A comfortable quiet double bedroom in a charming Victorian house. There is an orthopaedic mattress on the bed, goose feather pillows, cotton towels, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities in room. Two mins from buses and the iconic 22 bus ride through Chelsea and Knightsbridge to Piccadilly Circus. The River Thames is a two minute walk and close to many great cafes, shops and local pubs; 10 mins to tube and overground trains into central London, also easy access for Wimbledon tennis.
Apart from no-smoking, no pets, wash up your plates and cups, and 'no shoes' we are easy going, and simply request that guests treat our home respectively and enjoy what London has to offer. It is not a party house. Guests are requested not to bring anyone to the property, and invite them in, at any-time during their stay. There maybe exceptional circumstances but this must be discussed and agreed with the host in advance.
I have lived and worked in eight very different countries from the depths of Borneo to the remote Island of St Helena, bang in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean and without an airport. I am used to moving home and when I travel I always bring music and once I carried books but now it is a kindle.
I enjoy photography, good food, and wherever I am I try to make time to run. I am independent, but enjoy good conversations over a glass of wine. I love cinema, theatre and I get pleasure from walking on the beach, strolling through woods, climbing mountains, exploring rain forests and learning about different histories and cultures.
I have two grandsons who I hope I will take travelling one day. I travel light and still feel there is room in my life for discovery and adventure. When I return to my lovely home in London I intend to make a room so I too can be a host on Airbnb, meantime I hope my current Airbnb experiences will give me inspiration and ideas for being a great host; a wonderful alternative to the anonymity of hotels.