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GBL001152

London, Great Britain

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Member since

2001


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House in London, Great Britain

My home is in a quiet tree-lined street and is full of light and sun, a very welcome place to return to after the crowds and noise of central London.
On the ground floor there are a large living room with big windows overlooking the garden and the trees beyond, a kitchen, utility room and lavatory with a shower.
The first floor has 2 bedrooms,one with a single bed and the other with twin beds.   There is a small study with a desk and my laptop with a broadband connection.   The bathroom with a shower over the bath is also on this floor.
The top floor consists of a big room running from the front to the back of the house, with windows overlooking trees on both sides.   There is a single bed and washbasin.
The garden is small and sunny, visited by lots of birds and squirrels as well as the occasional fox.   There is a pleasant patio and a small pond with a little fountain and goldfish.   My exchange partners seem to enjoy feeding them!
It is easy to get into central London with a bus stop about 3 minutes walk from where a service with big red London double deckers buses goes to Oxford Circus,via Brixton Underground station, Westminster Abbey,  the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Regent Street.   The buses are every 6-8 minutes in the main part of the day.
About 7 minutes walk away is Gipsy Hill railway station with 4 trains an hour in the main part of the day  into both Victoria and London Bridge.   The journey to both is about 25 minutes.
Upper Norwood, where Camille Pissarro lived and painted during the Franco-Prussian war, is about 10 minutes walk.   It lies on the ridge of a low hill with the large Crystal Palace park running down one side and a good view over central London on the other.   We are lucky to have a thriving small shopping district with a Post Office,  a hardware store, an excellent small supermarket which never seems to close and a large Sainsburys supermarket a little further on.   There are lots of places to eat (French, Thai, Italian,Indian to name just some) and several pubs.
I love travelling, especially through home exchange with the opportunity it gives not only to see some superb country and but also to learn more about a country or locality.   I enjoy especially visiting art galleries and seeing the very different styles of architecture in new places.   If there was a categoryof travelling similar to that of "slow food" I would be a "slow traveller", as while I am away I like to walk or use public transport, and make  only fairly short journeys by car rather than long ones.
I travel either with my sister or a friend, so we are both senior citizens!
I dislike driving so towns or cities with good public transport are what I am looking for.

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 33 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Nurse

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • Slovenia
  • Poland

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Deutsch

Our Neighbourhood

  • shopping Sainsbury supermarket (1.5 km)

An interesting suburb of London, set on the side and top of a hill overlooking the centre. A marvellous range of cafes and restaurants, a good supermarket, hardware store, post office and a mix of small individual shops. Excellent public transport and on the borders of the big Crystal Palace Park

Occupation

  • Retired Nurse

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

References

This member has completed 33 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: