Beautiful one-bedroom flat in popular Bloomsbury area near London's West End. Literally steps away from theatres, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops -- everything you could possibly need while staying in the heart of this dynamic city.
My flat is as close as you could be to the heart of everything that central London has to offer, but is on a quiet side street so noise isn't a problem. The lounge and bedroom face the rear of the building and have french windows that open on to a large patio that is very private and secluded - perfect for sitting out in the summer evenings or even on milder winter nights since it is protected from the wind.
At 53 sq metres (570 sq ft), the flat is very spacious for its location. The lounge has a large sofa (with full-sized double pull out bed with proper mattress), 46" LCD television, and a desk with computer. The computer is connected to broadband internet that guests are welcome to make use of. The separate bedroom has a double bed and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. The kitchen has a large fridge/freezer, microwave and a built-in washer/dryer.
There is plenty of space to easily accomodate a couple and the pull-out sofa-bed in the lounge can accomodate another person or couple. I would prefer no younger children but would consider a family with a responsible older child.
The pin on the map isn't quite in the right place: my flat is actually roughly equidistant between the Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road tube stations (each less than a couple minutes walk away) and is a very short walk away from the lovely bars, cafes and restaurants of Charlotte Street. Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Soho are also within easy walking distance.
Bedford Square is less than a minute's walk away (one street over) and I can provide guests with a key to the private gardens for use during their stay (only local residents and businesses have access to the gardens so it's very quiet and exclusive).
My name is Greg and I'm a software developer. I usually travel alone to destinations where I can visit friends or relatives, or travel with a friend. I don't smoke and would ask that if you do, you do so outside of my flat.
I've been home exchanging for many years: when I was a child my parents would often exchange their house and now as an adult I've done a numerous exchanges of my own flats. I particularly love the feeling of living as a local in a foreign place that exchanging allows.