- John Academic (53)
- Elise Child (14)
- Liesel Child (9)
My husband (John) and I (Jennifer) are both academics (philosophy, medicine) and we have two daughters aged 8 and 13. We love the peacefulness of our neighbourhood, walking on the Heath with our daughters, jogging on a track yards from our front door, as well as hopping into town for theatre, a galle.ry or visiting friends. Our daughters love the area and have many local friends.
Although we are so close to central London our neighbourhood is very peaceful and green. It is the perfect place to relax as well as discover All that London has to offer.
We have had one very successful exchange with Finland in 2013. We are tidy and would be very respectful of your home.
We like cultural arty places to visit ( that are child friendly), and also love unusual wild off the beaten track places too.
Carolina and I just finished a one-week, April Paris - London exchange with this delightful family. We were taken by their charming, peaceful, well-equipped home & garden situated meters from the Hampstead Heath; but just 45 minutes or so to the National Theatre or the City, door-to-door via tube. It's also quite easy to take a bus to Hyde Park, Primrose Hill, Kensington, and other destinations. Hampstead Heath is not just a city park. It's unspoiled English countryside that happens to be situated in northwestern London. It's great for walking, running, or swimming in the fine, spring-fed ponds. We made a habit of starting our days with an English breakfast at the Brew House terrace, located at Kenwood House. It felt like we were living in an English village, not central London. So, this was the perfect combination of city and country, a rare thing for London.
We had a wonderful week at Norbert's apartment. The apartment was very well situated - we could walk to Notre Dame easily for example. The neighbourhood was interesting and quiet and had a marvellous farmers' market and good restaurants.The apartment was light filled, tidy and clean and perfect for us (2 adults and 2 children age 8 and 13). We were made very welcome, with excellent instructions and Norbert very kindly had made a delicious curry left in the fridge for us as we arrived in the evening. Thank you very much Norbert for a perfect exchange.