Welcome to my pride and joy in Vauxhall!
I have indulged my eclectic tastes on the house which is ideally located, enjoying excellent transport links to all central locations. This is a perfect place to stay for families, small groups of friends or people visiting on business. Everyone welcome!
This is a 3-bedroom (plus study) three storey Victorian terraced house decorated to an exceptional contemporary standard. I hope you will enjoy my home as much as I do.
On the ground floor you will find a large open-plan living area, complete with a compact but fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for a sociable night in although there are many local options in Vauxhall to eat out (and the bars and restaurants of central London are a short distance away). There's also access to a small yard garden, just outside the kitchen. Feel free to kick back on the comfortable sofa in the evening and enjoy some TV (freeview, Apple TV) after a busy day exploring London!
The master bedroom has a generous superking bed, as well as a bright and spacious en-suite shower room accessed through a dressing area. The other two bedrooms have king sized beds, At first floor there is a study containing a double sofa bed. This room and a rear roof terrace accessed from it are the best places for morning sun.
All beds have new (late 2016) pocket sprung memory foam mattresses for a great nights sleep. My cleaners place fresh, hotel quality linen on the beds prior to your arrival.
Finally, there is a separate bathroom with a full-size bath (with plenty of hot water).
You will have access to the entire house.
Interaction with guests
I will be always available on the phone/email for any questions or help.
Other things to note
Vauxhall in the twenty first century has undergone huge changes whilst still retaining its curious mix of attractions. There are sizeable Portuguese, gay and arts communities here (in 2016 Damien Hirst opened his gallery a short walk away in Newport Street). The pleasure gardens and allotments have been renovated and a charity, Vauxhall City Farm has set up there promoting countryside pursuits such as horse riding to urban children. The place has a very interactive feel with curious (and well behaved!) domesticated animals such as alpacas and turkeys which are of interest to people of all ages.
Also in the pleasure gardens there is the Tea House Theatre in an old pub which serves hearty traditional British food, perfect for a big brunch in the bright dining room. Warning: It's so British that they serve 20 varieties of tea but no coffee! Upstairs there is a community room where poetry and debating societies meet and small plays are staged.
There are wealth of other food options in Vauxhall. The Black Dog and the Duchy Arms are good Gastro pubs. The Dog has a wide selection of craft beers and the Duchy is good for a quiet meal as it's generally less noisy with soft sound absorbing surfaces.
In the other direction from my house, towards Kennington Cross, there are quirky cafes such as Sally Whites and e Due Amici and more substantial options such as the Tommyfield grill, plus two great Indian restaurants: Ghandis and the Kennington Tandoori. Ghandis is a favourite of Westminster politicians (you can hear Big Ben from my house at night!) and the Tandoori recently started a weekend brunch menu which I haven't tried yet but it looks delicious.
I'll add to and amend this as time goes on but I hope this is of interest. There are so many things to explore in London, not just in the central tourist sites, but also in little neighbourhoods like mine.
- Please treat the home as you would your own.
- Please respect the neighbours, and do not make significant noise or play loud music after 10pm.
- Please no parties
- If guests lock themselves out of the property OR they do not place keys in the lockbox at checkout, a £50 fee will apply. If a guest loses a set of keys during their stay, an £80 fee will apply.