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  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

    +1 extra toilet

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Two main features make this excellently located Kensington home a great addition to the collection – one is the aforementioned location (a stone's throw from Hyde Park) and the other is your host, who truly encapsulates why homestays have become so popular, with her experience and infectious personality. The home itself has traditional and classic interiors, with a lovely collection of paintings. While the bedrooms are on a slightly lower ground, the rear garden lets in a welcome amount of natural light.


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What to expect


Highlights

Make friends with the British bulldog

Make friends with the British bulldog

These lounging figurines

These lounging figurines

Charming vintage furniture

Charming vintage furniture

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Home truths

    This home is slightly lower than ground level, so it may not suit those who are looking for a great city view

    The kitchen here is small and perhaps better described as more functional than luxurious

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Pets allowed

Washing machine

Garden

TV

Dishwasher

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 2 beds

1 bathrooms, 1 additional toilet

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Cab booking

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Local phone / sim

Luggage storage

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Kensington

Affluent and incredibly central, Kensington is a great base for exploring London on foot. Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park are on your doorstep and so are the Victoria and Albert, Science, and Natural History Museums. The streets are attractive and well maintained (grand, white stucco facades aplenty) and your neighbours will be a wealthy, conservative set. Lots of positives but probably not the place to let your hair down.

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Start your day at Eggbreak

Start your day at Eggbreak

Prepare yourself for a higher level education on egg-based recipes. Try the pork belly brioche bap topped with a poached egg. Come early in your trip as you might want to repeat.

9 min
Have a pint at London’s most colourful pub

Have a pint at London’s most colourful pub

Literally covered from top to bottom in billowing flowers of every colour, it’s easy to forget that the Churchill Arms is also a great pub. Grab a pint & soak up almost 300 years of drinking history.

5 min
Eat Lunch at Maggie Jones

Eat Lunch at Maggie Jones

Step inside this charming, rustic restaurant in Kensington and instantly feel like you’re living it up in a countryside farmhouse as you savour one of the menu's many delicious, hearty dishes.

5 min
Get your groceries at Whole Foods Market

Get your groceries at Whole Foods Market

This American, eco-minded health foods supermarket is located a short walk away by High Street Kensington station. Perfect for stocking up your kitchen with groceries for your stay.

6 min
Visit Sambourne House

Visit Sambourne House

Step back in time to 1899 and visit the Sambourne Family Home for the opportunity to see how this family lived. You've got the option of a conventional tour, or if you're looking for a livielier tour, a costumed tour will provide a dramatised account based on Marion Sambourne's diary.

9 min
A-spire-ational

A-spire-ational

Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott - architect of the Albert Memorial - and built in 1872, this Victorian Gothic church has the tallest spire in London. Isaac Newton and anti-slave campaigner Willia

5 min
Dine at The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Dine at The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

An urbane, neighbourhood-style brasserie offering accessible Modern British eats. Enjoy great vegetarian options, lovely tea, and fabulous service. Avoid the pancakes though!

6 min
Eat Incredible Indian food at Dishoom

Eat Incredible Indian food at Dishoom

Inspired by Kyani & Co, an Irani bakery in Bombay, India. Dishoom brings the bustling Bombay café vibe to the UK serving London’s best Indian street food.

7 min
Discovery traditional craftsmanship at Japan House

Discovery traditional craftsmanship at Japan House

If you fancy a trip to Japan but are not keen on the long haul flight, everything from the tiles to the food (cooked up by renowned chef Shimizu Akira) will have its roots there - and no jet lag.

6 min
Catch a Film at The Gate Picturehouse

Catch a Film at The Gate Picturehouse

Dating back to 1911, The Gate is a gorgeous single-screen cinema in the heart of Notting Hill.

11 min
Experience a night at The Coronet Theatre

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Experience a night at The Coronet Theatre

This converted warehouse offers a cosy and intimate setting to enjoy contemporary dance, opera, and drama productions. Don't miss the unique candlelit bar here, too – we think it's the star of the show.

12 min
Explore the tranquil beauty of Holland Park

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Explore the tranquil beauty of Holland Park

Holland Park is a beautiful and tranquil park in the heart of London, boasting a variety of gardens, playgrounds, sports facilities, and a Japanese Garden. It's the perfect spot to relax, have a picnic, or play sports amidst vibrant nature.

12 min

Get around

Airport

London City

53 min

Heathrow

40 min

London Gatwick

1 hr 48 min

Subway station

High Street Kensington

7 min

Train station

Kensington

7 min

Bus stop

Kensington Fire Station

6 min

Local shops & services

Convenience store

4 min

Cafe

4 min

Pharmacy

8 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Pets welcome

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 14:00

Departure before 10:00

On floor -1, steps only

Wifi speed: 65Mbps

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    5

    days

    Cancel at least 5 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 5 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Hanna

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Hanna originally hails from Poland and her welcoming, charming demeanour is truly infectious. She used to be a Kensington local, but now lets out her home in the summer. Her care for guests is second to none as evidenced by the welcome gifts she provides!

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