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London at the doorstep of this modern 2 bed flat in the historic East End

England United Kingdom
5 Guests   2 Bedrooms   2 Beds   2.0 Bathrooms   0 Car spaces 
Primary home  
Exchange type Simultaneous 
Listed August 2019
Views 57
Response rate 100%

A new built 2 bed flat on the site of a Victorian workhouse in London's historic East End. Transport, parks, canal, pubs, shops, restaurants and traditional street market all within easy walking distance. The perfect base to explore London while experiencing a neighbourhood feel. You can been in the West End in less than 30 minutes but our neighbourhood is quiet and calm and has all the amenities you need, and there is plenty nearby to enjoy, too.

The space

Comfortably sleeps two adults and up to three children, or four adults (five in a pinch as the sofa is long enough to stretch out on). Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en suite with shower, one full bathroom with tub and shower), open plan kitchen/diner/living room leading out to a private terrace which overlooks a quiet shared courtyard. In the main bedroom (with en suite) there is a king sized bed. In the other room there is a cot (which can be converted to a toddler bed) - we also have a double air mattress which sleeps two. We have a young son and the flat is equipped with everything to make travelling with a small one easy: high chair, spare buggy, books, toys, changing table, etc etc. Anything you need we don't have we can probably borrow from friends for your visit, to make travelling easier with less luggage. We have one bicycle with a child seat which you are welcome to use and you can rent more bicycles easily from the nearby city cycle hire. There is no parking, unfortunately, but you won't need a car at all in central London - in fact you will get by much more easily without one.

Guest access

Ground floor flat, easy for strollers and suitcases!


We have one gorgeous cat who can stay with friends while we are away if you are not a cat person, but anyone with severe allergies should take note!


Bed sheets
Toilet paper
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarms
First aid kit
Clothes dryer

Travel styles

Good public transport

House rules

Suitable for infants under 2
Suitable for children ages 2-12
Pets not allowed
No smoking


Bow is a lovely, traditional East End neighbourhood (not too gentrified) with great transport links and amenities. Directly south of us in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, an old cemetery now a nature reserve. Nearby is Mile End Park, leading onto Regent's Canal, which travels up to Hackney and down to Limehouse Marina and Canary Wharf. Ten minute's walk away is Roman Road, home to a traditional East End street market, as well as lots of independent shops, bars, and restaurants. Victoria Park is fifteen minute's walk away. The entire neighbourhood is easily accessible by foot, bicycle, or bus.

Getting around

We are three minutes walk from Mile End Underground station (Central, District, and Hammersmith and City lines) and one minute from bus stops and a cycle hire stand. Bow Church is DLR also nearby. TFL Zone 2 with easy and quick access to all of London. Every London airport is easily accessible by public transport, with Stansted and City being the most convenient. St Pancras station is also just one tube ride away. We are happy to advise.

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London, UK
Joined August 2019
Response rate 100%
Travelling group
Member description
We are a family of three travel addicts. Originally from the states, we now live in London, where our little one was born. He has visited 12 countries before his second birthday! We travel throughout the year on city-breaks in Europe and keen to see new places as well as revisit old favourites. We're particularly looking for places easily accessible by train from London. We are open to suggestions for long weekends and would love to have a week or so somewhere sunny with access to water next June.

Desired destinations

Bath, UK
Dates flexible
"We have friends in Bath and are always keen to visit - any weekend there isn't a rail replacement bus!"

Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy
Apr 3 - 5, 2020
"I am in Bologna for the children's book fair and planning to make a holiday with my family afterwards. I would love my husband to see the beautiful city where I am lucky enough to travel on business every year!"

Hastings, UK
May 8 - 10, 2020
"Always in Hastings for the Jack in the Green. Would love to do an exchange with someone looking to escape the madness for London"

Bordeaux, France (Flexible)
Jul 18 - 19, 2020 (Flexible)
"We are planning to travel to Spain by train next year and thinking of splitting the journey in Bordeaux."

Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Jul 20 - 26, 2020
"Every year we visit Donostia (best place in the universe) during the jazz festival)"

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