A beautiful, spacious and newly appointed one-bedroom apartment in a converted textile factory in the Hackney/Tower Hamlets area. Easy walking distance to Victoria Park, London Fields, Broadway Market, Regents Canal and Columbia Road Flower Market; and with some of the best coffee, cocktails, restaurants and cafes right on the doorstep.
The flat is on the second (and top) floor of the building and there is no lift - but it's only a few flights of stairs and good exercise! The flat features one bedroom, one bathroom (shower/bath) and an open plan living/kitchen/dining area. As the floors are quite soft, I ask that everyone leaves their shoes inside the door and that no heels are worn inside.
The bedroom contains a double bed with built-in wardrobes and shelves, and I will make sure that some of the wardrobe space is left clear for you. The bedroom is at the back of the apartment so it is very quiet. The street generates very little noise, with only light traffic and no evening trading. Sometimes late on a Sunday morning you might hear faint singing from the church across the road, but I quite like this and its generally a perfectly timed wake-up call for brunch.
It's probably worth pointing out that I don't have a television, sorry! But hopefully you will be too busy exploring the local area to notice this. There are plenty of novels, cookbooks and magazines that I'm happy for you to browse while you're here. I also have a guitar (which you may need to tune) and some boardgames that you are welcome to play.
Feel free to use the kettle, toaster and microwave during your stay. Because I live here most of the time, the cupboards/fridge contain my food but it will always be left tidy and there will be a shelf clear for you in the fridge. I will provide essentials such as tea, milk, local produce etc which you are welcome to :)
If the weather is nice, I have a table and chairs outside on the terrace that you can use - the terrace is the most amazing sun trap so even on a sunny winter's day, it's worth sitting out there and catching a few rays.
You will have access to all the rooms in the apartment, as well as an outdoor communal terrace and small balcony on the front of the property.
This is my home rather than a holiday let, so I ask that the space is respected as such. You might notice some of my belongings/personal effects, but please just leave them be :)
Interaction with guests
I may or may not be around during your stay; however, I will always be available on my mobile. I will try to be there to give you the keys, but if not I will make sure you can collect the key from a local business.
Other things to note
Strictly no parties or visitors at the apartment at any time.
- No additional visitors to the apartment
- No shoes in the house
- The couch is not available as a bed
From Dec 16, 2017 - Jan 02, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Wherever I am in the world, I want to feel at home and to live like a local. I have lived in Australia, South Africa, Scotland and Democratic Republic of Congo, but I currently call Hackney, London, home, and I love every minute of it.
I work in sustainability/environmental affairs, and also part time as a fitness instructor. I am mad about food, and the pursuit of restaurants, street-food and local produce is always a big part of my travel agenda.. As any self-respecting Aussie, I am also very keen on coffee and beaches :) I travel as much as time permits and particularly love hiking, skiing and wildlife-watching.