only minutes away. With the world-renowned Goldsmiths College also close by, this b&b makes a perfect base for hopeful students during interview season. The area also boasts an eclectic mix of one-off cafes, restaurants and pubs. Abundant green space includes Telegraph Hill Park, complete with tennis courts, children’s playground and monthly farmers market, and nearby Greenwich park with its rich naval history.