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The Wandering Scholar

  • 2 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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Close to upmarket Kensington and bohemian Notting Hill is the charming area of Brook Green. Known for its village atmosphere, period architecture and excellent transport links (Hammersmith, Goldhawk Road and Shepherds Bush stations are all within walking distance), this pocket of West London suits families, business travellers and those craving a quieter neighbourhood. Yet it's still close to excellent restaurants, cosy gastropubs, green spaces and plenty of shopping, with Westfield London (fifteen-minute stroll), Kensington High Street (twenty-minute walk) and Holland Park (thirty minutes on foot) all just a stone's throw away. This bright apartment in a picturesque mansion is the perfect place to rest your feet and recharge after a long day exploring. The fully-stocked kitchen has everything you'll need to rustle up a meal, while the cosy living area has a comfortable sofa, Freeview channels and DVD player for chilled nights at home. There's also a desk if you need to do some remote working, though we'd probably get distracted watching the world pass by outside the window. But our favourite feature is the sumptuous rolltop bath. We can't think of a better way to end the day than with a glass of wine, a good book and a relaxing soak. Pure bliss.


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What to expect


Highlights

Browse the colourful shops and antique markets in Notting Hill, thirty minutes on foot

Browse the colourful shops and antique markets in Notting Hill, thirty minutes on foot

Check your emails and get some work done at the desk by the window

Check your emails and get some work done at the desk by the window

Wine and dine at the many eateries, pubs and restaurants in Westfield and Kensington

Wine and dine at the many eateries, pubs and restaurants in Westfield and Kensington

End the evening with a relaxing soak in the rolltop bathtub

End the evening with a relaxing soak in the rolltop bathtub

Sprawl out on the sofa after a long day exploring West London

Sprawl out on the sofa after a long day exploring West London

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Home truths

    Up to two guests can sleep on the sofa bed in the living room – it's suited for either two kids or one adult

    This is a residential mansion block with a shared entrance – the other residents are mostly professionals who work long hours, so please keep noise to a minimum, especially during weeknights

    The hosts employ on-call housekeepers as well as a handyman if needed

    The hosts will also most likely be there to check you in, and they ask that you keep them informed of any changes to your schedule

    Paid parking is available, but we don't think you'll need a car – Goldhawk Road Station is just a two-minute walk away and Shepherds Bush station is five minutes on foot, so you're well connected

About this stay


Amenities

Desk / workplace

Laptop friendly workspace

Wi-fi

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Local guide


About Brook Green

Brook Green is one of West London's best-kept secrets. Nestled between Holland Park and Shepherds Bush, Brook Green attracts a cosmopolitan crowd. Brook Green has a village feel with elegant homes, independent cafes and pubs, and a picturesque park with tennis courts and a children's play area. When you're ready to explore further afield, the immediate area has strong transport links to Central London.

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

Have a craft beer tasting night at Brewdog

Have a craft beer tasting night at Brewdog

Brewdog started off as a craft beer stall years back but now have physical pubs popping up all over. Their mission is to convert the world into craft beer lovers.

7 min
Learn something new at The Science Museum

Learn something new at The Science Museum

The Science Museum is free (except for the temporary exhibits). Learn all about discovering the DNA molecule, see Puffing Billy, and be sure to check out the photography collection as well.

23 min
Catch a play at the Bush Theatre

Catch a play at the Bush Theatre

This theatre was established in 1972 and has since become one of the most celebrated new writing theatres in the world. Seeing a performance here could well be the highlight of your stay in the capital.

9 min
Dine at Los Molinos

Dine at Los Molinos

A hidden gem in West London, Los Molinos is a homely, family-run restaurant offering delicious traditional Spanish tapas. With friendly staff, authentic decor, and generous portions, it's the perfect spot for a date night or casual lunch.

7 min
Enjoy traditional Sunday roast at The Queen's Head

Enjoy traditional Sunday roast at The Queen's Head

A delightful 'village' pub in Hammersmith, serving excellent food, great beer selection, and spacious beer garden. A special, modern traditional pub well worth finding.

9 min
Enjoy the taste of Syria at Abu Zaad

Enjoy the taste of Syria at Abu Zaad

Freshly prepared Middle Eastern food to savour and fall in love. Escape the business of Shepherd's Bush and have a bite to eat at this sanctuary.

10 min
Enjoy some 'me time' at K West Spa

Enjoy some 'me time' at K West Spa

Head to K West Spa for some indulgent spa treatments. If you've walked London too much and those feet need a good massage, there's no better place in the area.

15 min
Have fun with the kids at the Upside Down House

Have fun with the kids at the Upside Down House

Step into a truly fun experience at the Upside Down House in Westfield White City. Explore the upside-down kitchen, room, restroom, and bathroom. Capture amazing pictures and enjoy this unique attraction with friends and family.

16 min
Relax at Saint Paul's Green

Relax at Saint Paul's Green

Enjoy the beautiful church and outdoor area, perfect for a sunny lunch while watching the birds. Close to Hammersmith Broadway and shops.

14 min

Get around

Airport

London City

1 hr 8 min

Heathrow

43 min

London Gatwick

1 hr 38 min

Subway station

Goldhawk Road

4 min

Train station

Shepherd's Bush

13 min

Bus stop

Shepherd's Bush Bus Garage

3 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

5 min

Cafe

5 min

Pharmacy

6 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Not suitable for infants under age 1

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 11:00

On floor 1, steps only

Wifi

No air con

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Hugo

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Hugo and Elizabeth pride themselves on their warm welcomes, personalised service and on-hand approach to hosting. They’re super friendly and are always available to answer questions, share their recommendations or provide information. Meeting new people and helping them have a great time in London is their goal.

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