Welcome to my home! My bright two bedroom apartment, in north London near Caledonian Road, is a stylish and comfortable base for your your London vacation. Being in between two tube stations makes getting round to other London neighbourhoods a breeze with the Piccadilly line, which takes you straight into central London and the likes of Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Enjoy contemporary design, excellent amenities including a dishwasher and your own private balcony!
My stylish two-bedroom apartment is the perfect base if you´re looking for a place close to the centre but set away from the hustle and bustle. Conveniently located inbetween Caledonian Road and Holloway in north London, you´ll be just a six-minute walk from the nearest tube station of the same name.
The living room is a great place to chill out after an exciting day of exploring the city. With huge windows and glass patio doors, the room is bathed in light during the day, making it a lovely place to enjoy a morning coffee. Stretch out on the comfortable corner sofa and catch up on the latest TV. The room which shares a space with an open plan kitchen area, is bright and well decorated with thoughtful touches like framed photography. There is also a large dining table where you can sit together and enjoy freshly cooked meals prepared with the modern kitchen amenities. These include an oven, stove, fridge and even a dishwasher, so forget about the washing up - you´re on holiday, after all!
There’s even a welcome pack stuffed full of coffee, tea (of course!), and proper English scones.
The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed outfitted with fresh luxury linens. Here, you´ll also find a desk and chest of drawers, so unpack your luggage and start feeling at home straight away!
Each bedroom sees plenty of light thanks to large windows overlooking the modern apartment building.
Freshen up in the bathroom with a nice shower or relax in the bathtub after a long day. White fluffy towels and toiletries are provided!
My property will be professionally cleaned before your stay.
Guests will have access to the entire property. It is paramount that you are respectful towards your neighbours.
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As an area that once gained a reputation for being a little scruffy, Holloway has certainly gentrified in the last decade, with investment arriving in local businesses and young professionals moving to the area to enjoy its retro charm and affordable housing. Stuck between the delightful but sleepy neighbourhood of Highgate to the north, and the vibrant and exciting (but expensive) Islington neighbourhood around Upper Street to the south, Holloway is the perfect place to enjoy the ‘real’ London; fun, exciting and a little rough around the edges but always friendly and welcoming. For a sense of the high quality nightlife on offer in Holloway, head to Egg; one of the best-renowned warehouse clubs in London for an unforgettable night of techno, house and dance music. If you are travelling with little ones, why not head to Freightliners City Farm with its array of cute, animals including rabbits, sheep and geese. For fans of vintage clothing, no trip to the area would be complete without a visit to Vivien of Holloway, which specialises in stylish 1940s and 1950s clothing. Finally, football fans will know that the Emirates Stadium is home to Arsenal FC and is located in Holloway. You can visit the ground for a behind the scenes tour or try to snap up a couple of the (admittedly overpriced) matchday tickets.
One thing can be said for sure about Holloway is that you will never be short of options for excellent places to eat. Marisko is a seafood restaurant where you choose what you want from their selection of great dishes, then you’re charged by weight. Wolkite Kitfo, meanwhile, is a cheap and very cheerful Ethiopian restaurant beloved of the locals and always serving up delicious dishes. Finally, for a slightly different and unusual cuisine, head to Tbilisi which is one of London’s oldest Georgian restaurants and serves excellent stews. For an evening drink, try the Bedford Tavern for a drinks list that really emphasises London, connecting with local breweries for an impressive selection of great craft beer. Big Red is a well known heavy metal pub, beloved amongst the mosher crowd of North London, and cheap, welcoming and friendly even to non-metalheads. Finally, Swimmer at the Grafton Arms specialises in European beers, with a good selection of Belgian rarities.
Caledonian Road is the nearest station to the property, just a six-minute walk away. This connects you to the Piccadilly Line, meaning you can get to iconic London sites in no time at all, such as Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Exploring London could hardly be easier!Get the full listing »